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My background includes 24 years service in the British Army (15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars, 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI and The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucester Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment).

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1870 / 78 Helmet Furniture – Chain Chin Strap – Volunteers Green Home Service Helmet. c.Post 1878. A Very Nice Quality White Metal Chain Chin Strap as used on the Rifle Volunteers 1878 Green Cloth Home Service Helmet. Quality White Metal / Silver? 65 Die Struck Links & 1 Solid Circular Link. Complete with a Leather Strap Leather Black Velvet. c.Post 1878. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891 – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 380 mm x 18 mm.
1870 / 78 Helmet Furniture – Five / Pentagon Sided Spike – Volunteers Green Home Service Helmet. c.Post 1878. A Very Nice Quality White Metal Spike as used on the Rifle Volunteers 1878 Green Cloth Home Service Helmet. Five / Pentagon Sided Spike with Circular Ornate Base. Complete with Screw Thread. c.Post 1878. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891 – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 90 mm x 25 mm.
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A Collection of WW2 period Personal Postcards sent from a British POW to his Wife / Family during his 5 Years of Captivity in Various POW Camps. Royal West Kent (RWK) Regiment. A Collection of WW2 period Personal Postcards sent from a British POW to his Wife / Family during his 5 Years of Captivity in Various POW Camps, also Personal Ephemera & Medals. 6343122 L/Sgt George G. Gammage of The 6th Battalion The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment /12th (Eastern) Infantry Division / 36th Independent Infantry Brigade took part in the Battle of France in May 1940, he was Captured on the 23rd May 1940 & Returned to Military Control on the 29th April 1940 after spending approximately 5 years in Captivity in various Kriegsefangenenlager (Prisoner of War Camps), Stalag V11A Moosburg Sothern Bavaria, Stalag XXA Thorn, Poland, Oflag IIIC, Offizier Lager (Officer Camp) Lubben, Germany. Wife: Mrs E. Gammage, 16, Farley Nursery Site, Westerham, Kent. Release Address: 36a Avon Road, Tolladine, Worcester. Ephemera Included: Soldiers Release Book, Skill at Arms Record Book, Register Forms For Recovered Allied Prisoners of War, Pay Form R.16,Red Cross & St. John Next of Kin Parcel Card, x 8 Post Cards Sent from POW Camps to Family. Also x 5 Postcards from Uncles Evelyn & Jack. WW1 Campaign Medals: The 1939-45 Star & The 1939-45 War Medal.
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Accoutrements - Sword Belt - Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Officers. Bright Gilt WBC. c.1901 - 54. An Exceptionally Nice / Quality & Complete Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Officers Black Leather Sword Belt. Two Part Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) In Bright Gilt. Male: The Monogram RNR (Royal Naval Reserve), Superimposed on Rope & Anchor, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Female: A Ring / Circle of Laurel & Berries. Complete with 2 x Leather Sword Hangers (Short to the Front, Large to the Rear). c.1901 - 54. Dimensions: WBC: 54 mm x 75 mm Waist: Set at Approx 36 Inches Width: 38 mm.
Accoutrements – 19th Hussars, Victorian Off’s Full Dress Shoulder Belt, Seringapatam 1799 Battle Honour Scroll, Chains, Prickers & Plate / Prickers Holders.c.Post 1870. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition, Scarce Victorian Officers Seringapatam 1799 Battle Honour Scroll, Chains, Prickers & Plate / Prickers Holders, Removed from a Full Dress / Ceremonial Shoulder / Cross Belt, as worn by: The 19th (Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars. All in Silver Plate, A Single Chain divided equally & Secured to the Scroll with a Retaining Ring, attached to either end of the Chain a Seeded Round Head Pricker. Battle Honour Scroll Reads: SERINGAPATAM. 2 x Retaining Screw Posts to the Rear E / W. Plate Oblong with Foliate Edging, Tapered Pricker Holders x 2 held in position with 2 x Retaining Posts N / S. c.Post 1870. Notes: 19th (PWO) H 1870: Came home to England, Permitted to Assumed the Old Honours of the Old 19th Dragoons (Lancers). Siege of Seringapatam 1799 (05 Apr - 04 May). 23rd Regiment of Light Dragoons - 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons - 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Lancers) - 19th Hussars - 19th (Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own) Hussars - 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) Hussars - 19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars - 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars - The Light Dragoons. Dimensions: Scroll: 19 mm x 57 mm. Chain: 385 mm x 2. Plate: 60 mm x 47 mm. Imperfections: Slight Wear to Silver Plate, See Pics.
Accoutrements – 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, Victorian Off’s Full Dress, Beautiful Bright Gilt Sabretache Ornament / Colour Belt Badge. c.1872 - 1901. Wood 401. An Exceptionally Rare & Outstandingly Beautiful, Short Lived, Victorian Period Example of an Officer’s (Off’s) Sabretache Ornament / Colour Belt Badge to the: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot / The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. All in Quality Bright Gilt, A Fused Grenade with a Double Rimmed Neck. On the Ball St. George Facing Right Slaying the Dragon with a Lance, Within a Motto Belt Circlet Reading: QUO FATA VOCANT Latin: “Wherever The Fates Call”. Over a Numeral V. Around the Belt Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Carrying 13 Battle Honours: WILHEMSTAHL • ROLEIA • VIMIERA •CORUNNA • BUSACO • C . RODRIGO • BADAJOZ • SALAMANCA • VITTORIA • NIVELLE • ORTHES • TOULOUSE • PENINSULA. 18 Points to the Flames - Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Two Part Construction, Die Struck, Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. c.1872 - 1901. Wood 401. Notes: 1674 (27th Oct): Raised: Irish / Viscount Clare’s / Col Anselmne Reg’t. 1674 - 1751: Known by Names of Colonels. 1751: Numbered: 5th Regiment of Foot. 1782: County Title: 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot. 1836: Became Fusiliers: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. 1881: Became: The Northumberland Fusiliers. 1935: Redesignated: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. 1968: Became the 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. WILHEMSTAHL 1762-1836 • ROLEIA 1808-17 • VIMIERA 1808-25 • CORUNNA 1809-25 • BUSACO 1810-25 • C•RODRIGO 1812-17 • BADAJOZ 1812-18 • SALAMANCA 1812-17 • VITTORIA 1813-17 • NIVELLE 1813-17 • ORTHES 1814-18 • TOULOUSE 1814-18 • PENINSULA 1808-14 & 1815. Dimensions: 107 mm x 67 mm. Imperfections: Base Grenade has been professionally re gold / gilt plated at some stage in its life, however since I have had it (Late 90’s) the gilt has never dulled.
Accoutrements – 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, Victorian Off’s, Beautiful Bright Silver / Gilt Shoulder Cords Ornament / Badge. Wood 275. c.1869 - 98. A Lovely Unissued Condition, Victorian Period Example of an Officer’s (Off’s) Shoulder Cords Ornament / Badge to the: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot / The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. All in Quality Bright Silver Plate & Gilt. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Tudor Rose. Set at the base of the Frosted Flames a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Level, Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, with 18 Points. Three Part Construction, Die Struck, None Voided. 4 x Securing Wires. Wood 275. c.1869 - 98. Notes: 1895: Worn on Mess Dress Jacket “Crow’s Foot Shoulder Cords, Authority Horse Guards Letter No. 61002/4781 dated 07 Jan 1895 on the Regulation Shoulder Cords. 1674 (27th Oct): Raised: Irish / Viscount Clare’s / Col Anselmne Reg’t. 1674 - 1751: Known by Names of Colonels. 1751: Numbered: 5th Regiment of Foot. 1782: County Title: 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot. 1836: Became Fusiliers: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. 1881: Became: The Northumberland Fusiliers. 1935: Redesignated: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. 1968: Became the 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Dimensions: 55 mm x 45 mm.
Accoutrements – British WW2 Period Officers Issue Khaki Webbing Equipment Pattern 1937 Officers Haversack. A Lovely unissued example of a British WW2 Period Officers Issue Khaki Webbing Equipment Pattern 1937 Haversack. Flap with Folded Corners, Secured by a 1 inch Webbing Strap & Brass Buckle. Large Internal Pocket with a Denham Divide. Small External Pockets x 2 to the Front divided vertically, with Press Stud Closures. External Carrying Handle to the rear. Long Utility Strap held in position by 1inch Brass Buckles. Black Ink Markings Read: M.E.Co. 1942 War Department (W D) Broad Arrow. c.1942 - 58. Dimensions: 11 inches x 12inches x 2 inches.
Accoutrements – Stable Belt – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). All Ranks Private PRI Purchase. SAS Motif / Cap Badge on the WBC. c.1965 - 80. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After, Official President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase, Bush War Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Stable Belt, as used by: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Produced in Rhodesia by Reuteler of Salisbury. In Light (Cambridge) Blue & Constructed in a Heavy Cotton Drill / Webbing with a Die Struck, Chrome Plated two part (Male & Female) Waist Belt Clasp (WBC). To the Centre of Male Circular part of the Clasp, King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Complete with a Chrome Plated adjusting Buckle and an Ant Fraying Light Brown Leather Tab with a Capital M (Medium) Within a Circle. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: (Flat Measured): Size Medium: Length: 34 ½”. Width: 66mm. See Pics.
Accoutrements – The Queen’s (Westminster) Rifle Volunteers Leather Belt & Waist Belt Clasp. c.1860 - 80. A Rare Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Victorian Volunteer Period Leather Waist Belt & Clasp to: The Queen’s (Westminster) Rifle Volunteers. Brown Leather Belt with Two Brass Adjustment Buckles. Two Part Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) In Brass: Male: To the Centre a Shield Bearing the Royal Arms above a Portcullis, Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Shield Sided by x 2 Tudor Roses. Female: Within a Circlet, Semicircular: QUEEN’S (WESTR) RIFLE VOLRS , above a Rose. c.1860 - 80. Notes: 1859 - The Queen's Rifle Volunteers. 1860 - Merged with other Companies in Westminster to form: The Queen's (Westminster) Rifle Volunteers, then later became the 22nd (Queen’s) Corps, Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. 1880 - Renumbered 13th Middlesex (Queen's) Rifle Volunteers (Westminster). 1891 - 13th Middlesex (Queen's) Volunteer Rifle Corps (Westminster). 1908 - 16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). 1914 - The 1/16th County of London Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), The County of London Regiment (Territorial Force) mobilized on 4 Aug 1914 at Queen's Hall, Buckingham Gate, Westminster. Arrived in France November 1914 then 18th Brigade, 6th Division. Dimensions: WBC: 51 x 67 mm Waist: Set at Approx 32 Inches Width: 45 mm. Imperfections: Small Nip / Cut / Tear to Leather
Accoutrements – Unknown Victorian / Boer War / WW1 / British Indian Army Leather Pouch. A Very Nice Condition Supple Leather Equipment / Tool Pouch. War Department Broad Arrow Stamp above 88 on inside flap. Makers Mark Reads: LGAMSA then possibly 1913?. Note: This item also belonged to: G. Priest, See items: Victorian / Boer War Period Khaki Officers Haversack Named to a G. Priest King’s Martas. c. Pre 1903. Dimensions: 110mm x 195mm x 40mm.
Accoutrements – Victorian / Boer War Period Khaki Officers Haversack Named to a G. Priest King’s Martas. c. Pre 1903. A Lovely example of a Victorian / Boer War / British Indian Army Period Officers Khaki Denham Haversack. Internal Pocket. Single Bone Button to Secure Top Flap. Two Piece Adjustable Carrying Strap. Named: G. Priest Kings’s Martas. c. Pre 1903. Note: See other Haversack, slightly different dimensions, in a lighter Khaki Denham Named: G. Priest. Dimensions: 7 ½ inches x 9 ½ inches x 4 inches.
Accoutrements – Victorian / Boer War Period Khaki Officers Haversack Named to a G. Priest. c. Pre 1903. A Lovely example of a Victorian / Boer War Period Officers Khaki Lightweight Denham Haversack. Internal Pocket. Single Pewter Button to Secure Top Flap. One Piece Carrying Strap. Named: G. Priest. c. Pre 1903. Note: See other Haversack, slightly different dimensions, in a heavier Khaki Denham Named: G. Priest Kings’s Martas. Dimensions: 8 ½ inches x 9 inches x 3 inches.
Accoutrements – Victorian Presentation / Prize Full Dress Black Watch / London Scottish. Sporran. c.1887. A Beautiful Example of a Unique Victorian Period Full Dress Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Style / Pattern Sporran (Gaelic for the purse worn in front of the kilt) Won By a P.H. Bett as the 1st Prize (Marches) at the 1887 London Scottish Gathering. Three White Goats Hair Tassels suspended by silver chains & secured in Silver Thistle Decorated Cones on a Full Black Horse Hair Body. Surmounted by a Heavy Silver Quality Defined Cantle Bearing St Andrew & Cross to the Front Centre. To the Rear Finely Engraved: LONDON SCOTTISH GATHERING, 1887. FIRST PRIZE MARCHES Won By P. H. BETT. Purse in Red Moroccan Leather lined by soft Buff Leather. Complete with 2 x Red Securing Ribbons & an Ornate Bone Button. c.1887. Dimensions: Front: 53 cm x 19 cm. Rear / Purse: 27 cm x 19 cm.
Accoutrements – Victorian Scottish Bullion Embroidered Dirk Belt. (Restoration Project). A Lovely Victorian Period Scottish Quality Bullion Embroidered Dirk Belt. Gold & Silver Thistle Wreaths on Black Felt. Backed with Red Moroccan Leather. Dimensions: 32 ½ inches x 1 ½ inches.
Accoutrements – WW1 Period (1917 Dated) Unique Officers / Gentleman’s Leather Bound Hairbrush Set. Ebony Brushes. Lieutenant J. Black, B Company, 11th (Service) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). c.1917. A Lovely WW1 Period (1917 Dated) Unique Off’s / Gentleman’s Leather Bound Hairbrush Set with a Solid Silver, Finely Engraved Presentation Plaque / Tablet Reading: Lieut J. Black From Officers “B” Co, 11th Black Watch, 10th October 1917. Case: External; Smooth Supple Tan Leather, Brass Buckle. Internal; Red Moroccan Leather Lined. Pair of Solid Ebony Brushes Stamped: REAL EBONY. c.1917. Notes: Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap of Eilean Donan (1861-1937). 11th (Service) Batt, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Formed in Perth in October 1914 as a Service Bn. Part of K4. Came Under Command of 101st Brigade in the original 34th Division. Moved to Nigg Bay, Scottish Highlands. April 1915: Converted into a Reserve Battalion. Moved to Tain and in October 1915 to Catterick. Moved again in May 1916 to Dunfermline. 1st Sept 1916: Became 38th Training Reserve Batt of 9th Reserve Brigade.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Accoutrements – Victorian / Boer War Period Khaki Officers Haversacks Named to a G. Priest King’s Martas. c. Pre 1903.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Accoutrements – Victorian Presentation / Prize Full Dress Black Watch / London Scottish. Sporran. c.1887.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Accoutrements – WW1 Period (1917 Dated) Unique Officers / Gentleman’s Leather Bound Hairbrush Set. Ebony Brushes. Lieutenant J. Black, B Company, 11th (Service) Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). c.1917.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Cap / Headdress Badge – 1878 Pattern Cloth Helmet Plate, OR’s, Gloucestershire Regiment. c.1881 - 1901.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Equipment – 1943 Dated British Airborne / Special Forces Denison, Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Sleeping Bag. c.WW2.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Equipment – WW2 British, Jerkin, Mountain Assault / Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Bren Harness. c.1944 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Hand Carved Wooden Desk Trinket / Cigarette Box with Regimental Crest & a Majors Shoulder Epaulette to The Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC). c.1935 - 47.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Beret – Special Air Service (S.A.S.). Cold War Period, Beige, Cotton Band. Early Metric. c.80’s.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Colonial – The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). OR’s. British Military Marked Handmade Maroon Felt Fez / Cap. c.1953.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Colonial. Kenyan Police Officers Kepi. Mau Mau Revolt, Rebellion, Emergency, War Period. c.1952 - 60.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Rare Early Edwardian Blue Cloth Forage Cap, New Pattern / Universal (Brodrick). c.1902 - 04.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – The Royal Air Force (RAF). Quality Off’s Air Force Blue Beret with 1944 Pattern Economy Beret Badge. c.Late / Post WW2.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – The Royal Navy (RN). Quality Off’s Navy Blue Beret with WW2 Pattern Quality Economy Small Beret Badge. c.Late / Post WW2.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Volunteer Force Artillery General Pattern Forage Cap with The Early Short Period Worn Volunteer Force (c.1902 - 08) Territorial Scroll White Metal Headdress Badge. Royal Artillery (RA).
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC). OR’s Interesting, Nicely Named / Stamped Supax 1953 Dated Example. c.1949 - 54.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW1 Deutsche (German) – Imperial German Prussian M.1915 Grey Economy Line Infantry Regiment Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet). c.1915 - 18.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW1 Deutsche (German) – Imperial German Prussian M.1915 Grey Economy Line Infantry Regiment Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet). c.1915 - 18.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW1 Period United States (US) Army Commissioned Officer’s Montana Field Service Peak Hat. c.1910 - Early into WW1.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Model 43 (M43) OR’s Einheitsmütze (Unit Cap) / Ski Cap. c.1943 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Relic, Single Decal Fallschirmjäger (Paratroops) Helmet (Helm) Found in the Carentan Marshes. c.1943 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) – High Ranking / Leaders – Government Beamten (Official) or Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) Military Administration Beamten. Superior Quality, Private Purchase, Schaftmütze / Käppi / Kepi. c.1939 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) – High Ranking / Leaders – Government Beamten (Official) or Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) Military Administration Beamten. Superior Quality, Private Purchase, Schaftmütze / Käppi / Kepi. c.1939 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) – NCO’s / OR’s Private Purchase Quality Heer (Army), Infanterie (Infantry), Model 1934 (M34) OR’s Feldmütze (Field Cap) / Side / Overseas Cap. Short Lived. c.1934 - 42.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Headdress – WW2 Period Royal Naval (RN) Chaplaincy / Chaplains Forage / Peak Cap c.WW2.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Medals Full Size – British War Medal / Victory Medal Pair to a Sergeant Samuel Mather RAMC also a Red Cross Nursing Proficiency Medal to an Elizabeth Mather. & Additional Artefacts. Unresearched. c.WW1.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Medals Full Size – WW2, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Unique; British Empire Medal (War Service) / TEM & 2 Bars Group to: Sergeant William P. Rudge, Royal Armoured Corps / Tank Corps (R.G.H.). NEF.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Sabretache – Full Dress – 4th (Hartlepool) Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps (AVC), Scarce Victorian, Mounted Officer’s. Coastal Artillery. c.1860 - 1899.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Sabretache – Full Dress – 4th (Hartlepool) Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps (AVC), Scarce Victorian, Mounted Officer’s. Coastal Artillery. c.1860 - 1899.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – No.6 Dress Jacket Badged to a Major Serving with: 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). S.A.S.c.1969.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – Victorian Period Ordinary Ranks Beaufort Blue Ceremonial Full Dress Tunic / Uniform & Busby Set to The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). c.1900.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – WW2 British Gabardine Windproof Cold Weather / Desert S.A.S Smock.c.1942 / 45 & 1991.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – WW2 British, Early Issue Green Denim Windproof Cold Weather Commando Smock. c.1941 / 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – WW2 Khaki Drill Tropical Royal Marines Named: P. Wilde.c.1941 / 44.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – Uniform – WW2 Khaki Drill Tropical Royal Marines Named: P. Wilde.c.1941 / 44.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – WW2 Deutsche (German) Dress Dagger – Early Schutzstaffel (SS) Enlisted Mann’s (EM) 1933 Pattern. Individuals Reg’t / Unit No Stamped. Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen Made, Berlin Inspection Marked. c.1933 - 36.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – WW2 Deutsche (German) – Combat Helmet – Luftwaffe (Air Force) M40, Single Decal (Remains Only!), Size 64 / 56. Painted in Period Dunkelgrau (Dark Grey) Painted.c.1940 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – WW2 Deutsche (German) – Equipment – Waffen SS M31, Machine Roller Printed, Oak Reversible, Spring / Autumn Camouflage, Type B Zeltbahn Quarter Shelter / Poncho. Type B (Single Small Grommet). c. 1943 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES – WW2 Period German / Austrian – Podium Banner - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. c.1938 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Accoutrements – 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, Victorian Off’s Full Dress, Beautiful Bright Gilt Sabretache Ornament / Colour Belt Badge. c.1872 - 1901. Wood 401.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. BOOK – A PICTORIAL SOUVENIR AND HISTORY OF THE SECOND BATTALION THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGT. JHANSI, INDIA 1928.LEUTENANT-COLONEL R. L. BEASLEY, D.S.O., COMMANDING. PUBLISHED BY C. R. JESSOP & Co.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Book – Badges, Buttons, Medals, Swords, Etc. J. R. Gaunt & Son Trade Catalogue.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Headdress – Relic WW2 Deutsche (German) SS Schutzstaffel (Protection Squad) Double Decal M35 Helmet.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Headdress – WW1 Period British Mk 1 (1916) Tin (Brodie) Helmet (Zig Zag Cam).
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Officers (Off’s) Schirmmütze (Cap).
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Headdress – WWII Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Off’s, Superior Quality, EREL, Private Purchase, Schirmmütze / Peak Cap. c.1943 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. Headdress – WWII Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Off’s, Superior Quality, EREL, Private Purchase, Schirmmütze / Peak Cap. c.1943 - 45.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. WW2 Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force) – Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge) Mid to Late War Zinc. G. H. Osang, Dresden. c.1935 - 45.
Afghanistan – Accoutrements – Generals Heavy Bright Gold Plated Ceremonial Dress Brocade Belt Buckle. c.1919 - 26. A Truly Lovely Scarce Example of a Between the Wars Period, Heavy Bright Gold Plated Ceremonial Dress Brocade Belt Buckle to: Afghanistan Royalty / Generals. Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves in a Circular Shape tied at the Bottom, a Set of Cross Swords, Surmounted by a Mosque, Set within an Eight Pointed Star with an Inner Blank Band. 2 Part Cast Brass Construction with Heavy Bright Gold Plate / Gilt. Makers Mark to the Rear. NOTES: •1919 (6th May - 8th Aug): Third Afghan War. •Emirate (Emir) of Afghanistan: (1823 - 1926). 1901 (01st Aug 01 - 20th Feb 19): Habibullah Khan. 1919 (20th Feb - 28th Feb): Nasrullah Khan. 1919 (28th Feb 19 - 14th Jan 29): Amanullah Khan. •Kingdom (King) of Afghanistan: (1926 -73). Dimensions: 56 mm x 62 mm.
Arm Badge – The Army Cadet Force – City & County of Bristol ACF. An Unissued Machine Woven Arm / Brassard Badge to: The City & County of Bristol Army Cadet Force.On an Olive Green Square Background, the Arms of Bristol. Dimensions: 50 mm x 50 mm.
Badge Citation (Pair) - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Blue Ribbon, edged in gold wire on a Scarlet Backing (For use on the No, 3 (Whites) Dress, by the Drums Platoon, during 1 RGBW’s Sovereign Base Tour of Cyprus, May 1995 – March 1997. Unit Tailor Made. PAIR, Unissued Condition. Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 20 x 45 mm
Badge Citation - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. Blue Ribbon, edged in gold wire on a Dark Blue Backing (For use on the No, 1 Dress by All Ranks: 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW. PAIR, Unissued Condition. Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 20 x 45 mm
Badge Citation - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. Blue Ribbon, edged in gold wire on a Khaki Backing (For use on the No, 2 Dress by All Ranks: 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW. PAIR, Unissued Condition. Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 20 mm x 45 mm.
Badge Citation - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. Blue Ribbon, edged in gold wire on a Scarlet Red Backing (For use on the Mess Dress by Off’s /WO’s/SNCO’s: 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW. PAIR, Unissued Condition. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 19 mm x 43 mm Each Badge.
Badge Citation - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Still in Packet of Issue, Decoration Unit Presidential Unit Citation, as Issued to each Man by the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on the Amalgamation / Presentation of Colours Parade at Windsor Castle on Wednesday 08th June 1994. Never Worn. Dimensions: 15 mm x 35 mm.
Badge Citation – 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. Blue Ribbon, within a Gold Stove Glazed Metal Backing (For use on the No, 1 / 2 Dress by All Ranks, Attached to 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW, i.e.: REME, AGC, PT Corps. PAIR. Pin Back. Unissued Condition. Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 13 x 37 mm
Blazer Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Official PRI Purchase 1994 - 2007. A Very Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition All Ranks Regimental Blazer Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. Set on Crimson Red Felt (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). On A Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase c. 1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 72 mm x 74 mm.
Blazer Badge - Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS). c.Post 1952. A Very Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition All Ranks (AR’s) Squadron Blazer Badge to: The Cambridge University Air Squadron (CUAS). In Gold Bullion a Circlet Bearing Motto: PER ARDVA AD ASTRA “Through Adversity to the Stars”. Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Across the Centre an Eagle, Wings Extended. Above Letters: C.U.A.S. c.Post 1952. Dimensions: 116 mm x 100 mm.
Blazer Badge – Army Ordnance Corps / Board of Ordnance: Royal Engineers. A Superb Quality Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt All Ranks (AR’s) Regimental Style Blazer Badge / Crest to: The Army Ordnance Corps / Board of Ordnance: Royal Engineers. Above Motto Scroll Reading: SUA TELA TONANTI, Latin “To The Warrior His Arms” The Army Ordnance Corps Crest, Out of a mural crown, argent, a dexter cubil arm, the hand grasping a thunderbolt, winged and inflamed, proper. On a Burgundy Melton Felt Backing. Dimensions: 107 mm x 110 mm.
Blazer Badge – Bristol University Officer Training Corps (O.T.C). A Lovely Quality Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Bullion Embroidered Blazer Badge to: The Bristol University Officer Training Corps (OTC). A Shield bearing the Arms of the University. Embroidered in silver & gilt on a Dark Blue Backing. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 110 mm x 95 mm.
Blazer Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). A Lovely Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt All Ranks (AR’s) Regimental Style Blazer Badge / Crest to: Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Machine Embroidered in Yellow (Gold) & White (Silver) on Blue with Red, Green, Blue & Black Highlights on Dark Blue Background. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. Dimensions: 114 mm x 95 mm.
Blazer Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Quality Bullion Embroidered. A Superb Quality Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt All Ranks (AR’s) Regimental Style Blazer Badge / Crest to: Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Silver & Gold Bullion Embroidered with Crimson Red, Light Blue & Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Background. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. Dimensions: 90 mm x 82 mm.
BOOK – A PICTORIAL SOUVENIR AND HISTORY OF THE SECOND BATTALION THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGT. JHANSI, INDIA 1928.LEUTENANT-COLONEL R. L. BEASLEY, D.S.O., COMMANDING. PUBLISHED BY C. R. JESSOP & Co. A Very Nice and Rare Commemorative Pictorial Souvenir Photograph Album of the 2nd Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment (61st of Foot) Service in Jhansi, India 1928. (India 1919 - 29). Hard Back. Stamped / Gold Gilt painted 2nd Batt Glouc.R Badge to the Centre of Front Cover. SERVICE – (On Paper) In Date Order starting in 1756 & finishing in 1928 a comprehensive account of the History of the Second Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (61st Foot). Pages 1 – 11. Photographs: (On 28 Pages of Thick Card) 14 x pages of single photos & 14 x pages of two photos per page. (42 Photographs in Total). Lt Col. R.L Beasley, D.S.O. The Officers of the Battalion. The Officers Mess Plate.The W.O’s & Sergeants. The Sergeants Mess Plate. The Corporals.The Battalion Band. The Battalion Drums. The Battalion Staff. The Employed. Platoon.TheAdjutants Parade. The Drums on Parade. The Machine Gunners on Parade. The Signallers. The Machine Gunners. “A” Company. No.1 Platoon. No.2 Platoon. No.3 Platoon. No.4 Platoon. “B” Company. No.5 Platoon. No.6 Platoon. No.7 Platoon. No.8 Platoon. “C” Company. No.9 Platoon. No.10 Platoon. No.11 Platoon. No.12 Platoon. “D” Company. No.13 Platoon. No.14 Platoon. No.15 Platoon. No.16 Platoon. The Battalion Rugby Team. The Battalion Football Team. The Battalion Hockey Team “A”. The Battalion Hockey Team “B”. The Battalion Cricket Team. The Battalion Cross Country Team. The Battalion Boxing Team. Dimensions: 280 mm x 385 mm x 55 mm. Condition: Overall Nice Used / Read Condition.
Book – A Short History of the Black Watch by Bernard Fergusson (A Lieut Colonel in the Regiment). A Very Nice Read / Used Copy. First Edition Published 1955. Printed for the Regiment in Great Britain by Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow. INTRODUCTION This book is intended as a short history of the Black Watch. It has been impossible to include more than a few of the many brave deeds which have been performed all over the world by individual Black Watch Soldiers on many fields of war; but here at least will be found some account of most of the Regiment’s battles and Campaigns, and it is for the honour of the Regiment that the individual fights. Yet each man has its honour in his hand; and as our earliest historian put it: “In a Highland Regiment, every individual feels that his conduct is the subject of observations, and that, independently of his duty, as one member of a systematic whole he has a separate and individual reputation to sustain, which will be reflected on his family and district or glen.” Earlier histories are nowadays unfortunately hard to come by. This one owes a great deal to two others. The first, just quoted, which appeared in 1822, has a cumbersome title, but is generally referred to as “Sketches of the Highlands of Scotland,” and was written by General David Stewart of Garth; he was born within a mile or two of the Tay-side meadow where The Black Watch held its first muster in 1740, and joined the Regiment in 1787, after four years in the Athole Highlanders. The second is the Story of The Black Watch, by Captain (afterwards Lieut.-Colonel) John Stewart, who joined in 1906 and died in 1931; this was the first short history designed for use within the Regiment, and the present book is based through-out on Colonel Stewart’s. It is by the courtesy of his son, Lieut.-Colonel Keith Stewart, who joined the Regiment in 1924 and served in it for thirteen years, that the present book is possible. It is appropriate that both these books were written by Stewarts: for there have been more officers of that name in the Regiment than any other except Campbell; while Campbell, Stewart, Macdonald, Robertson, Thomson, Frazer and Grant have been the names most usually found in the Regiment’s ranks. It is not suggested that readers of this book should cumber their memories with details of dates or of casualties. It is suggested rather that they should read it and learn how much has been achieved by our forebears, and how the battles which have contributed most to our history have been those in which the odds have been most against us. When next it falls to us to go into battle, whatever the circumstances, we must remember that battles never turn out just as expected, and not always when expected; and that when we are present at the making of history, we never know what shape it will take. (Incidentally, the chief and most unexpected feature of every battle is how noisy it is.) Nobody knew on the eve of Ticonderoga in 1758, or of Crete in 1941, that the fighting on the morrow, with all casualties which it brought, was to shine among the annals of British arms; nor did anybody realize as they fought at Waterloo or Alamein that they were having a direct influence, every man-jack of them, on the history of the world. One never knows. But one can always be sure that one is making history, whether on a big scale or a small, and whether good or bad. The compiler offers this book to the Regiment in pride and gratitude for twenty-four years’ happy service under the Red Hackle. Softback. Pocket Size. 21 x Black & White Full Page Plates / Pictures. Dimensions: 135 mm x 110 mm x 10 mm – 127 Pages
Book – A Short History of the Buffs by Eric Foster Hall (A Captain in the Regiment). A Very Nice Read / Used Copy. Second Edition Published 1938 by London Medici Society MCMXXIX. Printed and made in Great Briton by The Crypt House Press Limited, Gloucester & London. As per the 1st edition of July 1928 with Addendum No.1 covering the period from January 1929 to 1938 by Bt.-Major E. Foster Hall, M.C. June 1938. FOREWARD. Veteri frondescit honore, latin: Its Ancient Honour Flourishes / is Ever Green. This little history unfolds in a few pages the victories won and the hardship endured in 350 years’ service in every part of the world. Designed, chiefly, to help the recruit to a knowledge of the history of his regiment, I hope he will regard it, not so much as a lesson book, as an inspiration to emulate the deeds of those who have gone before and to act to the spirit of our motto. Arthur Paget July, 1928. (General Sir Arthur Henry Fitzroy Paget GCB, GCVO, PC (Ire) (1 Mar 1851 - 8 Dec 1928). Softback. Pocket Size. 16 x Black & White Full Page Plates / Pictures / Maps. Dimensions: 180 mm x 110 mm x 13 mm – 87 Pages.
Book – A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24TH FOOT & THE MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT. A Very Nice Read / Used, Softback Copy. First Edition Published 1950’s by The Regimental Committee. Printed in Great Britain by Western Mail ans Echo Limited Cardiff. See Pictures for Acknowledgement & Contents. Dimensions: 215 mm x 170 mm x 8 mm – 112 Pages.
Book – Badges, Buttons, Medals, Swords, Etc. J. R. Gaunt & Son Trade Catalogue. A Very Nice & Exceptionally Rare Trade Catalogue from the Late Victorian, Early Edwardian Period for: J.R. Gaunt & Son, Limited, Birmingham & London, Sword Cutlers, Naval & Military Accoutrement, Badge & Button Manufacturers, Medallists. Art Metal Workers to the Army and Navy, in Gold, Silver, Brass and Steel. Managing Director C. F. Gaunt. Large Size / Format, Hard Backed complete with Brass Riveted Eye & Cord for Hanging Catalogue to a Outfitters / Shop Wall.(Ref No Stamped on Inside Front Cover: 3050) Catalogue Comprising of the Following: • Introduction: p.1 • Index: p.2 & 2a • Advertisement: p.3 • Black & White Plates: x 47 • Colour Plates: x 2 Also Included is an Invaluable Index Compiled at a Later Date by a Group of Military History Enthusiasts, which provides a description, dates worn, Kipling & King Ref No etc, for most of the items illustrated (25 Pages of A4). Dimensions: 360 mm x 275 mm x 15 mm. Condition: Overall Nice Used / Read Condition.
Book – Colonel Paddy by Patrick Marrinan. c.1968. A Very Nice Unread Copy. First Edition Published 1968 by The Ulster Press, Printed in the Netherlands by Bosch, Utrecht. He was an Air- Commander; a leader of the most daredevil and dangerous regiment in the British Army – the S.A.S. He was the scourge of the Nazis; Hitler ordered that he was to be shot on sight. He was the personification of Irish courage and the most lovable character to come out of Ulster. ‘When you burst into a hut full of enemy soldiers you must remember the drill evolved for such occasions. Shoot the first person who makes a move, hostile or otherwise. His brain has recovered from the sock of seeing you there with a gun. He has started to think and is therefore dangerous. You must then shoot the person nearest to you, because he is in the best position to cause you embarrassment. Then deal with the rest as you think fit’ Lt. Col. ‘Paddy’ Mayne, D.S.O. (3 Bars) Legion d’Honneur. Softback. Original Price: 7/6 Dimensions: 180 mm x 110 mm x 13 mm – 207 Pages.
Book – Gallantry Awards to The Gloucestershire Regiment 1914 – 18. A Very Good Condition Copy of: Gallantry Awards to The Gloucestershire Regiment 1914 – 18 by: Peter R. LITTLEWOOD M. B. E. 1st Edition Published 2005. Hardback. 243 Pages. Complete with Dust Cover. Peter Littlewood’s detailed history of, and the awards to, the Gloucester Regiment during World War I. The sixteen chapters each relate to an individual battalion with a comprehensive roll of all awards won by this famous Regiment from the VC down to the MIDs. There are also a number of very useful tables and pages of statistics relating to the number of awards by rank, the Regiment's casualties in that terrible conflict and a breakdown of Officers' service - essential reading for anyone interested in the "Glorious Glosters" Dimensions: 250 x 195 mm (243 Pages)
Book – Gloucestershire Friends, Poems from a German Prison Camp by F. W. Harvey 1918. Gloucestershire Friends, Poems from a German Prison Camp by F. W. Harvey, Second Impression 1918 (First Published in 1918) - Author of: A Gloucestershire Lad at Home and Abroad. Printed by: Hazel, Watson and Viney, Ltd, London & Aylesbury. Ex Lancashire County Library Book 1927-61. (71 Pages) Book No. 821. Frederick William Harvey (26 March 1888 - 13 February 1957) was an English poet, known for poems composed in prisoner-of-war camps at Krefeld and Gütersloh that were sent back to England, during World War I. He was born in Hartpury, Gloucestershire. He was educated at the King's School, Gloucester, where he formed a close friendship with Ivor Gurney, and then at Rossall School. Gurney and Herbert Howells, another local composer, would set a number of his poems to music. He started on a legal career, which would always be somewhat tentative. He became a Roman Catholic convert in 1914, and shortly after joined the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private soldier, as World War I broke out. Serving in France, he was awarded the D. C. M. in 1915, and returned to England for officer training. He was captured behind the German lines in 1916, where he began to write more seriously. He returned home in 1919, and married in 1921. He did not enjoy any sustained success as a writer, and never fully settled. Dimensions: 180 x 125 mm (71 Pages) Book No. 821 Imperfections: Slight Damage / Glued, Top of Book End
Book – Officers' Waist Belt Clasps, 1855-1902 By: Mrs Lelia B. Ryan, BA. A Very Good Condition, Used / Read, 1st Edition, Paperback Copy, Published 1994 by The Military Historical Society, c/o The National Army Museum. An Extremely Comprehensive Work on Officers (Off’s) Waist Belt Clasps (WBC) worn by Line Infantry Regiments during the Victorian Period. See Pictures for Introduction & Contents. Dimensions: 210 mm x 147 mm x 4 mm – 55 Pages.
Book – Rhodesian Soldier And Others Who Fought. By: Chas Lotter. c.1984. A Very Nice Used / Read 1st Edition Hardback, Coffee Table Size Copy. Published November 1984 by London Galago publishing (Pty) Ltd. Printed and bound by CTP Book Printers, Cape Town, South Africa. Colour & B/W Illustrations & Photographs. Foreword: This is the story, in memorable pictures and in the haunting verse of Chas Lotter, of the Rhodesian soldier and others who fought alongside him. It was a war fought mostly alone without open and declared friends, and with most of the world dedicated to its downfall. But he was part of a small but elite people. This book has no pretensions of being the full pictorial story of the war, but it does capture the mood of the times which books packed full of historical facts rarely achieve. Many books have been written, will be written and others will die stillborn, justifying the war or flatly condemning it; books full of pride for Rhodesia and the Rhodesians, books full of sneer for them, books pro UDIing and books anti UDIing, books talking of politicians worldwide having their comfortable say while gradually, a country which had been so young and vibrant, bled and died. This book contains little of those things, for the Rhodesian soldier and others who fought with him out there in the bush, were not concerned with the politics or justification. The Rhodesian fighting man, both black and white, knew they were fighting for the very survival of the country they loved, their country, Rhodesia, and believed, and could see by the evidence of their eyes, that the naked terrorism they opposed was evil, and that the native black people would be the main sufferers if the enemy prevailed. They fought, too, because it was their duty as soldiers to fight, and have soldiers since time immemorial. There has rarely been a finer or braver fighting man than the Rhodesian and his name and names of his regiments are carved with pride in the halls of glory. He owes no one an apology. He never lost a battle, but because the odds were enormous and so unjustly stacked against him, he lost a war and then, afterwards, he lost his country that was Rhodesia. Dimensions: 330 mm x 2507 mm x 18 mm – 111 Pages.
Book – Rommel by Desmond Young with a Forward by Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck. A Very Nice Read / Used Copy. This Edition Published 1973 by Book Club associates by arrangement with WM. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total defeat, as the Germans had won victory after victory and were threatening to overrun Egypt and the Middle East. Here is the classic biography of the man who masterminded this great turnabout, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps. The man who burned Hitler's order to execute British raiders and who gave Allied prisoners the same food and medical treatment as his German troops. The tough general who personally conducted reconnaissance under fire in an open car while his tank commanders hid in armored turrets. The author of this book, Brigadier General Desmond Young, fought against Rommel in North Africa, was captured by him, and after his release at the end of the war visited Rommel's family and talked with many of his fellow officers. Thus, he is able to tell us about intrigues that went on in the German High Command during the war, he is able to give a blow-by-blow description of such decisive battles as Tobruk and El Alamein, and he is able to give personal anecdotes about Rommel and to sort out the facts from the legends that have sprung up around this extraordinary general. Hardback, complete with original dust cover. Dimensions: 215 mm x 145 mm x 25 mm – 288 Pages.
Book – Selous Scouts: Rhodesian War, A Pictorial Account - Peter Stiff c.1984. A Very Nice Used / Read 1st Edition Coffee Table Size Hardback Copy. Published August 1984 by Galago publishing (Pty) Ltd. Printed and bound by CTP Book Printers, Cape Town, South Africa. Colour & B/W Illustrations & Photographs. Foreword: A history in words and pictures of the Selous Scouts of Rhodesia, a special force regiment with few equals and none that surpass it, which was formed in 1973 and subjected to overnight disbandment on the takeover by Marxist orientated Robert Mugabe and his ZANU party after the British supervised elections in 1980. Its brief on formation was a dramatic one:… the clandestine elimination of terrorists and terrorism both within and outside of Rhodesia… Their success in carrying out this task can be judged by the fact that Combined Operations, Rhodesia, officially credited them with either directly or indirectly accounting for 68% of all terrorists killed within Rhodesia during the war. The book contains nearly five hundred colour and black & white illustrations and photographs from the war days. Many of them official photographs or from personal collections which have not been published before, as well as a text of some 70,000 words telling the story of war from its first murmurings in 1957 until the end. It is a natural follow on and a companion volume to the completely definitive Selous Scouts Top Secret War; Lieutenant Colonel Ron Reid Daly as told to Peter Stiff. Dimensions: 330 mm x 250 mm x 21 mm – 176 Pages.
Book – Selous Scouts: Top Secret War - Lt-Col Ron Reid Daly, as told to Peter Stiff. c.1983. A Very Nice Used / Read 1st UK Edition Hardback, Copy. Published 1983 by Galago publishing (Pty) Ltd. Printed in Cape Town, RSA, by Printpak (Cape) Ltd. Colour & B/W Illustrations & Photographs. Foreword: This is the story of the Selous Scouts Regiment of Rhodesia which was formed in 1973, and abolished without formal benefit of disbandment, when Robert Mugabe's ZANU party took power after the British supervised elections in 1980. Its purpose on formation was the clandestine elimination of ZANLA and ZIPRA terrorists, both within and outside Rhodesia. Their success in this field can be gauged by the fact that Combined Operations, Rhodesia, officially credited them with either directly or indirectly being responsible for the deaths of 68% of all terrorists killed within Rhodesia during the war, losing less than forty Selous Scouts in the process. While the Regiment was in being, they earned an incredible number of honours and awards gaining the first of only two Grand Crosses of Valour ever awarded, one Commander of the legion of Merit, seven Officers of the Legion of merit, nine Silver Crosses of Rhodesia, twenty nine Bronze Crosses of Rhodesia, ten Members of the Legion of Merit, five Defence Meritorious Medals, eight Military Force Commendations, four Meritorious Conduct Medals and one Medal for Meritorious Service. A total of eighty five awards. It is normal in Regimental histories for a roll of honour of dead sustained by a Regiment to be included, as well as a list of persons whom medals were awarded, but this has not been done in this book. Not due to lack of respect for the honoured dead, or because former Selous Scouts do not wish to salute their heroes, but for the more simple and germane reason of fear of reprisals by former terrorists against men who served in the Selous Scouts or their loved ones, particularly former African Selous Scouts. It is for this reason too why some former officers and men appear in these pages under a mom de guerre and why the faces on many illustrating photographs have been blanked out. It is stressed that this does not necessarily mean the new spirit of reconciliation between the old order and the new in the state of Zimbabwe is locked at askance or with cynicism, quite to the contrary, it merely means that a certain status quo has been accepted… that this is a story of Africa … and things in Africa have never been the same as anywhere else. Generally too, throughout this book the fighters of ZIPRA and ZANLA are called terrorists when being referred to from the Rhodesian Security Force context … not to create controversy but because terrorist or terr is what they were called by the Rhodesians during the war, and to call them anything else would create a false historical perspective. Nevertheless, it is accepted that all terms from terrorist, terrs, guerrillas, boys-in-the-bush, freedom fighters, sons-of-the-soil or cadres means one and the same thing and are interchangeable, according to taste or viewpoint held. To avoid confusion, splinter groups and the occasional name change of African terrorist organisations have been ignored, the terms ZANU/ZANLA and ZAPU/ZIPRA being used throughout. Dimensions: 250 mm x 173 mm x 30 mm – 432 Pages.
Book – SOW THE WIND, REAP THE WHIRLWIND by Henry Holloway. c.2009. A Lovely Unread / Brand New 1st Edition Softback, Copy. Published 2009. Synopsis: The Story opens ten years after the Second World War with the funeral of Lt Colonel Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne. Paddy Mayne was the most decorated soldier in the British army in that war. Following the committal, The Right Reverend Fraser McLuskey, Padre to 1 SAS Regiment during the war, meets some friends, including Paddy Mayne’s illegitimate ten year old son. They talk about the possibility of a reunion with former comrades. The story continues in World War 11, when Britain’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, recruits a remarkable woman, Dr Josephine Butler, code name ‘Jay Bee’, into his ‘Secret Circle’, of spies. She was answerable only to the ‘Major’. In France Jay Bee meets a friend, Dr Marie Aveline. She learns that Marie and her daughter and invalid husband are in the French Resistance. However the family is in turmoil because their son Jacque works for German Military Intelligence, the Abwehr. Jacque commits an atrocity against a French family and is nicknamed the ‘Butcher of Verberie’. Threatened with exposure, he is ordered to his home town in France, to uncover an allied escape route and to spy on a German General called Scholtz, who is also his family’s friend. He is also charged with identifying a sniper who has ambushed and killed a number of German officers. Jacque realises that his family is in the Resistance, when he discovers they are hiding a British pilot. In a sinister ploy he uses his family’s connection with the Resistance to assassinate an SS Officer called Richter who is attempting to expose Scholtz and leaders of the Abwehr as being opposed to Hitler. Richter also holds photographs of Jacque which prove he is the Butcher of Verberie. Scholtz and Richter have the same beautiful French lover called Madeleine. Her young son lives with her, but her Jewish husband is in a concentration camp. Jacque befriends Madeline and promises to help her husband and protect her son. He persuades her to spy on her lovers, so that he can set a trap for Richter. When the Resistance has finalized their plans for the assassination of Richter, they realize Jacque is a threat to them. They abduct him and his girlfriend Nina, the Aveline’s maid. In captivity one of the Resistance fighters, Francois Desjardine, recognizes Jacque as the Butcher of Verberie, who murdered his family, and he threatens to kill him. Jacque mysteriously escapes with Nina. Desjardine follows them and Nina is accidentally shot and Jacque falls over the edge of a quarry. The planned assassination goes horribly wrong. Scholtz is critically injured instead of Richter and members of the Resistance are killed or captured. Churchill is devastated because Scholtz was part of an elaborate plot, which included Rudolph Hess, Hitler’s deputy Führer, to shorten the war. Churchill planned to visit France and meet German Generals who were prepared to overthrow Hitler. Now Scholtz has to be rescued or killed before he reveals vital information to the Gestapo. Jay Bee and the Major, decide on a daring rescue involving members of the SAS, who are in Scotland, training for the invasion of Europe. Paddy Mayne leads the rescue bid. In France he meets and falls in love with Andrea, the Aveline’s beautiful daughter. Jacque, who was believed dead, betrays Andrea to Richter and she is imprisoned with her parents in the Castle in the German army camp at Chantilly. Madeleine, who is living there as Richter’s lover, becomes caught up in a co-ordinated attack by the SAS, French Resistance and the RAF. Scholtz takes his own life but the rest are set free. In an unexpected twist the identity of the mystery sniper is revealed but Andrea is recaptured and the attackers are forced to retire. Jacque is also caught up in the battle and once again believed to have been killed. Paddy Mayne’s battle group reforms and they carry out another surprise and daring attack. Andrea’s father is killed but Paddy Mayne takes his revenge on the sadistic Richter. As Andrea is rescued and brought back to safety, there is a surprising revelation and another unexpected reunion. Paddy Mayne and Andrea have a brief but passionate affair, and unknown to Mayne, a son is conceived. A reunion is held 10 years after the war and Jacque Aveline, living under an assumed name decides to attend. Francois Desjardine also attends the reunion and finally exacts his revenge. Authors note: These are facts. Lt Colonel Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne was the most decorated soldier in the British army in World War 11. Churchill did have a network of spies known only to him and the Major. It was known as ‘The Secret Circle’. Josephine Butler was the only woman member of The Secret Circle. The Right Reverend Fraser McLuskey was Mayne’s Padre in 1 SAS Regiment when he fought in France. The incidents described in this novel are entirely fictitious. Dimensions: 207 mm x 145 mm x 18 mm – 340 Pages.
Book – The County of Warwickshire Roll of Honour 1914 - 2005 Volume 1 (South Warwickshire) By: Kenneth Fowler Ex Glosters. A Very Good Condition, Used /Read, 1st Edition, Signed By Author, Hardback Copy, Published Jun 2005 by Able Publishing. RRP £120. See Pictures for Introduction, Acknowledgement & Contents. Copy of a Happy Readers Write Up: This book is absolutely amazing and I do hope that Volume 2 for the rest of Warwickshire is in progress. What it contains is a list of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died between 1914 and 2005 and who came from South Warwickshire. They are listed in alphabetical order by year of death within sections devoted to each town or village. In some cases there are sections for individual war memorials. What is so amazing is that for most of the entries there is a brief biographical note giving the battalion, division and brigade served in the date of death the family details and addresses, where they worked before the war and what medals they were awarded. A treasure trove for genealogists. Dimensions: 304 mm x 215 mm x 54 mm – 568 Pages.
Book – The Glorious Glosters, A Short History of The Gloucestershire Regiment 1945 - 70 by Tim CAREW. A Used Condition Copy of The Glorious Glosters, A Short History of The Gloucestershire Regiment 1945-70, by Tim CAREW. 1st Edition Published 1970. Hardback. Ex Library Book. 175 Pages. Complete with Dust Cover. Dimensions: 225 x 145 mm (175 Pages)
Book – The Story of the Northern Rhodesian Regiment. A Very Good Condition Copy of: The Story of the Northern Rhodesian Regiment by: W. V. BRELSFORD. Published 1990. Hardback. 134 Pages. Complete with Dust Cover. Dimensions: 245 x 195 mm (134 Pages)
Brassard - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment UN Peacekeeping Gorazde Bosnia – Operation Grapple 1994 (Cpl). A Very Nice Condition Full Corporals Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Brassard to: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) & Attached Personnel, worn during their United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Tour of Bosnia (Operation Grapple) Sept 1994 - Mar 1995. (A & B Company Groups were Located in the Muslim Enclave of Gorazde). Bearing The British Forces Union Jack - The 1RGBW Unit Identification Flash / Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) Representing The Brandy Wine Flash (Note! this TRF was Never Worn Removed from Brassard) – UN Patch UNITED NATIONS / NATIONS UNIES – DPM Badge of Rank (Cpl). Worn on the Right Arm. c. Sept 1994 – Mar 1995. Dimensions: 260 mm x 187 mm.
Brassard - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment UN Peacekeeping Gorazde Bosnia – Operation Grapple 1994 (L/Cpl). A Very Nice Condition Full Corporals Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Brassard to: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) & Attached Personnel, worn during their United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Tour of Bosnia (Operation Grapple) Sept 1994 - Mar 1995. (A & B Company Groups were Located in the Muslim Enclave of Gorazde). Bearing The British Forces Union Jack - The 1RGBW Unit Identification Flash / Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) Representing The Brandy Wine Flash (Note! this TRF was Never Worn Removed from Brassard) – UN Patch UNITED NATIONS / NATIONS UNIES – DPM Badge of Rank (L/Cpl). Worn on the Right Arm. c. Sept 1994 – Mar 1995. Dimensions: 247 mm x 185 mm.
Brassard - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment UN Peacekeeping Gorazde Bosnia – Operation Grapple 1994. A Nice Condition All Ranks (AR’s) Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Brassard to: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) & Attached Personnel, worn during their United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Tour of Bosnia (Operation Grapple) Sept 1994 - Mar 1995. (A & B Company Groups were Located in the Muslim Enclave of Gorazde). Bearing The British Forces Union Jack - The 1RGBW Unit Identification Flash / Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) Representing The Brandy Wine Flash (Note! this TRF was Never Worn Removed from Brassard) – UN Patch UNITED NATIONS / NATIONS UNIES. Worn on the Right Arm. c. Sept 1994 – Mar 1995. Dimensions: 250 mm.
Breast Badge – Territorial Force (TF) Imperial Service Breast Badge / Brooch. Lambourne & Co Birmingham. c.1914 - 18 A Lovely Quality WW1 Period Ordinary Ranks Imperial Service Breast Badge / Brooch to: The British Territorial Force (T.F.). Plinth / Tabled Reading: IMPERIAL SERVICE surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn on the Right above the Breast Pocket. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, Makers Name Reads: LAMBOURNE & CO BIRMINGHAM. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. c.1914 - 18. Dimensions: 25 mm x 44 mm.
Breast Badge – The Belgian Army (Armed Forces) in the United Kingdom. c. WW2. In lovely Condition an All Ranks (AR’s) Die Struck in White Metal, Brooch Breast Badges to: The Belgian Army (Armed Forces) in the United Kingdom. In the Centre the Rampant Lion Surmounted by The Royal Crown of Belgium, Encircled by the Title Scroll Reading: BELGIAN ARMY IN UNITED KINGDOM. Die Struck in White Metal. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. Worn on the Right Breast Pocket. c. WW2. Note: Due to Translation the Badge was translated as Army, opposed to Armed Forces as to what it really represented. Worn by Members of the Belgian 1st Infantry Brigade (Brigade Piron) Involed in the Battle of Normand & the Liberation of Belgium & Holland. Dimensions: 42 mm x 29 mm.
Buckle / Waist Belt Clasp – Highland Light Infantry (HLI). A Lovely Condition Highland Light Infantry (HLI) Waist Belt Clasp / Belt Buckle (WBC). White Metal, Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Badge on a Gilding Metal Plate. Makers Stamp: HOBSON & SONS (LONDON) Ltd. Dimensions: Plate: 65 x 85 mm. Badge: 54 x 54 mm
Button Set – General Service (GS) Royal Arms Ceremonial / Mufti. A Superb Quality Set of 8 large & 6 Small Bright Fire Gilt General Service (GS) Style Ceremonial / Mufti Buttons. In Frosted Gilt A Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Arms / Crest. Two Part Construction, Royal Arms Voided. Makers Name: PITT & Co 31. MADDOX ST LONDON. W. Dimensions: Large: 25 mm x 16 mm.
Buttonhole / Lapel Badge – Early Pattern, For Service, National War Savings Committee (NWSC), Employees Exceptional Work / Service. Fund Raising. Loan to Government. c.1916 - 39. A Very Nice Early National War Savings Committee (NWSC), For Service, Lapel / Button Hole Badge for: Very Good / Exceptional Work / Service, Fund Raising by NWSC Employees / Staff / Workers. Within the Circular Title Scroll Reading: FOR SERVICE NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE. On a Red Background a Gold Swastika with a Black Square Backing with a Gold Border. Quality Red & Black Enamel on Brass. Button Hole Fitting to the Rear Stamped: REG 638232. Raised Makers Mark Reading: THOMAS FATTORINI BIRMINGHAM LTD to the Rear of the Badge. c.1916 - 39. Notes: Movement Created in March 1916 as The National Savings Committee. The early Swastika Symbols was replaced by St George Slaying the Dragon, prior to the Start of WW2 when it was adopted by Nazi Germany / Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers' Party. Loan to Government to Help war Funds. Issued War Bonds were 15s.6d. (15 Shillings & Six Pence) for Each Bond. Advertising Slogans Mentioned that for 15s.6d, 124 Cartridges could be bought. Home Front. Dimensions: 29 mm in Diameter.
