Help with Identifying an old military cap badge

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by rock_chick76, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. rock_chick76

    rock_chick76 New Member


    I was hoping someone would be able to help me identify which regiment this military cap badge is from, I'm not sure if this is WW2 or possibly WW1, any information would be greatly received. thumb_IMG_5261_1024.jpg thumb_IMG_5262_1024.jpg

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert, but the horn suggests a light infantry regiment.
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Would agree - Light Infantry - but doubt if it is British as the Crown looks a bit dodgy...

  4. rock_chick76

    rock_chick76 New Member

    I tried googling it, there was a 142 Canadian Regiment but that a leaf on it, so I did think it might be Canadian but again i'm not sure. very stuck in deed.
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It looks like it could be Swedish or Scandinavian.

  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The ciphers look to have a French influence to them, but we can probably ignore France unless it's earlier than the 1790s.

    The crown looks Belgian and the hunting horn device was commonly used by Chasseur regiments. However, the '142' is a puzzle, unless it relates to one of the 19th Century local militias perhaps ?
  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    I would say that it was Italian.

    Smudger Jnr and dbf like this.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Guy Hudson, Smudger Jnr and dbf like this.
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  10. rock_chick76

    rock_chick76 New Member

    Wow all this information is great, thank you so much, so looks like Italian cap badge possibly 1st world war.

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