I mentioned the other day that I have added a Books for Sale tab to my Army Service Numbers 1881-1918 blog, I am currently selling a large number of Rifle Brigade Chronicles - and they're going fast - bit it did prompt me to pay more attention to the covers of these books and note the changes in the regimental badges as published on these volumes.
The image above was what graced the cover of the first volume, published in 1890. The crown is the St Edward's Crown with the hunting horn below. This image only appeared on the first published issue and was replaced with the image below on the 1891 edition.
The following year there was a further change, with the badge being rendered in silver rather than gold, quickly reverting to gold again for the 1893 edition.
This version was then used until 1910, replaced that year with new battles honours for the Boer War, and The Tudor Crown which had been introduced by King Edward in 1902.
The 1916 edition saw the crown devoid of the detail within it which had appeared on previous crowns.
But by1917 that detail had re-appeared bigger and bolder than before:
And by 1929 the battle honours for the First World War finally appeared:
The final change that I'm aware of appeared on the 1955 edition and harked back to an earlier time:
At the time of writing, editions of the Rifle Brigade Chronicle from 1902 to 1932 are still available for sale.