Cabinet Photograph – Gloucestershire Regiment, Private BROADBANK (Marksman) Gloucestershire Regiment Private Dressed in Walking Out Dress, holding a Walking Out / Swagger Stick, wearing his Shooting Medals suspended across his lower chest & displaying his Company Best Shot / Marksman Badge to his lower left Arm. Navy & Army Cabinet Photographs, USA Studios, Chatham, Portsmouth, Woolwich. Writing to rear bottom left corner reads: Mrs. Broadbank, Sinwell (Close to Wooton Under Edge, Gloucestershire) c.1900 Dimensions: 195 mm x 122 mm
Cap / Blouse Badge – New Zealand Womens Land Service, Home Front, Brass. c.1939 - 46. A Lovely Quality WW 2 / Home Front Period Blouse / Cap Badge to: The New Zealand Woman’s Land Service. Within a Wreath of Fern, the Capital Letters N Z positioned either side of a Wheat Sheaf. Three part Title Scroll Reads: WOMENS LAND SERVICE. Die Struck in Brass, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1939 - 46. Notes: Formed to Supply Labour to keep New Zealand’s Agriculture going during World War II. Dimensions: 38 mm x 33 mm.
Cap / Headdress & Collar Badge Set – Rhodesia Africa Rifles (R.A.R.). A Lovely Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) Headdress & Collar Badge Set to: The Rhodesia Africa Rifles (RAR). On a Matabele Shield a Vertical Knobkierie & Two Crossed Spears (Mashona Digging & Zulu Fighting). At the Bottom of Shield a Title Scroll Reading: RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES. Headdress Badge: Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Makers Mark Reads: FIRMIN LONDON. Collar Badges: Die Struck in Chrome, Voided, 2 x Rhodesian Style Large Lugs Each Badge N / S. c.1964 - 79. Dimensions: Headdress 50 mm x 35 mm – Collar 31 mm x 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress / Collar Badge Set – Indian Army Ordnance Corps (IAOC). A Lovely Condition Bright Cast Brass Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress & Collar Badge Set to: The Indian Army Ordnance Corps (IAOC). A Shield Bearing the Ordnance Arms resting on a Scroll Reading: INDIAN ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Cast in Brass. 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1901 – 47. Collar Badges: As Above but a Facing Pair. Dimensions: Headdress Badge 48 mm x 45 mm. Collar Badge 32 mm x 31 mm (Each Badge).
Cap / Headdress / Collar Badge – CORPS – The Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Short Lived. Bronzed. c.1917 - 18. A Lovely Very Short Lived, WW1 Period Officers Service Dress (OSD) Style Headdress / Collar Badge to: The Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram WAAC. Die Struck. Bronzed. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Makers Mark Reads: J R GAUNT LONDON. Tablet / Issue No Reads: G7189. c.1917 - 18. KK1156. Notes: 1917 (Mar) Formed. 1st Army Unit for Woman. Volunteers, Enrolled, not Enlisted. No Officer Ranks, they had: Controllers & Administrators (from middle / higher class). On a Grade System. No NCO’s, they had: forewomen. (from the working class). Not Soldiers, Members. Four Branches: Cookery, Mechanical, Clerical & Miscellaneous. 1918 (Apr) Renamed: The Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC). 1921 (Sep) Disbanded. 1918 (01Apr) Royal Air Force (RAF) / Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) “Waafs” Formed. 1920: Disbanded. Dimensions: 46 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress / Metal Shoulder Title Badge Set – The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Short Lived. (OR’s). c.1938 - 49. A Lovely Short Lived, WW2 Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress & Metal Shoulder Title Badge Set to: The Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.). Headdress: Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram ATS. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. Slider. c.1938 - 49. KK2188. Shoulder Titles: A Lovely Condition / Quality Matching Pair of Gilding Metal All Ranks (AR’s) Shoulder Title Badges. In Line / Straight. Plain Capital Letters ATS. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs, N / S. c.1938 - 49. Westlake: 1814. Notes: 1938 (09Sep) ATS Formed [Royal Warrant] Woman’s Branch of the British Army during WW2. 1949 (01Feb) Woman’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) “Wracs” Formed [Army Order 6 of 1949]. Roots WAAC 1917 - 21. Other Woman's Services / Units: Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Q.A.R.A.N.C.). First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.). Dimensions: Headdress Badge: 40 mm x 35 mm. Shoulder Titles: 20 mm x 20 mm each Badge.
Cap / Headdress / Pouch Belt Badge – Volunteers. Generic Victorian Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC). c.1860 - 1908. A lovely Quality Victorian Example of a Generic Rifle Volunteers Headdress / Pouch Belt Badge as worn by British and Colonial Rifle / Infantry Volunteers. A Curled Bugle Horn Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Die Struck In White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1860 - 1908. Notes: Also worn with a Separate Number. The Volunteers. British Rifle Volunteers 1860 - 1908. Australian Rifle Volunteers 1854 - 1884. New Zealand Rifle Volunteers 1895 - 1911. 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891 – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 44 mm x 46 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Small Subdued Back Badge. c.1993 - 2002. A Lovely Unissued Condition Small Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & Attached Personnel. 2nd Batch (Black Backing) Introduced 1993 / 4 (Catterick). Black on Olive Green. Machine embroidered with merrowed edges. c.1993 - 2002. Dimensions: 35 x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Small Subdued Back Badge. c.1993 - 2002. A Lovely Unissued Condition Small Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) & 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & Attached Personnel. 1st Batch (White Backing) Introduced 1993 / 4 (Catterick). Black on Olive Green. Machine embroidered with merrowed edges. c.1993 - 2002. Dimensions: 35 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters). OSD, Chocolate Brown / Bronze Backbadge. c.Latter Years, Pre 1994. A Lovely Unissued Condition Latter Years Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Headdress Backbadge to the: 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up (Facing Left as Observed by the Front) over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Die Struck, Chocolate Brown / Bronze Finish, Voided, 2 x Long Thin Blades E / W. c.Latter Years, Pre 1994. Notes: The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters) Celebrates Back Badge Day on March 21st. This Commemorates an Incident at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, when the 28th, 42nd & 58th Regiments of Foot beat off a French Attack on Two Fronts by Turning their Rear Ranks Back to Back with the Front Ranks. "Rear rank, 28th! Right about face!" Since that day the Regiment have worn a Badge on the Back, as well as the Front, of their Caps. Dimensions: Diameter: 21 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) 1st Issue Ballykelly NI Small Subdued Back Badge. c.1988 - 90. A Lovely Unissued Condition Small Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmet Camouflaged Cover for All Ranks of: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI & Attached Personnel. Issued to the Battalion on their 1988 - 90 Tour of Ballykinler Northern Ireland (NI). Black on Olive Green. Very finely machine embroidered with merrowed edges. c.1988 - 90. Dimensions: 33mm x 33 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) Warrant Officers / Officers Forage / No.1 Dress, Regimental Side Hat & Beret. (3rd Pattern). A Very Nice Removed from Cap Condition Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers 3rd Pattern Forage / No.1 Dress Cap, Regimental Side Hat & Beret Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above Two Sprays of Laurel. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1948 - 71. Dimensions: 53 mm x 70 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) & The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW LI). All Rank’s Back Badge (3rd / Last Pattern). c.2002 - 2007. A Very Nice Unissued Gold Stove Glazed All Rank’s (AR’s) Headdress Backbadge to the: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW LI). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) / Officer’s (Off’s) Service Dress Cap, The Ordinary Rank’s (OR’s) Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Gold Stove Glazed, Voided, 2 x Sturdy Blades E / W. (Badge Slightly Thicker). Makers Mark: Raised Lettering: FIRMIN. c.2002 - 2007. Notes: Introduced with the Smaller Front Badge in 2002. Made by Firmin. Slightly Thicker Set Badge, with Sturdier Blades. • There are 2 Known Makers Mark / Stamp for the 3rd / Last Pattern Back Badge, Both from the same Company: Firmin & Sons Limited, Birmingham. FIRMIN – F&S. • RGBW LI: July 2005 - 01 Feb 2007. • Rifles Back Badge as per the 3rd / Last Pattern but in Silver. Dimensions: Diameter: 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) & The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW LI). All Rank’s Back Badge (3rd / Last Pattern). c.2002 - 2007. A Very Nice Unissued Gold Stove Glazed All Ranks (AR’s) Headdress Backbadge to the: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW LI). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) / Officer’s (Off’s) Service Dress Cap, The Ordinary Rank’s (OR’s) Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & the Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Gold Stove Glazed, Voided, 2 x Sturdy Blades E / W. (Badge Slightly Thicker). No Makers Mark. Complete with Firmin & Sons Plc Plastic Packet (Opened) Dated: 21/01/04. c.2002 - 2007. Notes: Introduced with the Smaller Front Badge in 2002. Made by Firmin. Slightly Thicker Set Badge, with Sturdier Blades. • There are 2 Known Makers Mark / Stamp for the 3rd / Last Pattern Back Badge, Both from the same Company: Firmin & Sons Limited, Birmingham. FIRMIN – F&S. • RGBW LI: July 2005 - 01 Feb 2007. • Rifles Back Badge as per the 3rd / Last Pattern but in Silver. Dimensions: Diameter: 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) All Rank’s Back Badge (1st Pattern). c.1994 - 2002. A Very Nice Unissued Gold Stove Glazed All Rank’s (AR’s) Headdress Back Badge to the: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) / Officer’s (Off’s) Service Dress Cap, The Ordinary Rank’s (OR’s) Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Gold Stove Glazed, Voided, 2 x Blades E / W. Makers Mark: Raised Lettering LB&B. c.1994 - 2002. Notes: On Amalgamation at Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison Each Soldier Received x 2 Back Badges on Monday18th April 1994. The Blades of the Initial first Two Batches of Badges were Not Squaddie Proof (i.e. Prone to Breaking). This was Not Rectified until the Period of the Change to the Smaller Front Badge in 2002, where a More Sturdier, Slightly Thicker with Wider Blades Back Badge was Introduced. • There are 4 Known Different Makers Mark / Stamp for the 1st Pattern, All from the same Company: The London Badge & Button Company. Dimensions: Diameter: 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) All Rank’s Back Badge (2nd Pattern). c.1998 - 2002. A Very Nice Unissued Gold Stove Glazed All Rank’s (AR’s) Headdress Backbadge to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) / Officer’s (Off’s) Service Dress Cap, The Ordinary Rank’s (OR’s) Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Gold Stove Glazed, Voided, 2 x Long Thin Blades E / W. (Badge Slightly Thinner). Makers Mark: Stamped LB&B. c.1998 - 2002. Notes: On Amalgamation at Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison Each Soldier Received x 2 Back Badges on Monday18th April 1994. The Blades of the Initial first Two Batches of Badges were Not Squaddie Proof (i.e. Prone to Breaking). This was Not Rectified until the Period of the Change to the Smaller Front Badge in 2002, where a More Sturdier, Slightly Thicker Badge (Now Made by: FIRMIN) with Wider Blades Back Badge was Introduced. • There is only 1 Known Makers Mark / Stamp for the 2nd Pattern, Still from the same Company: The London Badge & Button Company. Dimensions: Diameter: 21 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers No.1 Dress. 1st Patt (Large). c.1994 - 2002. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Example of a 1st Pattern (Large) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) No.1 Dress Cap Front Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 R.G.B.W.). Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. On a Crimson Red Felt Square Backing (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1994 - 2002. Notes: On the 27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 47 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers No.1 Dress. 2nd Patt (Smaller). c.2002 - 2007. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Example of a 2nd Pattern (Smaller) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) No.1 Dress Cap Front Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 R.G.B.W.). Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. On a Crimson Red Felt Square Backing (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.2002 - 2007. Notes: On the 27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 46 mm x 46 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers Service Dress. An Unissued Condition Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers Badge. Gold Gilt Washed Sphinx over EGYPT set on a Silver Washed Cross Patee. 2 x Lugs, Makers Mark: LB&B (London Badge & Button Co Ltd). Complete with a Cropped Crimson Red Felt Backing (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). Worn on The Khaki Field Service Dress Cap. c. 1994 - 2007. On the27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Warrant Officers / Officers Regimental Side Hat. An Unissued Mint Condition Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) Regimental Side Hat Front Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. Set on Crimson Red Felt (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash) On A Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase c. 1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 47 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Large Subdued Back Badge. c.2002 - 07. A Lovely Unissued Condition large Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & Attached Personnel. President Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchased 2002 (Public Duties Hounslow). Black on Olive Green. Machine embroidered with merrowed edges. c.2002 - 07. Dimensions: 44 mm x 44 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Large Subdued Back Badge. Issued 2002. A Lovely Unissued Condition large Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) & Attached Personnel. Issued 2002 (Public Duties Hounslow). Black on Olive Green. Fine machine embroidered with merrowed edges. c.2002 - 07. Dimensions: 43 mm x 43 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). OR’s Navy Blue Beret. 2nd Patt (Smaller). c.2002 - 2007. An Unissued 2nd Pattern (Smaller) Ordinary Ranks (OR’s). Gold Colour Sphinx over EGYPT set on a Silver Colour Cross Patee. Stove Glazed, Slider, Makers Mark: FIRMIN. Complete with a Triangular Shaped Crimson Red Felt Backing (Known as The Brandy Wine Flash) Worn on The Navy Blue Beret. c.2002 - 2007. On the 27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 33 x 33 mm – Brandy Wine Flash: 55 x 65 x 65 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). OR’s No.1 / No.2 Dress Hat. 2nd Patt (Smaller). c.2002 - 2007. An Unissued 2nd Pattern (Smaller) Ordinary Ranks (OR’s). Gold Colour Sphinx over EGYPT set on a Silver Colour Cross Patee. Stove Glazed, Slider, Makers Mark: FIRMIN. Complete with a Cropped Crimson Red Felt Backing (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). Worn on The No.1 / No.2 Dress Hat. c.2002 - 2007. Notes: On the 27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 33 x 33 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW).OR’s Navy Blue Beret. 1st Patt (Large). c.1994 - 2002. An Unissued 1st Pattern Ordinary Ranks (OR’s). Gold Colour Sphinx over EGYPT set on a Silver Colour Cross Patee. Stove Glazed, Slider, Makers Mark: FIRMIN. Complete with a Triangular Shaped Crimson Red Felt Backing (Known as The Brandy Wine Flash) Worn on The Navy Blue Beret. c.1994 - 2002. On the27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm – Brandy Wine Flash: 60 x 60 x 60 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW).OR’s No.1 / No.2 Dress Hat. 1st Patt (Large). c.1994 - 2002. Unissued 1st Pattern Ordinary Ranks (OR’s). Gold Colour Sphinx over EGYPT set on a Silver Colour Cross Patee. Stove Glazed, Slider, Makers Mark: London Badge & Button Co Ltd. Complete with a Cropped Crimson Red Felt Backing (Representing The Brandy Wine Flash). Worn on The No.1 / No.2 Dress Hat. c.1994 - 2002. On the27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment).1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - Cavalry - 15th (King’s) Hussars OSD Khaki Forage Cap Badge. KK777. c.1902 - 22. A Very Nice Bronze Officers Service Dress (OSD) Headdress Badge to: The 15th Kings Hussars. The Royal Crest with Imperial Crown within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks” Below the Garter XV.KH resting on a Scroll inscribed: MEREBIMUR Motto (Latin “We Shall Be Worthy”). Die Cast in Bronze, 2 x Blades E/W. KK777. c.1902 - 22. Notes: 1759 (10th March): Raised as: 15th Light Dragoons, Popularly known as Elliot’s Light Horse. [Light Troop] 1st ever! 1766 (26th May): Renamed: 1st (King’s Royal) Light Dragoons. For: (George III). 1769: 15th (The King’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. [15th Light Dragoons]. 1807: Became Hussars. 15th (The King’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). [15th (King’s) Hussars]. 1861: Titled Simplified: 15th (King’s) Hussars. 1921: Renamed: 15th The King’s Hussars. 1922: Amalgamated with The 19th (Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars to become the 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars. 1992(Dec): Amalgamated: with The 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) to become the Light Dragoons. 1939 (04th Apr): Became part of the Royal Armoured Corps. Dimensions: 41 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - Cavalry - Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) OR’s (WW2). A Very Nice Die Struck White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Armoured Corps. A Right Hand Clenched Fist Mailed Gauntlet, Palm Front with a Tablet on the Wrist Reading: RAC, Enclosed by Two Concentric Circles with Arrowheads, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown.Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1942 - 52. KK778. Dimensions: 50 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - Control Commission Germany Lovely gilt Officers Cap / Headdress Badge, Monogram CCG, lugs. KK 2184
Cap / Headdress Badge - Southern Rhodesia Armoured Car Regiment (S.R.A.C.R.) c.1948 - 56. A Superb Quality / Condition Badge. White Metal. Cap Badge. The Head of a Sable Antelope. Moto Scroll: ASI SABI LUTO. Sindebele for “We Fear Nothing”. Makers Mark: FIRMIN LONDON. Lugs.c.1948 - 56. Dimensions: 50 x 33 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glorious Glosters) OR’s Front Badge. A Lovely Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Front Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (The Old Braggs / Slashers). Sphinx over EGYPT Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves. Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, Slider. c.1920 - 53 – KK634. Dimensions: 44 mm x 52 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glorious Glosters) OR’s Front Badge. A Very Nice Example of a Shaped as Worn, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Front Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (The Old Braggs / Slashers). Sphinx over EGYPT Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves. Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, Slider. c. 1920 - 53 – KK634. Dimensions: 43 mm x 51 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Gloucestershire Regiment Backbadge Pugri (Boer War Period). A lovely Boer War Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Back Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) as a Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Badge on the Foreign Service Helmet. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, Long Slider. c. 1881 -1914. Dimensions: 29 mm x 32 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Gloucestershire Regiment Front Badge – White Metal, Three Berries Variation. c.1901 - 53. A Lovely Struck Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal (Three Berries Variation) Front Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over EGYPT Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, Slider. c.1901 - 53 – KK634. Note: The Three Berries are located within the Laurel Leaves either (E/W) side of the EGYPT Plinth. Dimensions: 44 mm x 54 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Gloucestershire Regiment OR’s Lugged Victorian / Boer War Period. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period White Metal Front Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over EGYPT Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1894 -1920 – KK634. Note: White Metal is an Alloy, it’s a Mixture of Sterling Silver & Copper. Early White Metal had a Greater Sterling Silver Content. Dimensions: 44 mm x 53 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps WW2 Economy Plastic / Bakelite. Sealed: 04th August 1943. c.1943 - 46. A Very Nice ConditionWW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Headdress Badge to: The Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC). In Black. On a Maltese Cross. Surmounted by a Tablet Reading: CELER ET AUDAX then a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. In the Centre of the Cross a Circlet Reading: THE KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS. Within the Circlet a Bugle with String. Battle Honours on each Arm of Maltese Cross. 2 x Blades E / W. Sealed: 04th August 1943. Complete with a Scarlet Melton Backing. c.1943 - 46. KK 2251. Dimensions: 57 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Northumberland Fusiliers OR’s Lugged Victorian / Boer War Period. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Headdress Badge to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames - Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, opposed to Flatter Flames Variations. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1902 - 36. KK 593 - Wood 168. Note: When worn on the Brodrick Cap in 1903 - 04 the Badge was Mounted on a Patch of Gosling Green Cloth. Dimensions: 42 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Rifles. All Rank’s Bright Silver Back Badge. c.2007 - Present. A Very Nice Unissued Bright Silver Stove Glazed All Rank’s (AR’s) Headdress Backbadge to the: The Rifles. A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up (Facing Left as Observed by the Front) over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Die Struck, Bright Silver Stove Glazed, Voided, 2 x Short Sturdy Blades E / W. Makers Mark: Raised Lettering F&S. Complete with Firmin & Sons Plc Plastic Packet (Opened) Dated: 03.2012. c.2007 - Present. Notes: 2007 (01 Feb): Formed: The Devon & Dorset Light Infantry - The RGBW Light Infantry - The Royal Green Jackets. Backbadge Silver Worn: All Ranks No.1 Dress Forage Cap - Off’s / WO’s Side Hat Boss - All Ranks Turban - ACF Glos Berks Wilts. Dimensions: Diameter: 21 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBWLI).Large Desert DPM Subdued Back Badge. Op Herrick 3, Afghan, c.2005 - 06. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition large Scarce / Sort After Desert Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBWLI) & Attached Personnel. One off Issue for RGBWLI Operation Herrick 3 Tour of Afghanistan Sep 05 - Apr 06. Worn on the Rear of the Desert Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Helmet Cover. Rust Brown on Light Sand. Fine Machine Embroidered with Merrowed Edges. c.2005 - 06. Notes: RGBWLI Operation Herrick 3, Afghanistan Sept 05 - Apr 06. 2004 (16 Dec): MOD announced a Reorganisation of the Inf Regt’s. In preparation 1 RGBW was moved from the Prince of Wale’s Div to the Light Div. 2005 (July): Renamed The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBWLI). 2005 (Sep) – 2006 (Apr: RGBWLI Operation Herrick 3, Afghanistan, North Region. 2005 (24 Nov): MOD announced further Changes to the Amalgamations. The RGBWLI would amalgamate with the Devonshire & Dorset Regt, the Royal Green Jackets and the Light Infantry to form a new large regiment to be called The Rifles. The New Regiment came into Existence in 2007. Dimensions: 45 mm x 45 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge - The Wessex Brigade / Regiment – Officers Beret / Side Hat. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) Warrant / Commissioned Officers Headdress Badge to: The Wessex Brigade / Regiment. On a Plinth Reading WESSEX The Wessex Wyvern (Facing left as viewed from the front). Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Backing. Worn by Warrant Officers (WO’s) & Commissioned Officers (Off’s) on the Beret & the Regimental Side Hat / Cap. c.1957 – 95. Note: Wessex Brigade c. 1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c. 1971 - 95. Dimensions: 51 mm x 41 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) Warrant Officer’s / Officer’s Forage / No.1 Dress Cap, Regimental Side Hat & Beret. (4th ‘Last’ Pattern). A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) / Officer’s (Off’s) 4th & Last Pattern Forage / No.1 Dress Cap, Regimental Side Hat & Beret Badge Set to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above Two Sprays / Twigs of Laurel. Bellow, a Scroll inscribed GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1971 - 94. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on Gold Bullion Backed Plinth. Encircled by Two Gold Bullion Sprays / Twigs of Laurel forming a Wreath. Set on a Circular Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1971 - 94. Dimensions: Front Badge 54 mm x 68 mm - Back Badge 29 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 R.G.B.W.) Warrant Officers / Officers Beret 1st Patt (Large). c.1994 - 2002. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn 1st Pattern (Large) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers Beret Badge Set to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT (Gold Backed Plinth) set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. Set on a Crimson Red Felt Brandy Wine Flash with A Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1994 - 2002. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on a Primrose Yellow Backed Plinth. Encircled by Two Gold Bullion Twigs of Laurel Wreaths. Set on a Circular Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: Front Badge 73 mm x 74 mm - Back Badge 33 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 R.G.B.W.) Warrant Officers / Officers Beret 2nd Patt (Smaller). c.2002 - 2007. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn 2nd Pattern (Smaller )Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers Beret Badge Set to: The 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) over EGYPT (Primrose Yellow Backed Plinth) set on a Silver Bullion Cross Patee. Set on a Crimson Red Felt Brandy Wine Flash with A Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.2002 - 07. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on a Primrose Yellow Backed Plinth. Encircled by Two Gold Bullion Twigs of Laurel Wreaths. Set on a Circular Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: Front Badge 68 mm x 68 mm - Back Badge 33 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Warrant Officers / Officers Forage / No.1 Dress Cap, Regimental Side Hat & Beret. (2nd Pattern). A Very Nice Matching Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) 2nd Pattern Forage / No.1 Dress Cap, Regimental Side Hat & Beret Badge Set to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above Two Sprays of Laurel. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1902 - 48. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on Gold Bullion Backed Plinth. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1902 - 48. Dimensions: Front Badge: 47 mm x 65 mm - Back Badge: 25 mm x 28 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Warrant Officers / Officers Forage Cap / No.1 Dress & Regimental Side Hat (1st Pattern) Victorian. A Very Nice Matching Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) 1st Pattern Forage / No.1 Dress Cap & Regimental Side Hat & Set to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. FRONT BADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights. The Sphinx superscribed ? (Possibly EGYPT in Greek Characters) above Two Sprays of Laurel. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1893 - 1902. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on Gold Bullion Backed Plinth. Set on a Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1893 - 1902. Dimensions: Front Badge: 44 mm x 69 mm - Back Badge: 29 mm x 27 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set - The Wessex Brigade / Regiment – Officers / WO’s Beret / Side Hat. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) Regimental Side Hat / Beret Badge Set to: The Wessex Brigade / Regiment. FRONT BADGE: On a Plinth Reading WESSEX The Wessex Wyvern (Facing left as viewed from the front). Gold Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1957 - 95. BACKBADGE: Gold Bullion Embroidered Sphinx (Black Highlights) Superscribed EGYPT on Gold Bullion Backed Plinth. Encircled by Two Gold Bullion Twigs of Laurel. Set on a Circular Dark Blue Backing. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. c.1957 - 95. Note: Wessex Brigade c. 1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c. 1971 - 95. Dimensions: Front Badge 49 mm x 39 mm - Back Badge 29 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge Set – 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). FRONT BADGE: The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above two sprays of Laurel. Bellow, a Scroll inscribed GLOUCESTERSHIRE. In Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite. Slider; J. R. GAUNT B’HAM. Unissued Condition. c. 1953-94. KK 634 BACKBADGE: The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT encircled by two Laurel Wreaths. In Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite. Lugs + Securing Pin. Unissued Condition. c. 1953-94. KK 635 Dimensions: Front Badge: 43 x 53 mm – Back Badge 20 x 21 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.). c.1965 - 80. A Lovely Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Issue Beret / Headdress Badge to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (SAS). King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Bright Light Blue, White, Red & Black Embroidered on Dark Blue Felt. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities.) c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 58 mm x 45 mm. Imperfections: Slight Moth, See Pics!
Cap / Headdress Badge – 13th Frontier Force Rifles (13FFR) Officers. British Indian Army. A Very Nice & Rare Officers Service Dress (OSD) Headdress Badge to: The 13th Frontier Force Rifles (13FFR). In the Centre of a Strung Bugle (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) Numbers: 13 above Letters: FFR. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Indian Cast in Bronze. Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S Complete with a Period Brass Securing Pin. c. 1901 - 47. Dimensions: 43 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 13th Middlesex (Queen's) Volunteer Rifle Corps (Westminster) Slouch Hat. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Die Struck in White Metal Slouch Hat Badge to: The 13th Middlesex (Queen's) Volunteer Rifle Corps (Westminster). A Strap Inscribed: QUEENS WESTMINSTER VOLS. Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). To the Centre on a Horizontal Lined Background a Portcullis. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Period Scarlet Melton Backing. c.1891 - 1902. Dimensions: 60 mm x 37 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1878 Pattern Cloth Helmet Plate, OR’s, Gloucestershire Regiment. c.1881 - 1901. A Lovely Victorian Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Helmet Plate (HP) Complete with Matching Colour / Patina Helmet Plate Center (HPC) for use on the OR’s 1878 Home Service Universal Pattern (Blue Cloth) Helmet, to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. HP: A Voided Blank Center surrounded by Two Large Twigs of Laurel, Set on an Eight Pointed Star surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, Lugs x 2 Large Oblong E / W. HPC: The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Scroll: Plain with Border). Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Rear. Encircled by Regimental Title Reading: GLOUCESTERSHIRE above x 2 Twigs of Laurel on a seeded / bordered background. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, Lugs x 3 Oblong. Complete with a Fitted Piece of Black Cloth & a single Large Securing Pin. c.1881 - 1901. Note: OR’s HPC’s QVC: c.1881 - 1901. KC: c.1901 - 14. The disappearance of Regimental No’s & the intro of the Terr’s titles under the Cardwell Scheme necessitated new designs for the plate on the Cloth Helmet. For economy reasons the HPC’s were also worn with a Small Crown above on the Undress Glengarry c.1895 - 1901. Additional variations of the HPC’s are: Unit private purchase Fixed Crown, Long sliders (Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri). Black Cloth Backing with exception of Royal Regt’s [Red], Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) [Green], The South Staffordshire Regiment [Brown / Buff Holland]. Dimensions: Helmet Plate (HP): 45 mm x 50 mm. Helmet Plate Center (HPC): Diameter: 50 mm. Imperfections: HP: Missing x 1 Lug. HPC: Missing x 1 Lug.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st & 2nd Batts Glouc.R Off’s Forage Cap (Gloucester Coat of Arms) Gilt & Enamel Badge / Device. c.1883 - 1904. A Stunningly Beautiful Victorian / Boer War Period Officers Only, Bright Gold Gilt & Scarlet Enamel Forage Cap Badge / Device to: the 1st & 2nd Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). The Arms of the City (3 Chevronels Gules between 10 Torteauxes) above the Title Scroll Reading: GLOUCESTERSIRE REGIMENT, Surmounted by The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasted, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs E / W, Die Struck, Voided. c.1883 - 1904. Dimensions: 58 mm x 48 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st (City of Bristol) Volunteer Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Glengarry. c.1882 - 1901 A Very Rare & Beautiful Example of the Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry Badge in Blackened Brass. Maltese Cross Plate, topped by a Queen Victoria Crown (QCV). Arms of Bristol with Cross Rifles. Circled by: 1 GLOS CITY OF BRISTOL. R.V. Motto Scroll Reads: IN DANGER READY. 2 x Lugs (North & South), Die Struck, Complete with a Dark (Rifle) Green Felt Backing. c.1882 - 1901. (Note! This Badge came out of the White Collection Sold back in 2003) Dimensions: 58 x 47 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st Battalion (Bn) Vickers Home Guard. c.1940 - 44. A Lovely Rare Example of a WW2 Short Lived Home Guard Period Headdress Badge to: The 1st Battalion Vickers Home Guard Affiliated to The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Large Capitals A over V, Surmounted by Capitals H. C., Over 1st BN. Cast in Brass, 2 x Lugs N / S. Slider. c.1940 - 44. Dimensions: 39 mm x 25 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. Back Badge. A Very Nice Conditioned Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Backbadge. The Sphinx super scribed EGYPT in White Metal, encircled by Two Laurel Wreaths in Gilding Metal. Worn on the Home / Foreign Service Helmet. Slider. c. 1948 - 88. Dimensions: 27 x 29 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st Battalion The Monmouthshire Regiment. (Forage Cap). A Lovely Territorial Infantry Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Forage Cap Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Monmouthshire Regiment. Territorial Army (TA) Infantry. In the Centre a Welsh Dragon Stand on a Ground, Encircled in Two Large Wreaths of Laurel & Flanders Poppies Emblazoned with Battle Honours, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. Slider. c. post 1922. KK 1770. Dimensions: 46 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers Corps (RVC) Hereford & Radnor. Short Lived. c.1875 - 80. A Lovely Condition, Short Lived Victorian Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Forage Cap Badge to: The 1st Hereford Rifle Volunteers Corps (Hereford and Radnor). Within the Centre of a Curled Bugle Horn, the Numerals: 69. Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Die Struck In White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1875 - 80. KK 1786. Notes: 1859 / 60: The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880: Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batt’s). Designated 1st Hereford RVC (Hereford & Radnor). 1881: Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batt’s of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB’s of the Local County Regiments). 1891 (Dec): Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908: Territorial Force formed, The Hereford RVC became The 1st Bn the Herefordshire Reg’t, Territorial Force (T.F.). Dimensions: 40 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 1st Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Corps (R.V.C.). Officers, Blackened Brass. c.1860 - 1901. A Very Nice Scarce Victorian Period Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The 1st Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Corps. Within the Centre of a Curled Bugle, the Numerals: 39, Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Die Struck in Blackened Brass, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1860 - 1901. Notes: 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). Designated 1st Worcestershire RVC. 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). 1891 (Dec) – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed; Worcester RVC became 7st Bn Worcestershire Reg’t, Territorial Force (T.F.). Dimensions: 40 mm x 46 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 21st County of London Battalion (First Surrey Rifles). Officers Field Service / Side Hat. c.1908 - 35. A Very Nice, Rare Pre WW1 Blackened Brass / Bronze Officers (Off’s) Field Service / Side Hat Badge to: 21st County of London Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles). The Order of Bath / Maltese Cross with South Africa 1900 - 02on the Top Arm & 1803 (Formation Date of the 1st Surrey Volunteers) on the Bottom Arm. A Lion is Placed in between each Arm of the Cross. Above the Cross a Scroll Reading: CONCORDIA VICTRIX “Unity in Victory” Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. To the Centre a Strung Bugle within a Circlet Reading: FIRST SURREY RIFLES. Bottom Scroll Reads: 21st COUNTY OF LONDON. Die Struck in Blackened Brass / Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1908 - 1935. KK1853. Dimensions: 43 mm x 31 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot (Glengarry). c.1874 - 81 A Very Nice Example of the Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry Badge to: The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. A Strap Inscribed: NORTH GLOUCESTERSIRE Surmounted by a Spinx over a Tablet Reading: EGYPT. In the Centre of the Strap, The Numbers 28. Die Struck in Brass. 2 x Lugs N / S. Complete with a Piece of Black Velvet (Not Period). c.1874 - 81. Dimensions: 78 mm x 43 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot (Pork Pie 28 Numeral). c.1854 / 55. An Extremely Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Sevastopol Period 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, Pork Pie (Kilmarnock) Hat, Front 28 Numeral / Badge. Cast in Brass. 2 x Lugs. Sebastopol Excavated. c.1854 / 55. Dimensions: 24 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot OR’s Back Number / Backbadge. c.1854 / 55. An Extremely Nice Sevastopol Period 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Albert Shako Back / Rear 28 Numeral / Badge. Within A Rope Patterned Oval, the Number 28. None Voided / Solid, Die Struck in Brass. Complete with 2 x Lugs (None Period) E / W. Sebastopol Excavated. c.1854 / 55. Dimensions: 33 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot OR’s Undress Brass Glengarry Cap Badge. c.1874 - 81. A Lovely Worn / Used Example of the Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Brass Glengarry Badge to: The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. A Belt / Strap Inscribed: NORTH GLOUCESTERSIRE Surmounted by a Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over a Tablet Reading: EGYPT. In the Centre of the Strap, The Numbers 28. Die Struck in Brass. 2 x Lugs N / S. Complete with a Piece of Black Velvet (Not Period). c.1874 - 81. Notes: 1694 - 1751: Colonels: Gibson, De Lalo, Mordaunt, Dazell, Barrell, Price, Bragg. 1751: Numbered 28th Regiment of Foot. 1782: County Title: 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. 1803 - 11: 1st / 28th & 2nd / 28th. 1881: Became: 1st Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment. 1874 - 1881: Glengarry Undress Cap / Bonnet. Infantry Regt’s. Dimensions: 78 mm x 43 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, Gold Gilt SNCO’s Back Number / Backbadge. c.1854 / 55. A Very Nice Sevastopol Period 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, Senior None Commissioned Officers (SNCO’s) Bright Gold Gilt Albert Shako Back / Rear 28 Numeral / Badge. Within A Rope Patterned Oval, the Number 28. None Voided / Solid, Die Struck. Sebastopol Excavated. c.1854 / 55. KK469. Dimensions: 33 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 28th County of London Regiment (Artists Rifles). c.1908 - 38. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 28th County of London Regiment (Artists Rifles). The Heads of Mars (God of War) & Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom) above Title Scroll Reading: ARTISTS RIFLES. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. Slider. c.1908 - 38 . KK 1858. Note: Reformed in 1947 to become: 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). Dimensions: 47 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment, India. c.1922 - 35. A Lovely example of a Between the Wars Period Indian Manufactured Official Issued Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Essex Regiment. The Gibraltar Castle & Key encircled by two Laurel Wreaths, surmounted by A Sphinx over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Title Scroll Reads: THE ESSEX REGIMENT. (Note: This is the Post 1900 Variation with the Redesigned Castle). 3 Part Cast Brass & White Metal Riveted Construction, Voided, Slider, Makers Mark Reads: G. KARANJEE & SONS ALIGARH. c.1922 - 35. Notes: 2nd Battalion Stationed at Ambala (Approx 350km North of Aligarh) Northern India form 1922 - 27. 1741: Raised: 44th Regiment of Foot. 1755: Raised: 56th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Amalgamation: The Essex Regiment. 1958: Amalgamated with The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment to Form The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16/44th Foot). East Anglian Brigade Badge. Dimensions: 43 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 2nd Volunteer Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment.Helmet Plate. c.1881 - 1908. A Lovely Victorian Blackened Brass Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) 1877 Home Service Helmet / Headdress Plate / Badge to: The 2nd Volunteer Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. A Maltese Cross with a Lion Placed in between Each Division Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). In the Centre a Strung Bugle Within a Circlet Reading: GLOUCESTERSHIRE 2ND VOLR BATTN. Die Struck in Blackened Gilding Metal. 3 x Lugs N, E & W. Complete with a piece of Scarlet Red Backing. c.1881 - 1902. Dimensions: 92 mm x 65 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot, Officer’s / Warrant Officer’s Victorian, Outstandingly Beautiful Bright Gilt Glengarry. c.1874 - 81. An Exceptionally Rare & Outstandingly Beautiful, Short Lived, Victorian Period Example of an Officer’s (Off’s) / Warrant Officer’s (WO’s) Glengarry Badge to the: 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot. Three Part Scroll Reading: PRINCESS CHARLETTE OF WALES surmounted by another Scroll Reading: HERTFORDSHIRE, Topped with a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). To the Centre, within the Scrolls the Numerals 49 Surmounted by a China Dragon (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) over the CHINA Honour Plinth. Quality Die Struck, Beautiful Bright Gilt, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1874 - 81. KK505. Notes: 1744: Formed: 63rd Regiment of Foot. 1751: Renumbered: 49th Regiment of Foot. 1777: Fought at the Battle of Brandywine Creek. 1782: Renamed: 49th Hertfordshire Regiment. 1816: Princess of Wales Hertfordshire Regiment. 1881: Amalgamated with the 66th Berkshire Regiment. 1881: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Berkshire Regiment. 1885: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire Regiment. Dimensions: 61 mm x 44 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Blank Plinth, BACK BADGE. A Lovely Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal small Rear Headdress Badge (BACKBADGE) to: the 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth, encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel joined at the top. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, Slider. c. 1908 - 21. Dimensions: Diameter: 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze. Blank Plinth. A Lovely Condition & Very Scarce Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Front Headdress Badge to: the 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Cast in Bronze, Voided, 2 x Blades E / W. c. 1908 - 21. KK1720. Dimensions: 41 mm x 52 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Three Berries Variation. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal (Three Berries Variation) Front Headdress Badge to: the 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, Slider. c.1908 - 21. KK1720. Note: Three Berries located within the Laurel Leaves either (E / W) side of the Blank Plinth. Dimensions: 44 mm x 53 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Front Headdress Badge to: the 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, Slider. c.1908 - 21. KK1720. Dimensions: 43 mm x 53 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Economy None Voided Variation. c.1908 - 21. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal (Economy None Voided Variation) Front Headdress Badge to: the 4th, 5th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth on Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in White Metal, None Voided, Slider. c.1908 - 21. KK1720. Dimensions: 43 mm x 54 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Army Air Corps (AAC) 1st Pattern. c.WW2. A Lovely Early 1st Pattern White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Army Air Corps (AAC). Encircled Within Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves An Eagle Facing Right (As observed from the Front) on the Title Scroll, Reading: AAC. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. Lugs E / W. Complete with a cropped piece of Burgundy Felt Backing. c.WW2. KK 2054. Dimensions: 46 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Belgian Army, 1st Parachutist Regiment S.A.S / 1st Parachutist Battalion. NCO’s, Die Struck in Quality White Metal. c.Post 1946. A Lovely Example of a Die Struck, None Commissioned Officer’s (NCO’s) Headdress Badge to: Belgian Army, 1st Parachutist Regiment S.A.S / 1st Parachutist Battalion. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Die Struck in Quality White Metal. 2 x Wires N / S. c.Post 1946. Notes: 5th SAS / 1st Belgian SAS Parachutist Regiment. 1942 (08 May) 1st Para Unit: ‘B’ (Parachute) Company, 2nd Bn Belgian Fus. 1942 (Oct): Attached 3 Para.1943 (Jan): Redesignated: Belgian Independent Parachute Coy.1943 (Aug): Posted as: 4th Coy British 8th Para Bn.1944 (Jan): Joined: The Special Air Service Brigade.1945 (Apr): Coy rec Vols from Belgian & became the Belgian S.A.S Regt & Operated as 3 Recce Sqn’s under 2nd Canadian Corps.1945 (08 May): Counter Intelligence Roll. Post War: Reduction & a Fight to Continue.1946 (Early): Redesignated: 1st Para Regt S.A.S, then Belgian Para Bn, & 1st Para Bn.1950 - 54: Korea in the Corps Volontaires Corea (CVC).1952: Formed: Para-Commando Regt. (Para Bn / 1st Bn & Cmdo Bn / 2nd Bn.). Wars / Conflicts: 1939- 45: WW2. 1950 - 53: Korea.1959 - 62: Rwandan Revolution.1960 - 66: Congo Crisis.1977 - 78: Zaire.1990 - 91: 1st Gulf War.1992 - 95: Somalia.1999: Kosovo.2001: Afghanistan. Dimensions: 47 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Belgian Army, 1st Paracutist Regiment S.A.S / 1st Parachutist Battalion. OR’s, Early, Scarce, in Theatre Made, Sand Cast in Quality Brass. c.Post 1946. A Lovely Example of an Early, Scarce, in Theatre Made, Egyptian Style Sand Cast in Quality Brass, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: Belgian Army, 1st Parachutist Regiment S.A.S / 1st Parachutist Battalion. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Sand Cast in Quality Brass. 2 x Lugs N / S. c.Post 1946. Notes: 5th SAS / 1st Belgian SAS Parachutist Regiment. 1942 (08 May) 1st Para Unit: ‘B’ (Parachute) Company, 2nd Bn Belgian Fus. 1942 (Oct): Attached 3 Para.1943 (Jan): Redesignated: Belgian Independent Parachute Coy.1943 (Aug): Posted as: 4th Coy British 8th Para Bn.1944 (Jan): Joined: The Special Air Service Brigade.1945 (Apr): Coy rec Vols from Belgian & became the Belgian S.A.S Regt & Operated as 3 Recce Sqn’s under 2nd Canadian Corps.1945 (08 May): Counter Intelligence Roll. Post War: Reduction & a Fight to Continue.1946 (Early): Redesignated: 1st Para Regt S.A.S, then Belgian Para Bn, & 1st Para Bn.1950 - 54: Korea in the Corps Volontaires Corea (CVC).1952: Formed: Para-Commando Regt. (Para Bn / 1st Bn & Cmdo Bn / 2nd Bn.). Wars / Conflicts: 1939- 45: WW2. 1950 - 53: Korea.1959 - 62: Rwandan Revolution.1960 - 66: Congo Crisis.1977 - 78: Zaire.1990 - 91: 1st Gulf War.1992 - 95: Somalia.1999: Kosovo.2001: Afghanistan. Dimensions: 47 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Brigade of Gurkhas Recruits Cap Badge. A lovely Unissued Recruits Small White Metal Headdress Badge to: Recruits of the Brigade of Gurkhas / Goorkhas / Goorka. Crossed Kukris. Cast in White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W Complete with a Period Brass Securing Pin. c. 2001 - 04. Note: This is the Badge given to Gurkhas at Attestation Parade at Pokhora, Nepal. Worn as a Recruit Badge until obtaining their Unit Badge at Pass Out in Catterick. A slightly larger version of this Badge exists from the same period. Made in Kathmandu. Dimensions: 20 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Bristol University Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.). Bright Gilt. c.1909 - 40. An Exceptionally Nice & Rare Bright Gold Example of an Officers Headdress Badge to: The Bristol University Officer Training Corps (OTC). A Shield Bearing the Arms of the University above a Title Scroll Reading: BRISTOL UNIVERSITY O.T.C. Die Struck in Bright Gilt. None Voided. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear, also fitted with a Loop to attach a Securing Chain. c.1909 - 40. KK2443. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 43 mm x 48 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – British 22nd SAS Regiment / “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron SAS / New Zealand NZSAS, Off’s / WO’s. Quality Gold Bullion Embroidered. c.1970’s. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Worn / Used / Removed from Headdress, 1970’s Period, Officer’s Off’s / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Beret Badge to: The British 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.) / “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.) / 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Quality Hand Embroidered in Silver Bullion with Light Blue, Red & Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Background. Padded. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities.) c.1970’s. KK2063. Notes: 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. 1948 - 60: Malayan Emergency. 1954 - 59: Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. 1963 - 66: Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. 1963 - 67: Aden Emergency. 1962 - 76: Dhofar Rebellion, S Oman / Yemen Border. 1964 - 79: Rhodesian Bush War. 1968 - 98: Northern Ireland. 1982 - Falklands War. 1990 - 91: Gulf War. 2003 - 11: Iraq. 2001 - 14: Afghanistan. Dimensions: 49 mm x 29 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – British Indian Army – 16th Punjab Infantry Regiment OR’s Indian Cast in White Metal. c.1922 - 47. A Lovely Early (WW1) Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 16th Punjab Infantry Regiment (British Indian Army). Upon the Centre of a Maltese Cross, within a Quoit / Circle the Figures 16. Encircled by a Crescent, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads; PUNJAB REGIMENT. Solid Cast in White Metal, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1922 - 47. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. 1922 - 47 The 16th Punjab Regt (British Indian Army). 1947 Transferred to Pakistan Army. 1956 Amalgamated with the 1st, 14th & 15th Punjab Regiments to Form the Punjab Regiment. Dimensions: 34 mm x 31 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – British Police. Victorian (Viki) Period Northumberland (North’d) Constabulary Helmet Plate. c.1837 - 1902. A Lovely Victorian Period British Police Officers Helmet Plate / Badge to: The Northumberland Constabulary. On an Eight Pointed Star surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC) Alnwick Castle within a Shield, Encircled by a Buckled Belt Reading: NORTHUMBERLAND. Highlighted white metal letters. Die Struck in Blackened Bi Metal, None Voided, 3 Part Construction. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1837 - 1902. Dimensions: 95 mm x 82 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Canadian – Women's Volunteer Reserve Army (WVRC). (AR’s). Extremely Scarce c.1939. An Extremely Scarce, Lovely Condition, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s) Gilding Metal Field Service / Side Cap Badge to: The Canadian, Women's Volunteer Reserve Army (W.V.R.C.). On a Plain Domed Maple Leaf Background a Tablet Reading: WVRC. Surmounted by a crouching Beaver, Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Single Screw Post & Retaining Screw Fitting to the Rear. c.1939. Notes: In 1939 there were many Voluntary Women's Corps organized to assist in the War Effort. Members of these Corps wore a variety of Armbands and Private Uniforms. These groups existed, without official government sanction or support. They obtained all their insignia under their own initiative. However, the Volunteer Units were amalgamated by the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC's). Dimensions: Badge: 44 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry - 1st (Kings) Dragoon Guards (Boer / WW1). A Lovely All Brass Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 1st (Kings) Dragoon Guards. Double Headed Eagle of the Emperor Francis Joseph II of Austria. Title Scroll Reads: King’s Dragoon Guards. Die Stuck in Brass. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1896 - 1915. KK 734. Dimensions: 42 mm x 57 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – 10th Royal Hussars (The Prince of Wales’s Own). Quality Bi Metal. c.Pre 1969. A Lovely Quality Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 10th Royal Hussars (The Prince of Wales’s Own). Title Scroll Reading: 10th ROYAL HUSSARS, Surmounted by The Prince of Wales’s Plumes, Coronet & Motto: Ich Dien - Deutsch (German)” I Serve”. Die Struck in Quality Bi Metal, Voided, Slider, Makers Mark Reads: J.R.GAUNT LONDON, 11mm in Length (A Lovely Clear Example of an Official / Recognized Gaunt Makers Mark). c.Pre 1969. KK765. Notes: 1715: Humphrey Gore’s Regiment of Dragoons. 1751: 10th Regiment of Dragoons. 1783: 10th (Prince of Wales’s Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. 1806: 10th (The Prince of Wales’s Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). 1861: 10th (The Prince of Wales’s Own) Royal Hussars. 1921: 10th Royal Hussars (The Prince of Wales’s Own). 1969: Amalgamation: With: 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) to Form: The Royal Hussars (The Prince of Wales’s Own). Dimensions: 40 mm x 49 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wale’s Dragoon Guards) WW1. A Lovely Quality Die Struck Bi Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wale’s Dragoon Guards). On Crossed Carbines The Prince of Wales’s Plumes, Coronet & Motto. Title Scroll Reads: 3rd CARABINIERS. Voided. White Metal Reinforced Slider with a Manufactured Hole at the Bottom, Designed to enable Wearer to Sew / Secure the Badge into the Headdress. c. Sealed 14th December 1903. KK1888. Dimensions: 38 mm x 28 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – 3rd The King’s Own Hussars (2nd Pattern). A Very Nice Die Struck Bi Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 3rd The King’s Own Hussars. The White Horse of Hannover Over Title Scroll Reading: 3rd THE KING’S OWN HUSSARS. Voided. Slider. c. Sealed 04th May 1941. KK1913. Dimensions: 33 mm x 54 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – The 23rd Hussars (WW2). A Lovely Unissued Condition Die Struck Bi Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 23rd Hussars. The Capital Letter H, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads: 23rd HUSSARS. Slider. Blow Holes. c. Sealed 01st May 1941. KK1913. Dimensions: 43 mm x 26 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Short Lived, Quality Bi Metal Example, OR’s. c.1922 - 27. A Lovely Short Lived, Post WW1 Period, Quality Bi Metal Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Within a Circlet with a Seeded Background Inscribed: VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM , Latin for “We do not Retreat”, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown, The White Horse of Hanover (Galloping) Facing left as Observed from the Front, Above the Capital letters D G, Surmounted by the Roman Numeral V. Die Struck in Bi Metal, None Voided, Slider. c.1922 - 27. KK744. Notes: 1685 Raised. The Old Farmers. 1922 Amalgamated with The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons to form The 5th/6th Dragoon Guards. 