Fovant Badges


The Fovant badges are an historic and unique cluster of military badges cut into the chalk hills of Wiltshire.

Following WW1, in remembrance of their colleagues, many of the regiments carved into the hillside replicas of their cap badges.

The Fovant Badges Society

The Fovant Badges Society is a voluntary organisation which has the objective of maintaining the regimental badges that were carved into the chalk downs above the village of Fovant by the soldiers of those regiments.

The Society is determined that the badges shall remain an historic, fitting and truly visible memorial to the soldiers who passed through Fovant and its neighbouring villages on their way to the Great War, many never to return.

This viewpoint of the badges is in a lay-by on the A30 – the best place to stop is on the southern (badges) side.