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Rosette ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #52435

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Gentlemen,

This may be a dumb question but as I have never been able to get any definitive answer from any source I thought I would pose it here. Although I do understand there just may be no answer!

The rosette sometimes found as backing to Imperial Yeomanry slouch hat badges (sorry I don't have an example to share):

Who wore this?

Was it all Imperial Yeomanry, was it just at the discretion of the unit commander (or individual). Was it ever worn by non IY units etc, etc?

Does anyone have any answers and has any research been done on who wore the rosette?

Sorry gents, I know that is a lot of question but as I can't find any answers at all, I just have no idea. Any thoughts, comments, discussion, research or examples will be greatly appreciated.

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Roy

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Rosette ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #52437

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It was merely a general pattern rosette for use by members of the actual IY companies on service in South Africa, rather than the IY home service force, it was certainly not worn throughout the IY and others did wear it, or, in some cases, just part of it.
Individuals in the Railway Pioneer Regiment, for example, spring to mind.

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Rosette ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #52438

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Hi Frank,

Thank you for that. You took my over complicated question and eloquently explained it in a very easy to understand way, very much appreciated.

Interesting to read that the Railway Pioneer Regiment wore it also.

I wonder if anyone has tried to use photographic evidence to catalogue all those units who did use it. I'm sure a difficult task but an interesting project non the less.

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Rosette ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #52441

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Hi Roy.......

I have a photo of an IY rosette but I will be damned if I can find it.......

But take a look at this thread there are a couple of different ones here.......

Mike

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...badges?start=6#12194

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Rosette ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #52452

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Thanks Mike,

An interesting thread which I'm sure I will go back and read again.

Cheerio,

Roy

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Here Roy.......

I cannot remember where I picked this picture up maybe the badge forum but I thought it was a good example.......

Mike






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