1927 Title changed to The 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Dimensions: 43 mm x 27 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. c.1929 - 54. A Lovely Quality White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. The Monogram VDG, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided. Slider. Complete with a Period Green Felt Backing. Sealed 30th January 1929. c.1929 - 54. KK745. Notes: Formed 1922 as The 5th/6th Dragoons, an Amalgamation of The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards & The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons). 1927 Discarded 6th, Inserted Inniskilling. 1935 Became Royal. 1938 Became part of The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC). 1992 Amalgamated with The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. c.1922 - 1992. Dimensions: 38 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – The 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers Quality White Metal & Strengthened Lances Example. OR’s. (WW1 Period). A Lovely Early (WW1 Period) Quality Strengthened Lances Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. On Crossed Lances the Number 9, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads: LANCERS. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, Strengthened Lances, Slider. c. Sealed 30th July 1903. KK764. Notes: 1715 Raised. 1960 Amalgamated with The 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) to form The 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s). Dimensions: 43 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry – The Household Cavalry Forage Cap (ERII). A Very Nice Die Struck Gilding Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Forage Cap Badge to: The Household Cavalry. The Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II within the Garter, Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Voided. Slider. c. 1952 - 62. KK1881. Dimensions: 43 mm x 27 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Cavalry. 24th Lancers, Short Lived, Officers, GRVI, WW2 period, Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze. KC. c.1940 - 44. A Lovely Quality example of a Short Lived, King George VI, WW2 period, Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze KC Forage Cap Badge to: The 24th Lancers. Within a Circlet the Roman Numerals XXIV. Circlet on a Seeded Background Inscribed on the Lower Half: LANCERS. Through the Centre a Pair of Crossed Lances with Pennons Flying Outwards. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Bronze. Voided, 2 x Long Lugs E / W. Sealed 01 May 41. c.1941 - 44. KK1914. Notes: Formed 30th December 1940 from: 16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers (16 / 5 L) & the 17th/21st Lancers 17 / 21 L). Served in 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division & the 8th Armoured on Operation Overlord / DD Landings / Gold Beach, supporting the 50th (Northumberland) Infantry Division. Disbanded 24th July 1944. Dimensions: 42 mm x 33 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Clifton College, Bristol Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.) / Junior Training Corps (J.T.C). c.1909 - 50. A Lovely Early Officer Cadet Headdress Badge to: The Clifton College, Bristol OTC / JTC. A Shield Bearing the Arms of the Collage above Motto Scroll Reading: SPIRITUS IN TUSALIT, Latin for “The Spirit Nourishes Within”. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1909 - 50. KK2529. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 37 mm x 36 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Clifton College, Bristol Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.). c.1914 - 18. A Very Nice & Rare WW1 Period Officer Cadet Headdress Badge to: The Clifton College, Bristol OTC. A Shield Bearing the Arms of the Collage above Motto Scroll Reading: SPIRITUS IN TUSALIT, Latin for “The Spirit Nourishes Within”. Cast in Brass. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1914 - 18. KK2529. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 35 mm x 45 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Corps – The Royal Regiment of Artillery Officers Service Dress (OSD) Superior Quality Bronze Forage Cap. KC. 2 part Construction. J.R. GAUNT LONDON. c.1902 - 54. A Lovely Superior Quality Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Headdress Badge to: The Royal Regiment of Artillery. An Old Field Gun (Not a Revolving Wheel) Facing Left as Observed from the Front, Surmounted by a Scroll Reading: UBIQUE, Above the Scroll a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Below the Gun a Three Part Scroll Reading: QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT. Two Part Construction, Die Struck in Bronze, Voided, Two x Blades E / W. Maker Marked: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. c.1902 - 54. KK808. Notes: 1716 Raised. 1722 Title Assumed. 1832 Honours Granted: Ubique “Everywhere” and Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt “Wherever Right And Glory Lead”. 1924 Abolishment of: The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) “The Galloping Gunners”, The Royal Field Artillery (RFA), “The Gunners”, The Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), “The Heavy Gunners”. Dimensions: 47 mm x 63 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Corps – The Royal Regiment of Artillery Officers Service Dress (OSD) Superior Quality Bronze Forage Cap. KC. 2 part Construction. J.R. GAUNT LONDON. c.1902 - 54. A Lovely Superior Quality Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Headdress Badge to: The Royal Regiment of Artillery. An Old Field Gun (Not a Revolving Wheel) Facing Left as Observed from the Front, Surmounted by a Scroll Reading: UBIQUE, Above the Scroll a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Below the Gun a Three Part Scroll Reading: QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT. Two Part Construction, Die Struck in Bronze, Voided, Two x Blades E / W. Maker Marked: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. c.1902 - 54. KK808. Notes: 1716 Raised. 1722 Title Assumed. 1832 Honours Granted: Ubique “Everywhere” and Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt “Wherever Right And Glory Lead”. 1924 Abolishment of: The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) “The Galloping Gunners”, The Royal Field Artillery (RFA), “The Gunners”, The Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), “The Heavy Gunners”. Dimensions: 47 mm x 65 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – CORPS – The Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Short Lived. OSD, Bronzed. c.1917 - 18. A Lovely Very Short Lived, WW1 Period Officers Service Dress (OSD) Style Headdress Badge to: The Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram WAAC. Die Struck. Bronzed. Voided. 2 x Blades E / W. Makers Mark Reads: BENT & PARKER Ltd BIRMINGHAM & LONDON. Blades Each Stamped: B&P. c.1917 - 18. KK1156. Notes: 1917 (Mar) Formed. 1st Army Unit for Woman. Volunteers, Enrolled, not Enlisted. No Officer Ranks, they had: Controllers & Administrators (from middle / higher class). On a Grade System. No NCO’s, they had: forewomen. (from the working class). Not Soldiers, Members. Four Branches: Cookery, Mechanical, Clerical & Miscellaneous. 1918 (Apr) Renamed: The Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC). 1921 (Sep) Disbanded. 1918 (01Apr) Royal Air Force (RAF) / Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) “Waafs” Formed. 1920: Disbanded. Dimensions: 46 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Dean Close School, Cheltenham Combined Cadet Force (C.C.F.). From c.1955. A Lovely Early CCF, Short Lived Officer Cadet Headdress Badge to: The Dean Close School, Cheltenham Combined Cadet Force (CCF). A Shield Bearing the Arms of the School above Title Scroll Reading: DEAN CLOSE SCHOOL C.C.F, Surmounted by Motto: VERBUM DEI LUCERNA, Latin for “God's word. A guiding light”. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1955. KK2534. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 46 mm x 45 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – General Staff Officers, Generals No.1 Dress / Service Dress Caps, Quality Gold Bullion Embroidered. c.Early Post 1953. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Worn / Used / Removed from Headdress, Early 50’s Period, General Staff Officers, No.1 Dress / Service Dress Caps Badge for: British Army Generals. A Baton Crossed over a Sword, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Surmounted by the Royal Crest with St Edwards / Queens Crown. Quality Hand Embroidered in Gold & Silver Bullion & Silver Leaf with Red, Green, Blue & Black Highlights on a Black Melton Cloth / Felt Background. c.Early Post 1953. Notes: Colonel: Are not usually Field Cdrs (except in the RAMC) - typically they Serve as Staff Offs between Field Commands at Bn / Brig Level. It is the lowest of the Staff Ranks & they are the Principal Operational Advisors to Senior Offs. Brigadier (1 Star): Is not considered to be a General Offs Rank by the British Army but rather a Field Offs Rank. Brigadiers can Command a Brigade or be a Director of Operational capability groups such as a Director of Staff. Major General (2 Star): Command Formations of Division Size & the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst & hold Senior Staff Appointments in the Ministry of Defence & other HQ’s. Lieutenant General (3 Star): Command Formations of Corps Size & Other Commands in the UK & Overseas & hold Very Senior Staff Appointments in the Ministry of Defence & other HQ’s. General (4 Star): Hold the most Senior Appointments - such as the Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of the General Staff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe & Commander in Chief Land Forces. Dimensions: 66 mm x 50 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Ghanaian Armed Forces, Border Guard Unit (BGU). Chrome & Enamel. c. 1964 - Present. A Lovely Post 1964 Quality Chrome Plated & Enamelled Plated Headdress Badge to: Ghana Armed Forces, Border Guard Unit (B.G.U.). In the Centre of Two Tawny Eagles (with Stars hanging around their necks) Wings spread & joined, Perched on the Title Scroll. In the Centre a five pointed lone black star (symbol of African Emancipation). Title Scroll Reads: BORDER GUARD GHANA. Die Struck & Chrome Plated with Black Enamel, Voided, Slider, Makers Mark Reads: J. R. GAUNT LONDON. c. 1964 - Present. Notes: Ghana means "Warrior King". Established in October 1964. Objective to ensure the Security of all Ghanaian International Borders. Ivory Coast to the West, Burkina Faso in the North, Togo in the East & the Gulf of Guinea & Atlantic Ocean in the South. Dimensions: 42 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Gloucestershire Regiment (Pate's Grammar School C.C.F.) Cheltenham. Small Round Subdued Back Badge. c.Pre 1994. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Small, Scarce / Sort After Subdued Backbadge for use on the Mk.6 Helmets Camouflaged Cover by All Ranks (AR’s) of: The Gloucestershire Regiment (Pate's Grammar School, Combined Cadet Force (CCF) & Attached Permeant Staff. The Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing North. Superscribed EGYPT Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel, Not Joined at the Top. Silk Screen Printed in Black on an Olive Green Linen Background. Backed in Off White Synthetic Felt. Merrowed Edges in Black Polyester Threads. Notes: A Pre 1994 Modified Copy of the Original made Subdues Back Badge used by the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) For their Northern Ireland (NI) Ballykelly Tour 1988 - 1990. See Item, Code: 50620. Dimensions: 35 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Household Cavalry / The Life Guards. GRVI. c.1937 - 52. A Lovely example of a King George VI Official Issued Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Forage Cap Badge to: The Household Cavalry / The Life Guards. Within The Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”, The Royal Cypher of King George VI. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1937 - 52. KK1880. Notes: GRVI 1936-52. Sealed 15th Feb 1937. The Life Guards (1st & 2nd) Amalgimated.1922. Name changed to the Life Guards in 1928. Dimensions: 44 mm x 36 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Indian (Calcutta) Police Force Officers, Superior Quality Large, Heavy, Bright Gilt Pagri. c.1901 - 1947. A Lovely Indian Raj Period Police Officers Superior Quality, Large, Heavy Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Badge to: The Calcutta Police Force. On an Eight Point Star a Maltese Cross. To the Centre a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Encircled by a Buckled Belt Reading: CALCUTTA POLICE FORCE. 2 Part Heavy Cast Brass Construction with Defined Detail. Plated with Bright Gold Gilt. Stout Vertical Round Hinged Needle Pin & Catch to the Rear. Complete with Scarlet Melton Cloth / Felt backing. c.1901 - 1947. Notes: First Raised: 1856. The Indian Imperial Police / Indian (Imperial) Police. From: 1905 Imperial Police (IP). From: 1948 Indian Police Service (IPS). British India: 1612 - 1757. East India Company: 1612 - 1757. Company Rule in India: 1757 - 1858. British Raj: 1858 - 1947. British in Burma: 1824-1948. Princely States: 1721 -1949. Partition of India, British Indian Empire: 1947. Dimensions: Headdress 61 mm x 61 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Indian Army General Service (IAGS) Officers. A Lovely Condition Bright Gilt Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The Indian Army General Service (IAGS). Monogram GRI, standing for: George Rex Imperator (George King Emperor). Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck. 2 x Blades E / W. Accompanied by a Pair Bright Gilt Cap Buttons. c.1901 - 47. Dimensions: 35 mm x 37 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Indian Army General Service (IAGS). A Lovely Condition Bright Cast Brass Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Indian Army General Service (IAGS). Monogram GRI, standing for: George Rex Imperator (George King Emperor). Encircled in Laurel, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Cast in Brass. 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1901 – 47. Dimensions: 43 mm x 41 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Indian Army. Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides (Frontier Force) (Lumsden’s) Cavalry. C.1911-22. A Very Nice, Rare Small Solid Die Struck white metal Side Hat Badge to: The Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides (Frontier Force) (Lumsden’s) Cavalry. In the Centre the Royal Cypher of Queen Victoria (VR) Encircled within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Encircled within a Four Part Scroll Reading: QUEEN VICTORIA’S OWN CORPS OF GUIDES. Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Solid Die Struck in White Metal. Long Lugs E /W. c.1911-22. Dimensions: 33 mm x 25 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Indian Medical Service (IMS). A Very Nice Cast White Metal All Ranks (AR’s) Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Headdress Badge to: The Indian Medical Service (IMS). An Eight pointed Star Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. In the Centre of the Star the Monogram GRI, standing for: George Rex Imperator (George King Emperor). Encircled within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Title Scroll Reads: INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE. Indian Cast in White Metal. Voided. Vertical Pin Brooch. c. 1901 - 47. Dimensions: 68 mm x 48 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – King Edward School (KES) Birmingham Officer Training Corps (OTC). c.1909 - 40. A Very Nice Condition Gilding Metal Officer Cadet Headdress Badge to: King Edward School (KES) Birmingham Officer Training Corps (OTC). An Escutcheon (Heraldry Shield) Charged with the Arms of King Edward VI above Title Scroll: K.E.S. BIRMINGHAM O.T.C. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, Slider. c.1909 - 40. KK 2593. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 41 mm x 41 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Light Company, The 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot. Albert Shako. c.1844 - 55. An Exceptionally Rare Light Company, 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot (later to become: The 2nd Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment) Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Albert Shako / Helmet Plate / Badge. Numerals 97 surmounted by a Stringed Bugle on a horizontally ribbed background, encircled by a wreath of Oak (Left) & Laurel (Right) Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Die Struck in Brass. Sevastopol Crimea Ukraine, Crimean Peninsula Excavated. c.1844 - 55. Imperfections: Deficient Lugs – Strengthening to Crown.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Militia - General Pattern Shako / Helmet Plate (Victorian). A Lovely Die Struck White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) General Pattern Shako Plate / Badge to: The Militia. On an Eight Pointed Star Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC) The Royal Crest of Queen Victoria within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1837 - 1901. Dimensions: 80 mm x 67 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – New Zealand 15th Northland Regiment Officers Bright Fire Gilt. c.1954 - 64. A Lovely Quality, Short Lived, Officers Headdress Badge to: The 15th Northland Regiment. Within Two Twigs of Fern tied at the bottom in a Bow, the Numerals 15, Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Encircled by a Circlet on a Seeded Background Inscribed: POUR DEVOIR (Motto, French “Faith for Duty”. Quality Cast Construction, Beautiful Bright Fire Gilt, Makers Mark Reads: J.R.GAUNT LONDON. Voided, 2 x Long Lugs E / W. Notes: Formed in 1911 as The Northland Regiment. Soldiers of the Unit won early acclaim for their Marksmanship. Part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). Three VC’s Won during The Great War. On the 01 May 64, The 15th Northland Regiment & The 3rd Auckland (Countess of Ranfurly's Own) Regiment Amalgamated to Form a Territorial Force (TF) Battalion, The 3rd Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR). 1999, The Auckland & Northland Regt became: The 3rd Auckland (Countess of Ranfurly's Own) and Northland Battalion Group. Dimensions: 32 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge – New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). OR’s, Official Issue. c.1960 - 85. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Cut / Prepared for Wear, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Official Issue Beret Badge to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS). King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Light Blue, White, Red & Black Embroidered on Dark Blue Felt. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities.) Anzac Elite No.685.c.1960 - 80. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Dimensions: 57 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS). c.1960 - 85. A Lovely Early Days Uncut / Unissued Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Issue Beret / Headdress Badge to: New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS). King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Light Blue, White, Red & Black Embroidered on Dark Blue Felt. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities.) c.1960 - 80. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British counter-insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was re-established in October 1959. Dimensions: 63 mm x 52 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Northumberland Fus 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Tyneside Scottish / Pals Battalions (OR’s) 2nd Patt (Two Feet on Tower) c.1915 - 19. A Lovely Unissued Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal 2nd Pattern (2 / Both Feet on Tower) 1915 Badge to the: 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Tyneside Scottish / Pals Battalions of The Northumberland Fusiliers. St. Andrews Cross Flanked by Thistles with a Superimposed Tablet Bearing The Title: TYNESIDE SCOTTISH. Above the Plaque is a Tower Carrying a Lion Salient (Leaping) Gardant Bearing a Pennant Showing St. Andrews Cross. Die Struck. 2 x Lugs. c. 1915 - 19. Wood 448 – KK 1137. Dimensions: 57 mm x 52 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Palestine Police Force (PPF) British Colonial Police Officers, White Metal. c.1920 - 1948. A Very Nice Palestine Mandatory Period, British Colonial Police Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The Palestine Police Force (P.P.F.). Within a Circlet the Intertwined Cipher PP. Circlet on a Seeded Background Inscribed on the Lower Half: PALESTINE POLICE, Topped by x 2 Twigs of Oak Leafs. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, Slider. Makers Mark Reads: DOWLER BIRMINGHAM. c.1920 - 1948. Note: Mandatory Palestine. Ottoman Southern Syria after WWI. British Civil Administration. Formed in 1920 as the Palestine Police Force (PPF). 15th May 1948 The Mandate Formally Ended. Dimensions: 44 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Pipers – The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Caubeen, Quality Silver Plate. c. Post WW2 - 1960. A Lovely Pre 1960 Quality Silver Plated Pipers Caubeen Badge to: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Upon the Title Scroll Reading: INNISKILLING, The Castle of Enniskilling flying the St Georges Flag (Facing Right as Observed from the Front) from the Central Tower. Sil Plate, Thick / Solid Die Cast, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Piece of Green Felt Backing. c. Post WW2 - 1960. Notes: Castle Awarded to Commemorate the Defence of Enniskilling 1689. 1958 / 60 Entered the North Irish Brigade. 1698 Raised 27th Regiment of Foot. 1854 Raised 108th Regiment of Foot. 1881 Amalgamated as The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 1968 Became 1st Bn, the Royal Irish Rangers. Dimensions: 44 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Popski's Private Army (PPA) / No. 1 Demolition Squadron HM Silver Commemorative Spherical Astrolobe Badge. c.1977. A Lovely Quality Scarce / Sort After, Hallmarked (HM) Silver Commemorative Badge for: No. 1 Demolition Squadron (Popski's Private Army). A Spherical Astrolobe. Die Struck In Silver. Hallmark: Anchor – Lion – C – Queens Head / Birmingham, England, “C” 1977. Makers Mark: LB&BCO (London Badge & Button Company). Serial No. 23. None Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1977. KK2068. Notes: Cap Badge designed from a picture of a Spherical Astrolobe (A Device used for Star Navigation). Colonel Vladimir Peniakoff – An English educated Businessman of Belgian / Russian ancestry living in Cairo at the start of WW2. With previous Desert Experience, he was commissioned in 1941 & in 1942 he formed the Smallest Unit in the British Army (Strength 120). PPA Raised: 10 Dec 42.Kufra, Egypt. Disbanded: 14 Sep 45 in Vienna. British Special Forces WW2 North Africa Campaign. Italian Achsenmächte (Axis Powers /Forces).Highest Serial No Seen: 185. Dimensions: 32 mm x 24 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Boar War. (Puggaree). A Very Nice Victorian / Boer War Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Headdress Badge to: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment).Within a Circlet Two Sprays of Laurel Surmounted by: ROYAL BERKSHIRE. In the Centre A Stag Standing Under an Oak Tree (Taken from the Badge of the Berkshire Militia). Die Struck In Gilding Metal. Long Slider. c. 1885 - 1914. Dimensions: 36 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – Royal Armoured Corps (RAC). WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Pale Fawn / Light Bronze. OR’s. Sealed: 31st January 1943. c.1943 - 46. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.). A Right Hand Clenched Fist Mailed Gauntlet, Palm Front with a Tablet on the Wrist Reading: RAC. Enclosed by Two Concentric Circles with Arrowheads, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Moulded in Bakelite in Pale Fawn / Light Bronze. Makers Mark: A. STANLEY & SONS. WALSALL, Mould No. 1 - A. Voided. Blades E / W. Sealed: 31st January 1943. c.1943 - 46. KK 2199. Notes: 1939 (04th April): Formed. From: Armoured / Mechanised Regt’s. Cavalry ie: 15th/19th H. Special Reserve ie: North Irish Horse. Yeomanry ie: 1st / 2nd RGH. Royal Tank Regiments ie: 5th RTR. Dummy Tank Regiments ie: 2nd RGH. Territorial ie: 44th RTR converted from 6th Bn Glouc.R. RAC Regiments ie: 52nd Training Regt, RTR Depot, Bovington. RAC Regt’s Converted from Infantry ie: 159th Regt RAC from 10th Bn, Glouc.R. Reconnaissance Regiments ie: 43rd (Wessex) Recce Regt RAC from The Glouc.R. Also the 6th Airborne Armoured Recce Regt RAC. Dimensions: 49 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – Royal Tank Corps (RTC) / Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). c.1925 - 54. A Very Nice Tank Facing Front White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1925 - 55. KK 1923. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 50 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – Royal Tank Corps (RTC) / Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). c.1925 - 54. A Very Nice Tank Facing Front White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1925 - 55. KK 1923. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 50 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – Tank Corps (TC) / Royal Tank Corps (RTC). OR’s Gilding Metal. c.1917 - 24. A Nice Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Headdress Badge to: The Tank Corps (T.C.) / Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Rear / Right as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Top Concave Scroll Reads: TANK. Bottom Convex Scroll Reads: CORPS. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. Slider. c.1917 - 24. KK1156. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 49 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – The Royal Regiment (RTR) Off’s / WO’s. c.1952 - Present. A Lovely Frosted Silver Officers (Off’s) / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Title Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Die Struck with Frosted Silver Wash. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Gilding Metal Backing Plate & Securing Pin. c.1952 - Present. KK1924. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 44 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). OR’s Early Egyptian Cast. c.1920’s. A Very Nice Early Egyptian Cast Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Cast in White Metal. Voided. Lugs E / W. Complete with a cropped piece of Black Melton Felt Backing. c.1920’s. KK 1923. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 46 mm x 36 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Air Force (Rh.A.F). A Very Nice Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gold Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge. Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest). Atop The Bateleur Eagle with Title Scroll: RHODESIA. Rhodesian Style Large Lugs. c. 1970 - 80. Dimensions: 37 x 60 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Corps of Military Police. A Very Nice Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) Ordinary Ranks Brass Headdress Badge to: The Rhodesian Corps of Military Police.In the Centre the Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest) above an Upraised Curved Scroll Reading: RHODESIA. Surmounted by the Zimbabwe Bird & Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel. Title Scroll Reads: MILITARY POLICE. Die Struck, Voided, 2 x Rhodesian Style Large Lugs E / W. c. 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 47 mm x 43 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Guard Force, Brass. Short Lived, AR’s. c.1976 - 80. A Lovely Short Lived, Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) All Ranks (AR’s) Brass Headdress Badge to: The Rhodesian Guard Force. A Bastion above a Straight Seeded Scroll Inscribed: GUARD FORCE, Superimposed on a Roman Short Sword, with the Roman Numerals: IV on hilt. Die Struck in Brass, None Voided, Rhodesian Style Large Lugs E / W. c.1976 - 80. Notes: Worn by AR’s up to Commandant. RGF Served in the Rhodesian Bush War against ZANLA & ZIPRA & came under the Command of INTAF. Established 1976 . Tasks: to Protect INFAT Members & the Guarding of Protected Villages. Dimensions: 53 mm x 32 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Guard Force. A Very Nice Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Brass Cap Badge. Bastion above Scroll: GUARD FORCE, Superimposed on a Roman Short Sword, and IV on hilt. Rhodesian Style Large Lugs. c. 1975 - 80. Dimensions: 53 x 32 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS), Bullion Embroidered. Chief Prison Officers & Above. Large. c.1970 - 80. A Lovely Used Condition Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) Official Issue Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Commissioned Officers, Chief Prison Officers & Above, Large Headdress Badge to: The Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS). Within Two Twigs of Laurel, Surmounted by the Zimbabwe Bird (Soapstone Statuette of a Bird found in the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe), a Lion Passant (Walking) Facing left as Observed from the Front, on a Heraldic Torse. Through the Centre of the Lion a Sword (Vertically). To the base of the Sword, Flames (said to Represent the Flame Lily, Rhodesia’s National Flower). Silver & Gold Bullion Embroidered with Orange Red & Black Highlights on a Dark (Rhodesian) Green Background. Black Linen Backed. Notes: The Rhodesian Prison Service Manned / Guarded / Escorted all the Prisons / Prisoners in Rhodesia and were Responsible for the Incarnation of All Arrested Terrorists during the Rhodesian Bush War Period 1964 -79. Several Prison Warders were decorated for Bravery in the Line of Duty. SRPD c.1953. FPS c.1953 - 63. SRPS c.1963 - 65. RPS c. 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 80 mm x 51 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS), Chrome & Enamel Version. OR’s / Warden. c.1970 - 80. A Lovely Unissued Condition Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) Chrome & Dark (Rhodesian) Green Enamel Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) / Wardens Headdress Badge to: The Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS). Within a Circlet Inscribed: RHODESIA PRISON SERVICE, Surmounted by the Zimbabwe Bird (Soapstone Statuette of a Bird found in the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe), a Lion Passant (Walking) Facing left as Observed from the Front, on a Heraldic Torse. Through the Centre of the Lion a Sword (Vertically).To the base of the Sword, Flames (said to Represent the Flame Lily, Rhodesia’s National Flower). Chrome Plated with Dark (Rhodesian) Green Enamel, Die Struck, Voided, 2 x Rhodesian Style Large Lugs E / W. c.1970 - 80. Notes: The Rhodesian Prison Service Manned / Guarded / Escorted all the Prisons / Prisoners in Rhodesia and were Responsible for the Incarnation of All Arrested Terrorists during the Rhodesian Bush War Period 1964 -79. Several Prison Warders were decorated for Bravery in the Line of Duty. SRPD c.1953. FPS c.1953 - 63. SRPS c.1963 - 65. RPS c. 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 55 mm x 31 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Rhodesian Selous Scouts. 1st Pattern. c.1973 - 80. A Lovely Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) 1st Pattern Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Beret / Headdress Badge to: The Selous Scouts. Curved Title Reading: SELOUS SCOUTS Surmounted by A Stylised Osprey dropping onto its prey. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite. None Voided. 2 x Rhodesian Style Large Lugs N / S. 1st Pattern No Makers Name / Mark. c.1973 - 80. Note: The Badge was designed by the Army Chief of Staff, Major General Andy Rawlings. Dimensions: 34 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Corps of Signals, OR’s WW2 India, Brigade Signal Section, 44th Indian Airborne Division. c.1941 - 47. A Lovely WW2 India, In Country Made, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Headdress Badge to: The Royal Corps of Signals. Within an Oval, Two Sprays / Twigs of Laurel Leaves to the bottom, the Title: ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNAL Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. In the Centre the Figure of Mercury [The Messenger of the Gods] facing Left as Observed from the Front, Poised on the Globe with his left foot, holding a Caduceus in his left hand &his right hand held aloft. In Country Made, 2 Part Construction, Cast in Bi Metal, Voided, Slider. Makers Mark Reads: T.L. SHARMA & CO, ALIGARH, U.P. (Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh). c.1941 - 47. KK888. Notes: 1920: Born. Signallers Nickname for Mercury: “Jimmy”.1947: New Badge Introduced. 44th Indian Airborne Division (Div). 50th Indian Parachute (Para) Brigade (Bde). Brigade Signals Section. 152nd British Para Battalion (Bn). 152nd Indian Para Bn. 153rd / 154th Gurkha Para Bn. 16th Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 77th Indian Infantry (Inf) Brig. 77th Indian Para Brig.13th Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 1st Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 15th (King's) Para Bn.44th (British) Independent Pathfinder Company (Special Forces ex Chindits).1st Bn, Lancashire Fus.1st Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 14th British Airlanding Brigade. 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt).123rd Light / Airborne Regt RA. Air Landing School / No.3 Para Trg Sch. Dimensions: 47 mm x 27 mm. Imperfections: Clipped Slider, See Pics.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Corps of Signals, OR’s WW2 India, Brigade Signal Section, 44th Indian Airborne Division. c.1941 - 47. A Lovely WW2 India, In Country Made, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Headdress Badge to: The Royal Corps of Signals. Within an Oval, Two Sprays / Twigs of Laurel Leaves to the bottom, the Title: ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNAL Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. In the Centre the Figure of Mercury [The Messenger of the Gods] facing Left as Observed from the Front, Poised on the Globe with his left foot, holding a Caduceus in his left hand &his right hand held aloft. In Country Made, 2 Part Construction, Cast in Bi Metal, Voided, Slider. Makers Mark Reads: T.L. SHARMA & CO, ALIGARH, U.P. (Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh). c.1941 - 47. KK888. Notes: 1920: Born. Signallers Nickname for Mercury: “Jimmy”.1947: New Badge Introduced. 44th Indian Airborne Division (Div). 50th Indian Parachute (Para) Brigade (Bde). Brigade Signals Section. 152nd British Para Battalion (Bn). 152nd Indian Para Bn. 153rd / 154th Gurkha Para Bn. 16th Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 77th Indian Infantry (Inf) Brig. 77th Indian Para Brig.13th Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 1st Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 15th (King's) Para Bn.44th (British) Independent Pathfinder Company (Special Forces ex Chindits).1st Bn, Lancashire Fus.1st Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 14th British Airlanding Brigade. 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt).123rd Light / Airborne Regt RA. Air Landing School / No.3 Para Trg Sch. Dimensions: 47 mm x 27 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), Short Lived, Officers, GRVI Post War period, KC Sil & Gilt. c.1947 - 52. A Lovely Quality example of a Short Lived, King George VI, Post War period, Officers (Off’s) Silver & Gilt, KC Forage Cap Badge to: The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.). On a Vertical Flash of Lightening, a Poised, Chained White Horse upon a Globe, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown above the Title Scroll Reading: R.E.M.E. Die Struck. Silver Plate & Bright Gilt. Voided, 2 x Long Lugs E / W. c.1947 - 52. KK2128. Notes: Formed 01st October 1942 from RAOC, RE & RASC. Dimensions: 49 mm x 32 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (Officers). A Very Nice Officers Pattern Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Gilt Cap Badge. A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Maker Mark: J. R. GAUNT B’HAM. 2 x Long Lugs. c. 1908 – 22 KK 1447 Dimensions: 42 x 47 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). (Officers). A Lovely Quality Officers Pattern Bright Fire Gilt Headdress Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Maker Mark: J. R. GAUNT B’HAM. 2 x Long Lugs. from 1908. KK 1447. Dimensions: 42 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Off’s / WO’s. Also Collar. c.2009 - Present. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Gold Bullion Embroidered with Red, Green, Blue & Black Highlights. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. Note: Also worn as Collar Badges in Pairs on The Mess Dress. Dimensions: 45 mm x 50 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Imperial Yeomanry, Scarce None Voided Portcullis Variation. c.1901 - 08. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Imperial Yeomanry Cap Badge. A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). The Letters I (Imperial) & Y (Yeomanry) either side of the Portcullis. Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. 2 x Lugs. Complete with a Dark Blue Felt Backing (Not Period). Scarce None Voided Portcullis Variation. c.1901 - 08. KK 1338 Dimensions: 42 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Horse Artillery (R.H.A.) GR VI Officers Silver. c.1948 - 1954. A Lovely Short Lived George VI Period Officers (Off’s) Silver Headdress Badge to: The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA). Within The Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”, The Royal Cypher of King George VI. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. Die Struck, Capital P Denoting Silver Plate, Makers Mark: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Sealed 25th August 1948. c.1948 - 1954. KK1933. Dimensions: 35 mm x 24 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers – Fur Cap. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Fur Cap Grenade. Universal Pattern Fused Grenade with The Castle of Inniskilling on Ball encircled by: INNISKILLING. Die stuck in Gilding Metal. 2 x Long Lugs. c. 1880 – 1914. KK 952 Dimensions: 95 x 39 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Navy – Petty Officer (WW2 Economy). A Lovely Die Struck Silver, Gilt & Velvet Petty Officers Headdress Badge to: The Royal Navy. Within a Doubled Rope Circle A Fouled Anchor Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Voided. Padded. c. WW2. Dimensions: 74 mm x 41 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Navy – Petty Officer (WW2 Economy). A Very Nice WWII Economy Period, Die Struck Silver, Gilt & Velvet Petty Officer’s Headdress Badge to: The Royal Navy. Within a Doubled Rope Circle A Fouled Anchor Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Set on Black Melton Felt, Crimson Red Velvet behind Crown. Voided. Padded. Black Course Linen Backed. c. WW2. Dimensions: 70 mm x 41 mm. Imperfections: Wear to the Crimson Red Velvet, See Pics!
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Stove Glazed & Enamel, OR’s. c.1947 - Present. A Lovely Quality Stove Glazed & Enamel Ordinary Ranks Headdress Badge to: Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR). Within Two Twigs of Fern tied at the bottom in a Bow, A Kiwi facing Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled by a Circlet Inscribed: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY REGIMENT. Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Moto Scroll Reads: ONWARD. 2 Part Quality Cast Construction, Stove Glazed & Enamel, None Voided, Complete with 2 x Screw Posts E / W & The Correct Retaining Screws. Notes: 09 Jan 47, Formed as The 1st Batt, The New Zealand Regt as part of the new Inf Corps. 01 Aug 47, Reorg of Jayforce [NZ Occupation Force in Japan]. 1948, 2nd & 3rd Batts disbanded.1958, 2nd Batt Reformed seeing Service in Malaya. 01 Apr 64, Renamed RNZIR. 1st Batt - Reg’s, 2nd Batt - Canterbury, and Nelson-Marlborough and West Coast Regt. 3rd Batt - Auckland (Countess of Ranfurly's Own) and Northland Regt. 4th Batt - Otago and Southland Regt. 5th Batt - Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regt. 6th Batt - Hauraki Regt. 7th Batt - Wellington (City of Wellington's Own) and Hawke's Bay Regt. Dimensions: 42 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Royal Regiment of Artillery OR’s Fur Busby Grenade Badge / Plume Holder. Gilding Metal, QVC. c.1856 - 78. A Lovely Example of a Scarce Victorian, Short Lived, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Fur Busby, Grenade Badge / Plume Holder to: The Royal Regiment of Artillery. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball the Royal Arms. The Royal Coat of Arms with the Royal Crest with a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). The Shield of Royal Arms Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Sided by the English Lion (Left) and the Unicorn of Scotland (Right). Motto of England & Scotland Scroll Reads: DIEU ET MON DROIT, French “God and My Right”. Centered by a Scroll Reading: UBIQUE, Latin “Everywhere”. The Large Bottom Motto Scroll, Surmounted by an 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun, Facing Left (As Viewed from the front) Reads: QUE FAS ET GLORIA DUCANT, Latin “Whither Right and Glory Lead”. 3 Part Construction (Badge / Tapered Tube / Long Slider) Die Struck in Gilding Metal. c.1856 - 78. Notes: 1716: Formed, King George I set up 2 field Artillery Companies of 100 men each. 1832 (10 Jul): Granted Mottoes. 1833: Badge: an 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun was Adopted. 1855: Busby (Cylindrical Beaver Fur Cap) Authorised. 1856 - 78: Busby worn until replaced by the Blue Cloth Helmet. Horse Hair Plume. W. Busby of the Strand, London: Supplier of Fur Caps. Dimensions: 88 mm x 45 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – South African, Cape Town Rifles (Dukes). An Unissued Condition Chrome Headdress Badge to: The Cape Town Rifles (Dukes). An Eight Pointed Star. In The Centre A Strung Bugle Encircled by a Garter Belt Reading: SEMPER EADEM (Motto: Always The Same). Surmounted with A Battlemented Turret, Superimposed with an Anchor. 2 x Rhodesian Style Lugs N / S. c. Post 1964. Dimensions: 51 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – South African, Kaffrarian Rifles (Officers). A Lovely Officers (Off’s) Pugri / Puggari / Pagri Headdress Badge to: The Kaffrarian Rifles. A Maltese Cross. In the Centre A Buffalo’s Head backed with a Circle of Burgundy Felt. Encircled with a Scroll Reading: KAFFRAIAN RIFLES – NUNC ANIMIS (Motto Meaning: Now with Courage or Now without Fear) Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. A Lion is Placed In between Each Arm of The Maltese Cross. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Possibly Silver! Single Vertical Pin Fitting. Complete with a Crimson Red Felt Backing. c. Pre 1952. Dimensions: 44 mm x 33 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Southern Rhodesian Air Force (S.R.A.F) c. 1940 - 42. A Very Nice Condition WW2 Period Rhodesian Made Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Cast Brass Cap Badge to the: Southern Rhodesian Air Force (S.R.A.F). Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest). Atop a Laurel Wreath Encircled Bateleur Eagle. Title Scroll Reads: RHODESIA. 2 x Lugs. Locally Produced in Rhodesia. c. 1940 - 42. Dimensions: 46 mm x 48 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Special Air Service (S.A.S.). AR’s, Official One off Issue, in Theatre Made, Egyptian Sand Cast in Quality Brass. c.Summer 1943 - ? An Exceptionally Scarce / Sort After Example of a One off Issue Egyptian Made, Sand Cast Brass, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue Headdress Badge to: The Special Air Service (SAS). King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). In Country Sand Casted in Quality Brass. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.Summer 1943 - ? Notes: 1941 (Jun): Formed from Volunteers, Commandos, Layforce, Scots Guards etc. 1941 (Jun): L Detachment of the Special Air Service Brigade. 1941 (Aug): Formation Complete, Kabrit, Egypt, Western Desert Campaign. 1941 (Nov): Raid / Attack Five Airfields Gazala / Timini (W of Tobruk, Libya). First Parachute Operation. 1941 (Dec) - 1942 (Mar): Start of the SAS / LRDG Partnership. 1941: Cairo, Egypt 1941, Short lived White Beret. 1942 (Sep): L Det, Officially Became: 1 Special Air Service Regiment (1 SAS). 1942 (Dec): Ex Commando Reinforcements & had Under Command: Special Boat Section, Greek Sacred Sqn & French SAS Sqn. 1943 (Feb): Lieutenant Colonel David Sterling Captured. 1943 (May): North Africa, 2 S.A.S. Raised. Det 62 Commando. CO: Lt Col Bill Sterling. 1943 (Jul): 1 SAS Temporary Name of: Special Raiding Squadron, Invasion of Sicily. 1943 (Summer): Official Brass Cap badge made its appearance. All Ranks were issued with one, and only one, of this Egyptian made badge. The issue was never repeated and lost, stolen or strayed badges could not be replaced!
Cap / Headdress Badge – The 152nd Weyburn / Estevan Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.). c.1915 - 1916. A Very Scarce & Exceptionally Nice, Short Lived Great War Period, Headdress Badge to: The 152nd Weyburn / Estevan Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). On a Maple Leave, A Scroll Reading: CANADA, Surmounted by Two Split Scrolls Reading: OVERSEAS BATTALION & WAYBURN ESTEVAN with the Numerals 152 to the Centre. Surmounted by: A Variation of the Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan within an Escutcheon (Heraldry) Shield & Topped with a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Bronzed Copper. Makers Mark Reads: RODEN BROS (Partially Obscured by a Lug). None Voided, 2 x Flat Lugs E / W. c.1915 - 1916. Notes: The 152nd Weyburn / Estevan Battalion of Volunteers was one of some 260 Numbered Infantry Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) formed to serve Overseas during the First World War (The Great War) WW1. 22 Dec 15: Authorised. Recruitment Area: Weyburn & Estevan, Saskatchewan. 03 Oct 16: Embarked to Great Britain. 21 Oct 16: Absorbed into the 32nd Reserve Batt to provide Reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. Commanding Officer: Lt Col S.B. Nelles. Strength: 29 Off’s & 743 Men. 105 Survived. Battle Honour’s: Arras & Hill 70 in 1917. Disbanded: 21 May 17. CEF Active: Aug 1914 - 20. Roden Brothers: Founded 01 Jun 1891, Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Thomas & Frank Roden. Dimensions: 47 mm x 46 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards Full Dress 1871 Pattern Helmet Plate. c.1871 - 22. A Lovely Early Bimetal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Full Dress 1871 Pattern Helmet / Headdress Plate / Badge to: The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards. Set on a Twelve Point Star the Number 5 Set on a Black Painted Background, Encircled within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Die Struck in Gilding Metal / White Metal. Complete with 4 x Sets of Screw Post Fittings. c.1902 - 22. Dimensions: 127 mm x 110 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The 6th (Hauraki) Regiment of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). c.WW1 Period. A Lovely (WW1) Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The 6th (Hauraki) Regiment of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). Set on an Eight Pointed Star, the Motto Scroll Reading: KIA KAHA, Māori “Be Strong”. Surmounted by A Crowned (British) Lion Statant, on a Heraldic Torse, looking towards the spectator, within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Title Scroll Reads: HAURAKI “suburb of Auckland”. Die Struck in Gilding, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.WW1 Period. Notes: Formed: 09th July 1898 as the 2nd Battalion Auckland Rifle Volunteers. 01st Oct 1901 Designation Change to: the 2nd Battalion, Auckland (Hauraki) Infantry Volunteers. 1909 Defence Act Merge / Territorials. Hauraki Batt, the sixth in order of seniority in NZ, became the VI (Hauraki) Regiment. 10th Jul 1911 Regimental Badge approved and the present motto, "Whaka tangata Kia Kaha", was adopted as from 04th Apr 1912. Auckland Battalion: 3rd (Auckland), 6th (Hauraki), 15th (North Auckland) & 16th (Waikato) Regiment. Dimensions: 42 mm x 52 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s). OR’s Glengarry & Feather Bonnet. c.1908 - 1959. A Very Nice Quality Unissued Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry & Feather Bonnet Badge to: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s). Within a Seeded Circlet Reading: ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND the L, Cypher of H.R.H. the Princess Louise Interlaced & Reversed, Surmounted by the Princess’s Coronet. On the LHS the Boar’s Head & the RHS the Car (Tail Tucked). The Whole Set within a Wreath of Thistles. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Correctly Cut Piece of Government Tartan. KK698. c.1908 - 1959. Notes: Badge from a small WW2 Collection, recently purchased, all badges are in unissued condition & are made out of Quality White Metal. c.WW2 Period. 1881: Amalgamation: 91st (Princess Louise’s Argyllshire) Highlanders & The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders. 1881 May: The Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders (Princess Louise’s). 1881 July: The Princess Louise’s (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders). 1882 July: The Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). 1920: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s). 1959: Highland Brigade Badge. (Discarded Aden 67 - 67, Resumed on Return Home). 1969: The Regiment again, took s its Own Badge back into use. 2006: Royal Regiment of Scotland. Tartan: Government. Dimensions: 80 mm x 59 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Chocholate Brown. OR’s. c.1942 - 46. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram ATS. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Moulded in Bakelite in Chocolate Brown.Makers Mark: J R & 1 LTD BHAM. Voided. Slider. Complete with a 2 Inch Square Green Melton Felt Backing. c.1942 - 46. KK 2279. Notes: 1938 (09Sep) ATS Formed [Royal Warrant] Woman’s Branch of the British Army during WW2. 1949 (01Feb) Woman’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) “Wracs” Formed [Army Order 6 of 1949]. Roots WAAC 1917 - 21. Other Woman's Services / Units: Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Q.A.R.A.N.C.). First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.). Dimensions: Badge: 40 mm x 36 mm. Backing: 2 inch Square.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) OR’s Glengarry & Feather Bonnet. c.1939 - 1956. A Very Nice Quality Short Lived Unissued Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry & Feather Bonnet Badge to: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Centrally mounted on the Star of the Order of the Thistle, Above a Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Left (As Viewed from the front) Note: No Blank Plinth! St. Andrew and Cross on a seeded background within the Central Oval, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown and Surrounded by a Seeded Band Inscribed with The Motto Reading: NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT Latin for: ‘No One Provokes Me with Impunity’. Encircled by two Wreaths of Thistle. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. KK2002. c.1939 - 1956. Notes: Badge from a small WW2 Collection, recently purchased, all badges are in unissued condition & are made out of Quality White Metal. c.WW2 Period. Tartan: Government. Dimensions: 80 mm x 59mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Border Regiment. Victorian OR’s. c. 1837 - 1902. A Very Rare Victorian Period White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Border Regiment. An Eight Pointed Star, Topmost Point Displaced by a Victorian Crown (QVC). On the Star a Cross (Similar to the Order of Bath) Superimposed on a Laurel Wreath. On the Four Arms of Which are Inscribed Battle Honours. In the Centre a Circlet Inscribed: ARROYO DOS MOLINOS 1811, and in the Centre of the Circlet a Dragon Superscribed CHINA on a Background of Red Felt, held in position on the backside by 2 x Brass Tabs. Title Scroll Reads: THE BORDER REGT. Die Struck in White Metal, 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1837 – 1902. KK 643. Dimensions: 42 mm x 32 mm. Imperfections: 2 x Points of the 8 Point Star Broken Off (Deficient).
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Derbyshire Yeomanry Short Lived Sealed 22nd February 1940. c.WWII. A Lovely WW2 Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Headdress Badge to: The Derbyshire Yeomanry. Within Two Twigs of Laurel The Derbyshire Rose Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. On the Laurel x 4 Small Scrolls Read: SOUTH AFRICA 1900 1901. Title Scroll Reads: DERBYSHIRE YEAMARY Separated by a Central Scroll Displaying a Spay of Laurel. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. Slider. c.1940 - 54. KK2342. Dimensions: 43 mm x 47 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Devonshire Regiment (Boar War) Puggaree. A Very Nice Victorian / Boer War Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Headdress Badge to: The Devonshire Regiment.Within a Circlet Two Sprays of Laurel Surmounted by: DEVONSHIRE. In the Centre The Castle of Exeter above a Scroll Reading: SEMPER FIDELIS (Always Faithful). Die Struck In Gilding Metal. Long Slider. c. 1881 - 1914. Dimensions: 48 mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Durham Light Infantry Officers Service Dress (OSD). A Very Nice Durham Light Infantry Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Cap Badge. A Strung Bugle with the letters: DLI between the Strings, surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn on the Khaki Service Dress Cap. 2 x Long Blades. c. 1902 – 54 KK 681. Dimensions: 43 x 40 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – The East Yorkshire Regiment OR’s Lugged Victorian / Boer War Period. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Headdress Badge to: The East Yorkshire Regiment. On an Eight Pointed Star, Within Two Twigs of Laurel a Rose. Title Scroll Reads: EAST YORKSHIRE. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1898 - 1920. KK609. Dimensions: 40 mm x 44 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Essex Regiment Off’s Superior Quality Solid Silver (Not HM’d) Pagri. c.1900 - 1958. A Lovely Scarce Superior Quality Solid Silver (Not Hallmarked) Officers (Off’s) Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri Badge to: The Essex Regiment. The Gibraltar Castle & Key encircled by two Laurel Wreaths, surmounted by A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Title Scroll Reads: THE ESSEX REGIMENT. (Note: This is the Post 1900 Variation with the Redesigned Castle). Superior Quality Solid Silver (Not Hallmarked), Slightly Domed / Concaved, Voided, Sturdy Horizontal Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. Complete with a Scarlet Melton Cloth / Felt Backing. c.1900 - 1958. Notes: 1741: Raised: 44th Regiment of Foot. 1755: Raised: 56th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Amalgamation: The Essex Regiment. 1958: Amalgamated with The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment to Form The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16/44th Foot). East Anglian Brigade Badge. Between the Wars, the 2nd Battalion Served in Malta, Turkey, India, Ambala (Approx 350km North of Aligarh) Northern India c.1922-27. Egypt & the Sudan, seeing active service in Turkey c.1920) & on the North-West Frontier of India c.1930-1 Dimensions: 39 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Essex Regiment. WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Chocolate Brown. OR’s. Sealed: 22nd February 1943. c.1943 - 46. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Essex Regiment. The Gibraltar Castle & Key encircled by two Laurel Wreaths, surmounted by A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Title Scroll Reads: THE ESSEX REGIMENT. (Note: This is the Post 1900 Variation with the Redesigned Castle). Moulded in Bakelite in Chocolate Brown. Makers Mark: A. STANLEY & SONS. WALSALL, Mould No. 1 - A. Voided. Blades E / W. Sealed: 22nd February 1943. c.1943 - 46. KK 2242. Notes: 1741: Raised: 44th Regiment of Foot. 1755: Raised: 56th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Amalgamation: The Essex Regiment. 1958: Amalgamated with The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment to Form The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16/44th Foot). East Anglian Brigade Badge. Between the Wars, the 2nd Battalion Served in Malta, Turkey, India, Ambala (Approx 350km North of Aligarh) Northern India c.1922-27. Egypt & the Sudan, seeing active service in Turkey c.1920) & on the North-West Frontier of India c.1930-1 Dimensions: 42 mm x 40 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glorious Glosters) OR’s Gilding Metal Backbadge, Slider. KK635. c.1914 - 94. An Exceptionally Nice Unissued Condition, Quality Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) small Headdress Back Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (The Old Braggs / Slashers). A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Side, Beret, Slouch, Cold Weather, No.1 / No.2 Dress Headdress / Hats by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Slider. KK635. c.1914 - 94. Notes: The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters) Celebrates Back Badge Day on March 21st. This Commemorates an Incident at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, when the 28th, 42nd & 58th Regiments of Foot beat off a French Attack on Two Fronts by Turning their Rear Ranks Back to Back with the Front Ranks. "Rear rank, 28th! Right about face!" Since that day the Regiment have worn a Badge on the Back, as well as the Front, of their Caps. Dimensions: Diameter: 22 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glorious Glosters) OR’s Gilding Metal Backbadge, Slider. KK635. c.1914 - 94. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) small Back Headdress Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (The Old Braggs / Slashers). The Sphinx Superscribed EGYPT encircled by two Laurel Wreaths. Worn on the Side, Beret, Slouch, Cold Weather, No.1 / No.2 Dress Headdress / Hats by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) & None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s). Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Slider. KK635. c.1914 - 94. Dimensions: Diameter: 22 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) 1878 Officers Home Service Helmet Large Gilt Back Badge. c.1881 - 1914. A Very Nice Rare Example of a Boer War / WWI Period Officer’s Full Dress 1878 Home Service Universal Pattern (Blue Cloth) Helmet Large Gilt Backbadge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glorious Glosters). The Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing North. Superscribed EGYPT Encircled by Two Twigs of Veined Laurel, Not Joined at the Top. Die Struck in Gilt, Voided, 1 x Set of 2 Short Securing Wires (1 Set Missing!) E / W. c.1881 - 1914. Dimensions: Diameter: 29 mm. Imperfections: 1 x Set of 2 Securing Wires Missing, See Pics!
