The Grey’s Scouts were re-formed in 1975 and named the Mounted Infantry Unit. They
were renamed the Grey’s Scouts in 1976 and served with distinction until 1980.
Werner Reuteler was the sole maker of Grey’s Scouts badges. The OR’s wore anodised
aluminium and the Officers wore ‘Silver’ insignia. The Officers insignia is extremely
difficult to find, particularly the Collar badges. As with other Officers insignia
made by Reuteler Mfg, these were also made from solid Silver, highly detailed and
‘Struck’ NOT ‘Cast’. The only exception were the SAS Officers Collar badges which
were constructed from bi-metal.
An explanation of the difference between ‘Struck’ and ‘Cast’ badges.
Die ‘Struck’ badges are struck from a solid piece of metal, brass etc. In this case
they were Silver. They have much better detail and the quality of the finish is much
greater. Die ‘Spun’ or ‘Cast’ badges are made from a combination of metals and do
not have the 3-D looking effect as much as the Die ‘Struck’ and therefore the detail
is much less.