Cap Badge Variants
"LIY", King's Crown, dress cap bullion badge.
Metal Cap Badge
There is no photo evidence, that we have seen, of a
metal cap badge being worn by the Officers pre 1908. The bullion
cap badge was worn (LYC or LIY) with silver or silver plate
collars. So the validity of the Officers cap badges shown below
are in question. The Albert's crest badges below are all
very rough in quality (compared to the known collars)
and are probably "less than genuine".
Unmarked cast white metal
Yellow metal or Gilt washed? x3 Blades (Top broken)
H/M Sterling Silver example possibly only produced in a limited
number for individual purchase. This badge was not worn by the
Officers. The above example is attached to a senior officers WW1
(apologies for the out of focus photo).
White Metal, x2 loops E/W.