British Military Badges

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m (moved User:KitzmillerJM/Sandbox/England Military-Badges to England Military Badges: Moving out of sandbox to main pages to tie into England Wiki Pages)
(modified website)
(17 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
= British Military Crests and Badges =
+
The display below is of various [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cliffecastlemus_051.jpg Military Cap Badges] located in the first floor corridor in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliffe_Castle_Museum Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, West Yorkshire]. To aid in identifying different regiments, various crests, colors, badges, etc. were adopted by each regiment.
  
== British Army&nbsp;<br> ==
+
<br>[[Image:Cliffecastlemus 051.jpg|220x273px|Cliffecastlemus 051.jpg]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''British Military Crests and Badges'''
  
== British Royal Air Force  ==
+
<br>
  
== British Royal Marines&nbsp;<br> ==
+
Using the link above and going to full resolution, one can view the actual names on some of the labels.
  
== British Royal Navy&nbsp;<br> ==
+
''These insignas help in identifying the correct regiment to look for an ancestor''.
  
== British Royal Artillery <br> ==
+
There are a number of publications as well as online references to aid in identifying the exact regiment connected with the military crest or badge left&nbsp;behind by those ancestors who fought so bravely for their country.
 +
 
 +
Identification Aids
 +
 
 +
*[http://books.google.com/books/about/Discovering_British_Military_Badges_and.html?id=H1Mym2l6fb0C Discovering British Military Badges and Buttons]&nbsp;by Robert Wilkinson-Latham (2008)
 +
*[http://www.arbeia.demon.co.uk/srs/collect/badges/atoz1.htm British Military Badges and Insignia]: Website with just an index of cap badges only&nbsp;
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
What type of badges or crests have been left to you?
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Military_Artifacts Return to British Military Artifacts]
 +
 
 +
[[Category:England]]

Revision as of 23:16, 3 October 2012

The display below is of various Military Cap Badges located in the first floor corridor in the Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, West Yorkshire. To aid in identifying different regiments, various crests, colors, badges, etc. were adopted by each regiment.


Cliffecastlemus 051.jpg           British Military Crests and Badges


Using the link above and going to full resolution, one can view the actual names on some of the labels.

These insignas help in identifying the correct regiment to look for an ancestor.

There are a number of publications as well as online references to aid in identifying the exact regiment connected with the military crest or badge left behind by those ancestors who fought so bravely for their country.

Identification Aids


What type of badges or crests have been left to you?


Return to British Military Artifacts