Shiny 7th Badge

The Shiny 7th badge is the left-hand badge of the pair of badges in Sutton Mandeville. It was restored in October 2018.

The Shiny 7th badge was created in March-April 1916 by the 3/7th London Regiment in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the formation of their training battalion on April 5th 1915. There are some details of it being constructed in a letter from Eric Marchant to his father.

The badge was maintained – on and off – until the 1990s, after which it deteriorated.  We have been able to restore the Shiny 7th badge thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Further information about the Shiny 7th badge can be found in the posts below:

Posts about the Shiny 7th Badge

Reg Johnson in Pictures

In October 2019 we received a great image of Shiny 7th soldiers outside their huts at Sutton Mandeville in 1916 ...
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Restoring the Shiny 7th Badge

From an article published in Three Towers Magazine, November 2018 The summer of 2018 was very busy for the First ...
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Sutton Mandeville badges and camps commemorated at National Service in Westminster Abbey

Trustees from Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust who helped restore the Royal Warwicks and Shiny 7th badges are attending The National ...
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WWI London Regiment badge restored for Armistice Centenary

First World War badge cut into hillside by soldiers in 1916 brought back to life by £32,800 National Lottery grant ...
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Centenary of the Shiny 7th Badge

April 5th 2016 is the centenary of the Shiny 7th badge cut into the hillside in Sutton Mandeville. It was ...
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