WO2 CSM Badge becoming crown only

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by GnrGnr, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member

    When did, in most regiments, did the crown on its own become the CSM/BSM badge leaving the crown and k
    laurel leaves for the RQMS??
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Possibly when they decided they didn't need the WO III (Platoon/Troop Sergeant Major) rank anymore?
  3. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member

    According to other threads, that was in 1940 but I don't think the change happened that early.

  4. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I believe the change was post-war despite the WOIII being dropped earlier in the war.
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  5. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member

    Thank you both.

  6. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Platoon Sergeant Major was definitely still around in 1945, after that not sure when it changed.
  7. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member

    Other threads on here have that PSM with a badge and title went in 1948 but is it safe to assume (never assume - check!) that CSM/BSM became crown only at the same time and RQMS crown and wreath - haven't yet seen a definitive answer but thanks for your interest anyway.


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