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South Yorkshire County Fire Service was formed in 1974 after the Fire Services Act of the same year amalgamated all previous smaller county borough fire brigades into county brigades. With 27 fire stations covering 625 square miles of area South Yorkshire is one of the larger English counties. The first badge issue from 1974 until 1993 had several know variations of cap badge, thin & thick rim, gilt & much rarer chrome plus variations in the centre dot of the rose being red, white or gilt & also the rose surround has a particularly rare pattern with blue surround. 

This cap badge is the thick rim centre with a white dot in the centre of the rose. Manufactured by London Badge & Button Company the enamel centre fixed to the standard fully pressed Home Office star & both cap fixing lugs attached to the rear of the cap badge. There is some enamel damage however to the red enamel circlet.

South Yorkshire County Fire Service 1974-93 Cap Ba

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