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Gordon Highlanders. OR’s Silver Staybrite Glengarry & Feather Bonnet. KK687. c.1968 - 1994. A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Staybrite Glengarry & Feather Bonnet Badge to: The Gordon Highlanders. The Crest of the Marquis of Huntley, a Stag’s Head Issuant from a Ducal Coronet within a Wreath of Ivy. On the Bottom of the Wreath a Seeded Motto Scroll Reading: BYDAND (One Word) Gaelic for ‘Steadfast’. Makers Name Reads: FIRMIN. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. KK687. c.1968 - 1994. Notes: 1881: Amalgamation: 75th Stirlingshire Regiment & The 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot. 1959: Highland Brigade Badge. 1969: The Regiment again, took s its Own Badge back into use. 1994: Amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders to form the: The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). 2006 Mar: Amalgamation with the Royal Scots Borderers, the Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Tartan: Gordon. Dimensions: 68 mm x 66 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Guards Machine Gun Battalion, Short Lived, Quality White Metal, WWI. c.1916 - 18. A Lovely Scarce / Sort After, Quality, Great War Period, Brigade of Guards, Short Lived, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Guards Machine Gun Battalion. Within a Seeded Circlet Reading: 1916 QUINQUE JUNCTA IN UNO. Latin “Five Joined in One”. The Monogram: GMG “Guards Machine Gun”, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Set on a Five Pointed Star the Insignia of the 5 Guards Regt’s : Grenade / Rose / Thistle / Shamrock / Leek Separated by Five .303 Bullets. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, None Voided, Slider. c.1916 - 18. KK923. Notes: Brigade of Guards, Guards Machine Gun Regiment. 1916 on Badge refers to the Formation of GMG Bn in the Guards Div. 1916: Formed, from the 3 Regt’s of Household Cavalry (HC) & The Guards Machine Gun (MG) Battalion (Bn). 1st Life Guards (LG) became: 1st Bn. 2nd LG became: 2nd Bn. RHG became: 3rd Bn. The MG Bn became: 4th Bn. There was also a 5th Reserve Bn. The HC Regt’s wore their own Headdress Badge with MGC Collars. 4th Bn on return to UK was known as the 6th or MG Regt of Foot Guards or GMG Regt. 1918 (May): Expansion: Guards MG Regt. Crossed Vickers Badge. Dimensions: 51 mm x 51 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Hampshire Regiment WW2 Economy Plastic / Bakelite. A Very Nice Unissued ConditionWW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Headdress Badge to the: Hampshire Regiment. In Light Bronze. The Royal Tiger Standing on an Heraldic Torso, Atop The Hampshire Rose Encircled In Laurel Wreath. Title Scroll Reads: HAMPSHIRE. Makers Mark: A STANLEY & SONS WALSALL. Mould No. 1 - A. 2 x Blades. c. 1942 - 46. KK 2236. Dimensions: 41 mm x 42 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Highland Brigade OR’s Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge. c.1959 - 1968. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge to: The Highland Brigade. A Seeded Motto Scroll Reading: CUIDICH’N RIGH Gaelic for ‘Help to the King', Surmounted by a Stag’s Head, Superimposed on St. Andrew’s Cross. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 3 x Flat Lugs E / W / S. KK2036. c.1959 - 1968. Notes: 1958: 14 Brigades. The Highland Brigade Regiments: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The Gordon Highlanders. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's). Dimensions: 52 mm x 43mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Highland Brigade OR’s Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge. c.1959 - 1968. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge to: The Highland Brigade. A Seeded Motto Scroll Reading: CUIDICH’N RIGH Gaelic for ‘Help to the King', Surmounted by a Stag’s Head, Superimposed on St. Andrew’s Cross. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 3 x Flat Lugs E / W / S. KK2036. c.1959 - 1968. Notes: 1958: 14 Brigades. The Highland Brigade Regiments: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The Gordon Highlanders. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's). Dimensions: 52 mm x 43mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Imperial Yeomanry 29th Battalion (Irish Horse). Boer War in Country Made Cast Brass Slouch Hat Badge. c.1901 - 02. An Exceptionally Rare Example of a Boer War in Country Made Cast Brass Slouch Hat Badge to: The Imperial Yeomanry 29th Battalion (Irish Horse). A Triple Shamrock Spray above Capital Letters: I H. Cast in Brass, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1901 - 02. KK1933. Dimensions: 35 mm x 32 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). KOYLI. Senior NCO’s / Off’s Forage Cap. c.1898 - 1938. A Very Nice Rare Example of a Senior None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) / Officers Pattern Forage Cap Badge to: The King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).K.O.Y.L.I. Within a French Horn, Facing Left (As Observed from the Front) The White Rose of York. Die Struck in Gilding Metal (No Signs of any Gilt). None Voided, 2 x Blades E / W. c. 1898 - 1938. KK670. Notes: Smallest Badge in its Day in The British Army. Dimensions: 22 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The London Electrical Engineers. Quality HM Silver & Enamel, Scarce, (Off’s) Field Service Hat Badge. c.1914. A Lovely Quality, Scarce, Hallmarked (HM) Silver & Enamel Officers (Off’s) Field Service / Side Hat Badge to: The London Electrical Engineers. Within a Blue Enamelled Circlet Reading: LONDON ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS and on a plain background, A Knights Arm Emerging from a Turret, Wearing Chainmail & Gauntlet, Clenching Seven Bolts of Lightning. Superimposed upon Crossed Rifles and Surmounted by a Crimson Enamelled Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title / Motto Scroll Reads: ARS MARTIS COMES Latin: “Art for Art’s Sake”. Die Struck In Solid Silver. Hallmark: Anchor – Lion – P. Birmingham, England “P” 1914. Makers Mark: D ? D (?). None Voided. Vertical Hinged Needle & Catch. c.1914. Notes: 1897 (27 Apr) Formed: The Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers, Volunteers (E.E.R.E.V). 1900: Boar War: The South African Detachment of Electrical Engineers (R.E) Volunteers: 7 Off’s & 48 OR’s. 1908: Formation of the Territorial Force (T.F.). Under the Haldane Reforms the London Electrical Engineers RE, TF were converted into Fortress Companies RE. 1914 (Aug): Coast Defence / Anti-Aircraft Searchlights / General Engineering Units, both at Home & Overseas. Dimensions: 31 mm x 23 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers Corps (R.V.C.). Victorian Off’s White Metal Glengarry. c.1860 - 1908. A Lovely Scarce Victorian Period Officers (Off’s) Quality White Metal Glengarry Badge to: The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers Corps (RVC). A Scottish Thistle / Flower of Scotland / National Emblem of Scotland. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, Sturdy Horizontal Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. c.1860 - 1908. Notes: 1859: The London Scottish Rifle Volunteers Corps. 1880: 7th Middlesex (London Scottish) Rifle Volunteers. 1891: 7th Middlesex (London Scottish) Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908: 14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Scottish). 1922: 14th London Regiment (London Scottish). 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). 1891 (Dec) – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed; 15th (County of London) Bn. The London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles). Dimensions: 49 mm x 44 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Malawi Rifles Quality Officers Solid Silver Maker Marked & Hallmarked. c.1977. A Very Rare & Lovely Condition / Quality Solid Hallmarked Silver Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The Malawi Rifles. Within A Bugle Horn (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) The Rising Sun, upon the Title Scroll Reading: MALAWI RIFLES. Surmounted by a Lion Passant (Walking) also (Facing Left as Observed from the Front). Die Struck in Solid Silver, Voided, 2 x Silver Securing Lugs E / W. Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “C” 1977. Makers Mark: WD&S (William Deakin & Sons). c.1977. Notes: 06 July 1964 The British Colony of Nyasaland became The Independent Republic of Malawi. The Rising Sun Represents the Dawn of Hope & Freedom for the Continent of Africa. 1st Battalion, The Malawi Rifles (King's African Rifles). Malawian Defence Force, Army. Dimensions: 33 mm x 23 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge’s Own). WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Chocolate Brown. OR’s. Sealed: 09th October 1942. c.1942 - 46. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge’s Own). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, The Prince of Wales’s Plumes, Coronet & Motto. Below, the Coronet & Cypher of the Duke of Cambridge Interlaced & Reversed. Across the Base of the Laurel A Battle Honour Scroll Reading ALBUHERA. Title Scroll Reads: MIDDLESEX REGT. Moulded in Bakelite in Chocolate Brown. No Makers Mark or Mould No. Voided. Blades E / W. Sealed: 09th October 1942. c.1942 - 46. KK2250. Notes: 1765: 57th (West Middlesex) Regt of Foot 1881: 1st Bn, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regt). 1787: 77th (East Middlesex) Regt of Foot. 1881: 2nd Bn, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regt). 1966 (31st Dec): Amalgamation with the other Regt’s of the Home Counties Brig, The Queen’s Own Royal Surrey Regt, The Queen’s Own Buffs Regt, The Royal Kent Regt & the Royal Sussex Regt to Form: The Queens Regt. 1992: (09th Sep): Amalgamation with The Royal Hampshire Regt to Form: The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regt (Queen’s & Royal Hampshires). Dimensions: 42 mm x 50 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Monmouthshire Regiment, Victorian, Short Lived, Officers Bright Gilt & Silver Undress Cap Badge. c.1881 - 1902. An Exceptionally Scarce & Outstandingly Beautiful, Short Lived, Victorian Period Example of an Officer’s (Off’s) 1890 Pattern Forage Cap / Undress, Cap Badge to the: South Wales Borderers (SWB). In Bright Gilt & Silver Plate. Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow & Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). The Welsh Dragon (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) Passant / Walking on a Raised Ground (Note, No Curl in Tail). Backed in Black Velvet. Three Part Construction, Die Cast, Voided. Solid Backing Plate. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1881 - 1902. Notes: 1859/60: 1st Admin Newport / 2nd Pontypool / 3rd Abergavenny, Monm RV’s 1880: Consolidated as: 1st / 2nd / 3rd Monm RVC. 1885: Redesignated: 2nd VB SWB / 3rd VB SWB / 4th VB SWB & 3rd Monm RVC. 1908: Became: TF: 1st Bn Monm Regt / 2nd Bn Monm Regt / 3rd Bn Monm Regt 1922: TA Reduced: 3rd Bn Monm Regt + Brecknockshire Bn of the SWB Formed: 3rd (Brecknockshire & Monm Regt. Dimensions: 66 mm x 47 mm. Imperfections: Slightly Wear to Black Velvet, See Pics.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Northumberland Fusiliers. (Unusual Shaped Slider Variation). A Nice Die Struck in Gilding Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Unusual Shaped Slider Variation Headdress Badges to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames - Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, opposed to Flatter Flames Variations. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. Unusual Shaped Slider. c. 1902 - 36. KK 593 - Wood 168. Note: Slight Weakness / Crack LHS Join between Ball & Flames. Dimensions: 43 mm x 32 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Northumberland Fusiliers. All Volunteer Battalions. c.1903 - 08. A Lovely Volunteer / Territorial Force Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Headdress Badge to: The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions of The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames - Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Die Struck in White Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1903 - 08. Wood 203. Note: Worn by the 1st Volunteer Battalion with a Red Cloth Backing on the Grey Side Cap & the Grey Slouch Hat. Also worn by the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Battalions Territorial Force (TF) c.1908 - 14 on the Blue Forage Cap. Volunteer Force / Battalions c.1859 - 1908. Cardwell Reforms c.1868 & 1874. Childers (Continuation of Cardwell) Reforms c. 1881. Territorial Force (T.F.) c.1908 - 21. Dimensions: 42 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Parachute Regiment. OR’s Beret. c.1943 - 54. A Lovely WW2 Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Beret Badge to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in White Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Sealed 25th March 1943. KK 2059. Dimensions: 40 mm x 67 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Parachute Regiment. OR’s Beret. c.1954 - Present. A Very Nice Example of Modern Day Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Beret Badge to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with St Edwards / Queens Crown. Heavy Smooth Cast, Possibly Silver Plate. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Sealed 28th September 1954. KK 2060. Dimensions: 41 mm x 67 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Rhodesia Regiment (Depot Recruit). An Unissued Mint Condition Blackened Aluminium Depot Recruit Headdress Badge to: The Royal Rhodesia Regiment. A Maltese Cross (Commemorating former links with the K.R.R.C.) A Lion is Placed in between each Arm of the Maltese Cross. Surmounted by The Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest). In The Centre A Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Encircled with a Scroll reading: THE RHODESIA REGIMENT. Battle Honours on Cross Read: S.W. AFRICA 1914 - 15. EAST AFRICA 1915 – 17. BEHO BEHO. SECOND WORLD WAR. GREAT WAR 1914 - 18 KILIMANJARO. Die Struck in Black Aluminium. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Crimson Red Perspex Diamond Backing. c.1970 - 80. Dimensions: 53 mm x 44 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Rhodesian Defence Regiment (R.D.R.). An Unissued Mint Condition All Ranks Headdress Badge to: The Rhodesia Defence Regiment. Within a Circular Title Scroll Reading: RHODESIAN REGIMENT, The Head of A Kudu Antelope on a Crimson Red Enamel Background. Above An Upswept Title Scroll Reading: DEFENCE. Surmounted by An Enlarged Zimbabwe Bird Facing to the Wearers Right. Die Struck in White Metal. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1978 - 80. Dimensions: 37 mm x 25 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Victorian Field Service Cap, Guelphic Crown. KK703. c.1898 - 1902. A Lovely Unissued Condition, Quality, Victorian Period Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Field Service [Side Cap] Guelphic Crown, Cap Badge to the: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). A Maltese Cross with a Lion Placed in between Each Division, Above a Seeded Honour Plinth Reading: PENINSULA. Surmounted by a Guelphic Crown. Battle Honour’s on Each Arm of the Cross Read: N: CIUDAD RODRIGO, COPENHAGE, CORUNNA, BUSACO. E: FUENTES DONOR, BADAJOZ, VIMIERA, NIVELLE. S: SALAMANCA, TOULOUSE, VITTORIA, NIVE. W: MONTEVIDEO, BARROSA, ROLEIA, ORTHES. In the Centre a Strung Bugle Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC), Set on a Seeded Background, Within a Seeded Circlet Reading: RIFLE BRIGADE. Enclosed Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Enclosed at the Top with a Seeded Honour Plinth Reading: WATERLOO. Carrying 3 Battle Honours Reading: L: SEVASTOPOL. R: ALMA, INKERMAN. Quality Die Struck in White, Lugs x 2 E / W. KK703. c.1881 - 1902. Notes: Not Worn as a Collar. 1800 (17th Jan): Raised as an Elite Corps of Riflemen. The Rifle Corps. 1803: Numbered: 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles). 1816: Redesignated: The Rifle Brigade. 1881: The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). 1881 (July): The Prince Consort's Own (The Rifle Brigade). 1958: Became: 3rd Green Jackets. 1966: Became: 3rd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets. Dimensions: 32 mm x 29 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Flying (RFC). Short Lived. (OR’s). c.1912 - 18. A Lovely Short Lived, Pre WW1 Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Flying (R.F.C.). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram RFC. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1912 - 18. KK977. Notes: 1912: The RFC (Military Branch) Formed [Army Order 139 of 1912]. 1918 (01Apr) The Royal Air Force (RAF) Formed from: The RFC & The Royal Navy Air Service (RNAS). Dimensions: 44 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) OR’s Gold & Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge. c.1959 - 2006. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry Badge to: The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment). A Fused Grenade with Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, with 14 Points. On the Ball the Monogram HLI Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Die Struck in Gold & Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 2 x Flat Lugs N /S. KK2045. c.1959 - 2006. Notes: 20 Jan 1959: Amalgamated with The Royal Scots Fusiliers (A Lowland Regiment) to Form The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) & placed in the Lowland Brigade wearing The Lowland Brigade Badge. L Bde: 5 Regt’s until May 68, Cameronians Disbanded. R Scots, R Scots Fus, HLI, KOSB & The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 01 Jul 1968: Lowland Brigade Amalgamated with Highland Bde to form The Scottish Division. 2006: Amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland as the 2nd Battalion. Dimensions: 67 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Marine Light Infantry (R.M.L.I.) OR’s Lugged Victorian / Boer War Period. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Forage Cap Badge to: The Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI). The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere within Two Twigs of Laurel, Surmounted by a Strung Bugle. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1898 - 1923. KK1097. Dimensions: 41 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Marines Ordinary OR’s, Gilding Metal, Scarlet Red Tombstone Shape Backing. KK2100. c.1923 - 54. A Lovely Condition Gilding Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Marines (RM). The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere, within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Period Scarlet Red Tombstone Shape Melton Felt Backing.c.1923 - 54. KK 2100. Notes: 1664: Raised: Lord Admiral’s or Maritime Regiment. 1755 - 1802: The Marines. 1802: The Royal Marines. Motto: PER MARE, PER TERRAM Latin: “By Sea, By Land”. Dimensions: Badge: 48 mm x 39 mm. Backing: 51 mm x 51 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Marines Sergeants / Senior None Commissioned Officers. Bright Gilt. KK2100. c.1923 - 54. A Lovely Condition Bright Gilt Sergeants / Senior None Commissioned Officers (SNCO’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Marines. The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest. Die Struck in Bright Gilt. 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1923- 54. KK 2100. Notes: 1664: Raised: Lord Admiral’s or Maritime Regiment. 1755 - 1802: The Marines. 1802: Royal Marines. Motto: PER MARE, PER TERRAM Latin: “By Sea, By Land”. Dimensions: 48 mm x 39 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Marines. WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Bright Blue. OR’s. Sealed: 12th September 1944. c.1944 - 46. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Marines. The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest. Moulded in Bakelite in Bright Blue. Makers Mark: A. STANLEY & SONS. WALSALL, Mould No. 1 C 3 - 104. Voided. Blades E / W. Sealed: 12th September 1944. c.1944 - 46. KK 2246. Notes: 1664: Raised: Lord Admiral’s or Maritime Regiment. 1755 - 1802: The Marines. 1802: Royal Marines. Motto: PER MARE, PER TERRAM Latin: “By Sea, By Land”. Dimensions: 45 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Rhodesia Regiment (R.R.R.). An Unissued Condition Blackened Brass Cap Badge. A Maltese Cross (Commemorating former links with the K.R.R.C.). In the Centre the Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest). Encircled with a Scroll Reading: THE ROYAL RHODESIA REGT. Surmounted by a Tudor / Queens Crown. A Lion is Placed In between Each Arm of The Maltese Cross. Lugs. Complete with a Crimson Red Circular Backing. c. 1957 - 72. Dimensions: 44 mm x 36 mm
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Suffolk Regiment Glengarry (Victorian). A Nice Condition Queen Victoria Period (Victorian), Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Die Struck in Brass Glengarry Badge. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Period Scarlet Melton Backing. c.1881 - 1902. Dimensions: 64 mm x 55 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Welsh Regiment OR’s Victorian / Boer War Period. c.1898 - 1920. A Lovely Victorian / Boer War Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Headdress Badge to: The Welsh Regiment. The Prince of Wales’s Plumes, Coronet & Motto: Ich Dien - Deutsch (German)” I Serve”. Title Scroll Reads: THE WELSH. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. Blow Hole. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1898 - 1920. KK553. Note: In 1920 the Tile Scroll was changed to: THE WELCH. Dimensions: 41 mm x 38 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Wessex Brigade / Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI Off’s / WO’s Silver Backbadge. c.1957 - 71. A Lovely Scarce Unissued Condition, Wessex Brigade Period, Quality Silver Officers (Off’s) / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Headdress Back Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters), Worn Whilst Serving in the Wessex Brigade. All in Silver Plate. A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Silver Plate, Voided, 2 x Long Thin Blades. c.1957 - 71. Notes: Wessex Brigade c.1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c.1971 - 95. Dimensions: Diameter: 21 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Wessex Brigade / Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI Off’s / WO’s Silver Backbadge. c.1957 - 71. A Lovely Scarce Unissued Condition, Wessex Brigade Period, Quality Silver Officers (Off’s) / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Headdress Back Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters), Worn Whilst Serving in the Wessex Brigade. All in Silver Plate. A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck, Silver Plate, Voided, 2 x Sturdy Blades. c.1957 - 71. Notes: Wessex Brigade c.1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c.1971 - 95. Dimensions: Diameter: 21 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Wessex Brigade / Gloucestershire Regiment, OR’s, Scarce, Gold Staybrite, Back Badge. c.1957 - 71. A Very Nice, Scarce, Worn / Used Condition Other Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Backbadge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) Whilst Serving in the Wessex Brigade. A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Worn on the Beret, No.1 / 2 Dress Cap & The Regimental Side Hat. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1957 - 71. Dimensions: Diameter: 20 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Wessex Brigade / Regt, Off’s / WO’s Silver Frontbadge. KK2030. c.1957 - 95. A Lovely Unissued Condition, Quality Silver Officers (Off’s) / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Headdress Front Badge to: The Wessex Brigade / Regiment. All in Quality Bright Silver Plate. On a Plinth Reading WESSEX the Wessex Wyvern (Facing Left as Viewed from the Front). Worn on the No.1 / 2 Dress Headdresses. Die Struck, Silver Plate, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. KK2030. c.1957 - 95. Notes: Wessex Brigade c.1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c.1971 - 95. Dimensions: 43 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Wessex Brigade Off’s / WO’s Silver Frontbadge. KK2030. c.1957 - 71. A Lovely Unissued Condition, Wessex Brigade Period, Quality Silver Officers (Off’s) / Warrant Officers (WO’s) Headdress Front Badge to: The Wessex Brigade. All in Quality Bright Silver Plate. On a Plinth Reading WESSEX the Wessex Wyvern (Facing Left as Viewed from the Front). Worn on the No.1 / 2 Dress Headdresses. Die Struck, Silver Plate, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. KK2030. c.1957 - 71. Notes: Wessex Brigade c.1957 - 71. Wessex Regiment c.1971 - 95. Dimensions: 43 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot). An Unissued Last Pattern Stove Glazed & Fired Gilt Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th / 45th Foot). On an Elongated Eight Pointed Silver Star a Gold Maltese Cross. In the Centre a Stag Lodged (Facing left as Observed from the Front). Encircled within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Motto Scroll Reads: FIRM. Two Part Die Stamped Construction. Stove Glazed & Fired Gilt. Voided. Slider, Makers Mark: FIRMIN. c.1970 - 2007. KK 2048. Note: 8 Pointed Star, 29th. Motto FIRM, 36th. Maltese Cross, & Oak Wreath & Stag from the 95th. Dimensions: 52 mm x 35 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Zimbabwe Mounted Infantry Regiment, Part of The Special Forces of Zimbabwe, Early Formation Period Quality Officers Solid Silver. c.1980. A Rare & Lovely Condition / Quality Solid Silver Marked Officers (Off’s) Headdress Badge to: The Zimbabwe Mounted Infantry Regiment. A Bridled Horse Head facing (Left as Observed from the Front) over a Light Infantry Bugle also (Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Title Scroll Reads: MOUNTED INFANTRY. Die Struck in Solid Silver, Voided, 2 x Silver Securing Lugs E / W. Marked: SILVER. Complete with a Shaped Maroon Felt Backing. c.1980. Notes: Descendants of the Rhodesian Grey Scouts c.1896 - 97 & 1975 - 80, Whom were named after: George Grey from the Second Matabele War. Mounted Infantry Unit, used for Tracking, Reconnaissance, Pursuit & Patrol during the Rhodesian Bush War. Grey Beret. Stable Belt Maroon & Grey. From 18 April 1980, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), The Zimbabwe Mounted Infantry Regiment, Special Forces of Zimbabwe also used for Border Patrols & Anti-Poaching. Dimensions: 29 mm x 28 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Victorian, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Officers Badge & Backing. A Lovely Condition Victorian / Boer War Period Officers Headdress Bronze Badge to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade. On the Ball the Castle of Inniskilling with St Georges Flag Flying to the Left (As Viewed from the front) from the Centre Turret. Scroll Reads: INNISKILLING. 2 Part Die Struck Construction in Bronze. 2 x Lugs N / S. Complete with Green Felt Shamrock Shaped Backing. 1894 - 1902. KK 633. – Churchill 746. Dimensions: Badge: 22 mm x 40 mm. Backing: 52 mm x 50 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Volunteer Battalions Royal Fusiliers Off’s Racoon / Fur Cap Grenade. c.1881 - 1902. A Beautiful Victorian / Boer War Period Officers Full Dress Raccoon / Bear Skin Cap, Silver & Enamel Grenade / Device to: The Volunteer Battalions of the Royal Fusilier (City of London Regiment). A Fused Grenade, On the Ball within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks” a Rose. Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Below, The Fleeting Horse of Hanover. Die Struck, Silver Plated, Blue Enamel. 1 (Out of 4) Securing Wires Remaining. c.1881 - 1902. Dimensions: 100 mm x 45 mm. Imperfections: Securing Wires Missing, See Pic.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Volunteers. 5th Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) OR’s Glengarry, c.1888 - 1908. A lovely Quality Victorian Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Glengarry Badge to: The 5th Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment). To the Centre St Andrew and Cross above a Title Scroll Reading: THE ROYAL SCOTS. Surmounted by a Second Title Scroll Reading: 5th VOL. BATT. Backed by the Star of the Order of the Thistle. Die Struck In White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1888 - 1908. Notes: 1859: 1st Edinburgh (City) R.V.C. 1865: Absorbed other Edinburgh Corps and the Queen’s City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade. 1881: Joined the Royal Scots as 1st V.B., later expanded to 2nd and 3rd. 1908: Became 4th and 5th (Queen’s Edinburgh Rifles) Bns (TF). 1921: Amalgamated as 4th/5th (Queen’s Edinburgh) Bn. 1940: Transferred to Royal Artillery. The Volunteers. 1859 / 60: The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges).1880: Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881: Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891: Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908: Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 59 mm x 57 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Volunteers. Volunteer Battalions, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) OR’s Glengarry, c.Pre1908. A lovely Quality Victorian Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Glengarry Badge to: Volunteer Battalions of The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment). To the Centre St Andrew and Cross above Title Scroll Reading: THE ROYAL SCOTS. Backed by the Star of the Order of the Thistle. Die Struck In White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.Pre1908. Notes: 1859: 1st Edinburgh (City) R.V.C. 1865: Absorbed other Edinburgh Corps and the Queen’s City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade. 1881: Joined the Royal Scots as 1st V.B., later expanded to 2nd and 3rd. 1908: Became 4th and 5th (Queen’s Edinburgh Rifles) Bns (TF). 1921: Amalgamated as 4th/5th (Queen’s Edinburgh) Bn. 1940: Transferred to Royal Artillery. The Volunteers. 1859 / 60: The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges).1880: Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881: Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891: Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908: Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 60 mm x 58 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – WW2 Period Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Flag Right). A Very Nice Condition, Bimetal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade in Gilding Metal. On the Ball the Castle of Inniskilling with St Georges Flag Flying to the Right (As Viewed from the front) from the Centre Turret in White Metal. Scroll Reads: INNISKILLING. Die Struck. Slider. c. WW2. KK 632. Dimensions: 43 mm x 34 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badge – Zuid Afrikaanse Marechaussee (South African Constabulary). White Metal. Short Lived. c.1900 - 1908. A Lovely Short Lived Boer War Period Headdress Badge to: The Zuid Afrikaanse Marechaussee (South African Constabulary). Within a Circlet Reading: SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY an Upright Lion Facing Left (As Observed from the Front) Standing upon a Snake. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck (Crown Only Voided!) in Quality White Metal. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1900 - 1908. Notes: 22 Oct 1900 Major General R. S. Baden Powell was appointed as Inspector General of the Newly Formed Force, The South African Constabulary (SAC) by Commander in Chief of land forces in South Africa, Field Marshall Lord Roberts (VC). SAC Disbanded 02 Jun 1908. Dimensions: 44 mm x 30 mm.
Cap / Headdress Badges – 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. A Lovely All Ranks, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment Cap Badge. Similar To The Standard Pattern Gloucestershire Regiment Front Badge. Tail Down Sphinx over EGYPT on Twigs of Laurel Leaves. On The Knot a Shield Bearing The Arms of Bristol. Title Scroll Reads: 3rd GLOUCESTERSHIRE VOL). Worn on the Field Service / Side Cap & The Slouch Hat. Die Struck in White Metal, 2 x Lugs. c. 1900 – 08. Dimensions: 38 x 54 mm
Cap / Headdress Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) WW2 Economy Bakelite Set. c.1942 - 46. A Lovely Unissued ConditionWW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Gloucestershire Regiment Front & Back Badge Set. FRONT BADGE: In Silver Grey. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above Two Sprays of Laurel. Bellow, a Scroll inscribed GLOUCESTERSHIRE. No Makers Mark or Mould No. 2 x Blades. c.1942 - 46. KK 2228. BACKBADGE: In Light Bronze. The Sphinx super scribed EGYPT encircled by two Laurel Wreaths. Makers Mark: A STANLEY & SONS WALSALL. Mould No. 2 – A. 2 x Blades. Sealed: 03rd May 1943. c.1943 - 46. KK 2229. Dimensions: Front Badge: 41 mm x 52 mm – Back Badge 22mm in Diameter.
Cap / Headdress Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment Officers Service Dress (OSD) WW1 Set. A Very Nice Early WW1 Period Gloucestershire Regiment Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Front & Large Backbadge Set. FRONT BADGE: The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT above two sprays of Laurel. Bellow, a Scroll inscribed GLOUCESTERSHIRE. 2 x Blades. c. 1902 - 14. KK 634. LARGE BACK BADGE: The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT encircled by two Laurel Wreaths. 2 x Blades. c. 1902 - 14. KK 635. Dimensions: Front Badge: 44 x 53 mm – Back Badge 30 x 33 mm.
Cap / Headdress Collection - Rhodesian Security Forces Made by Reuteler MFG Salisbury c.Late 70’s. A lovely Boxed / Framed Presentation / Collection of 26 Bush War Period (64 -79) Rhodesian Security Forces Badges, produced by Reuteler MFG. (Pvt.) Ltd Salisbury, Rhodesia. c.Late 70’s. Rhodesian Light Infantry (R.L.I.) - Selous Scouts - Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR) - Rhodesian Regiment (R.R.) - 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S) - Grey’s Scouts - Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment (Rh.A.C.R.) - Rhodesian Army Pay Corps (Rh.A.P.C.) - Rhodesian Corps of Signals (Rh.Sigs.) - Rhodesian Corps of Engineers (R.C.E.) - Rhodesian Military Police (Rh.M.P.) - Rhodesian Staff Corps (Rh.S.C.) - Rhodesian Woman’s Service (R.W.S.) - Rhodesian Army Medical Corps (Rh.A.M.C.) - 1 Field Regiment of Rhodesian Artillery (Rh.A.) - Rhodesian General Service Corps (Rh.G.S.C.) - Rhodesian Army Education Corps (Rh.A.E. C.) - Psychological Operations (P.O.U.) – Rhodesian Defense Unit (R.D.U.) - Rhodesian Intelligence Corps (R.I.C.) - Rhodesian Air Force (Rh.A.F. ) Woman / Airman - British South African Police (B.S.A.P) - Guard Force - Ministry of Internal Affairs - Rhodesian Corps of Chaplains (Rh.C.Ch.). Dimensions: 260 x 410 mm Imperfections: Slight stitching repair behind the Rhodesia Military Police Badge. Please Note, Not all Badges are actually Cap / Headdress as stated in the Title, some are Collar Badges.
Cap / Headdress Part Badge – Victorian Officer Cadet Helmet Plate Gilt Centre Piece. A Beautiful Bright Gilt Victorian Officer Cadet Helmet Plate Centre Piece Only. Within a Laurel Wreath a Pierced Strap Inscribed: NEC ASPERA TERRENT. In the Centre The Royal Cypher VR. 3 x Small Flat Lugs. c. 1881 - 1901. KK 1070. Dimensions: 55 mm x 58 mm
Cased / Boxed Medal - WW1 - 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment. A Very Nice Cased / Boxed 3rd Position, Southern Counties Cross Country Association, Aldershot Relay Championship Bronze Medal, Won by: The 5th Battalion of The Wiltshire Regiment. Case / Box Makers Name: VAUGHNToNS Ltd Goldsmiths & Medalists BIRMINGHAM. Dated 1915. Dimensions: Box 57 x 57 mm – Medal 25 mm (Diameter)
Challenge Coin – Combined Coalition Memorial Coin, Commemorating the Liberation of Kuwait. c.1991. Lovely Quality, Unopened, white metal, Liberation of Kuwait Commemoration Coin. Front: Head & Shoulders of a Soldier, Air man & Sailor with a Main Battle Tank, a Fighter Jet & a War Ship in the background, half encircled by the Title Reading: BY LAND - BY AIR - BY SEA. Rear: Combined Operations Logo Surmounted by A Kuwaiti Flag, half encircled by the Title Reading: LIBERATION OF KUWAIT 1991. Serrated Edge. Complete in a Clear Unopened Plastic Container. Notes: The First Gulf / Iraq / War “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Kuwait invaded by Iraqi Troops 02 Aug 90. Operation Desert Shield (Codename) / Defense of Saudi Arabia 02 Aug 90 - 17 Jan 91. Coalition Forces from 34 Nations led be the USA. c. 02 Aug 90 - 28 Feb 91. Dimensions: Diameter: 45 mm, inclusive of the container.
Challenge Coin – Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). Quality Large, Limited Edition Coin to a Small Specialist Unit. c.2010 - Present. Beautiful Quality, Large, Enamel on Stove Glaze, Limited Edition (100 Made) Challenge Coin to: The Joint Air Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). Front: Upon a Fouled Anchor, Bellerophon astride a Pegasus, Facing Left as viewed from the Front. Surmounted by a Flying Eagle also facing Left. Set on the vertical Background of The Three / Tri Service Arms: Royal Navy (Navy Blue) British Army (Scarlet Red) & Royal Air Force (Sky Blue). Encircled by: JOINT AIR DELIVERY TEST & EVALUATION UNIT. * WE ENABLE* Rear: ENHANSING DEFENCE CAPABILITY *JADTEU*. Underslung Load Trials * Airportability* Airborne Trials* Specialist Training* Aerial Delivery* Task Support*. Presented to People who Support the Unit, also for Sporting Achievements e.g: The Station Commanders Cup. c.2010 - Present. Notes: JATE/JATEU/JADTEU. The Joint Air Transport Evaluation Unit (JATEU) was a joint Army & RAF Unit. With origins in WW2 Army’s Airborne Forces Development Centre (AFDC) & the RAF’s Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit (AFTDU) which were amalgamated into the: Army Air Transport Development Unit (ATDU). It was renamed the: Joint Air Transport Establishment (JATE) in 1986. Became JATEU in 1998, Responsible for Airportability, Engineering & Airborne Trials. Became Joint Air Delivery Trials Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) in 2004. 1st Patt JATE Arm Badge introduced in 1996. RAF Brize Norton. Dimensions: Diameter: 52 mm.
Challenge Coin – The Australian Army Centenary Memorial Coin, Commemorating 100 Years of Service to The Nation 1901 - 2001. Royal Australian Mint. Pewter. c.2001. Lovely Quality, Unopened, Royal Australian Mint Pewter Challenge / Memorial Coin to: The Australian Army. Front: On a Seeded Background the Rising Sun Badge bearing a St Edwards / Queens Crown surrounded by the words: TEAMWORK – COURAGE - INITIATIVE then: 100 YEARS SERVICE TO THE NATION 1901- 2001. Rear: A Kangaroo in relief with the text: THE SPIRIT AUSTRALIA 2001. Note! This is Not Confirmed as Coin is in an Unopened Packet. Complete with a Printed Card in a Sealed Packet. c.2001. Notes: Towards the end of the 1800’s, Australia’s six Colonies realised it would be difficult to defend its vast areas with such a small population. Following Federation, one of the New Government’s first actions was to unite the existing Colonial Troops into a Single Force. Since its formation in March 1901, the Australian Army has fought in every Major World Conflict of the 20th Century including United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Missions. Dimensions: Diameter: 48 mm.
Cloak Chains – Police / Special Constabulary. A Very Nice Pair / Set of Police Cloak Chain Lion Heads Fasteners. Blackened Brass Dimensions: Diameter 34 mm (Each Lions Head) Imperfections: Slightly less paint on the Hooked Lions Head
Cloth / Metal Badge Set – WWII Qualified Parachutist / Voided Parachute Regiment Beret Badge / Collar Badges. OR’s, Official Issue. c.1941 - 48. A Very Nice WWII Period Set of Parachute Regiment Badges. Qualified Parachutist Wings, Voided Parachute Regiment Beret Badge & a Facing Pair of Collar Badges. Ordinary Ranks (OR’s), Official Issue, as worn on the Battle Dress (BD) / Service Dress (SD). c.1939 - 45. Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. AR’s Official Issue. c.WW2. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Melton Felt Backing. Light Khaki Linen Backed. Trimmed for Wear. c.1941 - 1948. Dimensions: 32 mm x 77 mm. Scarce Voided White Metal Beret Badge to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Sealed 25th March 1943. KK 2059. Dimensions: 40 mm x 67 mm. OR’s facing Pair of Collar Badges to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn in Pairs with the Lions Head Facing Inwards. Quality Die Struck in White Metal , None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W each Badge. c.1943 - 54. Dimensions: 24 mm x 40 mm Each Badge.
Cloth Arm Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Special Distinction. Bullion Embroidered. Off’s / WO’s. No.1 Dress. c.Post 1939. A Lovely Used, Removed From Uniform (RFU) Condition Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Officers / Warrant Officers Special Distinction Arm Badge to: The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Silver Bullion Embroidered with Black Highlights on a Black Background. Corse Black Linen Backed. Worn: No.1 Dress. Originally: On the Right Upper Arm of the Tunic at a depth from the Shoulder Seam of Four Fingers. WW2: On the Right Upper Arm, Midway between the Elbow and the Point of the Shoulder below any Formation Signs. NCO’s Badge was positioned above Chevrons & below any Formation Sign. Tank Faces towards the Wearers Front. c.Post 1939. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 36 mm x 85 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Special Distinction. Worsted. AR’s. c.1980’s. A Very Nice Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition Example of a Modern Day trimmed as Worn, All Ranks Worsted on Melton Felt Special Distinction Arm Badge to: The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Off White / Drab with Black Highlights on Khaki. Worn: Service & Battle Dress. Originally: On the Right Upper Arm of the Tunic at a depth from the Shoulder Seam of Four Fingers. WW2: On the Right Upper Arm, Midway between the Elbow and the Point of the Shoulder below any Formation Signs. NCO’s Badge was positioned above Chevrons & below any Formation Sign. Tank Faces towards the Wearers Front. c.1980’s. Note: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 35 mm x 85 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Special Distinction. Worsted. AR’s. c.Post 1939. A Lovely Unissued Condition All Ranks Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Special Distinction Arm Badge to: The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Off White / Drab with Black Highlights on Khaki. Beige Linen Backed. Worn: Service & Battle Dress. Originally: On the Right Upper Arm of the Tunic at a depth from the Shoulder Seam of Four Fingers. WW2: On the Right Upper Arm, Midway between the Elbow and the Point of the Shoulder below any Formation Signs. NCO’s Badge was positioned above Chevrons & below any Formation Sign. Tank Faces towards the Wearers Front. c.Post 1939. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 49 mm x 88 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Very Nice Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt , Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge. Wheeled Gun Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Khaki & White on Khaki. c.WW2. Note: Worn in Facing Pairs, Above Chevrons. Dimensions: 40 mm x 73 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge. Wheeled Gun Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Khaki & White on Khaki. c.WW2. Note: Worn in Facing Pairs, Above Chevrons. Dimensions: 44 mm x 72 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Royal Artillery Sergeant / Staff Sergeant Arm Badge. Wheeled Gun Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Khaki on Khaki. c.WW2. Note: Worn in Facing Pairs, Above Chevrons. Dimensions: 36 mm x 77 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – The Royal Air Force (RAF) OR’s Official Ordnance Issue Printed Shoulder Eagle Badge. c.WW2. A Very Nice Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition, Single All Ranks (AR’s) Official Ordnance Issue Home Service Dress Printed Shoulder Eagle Badges to: The Royal Air Force (R.A.F.). A Flying Eagle, Flying to the Rear. Silk Screen Printed in Light Blue with Black Highlights on a Black Oblong Linen Patch.c.WW2. Note: These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. Dimensions: 38 mm x 85 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – The Royal Air Force (RAF) WW2 Tropical BeVo. c.WW2. A Very Nice Removed from Uniform Single All Ranks (AR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered Tropical Shoulder Eagle Badge to: The Royal Air Force. A Flying Eagle Facing Left (Wearers Right Arm) Bevo Embroidered in Scarlet Red with a Black Eye on a Khaki Oblong Patch. Note! These Badges are / were issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. c.WW2. Dimensions: 36 mm x 81 mm.
Cloth Arm Badge – The Royal Air Force (RAF) WW2 Tropical Printed. A Very Nice Unissued Condition Single All Ranks (AR’s) Official Ordnance Issue Tropical Printed Shoulder Eagle Badge to: The Royal Air Force. A Flying Eagle Facing Left (Wearers Right Arm) Silk Screen Printed in Scarlet Red with Black Highlights on a Khaki Drill Oblong Linen Patch. Note! These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. c.WW2. Dimensions: 37 mm x 88 mm.
Cloth Arm Badges – The Royal Air Force (RAF) OR’s Worsted Shoulder Eagle Badges (Pair). c.WW2. A Very Nice Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition Facing Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Eagle Badges to: The Royal Air Force (R.A.F.). A Flying Eagle, Flying to the Rear. Light Blue Worsted (Woolen Yarn) with Black Highlights on RAF Blue Serge Oblong Patch. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.WW2. Note: These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. Dimensions: 39 mm x 88 mm Each Badge.
Cloth Arm Badges – The Royal Air Force (RAF) WW2 Printed Pair A Nice Removed from Uniform Facing Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Official Ordnance Issue Home Service Dress Printed Shoulder Eagle Badges to: The Royal Air Force. A Flying Eagle, Flying to the Rear. Silk Screen Printed in Light Blue with Black Highlights on a Black Oblong Linen Patch.c.WW2. Dimensions: 37 mm x 88 mm. Imperfections: Left Hand Side Badge is in Slightly Better Condition.
Cloth Arm Badges – The Royal Canadian Air Force. c.WW2. A Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) WW2 Period Facing Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Eagle / Title Badges to: The Royal Canadian Air Force. These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. c.WW2. Note: Not an Exact Pair, the RH Eagle / Title is a more Brighter Silver in Colour. Dimensions: 37 mm x 79 mm. Imperfections: Moth Damage to Bottom Edges of RH Eagle.
Cloth Badge Set – WWII Qualified Parachutist & 44th Indian Airborne Division. All Arms, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue. c.1941 - 46. A Lovely WWII Period Set of Badges, Qualified Parachutist & 44th Indian Airborne Division, All Arms, All Ranks, Official Issue, as worn on the Right Chest / Right Arm of the Overseas Tropical Khaki Drill (KD) Uniform. c.1941 - 46. Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, All Arms, 44th Indian Airborne Division. AR’s Official Issue. c.WW2. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, 44th Indian Airborne Division. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Melton Felt Backing, Trimmed for Wear. White Linen Backed. c.1941 - 1946. Dimensions: 34 mm x 70 mm. Formation Badge – WW2 44th Indian Airborne Division (Printed). c.1944 - 1946. A Very Nice Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Single Official Ordnance Issue Printed Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch / to: The 44th Indian Division. In Capital Letters, the Word INDIA Surmounted by Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. Facing Left as Observed from the Front. c.1944 - 1946. Dimensions: 64 mm x 60 mm. Note: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. 44th Indian Airborne Division (Div). 1944 (May): Raised from elements of the 44th Indian Armoured Div. 1944: 50th Parachute (Para) Brigade (Brig) of the Div saw Action at Imphal. 1945 (May): 50th Para Brig made an Airborne Landing South of Rangoon in support of the 26th Indian Division. 1946: Redesignated 2nd Indian Airborne Div & Retained until the Partition of India 1947 (Aug 14/15th): Disbanded.
Cloth Badge Set – WWII Qualified Parachutist & British Airborne Divisions Formation Sign. All Arms, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue. Right Arm. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely WWII Period Set of Badges, Qualified Parachutist & British Airborne Division Formation Sign, All Arms, All Ranks, Official Issue, as worn on the Battle Dress (BD) / Service Dress (SD). c.1939 - 45. Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. AR’s Official Issue. Paste Back. c.WW2. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Melton Felt Backing. Paste Back. c.1941 - 1948. Dimensions: 33 mm x 79 mm. Formation Badge – WW2 British Airborne Divisions (Printed). c.1941 - 1948. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Single Official Ordnance Issue Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Paste Back. c.1941 - 1948. Dimensions: 60 mm x 60 mm. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48).
Cloth Badge Set – WWII Qualified Parachutist & British Airborne Divisions. All Arms, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue. Right Arm. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely WWII Period Set of Badges, Qualified Parachutist & British Airborne Division, All Arms, All Ranks, Official Issue, as worn on the Right Arm of the Battle Dress (BD). c.1939 - 45. Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. AR’s Official Issue. Paste Back. c.WW2. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Blue Melton Felt Backing, Trimmed for Wear. Paste Back. c.1941 - 1948. Dimensions: 32 mm x 85 mm. Formation Badge – WW2 British Airborne Divisions (Printed). c.1941 - 1948. A Very Nice Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Single Official Ordnance Issue Printed Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. Facing Right as Observed from the Front. c.1941 - 1948. Dimensions: 67 mm x 65 mm. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48).
Cloth Home Guard Arm Badge – 5th GLOUCESTER (The Gloucestershire Regiment). Nice, Removed from Uniform, Two Part, Cloth, Printed; Dark Navy Blue on Khaki GLS over 5. Used by the 5th Battalion, Gloucester Home Guard. Worn on the Battle Dress / Great Coat by All Ranks. c. 1941 -45 Dimensions: 50 x 53 mm
Cloth Patch / Badge – WW2 Era Glamorgan Police / Constabulary (KC). A Very Nice WW2 Period Embroidered Police Patch / Badge to: The Glamorgan Constabulary.Within a Circle The Welsh Dragon Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Embroidered in Silver Grey, Scarlet Red & Green with Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Melton Backing.c. WW2. Dimensions: 90 mm x 74 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Green Tartan Operational Qualified Parachutists Wings. (Mint). c.1965 - 80. A Lovely Unissued Condition (Mint) Set of Embroidered All Ranks Dress Green Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (SAS). White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Navy (Dark) Blue & Highlighted in Navy Blue. Wings (9 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue with Navy Blue & White Highlights on Dark Green (Commonly Referred to as Tartan Green). Padded. Worn on the Green Step / Walking Out Uniform normally on the Right Arm / Shoulder Unless the wearer had been Awarded the Honour of Wings on Chest (W.O.C.) where they would be worn on the Left, above the Breast Pocket. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 45 mm x 87 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Green Tartan Operational Qualified Parachutists Wings. (RFU). c.1965 - 80. A been there Done That Example, Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned Set of Embroidered All Ranks Dress Green Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (SAS). White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Navy (Dark) Blue & Highlighted in Navy Blue. Wings (9 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue with Navy Blue & White Highlights on Dark Green (Commonly Referred to as Tartan Green). Padding Removed, Trimmed for Wear. Worn on the Green Step / Walking Out Uniform normally on the Right Arm / Shoulder Unless the wearer had been Awarded the Honour of Wings on Chest (W.O.C.) where they would be worn on the Left, above the Breast Pocket. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 30 mm x 75 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Operational Qualified Parachutists Wings. Worn on Brush Strokes Pattern “Cammies”. c.1965 - 80. A Been There Done That Removed From Uniform (RFU) Set of Embroidered All Ranks Combat Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.) White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Navy (Dark) Blue & Highlighted in Navy Blue. Wings (9 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue with Navy Blue & White Highlights. On Olive Green Twill. (Padding Removed). Worn on the Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Combat / Work Uniform normally on the Right Arm / Shoulder Unless the wearer had been Awarded the Honour of Wings on Chest (W.O.C.) where they would be worn on the Left, above the Breast Pocket. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 51 mm x 95 mm. Imperfections: Padding Removed, See Pics.
Cloth Qualification Badge – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (SAS) Operational Qualified Parachutists Wings. (Mint). c.1965 - 80. A Lovely Unissued Condition (Mint) Set of Embroidered All Ranks Combat Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (S.A.S.) White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Navy (Dark) Blue & Highlighted in Navy Blue. Wings (9 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue with Navy Blue & White Highlights on Olive Green Twill. Padded . Worn on the Green Step / Walking Out Uniform normally on the Right Arm / Shoulder Unless the wearer had been Awarded the Honour of Wings on Chest (W.O.C.) where they would be worn on the Left, above the Breast Pocket. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 45 mm x 96 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – 1st Class Range Taker Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, 1st Class Range Taker (Later Rangetaker and Position Finder and Instrument Number) Arm Badge. Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by a Capital R. Khaki & White on Khaki. Used by The Royal Artillery (RA) & Machine Gun Squadrons & Companies. Dimensions: 50 mm x 62 mm. Imperfections: Glue patch to the rear, See Pic.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Army Flying Badge, Royal Crest Wings, Glider Pilot & Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilot, 1st Pattern Large. c.1942 - 46. A Been There Done That Example of an Early / 1st Pattern Large, Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period Army Flying Badge, Royal Crest Wings to: The Glider Pilot Regiment, Glider Pilots & The Royal Artillery (RA), Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilots. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. Yellow Gold / Scarlet Red / White / Green / Blue Embroidered Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest with Black Highlights. Wings (14 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Backing. Trimmed for Wear. Worn on the Left Breast. c.1942 - 46. Notes: Royal Crest Kings Crown (KC) Wings Awarded: Initially to Both Glider Pilots & Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilots. c.1942 - 46: Lge KC Wings. c.1946 - 50: Sml KC Wings. c.1944 - 50: 2nd Pilot Wings. c.1948 - Late 50’s: AOP Pilots Wings. Dimensions: 46 mm x 130 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor (APJI) Parachute Wings (50’s / 60’s Issue). A Lovely Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt 1950’s / 60’s Period, Unissued Condition Pair / Set of: Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor (APJI) Wings / Badge / Brevet. In the Centre Capital Letters: APJI Encircled within two twigs of Laurel, Surmounted by an Open Parachute Upon a Spread of Wings. Worn on the Upper Right Arm by Army Personnel. Authorised in ACI 25 / 1955. c.50’s / 60’s. Note: In the interest of Liaison between the RAF & the Army, it was decided that the Assistant Instructor should be from the Army. From 1942 until 1955 the APJI wore the Standard Parachutists Wings. Dimensions: 45 mm x 86 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Bren Gunner (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Bren Gunner Arm Badge. Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by Capital B.G. Khaki & White on Khaki. Dimensions: 50 mm x 62 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – British European Airways (BEA). Pilots Wings. 10 Feathers. c.1940’s / 50’s. A Superb Quality & Rare, Removed From Uniform (RFU) 1940’s / 50’s Period Gold Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Set of Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge to: The British European Airways (BEA). To the Centre in Gold Bullion Letters: BEA, Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves in Worsted Scarlet Red, Surmounted by a Gold Bullion Coronet. Attached either side by a Pair of Birds / Eagles Wings (10 Feathers) In Gold Bullion Highlighted in Black. On a Black Melton Felt Backing. Padded. Complete with a cropped piece of Beige Cotton Denham Backing. c.1940’s/ 50’s. Note: Formed as the British European Airways (BEA) division of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) on the1st January 1946. Dimensions: 39 mm x 91 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – British European Airways (BEA). Pilots Wings. 9 Feathers. c.1940’s / 50’s. A Superb Quality & Rare, Removed From Uniform (RFU) 1940’s / 50’s Period Gold Bullion & Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Set of Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge to: The British European Airways (BEA). To the Centre in Gold Bullion Letters: BEA, Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves in Worsted Burgundy, Surmounted by a Gold Bullion Coronet. Attached either side by a Pair of Birds / Eagles Wings (9 Feathers) In Gold Bullion Highlighted in Black. On a Navy Blue Melton Felt Backing. Padded. c.1940’s/ 50’s. Note: Formed as the British European Airways (BEA) division of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) on the1st January 1946. Dimensions: 35 mm x 90 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Bugler / Bugle Major (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued Post WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Bugler / Bugle Major Arm Badge. A Strung Bugle. Khaki & Buff on Khaki. Note! Also worn above the Pioneer Crossed Axes, to Denote Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments. Dimensions: 48 mm x 50 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Danish Trained Parachutist Wings. Army. A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) Condition Set of Early Danish Army Parachutists Wings / Badge / Brevet. Gold Bullion Embroidered on a Khaki Twill Backing. c. Not Sure. Dimensions: 35 mm x 94 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Danish Trained Parachutist Wings. Navy. A Lovely Unissued Condition Set of Early Danish Navy Parachutists Wings / Badge / Brevet. Gold Bullion Embroidered on a Navy Blue Twill Backing. c. Not Sure. Dimensions: 55 mm x 118 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Driver (Post WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued Post WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Drivers Arm Badge. Star, Five Points, Rosette. Khaki & White on Khaki. Note! Universal Badge for the Driver Trade, adopted in 1950. ACI 164 / 1950. Dimensions: 50 mm in Diameter.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Driver Internal Combustion (IC) Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Very Nice Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt WW2 Period, Removed from Uniform (RFU) Driver Internal Combustion (IC) Arm Badge. A Steering Wheel Surmounted by Capitals I C. Black & White on Khaki. Authorized in: ACI 131 / 1942. c.WW2. Dimensions: 60 mm x 44 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Ghana / Ghanaian Parachute Jump Instructors Half Wing / Badge / Brevet. c.Early 60’s. A Lovely Unissued Condition (Mint) Set of 1st Issue, early 60’s Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Embroidered All Ranks Half Wing / Badge / Brevet to: The Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) Parachute Jump Instructors. Off White / Drab Parachute Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel in Brown, Surmounted by an Off White / Drab Bordered, Black Five Point Star of Ghana. Flanked on the Right as observed from the front, by a Single Wings (9 Feathers) in Off White / Drab, Padded, Corse Black Linen Backed. Brevet Quality, Construction, Materials, Backing, etc is Very Similar to WW2 British Brevets. c.Early 60’s. Notes: West African. Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Unified Armed Forces of Ghana, consisting of: Navy, Army & Air Force. Ghanaian Ministry of Defence. Early GAF External Operations, post Formation 1957, include: UN Operations in the Congo & Clandestine Operations in the Rhodesian Bush War. 1961, 1st Para Instructors trained in England. Dimensions: 48 mm x 85 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Infantry Signaler’s (Wireless Signals) Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Infantry Signaler’s Arm Badge. Fist & Lightning Flashes. Khaki with Black Highlights & White on Khaki. c. 1942 - 46. Note: Operators Skills In: Fire Control - Keyboard & Line - Wireless & Keyboard. Dimensions: 53 mm x 87 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Infantry Signaler’s Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A lovelyWorsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt WW2 Period, Removed from Uniform (RFU) Infantry Signaler’s Arm Badge.Fist & Lightning Flashes. Khaki with Black Highlights & White on Khaki. c. 1942 - 46. Note: Operators Skills In: Fire Control - Keyboard & Line – Wireless & Keyboard. Dimensions: 40 mm x 78 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Light Machine Gun Marksman (WW2 Issue). A Very Nice Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Light Machine Gun Marksman Arm Badge. Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by Capital L.G. Khaki & White on Khaki. Originally Lewis Gunner. Dimensions: 50 mm x 62 mm. Imperfections: Small Moth Hole, Top of the Letter G, See Pic.
Cloth Qualification Badge – No.1 Squadron Southern Rhodesian Air Force (SRAF) / No.237 Rhodesia Squadron R.A.F. Qualified Pilots Wings. c. Early WW2. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) Early WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Set of Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge / Brevet to: No.1 Squadron Southern Rhodesian Air Force (SRAF) / No.237 Rhodesia Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF). To the Centre in Off White / Drab, Red, Green, Blue & Yellow, highlighted in Black the Southern Rhodesian Shield Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown and attached either side by a Pair of Bateleur Eagle Wings (10 Feathers). On a Black Melton Felt Backing. c. Early WW2. Dimensions: 41 mm x 106 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Commando, Army Commandos / Royal Marine Commandos. Unusual Variation, AR’s Official Issue. c.Post WW2 / 50’s? A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, Post WW2 / 50’s? Period, Unusual Variation, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Commando, as Worn by: Army Commandos / Royal Marine Commandos. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. Scarlet Red Embroidered Fighting Knife on a Navy (Dark) Blue Sector Shaped Melton Felt Backing. Black Linen Backed. c.Post WW2 / 50’s? Notes: Army Commandos / Royal Marine Commandos. 1940 (Jun): Formed. Brigades: 101 Bde: Inf, 102 Bde: Inf, 103 Bde: Inf, 104 Bde: Trg, 15 Bde: MG Bn - Art, 18 Bde: Mobile Bn - Eng. 1946: Disbanded, Leaving the RM’s 3 Bde’s. 1942 - Present: 1942: Named: 3rd Special Service Bde, 1944 (06th Dec): Named: 3rd Commando Bde, 1946: Named: RM Commandos Formation 3 Commando Bde. Fighting Knife Badge, Derived from the WW2 RM Commando Brigade Formation Sign. Awarded to Soldiers in the Army who had: Completed the 5 week All Arms RM Commando Course at the RM Commando Trg Centre and had been awarded the Green Beret, or has Served in the RM Commando Formation or Unit. Worn 2 inches below the shoulder on the Left Arm on Most Forms of Dress by All Ranks. Dimensions: 50 mm x 34 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Group ‘A’ Tradesman’s Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Mint Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Qualified Group ‘A’ Tradesman’s Arm Badge. Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by a Capital ‘A’. Khaki on Khaki. Authorised in ACI 1236 / 1944. c.WW2. Note: in 1944 there were approximately 35 different Trades in Group ‘A’, ranging from Draughtsman (Topographical) to Pharmacist. Dimensions: 51 mm x 65 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Group ‘A’ Tradesman’s Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Nice Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt WW2 Period, Removed from Uniform (RFU) Qualified Group ‘A’ Tradesman’s Arm Badge.Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by a Capital ‘A’. Khaki on Khaki. Authorised in ACI 1236 / 1944. c.WW2. Note: in 1944 there were approximately 35 different Trades in Group ‘A’, ranging from Draughtsman (Topographical) to Pharmacist. Dimensions: 50 mm x 61 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist (Operational), All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. AR’s Official Issue. Early, 1st Pattern, Falk. c.WW2. A been there Done That Example of an Early / 1st Pattern Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Melton Felt Backing. Trimmed for Wear. c.1941 - 1948. Notes: Makers: Lewis Falk Limited, Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Originally authorised to be worn by AR’s of the Para Brig’s & All Instructors Regularly Employed in the Airborne Forces during WWII after completing a specific no. of jumps. Still permitted to be worn after Service in Para Formations but could be withdrawn in the case of refusal to Jump. 1948: ACI 395: Issue extended to All Arms, except SAS. Awarded after Successfully Completing a Basic Para Trg Course at a Recognized RAF Trg Sch or after making an Operational Jump against Enemy from 03 Sep 39 - 15 Aug 45. Dimensions: 32 mm x 77 mm x 2 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist (Operational), All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. AR’s Official Issue. Quality, Padded. c.WW2. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, British Airborne Divisions. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Khaki Melton Felt Backing Trimmed for Wear. Black Course Linen Backed, Covered in Brown Paper. c.1941 - 1948. Notes: Originally authorised to be worn by AR’s of the Para Brig’s & All Instructors Regularly Employed in the Airborne Forces during WWII after completing a specific no. of jumps. Still permitted to be worn after Service in Para Formations but could be withdrawn in the case of refusal to Jump. 1948: ACI 395: Issue extended to All Arms, except SAS. Awarded after Successfully Completing a Basic Para Trg Course at a Recognized RAF Trg Sch or after making an Operational Jump against Enemy from 03 Sep 39 - 15 Aug 45. Dimensions: 31 mm x 75 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, Australian Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.R.) Official Issue. Summer / Tropical Dress. Anzac Elite No.296.c.1965 - 96 A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Cut / Prepared for Wear, Set of BeVo Style Embroidered All Ranks, Official Issue Summer / Tropical Dress (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). Silk Woven on a Cotton Backing. White Embroidered Parachute. Wings (8 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue on an Oblong Khaki / Lights Sand Backing. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities.) Anzac Elite No.296.c.1965 - 96. Dimensions: 41 mm x 76 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, British Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. AR’s Official Issue. Padded. c.WW2. A Lovely Scarce Unissued Condition (Mint) Set of Late WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The Special Air Service S.A.S. Regiment. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Navy (Dark) Blue & Highlighted in Black. Wings (8 Feathers) Royal Blue / Light Blue with Black & White Highlights.Set on a Navy (Dark) Blue Melton Felt Backing.(The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Padded. Black Linen Backed. Late WW2 Issue. Dimensions: 26 mm x 72 mm
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). AR’s Official Issue. Anzac Elite No.711.c.1986 - 95. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Set of Embroidered All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS). Embroidered Polyester Threads on a Dacron Backing. White Parachute Filled in the Centre in Black & Highlighted in White & Black. Wings (8 Feathers) White / Royal Blue with Black & White Highlights on an Olive Green Trimmed Dacron Backing. Green Corse Linen Backed. Anzac Elite No.711.c.1986 - 95. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Brand name Dacron Terylene in Britain = Polyethylene Terephthalate. Dimensions: 30 mm x 75 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). AR’s Official Issue. British Made, Padded. Anzac Elite No.703.c.1958 - 84. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Set of British Made, Padded All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Regiment. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Royal Blue & Highlighted in Black. Wings (8 Feathers) Light Blue / White with Black & White Highlights. Set on a Navy (Dark) Blue Melton Felt Backing. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Padded. Black Linen Backed. Anzac Elite No.703.c.1958 - 84. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Dimensions: 30 mm x 76 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). AR’s Official Issue. In Theater (Singapore) Made. Anzac Elite No.725. c.1980 - 87. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Set of In Theater (Singapore) Made, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Regiment. Silk Embroidered on Dacron. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (8 Feathers) Dark Blue / Light Blue with Black Highlights. Set on an Olive Green Dacron Backing. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Folded as Worn. Anzac Elite No.725. c.1980 - 87. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Dimensions: 45 mm x 77 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Qualified Parachutist, New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). AR’s Official Issue. Padded. Anzac Elite No.713. c.21 Apr 88 - ?. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Set of Padded All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Regiment. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute Filled in the Centre in Black & Highlighted in White & Black. Wings (8 Feathers) Light Blue / White with Black & White Highlights. Set on a Black Melton Felt Backing. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Padded. Black Synthetic Backed. Anzac Elite No.713. c.21 Apr 88 - ?. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Dimensions: 32 mm x 76 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Radio Mechanic (Wireless Signals) Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Radio Mechanic Arm Badge. Red Circle & White Lightning Flashes on a Khaki Background. c. 1940 - 50. Note! All White on Khaki (Wireless Signals Badge). A Group Trades 1944: Electrician (Royal Signals), Instrument Mechanic (R.Sigs), Lineman Mechanic (R.Sigs), Operator (Wireless & Keyboard) R.Sigs. B Group Trades 1944: Operator Keyboard & Line (R.Sigs), Operator (Special) R. Sigs, Operator (Wireless & Line) R.Sigs. C Group Trades 1944: Driver Operator, Gunner Operator. Dimensions: 37 mm x 82 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Radio Mechanic (Wireless Signals) Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Radio Mechanic Arm Badge. Red Circle & White Lightning Flashes on a Khaki Background. c. 1940 - 50. Note! All White on Khaki (Wireless Signals Badge). A Group Trades 1944: Electrician (Royal Signals), Instrument Mechanic (R.Sigs), Lineman Mechanic (R.Sigs), Operator (Wireless & Keyboard) R.Sigs. B Group Trades 1944: Operator Keyboard & Line (R.Sigs), Operator (Special) R.Sigs, Operator (Wireless & Line) R.Sigs. C Group Trades 1944: Driver Operator, Gunner Operator. Dimensions: 37 mm x 84 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Rhodesian Air Force (Rh.A.F.) Qualified Pilots Brevet / Wings. Short Lived Bush War Period. c.1970 - 80. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) 70’s Bush War Period (Short Lived) Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Set of Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The Rhodesian Air Force (Rh.A.F.) To the Centre in Off White / Drab, Red, Green, Purple & Gold, highlighted in Black the Southern Rhodesian Shield Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by the Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest) and attached either side by a Pair of Bateleur Eagle Wings (13 Feathers). On a Black Melton Felt Backing. Padded. Complete with a White Velcro Backing. c.1970 - 80. Dimensions: 42 mm x 113 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Rhodesian Security Forces, AR’s, Dress Green Tartan Operational Qualified Parachutists Wings. (RFU). c.1965 - 80. A been there Done That Example, Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned Set of Embroidered All Ranks Dress Green Issue (Operational) Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: All Arms, Rhodesian Security Forces / Rhodesian Airborne Forces. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. White Embroidered Parachute & Lines. Wings (6 Feathers) in Light Blue & Highlighted in Black. Set on a Dark Green (Commonly Referred to as Tartan Green) Melton Felt Backing. Trimmed for Wear. Worn on the Green Step / Walking Out Uniform on the Upper Right Arm / Shoulder. c.1965 - 80. Notes: 1974 (Jan) - 1980: Fireforce: Airborne Operation Response / Attack Force - Aircraft / Helicopters. Heliborne / Parachute Infantry. The Rhodesian Light Infantry - The Rhodesian African Rifles. Rhodesian Bush War. Dimensions: 33 mm x 82 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Very Nice Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt WW2 Period, Removed from Uniform (RFU) Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal Arm Badge. Bomb in Gold-Yellow with two Royal Blue Bands on Scarlet Red. Authorized in: ACI 1560 / 1940. c.WW2. Note: Worn until Nov 1942 Only by Men on Strength of Bomb Disposal Units, then extended to attached Drivers of No. 1 Land Incident Company RASC. Only worn on uniform whilst serving with Bomb Disposal! Dimensions: 70 mm x 52 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge / Brevet. c.Early Independence. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) Early Independence Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Set of Qualified Pilots Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF). To the Centre in Off White / Drab, Capital Letters; PAF, Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Crescent Moon & Star in Off White / Drab on Orange and attached either side by a Pair of Bateleur Eagle Wings (9Feathers). On a Black Melton Felt Backing. c.Early Independence. Notes: Formed: 14th Aug 1947. Independence of Pakistan from British India. In 1933, British Colonial Government of India established the subcontinent’s first Air Force station near Drigh Road, now called PAF Base Faisal. In 1934, this element of the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) was extended to the north for operations in NWFP. The RIAF had also contributed to the defeat of Japanese invasion during World War II.1947 Partition. 1956 Pakistan became a Republic. Dimensions: 48 mm x 114 mm. Imperfections: Black Linen Backing Missing, See Pics!
