Hi – I was hoping someone could help me date this 8th Calvary Regiment insignia badge. I have seen a couple variations- one with a clutch back and one that is right facing. Mine is left facing with a pin on the back. Does anyone know if there is a significance in issue dates of right or left facing badges or when they went from clutch to pin backs? Here’s the picture of mine. I don’t see any ID marks on the back. HonorandCourageBadge1a.jpg HonorandCourageBadge2a.jpg
These were worn in pairs, so a pair will consist of a left-facing and a right-facing badge. The pin-back with the open catch certainly pre-dates World War II, as clutch-back badges/wings/etc gained popularity during the war.