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WWI Shiny 7th badge - Sutton Mandeville 3D Model
This is a photogrammetric model of the regimental cap badge of the ‘Shiny 7th’ that was cut into the hillside above Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, in March/April 1916. The ‘Shiny 7th’ was the nickname of the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment. Their training battalion - the 3/7th - was based at Sutton Mandeville from January to July 1916. Soldiers from the 3/7th went on to fight in the battles of the Somme offensive, later that year.
Although the badge was maintained for many years after WWI, it became increasingly overgrown from the 1980s/1990s onwards. In 2013 a project started in the village to reinstate the Shiny 7th badge and the nearby Royal Warwickshire Regiment badge in connection with the WWI centenary. In preparation, a photogrammetric survey of the badges was carried out by Callen Lenz using a drone; Wessex Archaeology created this 3D model. More details at email@example.com.