Cloth Qualification Badge – Special Proficiency Pay Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Mint Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt WW2 Period, Unissued Granted Special Pay Arm Badge. Two Twigs of Laurel Leafs Surmounted by Capitals S.P. Khaki & White on Khaki. Authorized in: AO 41/ 1938. c.WW2. Note: Paid only to Privates & unpaid Lance Corporals. A complicated pay increase that could be affected by the number of already qualified personnel in a Unit. Dimensions: 50 mm x 61 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Thailand (Thai) Master Para / Parachutists Wings. Army. c. Late 50’s Early 60’s A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) Condition Set of Early Full Dress Parachute Qualification Wings / Badge / Brevet to: A Master Parachutist in The Royal Thai Army Ranger Battalion (Airborne). Gold & Silver Bullion Embroidered on a Scarlet Red Felt Backing. Black Metal Star within Two Twigs of Laurel Type Leaves on Canopy. (Star Indicates High Altitude Low Opening (HALO / H.A.L.O). Pin & Brooch fittings to the rear. c. Late 50’s Early 60’s. Dimensions: 47 mm x 100 mm.
Cloth Qualification Badge – Unknown Wireless Signals Type Arm Badge (WW2 Issue). A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on Melton Felt, Unknown Wireless Signals Type Arm Badge. White Circle & Red Lightning Flashes on a Khaki Background. Note! All White on Khaki (Wireless Signals Badge). A Group Trades 1944: Electrician (Royal Signals), Instrument Mechanic (R.Sigs), Lineman Mechanic (R.Sigs), Operator (Wireless & Keyboard) R.Sigs. B Group Trades 1944: Operator Keyboard & Line (R.Sigs), Operator (Special) R.Sigs, Operator (Wireless & Line) R.Sigs. C Group Trades 1944: Driver Operator, Gunner Operator. Dimensions: 49 mm x 87 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery. A Very Nice Unissued Condition Cloth Shoulder Title, Navy Blue Melton Cloth with the Title: GLOUCESTERSHIRE VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY Embroidered in Red Worsted. (Paper Backing, Rear Side). c. 1961 - 67. Dimensions: 28 mm x 125 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – New Zealand Special Air Service (N.Z.S.A.S.). AR’s Official Issue. Single. Anzac Elite Similar to: No.703.c.Mid 90’s. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Machine Embroidered All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue, Single, Embroidered Polyester Threads on a Synthetic Felt Backing, Shoulder Title Badges to: The New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Regiment. Light Blue on Maroon. NEW ZEALAND over SPECIAL AIR SERVICE. Merrowed Edges in Maroon Polyester Threads. Anzac Elite Similar to: No.699.c.Mid 90’s. Notes: Roots Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G). Feb 55 Sqn Formed on the lines of 22 Special Air Service Regiment for operations with the Far East Strategic Reserve and the British Counter Insurgency effort in Malaya. Disbanded late 1957. The NZSAS was reestablished in October 1959. Dimensions: 31 mm x 126 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD). c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period 2 Part / Layer Construction Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD). Yellow Gold on Royal Blue on Scarlet Red. c.WW2. Dimensions: 26 mm x 130 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). c.WW2. A Very Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). R.C.E.M.E. above Canada. Yellow on Black. c.WW2. Dimensions: 27 mm x 91 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – Service Penitentiaire Canada (Penitentiary Service Canada). c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: Service Penitentiaire Canada (Penitentiary Service Canada). Canadian. White on Black. c.WW2. Dimensions: 33 mm x 122 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The 5th S.A.S. / 1st Belgian S.A.S Squadron / 1st Belgian Parachutist Regiment. All Ranks, Worsted Embroidered on Felt. c.1944 - 46. A Lovely Scarce / Sort After / Not Worn Condition, WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Single, Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The 5th S.A.S. / 1st Belgian S.A.S Squadron / 1st Belgian Parachutist Regiment. White Embroidered Capitals S. A. S. on a Maroon Melton Felt Background. Black Cheese Cloth Backed. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1944 - 46. Notes: 5th SAS / 1st Belgian SAS Parachutist Regiment. 1942 (08 May) 1st Para Unit: ‘B’ (Parachute) Company, 2nd Bn Belgian Fus. 1942 (Oct): Attached 3 Para.1943 (Jan): Redesignated: Belgian Independent Parachute Coy.1943 (Aug): Posted as: 4th Coy British 8th Para Bn.1944 (Jan): Joined: The Special Air Service Brigade.1945 (Apr): Coy rec Vols from Belgian & became the Belgian S.A.S Regt & Operated as 3 Recce Sqn’s under 2nd Canadian Corps.1945 (08 May): Counter Intelligence Roll. Post War: Reduction & a Fight to Continue.1946 (Early): Redesignated: 1st Para Regt S.A.S, then Belgian Para Bn, & 1st Para Bn. WW2 Operations: 1944 France: After D Day, Le Mans & Chartres “Chaucer”, “Shakespeare” & “Bunyan”. 44 (16th Aug): Ardennes, “Noah”. 44 (02nd Sep): Belgium “Brutus”, Link Up with Resistance. 44 (05th Sep): Germany “Berbang” 1st SAS Troops into Germany. Dimensions: 25 mm x 65 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Essex Scottish Regiment – The Canadian Army. c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The Essex Scottish Regiment of the Canadian Army. White & Scarlet Red on Royal Blue. c.WW2. Dimensions: 35 mm x 65 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). WW2 Slip-on. A Very Nice Condition Single WW2 Khaki Serge Slip-on Shoulder Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. Black Embroidered Semicircular GLOSTER on Khaki Serge. Twin Linen Securing Tapes to the Rear. c.WW2. Dimensions: 40 mm x 72 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment. (Glosters). Ordnance Printed. c.WW2. A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) All Ranks (AR’s) WW2 Period Official Ordnance Printed on Linen Single Shoulder Title Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. White on Red GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Black linen Backed. c.WW2. Dimensions: 22 mm x 135 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). A Very Nice Unissued Condition Royal Blue on Scarlet Red Synthetic Fibres Full Embroidered with Cut Edges Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). c. Not Sure. Dimensions: 20 mm x 125 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Corps of Signals. All Ranks, Worsted Embroidered on Felt. c.1930’s - 44. A Very Nice Unissued / Not Worn Condition (Prepared for Wear) WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Single Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Corps of Signals. White on Dark Blue. ROYAL SIGNALS. Black Cheese Cloth Backing. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1930’s - 44. Notes: 1920: (28 Jun 1920) The Royal Corps of Signals, more commonly known as “The Royal Signals” were Formed from The Royal Engineer Signal Service. Metal s/t: 1920 - 29 ROYAL CORPS over OF over SIGNALS. 1929: Straight: R.SIGNALS. ACI 1207 dated 09 Sept 1944 changed the wording from Royal Corps of Signals to Royal Signals. Embroidered Coloured Shoulder Designations / Cloth Shoulder Titles (s/t’s). 1902: Introduced upon the Introduction of Service Dress Tunics. OR’s (Army Order 10 of 1920) Curved Coloured Cloth worn approx. 1 Inch below Shoulder Seam. 1907: Abolished, when Metal Shoulder Titles (s/t’s) were introduced. 1938 (Mar) Slip on s/t’s Introduced for Wear on Battle Dress & Khaki Drill Jacket / Shirt. Worsted & Economy. c.1938 - 41 / 42. Unofficial Cloth s/t’s. Ordnance Printed Economy s/t’s. 1960’s Battle Dress Withdrew. Dimensions: 23 mm x 97 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Corps of Signals. All Ranks, Worsted Embroidered on Felt. c.1944 - 60. A Very Nice Unissued WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Single Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Corps of Signals. White on Dark Blue. ROYAL CORPS of SIGNALS. Black Cheese Cloth Backing. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1944 - 60. Notes: 1920: (28 Jun 1920) The Royal Corps of Signals, more commonly known as “The Royal Signals” were Formed from The Royal Engineer Signal Service. Metal s/t: 1920 - 29 ROYAL CORPS over OF over SIGNALS. 1929: Straight: R.SIGNALS. ACI 1207 dated 09 Sept 1944 changed the wording from Royal Corps of Signals to Royal Signals. Embroidered Coloured Shoulder Designations / Cloth Shoulder Titles (s/t’s). 1902: Introduced upon the Introduction of Service Dress Tunics. OR’s (Army Order 10 of 1920) Curved Coloured Cloth worn approx. 1 Inch below Shoulder Seam. 1907: Abolished, when Metal Shoulder Titles (s/t’s) were introduced. 1938 (Mar) Slip on s/t’s Introduced for Wear on Battle Dress & Khaki Drill Jacket / Shirt. Worsted & Economy. c.1938 - 41 / 42. Unofficial Cloth s/t’s. Ordnance Printed Economy s/t’s. 1960’s Battle Dress Withdrew. Dimensions: 20 mm x 112 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). WW2 Slip-on. A Lovely Condition WW2 Period Single Khaki Serge Slip-on Shoulder Badge to: The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). Black Worsted (Woolen Yarn) In Line / Straight Capital Letters RWAFF on Khaki Serge. Single Linen Securing Tape to the Rear. c.WW2. Notes: 1900 British Colonial Military Forces Raised in West Africa designated The West African Field Force (W.A.F.F) made up primarily from The Hause People. 1925 Designated R.W.A.F.F. The Gold Coast Regiment, The Northern Nigeria Regiment, Southern Nigeria Regiment, The Sierra Leone Regiment, The Gambia Regiment. 1957: Gold Coast Independence as Ghana. 1960 Disbanded as Nigeria (1960), Sierra Leone (1961) & Gambia (1964) moved towards Independence. Dimensions: 33 mm x 69 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Bristol University Officer Training Corps (O. T. C.). From c.1955. A Lovely Unissued, Short Lived Pair of Officers Cadets Shoulder Titles to: The Bristol University Officer Training Corps (OTC). Scarlet Melton Cloth with the Title: BRISTOL UNIVERSITY O. T. C. Embroidered in White Worsted. From c.1955. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 38 mm x 110 mm Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Constabulary / Police – Gloucestershire Cadet. Pair. Quality Worsted Embroidered on Felt. c.1950’s?. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Removed From Uniform (RFU), Obsolete / Vintage 1950’s ? Pair of Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: Police Cadets of The Gloucestershire Constabulary. Light Blue Embroidered In Capitals: CADET Surmounted by Semicircular GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY, also in Capital Letters, Set on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Background. Black Cloth Backed. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1950’s?. Notes: Worn on the Tunic Jacket in Pairs. One of the Oldest Constabularies in the Country. c.1839 - Present Day. Dimensions: 51 mm x 126 mm each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Northumberland Army Cadet Corps (ACF). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Pair of Cadet Shoulder Titles, Scarlet Melton Cloth with the Title NORTHUMBERLAND A.C.F. Embroidered in White Worsted. (Plastic Film / Coat to Rear Side) Dimensions: 23 x 93 mm
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Polskie Sily Zbrojne na Zachodzie (Polish Armed Forces in the West) POLAND. 1939-45. A Very Nice Unissued Matching Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Si³y Zbrojne na Zachodzie). POLAND. White on Scarlet. Khaki Backing. c.WW2. Dimensions: 20 mm x 64 mm, Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – RAF Eagle Squadron Canada / USA. c.WW2. A Lovely Removed From Uniform (RFU) Facing Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Air Force (RAF) Canadian / USA Eagle Squadron. In Grey A Flying Eagle above U.S.A. Surmounted by CANADA on Black. c.WW2. Note! These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. Dimensions: 62 mm x 76 mm, Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS). Canada. c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued Matching Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS). White on Royal Blue. c.WW2. Dimensions: 17 mm x 117 mm, Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment).Canada / Canadian. c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued Matching Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment). Yellow & White on Royal Blue. c.WW2. Dimensions: 41 mm x 77 mm, Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars, All Ranks, Worsted Embroidered on Felt. c.Pre1958 A Lovely Scarce Unissued, Mint Condition, All Ranks (AR’s), Pair of Worsted Embroidered on Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars. White on Dark Khaki 7 H. Black Cheese Cloth Backed. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.Pre1958. Notes: 1690: Formed as The Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons.1714: Disbanded, Sqn’s joined 1st & 2nd Dragoons. 1715: Reformed: The Princess of Wales's Own Regiment of Dragoons (Named for Princess Caroline).1727: The Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons (Caroline's Coronation as Queen Consort).1751: The 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons.1783: The 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons.1807: The 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars).1861: Simplified: The 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars.1921: The 7th Queen's Own Hussars. 1939: Transferred: RAC.1958: Amalgamation: 3rd The King’s Own Hussars Form: The Queen’s Own Hussars. Dimensions: 26 mm x 39 mm. Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Pair of Officers Shoulder Titles, Scarlet Melton Cloth with the Title GLOUCESTERSHIRE Embroidered in White Worsted. (Black Rear Side). c. 1945 - 47. Dimensions: 22 x 130 mm
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Pair of Officers Shoulder Titles, Scarlet Melton Cloth with the Title GLOUCESTERSHIRE Embroidered in White Worsted. (Light Khaki Rear Side). c. 1945 - 47. Dimensions: 22 mm x 133 mm.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Ontario Regiment. Canada / Canadian. c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued Matching Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Shoulder Title Badges to: The Ontario Regiment. Yellow on Black then on Royal Blue. c.WW2. Dimensions: 44 mm x 115 mm, Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Royal Corps of Signals. All Ranks, Ordnance Printed. Economy. c.WW2. A Lovely Scarce Unissued, Mint Condition WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Pair of Official Ordnance Printed on Linen, Economy Issue, Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Corps of Signals. White on Dark Blue. ROYAL CORPS of SIGNALS. Black Linen Back. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.WW2. Notes: 1920: (28 Jun 1920) The Royal Corps of Signals, more commonly known as “The Royal Signals” were Formed from The Royal Engineer Signal Service. Metal s/t: 1920 - 29 ROYAL CORPS over OF over SIGNALS. 1929: Straight: R.SIGNALS. ACI 1207 dated 09 Sept 1944 changed the wording from Royal Corps of Signals to Royal Signals. Embroidered Coloured Shoulder Designations / Cloth Shoulder Titles (s/t’s). 1902: Introduced upon the Introduction of Service Dress Tunics. OR’s (Army Order 10 of 1920) Curved Coloured Cloth worn approx. 1 Inch below Shoulder Seam. 1907: Abolished, when Metal Shoulder Titles (s/t’s) were introduced. 1938 (Mar) Slip on s/t’s Introduced for Wear on Battle Dress & Khaki Drill Jacket / Shirt. Worsted & Economy. c.1938 - 41 / 42. Unofficial Cloth s/t’s. Ordnance Printed Economy s/t’s. 1960’s Battle Dress Withdrew. Dimensions: 22 mm x 140 mm. Each Badge.
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Royal Corps of Signals. All Ranks, Worsted Embroidered on Felt. WW2 Khaki Slip-on. c.WW2. A Very Nice Used / Worn WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Pair of Khaki Serge Slip-on Shoulder Badge to: The Royal Corps of Signals. R. SIGNALS. Black Worsted (Woolen Yarn) In Line / Straight Capital Letters R.SIGNALS on Khaki Serge. Single Linen Securing Tape to the Rear. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.WW2. Notes: 1920: (28 Jun 1920) The Royal Corps of Signals, more commonly known as “The Royal Signals” were Formed from The Royal Engineer Signal Service. Metal s/t: 1920 - 29 ROYAL CORPS over OF over SIGNALS. 1929: Straight: R.SIGNALS. ACI 1207 dated 09 Sept 1944 changed the wording from Royal Corps of Signals to Royal Signals. Embroidered Coloured Shoulder Designations / Cloth Shoulder Titles (s/t’s). 1902: Introduced upon the Introduction of Service Dress Tunics. OR’s (Army Order 10 of 1920) Curved Coloured Cloth worn approx. 1 Inch below Shoulder Seam. 1907: Abolished, when Metal Shoulder Titles (s/t’s) were introduced. 1938 (Mar) Slip on s/t’s Introduced for Wear on Battle Dress & Khaki Drill Jacket / Shirt. Worsted & Economy. c.1938 - 41 / 42. Unofficial Cloth s/t’s. Ordnance Printed Economy s/t’s. 1960’s Battle Dress Withdrew. Dimensions: 31 mm x 65 mm. Condition: N/A Imperfections: Slight Mothing to One of the Badge
Cloth Shoulder Title Badges – The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Pair of Officers Shoulder Titles, Scarlet Melton Cloth with the Title R.NORTHUMBERLAND FUS. Embroidered in White Worsted. (Light Khaki Rear Side). c. 1945 - 47. Wood 657 Dimensions: 23 x 135 mm
Cloth Slip-on Rank Title Badge – The Kings African Rifles (KAR). Officers. c.WW2. A Lovely WW2 Period Officers (2nd Lieutenant) Worsted Slip-on Rank Title to: The Kings African Rifles (KAR). Black Worsted Pip & K.A.R. on Olive Green Cotton Denham. c.WW2. Dimensions: 116 mm x 66 mm.
Collar / Field Service Cap Badge – British Indian Army – East Indian Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps (VRC), Victorian, OR’s in Quality White Metal. c.1869 - 1901. A Lovely Victorian Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Collar / Field Service Cap Badge to: The East Indian Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps (VRC). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, A Escutcheon (Heraldry) Shield Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). 6 x Battle Honour Scrolls place upon the Sprays of Laurel, 3 either side. Title Scroll Reads: Defence not Defiance. Die Struck in Quality White Metal, Voided, Lugs E / W. c.1869 - 1901. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. 1869 (17th Jul): Raised under the Bengal Command, Part of the Indian Auxiliary Forces, HQ at Jamalpur. Dimensions: 22 mm x 27 mm.
Collar / Headdress Badge – The 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars OR’s Gilding Metal Single Collar / Side Cap Badge. c.1900 - 54. A Lovely Unissued Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Single Collar / Side Cap Badge to: The 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars. The Motto Scroll Reading: TREU UND FEST. German “Loyal and Sure”, Surmounted by the Crest of The Late Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 3 x Lugs N / E / W. c.1900 - 54. Notes: 1715: Colonel Philip Honeywood’s Regiment of Dragoons.1751: 11th Regiment of Dragoons.1783: 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons.1840: The 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars.1928: 1st Cavalry Regiment to become Mechanized. 1969: Amalgamated with The 10th (The Prince of Wale’s Own Royal Regiment) Hussars to form: The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wale’s Own). Dimensions: 32 mm x 36 mm.
Collar / Headdress Badge – The 14th/20th (King’s) Hussars OR’s Gilding Metal Single Right Collar / Side Cap Badge. c.1922 - 54. A Lovely Unissued / Mint Example of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Single Right Collar / Side Cap Badge to: The 14th/20th (King’s) Hussars. The Royal Crest with Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Title Scroll Reads: 14th / 20th HUSSARS. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1922 - 54. Notes: 14th H - 1715: Raised as Dormers 14th Dragoons.1776: 14th Light Dragoons. 1798: 14th (Duchess of York’s Own) Light Dragoons. 1830: 14th (King’s) Light Dragoons. 1861: 14th (King’s) Hussars. 20th H - 1759 - 63: 20th Light Inniskilling Dragoons. 1779 - 83: 20th Light Dragoons. 1791/4 - 1802: 20th / Jamaica Light Dragoons. 1858: Formed from 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry (HEIC). 1859: Renamed 2nd Bengal European Cavalry. 1862: Transferred to British Army, Renamed 20th Hussars.1922 Amalgamation to form The 14th/20th Hussars. 1936: Redesignated The 14th/20th (King’s) Hussars. Dimensions: 22 mm x 24 mm.
Collar Badge - Northern Rhodesia Regiment (NRR) - Mess Dress Very Nice Unissued Condition Single Embroidered Mess Dress Collar - Black & Yellow Cotton, Gold Wire on Scarlet Felt. Facing Right c. 1933-64 The badge of the NRR was a Heraldic Crested Crane with a motto scroll reading: DIVERSI GENERE FIDE PARES Latin (Different in Race, Equal in Fidelity Dimensions: 37 x 45 mm
Collar Badge - Victorian - 15th The Kings Hussars (15H) - Officers. Silver & Gilt, Officers Collar Badge. Queen Victoria Crown (QVC) - Scroll inscribed: MEREBIMUR Motto (Latin “We Shall Be Worthy”). - Facing Left - 2 x Lugs. c. 1837 - 1901 Dimensions: 33 x 39 mm Imperfections: Old Solder Repair /Renewal to / of Lugs, which has detrained the quality of the Gilt Finish to the Royal Crest
Collar Badge - Victorian - 15th The Kings Hussars (15H). A Very Nice Quality / Condition Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Collar Badge. Queen Victoria Crown (QVC) - Scroll inscribed: MEREBIMUR Motto (Latin “We Shall Be Worthy”). Bi Metal - Facing Right - 3 x Lugs. c. 1837 - 1901 Dimensions: 33 x 39 mm Imperfections: Slight ware to Crown & Lion
Collar Badge – 13th Service (Forest of Dean Battalion) The Gloucestershire Regiment (Pioneers). A Lovely Example of a Universal Pattern Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal, Facing Left (As Observed from the Front) Collar Badge. Crossed Rifle & Pick. Used by the 13th Service (Forest of Dean Battalion) The Gloucestershire Regiment (Pioneers). Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 4 x Lugs. c.1915 - 21. Note: Also Used by: The Northumberland Fusiliers 14th, 17th, 18th and 19th Service Battalions Tyneside Scottish (Pioneers) & All Other Units That Had Pioneer Battalions c.1915 - 21. Dimensions: 31 mm x 26 mm.
Collar Badge – 4th & 6th Territorial Battalions of The Gloucestershire Regiment – Officers, Blank Scroll. A Very Rare & Nice Die Struck Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Blank Scroll, Facing Left Collar Badge. The Sphinx over a Blank Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasts, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. Title Scroll Reads: GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Used by the 4th & 6th Territorial Battalions of the Gloucestershire Regiment. 2 x Lugs, Die Struck, Voided. c.1908 - 14. Dimensions: 35 mm x 50 mm.
Collar Badge – Army Air Corps (AAC), Off’s, OSD, Quality Bronze, Single, RHS. c.1942 - 57. A Lovely Quality, Scarce / Sort After, Officers Service Dress (OSD), Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The Army Air Corps (AAC), An Eagle with Outstretched Wings and a Down Swept Tail, Facing Right (As Viewed from the Front), Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Cast in Quality Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1942 - 57. Notes: Glider Pilot Regt / Army Air Corps (AAC). 1941 (21st Dec) Formed: Overall Corps for Both the Parachute Regt (Formed 1940) & the Glider Pilot Regt (Formed 1941), also it administrated the RA Air OP Sqn’s. Battle Deployment: Parachute or Glider. 1944 (Mar): SAS joined the Corps. 1949 (Aug) Formed: The Glider Pilot & Parachute Corps. Many Pilots transferred to the RAF flying the Air Observation Post (AOP) Squadrons. S.A.S Regained its Independent Status. 1957 (01st Sep) Renamed: the Parachute Regiment. Glider Pilot Regt merged with AOP’s into a New A.A.C, soon to be Equipped with Helicopters & Fixed Wing Aircraft. Dimensions: 35 mm x 30 mm.
Collar Badge – Army Service Corps (ASC) Officers Service Dress (OSD) Small Pattern. c.1902 - 18. A Lovely Quality Officers Service Dress (OSD) Small Pattern Single Collar Badge to: The Army Service Corps (ASC). The Monogram ASC within the Garter, Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel. Set Upon an Eight Pointed Star. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1902 - 18. Notes: The Corps was Granted the prefix Royal for Service during The Great War / WWI by Army Order 363 Dated: 25 Nov 1918. Dimensions: 29 mm x 24 mm.
Collar Badge – Army Service Corps (ASC) OR’s Short Lived 1st Pattern, Small Single Gilding Metal. Victorian. c.1889 - 1901. A Lovely Victorian Period Short Lived 1st Pattern, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Small Single Collar Badge to: The Army Service Corps (ASC). The Monogram ASC within the Garter, Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Encircled by Two Twigs of Laurel. Set Upon an Eight Pointed Star. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1889 - 1901. Dimensions: 28 mm x 24 mm.
Collar Badge – Australian Imperial Force, General Service, Rising Sun Collar Badge. 3rd Pattern. Australian Made. Stokes Melbourne. Blackened Bronze. c.1904 - 49. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Official Issue, Australian Made, 3rd Pattern, General Service, Rising Sun Collar Badge to: The 1st & 2nd Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Three Part Title Scroll Reads: AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown, Set on A Rising Sun Background. Makers Mark to the Rear / Reverse Reads: STOKES MELB. Die Struck in Bronze, Blackened, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1904 - 49. Notes: The 1st Australian Imperial Force (AIF). 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Australia & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) c.1915 - 16. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force formed in Egypt. Joined the British & French to Fight the Turks on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Gallipoli Campaign. 25 Apr 1915 - 09 Jan 1916. 1st ANZAC & 2nd ANZAC Corps. 1856 Stokes set up in Melbourne. 1893 Stokes & Son. Dimensions: 28 mm x 41 mm.
Collar Badge – British Indian Army – 16th Punjab Infantry Regiment Officers HM Silver 1934. A Very Scarce & Lovely Condition / Quality Solid Hallmarked Silver Officers (Off’s) Collar Badge to: The 16th Punjab Infantry Regiment, Indian Army. Upon the Centre of a Maltese Cross, within a Quoit / Circle the Figures 16. Encircled by a Crescent, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads; PUNJAB REGIMENT. Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “K” 1934. Makers Mark: J. D & S (James Dixon & Sons). 2 x Silver Hallmarked Securing Lugs E / W. c.1922 - 47. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. 1922 - 47 The 16th Punjab Regt (British Indian Army). 1947 Transferred to Pakistan Army. 1956 Amalgamated with the 1st, 14th & 15th Punjab Regiments to Form the Punjab Regiment. Dimensions: 27 mm x 26 mm.
Collar Badge – Constabulary / Police – Chester Constabulary / Police. OR’s. Single. A Very Nice Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal, Single Collar Badge to: The Chester Constabulary. Coat of Arms of Chester 3 Lions Rampant & 1 ½ Wheat Sheaves. Die Struck Quality White Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Notes: Worn on the Tunic Jacket in Pairs. Dimensions: 27 mm x 25 mm.
Collar Badge – Constabulary / Police – Metropolitan Special Constabulary ‘Y’ (Highgate) Div. OR’s. Single. A Very Nice Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal, Single Collar Badge to: The Metropolitan Special Constabulary ‘Y’ (Highgate) Division. Straight Letters M. S. C Over Y Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Makers Mark Reads: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. Die Struck Quality White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Notes: Worn on the Tunic Jacket in Pairs. c.1869: Metropolitan Police was divided into x 4 Districts, each with a No. of Divisions: No.1 District: G - Finsbury; H - Whitechapel; K - Stepney; N - Islington; & Thames Division. No.2 District: D - Marylebone; E - Holborn; S - Hampstead; X - Paddington; Y - Highgate. No.3 District: A - Whitehall; B - Westminster; C - St. James's; T - Kensington; V - Wandsworth. No.4 District: L - Lambeth; M - Southwark; P - Camberwell; R - Greenwich; W - Clapham. Dimensions: 21 mm x 22mm.
Collar Badge – Glider Pilot Regiment, Off’s, Quality Silver Washed, Single, LHS. c.1950 - 55. A Lovely Quality Silver / Silver Washed, Officers Single Left Hand Side (LHS) Collar Badge to: The Glider Pilot Regiment. An Eagle with Outstretched Wings and a Down Swept Tail, Facing Left (As Viewed from the Front), within a Seeded Circlet Reading: GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Quality Die Struck in Silver Plate / Wash, Makers Mark Reads: FIRMIN LONDON. Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1950 - 55. Notes: Glider Pilot Regt / Army Air Corps (AAC). 1941 (21st Dec) Formed: Overall Corps for Both the Parachute Regt (Formed 1940) & the Glider Pilot Regt (Formed 1941), also it administrated the RA Air OP Sqn’s. Battle Deployment: Parachute or Glider. 1944 (Mar): SAS joined the Corps. 1949 (Aug) Formed: The Glider Pilot & Parachute Corps. Many Pilots transferred to the RAF flying the Air Observation Post (AOP) Squadrons. S.A.S Regained its Independent Status. 1957 (01st Sep) Renamed: the Parachute Regiment. Glider Pilot Regt merged with AOP’s into a New A.A.C, soon to be Equipped with Helicopters & Fixed Wing Aircraft. Dimensions: 35 mm x 30 mm.
Collar Badge – New Zealand (NZ) 24th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). Bronze Bulldog. c.WW1. A Scarce Example of a New Zealand (NZ) Reinforcements Collar Badge to: The 24th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Title Scroll Reading: 24th HOLDFAST N.Z.A Surmounted by a Bulldog, Facing Head on, holding a Bone in its Mouth. Raised Makers Mark RD 920 to Chest. Die Struck in Bronze, None Voided, 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs N / S. c.WW1. Notes: 24th Reinforcements N.Z.E.F. [Roll No.59] Embarkation: Via Steamship from: Wellington (N Island) - Hobart (Tazmania) - Albany (W Australia) – Plymouth. 2 x Drafts, 1st Draft 06 Apr 17 [954 Pax]. 2nd Draft 26 Apr 17 [1151 Pax]. Infantry Company / Military Districts Named after Provinces Letters: A. Auckland. B. Wellington. C. Canterbury. D. Otago. Dimensions: 22 mm x 27 mm.
Collar Badge – New Zealand (NZ) Territorial Force (TF) 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment. OR’s. British Made. GAUNT LONDON Tablet, Gilding Metal. c.Post 1911. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Official Issue, British Made, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Left Collar Badge to: New Zealand (NZ) Territorial Force (TF) 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment. Roman Numerals XVI Surmounted by an Arm holding a Māori Spear set on a Heraldic Torse. Three Part Title Scroll Bears The Motto, which Reads; KA WHAWHAI TONU AKE AKE, Māori “We Shall Fight For Ever and Ever”. Makers Mark to the Rear / Reverse (On A Tablet) Reads: GAUNT LONDON. Reinforced Spear, Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.Post 1911. Notes: c.1911 NZ Territorial Force (TF). Under the Current NZ Territorial Scheme (4 Military Districts, Named after the Provinces: Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury & Otago. The 16th (Waikato) Regiment (Regt) along with the The 3rd (Auckland) Regt, The 6th (Hauraki) Regt & The 15th (North Auckland) Regt provided One Company each to form the Auckland Battalion. The Auckland Battalion along with The Wellington Battalion (Batt), The Canterbury Batt, & The Otago Batt, formed the Infantry (Inf) Brigade of the 1st NZEF which comprised of 2 Brigades (1 Inf) & 1 Mounted Troops, some 8,500 Men. Sailed to Australia to join the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), then sailed / deployed to Egypt to Form 1 ANZAC Corps in Feb 1916 prior to The Gallipoli Campaign. Dimensions: 30 mm x 29 mm.
Collar Badge – New Zealand Chaplains Department Officers Service Dress, Blackened Brass. c.1931 - 37. A Lovely Quality Short Lived Officers Service Dress (OSD) Single Collar Badge to: The New Zealand Chaplains Department. A Variation of the Cross Pattée with Joined Concave Edges on a Seeded Background, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck Blackened Brass, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1931 - 37. Notes: Pre 1931 No KC. KC Added in 1931. British Badge Adopted: Oct 37. Designated Royal: 12 Jul 47. Dimensions: 31 mm x 23 mm.
Collar Badge – New Zealand Reinforcements Collar Badge / Draft Number, D Infantry Company, 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). c.WW1. A Scarce Example of a New Zealand (NZ) Reinforcements Collar Badge / Draft Number to: D Infantry Company, 13th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). Capital D over Numerals 13. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs N / S. c.WW1. Notes: Infantry Company / Military Districts Named after Provinces Letters: A. Auckland. B. Wellington. C. Canterbury. D. Otago. Otago Battalion: 4th (Otago), 8th (Southland), 10th (North Otago) & the 14th (South Otago) Regiments. 13th Reinforcements NZEF Embarkation: Via Steam Ship (SS) Willochra from: Wellington (N Island) - Hobart (Tazmania) - Albany (W Australia) – Plymouth. 27 Jun - 26 July 1916. Dimensions: 27 mm x 14 mm.
Collar Badge – Parachute Regiment, Off’s, Quality Silver Washed, Single, RHS. c.1943 - 54. A Lovely Quality Silver / Silver Washed, Officers Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Worn in Pairs with the Lions Head Facing Inwards. Quality Die Struck in Silver Plate / Wash, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1943 - 54. Notes: 1940: Initially Instigated by: Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 1940 (22 Jun): No.2 Commando retrained as Parachutists. 1940 (21 Nov): Redesignated: 11th Special Air Service Battalion. Parachute / Glider. 1941 (Sept): Redesignated: 1st Parachute Battalion. 1941: 1 Para Bn + 3 Bns of Vols from the Army (2nd, 3rd & 4th Bns) made up the 1st Parachute Brigade. 1942 - 43 (May): Wore the Cap Badge of the AAC. Dimensions: 24 mm x 40 mm.
Collar Badge – Parachute Regiment, Off’s, Quality Silver Washed, Single, RHS. c.1954 - Present. A Lovely Quality Bright Silver / Silver Washed, Officers Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with St Edwards / Queens Crown. Worn in Pairs with the Lions Head Facing Inwards. Die Struck. Silver Plate / Wash. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1954 - Present. Notes: 1940: Initially Instigated by: Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 1940 (22 Jun): No.2 Commando retrained as Parachutists. 1940 (21 Nov): Redesignated: 11th Special Air Service Battalion. Parachute / Glider. 1941 (Sept): Redesignated: 1st Parachute Battalion. 1941: 1 Para Bn + 3 Bns of Vols from the Army (2nd, 3rd & 4th Bns) made up the 1st Parachute Brigade. 1942 - 43 (May): Wore the Cap Badge of the AAC. 1954 (Sept): St Edwards / Queens Crown Introduced. Dimensions: 33 mm x 12 mm.
Collar Badge – Polski 12th Wolyñski Piechota / Batalion Strzelców (Polish 12th Wolynsk Infantry / Rifle Battalion).c.1944 - 45. A Lovely Single Gilding Metal Collar Badges to: The Polski 12th Wolyñski Piechota / Batalion Strzelców (Polish 12th Wolynsk Infantry / Rifle Battalion). Cup Shaped Flower / Shrub of the Azalea pierced by an Upright German K98 Bayonet, On the Handle the Number 12. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, Single Screw Fitting to the Rear. Securing Plate Reads: F.M. LORIOLI MILANO – ROMA.WW2. c.1944 - 45. Notes: The 4th Wolynska Brygada Piechoty Kwatera Glówna 4 WBP. Inf Bde Formed late 1944. Mainly with Wehrmacht POW’s of Polish Nationality. 4th WBP - Lt. Colonel W. Stoczkowski: 10th, 11th, 12th, Wolynski Rifle Battalions. Poland / Polish / Poles. Dimensions: 38 mm x 17 mm.
Collar Badge – Queens Own West Kent (Yeomanry) Hussars Early Quality White Metal. Senior NCO’s? A Lovely Early Quality White Metal, Possibly Senior None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) Collar Badge to: The Queens Own West Kent (Yeomanry) Hussars. Title Scroll Reading: INVICTA, Latin for “Undefeated / Unconquered” Surmounted by a Rearing White Horse of Kent. Facing Left as observed from the front. Die Struck in Quality White Metal (Good Silver Content). Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Notes: The Queens Own West Kent (Yeomanry) Hussars. c.1864 - 1920. Dartford Grammar School (1862) Cox1873. The Kent Cyclists Battalion c.1908 - 20. KK1867. Dimensions: 37 mm x 27 mm.
Collar Badge – RAC – Royal Tank Corps (RTC) / Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). Officers Service Dress, Bronze. Tank Front. c.1925 - 54. A Quality Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge, Tank Facing Front to: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Die Struck in Bronze. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1925 - 55. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 36 mm x 29 mm.
Collar Badge – RAC – Royal Tank Corps (RTC) / Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). Officers Service Dress, Bronze. Tank Rear. c.1925 - 54. A Very Nice Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge, Tank Facing Rear to: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Rear / Right as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Cast in Bronze. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1925 - 55. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 36 mm x 28 mm.
Collar Badge – RAC – Tank Corps (TC) / Royal Tank Corps (RTC). Officers Service Dress, Bronze. Tank Front. c.1917 - 24. A Lovely Quality Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge, Tank Facing Front to: The Tank Corps (T.C.) / Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Top Concave Scroll Reads: TANK. Bottom Convex Scroll Reads: CORPS. Die Struck in Bronze. Makers Mark Reads: J & Co. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1917 - 24. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 36 mm x 29 mm.
Collar Badge – Royal Army Chaplains Department Officers Service Dress (OSD). c.1939 - 54. A Lovely Quality Officers Service Dress (OSD) Single Collar Badge to: The Royal Army Chaplains Department. A Split Oval Wreath of Laurel & Oak Tied together at the bottom, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. On the Wreath a Maltese Cross. Within a Circlet Reading: IN THIS SIGN CONQUER, a Quatrefoil. Cast in Blackened Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1939 - 54. Notes: Sealed 12th December 1939. Dimensions: 29 mm x 22 mm.
Collar Badge – South African, Kaffrarian Rifles. c.Boer War. A Lovely Quality Boer War Period Blackened Brass Single Collar Badge to: The Kaffrarian Rifles. A Buffalo’s Head. Die Struck in Blackened Brass. Lugs E / W. c.Boer War. Dimensions: 25 mm x 33 mm.
Collar Badge – Special Air Service Regiment, Off’s, Quality Bright Silver & Gilt, Single, c.1953 - Present. A Lovely Quality Bright Silver & Gilt, Officers Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The Special Air Service Regiment. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by Flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Two Part Construction. Die Struck. Silver & Gilt. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1953 - Present. Notes: 1941 (Jul): Formed: No 62 Commando. Men from 7 Cmdo, Operating under the Title: L Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade. 1942 (Feb): No.1 Small Scale Raiding Force. 1942 (Sep): Renamed: 1st Special Air Service. 1943 (Apr): Reorganized: Special Raiding Squadron. 1943 (May): 2nd S.A.S. Born. 1944: Special Air Service Brigade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th. 1945: Disbanded. 1947: Reformed: TA: 21st Batt, SAS Regiment (Artists Rifles). 1950: Malayan Scouts. 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. Dimensions: 34 mm x 17 mm
Collar Badge – Special Air Service Regiment, Off’s, Quality Bright Silver & Gilt, Single, c.1953 - Present. A Lovely Quality Bright Silver & Gilt, Officers Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The Special Air Service Regiment. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by Flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Two Part Construction. Die Struck. Silver & Gilt. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1953 - Present. Notes: 1941 (Jul): Formed: No 62 Commando. Men from 7 Cmdo, Operating under the Title: L Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade. 1942 (Feb): No.1 Small Scale Raiding Force. 1942 (Sep): Renamed: 1st Special Air Service. 1943 (Apr): Reorganized: Special Raiding Squadron. 1943 (May): 2nd S.A.S. Born. 1944: Special Air Service Brigade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th. 1945: Disbanded. 1947: Reformed: TA: 21st Batt, SAS Regiment (Artists Rifles). 1950: Malayan Scouts. 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. Dimensions: 34 mm x 17 mm
Collar Badge – Territorial Force, National Defence Company Officers Service Dress. c.1936 - 39. A Lovely short lived Single, Small Officers Service Dress (OSD) Collar Badge to: The National Defence Company (NDC). Within a Circlet Reading: NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY, the Royal Cypher of King George VI, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Makers Mark: J. R. GAUNT. LONDON. Cast in Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1936 - 39. Notes: Royal Defence Corps 1917 - 36. The National Defence Companies (NDC) of the Territorial Army was a Voluntary Military Reserve Force of the British Army, for the purpose of Home Defence in the event of War. Enlistment was limited to Former Members of the British Armed Forces aged 45 - 60. Established in 1936, during the Rearmament Prior to World War II. On the Outbreak of War, Sept 1939, the NDC were called up for Service and became the Basis of the Home Service Battalions. Disbanded: 1939. Dimensions: 29 mm x 21 mm.
Collar Badge – The 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars. Officers HM Silver 1924. A Very Rare & Lovely Condition / Quality Solid Hallmarked Silver Officers (Off’s) Collar Badge to: The 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars. The White Horse of Hanover Facing Right as observed from the front. Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “Z” 1924. Makers Mark: J R G & S (JR Gaunt & Sons). 2 x Silver Securing Lugs. c. 1924 - 58. Dimensions: 23 mm x 40 mm.
Collar Badge – The 80th Carnatic Infantry Regiment, Indian Army. Officers HM Silver 1907. A Very Rare & Lovely Condition / Quality Solid Hallmarked Silver Officers (Off’s) Collar Badge to: The 80th Carnatic Infantry Regiment, Indian Army. Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “h” 1907. Makers Mark: J R G & S (JR Gaunt & Sons). 2 x Silver Hallmarked Securing Lugs. c1907 - 22. Predecessor Units: 21st Carnatic Battalion From 2nd, 6th, 12th and 15th Carnatic Battalions (1777 - 1784) - 21st Madras Battalion (1784 - 1796) - 2nd Battalion, 2nd Madras Native Infantry (1796 - 1824) - 20th Madras Native Infantry (1824 - 1885) - 20th Madras Infantry (1885 - 1903). Dimensions: 33 mm x 24 mm.
Collar Badge – The 96th Regiment of Foot. Officers. c. pre 1881. An Exceptionally Nice Quality Removed from Uniform (RFU) pre 1881 Officers Gold Bullion Facing Left (As Observer from the Front) Collar Badges to: The 96th Regiment of Foot. The Sphinx over EGYPT Plinth / Tablet. Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Rear. c. pre 1881. Churchill 1398. Dimensions: 34 mm x 38 mm.
Collar Badge – The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Short Lived. OSD, Bronze. c.1938 - 49. A Lovely Quality Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge to: The Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.). Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, the Monogram ATS. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Cast in Bronze. 2 x Lugs E / W. Makers Name Reads: JR GAUNT LONDON. c.1938 - 49. Notes: 1938 (09Sep) ATS Formed [Royal Warrant] Woman’s Branch of the British Army during WW2. 1949 (01Feb) Woman’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) “Wracs” Formed [Army Order 6 of 1949]. Roots WAAC 1917 - 21. Other Womans Services / Units: Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Q.A.R.A.N.C.). First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.). Dimensions: 32 mm x 28 mm.
Collar Badge – The Essex Regiment. Interesting Variation, OSD, Quality Bronze. c.1905 - 49. Churchill 1235. A Lovely Quality Interesting Variation of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge to: The Essex Regiment. Title Scroll (Still Retaining the Ends of Laurel Leaves Tied, as per Cap Badge) Reading: THE ESSEX REGT. Surmounted by the County Arms of Essex ‘Gules, three Seaxes Fessways Proper’. Cast in Quality Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Sealed by the War Office 18th May 1905, Authority: 61002/Inf/416. Obsolete May 1949. c.1905 - 49. Churchill 1235. Notes: 1741: Raised: 44th Regiment of Foot. 1755: Raised: 56th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Amalgamation: The Essex Regiment. 1958: Amalgamated with The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment to Form The 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16/44th Foot). East Anglian Brigade Badge. Between the Wars, the 2nd Battalion Served in Malta, Turkey, India, Ambala (Approx 350km North of Aligarh) Northern India c.1922-27. Egypt & the Sudan, seeing active service in Turkey c.1920) & on the North-West Frontier of India c.1930-1 Dimensions: 30 mm x 32 mm.
Collar Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Officers, Gilt c.1881 - 1914. A Lovely Dead Gilt, Die Stamped Officers Single (Right Facing) Collar Badge. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasted, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. Worn on the No.1 Full Dress (Blues) Tunic / Uniform. c.1881 - 1914. Dimensions: 26 mm x 48 mm.
Collar Badge – The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Highlanders) H.L.I. 2nd Battalion, Off’s Service Dress, Quality Sil / Sil wash. Single, RHS. c.1908. A Lovely Quality Silver / Silver Washed, Officers Service Dress Pattern (All Silver Variation) Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Collar Badge to: The 2nd Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Highlanders) H.L.I. A Curled Bugle Horn with the Monogram HLI within the twist, Facing Right (As Viewed from the front), Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown, Centrally mounted on the Star of the Order of the Thistle. Above an Elephant Facing Right (As Viewed from the front) & a Small Title Scroll Reading: ASSAYE. Worn; Bell of the Bugle & Head of the Elephant Turned / Facing Outwards. Quality Die Struck in Silver Plate / Wash, None Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1908. Churchill, page 263. Notes: 1923: The HLI received the Expanded Title. 1777: Raised: 71st Regiment of Foot. 1787: Raised: 74th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Amalgamation: The Highland Light Infantry. 1923: The HLI received the Expanded Title. 1959: Amalgamated with The Royal Scots Fusiliers to Form The Royal Highland Fusiliers. The Lowland Brigade Badge. Dimensions: 32 mm in Diameter.
Collar Badge – The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI). Off’s. c. Boer War. An Exceptionally Nice Quality Removed from Uniform (RFU) Boer War Period Officers Gold Bullion Facing Left (As Observer from the Front) Collar Badges to: The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI). A French Horn in Gold Bullion Embroidery, to the Centre a raised background of Dark Green Melton Felt. from 1891. Churchill 1398. Dimensions: 38 mm x 41 mm. Imperfections: Missing the White Rose in Silver Metal.
Collar Badge – The Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars (Officers). A Very Nice Officers Silver Northumberland Hussars Collar Badge. A Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND HUSSARS surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. In the Centre the Norman Castle of Alnwick. Title Scroll Reads: SOUTH AFRICA 1900 - 02. 2 xLugs. c. 1908 – 22 Dimensions: 34 x 22 mm
Collar Badge – The Northumberland Fusiliers OSD (19 Points, Bulging Flames). A Lovely Officers Service Dress (OSD) Facing Right (As Observed from the From) Collar Badge to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames – Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, opposed to Flatter Flames Variations. 2 Part Die Stamped Construction in Bronze in. Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. Worn in Facing Pairs. c.1902 - 38. Wood 237. Note: Worn up until 1913 by Regular Battalions, but continued to be worn up until 1938 by Territorial Battalions. Dimensions: 42 mm x 34 mm.
Collar Badge – The Northumberland Fusiliers OSD (19 Points, Bulging Flames). A Lovely Officers Service Dress (OSD) Facing Left (As Observed from the From) Collar Badge to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames – Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, opposed to Flatter Flames Variations. 2 Part Die Stamped Construction in Bronze in. Voided. 2 x Lugs N / S. Worn in Facing Pairs. c.1902 - 38. Wood 237. Note: Worn up until 1913 by Regular Battalions, but continued to be worn up until 1938 by Territorial Battalions. Dimensions: 42 mm x 34 mm.
Collar Badge – The Royal Hibernian Military School (RHMS). c. pre 1922. An Exceptionally Nice & Rare Heavy Bronze Cast Individually Numbered Collar Badges to: The Royal Hibernian Military School (RHMS). The Prince of Wales’s Plumes, Coronet & Motto: Ich Dien - Deutsch (German)” I Serve”. Heavy Cast in Bronze. 1 x Lug N. R H M S G 54 Stamped on the rear. c. pre 1922. Note: G 54 is possibly the accounting Number for G Company. Dimensions: 35 mm x 38 mm. Imperfections: 1 x Lug Missing / Deficient (S).
Collar Badge – The Royal Scots Fusiliers Volunteer Battalion (V.B.) / Pipers. White Metal. Single. c.1859 - 21. A Lovely Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) White Metal, Single Collar Badge to: The Volunteer Battalions (VB) the Royal Scots Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Scottish Thistle / Flower of Scotland / National Emblem of Scotland. Die Struck Quality White Metal, None Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. c.1859 - 21. Churchill 596 / 612. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 - 1908: Volunteer Force / Battalions. 1868 & 1874: Cardwell Reforms. 1881: Childers (Continuation of Cardwell) Reforms c. 1881. 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1908: The 1st V.B. became 4th Bn (TF); 2nd V.B. became 5th Bn (TF). Dimensions: 39 mm x 18 mm.
Collar Badge – The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) Officers Service Dress, Bronze. c.1925 - 60. A Quality Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge to: The Royal West African Frontier Force (R.W.A.F.F). Title Scroll with a Seeded Background Reads: R.W.A.F.F, Surmounted by a Palm Tree. Die Struck in Bronze, None Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Strengthening Bar to Rear. Makers Mark Reads: FIRMIN LONDON. c.1925 - 60. Notes: 1900 British Colonial Military Forces Raised in West Africa designated The West African Field Force (W.A.F.F) made up primarily from The Hause People. 1925 Designated R.W.A.F.F. The Gold Coast Regiment, The Northern Nigeria Regiment, Southern Nigeria Regiment, The Sierra Leone Regiment, The Gambia Regiment. 1957: Gold Coast Independence as Ghana. 1960 Disbanded as Nigeria (1960), Sierra Leone (1961) & Gambia (1964) moved towards Independence. Dimensions: 29 mm x 26 mm.
Collar Badge – The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) Officers Service Dress, Bronze. c.1925 - 60. A Quality Example of an Officers Service Dress (OSD) Bronze Single Collar Badge to: The Royal West African Frontier Force (R.W.A.F.F). Title Scroll with a Seeded Background Reads: R.W.A.F.F, Surmounted by a Palm Tree. Die Struck in Bronze, None Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Strengthening Bar to Rear. Makers Mark Reads: DOWLER BIRMINGHAM. c.1925 - 60. Notes: 1900 British Colonial Military Forces Raised in West Africa designated The West African Field Force (W.A.F.F) made up primarily from The Hause People. 1925 Designated R.W.A.F.F. The Gold Coast Regiment, The Northern Nigeria Regiment, Southern Nigeria Regiment, The Sierra Leone Regiment, The Gambia Regiment. 1957: Gold Coast Independence as Ghana. 1960 Disbanded as Nigeria (1960), Sierra Leone (1961) & Gambia (1964) moved towards Independence. Dimensions: 29 mm x 25 mm.
Collar Badges - 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (DERR). Unissued Condition, Pair of Officers / Warrant Officers Silver & Gilt Collar Badges, Complete with Crimson Red Felt Backing & Securing Pins. c.1959 – 94. Dimensions: 25 x 25 mm (Each Badge)
Collar Badges - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (RGBW). 1st Pattern. c.1994 - 2007. An Unissued Condition, Pair of Officers / Warrant Officers 1st Pattern Silver & Gilt Collar Badges, Complete with Crimson Red Felt Backing & Securing Pins. Makers Mark: LB&B (London Badge & Button Company). c.1994 - 2007. Notes: On the 27th April 1994 The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (1 Glosters) Amalgamated with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (1 DERR). The Front Badge consisted of a Sphinx over a Plinth inscribed: EGYPT (This Honour originated back to the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment). The Cross Patee originated from the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment). The Brandy Wine Flash Originated from the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment, who later became The 1st Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1 R.G.B.W. Dimensions: 25 mm x 25 mm Each Badge.
Collar Badges - The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (RGBW). An Unissued Condition, Facing Pair of Officers / Warrant Officers Bullion Mess Dress Collar Badges. Gold, Silver Bullion Embroidered, Black Thread, Scarlet Red, then Dark Blue Backings. c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: 34 mm x 34 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – 1st (Polska) Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa (1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade). 1st Short Lived Pattern, Matching Pair WW2. Scarce. c.1941 - 45. An Exceptionally Scarce / Sort After Removed From Uniform (RFU) All Ranks (AR’s) 1st Short Lived Pattern, Matching Pair of WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Collar Badges / Patches / Kites to: The 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade (1st Polska Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa). Off White Embroidered Parachute on a Khaki background surmounted by a Primrose Yellow Inverted Chevron & Top Border. Black Backing. WW2. c.1941 - 45. Notes: Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski Formed Scotland Sept 41. Assist in the Liberation of Occupied Poland. Operation Market Garden. Supported The British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem 1944. Parachutists / Glider Borne. Poland / Polish / Poles. Dimensions: 46 mm x 43 mm, Each Badge.
Collar Badges – 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) OSD.c.Mar 1915 - 15 Nov 1920. A Lovely WW1 Period Unissued Condition Pair of Bronze Officer's Service Dress (OSD) Collar Badges to the: 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. On a Maple Leave, A Scroll Reading: CANADA Surmounted by a Second Scroll Reading: C.M.R. (B.C.H) Standing for: Canadian Mounted Rifles then British Columbian Horse. Surmounted by: 2nd, below a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. 2 x Lugs E / W each Badge. c.15th Mar 1915 - 15th Nov 1920. Dimensions: 28 x 29 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – Birmingham University Officer Training Corps (OTC). c.1909 - 40. A Lovely Matching Pair of Officer Cadet Gilding Metal Collar Badges to: The Birmingham University Officer Training Corps (OTC). A Shield Bearing the Arms of The University Above Title Scroll Reading: BIRMINGHAM O. T. C UNIVERSITY. Die struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. Lugs E / W. c.1909 - 40. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 19 mm x 22 mm Each Badge.
Collar Badges – Box of 100 Royal Marine WW2 Plastic Economy Collar Badges. c.1942 - 46. A Very Nice Unissued Condition Box of 100 WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Royal Marine Collar Badges. In Bright Blue The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere, within a Laurel Wreath. Makers Mark: A STANLEY & SONS WALSALL. 2 x Blades Each Badge. Box Contains: 5 x Packets of 20 Badges, 100 Badges in Total. c.1942 - 46. Dimensions: Box: 140 mm x 170 mm x 75 mm.
Collar Badges – Light Infantry Facing Pair (Unusual Screw Post Fittings). A Nice Facing Pair of Cast White metal Collar Badges to: The Light Infantry. Facing Strung Bugles. Cast Construction in White Metal. Voided. Nut & Screw Post Fittings to the rear. c. Not Sure! Dimensions: 16 mm x 19 mm, Each Badge.
Collar Badges – Matching (Facing) Pair of Pre Independence Kenya Police Off’s Small Silver Mess Dress. c.Pre 1963. A Lovely Matching (Facing) Pair of Pre Independence Kenya Police Officers (Off’s) Small Silver Plate / Wash Mess Dress Collar Badges to: The Kenya / Kenyan Police Force. Upon the Title Scroll Reading: KENYA POLICE a Lion Salient (Leaping). Die Struck, Voided. 2 x Lugs N/S each badge. c.Pre 1963. Notes: Formed 1906. English Colony 01 July 1895 - 12 Dec 1963. Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, British Empire 1920 - 63. Independent Republic of Kenya, East Africa formed 1964. Dimensions: 22 mm x 18 mm Each Badge.
