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Insignia (1 R.B.) 3 months 2 weeks ago #61421

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HORN BADGE

By necessity, light troops needed to be highly mobile however, the established method for conveying orders on the battlefield (drum beat) was found to be too cumbersome and was quickly replaced by hunting horns, which were traditionally carried by German J├Ągers, and which could be used either as a musical instrument or, as a gunpowder container.

The term bugle originates from the French word bugleret, which was derived from the Latin buculus, meaning young bull The ancient European Wild Ox was called a Bugle and it was from this animal that German first obtained their hunting horns. Ancient European Ox Horn

Halbmond Horn Symbolically, bugle horns had for centuries been associated with hunters & foresters however, it was the Germans who first introduced the bugle horn badge and Jaeger (hunter) green dress into military uniform, one of the earliest Regiments, being the Prussian Field Jaeger Corps of 1744.

As time went on bugle horns were made from metal with the large copper semi-circular

The horn became a symbol for all Light Infantry & is correctly referred to as a Bugle Horn

Now I have the answer, the crown donates W/O rank, the crossed swords donates Physical Instructor and the buglehorns are just generic symbol for light infantry units (see above) His official rank was Company Sergeant.....so he was Company Serjeant/Sergeant 3302 Shaw P. D.C.M. & M.D.

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Insignia (1 R.B.) 2 months 2 weeks ago #61873

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I came across this topic and have the answer for you.
Check out page 28 of 'Rank at a Glance': Available here - Rank at A Glance Page 28

According to this source the rank badge is for a Colour Sergeant in a Rifle Regiment, not a combination of badges.

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Tobes,
Thanks for that mate.
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