Royal Army Ordnance Corps RAOC Royal Army Ordnance Corps RAOC Staybrite BLACKENED Anodised Cap Badge - Staybright
Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original British Regiment Staybrite cap badge for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other British Regiment Stayrbright cap badges.
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Anodised Aluminium badges were first introduced in 1948 when the Army Clothing Department asked manufacturers to produce badges from a new metal that would eliminate the need for polishing and would stay bright and clean all the time. An additional benefit for the army was that the new 'Staybright' badges were cheaper than the old brass versions. Few Kings crown Staybrite badges were made but by around 1953 the British Army began to use Staybright cap badges on large scale replacing the old metals versions. Anodised Aluminium consists of anodising which is an electro-plating process resulting in a lightweight shiny badge, this is used because it is cheap, flexible and does not require as much maintenance as brass badges.
Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other British Regiment Anodised cap badges.