Collar Badges – Matching Pair of Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badges to: 16th / 5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers (16/5L). c. 1954 - 60. A Lovely Matching Pair of Other Ranks (OR’s) White Metal Collar Badges to: The 16th / 5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers. On Crossed Lances Pennant, Two Interlocking Circles Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown & above Title Scroll Reading: THE QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS. Left Circle: The Cypher of Queen Charlotte (Consort of King George 3rd) within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Right Circle: Within a Circlet Two Sprays of Laurel Surmounted by: QUIS SEPARABIT (Who Shall Separate Us). To the Centre an Irish Harp Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Die Struck in White Metal. 2 x Lugs N/S each badge. c. 1954 - 60. Dimensions: 30 mm x 30 mm Each Badge.
Collar Badges – Queens Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (Forrard) Unissued Condition, Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Anodised Aluminium Collar Badges. Used by: Y Squadron The Queens Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. c.1972 - Present. Dimensions: 34 x 37 mm (Each Badge)
Collar Badges – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Off’s. c.1908 - 53. A Lovely Matching Pair of Gilt Officers (Off’s) Collar Badges to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Die Struck in Gilt, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W each Badge c.1908 - 53. Dimensions: 30 x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). OR’s. c.1908 - 53. A Lovely Matching Pair of Gilding Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Collar Badges to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W each Badge c.1908 - 53. Dimensions: 30 x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – Royal Logistic Corps (Early Issue). c.1993. Unissued Condition, Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gold Stove Glazed & Enameled Collar Badges. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. Makers Mark: TKS. c.1993. Dimensions: 34 x 29 mm (Each Badge)
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) OR’s White Metal Small c.1882 - 1924. An Extremely Hard to Find Matching Facing Pair of White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Collar Badges. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Scroll: Seeded with Border). Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Rear. 2 x Lugs each Badge. Sealed 22nd February 1882. c.1882 - 1924. Churchill 771. Note! Numerous Different Makers Variations are available of these Collar Badges that have been in Service since 1882, hence the Problem of getting a Matching Facing Pair. I would say that this particular Pair would be just prior to the introduction of the single flat square lug variation introduced in 1924. Dimensions: 19 mm x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment (OSD) c.1932 - 62. A Very Nice Facing Matching Pair of Bronze Officers Service Dress (OSD) Collar Badges to the: Gloucestershire Regiment. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasted, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. c.1932 - 62. Churchill 785. Dimensions: 28 mm x 49 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment (OSD) c.1977 - 94. A Very Nice Facing Matching Pair of Bronze Officers Service Dress (OSD) Collar Badges to the: Gloucestershire Regiment. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasted, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. c.1977 - 94. Churchill 785. Dimensions: 28 x 49 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) c.1961 - 94. An Unissued Condition, Matching / Facing Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Anodised Aluminium Collar Badges. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasted, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 1 x Square Lug each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. Worn mainly on the No.1 / 2 Dress Uniform. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. Pattern No.18526, Sealed: 12th December 1961. c.1961 - 94. Churchill 775. Dimensions: 20 mm x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) Officers, Gilt Small. A Lovely Matching / Facing Pair of Officers Bright Gilt Collar Badges. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasts, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. Worn on the No.1 Full Dress (Blues) Tunic / Uniform. c.1946 - 61. Churchill 786. Dimensions: 19 mm x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) Officers, Silver Small. A Lovely Matching / Facing Pair of Officers Silver Plated Collar Badges. The Sphinx over EGYPT Scroll. (Sphinx: Female / Bare Breasts, Tail: Down, Lying alongside the Body). Above Two Twigs of Four Laurel Leaves. Including Two Clusters of 3 Berries each Twig. 2 x Lugs each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. Worn on the No.1 Full Dress (Blues) Tunic / Uniform. c.1961 - 94. Churchill 786. Dimensions: 19 mm x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) OR’s White Metal Small c.1924 - 61. A Very Nice Facing Matching Pair of White Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Collar Badges. The Sphinx over EGYPT. Sphinx, Bare Breasted, Tail Up. 1 x Square Brass Lug each Badge. Worn on the Khaki Wool Service Dress / Khaki Drill Tropical Dress until 1939, Then again Post War on the Battle Dress. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. c.1924 - 61. Churchill 781. Dimensions: 23 x 32 mm (Each Badge).
Collar Badges – The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF). Unissued Condition, Facing Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gold & Silver Anodised Aluminium Collar Badges. Fused Grenade with George Slaying the Dragon. Worn mainly on the No.1 / 2 Dress Uniform. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. c.1968 – Present. Dimensions: 33 x 22 mm (Each Badge)
Collar Badges – The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers) c.1967 - 95. An Unissued Condition, Matching Facing Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gold Anodised Aluminium Collar Badges to the: Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). The Wessex Wyvern. 1 x Square Lug each Badge, Die Struck, Voided. Worn mainly on the No.1 / 2 Dress Uniform. Complete with Brass Backing Plates & Securing Pins. c.1967 - 95. Dimensions: 28 mm x 26 mm (Each Badge).
Cross / Pouch / Belt Plate / Ornament – Volunteers – 12th Gloucestershire (Forest of Dean) Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC). c.1870 - 80. A lovely Quality, Victorian Rifle Volunteer Corps Period, Scarce, Officer’s, Bronze Cross / Pouch / Belt Plate / Ornament to: The 12th Gloucestershire (Forest of Dean) Rifle Volunteer Corps (R.V.C.). Within a Split Oval Wreath of Oak Leaves / Acorns “Growth & Fertility)” & Holly Leaves / Berries “Foresight & Defence” Tied together at the bottom in a Bow, A Strung Bugle with the Numerals 20 between the Strings, Set on an Oval. Seeded Background, Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Quality Cast in Bronze, None Voided, 2 x Screw Posts N / S. c.1870 - 80. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60: The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880: Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881: Cardwell System: Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). 1891 (Dec): Rifle Volunteer Corps were Redesignated: Volunteer Rifle Corps.1908: Formation of The Territorial Force (TF). Notes: Unit (County) Precedence Number 20. Forest of Dean Volunteer Rifle Corps. Royal Forest of Dean Rifles. 1797 - 1802: Numerous Vol Corps in County. 1803 - 14: Numerous Vol Corps in County. 1859: 2nd Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteers Corps. 1860: 1st Admin Bn Gloucestershire R.V’s formed in Gloucester. 1880: Bn Consolidated as 2nd Gloucestershire R.V.C. 1883: Redesignated: 2nd V.B. Gloucestershire Regiment. 1908: 5th Bn (TF). 1938: Transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps. Dimensions: 78 mm x 65 mm.
Cross / Pouch / Belt Plate / Ornament – Volunteers – 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regt. Birmingham. c.1883 - 1902. A lovely Quality, Victorian Period, Silver Plated, Volunteer Battalion Officers Cross / Pouch / Belt Plate / Ornament to: The 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. A Maltese Cross with a Lion Placed in between Each Division Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). In the Centre a Strung Bugle Within a Seeded Circlet Reading: WARWICKSHIRE 1ST VOLR BATTN. Die Struck, Voided, Backing Disk, Secured in Position behind Bugle. Silver Plated. 3 x Screw Posts N, E & W. c.1883 - 1902. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60: The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880: Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881: Cardwell System: Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). 1891 (Dec): Rifle Volunteer Corps were Redesignated: Volunteer Rifle Corps.1908: Formation of The Territorial Force (TF). 1685: Seniority Date: 6th (First Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. 1832: 6th (Royal First Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot: 1881: The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Volunteer Bns: 1st V.B Birmingham / 2nd V.B Coventry. 1859: 1st, 3rd & 6th Rifle R.V.C Raised in Birmingham. 1860: Amalgamated as 1st. 1883: Redesignated: 1st V.B. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1908: Became: 5th & 6th Bns (TF). Dimensions: 35 mm x 30 mm.
Curios – China Condiments Containers PIP (Dog) SQUEAK (Penguin) & WILFRED (Rabbit). c.1919 - 56. A Lovely Ornate Set of Novelty China Condiment (Salt / Pepper / Mustard) Containers in the Shape of the Post WW1 British Newspaper Cartoon Strip Characters: Pip / Father / Dog, Squeak / Mother / Penguin & Wilfred / Child / Rabbit. c.1919 - 56. Dimensions: Approx 750 mm x 300 mm. Imperfections: Slight chip to the inner neck of Pip, See Pic.
Curios – China Plate Hand Painted 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. c.1900-08. A Very Attractive Boer War Period Hand Painted White China Plate to: The 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. In the Centre a Tail up Sphinx over Egypt & 3RD, Encircled within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC) The Royal Crest of Queen Victoria. Royal Blue Edging with Gilt Borders. To the Reverse Makers Mark : Gauldon Ltd England. Numbered P 1706. c.1900-08. Dimensions: Diameter: 228 mm. Imperfections: Slight Hairline Crack, Not Effecting the appearance, 4cm long, approx 8 o’clock, see pic.
Death Scroll – 550367 Rifleman Robert Luscombe of A Company, The London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). 1st Day of The Somme. KIA. Framed. c.WW1. A Nice Framed WW1 Period, 1st Day of The Somme, Killed in Action (KIA) Death Scroll Commemorating: 550367 Rifleman Robert Luscombe of A Company, The London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). Complete with a Copy of Casualty Details Reading: 550367 Rifleman Robert Luscombe of A Company, The London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) Died: 01/07/1916 Age: 24. Son of William & Mary Irena Luscombe of No.1, The Broadway, West Norwood, London. Grave Reference: I.B.9. Cemetery: Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Heubuterne, Pas de Calais, France. Sealed in Original Period Frame. c.WW1. Dimensions: 760 mm x 300 mm.
Deutsche (German) – Gilt Kürassiere Kartusche Abzeichen (Currassiers Cartouche Badge) Prussian Cuirassier Regiment Nr. 5. c.1803 -15. A Lovely Napoleonic Wars Period Bright Fire Gilt Kürassiere Kartusche Abzeichen (Currassiers Cartouche Badge) Shoulder Belt Plate / Cartridge Box Ornament / Badge to: The Prussian Cuirassier Regiment Nr. 5. Within a Bordered Circle a Crowned Flying Eagle, Armed with a Sword in the Right Claw & a Bundle of Flashes in the Left Claw, Surmounted by A Scroll Reading PRO GLORIA ET PATRIA “For Glory and Fatherland” Latin Motto for Prussia. Die Struck. Bright Fire Gilt. Complete with 2 x Securing Posts & a Hook to the rear. c.1803 -15. Note: Kürassiere Regiment ‘Bailliodz’ Nr. 5 was attached to L’Estocq’s Eastern Corps (East Prussia) in 1806. The Regiment was Reformed after 1806 into the Brandenburg Dragoon Regiment Nr. 5. Dimensions: 72 mm in Diameter.
Deutsche (German) – Memorial Badge – 82nd (2nd Kurhessian) Infantry Regiment c.1928. A Lovely Condition, Between the Wars Dated, Regimental Memorial / Commemorative / Veterans Pin Back Badge to: The Imperial German 82nd Infantry Regiment. Within an Oval Wreath of Oak Leaves a Shield Bearing the Numerals: 82, Set Central on a Pair of Cross Swords. Surmounted by a Monumental Figure of a Soldier, Skylined above a Wald (Forest), dressed in Full WWI Attire including Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet). Standing above a Small Plinth Reading: Bis Zum Tod, German for: “Until Death”. Oak Wreath Spilt Scroll Reads: 15. 7. 1928. Die struck in Brass with a Copper Plate. Vertical Sprung Pin & Catch. c.1928. Notes: 82nd (2nd Kurhessian) Infantry Regiment, Raised: 30th November 1813. Part of the XI Army Corps. Garrisoned in Gottingen, Germany. Dimensions: 45 mm x 31 mm.
Document – Colours Presentation to The 4th Kings African Rifles (K.A.R.). c.Jun 1923 The Minutes Portraying the Colours Presentation to The 4th Kings African Rifles (K.A.R.) & the March Past Parade on Saturday 02nd June 1923. Removed from Glass Frame (Card Frame Only) Paper still Bright & Vibrant. Clear Governor’s Signature. Minutes addressed to Lieut-Colonel G. C. Hill, Officer Commanding 4th King’s African Rifles, by His Excellency Sir G. F. Archer, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Protectorate. Notes: The Uganda Protectorate, became The Uganda Rifles (UR). 01st Jan 1902, Amalgamation: Six Batts: 1st & 2nd Nyasaland, 4th Uganda, 3rd & 5th Kenya, & 6th Somaliland to form: The King’s African Rifles. Regt Colours were Awarded to the Four Senior Battalions in 1923. King GR V became Colonel in Chief on 15th Sept 1925, followed by King ER VIII, King GR VI & Queen ER II. Between the two World Wars, though substantial economies of men and materials were made, organisational changes meant that at the outbreak of the 1939 conflict, the Regt was in a good position to defend the Northern Borders of East Africa from Invasion. Independence: The few years that followed the end of Mau Mau insurrection saw the coming of Independence to the East African Colonies & Protectorates, and with this, the eventual Disbandment of the K.A.R. During its existence, it had fought with honour in many and varied Theatres of Operation; many of its European Off’s & African Askari were Killed or Injured, many receiving Bravery Awards. Dimensions: ? mm x ? mm. Imperfections: Small Stain Marks to Paper, See Pics.
Embroidery – 4th Battalion the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF). A Lovely Hand Embroidered Souvenir / Keepsake to: The 4th Territorial Battalion the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Embroidered in Scarlet Red & Yellow Cotton on a White Linen Background. c. 1935 – 58. Dimensions: 255 mm x 205 mm.
Ephemera – WW1 Certificate School Children of the Empire John Alfred James (Ex Gloster). c.1916. A lovely Colourful WW1 period Certificate Presented to: John Alfred James for Helping to send some Comfort and Happiness to the Brave Men who are Fighting to uphold the Freedom of our Glorious Empire. HAPPY XMAS 1916 A Signal Wish from the School Children of the Empire who sent Christmas Gifts to Our Brave Soldiers & Sailors. Patron H.M. the King. Over-Seas Club. c.1916. Note: Also See Item 50507: Ephemera – WW1 Discharge Certificate Pte A T James Glouc.R (Glosters). c.1915.A WW1 period Army Form B. 2079 (Discharge Certificate) to: 9439 Private Alfred Thomas James The Gloucestershire Regiment Enlisted at Tewkesbury on the 22nd November 1910. Being no longer physically fit for war service. GS Wound Rt (Right) Leg. Commanding Officers Signature: Lt G. H. Burges Date: 28 / 12 / 15. Interesting Recruitment Reward to the rear under Recruiting Agents.c.1915. Dimensions: 126 mm x 202 mm.
Ephemera – WW1 Discharge Certificate Pte A T James Glouc.R (Glosters). c.1915. A WW1 period Army Form B. 2079 (Discharge Certificate) to: 9439 Private Alfred Thomas James The Gloucestershire Regiment Enlisted at Tewkesbury on the 22nd November 1910. Being no longer physically fit for war service. GS Wound Rt (Right) Leg. Commanding Officers Signature: Lt G. H. Burges Date: 28 / 12 / 15. Interesting Recruitment Reward to the rear under Recruiting Agents.c.1915. Note: Also See Item 50508: Ephemera – WW1 Certificate School Children of the Empire John Alfred James c.1916. A lovely Colourful WW1 period Certificate Presented to: John Alfred James for Helping to send some Comfort and Happiness to the Brave Men who are Fighting to uphold the Freedom of our Glorious Empire. HAPPY XMAS 1916 A Signal Wish from the School Children of the Empire who sent Christmas Gifts to Our Brave Soldiers & Sailors. Patron H.M. the King. Over-Seas Club. c.1916. Dimensions: 177 mm x 151 mm.
Ephemera – WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Citation 11095 – Sergt. J. H. Shelton, Notts. & Derbyshire Regiment. (Derby). c.1914 - 18. A Unique WW1 Period Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Citation (A Mention of a Praiseworthy Act in an Official Report) Describing the Gallant & Devotion to Duty Actions of: No. 11095 Sergeant J. H. Shelton D.C.M. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Typed on high quality watermarked paper Watermark reads: CONQUEROR LONDON. c.1914 - 18. Notes: John Herbert Shelton, Born 1891 as a twin with Charles at Normanton, St Giles, Derby. Entered France 04th Nov 1914. Entitled to 14 Trio and clasp. Asks for a replacement Victory medal in 1921, issued 1922. At the time he was CQMS (no 4961839) at Depot Sherwood Foresters, Normanton Bks, Derby. DCM Notice first appeared LG 19 Oct 17 (Supp 22 Oct 17) for DCM. SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 22 OCTOBER, 1917. 10867. 11095 Sjt. J. H. Shelton, Notts. & Derby. R. (Derby). DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Finding himself in command of two platoons early in an attack, he handled them with most conspicuous success, exhibiting at all times a complete disregard for his own safety. He controlled his section of captured trenches for a distance of some 100 yards, and consolidated his position so successfully and skilfully that he was able to withstand two counter attacks and to inflict severe losses upon the enemy. On one occasion he rushed a strong point under machine gun fire and bombed its occupants at close range. By this splendid act of fearlessness and initiative he captured the point single handed. Dimensions: 261 mm x 222 mm.
Ephemera – WW1 Letter - 2623 Pte P Newman 4th Glouc.R. (Glosters). c.1916. An Unfortunate WW1 Letter, part of communications between a Soldiers Father / Family & the Territorial Force Records Office, Warwick enquiring about a Casualty Report pertaining to their Son. Territorial Force Record Office Coten End Warwick 12th Aug 1916. Relative Mr. S. Newman 14 Crowndale Road Knowle Bristol. 200643 Private Percy Vaughan Newman Age 22. 1st/4th Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment. Date of Death: 17 July 1916. Theipval Memorial. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B. Son of Samuel and Alice Elizabeth Newman of 14, Crowndale Rd, Knowl, Bristol. Dimensions: 205 mm x 167 mm.
Equipment - Tourniquet - Petit's Screw Type Tourniquets Supplied by Messrs Evans & Co & used by Military Surgeon’s. c.1812 - 1918. A Lovely Georgian / Victorian Period Quality Brass Made Frame / Tightening Screw part only, from a Petite Tourniquet. Makers Mark on Thumb Screw Reads: EVANS & CO 31 STAMFORD STREET LONDON. Evans & Wormull / Co were active from the 1670’s - 1870’s as Manufacturers & Supplier of Surgical Instruments, operating from London. Makers Mark on Bottom Clamp Reads: T.G. Known to have been used by Military Surgeon in the following Theaters of War: The Napoleonic Wars c.1799 - 1815. On HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar c.1805. The U.S. Civil War c.1899 - 1902. Both the First South African War c.16 Sep 1880 - 23 Mar 1881 & the Anglo Boer War (fought by Britain & her Empire against the Boers) c.1899 - 1902. The Great War. Notes: The tourniquet is used to apply pressure to stop heavy bleeding, especially during amputations. John-Louis Petit (1674-1760), a Parisian surgeon, was the first of many to introduce improvements to the tourniquet, which was invented by Ambroise Paré in the 1500’s. In 1718, Petit attached a circular bandage to a screw and a leather pad to allow pressure to be focused on a specific point. It had the advantage of not requiring an assistant to apply constant pressure to the bleeding and became the most commonly used tourniquet throughout the 1800’s due to its simple but effective design. Before this invention, the tourniquet was a simple garrote, tightened by twisting a rod. The word Tourniquet derives from the French word tourner (Turn). Dimensions: 65 mm x 44 mm x 33 mm.
Equipment Pattern 44 – 1st Pattern Water Bottle, 1945 Dated Pouch & 1952 Dated Mug. c.1945 - 90. A Lovely Unissued Condition 44 Pattern Webbing / Equipment Water Carrying Set Comprising of: • 1st Pattern Aluminium Water Bottle with Aluminium Screw Lid, Thick Rubber Seal, Complete with Green Retaining Cord. • 1945 Dated Water Bottle Carrier / Pouch. Internal: Inside Wall Pocket & Flap to Hold a Bag Water Filter / Millbank Bag (Not Included). Loop to hold a Bottle of Water Purifying Tablets (Also Not Included). External: 2 x Lift The Dot (LTD) fastener / Snap Closures on the Flaps. Belt Loop, also a US Style Wire Belt Hanger. Ink Stamp Reads: L & A. H. Ltd /| (WD Broad Arrow) 1945 A.F. 0262. • 1952 Dated Mug / Cup with Folding Butterfly Handles. Markings Read: CN/AA 0342 /| (WD Broad Arrow) MMS 1952. Notes: 1945 Introduced: Pattern 1944 Load Carrying Equipment Designed for the Humid Jungle & Tropical Climates / Conditions. Lightweight Design, Quicker Drying & Rot Proofed. Used extensively by the British Special Air Service Regiment right up to the Personal Load Carrying Equipment (PLCE) was introduced in the early 90’s. Malayan Emergency. Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. Aden Emergency. Dhofar Rebellion. Northern Ireland. Falklands War.
Equipment – 1943 Dated British Airborne / Special Forces Denison, Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Sleeping Bag. c.WW2. A Very Nice & Rare Early Issue, Dated (1943) British Airborne / Special Forces Denison, Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) Sleeping Bag. Internally & Topmost constructed in Denison DPM, Incorporating x 5 Press Stud Pockets & a Quick Release Open / Close looped cord through eyelets, secured by a wooden toggle. Waxed Weather Proofed Base. Complete with two long Denison Material Securing Straps. Makers Mark: W.W.LTD. 1943 also marked with the War Department Broad Arrow. c.WW2. Note! Designed initially to keep Paratroopers / Glider Borne Infantry warm during their cold / long flights. Imperfections: 1 x Circular Repair – 1 x Pocket Press Stud Missing – Approx 1inch Rip to base.
Equipment – Boots – Tropical Jungle, In Theatre Made “Malaya” Green Canvas & Black Rubber. Size UK 9. c.1950’s / 60’s. In Lovely Unissued Quality a Scarce / Sort After, Pair of British Jungle Boots. Features: • Black Rubber Moulded Soles with a Strip of Protective Black Rubber covering the Sides & Toe. • Deep Grip, Pattern of Raised Horizontal Bars & Diamonds. • Black Reinforced Rubber Ankle Patches. • High / Mid Calf Length. • Full Sewn in Tongue. • Closed by 6 pairs of Riveted Eyelets & 6 pairs of Lace Hooks. • Ink Stamps Reads: 9. Notes: Malayan Scouts: 1950: Founded by Lt Col Mike Calvert Counter Insurgency Unit to Fight Communist Guerrillas in Malaya. The Original Recruits of “A” Sqn came from the Local Volunteers, some of them with Special Operations Executive (SOE) Experience in WWII. Trained in Johore to Live & Fight in the Jungle in Groups of 3 or 4, in Order to Track & Ambush Guerrilla Forces & to direct Air Strikes. A Hearts & Minds Policy was adopted with The Native People. “B” Sqn soon joined which was made up from Members of 21 SAS, shortly followed by “C” Sqn (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Dimensions: Size UK 9.
Equipment – Pattern 1944 – Belt, Heavy Duty Webbing, Waist, Olive Drab, Size: Normal. c.1945 - 90. A Lovely Unissued Condition 1944 Pattern, Heavy Duty Webbing, Belt, Waist, Olive Drab, Size: Normal, Adjustable to fit: 30” - 40” Waist. Features: • Three part Construction. • Adjustable Size with Easy Fasten Buckle. • Material: Heavy Duty Cotton Webbing. • Fittings: Stamped in None Magnetic Alloy, with a None Reflective Green Anodised Finish. • Eyeletted: Attaching U.S. Style Hanger Hooks as on the Water Bottle Carrier & the Machete Sheath. • Rifle Butt Strap / Loop with Lift The Dot (LTD) fastener. • Yoke Attachment: Buckles + 2 x Side Alloy Split Rings. • Ink Stamp Reads: Makers Mark: C.C.L. Dated 1968 /| (WD Broad Arrow). NSN Reads: 8465-99-973-6258. Notes: 1945 Introduced: Pattern 1944 Load Carrying Equipment Designed for the Humid Jungle & Tropical Climates / Conditions. Lightweight Design, Quicker Drying & Rot Proofed. Used extensively by the British Special Air Service Regiment right up to the Personal Load Carrying Equipment (PLCE) was introduced in the early 90’s. Malayan Emergency. Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. Aden Emergency. Dhofar Rebellion. Northern Ireland. Falklands War. Dimensions: 2” x 41”.
Equipment – Pattern 1944 – Satchel Battery Staff , Royal Artillery (R. A.). c.1945 - 95. In Lovely Unissued Condition, Features: • Single Internal Compartment. • 4 x Pencil / Chinagraph Holders. • Adjustable Webbing Slung Carrying Strap. • Small Webbing Carrying Strap. • Belt Loops x 2. • Material: Heavy Duty Canvas Cotton. • Fittings: Stamped in None Magnetic Alloy, with a None Reflective Green Anodised Finish. • Quick Release Closure. • Ink Stamp Reads: Very Faint! 10. 1954 /| (WD Broad Arrow) UN / space 6. Notes: 1945 Introduced: Pattern 1944 Load Carrying Equipment Designed for the Humid Jungle & Tropical Climates / Conditions. Lightweight Design, Quicker Drying & Rot Proofed. Used extensively by the British Special Air Service Regiment right up to the Personal Load Carrying Equipment (PLCE) was introduced in the early 90’s. Malayan Emergency. Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. Aden Emergency. Dhofar Rebellion. Northern Ireland. Falklands War. Dimensions: 8” x 11”x 3”.
Equipment – WW2 British, Jerkin, Mountain Assault / Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Bren Harness. c.1944 - 45. An Extremely Rare 1944 Dated, British Unissued Condition, large Size, Lightweight, Brown Waterproof Canvas Bren Gunners Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Magazine Carrier. Complete with fitted Bayonet Loop, Webbing / Brass Buckles & Hemp / Toggle Closures. Printed Cotton Label Reads: M & Co. 1944. War Department (W D) Broad Arrow over LARGE alongside the Capital Letter H. Also printed upside down WD Arrow over 150. Notes: Colonel E.R. Rivers-Macpherson produced a pamphlet in 1943 on the subject of better equipment than pattern 1937 webbing was needed in the assault role. He wrote 'The assault man must reach his objective in the best possible physical condition so as to develop the maximum hitting power with his weapons'. In his experience he knew that the P.1937 webbing ignored the balance and comfort of the wearer and the altered centre of gravity caused by low hanging equipment caused increased fatigue to the wearer in attempting to maintain stability. He devised a 'poachers jacket' as he called it, based on the waistcoat principle which he patented as 'The Assault Jerkin'. This sleeveless, waterproof canvas jacket distributed weight as close to the wearer's centre of gravity as possible and was much lighter than a full set of P.1937 equipment, and was easily worn and removed on active service. A simplified 'Jerkin, Mountain Assault' evolved from Macpherson's original concept, and consisted of a 'Y' strap arrangement with a pair of front pockets with cord and wooden toggle fastenings sufficient for two Bren magazines each and twin webbing straps at the rear suspended the entrenching tool. This jerkin was used by units of the Polish 3rd (Carpathian) Rifle Division and No. 2 Commando during raiding operations in Italy and the Mediterranean in March 1944. Some were also issued to 47 Royal Marine Commando, 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, 1st South Yorkshire Regiment, Walcheren Norwegian Troop and No.10 1A Commando. This version of the assault jerkin is rarer than the origin, possibly less than 5,000 jerkins produced in total.
Equipment – WW2 British, Jerkin, Mountain Assault / Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Bren Harness. c.1944 - 45. An Extremely Rare 1944 Dated, British Unissued Condition, large Size, Lightweight, Brown Waterproof Canvas Bren Gunners Skeleton Assault Jerkin / Magazine Carrier. Complete with fitted Bayonet Loop, Webbing / Brass Buckles & Hemp / Toggle Closures. Printed Cotton Label Reads: M & Co. 1944. War Department (W D) Broad Arrow over LARGE alongside the Capital Letter H. Also printed upside down WD Arrow over 150. Notes: Colonel E.R. Rivers-Macpherson produced a pamphlet in 1943 on the subject of better equipment than pattern 1937 webbing was needed in the assault role. He wrote 'The assault man must reach his objective in the best possible physical condition so as to develop the maximum hitting power with his weapons'. In his experience he knew that the P.1937 webbing ignored the balance and comfort of the wearer and the altered centre of gravity caused by low hanging equipment caused increased fatigue to the wearer in attempting to maintain stability. He devised a 'poachers jacket' as he called it, based on the waistcoat principle which he patented as 'The Assault Jerkin'. This sleeveless, waterproof canvas jacket distributed weight as close to the wearer's centre of gravity as possible and was much lighter than a full set of P.1937 equipment, and was easily worn and removed on active service. A simplified 'Jerkin, Mountain Assault' evolved from Macpherson's original concept, and consisted of a 'Y' strap arrangement with a pair of front pockets with cord and wooden toggle fastenings sufficient for two Bren magazines each and twin webbing straps at the rear suspended the entrenching tool. This jerkin was used by units of the Polish 3rd (Carpathian) Rifle Division and No. 2 Commando during raiding operations in Italy and the Mediterranean in March 1944. Some were also issued to 47 Royal Marine Commando, 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, 1st South Yorkshire Regiment, Walcheren Norwegian Troop and No.10 1A Commando. This version of the assault jerkin is rarer than the origin, possibly less than 5,000 jerkins produced in total.
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Flying Suit Badge – 47 Air Despatch Sqn, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) All Ranks. Chest Badge. c.2012 - Present. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth Flying Suit, All Ranks Chest Badge / Patch to: 47 Air Despatch (AD) Squadron (Sqn) Royal Logistic Corps (R.L.C). A Flying Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF Designation) Facing Left as viewed from the Front. In Gold with Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Background. Merrowed Edges. Worn on the Left Chest, Dakota Facing / Flying towards the Heart. c.2012 - Present. Notes: RASC AD Companies were 1st formed in Mar 1944 to make full use of the advantages that supply by air could bring to the Army. It was in Sept that year, following the Arnhem Operation that the first insignia was authorised. This consisted of shoulder flashes depicting a golden Dakota on a dark blue background. The flashes were worn on the upper arms of Battledress (BDs) & Dennison Smocks. The Dakotas faced forward & the one on the left arm had a door showing in some versions. The Dakota is still worn today by 47 AD Sqn RLC but only on their flying suit since 2008. AD’s wore the Dakota flashes wherever they were in the World. Unlike other Units, until recently, they did not have to wear local formation signs. Dimensions: 60 mm x 85 mm.
Flying Suit Badge – 47 Air Despatch Sqn, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) All Ranks. Printed Dakota Breast Badge. c.1991 - 2010. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth Flying Suit, All Ranks Arm Badge / Patch to: 47 Air Despatch (AD) Squadron (Sqn) Royal Logistic Corps (R.L.C). A Flying Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF Designation) Facing Left as viewed from the Front. Yellow Print on a Dark Blue Cloth Background. Worn on the Left Chest, Dakota Facing / Flying towards the Heart. c.1991 - 2010 - Present. Notes: RASC AD Companies were 1st formed in Mar 1944 to make full use of the advantages that supply by air could bring to the Army. It was in Sept that year, following the Arnhem Operation that the first insignia was authorised. This consisted of shoulder flashes depicting a golden Dakota on a dark blue background. The flashes were worn on the upper arms of Battledress (BDs) & Dennison Smocks. The Dakotas faced forward & the one on the left arm had a door showing in some versions. The Dakota is still worn today by 47 AD Sqn RLC but only on their flying suit since 2008. AD’s wore the Dakota flashes wherever they were in the World. Unlike other Units, until recently, they did not have to wear local formation signs. Dimensions: 87 mm x 107 mm.
Flying Suit Badge – Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) All Ranks. Large Arm Badge. c.1965 - 93. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth Flying Suit, All Ranks. Large Pattern Arm Badge / Patch to: The Royal Corps of Transport (R.C.T). The Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”, Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Encircled by the Title Scroll Reading: ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT, terminating in Sprigs of Laurel. Set Upon an Eight Pointed Star. In Silver, Gold, Scarlet Red & Blue, Set on Dark Blue Background. Merrowed Edges. c.1965 - 93. Notes: RCT flying suit badge worn on Upper Right of Arm. To indicate they were an Army Unit. Dimensions: 86 mm x 74 mm.
Formation Badge – 1st Canadian Army. (c.WW2). A Very Nice Unissued WW2 period, All Ranks (AR’s) Cloth Formation Badge / Flash to: The 1st Canadian Army. Three Part Melton Felt Diamond, Red, Blue, Red on a Brown Paper Backing. c.WW2. Dimensions: 50 mm x 71 mm.
Formation Badge – 6th Australian Division. (c.WW2). A Very Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) WW2 period, All Ranks (AR’s) Printed Formation Badge / Flash to: The 6th Australian Division. White Kangaroo leaping over a White Boomerang on a Black Background. c.WW2. Dimensions: 49 mm x 48 mm.
Formation Badge – Australian 3rd Infantry Division (c.50’s). A Nice Removed from Uniform (RFU) All Ranks (AR’s) Silk Woven by Machine Formation Badge / Flash to: The Australian 3rd Infantry Division. Crossed Swords above Numerals III Surmounted by the Australian Rising Sun Badge. c. 50’s. Dimensions: 54 mm x 61 mm.
Formation Badges – Pair of 45th (West Country) Infantry Division (Div), Drakes Drum, Official Ordnance Issue Printed Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches. c.1939 - 44. A Very Nice WW2 Period Unissued Condition Pair of Official Ordnance Issue Printed Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches to: The 45th (West Country) Infantry Division. Drakes Drum. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Yellow Drum, Red Top & Bottom, White Cords, Red Diamond above a Blue Square to the Centre. On a Dark Khaki Background. c.1939 - 44. Notes: 2nd Line Territorial Army (T.A.) Division, formed as the Duplicate Div to the 43rd (Wessex) Division. West Country Units. Disbanded: 30 Aug 1944. Dimensions: 66 mm x 51 mm Each Badge.
Formation Sign / Badge – 19th Infantry Brigade and 7th Field Force. AR’s. Official Issue. Printed. Single. c.Post WW2. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Post WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue Ordnance Printed on Linen, Economy Issue Type, Single Formation Badge / Flash to: The 19th Infantry Brigade and 7th Field Force. A Black Panther's Head with Yellow Eye and Flames from Mouth on a Scarlet Red Triangle Background. Silk Screen Printed. No Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.Post WW2. Notes: 1951 (Oct - Nov): Created under Command of the newly reformed 3 Division. 7th Field Force tasked to reinforce the British Army on the Rhine BAOR. 1993: 19th Mechanised Brigade. The Black Panther Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book c,1894. Dimensions: 64 mm x 74 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – 24th Independent Guards Brigade. NW Expeditionary Force, North Africa, Italian Campaign. AR’s. Official Issue. Printed. Single.c.WW2. A Lovely Scarce Unissued / Not Worn, Condition, WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue Official Ordnance Printed on Linen, Economy Issue Type, Single Formation Badge / Flash to: The 24th Independent Guards Brigade. A Heraldic Torse Surmounted by Two Heraldic Pinions overlapping. Silk Screen Printed in Scarlet Red on a Dark Blue Background. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.WW2. Notes: 1940 (13 Feb): Formed as: 24th Independent Guards Brigade. 1940 (07 Apr): Norway (Avonforce). 1940 (19 Apr): (Rupertforce). 1940 (13 May): Under the Cmd of HQ NW Expeditionary Force.1940 (11 Jun): Returned UK. 1940 (Nov): Recognized as an Independent Brigade Group.1942 (Oct, end of): Reverted to an Independent Brigade. 1942 (06 Dec): Becoming part of the 1st Infantry Division. 1943 (Mar, beginning): North Africa & fought in Tunisia until end of Hostilities. 1944 (Jan - May): Battle of Anzio, Italian Campaign. 1944 (Mar): Reconverting back to an Independent Brigade Group. 1944 - 45 (20 May - 19 Feb): Remainder of the Italian Campaign under Cmd of 6th South African Armd Div. 1945 (Mar): Reverted to an Inf Brig within the 56th (London) Division. Dimensions: 70 mm x 60 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – 29th Independent Brigade Group. Korean War. c. Early 1950’s. A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) Official Ordnance Printed on Linen, Economy Issue Type Formation Badge / Flash to: The 29th Independent Brigade Group. A White Printed Circle on a Black Linen Background. Note: The White Ring was, it was said, intended to be the ‘O’ of General Oliver Leese’s name, for he was the first Commander of the Formation. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c. Early 1950’s. Notes: The 1st Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) formed part of The 29th Independent Brigade Group in Korea from 1950, along with: The 1st Bn The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF), The 1st Bn The Royal Ulster Rifles (RUR), The Kings Royal Irish Hussars (KRIH), C Sqn, the 7th Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), 45th Field Regiment Royal Artillery (RA), 11th Light Anti Aircraft Battery RA, 170th Mortar Battery RA & All Supporting Arms / Services. The 1st Commonwealth Division was the name given, after July 1951, to Commonwealth Land Forces in the Korean War. The Division was a Multinational Unit that was Part of British Commonwealth Forces Korea, c.1951 - 54. Dimensions: 59 mm x 57 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – 49th Independent Infantry Brigade (Kenya) c. 1955 - 56. A Very Nice Unissued Condition Printed Formation Badge / Flash to: The 49th Independent Infantry Brigade (Kenya). Capitals KK (KK is said to Stand for: Korea then Kenya). Printed in Yellow with a Black Border on an Emerald Green Square, also with a Black Border on a Khaki Background. c.1955 - 56. The 49th Independent Infantry Brigade Operated in Kenya during the Mau, Mau Uprisings of 1955 / 56. Units known to have Served in the Brigade: 1st Bn, Glouc.R 28/LXI, Black Watch, R Irish Fus, 1st Bn, KSLI, & 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade. The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, Served Operationally in Kenya from Apr 55 to Apr 56 (only a couple of years after their Distinguished Service in Korea 1951 – 53). KK is said to stand for Korea then Kenya. Dimensions: 50 mm x 50 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – 49th Independent Infantry Brigade (Kenya) c. 1955 - 56. A Lovely Condition Removed From Uniform (RFU) Printed Formation Badge / Flash to: The 49th Independent Infantry Brigade (Kenya). Capitals KK (KK is said to Stand for: Korea then Kenya). Printed in Yellow with a Black Border on an Emerald Green Square, also with a Black Border on a Khaki Background. c.1955 - 56. The 49th Independent Infantry Brigade Operated in Kenya during the Mau, Mau Uprisings of 1955 / 56. Units known to have Served in the Brigade: 1st Bn, Glouc.R 28/LXI, Black Watch, R Irish Fus, 1st Bn, KSLI, & 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade. The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, Served Operationally in Kenya from Apr 55 to Apr 56 (only a couple of years after their Distinguished Service in Korea 1951 - 53). KK is said to stand for Korea then Kenya. Dimensions: 44 mm x 44 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – 51st (Highland) Division – WW2. A Very Nice Condition Removed From Uniform WW2, 51st (Highland) Division, Embroidered on Felt, Formation Badge. Dimensions:
Formation Sign / Badge – British Airborne Divisions. All Arms, All Ranks (AR’s), Official Ordnance Printed. Pale Blue Back Variation, BD, Left Arm. c.1941 - 48. A Very Nice Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Single Official Ordnance Issue Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Pale Blue Back. Worn in Pairs with Bellerophon / Pegasus Facing Forward, on the Battle Dress (BD). c.1941 - 1948. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48). Dimensions: 64 mm x 63 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – British Airborne Divisions. All Arms, All Ranks (AR’s), Official Ordnance Printed. White Back Variation, BD, Left Arm. c.1941 - 48. A Very Nice Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s), Single Official Ordnance Issue Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. Facing Left as Observed from the Front. White Back. Worn in Pairs with Bellerophon / Pegasus Facing Forward, on the Battle Dress (BD). c.1941 - 1948. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48). Dimensions: 72 mm x 65 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Japan. 1st Pattern, Linen, KC. A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) All Ranks (AR’s) Embroidered on Linen Formation Badge / Flash to: The British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Japan. Title Scroll Reading: BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Embroidered in Gold, White & Red on a Dark Blue Square Background. Khaki Linen Backing. Worn by All Arms of: The British, Australian, New Zealand & Indian Allied / Occupation Force. c.1945 - 52. Dimensions: 59 mm x 57 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Japan. 1st Pattern, Silk, KC. A Very Nice Removed From Uniform (RFU) All Ranks (AR’s) Silk Woven By Machine Formation Badge / Flash to: The British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Japan. Title Scroll Reading: BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Woven in Gold, White & Red on a Dark Blue Square Background. Worn by All Arms of: The British, Australian, New Zealand & Indian Allied / Occupation Force. c. 1945 - 52. Dimensions: 60 mm x 60 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – British Troops Berlin (B.T.B.). 2nd Pattern, BERLIN Title. Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered. c.Post 1952. A Lovely Early Post Occupation Period, Official Issue, Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch to: British Troops Berlin (B.T.B.). A Black Circle Surrounded by a Scarlet Red Ring (Representing the Encirclement of the City) Surmounted by BERLIN. Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered, Synthetic. c.Post 1952. Notes: 1945: Designation: B.T.B. Adopted shortly after the Occupation of the British Zone by the 7th Armoured Div & Attached Troops for the Admin HQ of the British Sector. 1952: 2nd Pattern badge Introduced with BERLIN title. 1945 - 49: Allied Occupation of Germany. 1949 (May): Federal Republic of Germany was Formally Announced. 1947 - 91: Cold War. 1954: W Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1955 (05 May): End of Military Occupation of West Germany. 1961 (13 Aug): GDR / East Germany began to build the Berlin Wall. 1989 (19 Nov) The Wall came Down. 2020: All British Troops Out of Germany! Dimensions: 70 mm x 59 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – East Anglian Infantry Brigade, Territorial Army (TA) Battalions. Unissued Condition. Embroidered Yellow Castle & Scroll with Black Details (Castle & Key of Gibraltar) on a White Rayed Star on Blue Felt. c.1958. Dimensions: 67 mm x 51 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – Eastern Command. Very Nice Unissued Condition Post WW2, Eastern Command, Embroidered, Formation Badges. Dimensions: 90 mm x 70 mm
Formation Sign / Badge – General Headquarters (GHQ) Home Forces - WW2. Very Nice Unissued Condition, General Headquarters (GHQ) Home Forces WW2 Printed Formation Badge. Dimensions: Diameter: 64 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – Headquarters (HQ) 21st Army Group – WW2. A Very Nice Condition Removed From Uniform, WW2, Headquarters (HQ) 21st Army Group, Embroidered, Formation Badge. Dimensions: 61 mm x 45 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – Indian Army Higher Formation. General Headquarters (GHQ India). OR’s. Official Issue. Embroidered. Single. c.WW2. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Removed From Uniform (RFU), WW2 Period, Single, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) In Country Made, Official Embroidered Issue Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches / to: General Headquarters (GHQ India). On a Scarlet Red over Black Rectangle the Yellow Five Pointed Star of India. Cotton Buckram Backed. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.WW2. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. GHQ, located in Delhi under the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) India, who Commanded all British & Indian Personnel of All Three Armed Forces. GHQ India had an essential role in the defeat of the Japanese Army in the Burma campaign 1944 - 45. 1942: General Sir Archibald Wavell. 1943: General Sir Claude Auchinleck. . Dimensions: 53 mm x 69 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – Occupation Forces – British Troops Berlin (B.T.B.). 1st Pattern, Embroidered. c.1945 - 52. A Lovely Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, Early Post WW2 Period, 1st Pattern, Official Issue, Embroidered Formation Sign / Badge / Flash / Patch to: British Troops Berlin (B.T.B.). A Black Circle Surrounded by a Scarlet Red Ring, Representing the Encirclement of the City. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1945 - 52. Notes:1945: Designation: B.T.B. Adopted shortly after the Occupation of the British Zone by the 7th Armoured Div & Attached Troops for the Admin HQ of the British Sector. 1952: 2nd Pattern badge Introduced with BERLIN title. 1945 - 49: Allied Occupation of Germany. 1949 (May): Federal Republic of Germany was Formally Announced. 1947 - 91: Cold War. 1954: W Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1955 (05 May): End of Military Occupation of West Germany. 1961 (13 Aug): GDR / East Germany began to build the Berlin Wall. 1989 (19 Nov) The Wall came Down. 2020: All British Troops Out of Germany! Dimensions: Diameter: 58 mm.
Formation Sign / Badge – The 1st Commonwealth Division. Quality Offs. KC. c.1951 - 54. A Lovely Unissued Superior Quality Officers (Off’s) Gold Bullion & Sequins Embroidered on Melton Felt Formation Sign / Badge / Flash to: The 1st Commonwealth Division. Title Scroll Reading: COMMONWEALTH Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Gold Bullion Embroidered (Red Felt to the Top of Crown) on a Light Blue Felt Shield. Backed in White Linen. c.1951 - 54. Notes: The 1st Commonwealth Division was the name given, after July 1951, to Commonwealth Land Forces in the Korean War. The Division was a Multinational Unit that was Part of British Commonwealth Forces Korea, c.1951 - 54. The 1st Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters) formed part of The 29th Independent Brigade Group in Korea from 1950, along with: The 1st Bn The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF), The 1st Bn The Royal Ulster Rifles (RUR), The Kings Royal Irish Hussars (KRIH), C Sqn, the 7th Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), 45th Field Regiment Royal Artillery (RA), 11th Light Anti Aircraft Battery RA, 170th Mortar Battery RA & All Supporting Arms / Services. Dimensions: 80 mm x 60 mm.
Formation Signs / Badges – WW2 British Airborne Divisions (Embroidered). c.1941 - 1948. A Very Nice & Rare WW2 Period Removed From Uniform (RFU) Facing Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Official Embroidered Issue Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Pale Blue Worsted (Woolen Yarn) on a Maroon Melton Felt Background. Machine Sewn onto the Original Battle Dress (BD) Khaki. c.1941 - 1948. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48). Dimensions: 65 mm x 60 mm Each Badge (Not Including BD Khaki). Imperfections: Slight Moth Damage, See Pics.
Formation Signs / Badges – 19th Infantry Brigade and 7th Field Force. AR’s. Official Issue. BeVo. Pair. c.Post WW2. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn, Condition, Uncut Post WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered Pair of Formation Badges / Flashes to: The 19th Infantry Brigade and 7th Field Force. A Black Panther's Head with Yellow Eye and Flames from Mouth on a Scarlet Red Triangle Background. No Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.Post WW2. Notes: 1951 (Oct - Nov): Created under Command of the newly reformed 3 Division. 7th Field Force tasked to reinforce the British Army on the Rhine BAOR. 1993: 19th Mechanised Brigade. The Black Panther Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book c,1894. Dimensions: 53 mm x 110 mm.
Formation Signs / Badges – 19th Infantry Brigade. Very Nice Unissued Condition, Post WW2, Pair of 19th Infantry Brigade, Printed Formation Badges Dimensions: 64 mm x 75 mm.
Formation Signs / Badges – 48th Gurkha Brigade. A Very Nice Unissued Condition Pair of Post WW2, 48th Gurkha Brigade, Printed, Formation Badges The Brigade was formed in Pehang, Malaya in November 1949. It subsequently served in Malaya until about the end of 1959. By April 1960 it was in Hong Kong where it appears to have stayed until at least 1970. Badge: Crossed Kukris, White on Scarlet. Dimensions: 53 mm x 61 mm
Formation Signs / Badges – 54th (East Anglian) Division. Very Nice Unissued Condition Pair of Post WW2, 54th (East Anglian) Division, Silk Woven, Formation Badges. Dimensions: 75 mm x 50 mm
Formation Signs / Badges – British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) / Rhine Army Troops. AR’s. Official Issue. BeVo. Pair. c.Post WW2. A Very Nice Condition Removed From Uniform (RFU), Post WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Official Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered Pair of Formation Badges / Flashes to: The British Army of the Rhine (B.A.O.R.). A Yellow / Gold Crusade Sword Centrally Mounted on a Red Crusader’s Cross, Set on a Blue Background. Folded as Worn. No Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.Post WW2. Notes: 21st Army Group Established: 1918. Disbanded: 1929. 1943 (Sep): 21st Army Group assigned to the Invasion of Europe. 1945 (23rd Mar): Crossed Rhine into Wesel & Established British Occupation of Northern Germany. 1945 (July): Confirmed at Potsdam Conference Country Divided into Four +. 1945 (25th Aug): Redesignated: The British Army of the Rhine. 1945 (Dec): Occupational Force. Dimensions: 58 mm x 46 mm Each Badge.
Formation Signs / Badges – Headquarters (HQ) Land Forces Hong Kong. A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Facing Pair of Post WW2, HQ Land Forces Hong Kong, Silk Woven, Formation Badges Dimensions: 46 mm x 90 mm
Formation Signs / Badges – Pair of 43rd (Wessex) Division / District), Wyvern, Official Issue Silk Woven Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches. c.Post WW2. A Lovely Post WW2 Period Unissued Condition Pair of Official Issue Silk Woven Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches to: The 43rd (Wessex) Division / District). The Wyvern (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) in yellow / Gold, Machine Embroidered on a Blue Background. c.Post WW2. Notes: Wyvern emblem of the Anglo Saxon Kings of Wessex. Originally 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division. 1961 (May): Reorganized as 43rd (Wessex) Division / District) HQ’s at Taunton in Somerset. Dimensions: 66 mm x 51 mm Each Badge.
Formation Signs / Badges – Royal Marine Division / 116th (Royal Marine) Independent Infantry Brigade. c.WW2. A Nice Unissued Pair of Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Formation Badge to: The Royal Marine Division / 116th (Royal Marine) Independent Infantry Brigade respectively. Neptune’s Trident in yellow set on a Scarlet Red Background of an inverted isosceles triangle with a circular base. Paste Back. c.WW2. Dimensions: 53 mm x 44 mm (Each Badge). Imperfections: Mothing to rear of both Badges.
Formation Signs / Badges – War Department Fleet Personnel / Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) Fleet Personnel Removed from Uniform. Blue Ensign, Union Flag proper and white bladed swords with yellow hilts and cross guards. Embroidered on felt. PAIR. Approved by ACI 230 dated 28 February 1945. Dimensions: 45 mm x 76 mm
Formation Signs / Badges – WW2 British Airborne Divisions (Printed). c.1941 - 1948. A Very Nice WW2 Period Removed From Uniform (RFU) Facing Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Official Ordnance Issue Printed Formation Signs / Badges / Flashes / Patches / to: The British Airborne Divisions. Bellerophon astride a Pegasus. Silk Screen Printed on Linen, Pale Blue on a Maroon Background. c.1941 - 1948. Note: By May 1943 Two Airborne Divisions had been formed in the United Kingdom, 1st (1941 - 45) & 6th (1943 - 48). Dimensions: 64 mm x 55 mm Each Badge.
Full Size Medal – Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS). The Prison Service Medal. 7163 WDRS. MADONDORO. c.1965 - 68. Rhodesian Prison Service (RPS) Medal - The Prison Service Medal. Named to: 7163 WDRS. MADONDORO (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon, Court Mounted). c.1965 - 68. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size Medal – The Rhodesian District Service Medal (DSM). 470249P D.A.J. MAKUNA. Medal - The Rhodesian District Service Medal (DSM). Named to: 470249P D.A.J. MAKUNA (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). c. Rhodesian Bush War Period 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size Medal – The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). 21721 CONST. SIZIBA. Medal - The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). Named to: 21721 CONST. SIZIBA (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). c. Rhodesian Bush War Period 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size Medal – The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). 646565 SPR CHIMANGA. Medal - The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). Named to: 646565 SPR CHIMANGA (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). c. Rhodesian Bush War Period 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size Medal – The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). 803658Q J CPL M. SIBANDA. Medal - The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM) Named to: 803658Q J CPL M. SIBANDA (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). c. Rhodesian Bush War Period 1965 - 80. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size Medals – The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM) & The Zimbabwe Independence Medal. PR44195 CPL. D. W. GARNER. The Rhodesian General Service Medal (GSM). Named to: PR44195 CPL. D. W. GARNER (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). c. Rhodesian Bush War Period 1965 - 80. The Zimbabwe Independence Medal. Numbered: 69880 (Complete with Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon). Dimensions: GSM: 50 mm x 39 mm x 3 mm. ZIM: 44 mm x 38 mm x 3 mm.
Full Size WW1 1914 – 15 Star Medal – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. Named To: 2287 PTE. J. BARCLAY. GLOUC. YEO – Complete with a Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon. Dimensions: Medal: 44 mm x 62 mm.
Full Size WW1 Victory Medal – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. Named To: 2047 PTE. F.G. POPE. GLOUC. YEO – Complete with a Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon. Dimensions: Medal: Diameter: 36 mm.
German D. R. L. Sports Badge (Deutsches Reichsabzeichen fur Leibesubugen) 1937. A Superb Condition Third Design with Swastika, 3rd Class in Bronze. German D. R. L. Sports Badge (Deutsches Reichsabzeichen fur Leibesubugen). Makers Mark: D. R. G. M. 35269 HENZLER – PFORZHEIM c. 1937. Dimensions: 49 mm x 40 mm.
Gloucestershire Regiment Backbadge Stickers. Gloucestershire Regiment Back Badge Stickers. Available in the following Colours: 1. Gold / Brass, with Black Highlights. 2. Silver, with Black Highlights. 3. Silver, Gold & Green, with Black Highlights. Dimensions: 90 mm x 99 mm.
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Hand Carved Wooden Desk Trinket / Cigarette Box with Regimental Crest & a Majors Shoulder Epaulette to The Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC). c.1935 - 47. Box: A Beautiful British Raj Period Hand Carved Heavy Wooden Desk Trinket / Cigarette Box with the Regimental Crest of: The Royal Indian Army Service Corps (R.I.A.S.C.). Monogram GRI, standing for: George Rex Imperator (George King Emperor). Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Encircled by a Circlet Reading: ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Set Upon an Eight Pointed Star. Brass Hinged Lid. Hand Made / Fitted Box Lining & Compartment Spacer. Epaulette: A Lovely Condition WW2 Period Officers Single Light Tan / Paler Shade Khaki Drill (KD) Slip-on Shoulder Strap / Epaulette, Bearing Quality Embroidered Badge of Rank & Shoulder Title. Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown (Denoting the Rank of Major). Shoulder Title: Straight Letters RIASC Surmounted by a Kings Crown. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. East India Company: 1612 - 1757. Company Rule in India: 1757 - 1858. British Raj: 1858 - 1947. British in Burma: 1824 - 1948. Princely States: 1721 - 1949. Partition of India, British Indian Empire: 1947. Dimensions: Box: Length: 190 mm. Width: 120 mm. Depth: 50 mm. Epaulette: 89 mm x 57 mm.
Handkerchief – The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wale’s). A Lovely Silk Handkerchief emblazed with painted Motif / Badge to: The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wale’s). c.1885 - 1959. Dimensions: 200 mm x 205 mm.
Headdress Accessories: Shako Gilt Fluted Plume Holder. A Lovely Condition Victorian Period Bright Frosted Gold Gilt Fluted Plume Holder – Shako. c. Victorian. Dimensions: 50 mm x 25 mm.
Headdress – 15th Hussars (15th H) / 15th / 19th Hussars (15th/19th H) Busby Bag. A Lovely Condition 15th The Kings Hussars (15th H) / 15th / 19th The Kings Royal Hussars (15th/19th H) Busby Bag. Yellow Mohair Cord Design on Scarlet Melton Cloth. Dimensions: 320 mm x 155 mm.
