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85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

 

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Cap Badges

This section contains images showing the front and reverse of three different cap badges from the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders).

These badges were worn by men of the 85th Battalion throughout the First World War and were also worn by some troops in Nova Scotia militia units after the First World War, most notably the Cape Breton Highlanders.

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Cap Badge

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Example 1

This example is a cap badge for other ranks. It is a one piece construction with lugs on the reverse.

Ref. Number:  0-7 (3-1.1)
Image Information:  Digital photo if original item
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Example 1

Reverse
 


Cap Badge

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Example 2

This example is a cap badge for other ranks. It is a one piece construction with two holes cut through the badge near the bottom just above the banner. It has lugs on the reverse.

Ref. Number:  0-7 (3-2.1)
Image Information:  Digital photo if original item
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Example 2

Reverse
 


Cap Badge

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Example 3

This example is believed to be a cap badge for other ranks. It is a one piece construction with two holes cut through the badge near the bottom just above the banner. The colouring of the badge is unique with the highlighted "golden-brass" colour on the upper portions of the badge including the crest, crown and banner. The lower portion of the badge has greenish and bronze highlights. It has a pin back rather than the standard lugs. It is possible this could be a privately purchased piece or a large sweetheart pin. 

Ref. Number:  0-7 (3-3.1)
Image Information:  Digital photo if original item
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Example 3

Reverse

Note the pin back construction.
 

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