Know your Cap Badge Worn;
A reproduction of the Royal Green Jackets Cap Badge worn finished in antique silver.
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It really is a shame that certain members of the RGJ are going out of their way to still rip off other fellow Riflemen by still selling fake goods, when there is no need too.
MEMORIAL AT PENINSULA LTD have had the GJB and RGJ cap badges worn graphically redrawn by 2 graphic designers over the past few years. Below are the cap badges worn by those who served.
BE PROUD OF YOUR GJB / RGJ BADGES
A reproduction of the Green Jackets Brigade Cap Badge worn finished in antique silver.
Graphic Design of the
Royal Green Jackets Cap Badge worn
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Funny old Regiment the RGJ, on one hand you respect the war dead of our former Regiments, then below you insult a former Regiment by changing the Horn of the OBLI, you cannot make this up.
SHOULD THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS be renamed to THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS (LIGHT INFANTRY) as it seems some higher members of the REGIMENT are promoting the horn of the LIGHT INFANTRY in the RGJ cap badge worn, when it should be the horn of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry.
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Legend grows over time, of folklore, stories past down a line, from story teller to listeners, often of great courage beyond that of mankind, of skill and fortitude, with strength of mind.
January 1800 a legend was born, men of the rifle, and dark green was worn, no bright colours that looked good on the eye, war was no longer a game, with rules that the generals did apply.
At one with a rifle, the legend did grow, men of great skill, soon every enemy officer, in battle were afraid to show, the men of the 95th became the storm, the building block of an elite, and a new British Army was born.
Not loved by their own officer class, to whom war was a game, much like a cricket match, dressed in bright colours, standing in squares, muskets pointed in a general direction, unable to hit a barn door, even if one was there.
The pull of the legend had begun, thousands volunteered to join them, a new battalion was formed, now they were the chosen ones, now the elite of the elite, honours in battle, Peninsular was won.
The Napoleonic wars over, the Rifle Brigade was born, the unique skills of the 95th, the new Regiment did spawn, an elite that the British Army could no longer do without, history shows others from this will sprout.
The 60th gave birth to the KRRC, but first known as the Royal American Regiment, in North America, they fought for this country, a unique force of fighting men, with skills of the forest and woods, were well proven.
1908, came the Ox and Bucks, 43rd and 52nd, in the true style of a legend, that had many different names and looks, Oxfordshire and Monmouthshire, 43rd and 52nd, regiments of foot, in full bloom the seeds of 1881, the legend had begun.
1958 a stroke of genius, three legends became one, the story of the Green Jackets had begun, a brigade built on glory and history, skill and stoicism, the elite of the elite, from all others comes great envy.
What men are these who dress in green, with a pace of the wind, never forgotten, once seen, steady of arm and accurate of eye, with the skills of great warriors, that never say die.
1966, “Royal” became the men in green, the Colonel-in-Chief, of the Royal Green Jackets, Elizabeth II, our Queen, the legend complete, the Black Mafia, “Swift and Bold”, that forever in history, great stories will be told.
Derrick W Sole.
Those who served wore it with pride, day and night it was closely by their side, on their heads, for all to see, of their regiment, or service, RAF, Navy, but the greatest variations, are those of the Army.
A regimental badge is seen everywhere, in camps where the regiment is based, and museums, in pride of place you will find it there, at the gates of camp and guard house it’s clear, which regiment is stationed there.
Instantly recognisable to those who serve, history and honour, in a regimental badge can be observed, design is everything, simple or ornate, in every member pride it does generate.
A cap badge can change as times dictate, political reasons, as regiments the politicians desecrate, amalgamations or just cut backs, a regiment disappears, and for all it stood, its replacement if any, seems to lack.
So those that served seek to keep it alive, that very essence, its driving force, the history, needs to survive, groups and associations begin to form, the cap badge as its symbol, to keep alive is worn.
But the regiment, that’s now only part of history, disbanded or amalgamated, so only in publication and museums do you see, who owns the right to a badge, no regiment, not even the MOD.
The badge that was worn with pride, what is its difference, to that which the MOD have in their archives, the regiment is no longer, and the copyright is free, yet the badge is still sold, where goes the money.
The associations and Charites, make no gains, to bypass copyright, the sellers make a subtle change, many look, but never see, a cap badge many wore, how could that be.
The badge is carved in stone, engraved in marble and metal plaques, memorials to the fallen, who never came back, the badge in pride of place, clearly can be seen, in many a place.
But the shape, was the badge squashed to suit the stone, it’s still the regimental badge, but is it, who actually that shape does own, what licence was needed to reproduce it, from its use who actually did benefit.
What about the printed kind, surely it’s the same, every time, the colour and shading of the badge, artist impression, so not so bad, a copyright infringement, and no benefit to the regiment can be had.
The badge is important, the regiments pride, why not protect it, why had no-one tried, who knew the difference and what benefit was amiss, copies cost us all, financial security for the future, does not exist.
Derrick W Sole. 2020.