Headdress – Beret – Special Air Service (S.A.S.). Cold War Period, Beige, Cotton Band. Early Metric. c.80’s. A Very Nice Example of Cold War Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Beret to the: Special Air Service (SAS). External: One Piece Woven Wool Body in Beige / Tan / Sand. Black Cotton Head / Sweat Band (Drawstring removed I think!). Badge: King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. Light Blue, White, Red & Black Embroidered on Dark Blue Felt. Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941. The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities. Interior: Lined in Black Cotton. Makers Mark, Sticky Back, Black on White Paper Label under a Sew in Clear Plastic Diamond, Reads: KANGOL WEAR LIMITED, below Size 57 & NSN: 8405-99-974-3343. 1” White Ink Stamped Circular Acceptance Type Stamp, Unreadable apart from the Number 2 in the Centre. Located to the Rear / 6 o’clock Position. Compete with a Black Faux Leather / Plastic Backed Cotton Badge Holder at the 1 o’clock Position. c.80’s. Notes Berets: 1924: The Black Military Beret was approved (Practical Headdress inside a Tank). Inspired by the Basque Beret worn by French Troops.19th Century Chasseurs d’Alpine 19th Century. 1932 11th Hussars (As an Armoured Car Regt) permitted to adopt a Ginger - Brown / Crushed Strawberry Beret with a Crimson Headband. 1943 Commandos (Green) Airborne (Maroon). White / Sand / Maroon S.A.S. 1950’s Navy Blue Berets for Wear with Battle Dress. Notes SAS Berets: 1942: White.1942 - 44: Beige.1944 - 45: Maroon.1947 - 56: Maroon. 1956 – Present: Beige. Dimensions: Size: 57 (7 1/8). Badge: 60 mm x 40 mm. Imperfections: Slight Mothing to the Rear, See Pics!
Headdress – Beret – Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC). OR’s Interesting, Nicely Named / Stamped Supax 1953 Dated Example. c.1949 - 54. A Very Nice Example of An Early Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Beret to the Newly Formed: Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC). External: One Piece Woven Wool Body in Dark Bottle Green. Black Leather Head / Sweat Band with Drawstring / Ribbon tied in a Bow at the Rear / 6 o’clock Position. Interior: Lined in Black Cotton. Makers Mark, Printed in White Paint Reads: 7 ¼ over Supax Manufacturing Co. Ltd over War Department (W D) Broad Arrow over 1953. WD Stamp in White Reads: M over W Broad Arrow D over ? (Possibly an 8) 0 4. Compete with a Black Cotton Covered Buckram Stiffened Badge Backing at the 1 o’clock Position, also the 2 x Air Holes / Vents / Eyelets & Black Leather Protector on the RHS / 9 o’clock Position. Also A Quality Fitted / Constructed Beech Brown Pear Shaped Badge Backing / Holder. c.1953. Insignia: Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, A Lioness Rampant Facing Left as Viewed from the Front. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. Slider. c.1949 - 54. KK 2189. Notes: Berets: 1924: The Black Military Beret was approved (Practical Headdress inside a Tank). Inspired by the Basque Beret worn by French Troops.19th Century Chasseurs d’Alpine 19th Century. 1932 11th Hussars (As an Armoured Car Regt) permitted to adopt a Ginger - Brown / Crushed Strawberry Beret with a Crimson Headband. 1943 Commandos (Green) Airborne (Maroon). 1950’s Navy Blue Berets for Wear with Battle Dress. Notes: 1938 (09Sep) ATS Formed [Royal Warrant] Woman’s Branch of the British Army during WW2. 1949 (01Feb) Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) “Wracs” Formed [Army Order 6 of 1949]. Roots WAAC 1917 - 21. Other Woman's Services / Units: Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Q.A.R.A.N.C.). First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.). Dimensions: Size: 7. (56). Badge Backing: 66 mm x 47 mm. Badge: 38 mm x 28 mm. Imperfections: Slight Mothing, See Pics.
Headdress – Colonial – The Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). OR’s. British Military Marked Handmade Maroon Felt Fez / Cap. c.1953. An Extremely Nice & Rather Rare Decolonization of Africa Period, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Fez / Cap to: The Royal West African Frontier Force (R.W.A.F.F.). Hand Made / Molded in Maroon Coloured Felt, Barrel / Conical Shaped, Brimless with a Flat Top. Black Tassel attached to the Top Centre and Secured in Position by Black Cotton to hang to the Right Hand Side as observed from the front. Internal Yellow Paint Markings Read: H & P – 7 – 1953 – War Department (W D) Broad Arrow. Quality Gilding Metal Headdress Badge held securely in position to the Front Centre. Title Scroll with a Seeded Background Reads: R.W.A.F.F, Surmounted by a Palm Tree. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, Slider. Makers Mark Reads: FIRMIN LONDON. c.1953. Notes: Fez: Worn in Islamic Cultures.1900 British Colonial Military Forces Raised in West Africa designated The West African Field Force (W.A.F.F) made up primarily from The Hause People. 1925 Designated R.W.A.F.F. The Gold Coast Regiment, The Northern Nigeria Regiment, Southern Nigeria Regiment, The Sierra Leone Regiment, The Gambia Regiment. 1957: Gold Coast Independence as Ghana. 1960 Disbanded as Nigeria (1960), Sierra Leone (1961) & Gambia (1964) moved towards Independence. Dimensions: Size: 7 (56). Imperfections: Some Small Moth Marks Please See Pics!
Headdress – Colonial. Kenyan Police Officers Kepi. Mau Mau Revolt, Rebellion, Emergency, War Period. c.1952 - 60. An Extremely Nice & Rather Rare Mau Mau Revolt, Rebellion, Emergency, War Period Kepi / Cap to: The Kenyan Police. Internal: Light Brown Leather Sweatband enforced at the Front in KD. Faint Black Size Stamp Reads: 6 5/8. Black Paint Numbers Read: 8540 & Separate 55. External: Body & Peak covered in Light Tan / Paler Shade Khaki Drill (KD) Material. Light Brown Leather Chinstrap & x 2 Small Tan Buttons. Complete with a Removable Sun / Neck Visor, also Paint Stamped: 8540. Cap Badge / Device, Front Centre. Within a Circlet on a Seeded Background Inscribed: KENYA POLICE. Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown & Resting on the Motto Scroll Reading: SALUS POPULI, Latin for: “Health of the People”. Left Hand Side of Cap, A Diamond Unit Identification Flash / Badge in Sun Bleached Blue, 2 x Holes & Faint darker lines indicating that a Metal Badge of some description had been placed over the Flash, Possibly in the Form of a Shoulder Title Reading the Police Officers Number i.e.: A Straight 8540 connected by a line Top & Bottom & held in position by x 2 Lugs. c.1952 - 60. Notes: Mau Mau War in Kenya, Revolt, Rebellion, Kenya Emergency 1952-60. In 1952 elements of the Kenyan Kikuyu Tribe, known as the Mau Mau, began a Guerrilla Campaign against Europeans & fellow Africans. Britain declared a State of Emergency in Oct 1952 and sent Military to quell a Rebellion after the Mau Mau (Militant African Nationalist Movement whose main aim was to remove British rule and European settlers from the Country) murdered a loyal Kikuyu Chief. Jun 53 Lt General Sir George Erskine, appointed Commander-in-Chief with powers over all Security Forces in Kenya. Garrison reinforced by 3 more Batts of King's African Rifles (KAR) & a Brig of British Inf. Rising Defeated but it had taken 10,000 British & African Soldiers, 20,000 Police & 25,000 Kikuyu Home Guard to do it. Dying days of Colonialism. 12 Dec 64 Kenya declared a Republic. Jomo Kenyatta 1st President Kenya African Union, SALUS POPULI Latin for: “Health of the People”. Servants of the People / Serving the Public / The Safety of the People. Dimensions: Size: Small 6 5/8 (53).
Headdress – Extremely Rare Early Edwardian Blue Cloth Forage Cap, New Pattern / Universal (Brodrick). c.1902 - 04. A Very Nice & Extremely Rare Early Edwardian Blue Cloth Forage Cap, New Pattern / Universal (Brodrick). External: Body in Dark Blue Melton Felt / Cloth with Scarlet Red Piping, Round Flat Top with a Wired Brim. 2 x Black Painted Brass Grommets to the Rear. Black 30mm Wide Bow. Internal: Black Hand Stitched Black Linen Sweat Band. Makers Yellow Ink Stamp reads: S.R. within an inner circle, encircled by: W GOLDSTEIN & SON LONDON. c.1902 - 04. NOTE! I am Not Sure as of yet to what Unit this Cap was used by, also whether it was a Senior None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) Private Purchase item. Notes: Forage Cap, New Pattern / Universal Introduced 1902, Named after the Secretary of State for War, St John Brodrick (12 Nov 1900 - 12 Oct 1903). Blue Cloth, Peakless, Round Flat Topped Cap with a Wired Brim, Unpopular with the Army as it looked like a Sailors Cap. Official Issue 1902 - 04. Retained by the Royal Marine Light Infantry until 1914. William Goldstein, Owner of a Haberdashery Shop, 495 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, changed his name to William Gee in 1906. Dimensions: Approx Size: Small 6 3/4 (54). Imperfections: Mothing to the Front Top Right of Centre, See Pics!
Headdress – Field Service / Side Hat, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. An Extremely Scarce Officers Field Service / Side Hat to The 3rd Volunteer Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Name Label to: L.W. Marshall, who served in both The 3rd Volunteer Battalion and The 6th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. Complete with Silver Plated Cap Badge & Buttons. c. 1900 – 1908. Marshall L.W - 02 Nov 1907 – Ensign. 22 Oct 1909 – Lt. 19 May 1911 – Capt. 03 Nov 1916 – Major. Address: # 11, Bellevue, Clifton, Bristol. Entitled to Silver War Badge. Picture of him in Book: Gallantry Awards to the Glouc.R, under 1st/6th Page 86. Imperfections: Moth Damaged Inside & Out. BADGE: A Lovely Silver Plated Badge. Similar To The Standard Pattern Gloucestershire Regiment Front Badge. Tail Down Sphinx over EGYPT on Twigs of Laurel Leaves. On The Knot a Shield Bearing The Arms of Bristol. Title Scroll Reads: 3rd GLOUCESTERSHIRE VOL). 38 x 54 mm.
Headdress – Post 1902 British Army / Royal Navy Khaki Cotton Forage Cap Cover. A Very Nice Example of an Early Universal Khaki Forage Cap Cover as issued to the British Army / Royal Navy. Six piece construction including Band in Khaki Cotton, Size written inside reads: 7 1/8 (57). Notes: 1902 British Army adopted the Universal Khaki Uniform. Transformation Completed In the 2nd Boer War of 1899-1902, which is the first time the whole British Army, was in khaki uniform. RN Landing Parties are said to have worn Khaki Headdress Covers. Dimensions: 280mm x 260mm.
Headdress – Relic WW2 Deutsche (German) SS Schutzstaffel (Protection Squad) Double Decal M35 Helmet. An Extremely Rare & Very Sort After Relic Example of a WW2 Deutsche (German) SS Schutzstaffel (Protection Squad) Double Decal M35 Helmet. External: Wearers Right Hand Side The Runic Shield Decal. Wearers Left Hand Side The Party Shield. C.WW2 Dimensions: N/A Imperfections: Cloth Tape on the Runic Shield area is covering a Crack and is for Transit / Handling Protection, Helmet Displays Perfectly Well When Tape is Removed.
Headdress – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH) 1894 Pattern Officers Field Service (Torin) Hat / Cap. c. 1907 - 38. An Extremely Nice & Rare 1894 Pattern Officers Field Service (Torin) Cap to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). In Beaufort Blue & Buff (Duke of Beaufort’s Colours) Melton Felt Piped in Beaufort Blue & Gold French Braid. Interior lined in Quality Tan Cotton with a Tan Velvet Sweat Band. Makers Ink Stamp Reads: By Appointment Herbert Johnson, Bond Street Limited. 30 New Bond St, London, W. Owners Name Label Reads: F.X.H. Complete with a Bright Fire Gilt Side Hat / Cap Badge. A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. No Makers Mark. 2 x Lugs E - W. Approx Size: 57. Dimensions: 121 mm x 287 mm. Imperfections: Moth Hole Rear LHS, See Pic.
Headdress – The Royal Air Force (RAF). Quality Off’s Air Force Blue Beret with 1944 Pattern Quality Economy Small Beret Badge. c.Late / Post WW2. A Lovely Private Purchase, Superior Quality Late / Post WW2 Warrant / Commissioned Officers Beret to: The Royal Air Force (R.A.F.). External: One Piece Woven Wool Body in RAF Blue. Black Leather Head / Sweat Band with Drawstring / Ribbon tied in a Bow at the Rear. Interior: Lined in Buff Coloured Rayon / Silk. Makers Label Reads: Services & Civilian Outfitters Alkit CAMBRIDGE CIRCUS LONDON W.C.2 AND IN THE PROVINCES A. Paper Size Disc Reads: 7 1/8. Compete with a Silk Covered Buckram Stiffener (Badge Backing). c.Late / Post WW2. Insignia: 1944 Pattern (Economy) Small Beret Badge. A Flying Eagle Facing Right as observed from the Front, Above Four Leaves of Laurel tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. 2 Two Part Construction. Die Struck in Bright Fire Gilt with Red/Green//Blue Enamel. Additional Silver Strip with Back Enamel Chevrons attached to the Base of the Crown. Black Felt Covered Buckram Backing with Red Velvet behind the Crown. Attached to Beret with Black Cotton (Hand Sewn). c.WW2. Notes: 1924: The Black Military Beret was approved (Practical Headdress inside a Tank). Inspired by the Basque Beret worn by French Troops.19th Century Chasseurs d’Alpine 19th Century. 1932 11th Hussars (As an Armoured Car Regt) permitted to adopt a Ginger - Brown / Crushed Strawberry Beret with a Crimson Headband. 1943 Commandos (Green) Airborne (Maroon). 1950’s Navy Blue Berets for Wear with Battle Dress. Dimensions: Size: 7 1/8. (57).
Headdress – The Royal Navy (RN). Quality Off’s Navy Blue Beret with WW2 Pattern Quality Economy Small Beret Badge. c.Late / Post WW2. A Lovely Quality Admiralty Issue, Late / Post WW2 Commissioned Officers Beret to: The Royal Navy (R.N.). External: One Piece Woven Wool Body in Navy Blue. Black Leather Head / Sweat Band with Drawstring / Ribbon tied in a Bow at the Rear / 6 o’clock Position. Interior: Lined in Black Cotton. Makers Mark, Printed in White Paint Reads: 7 over SUPAK LIMITED over 22039. Compete with a Black Cotton Covered Buckram Stiffened Badge Backing at the 1 o’clock Position, also the 2 x Air Holes / Vents / Eyelets & Black Leather Protector on the RHS / 9 o’clock Position. c.Late / Post WW2. Insignia: WW2 Quality Pattern (Economy) Small Beret Badge. Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow a Fouled Anchor, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. 3 Part Die Struck Construction, White Metal Body, Sliver Base of Crown & Anchor. Red/Green//Blue Enamel to Base of Crown also Black Enamel Chevrons on the Silver Base to the Crown. Red Velvet Backing to Crown, held in Position by a Gilding Metal Backing Plate. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.WW2. Notes: 1924: The Black Military Beret was approved (Practical Headdress inside a Tank). Inspired by the Basque Beret worn by French Troops.19th Century Chasseurs d’Alpine 19th Century. 1932 11th Hussars (As an Armoured Car Regt) permitted to adopt a Ginger - Brown / Crushed Strawberry Beret with a Crimson Headband. 1943 Commando (Green) Airborne (Maroon). 1950’s Navy Blue Berets for Wear with Battle Dress. Dimensions: Size: 7. (56).
Headdress – Victorian / Boer / Zulu War Period British Army Officers 1871 Pattern Foreign Service Pith Helmet. An Extremely Nice & Very Rare Victorian / Boer / Zulu War Period British Army Officers 1871 Pattern Foreign Service Pith Helmet. External: Six panel cork / whitened cloth construction. Whitened Silk Pugri / Puggari / Puggaree / Pagri. Topped with a removable Cap / Air Vent. Brass fittings for Ceremonial Chinstrap. Internal: Quality Brown Melton Felt lining to the Front & Rear Peaks. Headband / Sweatband, held in position by 4 x Split pins & brackets. Brass Hooks for Left & Right for Leather Chinstrap. Very Faint Name marked in pencil on the Headband, also the Size: 7 ¼ . Dimensions: 280 mm x 210 mm. Imperfections: leather chinstrap / silver foil / silk lining missing.
Headdress – Volunteer Force Artillery General Pattern Forage Cap with The Early Short Period Worn Volunteer Force (c.1902 - 08) Territorial Scroll White Metal Headdress Badge. Royal Artillery (RA). An Extremely Nice & Very Rare Early 1900’s Royal Regiment of Artillery Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Forage Cap to: The 1st Berwick upon Tweed Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers). Forage Cap: In Melton Felt, Navy Blue Body with a Scarlet Red Band & Piping. Patent Leather Chinstrap & Peak. White Metal Buttons (Both Facing Left as Observed from the Front). Faint Name marked inside “P.Crewe? Headdress Badge: An Old Field Gun (Not a Revolving Wheel) Surmounted by the Ubique “Everywhere” Scroll, however UBIQUE replaced for the Word: VOLUNTEERS. Above the Scroll a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Below the Gun a Three Part Scroll Reading: QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT “Wherever Right And Glory Lead”. Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1902 - 08. KK 845. Note: Unfortunately I am unable to make out the Name inside the Cap “P.Crewe? however I have reason to believe that it was issued to: The 1st Berwick-upon -Tweed Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) attached to 1st Northumberland RGA (V). Volunteer Force Artillery 1859 - 1908. Territorial Force (TF) Artillery 1908 - 20. Dimensions: Approx Size: 6 7/8 (55). Imperfections: Slight Moth Damage. 1 x Moth Repair, See Pics.
Headdress – WW1 Deutsche (German) – Imperial German Prussian M.1915 Grey Economy Line Infantry Regiment Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet). c.1915 - 18. A Lovely Condition WW1 Period Kaiserlich Deutsche (Imperial German) Preußen (Prussian) M.1915 Grau (Grey) Economy Issue, Line Infantry Regiment Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet). External: A Black Lacquered / Patent Leather, Boiled Molded & Hardened Leather Shell / Body, Neck Guard & Front Peak with Steel (Magnetic) Chemically Oxidized Matt / None Reflective Regulation Grey Helmet Plate (HP) & Fittings. Removable “Smaller Target” Spike (Infantry & Cavalry) with 6 x Air Holes / Spike Base Plate with 5 x Air Holes & a Serrated Top (Match Striker). Rear Spine with small Sliding Air Vent Cover. Side Posts Retaining the Twin Buckle Adjustable Leather Chin Strap also the Kokarde (Cockade). RHS: The Red/White/Black Reich’s Kokarde (Empire Cockade). LHS: The Staate Kokarde (State Cockade) Black/White/Black (Prussia). Steel Rim to Front Peak. Insignia: Wappen (Coat of Arms) HP / Badge. An Outspread Crowned Gothic Eagle with an Orb in one Talon & a Scepter ending in another Eagle in the other Talon. On its Breast the Letters F R: Fridericus Rex. Title Scroll Reads: MIT GOTT FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND (With God For King And Fatherland). Die Struck . 2 x Loop Type Lugs E / W. c.1915 - 18. Interior: Black Leather Liner with a Waxed Cotton Cord. Remains of a Paper Label (Unreadable) Black Ink Stamp Reads: B ? (Crossed Out) XVII Gap 1570. Notes: 1842: The King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm VI (Reign:1840 - 61) introduced the Spiked Helmet. Approx Ten previous Models / Styles prior to the 1915 Economy / Last Pattern, replaced by the 1916 Pattern Stahlhelm (Steel helmet) introduced during the Verdun Campaign. Friedrich (Frederick) Wilhelm (William) Viktor (Victor) Albrecht (Albert) von (of) Preußen (Prussia). King Wilhelm II (27 Jan1859 - 04 Jun 1941) last German (Kaiser) Emperor & King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire & the Kingdom of Prussia c.15 Jun 1888 - 09 Nov 1918. Hohenzollern Crown. Dimensions: 210 mm x 130 x mm x 225 mm. Badge: 105 mm x 123 mm. Size: Small.
Headdress – WW1 Period British Mk 1 (1916) Tin (Brodie) Helmet (Zig Zag Cam). An Extremely Rare Camouflaged Example of a British WW1 Mk 1 (1916) Tin (Brodie) Helmet. External: Raw Edged. Painted Camouflaged, Black Zig Zag Stripes on Green. Internal: Painted Light Green. Shaped Black Felt Liner. Buckle half of Leather Chin Strap. c. WW1. Imperfections: Liner Loose, however still attached. Leather Chin Strap Difficient.
Headdress – WW1 Period United States (US) Army Commissioned Officer’s Montana Field Service Peak Hat. c.1910 - Early into WW1. A lovely Condition Pre / Early WW1 United States (US) Army Private Purchased Commissioned Officer’s Montana Field Service Peak Hat. 1910 Pattern. Quality Pressed Felt Construction. Darker Shade of Olive Drab. 2 x Rows of Reinforced stitching around edge of the Rim. 4 x Vent Holes. 1 inch wide Ribbon. Gold & Black Commissioned Officers Campaign Cord, unfortunately missing one of the Acorns. Fixing / Press Stud parts of Chin Strap Only. Remains of Paper Label. No Inner Sweat Band. Approx. Size 7. c.1910 - Early into WW1. Dimensions: Approx. Size 7. 345 mm x 315 mm. Imperfections: Internal Sweat Band Missing. 1 x Acorn Missing. Chinstrap Missing.
Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Officers (Off’s) Schirmmütze (Cap). A Lovely WW2 Period Deutsche Luftwaffe (German Air Force) Officers (Off’s) Schirmmütze (Peak / Visor Cap). External: Air Force Grey Cloth with Silver Aluminum Piping to the Welt of Crown & to Either Side of the Black Cap Band. Two Part Cap Insignia Top: Silver Bullion Luftwaffe Eagle Clutching a Swastika in its Talons (Luftwaffe National Emblem) on a Grey Backing. Bottom: Silver Bullion National Cockade with Outstretched Wings on a Black Backing. Pressed Fibre Peak Supporting A Twin Stranded Silver Bullion Chin Strap, Held in Position with 2 x Silver Aluminium Cap Buttons. Internal: Yellow Rayon Lining with a Clear Celluloid Diamond. Soft Leather Sweatband Stamped with Makers Mark in Silver: EREL PATIENT STIRNSHUTZ. c.WW2. Imperfections: Moth Damaged to the Rear Outside. Split to Sweatband.
Headdress – WW2 Deutsche (German) – High Ranking / Leaders – Government Beamten (Official) or Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) Military Administration Beamten. Superior Quality, Private Purchase, Schaftmütze / Käppi / Kepi. c.1939 - 45. A Truly Lovely Scarce Example of a Third Reich Period (1939 Dated) Deutsche Wehrmacht, Superior Quality, Private Purchased / Made Schaftmütze / Käppi / Kepi. to: Either: (a). A Government Official or (b). A High Ranking Armed Forces Official in Military Administration. External: A Rigid Flat Topped Cap with a Rigid Peak, Construct in Shape Card & Covered in Feldgrau (Field Grey) Hard Wearing Velvet Type Material. Piped in Quality Navy / Dark Blue Velvet sided by Two Gold Braids, a further Gold Braid Pipes the Top of the (for show only) Fold Down Sides, that are held in position at the front Centre by a Gold Gilt Button / Stud. Faux Leather 2 Part Adjustable Chin Strap with Gloss Black Metal (Magnetic) Fittings / Buttons. Mützenabzeichen (Cap Badge): 1939 Pattern Political / Administrative. National Emblem, a Left Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) with Outstretched Wings, clutching a Wreathed Canted Swastika in its talons. Die struck in Quality Gold Gilt Aluminium. 3 x Securing Blades. Internal: Black Ink Stamps to the Walls/ Body of the Kepi Reads: 2897. To the Rear of the Cap Badge there is Period Pieces of Brown Paper / News Paper stuck in position, see pics! Fully lined in Tan Coloured Rayon / Silk. Clear Celluloid Diamond to the Crown holding in Position a Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered Makers Label, Reading: Heinrich Döhnert MINDEN i/w. Ruf 2897. Soft Dark Brown Leather Sweatband Stamped on the inside in Black Ink Reads: 1939 above Size: 55 ½. Note: Any additional information about this item, that anybody has & is willing to share, would be Greatly Appreciated, Thanks! Notes: Mütze Hersteller (Hat Maker) Heinrich Döhnert MINDEN i/w. Ruf 2897. 1939 (22 Dec): The Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) Officials Military Administration was Formed. 1941 (15 Aug): Renamed: Militärverwaltung. Dimensions: Size: 55 ½ . Imperfections: Small tare to Top Rear Velvet. Slight fading to Velvet, See Pics!.
Headdress – WW2 Period British Helmet Steel Mk.II (1938) Tin (Brodie) Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS). An Extremely Nice & Rare Short lived WW2 Period British Mk.II (Brodie) Tin Helmet to: The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS). Made of None Magnetic Magnesium with a Stainless Steel None Magnetic Rim. Painted Inside & Out in Khaki Green. An Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) Circular Badge Stencilled in White to the Front above a 1 ½ Inch luminous White Band. Shell Marked: F & L 16Q 1/1939. Mk.I Liner, Size 7, Marked: VERO I 1938 also Marked with a War Department Broad Arrow superimposed by a Capital letter C above Numerals 102. Mk.II Chin Strap. c.1938 - 41. Note: Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) & Local Fire Services suspended August 1941by The National Fire Service (NFS). Dimensions: 306 mm x 287 mm.
Headdress – WW2 Period Royal Naval (RN) Chaplaincy / Chaplains Forage / Peak Cap c.WW2. An Extremely Nice & Rather Rare WW2 Period Royal Naval Chaplaincy / Chaplains Forage / Peak Cap. External: Body & Peak in Navy Blue Melton Felt / Cloth (Peak in Blue Cloth for the Ranks of Commanders & Above). Black Patent Leather Chinstrap & x 2 Cloth Covered Buttons. Unique Gold Bullion, Velvet & Silk on Melton Felt RN Chaplains Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Headdress / Badge, attached to a Black Mohair Band. Internal: Leather Sweatband. Gilt Makers Stamp Reading: Thomas & Stone, Hat & Cap Makers, 108 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, SW1. Complete with Removable Ribbed White Linen / Cotton Cap Cover. c. WW2. Notes: RN Chaplains are Commissioned by the Sovereign, Hold No Military Rank. ‘Chaplain Royal Navy’. Senior Chaplain in the RN is Chaplain of The Fleet. Dimensions: Approx. Size: Small 6 7/8 (55).
Headdress – WWII Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Off’s, Superior Quality, EREL, Private Purchase, Schirmmütze / Peak Cap. c.1943 - 45. An Exceptionally Nice & Very Sort After Example of a Mid - Late War Period, Erel, Berlin Made, Sonderklass (Special Class), Privat (Private) Purchase Officers Schirmmütze (Peak / Visor Cap) to: Der Deutsches Reich Luftwaffe (The German Empire Air Force). External: Constructed in Lovely Quality Luftwaffe Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Fine Wool, with Silver Aluminium Piping to the Welt of Crown & to Either Side of the Black Cap Band. Two Part Quality Hand Embroidered Cap Insignia. Top: In Silver Bullion on Luftwaffe Blaugrau Melton Cloth / Felt the Luftwaffe Hoheitszeichen (National Emblem) Flying Eagle, Outstretched Wings, Down Swept Tail, Clutching a Canted Swastika in its Talons, Facing Right as Viewed from the Front. Bottom: Silver Bullion National Cockade with Outstretched Wings on a Black Melton Cloth / Felt Backing. Pressed Fibre Peak, Black Top, Green Underside, Supporting A Twin Stranded Silver Bullion Chin Strap, Held in Position with 2 x Silver Aluminium Cap Buttons. Internal: Yellow / Gold Rayon Lining with a Clear Celluloid Diamond. Makers Mark Reads: Verkaufs-Abteilung der Luftwaffe (Sales Department of the Air Force) Berlin SW68 Puttkammerstr16/18. GES. GESCH. Gesetzlich Geschützt (Trademark Protection Mark). EREL BERLIN. Sonder-klasse (Special Class). Ink Stamp on the inside of the Soft Leather Sweatband reads; 58 ½ also: NOV 43 or possibly 45. Dimensions: Size: 58 ½.
Horse Furniture – The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Victorian Quality White Metal Martingale Ornament, Guelphic Crown. c.1898 - 1902. An Exceptionally Nice, Scarce, Quality, Victorian Period Example of a White Metal Martingale Ornament to the: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Within a Seeded Buckled Belt Reading: RIFLE BRIGADE, A Strung Bugle Facing Right as Observed from the Front, Set on a Plain Domed Background. Surmounted by a Guelphic Crown. Cast in Quality White Metal, 2 x Securing Posts N / S. c.1898 - 1902. Notes: Rifle Brigade 1800 (17th Jan): Raised as an Elite Corps of Riflemen. The Rifle Corps. 1803: Numbered: 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles). 1816: Redesignated: The Rifle Brigade. 1881: The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). 1881 (July): The Prince Consort's Own (The Rifle Brigade). 1958: Became: 3rd Green Jackets. 1966: Became: 3rd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets. Dimensions: 82 mm x 40 mm.
Horse Furniture – WW1 Dated M1903 US Cavalry Issue Springfield Rifle Leather Bucket. Maker / Inspection Marked & Dated 1918. c.1917 - 18. A Very Nice, Scarce WW1 Period (Short Period of Issue) United States (US) Cavalry M1903 Springfield Rifle Leather Bucket. Maker / Inspection Marked & Dated 1918. Hard Leather Bucket Shaped to fit the M1903 Springfield Rifle up to its Bolt. Designed to be attached to the Left Hand Side of the Saddle. 3 x Sets of Stampings, including a faint date: 1918 (See Pics). c.1917 - 18. Dimensions: 835 mm x 180 mm. Imperfections: Lower Strap Repair, see pics
Horse Furniture – WW1 Dated Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Cavalry Carbine Leather Bucket. Unit Marked & Dated to: City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). c.1915. A Very Nice Rare WW1 Period Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Carbine Leather Bucket Unit Stamped / Marked to: The City of London Rough Riders. Hard Leather Bucket Shaped to fit the Cavalry Carbine up to its Bolt. Stamped: No 1 Troop. CLY (City of London Yeomanry) RR (Rough Riders) also: A INSTR L RATTY. Makers Stamp on tip of long leather securing strap Reads: W. OVERTON WALSALL 1915. c.1915. Dimensions: 760 mm x 300 mm.
Identification Disk (ID), 1st Medical Company (Sanitätskompanien) 267 Infantry Regiment / Division. Dog Tag. A 1918 - 45 Pattern, Oval Stamped in 1mm thick Zinc, Identification Disk (Erkennungmarke) Top Half / Section (2 Holes) Stamped: 199 (Soldiers Personal Number as Issued in Training & Written into Identity Book (Soldbuch). [1. SAN. KP. 267] 1. (1st) SAN. KP (Sanitätskompanien) Medical Company. 267 Infantry Regiment / Division. Bottom Half / Section (1 Hole) below the 3 x Slits (Snap Line) Stamped the same as the Top Half. Dimensions: 50 x 70 mm – Weight: 16g
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Inspectorate of Clothing, Ministry of Supply, Seal Sample (Standard) Pattern Card, Badge Citation, U.S. Presidential Unit Citation, 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, R.A. c.1953 Post Korean War, 28/01/53 Dated, Sealed Pattern Card for: Badge Citation No 1 Dress, as Awarded to the Following Units: 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery. 1st Pattern, All Ranks, Citation Affixed to Card & Sealed with the Chief Inspector Wax Seal. Blue Ribbon, edged in gold wire on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Backing (For use on the No 1 Dress by All Ranks. Notes: Presidential Unit Citation, The Highest American Award for Collective Gallantry in Battle, Awarded by the President (Harry S. Truman) of the USA on the 08th May 1951. Approved DofA&S: 28 Jan 1953. Also used by the 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. 1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007. Dimensions: Card: 230 mm x 125 mm. Citation: 20 mm x 45 mm.
Lapel Badge / Pin – Salute the Soldier, Cirencester. c.WW2. A Lovely National Savings Campaign Salute the Soldier Pin for: Cirencester, Gloucestershire. A WW2 Tommy Advancing to Contact in Fighting Attire, known as The Liberator (Designed by Abram Games on Behalf of the National Savings Committee in 1944), Encircled by: SALUTE THE SOLDIER, Above: CIRENCESTER. Celluloid Covered Printed paper on a Tin Convex Back & Base, Complete with a Sewing Type Pin. c.1944. Dimensions: 25 mm in Diameter.
Matchbox Cover German (Deutsche) – WW1 Imperial (Kaiserlich) period Prussian Private purchase Patriotic Brass Match Box Cover / Protector c.1914 - 18. A Lovely WW1 Imperial (Kaiserlich) German (Deutsche) period Prussian Private purchase Patriotic Match Box Cover / Protector as Purchased by All Ranks of the German (Deutsche) Army (Heer) from either their Kaserne (Barracks) or from one of the behind the Front Line Small Shops. Brass Construction with a Small Version of a Prussian Enlisted Mans Belt Buckle Centre Piece attached centrally to the front. On a Raised Inner Centre, encircled by a Rope Border the Crown of Prussia / The Hohenzollern Crown on a Plain Background. On a Vertically Ribbed Background Outer Circle also encircled by a Rope Border the Motto: GOTT MIT UNS German for “God With Us”. Above Two Sprays of Laurel. Die Struck out of Brass. C.1914 - 18. Notes: Friedrich (Frederick) Wilhelm (William) Viktor (Victor) Albrecht (Albert) von (of) Preußen (Prussia). King Wilhelm II (27 Jan1859 - 04 Jun 1941) last German (Kaiser) Emperor & King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire & the Kingdom of Prussia c.15 Jun 1888 - 09 Nov 1918. Hohenzollern Crown. Dimensions: 60 mm x 40 mm x 20 mm. Centre Badge: 31 mm in Diameter.
Matchbox Cover – The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. c. 1939 - 45. An Exceptionally Rare & Unusual WW2 Period British Made Celluloid & Tin Matchbox Cover to: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Front Cover: Title Scroll Reads: THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. St George Slaying the Dragon above a Roman Numeral: V (5 - Standing for 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment of Foot) over Motto: QUO FATA VOCANT (Where The Fates Call). Rear Cover: GOD will remember, God will provide. Till you come back at eventide. Side Cover: Rev. J. O. AGLIONBY, The Venerable Bede Vicarage, SUNDERLAND. c. 1939 - 45. Dimensions: 64 mm x 40 mm x 23 mm.
Medal Full Size Boxed - WW1 Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) British War Medal (BWM) G. P. Haines. A Lovely WW1 Royal Naval Air Service British War Medal to: G. P. Haines, in the Original Box of Issue comprising of the following: • British War Medal: Named To: F.22687 G. P. HAINES. A. M. 1 R. N. A. S. • Box of Issue - Typed: HAINES G.P B British War Medal R.N.A.S.5 F.22687, G. P. Haines, A.M.I, R.N.A.S. • Box of Issue - Makers Marked: ROBINSON & SONS, LTD BOX MAKERS, CHESTERFIELD. • Brown Paper Envelope. • Ribbon – Period - 224 mm.
Medal Full Size – 1914 Mons Star to an early 'Double Gallantry' Winner. 1st Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). L/8124 Pte Richard Charles Lawrence 1/Queens Regt. DCM, MID & POW. 1914 Mons Star to an early 'Double Gallantry' Winner. 1st Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Excellent (EF) condition. To L/8124 Pte Richard Charles Lawrence 1/Queens Regt. DCM, MID and POW. 'L' indicates he enlisted sometime in 1904. • 1914 Mons Star To: L-8124 PTE R. C. LAWRENCE. 1/THE QUEEN’S R. Entitled to the bar for 5 Aug - 22nd Nov 1914. Distinguished Conduct Medal London Gazette 17 Dec 1914 "For Gallantry in helping to bring in wounded men under fire, showing great coolness under trying circumstances". Also Mentioned in Dispatches LG 20 Oct 1914, P.8384. Lawrence was captured and interned in Camp Parchim. He had an adopter: W. Le Fanu Esq of 20 Carlisle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, who sent 6 x 6 shilling parcels (per month) + Bread. Richard Charles Lawrence Next of Kin was his wife living at 4 Kenwood Avenue, New Cross Gate, London. A Scarce Regimentally Important Double Gallantry for early 1914 who became a Prisoner of War (POW).
Medal Full Size – 1915 Star Cpl Chemist in a Special Coy (GAS) then moved to Road Foreman Pioneer on Road Construction. From Yorkshire. c.WWI. A Nice Condition 1915 Star to Corporal Sylvester Selby who served with the Royal Engineers during WW1 entitling him to the 1915 Trio: 1915 Star – 133294 CPL. S. SELBY. R.E. Sylvester Selby was born 1877 in Ilkley, Yorkshire. 1911 Census notes he was 34 years of age. His occupation is Landscape and Market Gardener. His address is given as 22 East parade Steeton near Keighley, Yorks. He initially joined the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment served at home 25 May 1915 – 24 Aug 1915. He then joins the Royal Engineers on 25 Aug 15 address given as 29 Main St, Addingham, Ilkley, Yorks. He is immediately promoted Cpl (Chemical) which gives extra pay. He serves in France from 20 Sep 15 until 2 Feb 1919 and returns home with a fractured jaw after being set upon by another British soldier who he claims is unknown to him. Special Companies were a war time invention. The Great War was the first in which chemical weapons were deployed. There was great moral shock and outrage at the first use of Chlorine, released by the Germans against defenceless French troops in the Ypres Salient. The Special Companies of the Royal Engineers were formed to develop the British response. By 1918, gas was used both offensively and defensively, delivered by a range of sophisticated techniques. He has a colourful conduct sheet such as ‘irregular conduct in the field’, refusing to salute an officer and absent from duty. He goes up and down the ranks Spr / Pnr – Cpl and interestingly writes a letter to his Captain on 4 Jun 1917 asking to revert his rank of Cpl in a ‘Special Company RE’ to Pioneer as ‘in my opinion my retaining such a rank (Cpl) prevents other men from attaining such rank who are more competent than myself’. On the 18 Jul 1918 he was recommend by his Captain for pay for his good road construction work, that he (a LCpl Pnr at the time) should receive pay as a ‘foreman on road construction’. He was a widower and had 3 children (twins born 1905 and Doris born 1902). His next of Kin was his mother Ann at the same address. He was discharged 2 May 1919.
Medal Full Size – A Single British War Medal (BWM) correctly (Rare Rank 1914 type naming, usually ‘PTE’) named to: Trooper (Tpr) P.W. Cadd from The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Previously from The Gloucestershire Regiment. c.WWI. A Nice Condition WW1 BWM, Correctly Stamped, Rare Rank, 1914 type naming, usually ‘PTE’ named to: 235985 PTE P. W. CADD. GLOUC. YEO. Served later in Glouc.R (Glosters) under Number :235270. Entitled also to the Victory Medal. Medal in Good condition. NEF.
Medal Full Size – A Single British War Medal (BWM) to Trooper (Tpr) C.F. Clark from The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). NEF. c.WWI. •WW1 BWM correctly named to: 3247 PTE. C. F. CLARK. GLOUC. YEO. Entitled also to the Victory Medal. Medal in (nicely toned) Good condition. NEF. ABBREVIATION MEANINGS FOR CONDITION OF MEDALS •MINT: In as New Condition as Issued by the Mint. •EF: Extremely Fine, in an Almost Unworn Condition. •NEF: Nearly Extremely Fine. •GVF: Good Very Fine. •VF: Very Fine, Slight Wear on the High Points of the Design, Surface Marks from Contact. •NVF: Nearly Very Fine. •GF: Good Fine. •F: Fine, Slight Wear Overall, Surface Marks &Perhaps Edge Knocks.
Medal Full Size – A Single British War Medal (BWM) to Trooper (Tpr) F.B. Boyce from The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). c.WWI. WW1 BWM correctly named to: 42056 PTE. F. B. BOYCE. GLOUC. YEO. Entitled also to the Victory Medal. Medal in (nicely toned) Good condition. NEF.
Medal Full Size – Cased / Boxed. N.A.T.O Service / Campaign Medal for Service in the Former Yugoslavia. MYB 206A. Instituted c.1994. In Mint / Unissued Condition. Instituted: December 1994 for the Alliance Operation in Former Yugoslavia. Campaigns: Any theater or area of operations in the service of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Branch of Service: NATO Military & Service Personnel. Medal: In Bronze, 36mm. Clasp / Bar: FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. Ribbon: NATO Blue with narrow white stripes. Qualifying Period: 30 Days Continuous of Accumulated Service within Theatre. Complete with Ribbon Bar & Presentation Box. Dimensions: Box: 153 mm x 50 mm.
Medal Full Size – Scarce George VI, Territorial Efficiency Medal, 7896635. Trooper T. H. WOODMAN Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H.) Condition NEF. A Nice Condition Scarce George VI Period Territorial Efficiency Medal (TEM) to: 7896635. TPR. T. H. WOODMAN. Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). • GR(VI) Territorial Efficiency Medal To: 7896635. TPR. T. H. WOODMAN. R.G.H. Note: Only 258 GVI RGH medals issued. This one under Army List No 4 in August 1946. Almost Certainly Entitled to WW2 Medals. Medal in Fine to Very Fine Condition. NEF.
Medal Full Size – Scarce George VI. Territorial Efficiency Medal Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH) Condition E.F. A Very Nice Condition Scarce George VI Period Territorial Efficiency Medal (TEM) to: 5102783. S. SJT. A. S. RUDGE. Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). • GR(VI) Territorial Efficiency Medal To: 5102783. S. SJT. A. S. RUDGE. R.G.H. Note. Only 258 GVI RGH medals issued. This one under Army List No 4 in August 1946. Comes with supporting paperwork dated 1987 from the RGH Gloucester Branch 'Old Comrades Association' which states his address as Rodborough, Stroud, Glos. Almost certainly entitled to WW2 Medals.
Medal Full Size – Scarce Imperial Yeomanry Long Service Good Conduct Medal to a Pte Higgs Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH) c.1908. A Very Nice & Scarce King Edward VII Imperial Yeomanry Long Service Good Conduct Medal (IYLSGC) to Private (Scarcer Rank) T. C. HIGGS who served with the RGH (at least) c.1898 -1908 correctly impressed: 638 PTE T. C. HIGGS. GLOUC:(R.GLOUC:HRS.) I.Y. IYLSGC King Edward VII awarded to None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) and Troopers of the Imperial Yeomanry (IY) for 10 years Exemplary Service. Only 49 issued to the Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). This one issued in the final year of issue under Army Order May 1908. Scarce dates as majority issued were 1905. Condition no edge knocks E.F.
Medal Full Size – The Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. A Very Nice Condition Delhi Durbar Silver Medal. Instituted on the 22nd June 1911 to mark the Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary. Awarded to All Ranks (AR’s) of the British and Indian Armies for exemplary Service. Imperfections: 2 x Very Small edge knocks.
Medal Full Size – Victorian Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct (LS&GC). Sergt Major Gils Rendall 33rd Company Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI). A Victorian Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct (LS&GC) To: Sergt Major Gils Rendall 33rd Company Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI). Neatly Engraved with a Narrow suspender c.1875 - 77 only. • Victorian Royal Navy LS&GC: Named To: GILS RENDALL SERGT MAJR 33RD CO R.M.L.I. Note. In the 19th Century the Royal Marines served in many landings, especially in the First and Second Opium Wars (1839–1842 & 1856–1860) against the Chinese. These were all successful except for the landing at the Mouth of the Peiho in 1859, where Admiral Sir James Hope ordered a landing across extensive mudflats even though his Brigadier, Colonel Thomas Lemon RMLI, advised against it.
Medal Full Size – WW1 - A Single British War Medal (BWM) to: 74329 Private Stanley James 1/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's) Territorial Force (TF). Also: The King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC). c.1914 - 18. A Nice Condition Solid Silver WW1 BWM, Correctly Stamped to: 74329 PTE. S. JAMES. 24 - LOND.R. Served later in The King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) under Number: 52393. 52393 Private Stanley James (KRRC). Entitled also to the Victory Medal. Medal in Good Condition. NEF.
Medal Full Size – WW1 British War Medal (BWM) Royal Irish Rifles (RIR) late Royal Irish Fusiliers (RIF). A Nice Condition WW1 BWM Correctly Named to: 5601 CPL. W. KYLES. R. IR. RIF. Entitled also to the Victory Medal. Qualified for medal in RIR then transferred to RIF number G/128.
Medal Full Size – WW1 Victory Medal 3025 PTE. E. L. J. GROVES Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). A Lovely Condition WW1 Victory Medal Correctly Named to: 3025 PTE. E. L. J. GROVES. GLOUC. YEO. Complete with a Period Piece of the Correct Ribbon. Dimensions: Medal: Diameter: 36 mm.
Medal Full Size – WWI Single British War Medal (B.W.M.) to Air Mechanic 1st Class G. E. Lanning from The Royal Air Force (R.A.F.) / Royal Flying Corps. (R.F.C.). NEF. • WW1 BWM correctly named to: 88740. 1.A.M. G.E. LANNING. R.A.F. Entitled, also to the Victory Medal. Medal in (Nicely Toned) Good Condition. NEF. ABBREVIATION MEANINGS FOR CONDITION OF MEDALS: •MINT: In as New Condition as Issued by the Mint. •EF: Extremely Fine, in an Almost Unworn Condition. •NEF: Nearly Extremely Fine. •GVF: Good Very Fine. •VF: Very Fine, Slight Wear on the High Points of the Design, Surface Marks from Contact. •NVF: Nearly Very Fine. •GF: Good Fine. •F: Fine, Slight Wear Overall, Surface Marks &Perhaps Edge Knocks.
Medal Ribbon Full Size – British War Medal (BWM) c.1914 - 20. A Lovely WW1 Period Unissued Strip of: British War Medal (BWM) Ribbon. Orange watered centre with stripes of white and black at each side and borders of royal blue. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1914 - 20. Dimensions: 33 mm x 216 / 223 mm (Very Slight Variation in Lengths) Total Quantity in Stock x 31.
Medal Ribbon Full Size – Territorial Force War Medal c.1914 - 19. A Lovely WW1 Period Unissued Strip of: Territorial Force War Medal (BWM) Ribbon. Watered gold silk with two dark green stripes towards the edges.No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1914 - 19. Dimensions: 32 mm x 216 mm.
Medal Ribbon Full Size – WW1 British & Imperial Forces Victory Medal. c.1914 - 19. A Lovely WW1 Period Unissued Strip of: British & Imperial Forces Victory Medal. Double Rainbow (Indigo at Edges and Red in Centre). No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1914 - 19. Dimensions: 36 mm x 227 mm (9 Inches). Total Quantity in Stock x 7.
Medal – PREFECT – Royal School for Daughters of Officers of The Army. A lovely Conditioned Gilt & Enamel Royal School for Daughters of Officers of The Army, Lansdowne, Bath Medal, Complete with Ribbon & Prefect Bar. Makers Mark, both on the back of the Bar and the Medal: THOMAS FATTORINI HOCKLEY St (BIRMINGHAM) Ltd. Dimensions: Cloth: 85 x 37 mm
Medal, Cased - Volunteer Work / Worker National War Aims Committee (NWAC). J. Cowherd. c.1918. An Exceptionally Nice Quality WW1 Period Heavy Solid Silver & Enamel Hallmarked National War Aims Committee Medal to: J. COWHERD. Front: In the Centre St. George Slaying the Dragon with a Sword. Encircled Writing Reads: V.W. NATIONAL WAR AIMS COMMITTEE. Reverse: Writing Reads: TO J. COWHERD. A SOUVENIR OF WAR WORK. Makers Mark / Stamp Reads: T.F (Thomas Fattorini). Hallmark: Anchor (Birmingham) – Lion Passant (England) – t (1918). Complete with Pin & Brooch Ribbon & A Quality Leather Bound, Silk & Velvet Lined Box / Case. c.1918. Note: The NWAC, a semi-official Parliamentary organisation responsible for propaganda to counteract civilian war-weariness, produced masses of propaganda material aimed at re-stimulating civilian patriotism and yet remains largely unknown and rarely discussed. See Book written in 2012 by David Monger: Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale. Dimensions: Case: 112 mm x 55 mm. Medal: Diameter 33 mm.
Medal, Coronation – Edward VII - City of Gloucester. c.1901. An Exceptionally Nice Bright Fire Gilt City of Gloucester Commemoration Medal for: The Coronation of Edward VII June 26th 1902. Dimensions: 38 mm in Diameter, 3 mm Rim.
Medal, Shooting - 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars (15th/19th H). Malayan Emergency Period. c.1956. A Lovely Solid Struck, Malayan Emergency Period, Bronzed Team Jungle Shoot Medal to: The 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars (15th/19th H). • Front: Raised Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crowned Badge of the 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars. • Rear: Within Two Twigs of Raised Laurel Leaves Engraved: 1956 TEAM JUNGLE SHOOT. Dimensions: 45mm in Diameter, 4 mm Rim.
Medals Full Size Group - WW1 1915 Gallipoli 'Drivers' Royal Field Artillery Trio. DVR. J. BAKER. 1915 Gallipoli 'Drivers' Royal Field Artillery Trio with his medal ribbon pin bar to: 5935 DVR J BAKER. RFA (15 Star) RA (British War and Victory). • 1914 - 15 Star: Named To: 5935 DVR. J. BAKER. R.F.A. • British War Medal: Named To: 5935 DVR. J. BAKER. R.A . • Victory Medal: Named To: To: 5935 DVR. J. BAKER. R.A . Note. Jesse Baker enlisted 31 Aug 1914, served Gallipoli from 1 Jul 1915. He was later transferred to the Labour Corps and is entitled to the Silver War Badge. He was discharged 26 Feb 1919.
Medals Full Size Group - WW1 Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars / WW2 Special Constabulary / St Johns Ambulance Group. A Lovely WW1 Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars / WW2 Special Constabulary / St Johns Ambulance Group to: Frederick E. Court, comprising of the following: • British War Medal: Named To: 2783 PTE. F.E. COURT. GLOUC. YEO. • Victory Medal: Named To: To: 2783 PTE. F.E. COURT. GLOUC. YEO • The Defence Medal: Unnamed • Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (GR V1) Named To: FREDERICK E. COURT • St Johns Ambulance Association Medal Named To: A84788 FREDERICK E COURT
Medals Full Size – 15 Star Trio 9th (Service) Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) served France, Salonika and France again. From Cheltenham. c.WWI. 1915 Star Trio to a quickly promoted LCpl who managed to join the 9th Bn, Glouc.R when it was formed at Bristol and stayed with it with its push into Germany 1918 and demobilised. Medals in very good condition very small edge nick on Victory which is not on any detail. N.E.F. A Nice Condition 1915 Star to Lance Corporal Frank William Bell who served solely with the 9th Glos Regt during WW1 entitling him to the 1915 Trio: 1915 Star – 13072 L.CPL F. W. BELL. GLOUC:R. British Silver War & Victory – 13072 PTE. F.W.BELL. GLOUC.R. Frank William Bell was born in parish St Stephens, Cheltenham Gloucestershire in 1895. In 1911 at the age of 16 he is an apprentice piano tuner and is living with his parents 2 brothers and sister at 3 Dagmar Terrace, Tivoli, Cheltenham. He enlisted at the age of 20 with his trade given as Tuner for Messrs DALE FORTY Company Cheltenham, who are still operating today as CHELTENHAM PIANO CENTRE Winchcombe. He joined the 9th Glosters when they were formed in Bristol on 5 Sep 1914. He was quickly promoted to LCpl in Oct 1914. Frank Bell remarkably managed to see the war through unscathed remarkable when you read the numerous battles he would have survived below - he remained in the same Batt the 9th throughout its history - until he and the Batt were demobilized on 18 Mar 1919: 9th (Service) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment was raised at Bristol in September 1914 as part of Kitchener's Third New Army and joined 78th Brigade, 26th Division. They trained at Codford St Mary, spending the winter in billets in Cheltenham. In April 1915 they moved to Longbridge Deverill for final training and proceeded to France on the 21st of September. They moved to Salonika travelling via Marseilles in November 1915. On the 26th of December they moved from Lembet to Happy Valley Camp. In 1916 hey were in action in the Battle of Horseshoe Hill in 1917 the fought in the First and Second Battles of Doiran. In mid 1918 some units of the Division moved back to France including the 9th Gloucesters who left the division on the 4th of Jul. On the 21st of Jul they joined 198th Brigade, 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division and became a Pioneer Battalion on the 22nd of Sep. They returned to action in Oct in The Battle of Cambrai and The Pursuit and Battle of the Selle. On 21st of Oct the Div was withdrawn for rest moving to the Serain area. On the 2nd of November they advanced through Le Cateau engaging in sharp fighting. On the 9th of Nov a number of units of the Div were selected to advance through Belgium to occupy the Rhone Bridgeheads and were placed under command of Bethell's Force. At the Armistice the advanced units of this Force were on the line of Pont de Republique through Grandrieu to Montbliart. They advanced into Germany and remained there until demobilised.
Medals Full Size – 1915 Star Trio to an Emotive Casualty Killed in Action on the 1st July 1916. c.WWI.. 15 Star Trio 1st Day of Somme KiA 20th (Service) Battalion Manchester Pals (5th City) ‘A’ Coy, 3 Platoon resident Seedley, Lancs. A Very Nice Condition 1915 Star group to Private Edwin James: 1915 Star – 17181 PTE E. J. NICHOLS. MANCH: R. British Silver War & Victory – 17181 PTE. E. J. NICHOLS. MANCH. R. Edwin James Nichols was born in London. He later lived with his wife at 45 White Street, Seedley, and was employed by Messrs Hobson and Company, shippers, Princess St. He enlisted August 1914, and was KiA during the attack on Fricourt on July 1st 1916. Private Nichols has no known grave and is Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Copy Salford Reporter dated August 12th 1916: ‘SOLDIER MISSING’. ‘Mrs Nicholls of 45 White St, Seedley, would be pleased to hear any news of her husband, Pte E J Nicholls (17181) 20th Manchester Regt (Pals) from whom she has had no word for several weeks. He enlisted in Aug 1914, and has been on active service since November last. Previous to joining the Army he was employed by Messrs Hobson and Co, shippers, Princess St, Manchester.’ Medals in very good condition very small edge nick on Victory which is not on any detail. E.F.
Medals Full Size – A Scarce pair to: Tpr Daniel Ellis 3rd Coy Imperial Yeomanry the Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Awarded DCM in the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) on the 10 Nov 1918. Boer War QSA Medal to Trooper Ellis, Gloucestershire Hussars, later Sgt MGC Cavalry DCM Winner the day before Armistice. Queen’s South Africa Medal (QSA) 5 Bars: CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902. One of Only: 125 Issued to the RGH in the 2nd Boer War Contingent. British War Medal (BWM) Sjt MGC. QSA correctly named to: 22762 TPR: D. ELLIS. 3rd Coy IMP: YEO: BWM correctly named to: 52350 SJT. D. ELLIS. M.G.C. Both Medals in Very Good Condition NEF. Missing a Victory Medal & Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) George V. Joined the Glouc.Yeo in 1899, his previous employment was as an Iron Worker. He served in this unit for 1 year 217 days before being discharged at Aldershot on the 03 Sep 1902. Place of Residence: Pontypridd, South Wales. Age on discharge: 21 yrs & 7 months. He joined the 3rd Squadron (Sqn) Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) in WW1 and Won the DCM as a L/Cpl for an Action on the Day before Armistice. London Gazette date: 11 March 1920, Citation (Pontypridd): ‘On the 10th Nov 1918 at Harven, he was sent forward with a machine gun and took up a forward position, from which he could enfilade the enemy machine guns holding up the troops on his right in the village. Under heavy fire, he kept his gun in action for two hours, supporting our infantry in their advance’. ‘Very Scarce Cavalry Gallantry Grouping’.
Medals Full Size – A Scarce Regimental Group to: 3415 Pte. William R. Free Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars believed to have been Awarded the D.C.M. whilst attached to the Imperial Camel Corps. (Bristolian). DCM, One of only 12 issued to the RGH in WW1 (also one of only Two Pte. Ranks) and one of only Fourteen in Total Regimental Issue. Named: DCM: 235825 Pte. W. R. FREE 1/1 GLOUC. R. BWM and Victory: 3415 PTE. W.R. FREE. GLOUC. YEO. Edge knocks as per pictures otherwise Good Condition. Please note; DCM incorrectly marked ‘R’: which would suggest Regiment. However, Regimental Number is Gloucester Yeomanry (Corps of Hussars) and 1 / 1 is the 1st Gloucester Yeomanry designation. Medal Index Card (MIC) Regimental numbers are: 3145 - (BWM & Victory Medal / MIC) Numbered given when he joined the Gloucestershire Hussars in Nov 1915, Newspaper clipping incuded. 235825 - (DCM MIC and BWM and Victory Roll) all Yeomanry Units’ personnel were renumbered from April 1917. This is a Gloucestershire Hussars batch. 50891 - (BWM and Victory MIC and BWM and Victory Roll) as stated on BWM & Victory Roll (included) verifies this is an Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) number. Note: ‘Corps of Hussars’ written in line of this number on his BWM / Victory MIC is standard text written on all Glouc Yeo medal MICs. Therefore, as some RGH were asked to join the ICC (Fred Lewis book confirms) when in theatre in 1917, he is likely to have won his DCM attached to the ICC. William R Free DCM. London Gazette 235825 Pte W R Free Glouc.R. 18 Feb 1918. "For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an action he made several journeys under heavy and continuous fire to bring in the wounded. He showed great determination and self-sacrifice". (From Bristol). See Copy of Picture showing Pte. W. R. Free wearing a Gloucestershire Hussars Cap Badge in the Bristol News Paper, The Observer Saturday, March 2, 1918. "His many friends in Bristol will be pleased to learn that Pte W R Free of the Gloucestershire Regiment has been awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the action he made several journeys under heavy and continuous fire to bring in the wounded. He showed great determination and self-sacrifice. Pte W. R. Free is a Bristolian the only son of Mr. and Mrs. B Free, 7, Longfield Road, Bishopston. He joined the Royal Glos Hussars (Yeomanry) in Nov 1915 and has been in Egypt nearly two years”. Note: The Gloucestershire Regiments did not serve in this theatre during WW1. The MIC for his DCM notes as per medal Glouc.R - a mistake. His regimental numbers are correct as Glouc Hussars Yeomanry and ICC only. He is also NOT listed in the WW1 Gloucestershire Regiment comprehensive awards written by the late Peter Littlewood MBE. He designated many years researching Gloucester Regiment gallantry awards, testimony to his published book ; Gloucestershire Regiment Gallantry Awards’. Also as marked on his DCM is the correct unit designation ‘1/1’ - only given to the Glouc Hussars Yeo TF. If he was 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment (who were not in that theater of war) the medal would be marked ‘1/’. As he is not listed in the Glouc Hussars roll for battle of ES Salt Apr 1918 he was almost certainly in / attached to the ICC at the time of issue for his DCM. Lots of research to do, as I believe he won this with the ICC. Very rare grouping and priced accordingly.
Medals Full Size – British War Medal (BWM) Pair to JOAN Royal Irish Rifles (R. IR. RIF.) c.WWI.. A Nice Toned N.E.F. Condition WW1 Pair, correctly named to: • BWM: Named To: 47112 PTE. C. JOAN. R. IR. RIF. • Victory Medal: Named To: To: 47112 PTE. C. JOAN. R. IR. RIF. Mounted for wear on a Contemporary pin bar. His only Entitlement. Imperfections: Minor edge nick on British War Medal (see pic)
Medals Full Size – British War Medal / Victory Medal Pair to a Sergeant Samuel Mather RAMC also a Red Cross Nursing Proficiency Medal to an Elizabeth Mather. & Additional Artefacts. Unresearched. c.WW1. A Lovely Unresearched Collection (Worthy of Further Research) of Medals & Artefacts to the Family Name: Mather. Medals; WW1 Pair in Excellent Condition. E.F. Correctly Impressed / Named: 27227 SJT. S. MATHER. R.A.M.C. Complete with Mint Full Length (8 Inch) c.1914 - 20 Issued Silk Ribbons. Sergeant Samuel Mather, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), Army Medical Services / British Red Cross. Medal Red Cross: The British Red Cross Society, Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing Medal, Short Lived, Instituted in 1911, Discontinued in 1914. Lovely Condition, Gilt & Enamel, Silk Ribbon, Suspension Bar Makers Mark: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. RE NO 629286. Correctly Impressed / Named: 0495. ELIZABETH MATHER. (Early Number). Elizabeth Mather Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) Overseas (France) Service Nurse / Orderly / French Red Cross. Picture 1. Early WW1, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) Typical Period Studio Photograph. Private RAMC.1902 Pattern Thick Serge (Durable, Twilled Worsted Fabric) Khaki Service Dress (SD) Tunic & Trousers. Brass General Service Buttons. Medical Orderly Proficiency Badge, A Stiffened SD Peak Cap (Same Material as Tunic), Puttees, Black, B5 Ammunition Boots with Hob Nail Soles, Steel Horse Shoe Plate to Heel, Square Toe, No Toe Cap. Walking Out / Swagger Stick. Picture 2. Possibly: Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. Same 1902 Tunic Jacket with Sergeant Stripes & Medical Orderly Proficiency Badge. Cloth Shoulder Title? Friend on the Left: Yeomanry? Slouch Hat, 1914 Pattern Utility Jacket, Riding Breeches? Leather Riding Boots / Gaiters. Friend on the Right: Private 1914 Utility Tunic, Pair Orderly Badges, with a Cloth Unit Identification Patch / Flash above LH Side Only. RAMC Cap Badge. Cloth Qualification / Proficiency Badge; Medical Orderly Geneva (Red) Cross. Heavy / Thick Worsted (Woolen Yarn) Embroidered on Melton Cloth / Felt. To the Centre the Geneva Red Cross on a White Background, Bordered in Yellow on a Dark Blue Backing. Diameter 58 mm. Period Medal Bar; Brass Suspension Bar with Pin Back. Shoulder Title; Large RAMC die struck in Gilding Metal. Notes: A Medical Orderly (also known as a Ward Assistant or Nurse Assistant), is a Hospital Attendant whose Job consists of Assisting Medical & /or Nursing Staff with various Nursing & /or Medical Interventions.
Medals Full Size – British War Medal and Victory Pair to a Drummer in the 2/5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). c.WW1. A Nice Condition WW1 Pair correctly named to: 2446 PTE. H. ISGAR. GLOUC. R. His only entitlement. Confirmed with Gloucestershire Regimental Museum – DRUMMER with the 2/5th Gloucester Territorial Force. In July 1916 there was an ill-fated attack on Fromelles which cost the Australians 5,500 casualties and the 61st Division 1,550. It also earned the division the soubriquet “61st and worst” from the Australians. 2/5th Glosters were in reserve and it was they who had the depressing task of bringing in and burying the dead, which took three or four days, nor did the Germans fire a shot on stretcher bearers and others wandering about No Man’s Land in broad daylight. Drummer Isgar would have no doubt been part of this effort. Medals in good condition. N.E.F.
Medals Full Size – Crimean War – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, British / Turkish Crimea Medals Pair to: Lt F. A. Magenis, 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regt of Foot. VF. Correctly Regimentally Impressed Naming. Very Fine (VF) Condition, with Edge Knock. • British Crimea Medal with Sevastopol Clasp / Bar Correctly Named to: . LIEUT : FREDERIC. A. MAGENIS. H.M. 28th. REGT. • Turkish Crimea Medal Correctly Named to: . LIEUT . FREDERIC. A. MAGENIS. 28th. REGT. . Lieutenant (Acting Adjutant) Frederick (Fred) Arthur Magenis. • 1854 (16 Jun): Gentleman to Ensign. • 1854 (Oct/Nov): Joined the 28th in Crimea from Malta. • 1855 (12 Jan): Lieutenant. • Action: Mentioned along with others in the Historical Records of the 28th Regiment for Service in the Eastern Campaigns of 1855, seeing Actions at the Siege & Fall of Sevastopol also at the Successful Attack & Capture of Buildings and a Cemetery at the Bottom of Picket House Ravine, where they held their positions all Day & Night under Heavy Artillery Fire, 17th/18th Jun 1855. • 1857 (02 Jun): Married. • 1857 (25 Nov): Casualty. • 1857 (25 Nov): Died: On Leave, Disease? Malta? Accompanying Paperwork: • Copy of the 28th Regt Nominal Roll • Casualty Returns • Casualty Publication 1858 - 59 Showing his name • Roll of Off’s of the 28th Regt with his Name on it • A Copy of the Historical Records of the 28th Regt showing his name. Notes: 1853 (Oct) - 1856 (Feb): Crimean War. 1854 (14th Sep): 28th landed in the Crimea. 1855 (01st Jun) 28th Landed back in Malta. Dimensions: British: Diameter: 36 mm. Turkish: Diameter: 36 mm. Imperfections: Slight Edge Knocks, however not affecting the Naming, See Pics!
Medals Full Size – QSA / KSA Pair. 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters) Prisoner of War (POW) 1044 Pte. C.S. DYER. Bristolian. c.Boer War. A Very Nice E.F. Condition Scarce Boer War Prisoner of War (POW) Queens South Africa (QSA) / Kings South Africa (KSA) Pair to: 1044 Pte C.S. DYER 2nd Battalion (Bn) The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). QSA – 2 Bars: Cape Colony & Orange Free State. Neatly correctly engraved (as per 2nd Battalion): • 1044. Pte. C.S. DYER. Glouc.. Rgt. Faint Ghost dates. KSA – 2 Bars: South Africa 1901 & 1902. Correctly impressed naming to: • 1044 PTE S. DYER. GLOUC.. REGT Private Charles Sydney Dyer (note 'C' missing from KSA) was born in the Parish of Redcliffe near Bristol. He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment at Bristol on the 10 April 1885. A labourer on enlistment aged 19 years 6 months. He was living at his parent's house and was unmarried. He was granted Good Conduct pay on 25 Apr 1889, but forfeited it 25 Jun 1889 until it was restored 10 May 1891. Granted 2 good conduct badges 21 Aug 1900 and forfeited one 4 Sep 1900, it was restored 24 Sep 1901. He gained the 4th class education certificate on 16 Jun 1885 and 3rd class 7 Aug 1888. MILITARY SERVICE: Home: 10 Apr 1885 - 23 Feb 86 - 320 days. East India: 24 Feb 1886 - 04 Dec 92 - 6 years 184 days. Home: 05 Dec 1892 - 05 Apr 00 - 7 years 122 days. S. Africa: 06 Apr 1900 - 10 Apr 02 - 2 years 5 days. Home: 11 Apr 1902 - 14 Apr 02 - 4 days. His Next of Kin is given as his Father, Edward Dyer of No.1 Charlotte Street, Bristol, although he was Married to Elizabeth Maria Young at Bedminster, Bristol 07 Aug 1888. 1044 Pte C.S. Dyer 2nd Bn Glosters was taken Prisoner of War at Dewetsdorp 23.11.1900 and released 5.12.1900. Imperfections: No initial 'C' on KSA medal.
Medals Full Size – Scarce WWI Pair to Pte Agg of the 14th (Service) Battalion (1st Birmingham) Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Birmingham Pals. Later Glosters Regiment. British War Medal (nicely toned) and Victory mounted for wear on a contemporary pin bar. Medals in good condition apart from a small edge knock on British War Medal (see pic) otherwise E.F. c.WWI. A Nice Condition WW1 Pair correctly named to: TR2-24471 PTE. T. AGG. R. WAR. R. His only entitlement. Confirmed belonging to the 14th (Service) Battalion (1st Birmingham) Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Raised at Birmingham by the Lord Mayor and a local committee in September 1914. The three City of Birmingham Battalions landed Boulogne France 21 Nov 1915. The 14th Battn formed part of 95th Brigade, 32 Div, though on 28 Dec 1915 it was transferred to 13th Brigade, 5th Div. The battalion was moved to Italy with the Division in Nov 1917, but returned to France to take part in the defence against the major German offensives of April 1918. On 5 October 1918 it became the Pioneer Battalion of the 5th Div. On 11.11.18 it was located Pont-sur-Sambre, France. Imperfections: Minor edge knock on British War Medal (see pic).
Medals Full Size – WW1 British War Medal & Victory Pair to: Pte A. Stanford from: The 1st / 5th Territorial Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). c.WWI. A Nice Condition WW1 Pair correctly named: 3223 PTE. A. STANFORD. GLOUC. R. Accompanied with an Original Gilt Framed Picture of Himself Standing alongside His Wife & Child. Also a Large Photo Copy Pic included. Photographer MacFarlane, Cheltenham. Note: His only entitlement. 1/5th Glouc.R. Associated with Cheltenham. Medals in Good condition. NEF.
Medals Full Size – WW1 British War Medal (B.W.M.) & 1914-15 Star Pair to: L/2784 Gunner Hugh Owen from: The Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A.). • BWM correctly named to: L - 2784 GNR. H. OWEN. R.F.A. • 1914-15 Star correctly named to: L - 2784 GNR : H. OWEN. R.F.A. Medals in Fine to Very Fine Condition. Note: Hugh Owen Entered France on the 28 Nov 1915.
Medals Full Size – WW2, GR (VI), Army LS & GC Plus Badges Group to: 3906814 Warrant Officer Class 2 E.W. Cowley, Corps of Military Police (C.M.P.). NEF. • George VI (B) 1937 - 48 Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Regular Army Bar Correctly Named to: 3906814 W.O. CL. 2. E.W. COWLEY. C.M.P. • The 1939 - 1945 Star. • The Defence Medal. • The War Medal 1939 - 45. Medals in Good Condition. NEF. • WW2 Period C.M.P. Headdress Badge: Within Two Sprays of Laurel the Royal Cypher of King George VI, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown, Resting on a Seeded Title Scroll Reading: MILITARY POLICE. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Slider. KK2130. c.Pre 1948. • Sweetheart: A Lovely Quality Enamel on Brass. Horizontal Round Hinged Pin & Catch.
Medals Full Size – WW2, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Unique; British Empire Medal (War Service) / TEM & 2 Bars Group to: Sergeant William P. Rudge, Royal Armoured Corps / Tank Corps (R.G.H.). NEF. A Scarce Regimental Group Consisting of the Following: • BEM. Correctly Named to: 7878478 SGT. WILLIAM P. RUDGE R.A.C. (Complete with the Original Certificate Stating, Served in 1st RGH. • TEM & 2 x Bars. Correctly Named to: 7878478 PTE. W.P. RUDGE R.TANK C. • The 1939 - 1945 STAR. • The AFRICA STAR. • The ITALY STAR. • The War Medal 1939 - 45. All Medals in Good Condition. NEF. Sergeant William (Bill) Percy Rudge was born in May 1904 in Gloucester. He joined the 21st (Gloucestershire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps (TC) Territorial Army (TA) in the early 1920’s, Eventually becoming Sergeant commanding "B" Echelon Transport in the 1st R.G.H. There is a Picture of him in Royal Gloucestershire Hussars book by Rollo Clifford showing him on a Peerless Armoured Car in the mid 1920’s. He received his TEM in Feb 1939 (12 Years Service) from the R.T.C. / R.G.H. With his 1st Bar in Sep 42, (War Service Counts Twice) and his 2nd Bar in Feb 47. His B.E.M. was granted in the London Gazette 09 Jan 1946 for War Service in the RGH. There are only 2 known BEM’s for RGH in WW2. He lived from 1949 to 1957 at Beaufort Road and lately Finlay place Gloucester. He died at work driving a Bus for Bristol Tramways at Gloucester on the 26 April 1957. Notes: 1920 (07 Feb) Reconstituted into the Territorial Army (TA). 1921 (14 Jul): 21st (Gloucestershire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps. 1923 (Oct): 21st (Gloucestershire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps. 1939 (30 Apr) Transferred to the RAC & Expanded to an Armoured Regiment, with 1st & 2nd & Later 3rd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.
Medals Full Size – WWI Off’s Cas Pr Lt Young. Received multiple Gun Shot Wounds in action near HAVRINCOURT WOOD, for the capture (hand-to-hand fighting) of TRESCAULT VILLAGE France on 12 Sep 1918. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Officers Casualty Pair to: Lieutenant John Herbert Young who served with16th London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) attached 13th (Service Battalion) King’s Royal Rifles during WW1, entitling him to the World War One pair: • British War & Victory Medals – LIEUT J. H. YOUNG. Son of a Baptist Minister, John Herbert Young born 22 Oct 1884 at Barnsley Yorkshire. He was educated at Newport Grammar School in Essex. His occupation on enlisting at age 31 years for War Service on 6 Dec 1915, was ‘Departmental Manager (Leather Buyer) with Messrs Hitchcock Williams Co London’. His address on enlistment as was his father’s: “The Manor” Audley rd, Saffron Weldon. His military service was: • RAMC Territorial Force: 01 Apr 1909, Pte – Sgt. 30 Mar 1913. • ‘D’ Coy Artist Rifles OTC 28th London Regiment: 06 Dec 1915 Cadet / Pte. Hare Hall Camp Romford. • 16th Battalion The London Regiment: 10 Jul 1916. 2nd Lt. Promoted. Attached 21st (Service) Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Yeomen Rifles). Lt promotion - 1st July 1917. Vide LG 16 Mar 1918. Attached 13th (Service Batt). WOUNDED 12 Sep 1918. Gun Shot Wounds (GSWs) to: Head, Right Shoulder, Abdomen, Left Forearm & Chest where he also contracted Bronchitis. The 13th Battalion in the 37th Division, Fourth Army, were in Action on 11th & 12th September in the CAPTURE of TRESCAULT VILLAGE. HAND-TO-HAND- FIGHTING took place and on the following day the Germans counter-attacked unsuccessfully, leaving many dead. The Battalion was withdrawn on the 16th. Losses: Officers: killed 2, wounded 6; other ranks: 40. He arrived Southampton 17 Oct 1918. Mar 1919 he is residing at the Officers’ Convalescent Hospital, Burnley on the Hill, Oakham, Rutland. Jan 8th 1920 he applies (address at Hospital West Kirby Cheshire) for a “wound pension” having spent the last 15 Months in hospital and was still undergoing treatment. In Mar 1920 discharged from army as ‘relinquishes his commission due to ill health’. Retaining rank of Lieutenant. His address given as “The Lines” Whymondham, Norfolk.
Medals Full Size – WWI Trio Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars Trooper previously a Farmer from Tewkesbury who is confirmed as taking part in the Battle of ES SALT 29 Apr - 4 May 1915. A Nice Condition 1914-15 Star Trio to Private Euler Lawrence who served with the 1/1 RGH during WW1 entitling him to the 1915 Trio: • 1915 Star – 2902 PTE. E. LAWRENCE. GLOUC. YEO. • British War and Victory – 2902 PTE. E. LAWRENCE. GLOUC. YEO. Euler Lawrence (1891 Census) was born 1889 Forthampton, near Tewkesbury, Glos. Son of Francis and Janet Lawrence. 1911 Census notes he was 22 years of age. His occupation is Farmer on his father’s farm at Corner House Farm, Forthampton, with his 7 brothers and sister. He enlisted into the RGH 3 May 1915 (Gloucester Journal copy enclosed). He marries a Stephens (surname) at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire sometime May – Sep 1915. He qualified for his 15 Star entering Egypt 10 Nov 1915. He renumbered to Regimental number 235563 as per all Yeomanry Units in Apr 1917. He is confirmed as serving in ‘B’ Squadron at the Battle of ES SALT from 29 Apr 1918 – 4 May 1918 (Brigade Orders, copy enclosed). He is discharged from the RGH 6 Apr 1919 (MIC). He dies in 1964 at the age of 75 in Worcestershire and is mentioned in the R.G.H journal 1966 as an ‘Empty Saddle’ (copy enclosed.) Imperfections: Slight contact marks to reverse of BWM.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Harold Wensley Wetherell KIA Gaza 26 Mar 17. Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH).Condition near E.F. c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Bronze Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny to: Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Harold Wensley Wetherell of : D Squadron Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Born 1889 in St Mary's Islington, London. 1911 census (age 22) notes he is single and living at 2 Gallia Rd, Highbury N with his parents and two brothers and was working as a printer. His parents later move as the Commonwealth War Graves notes 'Son of Arthur and Annie Wetherell, of Kites West, Bourton, Dorset. Born in London'. 3350 renumbered Apr 1917 to 235797 lance Corporal H.W. Wetherell RGH, 'D' Sqn was Killed in Action at the Battle of Gaza (25-27 Mar 1917) aged 29 years on 26 mar 1917. The War diaries note his death could have been avoided - "The CO wanted the RGH to move from their positions at dusk. However, due to some error they returned at once and all came back slowly and in perfect order. Two men being killed as they left, the other man was: 2461 Sgt Nash RGH 'A' Sqn. LCpl Wetherell was later "buried where he fell". LCpl Wetherell is commemorated on the War Memorial outside Gloucester Cathedral and at the Gaza War Cemetery.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Named to 2 Eligible Soldiers: JOHN WILLIAM LEES.c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Bronze Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny. JOHN WILLIAM LEES. The Two Individuals Eligible for this Plaque are: • 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly South Wales Borderers.. Born St Georges, Shropshire. Died of Wounds 23 May 1917. France. Son of Mr W. Lees, of 18 Gower St, St George’s Wellington, Salop. • Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Harton Durham.. Died age 34 on 4 May 1917 with sinking of the Hired Transport “Transalvania” proceeding to Salonika with reinforcements, was sunk by TORPEDO off Cape Vedo, a few kilometers south of Savona, with the loss of more than 400 lives. The bodies recovered at Savona were buried two days later, from the hospital of San Paulo, in a special plot in the town cemetery. Others are buried elsewhere in Italy, France, Monaco and Spain. Savona Town Cemetery coantains 85 Commonwealth burials of the First World War all but two of them from the “Transalvania”. Son of Ruth and the late John Lees; husband of Alice Maud Lees of 7, Straker Terrace, Tyne Dock, Co. Durham. Dimensions: Diameter: 121 mm. Imperfections: 3 x Small drill holes in the 12, 3 & 9 o’clock positions, see pic.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Named to 2 Eligible Soldiers: JOSEPH MOTT. c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Bronze Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny. JOSEPH MOTT. The Two Individuals Eligible for this Plaque are: • 1914 Casualty 1st Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Born Hersham Surrey, Killed in Action (KiA) 21 Oct 1914. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. • 1st Day of Loos Casualty. 8th (Service) Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Born Okehampton Devon. KiA 25 Sep 1915. Dud Corner Cemetery Loos. Medal in excellent condition E.F. Nice contemporary metal fixing ring to reverse for hanging to the wall. Dimensions: Diameter: 121 mm. Imperfections: Picture hanging ring affixed to reverse, see pic.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Named to 4 Eligible Soldiers / Sailors: THOMAS HENRY FRY. Includes a DCM Winner at the Battle of Jutland and a Cheltenham Borrn Casualty. c.WW1. Death Plaque / Penny THOMAS HENRY FRY. The four individuals eligible for this plaque are: • 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment.. Born Widnes Lancashire. Killed in Action (KiA) 8 May 1915 at Frezenburg, 2nd battle of Ypres. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. • 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Formerly Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Died of Wounds (DoW) 29 Apr 1918. Vignacourt Cemetery. Son of Walter and Ellen Marie Fry, of Charlton Kings, nr. Cheltenham. • 2nd/19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras) Sgt. Born Kentish Town, KiA 30 April 1918. Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M): ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Having located a hostile machine gun on his flank, he immediately worked his way around the position of the gun, and alone charged the crew, causing them to surrender and subsequently bringing the captured gun with three prisoners back to our lines. His boldness and initiative were in the highest degree commendable. LG 1.5.1918. (Wellington, Somerset was his place of residence 1918). Commemorated Jerusalem war cemetery. • HMS Indefatigable Petty Officer. KiA 31 May 1916 at JUTLAND. Pymouth Naval Memorial. Son of George Henry and Nancy Fry, of Wellington, Somerset; husband of Helena Fry, of 72, Dockyard St., Casal Paula, Malta. Medal in excellent condition E.F. Dimensions: Diameter: 121 mm.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Named to Multiple / Various Units inc a BATTLE of JUTLAND casualty: WILLIAM JOHN MORGAN. c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Bronze Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny. WILLIAM JOHN MORGAN. The Individuals Eligible for this Plaque are: • 1914 Casualty. Born Bristol. 1st Bn South Wales Borderers (SWB) KiA 21 Oct 1914. • 1st Battalion SWB. Born Llanhilleth Monmouthshire DoW 4 May 1916. • 14th Bn Welsh Regiment. Born Swansea. KiA 12 Jul 1916. • 9th Bn Welsh Regt. Born Penhalt, Mon. KiA 7 Jul 1916. • 13th Bn Welsh Regt. Born Pentyrch, Glamorgan. KiA 14 Jan 1916. • 2/7th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Swansea. KiA 10 Oct 1917. • Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. Born Newport. Died Palestine 27 Sep 1918. • 1/8th Bn Manchester Regiment. Formerly Welch Regt. Born Merthyr, Glam. KiA 30 Aug 1918. • 1st Regiment South African Infantry of Cape Province. Date of death 18 Jul 1916. • HMS ‘Black Prince’. From Swansea. Date of death 31 May 1916. BATTLE of JUTLAND. Dimensions: Diameter: 121 mm.
Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque / Penny – Named to Various Regiments: ALBERT BUTTERWORTH. Medal good condition some polishing. GVF. c.WW1. 10 x Possible Entitlements including: 1stJuly 1916 Somme casualties to Manchester Pals and a Royal Flying Corps Casualty. Death Plaque / Penny ALBERT BUTTERWORTH. The ten Individuals eligible for this plaque are: • 21st Battalion Manchester Pals. Born Shaw, Lancashire. KiA 1 July 16. Somme. Thiepval Memorial. • 21st Battn Manchester Pals. Born Blackley, Manchester. KiA 1 Jul 16. Somme. Thiepval Memorial. • 4th Bn The King’s Liverpool Regt. Formerly Lancs Fusiliers. Born Rochdale, Lancs. KiA 25 Oct 1918. • 1st Bn King’s Liverpool Regt. Formerly Manchesters. Born Royton, Lancs. KiA 23 Apr 17. Arras Memorial. • 9th (Service) Bn Black Watch Royal Highlanders. Born Pendleton, Lancs, DoW 1 Aug 1917. • 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) C Coy. Born New Barnet, Herts. KiA 12 Aug 1918. • 1st Bn King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Patricroft, Manchester. KiA 13 Oct 1914. • Royal Engineers. Husband of Hannah, Hale Altrincham. Altrincham Bowdon & Hale Cemetery. 12 Dec 1918. • Royal Flying Corps. Husband of Alice, Clayton Manchester. Doullens Communal Cemetery. 27 Dec 1917. • 18th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Macclesfield, Cheshire. Died Home 21 Mar 1917. Dimensions: Diameter: 121 mm. Imperfections: Slightly polished. All detail clear, see pics.
Metal Arm Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Special Distinction. AR’s. c.20’s / 30’s. A Lovely Late 20’s Early 30’s All Ranks (AR’s) Gilding Metal Special Distinction Arm Badge: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Worn: Khaki Drill (KD) Tropical Uniform. Originally: On the Right Upper Arm of the Tunic at a depth from the Shoulder Seam of Four Fingers. WW2: On the Right Upper Arm, Midway between the Elbow and the Point of the Shoulder below any Formation Signs. NCO’s Badge was positioned above Chevrons & below any Formation Sign. Tank Faces towards the Wearers Front. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. Lugs E / W. c.20’s / 30’s. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 20 mm x 65 mm.
Metal Arm Badge – RAC – The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Special Distinction. AR’s. c.Post 1952. A Lovely Unissued Condition All Ranks (AR’s) Gilding Metal Special Distinction Arm Badge: The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Right as Observed from the Front. Worn: Khaki Drill (KD) Tropical Uniform. Originally: On the Right Upper Arm of the Tunic at a depth from the Shoulder Seam of Four Fingers. WW2: On the Right Upper Arm, Midway between the Elbow and the Point of the Shoulder below any Formation Signs. NCO’s Badge was positioned above Chevrons & below any Formation Sign. Tank Faces towards the Wearers Front. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. Lugs E / W. Complete with a Black Melton Felt Backing & a Gilding Metal Backing Plate & Securing Pin. c.Post 1952. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1942 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: Tank: 27 mm x 74 mm.
Metal Arm Badge – Royal Air Force (RAF) Tropical Dress. WW2 Period. A Lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s) Tropical Issue Gilding Metal Arm Badge to: The Royal Air Force (RAF). A Flying Eagle Facing Right (Wearers Left Arm) Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Makers Mark: FIRMIN LONDON. 3 x Screw Posts Complete with Backing Plate & the Correct Securing Screws. c.WW2. Note! These Badges are issued in Pairs, when worn the Eagle Faces to the Rear. Dimensions: 32 mm x 54 mm.
Metal Arm Badge – Yeomanry – Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (RGH) Senior None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) & Warrant Officers (WO’s). In White Metal, The Crest of the Duke of Beaufort, a Portcullis within a Strap. Order of the Garter Scroll, HONI SOIT QUI MALY PENSE (French “Evil to him who evil thinks). Surmounted by a Ducal Coronet. Below a Scroll: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSIRE HUSSARS. 3 x Screw Posts Fittings to the rear. Complete with a Dark Beaufort Blue Felt Backing. Dimensions: 60 x 50 mm Imperfections: Slight Ware (Polishing) to high points
Metal Qualification / Trade / Proficiency Badge – Crossed Rifles – Musketry / Skill At Arms / Instructor, Gilding Metal. c.WWI / WWII. A Lovely Quality Gilding Metal, Marksman / Musketry Instructors, Crossed Rifle Badge. 2 x Crossed WW1 Style, .303 Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Rifles. Quality Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 4 x Lugs N / S / E / W. c.WW1 / WW2. Edwards & Langley: 1B. Notes: 1856: Introduced: Trade / Qualification / Qualification Employment Badges: To Show a Soldiers Vocation in the Army. 1869: Introduced: Prize / Skill At Arms / Qualification Skill At Arms Badges. To bring some degree of Competitiveness into the Training of Soldiers for War. Appointment Badges. Instructors Badges. Worn: Skill At Arms: Lower L Arm. Trade & Appointment: Upper R Arm. Instructors Badges: Upper R Arm. Above / On Chevrons, WO’s: Below Badge of Rank. Exception: RTR Trade Badge L Arm as Special Distinction (Tank) is worn on the R Arm. Dimensions: 40 mm x 53 mm.
Metal Qualification / Trade / Proficiency Badge – Farrier / Shoesmith. A Nice Gilding Metal Farrier’s / Shoesmith’s Qualification / Trade / Proficiency Badge. 2 x Lugs Possibly Australian or Canadian Issue! Dimensions: 31 mm x 29 mm.
Metal Qualification / Trade / Proficiency Badge – Flags Crossed – Telegraphist / Qualified Signaller / Signalling Instructor / Assistant Instructor. Gilding Metal & Enamel. c. Early WW1. A Lovely Early WW1 Quality Gilding Metal & Enamel Crossed Flags Qualification / Trade / Proficiency Badge For: Telegraphist / Qualified Signaller / Signalling Instructor / Assistant Instructor. Flags Crossed, One Blue & One White with a Blue Strip in the Centre. Die Struck in Quality Gilding Metal, Voided, 4 x Lugs, Quality Navy Blue & White Enamel. Complete with a piece of Scarlet Red Felt Backing. c. Early WW1. Note: Worn during WW1 (Before the formation of the Corps of Signals) By Signallers in Signals Sections. Dimensions: 50 mm x 39 mm, Excluding Backing.
Metal Qualification Badge – Rhodesian Selous Scouts Qualified Parachutists Wings. c.1975 - 80. A Lovely Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) All Ranks Bronze Metal Qualified Parachutist Wings / Badge / Brevet to: The Selous Scouts. A pair of Upswept Osprey Wings with an Open Parachute Canopy to the Centre. Worn with either a Brown or Green Felt Backing on the Right Chest above the Breast Pocket. Brown: 1st Class, Founder Pioneer / Member or Fully Qualified Member. Green: 2nd Class, Member who has participated in Operations but is not fully qualified. Brown & Green are the Colours of the Selous Scouts as they best represented the Bush. Die Struck & Glazed in Bronze, None Voided. 2 x Rhodesian Style Large Lugs E / W. c.1975 - 80. Dimensions: 26 mm x 65 mm (Not including Backing).
Metal Shoulder Title & Mufti – The legion of Frontiersmen. c. WW1. A Nice WW1 Period Gliding Metal Shoulder Title & a Brass & Enamel Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The legion of Frontiersmen. Shoulder Title: Semicircular FRONTIERSMEN. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Mufti: Bearing the Symbol of the Frontiersmen, GOD GUARD THEE upon a Union Jack. Members Official Number to the Rear: 18745. c. WW1. Dimensions: Shoulder Title: 16 mm x 63 mm - Mufti: 16 mm in Diameter.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 10th Baluch Regiment (10BALUCH). British Indian Army. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Brass Shoulder Title to: 10th Baluch Regiment. Semicircular: 10 above BALUCH. Indian Cast in Brass. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W Complete with a Period Brass Securing Pin. c. 1922 - 47. Dimensions: 23 mm x 41 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 13th Frontier Force Rifles (13FFR). British Indian Army. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Brass Shoulder Title to: The 13th Frontier Force Rifles (13FFR). Indian Cast in Brass. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W Complete with a Period Brass Securing Pin. c. 1901 - 47. Dimensions: 11 mm x 41 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 15th Punjab Regiment (15PUNJAB). British Indian Army. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Brass Shoulder Title to: 15th Punjab Regiment. Semicircular: 15 above PUNJAB. Indian Cast in Brass. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W Complete with a Period Brass Securing Pin. c. 1922 - 47. Dimensions: 26 mm x 44 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse), British Indian Army. All Ranks, Quality White Metal. c. 1922 - 47. A lovely Condition / Quality Scarce Example of an All Ranks Quality White Metal Shoulder Title to: The 19th Lancers (Fane’s Horse), British Indian Army. Semicircular: 19 above LANCERS. Die Struck in Quality White Metal. Voided. Maker Mark Reads: J.R. GAUNT & SON LTD BIR. 2 x Long Lugs E / W. c. 1922 - 47. Notes: The British Indian Army, Designated: The Indian Army was the Principal Army of the British Raj in India until Partitioning in 1947. It worked adjacent to British Forces, World Wide, particularly during WW1 & WW2. 1860, Raised by Lieutenant Walter Fane (Madras Native Infantry) as 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse). 1861, 19th Regt of Bengal Cavalry. 1864, 19th Regt of Bengal Cavalry (Lancers). 1874, 19th Regt of Bengal Lancers. 1901, 19th Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). 1903, 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse). 1922, Amalgamated with 18th King George's Own Lancers to become 19th King George's Own Lancers. 1947, transferred to Pakistan Army. 1956 Pakistan became a Republic. Dimensions: 17 mm x 16 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. OR’s. Single. A Lovely Quality WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular OXF & BUCKS Surmounted by a Strung Bugle (Facing Left as Observed from the Front), with T 4 Within the Bugle Strings. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. Makers Mark Reads: J. R. GAUNT & SON LTD BIRM. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 1182. Notes: 1860: 2nd Admin Bn of Oxfordshire R.V’s formed in Oxford. 1908: 4th Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). Dimensions: 32 mm x 40 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 1st/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Quality WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Sussex Regiment, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: ROYAL SUSSEX Surmounted by T 5. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. Makers Mark Reads: J.R.GAUNT LONDON. Remains of Original Black Paint to the Rear. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 1092. Notes: 1861: 1st Admin Bn of Cinque Ports R.V. formed in Hastings. 1908: Became 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1943: Amalgamated with The 5th Bn. Dimensions: 40 mm x 54 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 1st/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment. OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Quality WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Norfolk Regiment, 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: NORFOLK Surmounted by T 6. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 843. Notes: 1908: Raised in Norfolk as the 6th (Cyclist) Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1920: Transferred to the Royal Engineers. Dimensions: 38 mm x 49 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 4th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. (Glosters). OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Very Nice WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiments, 4th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: GLOSTER Surmounted by T 4. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 1018. Notes: 1859: Raised as 1st Gloucestershire (City of Bristol) R.V.C. 1883: Redesignated 1st (City of Bristol) Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. 1908: Became 4th (City of Bristol) Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1940: Transferred to the Royal Artillery. Dimensions: 40 mm x 53 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 5th Territorial Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Condition / Quality Scarce WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). In Line / Straight, Plain Capital Letters R H, Surmounted by T 5. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 1066. Notes: 1861: 1st Admin Bn of Forfarshire R.V. 1908: 2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Amalgamated to form the 5th Angus & Dundee Bn (TF). HQ Arbroath. 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1921: Amalgamated with The 6th Battalion. Dimensions: 39 mm x 24 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 5th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. (Glosters). OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Condition / Quality Scarce WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiments, 5th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: GLOUCESTER Surmounted by T 5. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. Complete with Gilding Metal Backing Plate & Securing Pins. c.WW1. Westlake: 1019. Notes: 1860: 1st Admin Bn of Gloucestershire R.V. formed in Gloucester. 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). Dimensions: 40 mm x 52 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – 6th Territorial Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Condition / Quality Scarce WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 6th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). In Line / Straight, Plain Capital Letters R H, Surmounted by T 6. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1908 - 21. Westlake: 1068. Notes: 1860: 1st Admin Bn of Perthshire R.V, formed at Perth. 1908: Became 6th (Perthshire) Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1921: Amalgamated with The 7th Bn as the 6th/7th Bn. 1939: Redesignated 6th Bn. Dimensions: 40 mm x 24 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Ceylon Mounted Rifles (CMR). c.1906 - 38. A Very Nice Rare All Ranks (AR’s) White Shoulder Title to: The Ceylon Mounted Rifles (CMR). Semicircular CEYLON above Letters MR. Die Struck in White Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1906 - 38. Dimensions: 21 mm x 39 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Constabulary / Police – East Riding Constabulary. OR’s. Single. A Very Nice Condition, Ordinary (OR’s) White Metal, Single Shoulder Title / Epaulette Badge to: The East Riding Constabulary. Straight Letters (Script Entwined Initials) E R C. Die Struck Quality White Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Notes: Worn on the Tunic Jacket in Pairs. Dimensions: 30 mm x 38mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Dean Close School, Cheltenham Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.). c.1909 - 40. A Lovely Condition / Quality Single Gilding Metal Officer Cadet Shoulder Title Badge to: The Dean Close School, Cheltenham Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.). In Line / Straight. Plain Capital Letters O.T.C, Surmounted by Semicircular Capital Letters DEAN CLOSE, Above Semicircular Capital Letters SCHOOL. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided. 4 x Lugs, N/S/E /W. c.1909 - 40. Note. Lord Haldane Reorganisation 1908. All Volunteers became Territorial Force (TF). Cadets became Officer Training Corps (OTC). Senior Division (Div) (University’s). Junior Div (Collages & Schools). Junior Training Corps (JTC). Senior Div became University Training Corps (UTC) Territorial Army (TA) in 1940, then reverted back to OTC in 1955. In 1940 The Junior Div became Junior Training Corps (JTC), then in 1948 they amalgamated with the other Services to form the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Dimensions: 40 mm x 45 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Indian Army, 7th Rajput Regiment. c.1922 - 47. A Lovely Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title to the: Indian Army, 7th Rajput Regiment. Semicircular: 7 above RAJPUTS. Die Struck in Brass. 2 x Hexagonal Lugs E / W. c.1922 - 47. Dimensions: 23 mm x 45 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Northumberland Fusiliers 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Tyneside Scottish Service / Pals Battalions (Officers). c.1915 - 19. A Lovely Condition Officers (Off’s) Silver Shoulder Title Centre Piece Only, to; The 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Tyneside Scottish / Pals Battalions of The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a circlet inscribed: QUO FATA VOCANT (Wherever The Fates Call). In the Centre St. George killing the Dragon, Facing Right (As Viewed from the front). 9 Flames. Die Struck, Single Flat Lug Fitting. c.1915 - 19. Wood 458. Westlake: 772. Notes: 102nd (Tyneside Scottish) Brigade, Raised 1914, Kitchener’s Army. Pal’s Batts. NF’s Service Battalions: 20th (1st Tyneside Scottish (TS), Raised: 1914, Disbanded: 1918. 21st (2nd Tyneside Scottish (TS), Raised: 1914, Disbanded: 1918. 22nd (3rd Tyneside Scottish (TS), Raised: 1914, Disbanded: 1919. 23rd (4th Tyneside Scottish (TS), Raised: 1914, Disbanded: 1919. Dimensions: 28 mm x 27 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – Royal Air Force (RAF) Levee Dress Mesopotamia (Modern Day Iraq). An Exceptionally Rare All Ranks (AR’s) Brass Shoulder Title to: The Royal Air Force. Straight Letters R.A.F. Cast in Brass. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Worn on the Levee Dress whilst serving in Mesopotamia (Modern Day Iraq). c. 1920’s. Dimensions: 13 mm x 36 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Bedfordshire Yeomanry, Territorial Force (TF). OR’s. Single. c.WW1. A Lovely Quality WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Bedfordshire Yeomanry, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: BEDFORD Surmounted by T 6. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. c.1908 - 21. Notes: 1899 (Dec): Imperial Yeomanry Raised from Volunteers from Existing Yeomanry Regiments, for service in the South African War. 1901 (Apr): Entire Yeomanry Redesignated Imperial Yeomanry 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1920: Transferred to the Royal Engineers. Groups: a. Pre 1900 / Yeomanry Cavalry (YC). b. 1900 - 08 The Imperial Yeomanry (IY). c. Post 1908 Territorials, 3 Tier T/Y/RGH, Post 08 Minus I, Post WW1 Minus T. Dimensions: 40 mm x 51 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester’s), OR’s. Single. c.1918 - 39. A Very Nice Post Great War Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester’s). Capitals T (Remains Only!) Over Y Over CHESHIRE. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1918 - 39. Notes: 1803: Raised. 1899 (Dec): Imperial Yeomanry Raised from Volunteers from Existing Yeomanry Regiments, for service in the South African War. 1901 (Apr): Entire Yeomanry Redesignated Imperial Yeomanry 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1945: Transferred to the Royal Signals. 1947: Became: C (Cheshire Yeomanry) Sqn, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry. Groups: a. Pre 1900 / Yeomanry Cavalry (YC). b. 1900 - 08 The Imperial Yeomanry (IY). c. Post 1908 Territorials, 3 Tier T/Y/RGH, Post 08 Minus I, Post WWI Minus T. Dimensions: 31 mm x 51 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Kings African Rifles (KAR). pre 1960. A Very Nice pre 1960 All Ranks (AR’s) Blackened Gilding Metal Shoulder Titles to: The Kings African Rifles (KAR). Straight K.A.R. Die Struck in Gilding Metal (Blackened). Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. pre 1960. Dimensions: 13 mm x 44 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (RGH), Territorial Force. (TF), OR’s. Single. c.1908 - 21. A Very Nice WW1 Period Single Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H.). Capitals T Over Y Over RGH. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs N / E / W. Complete with Gilding Metal Backing Plate & Securing Pins x 3. c.1908 - 19. Notes: 1830: Raised. 1899 (Dec): Imperial Yeomanry Raised from Volunteers from Existing Yeomanry Regiments, for service in the South African War. 1901 (Apr): Entire Yeomanry Redesignated Imperial Yeomanry 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1920: Became 21st (Gloucestershire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Coy, The Tank Corps. 1939: Transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps as The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry. 1971: Became: HQ, A & C Sqn’s of The Wessex Yeomanry. Groups: a. Pre 1900 / Yeomanry Cavalry (YC). b. 1900 - 08 The Imperial Yeomanry (IY). c. Post 1908 Territorials, 3 Tier T/Y/RGH, Post 08 Minus I, Post WW1 Minus T. Dimensions: 42 mm x 37 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s), OR’s. Single. c.1938 - 68. A Lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Period, Single, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s). A Scroll Reading: ROYAL, Surmounted by A Fused Grenade (12 Flames), On the Ball a Right Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) clutching a Plinth with the Number 8 in the Centre. Sided by the letters: I & F. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Two Part Construction. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. c.1938 - 68. Westlake: 1401. Notes: 1793: Raised: 87th Regiment of Foot. 1793: Raised: 89th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Linked: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers). 1968: Became: 3rd Bn The Royal Irish Rangers. Eagle: Commemorates the Capture by the 87th of the Standard of the French 8th Regt at Barroso 1811. Titles known as “Quails” in the Reg’t / Bn. Dimensions: 35 mm x 31 mm. Total Quantity in Stock: x 2.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s), OR’s. Single. c.1938 - 68. A Lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Period, Single, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s). A Scroll Reading: ROYAL, Surmounted by A Fused Grenade (12 Flames), On the Ball a Right Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) clutching a Plinth with the Number 8 in the Centre. Sided by the letters: I & F. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Two Part Construction. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. c.1938 - 68. Westlake: 1401. Notes: 1793: Raised: 87th Regiment of Foot. 1793: Raised: 89th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Linked: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers). 1968: Became: 3rd Bn The Royal Irish Rangers. Eagle: Commemorates the Capture by the 87th of the Standard of the French 8th Regt at Barrosa 1811. Titles known as “Quails” in the Reg’t / Bn. Dimensions: 36 mm x 32 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s), OR’s. Single. c.1938 - 68. A Lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Period, Single, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s). A Scroll Reading: ROYAL, Surmounted by A Fused Grenade (12 Flames), On the Ball a Right Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) clutching a Plinth with the Number 8 in the Centre. Sided by the letters: I & F. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Two Part Construction. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. c.1938 - 68. Westlake: 1401. Notes: 1793: Raised: 87th Regiment of Foot. 1793: Raised: 89th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Linked: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers). 1968: Became: 3rd Bn The Royal Irish Rangers. Eagle: Commemorates the Capture by the 87th of the Standard of the French 8th Regt at Barrosa 1811. Titles known as “Quails” in the Reg’t / Bn. Dimensions: 35 mm x 31 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badge – The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s), OR’s. “Slimmer Bird” Variation. Single. c.1918 - 38. A Lovely Between the Wars Period, Single, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal, Variation “Slimmer Bird” Shoulder Title Badge to: The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s). A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Right Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) clutching a Plinth with the Number 8 in the Centre. Sided by the letters: I & F. Worn in Pairs with the Eagles Head Facing Inwards. Two Part Construction. Die Struck in Bi Metal. Voided. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. c.1918 - 38. Westlake: 1400. Notes: 1793: Raised: 87th Regiment of Foot. 1793: Raised: 89th Regiment of Foot. 1881: Linked: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers). 1968: Became: 3rd Bn The Royal Irish Rangers. Eagle: Commemorates the Capture by the 87th of the Standard of the French 8th Regt at Barrosa 1811. Titles known as “Quails” in the Reg’t / Bn. Dimensions: 30 mm x 32 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – 5th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. (Glosters). OR’s. Pair. c.WW1. A Lovely Condition / Quality WW1 Period Matching Pair of Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Gilding Metal Two Part Shoulder Title Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiments, 5th Battalion, Territorial Force (TF). Semicircular Title: GLOSTER with 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs (Each Badge), Surmounted by a Separate T 5 with 2 x Lugs N / S. All Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. c.WW1. Westlake: 1019. Notes: 1860: 1st Admin Bn of Gloucestershire R.V. formed in Gloucester. 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). Dimensions: T 5: 28 mm x 11 mm. Title: 11 mm x 50 mm each Badge.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC). Canada. c.WW2. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Gliding Metal Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC). In Line / Straight, Plain Capital Letters R C O C on Two Seeded Lines. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.WW2. Dimensions: 13 mm x 45 mm, Each Badge.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – Royal Sussex Cadets. C 4 Royal Sussex. c.WW1. An Exceptionally Nice Rare Pair (Minus the C4) of Gilding Metal Shoulder Titles to: The Cadet Companies affiliated to the 4th Territorial Battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment. Semicircular ROYAL SUSSEX Surmounted by C4. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 3 x Lugs. c.1916. Note: Evidence of the attachment of the missing / deficient C4 is visible. Dimensions: 40 mm x 53 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – The Kings African Rifles (KAR). pre 1960. A Very Nice pre 1960 Matching Pair of All Ranks (AR’s) Bright Gilding Metal Shoulder Titles to: The Kings African Rifles (KAR). Straight K.A.R. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. pre 1960. Dimensions: 13 mm x 44 mm Each Badge.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). c.1950 - 71. A Lovely Condition / Quality Matching Pair of Gilding Metal All Ranks (AR’s) Shoulder Title Badges to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars. In Line / Straight. Plain Capital Letters RGH. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs, E / W. c.1950 - 71. Dimensions: 14 mm x 39 mm, Each Badge.
Metal Shoulder Title Badges – Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Territorial Army (TA) c. 1967 -95. A lovely Unissued Rare Cold War Period Pair of Warrant Officers (WO’s) & Officers (Off’s) Brass & Black Painted Shoulder Title Badges to: The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), Territorial Army (TA). In Line / Straight Capital Letters WESSEX. Die Struck in Stove Glazed Brass. None Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W Each Badge. c. 1967 -95 Dimensions: 10 mm x 25 mm, Each Badge.
Metal Shoulder Title – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). c. 1965 - 80. A lovely Bush War Period All Ranks (AR’s) Blackened Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). On a Single Centered Bar the Letters S A S. Black Painted Aluminium 2 x Rhodesian Large Lugs E / W. c. 1965 - 80. Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 13 mm x 38 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title – 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars (15/19H). The Geordie Hussars. A Very Nice Other Ranks (OR’s) Large Brass Shoulder Title Badge to: The 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars.15/19H in Brass. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. Complete with Brass Back Plate & Retaining Pin. c. 1908 – 80’s. Note: Still seen worn by Senior NCO’s on a Cut Down / Modified Great Coat well into the 80’s. Dimensions: 20 mm x 54 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title – British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Black Painted Metal Shoulder Title to: The British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN). Retaining Pins x 2. Dimensions: 10 mm x 32 mm
Metal Shoulder Title – Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). CANADA. c. WW1. A Very Nice WW1 Period All Ranks (AR’s) Gliding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Semicircular CANADA. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. None Voided. Makers Mark: P W ELLIS & CO 1914. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. c. WW1. Dimensions: 14 mm x 52 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title – Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars (Officers). A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Officers Small NH Silver Shoulder Title to: The Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars. Lugs x 2. Dimensions: 13 mm x 25 mm
Metal Shoulder Title – Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars. A Very Nice Unissued Condition, Large Chrome NH Shoulder Title to: The Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars. Lugs x 2 Dimensions: 17 mm x 33 mm
Metal Shoulder Title – Northumberland Fusiliers (Officers). A Lovely Condition, Officers Shoulder Title to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Plain Grenade with the Letters N & F either side. Worn on the Khaki Drill & Service Dress. Gilding Metal, Lugs x 2. c. 1841 – 1913. Wood 280 Dimensions: 30 mm x 38 mm
Metal Shoulder Title – South African Army, Spesiale Diens Bataljon (Special Service Battalion) S.S.B / S.D.B. c. WW2. A Very Nice WW2 Period All Ranks (AR’s) Blackened Gliding Metal Shoulder Title Badge to: The South African Army, Spesiale Diens Bataljon (Special Service Battalion). Semicircular S.S.B above S.D.B. Die Struck in Blackened Gilding Metal. Voided. 2 x Lugs E / W. Complete with a Scarlet Red Felt Backing “Red Tabs”. c. WW2. Dimensions: 14 mm x 52 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title – The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. c.1954 - 58. A Very Nice Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Blackened Chrome Shoulder Title Badge to: The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. One Piece Construction. Semicircular OXF & BUCKS Surmounted by a Strung Bugle (Facing Left as Observed from the Front). 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W. c.1954 - 58. Westlake: 1178 Dimensions: 34 mm x 47 mm.
Metal Shoulder Title – The Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR). A Very Nice All Ranks (AR’s) Blackened Brass Shoulder Title Badge to: The Rhodesian African Rifles Regiment (RAR). 2 x Lugs E / W. c. 1964 - 79. Dimensions: 13 mm x 38 mm.
Metal Shoulder Titles - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. All Ranks. Small Pattern Titles. Pair. c.1960’s - 1994. A Very Nice Unissued Pair of All Ranks Gilding Metal Small Pattern Shoulder Titles as Issued to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. Semicircular Title: GLOSTER with 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs (Each Badge), complete with Backing Plate & Split Pins. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) on Tropical Dress, also By Officers & Warrant Officers on the Black Barrack Dress Regimental Jumper that was adopted in the 1960’s and Lasted until 1994. c.1960’s - 1994. Dimensions: 10 mm x 44 mm – Backing Plate 26 mm x 47 mm.
Metal Shoulder Titles - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. WO’s. Slip On Small Pattern Titles. Short Sleeve Order. Pair. c.1960’s - 1994. A Very Nice Unissued Pair of Warrant Officers (WO’s) Slip on Gilding Metal Small Pattern Shoulder Titles as Issued to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. Semicircular Title: GLOSTER with 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs (Each Badge), complete with Backing Plate & Split Pins. Set on a Black Backing, made by the Tailoress out of RTR Coverall Material. Worn by WO’s in Short Sleeve Order. Dimensions: 10 mm x 44 mm – Backing Plate 26 mm x 47 mm – Backing: 27 mm x 55 mm.
Metal Shoulder Titles – 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars (15/19H). The Geordie Hussars. A Lovely Matching Pair of Other Ranks (OR’s) Brass Shoulder Title Badges to: The 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars.15/19H in Brass. 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs E / W to each Badge. Complete with Brass Back Plates & Retaining Pins. c. 1908 - 79. Note: Still issued in 1979, but fully replaced by Anodised Aluminium (Staybrite) at the later end of 1979. Dimensions: 15 mm x 35 mm.
Metal Slip-on Shoulder Titles - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment. Unissued Pair of Slip-on Gold Stove Glazed Metal Shoulder Titles (RGBW) on Black Cloth (RTR Coverall Material) complete with Backing Plate & Split Pins - Worn by Privates through to Colour Sergeants. c. 1994 - 2007 Dimensions: 10 x 42 mm – Backing: 27 x 55 mm
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Miniature Medal Group - Military Medal (M.M.) & “Pip, Squeak & Wilfred” Trio. c.WWI. A lovely Conditioned, Great War Period, Miniature, Military Medal (M.M.) + Trio, 1914-15 Star (Pip), British War Medal (Squeak) & Victory Medal (Wilfred) Group, Professionally Ordinary / Swing Style Mounted, As Worn on Mess / Mufti / Civilian Attire. Complete with the Correct, Period Ribbons & a Medal Bar. Mounting Bar Makers Name Reads: A. H. BALDWIN & SONS DUNCANNON STREET CHARING CROSS LONDON. c.WWI. Dimensions: 65 mm x 55 mm.
Miniature Medal Group - WW1Period Military Medal (M.M.) & Pair. A lovely Conditioned Miniature WW1 Period Military Medal & Pair Group. George (V) Military Medal (M.M.), British War Medal (Squeak) & Victory Medal (Wilfred). Complete with the Correct Ribbons & a Mounting Bar. Dimensions: 53 mm x 54 mm.
Miniature Medal – WWI Period – Battle of Jutland Commemorative. Quality Solid Silver. Spink & Son. c1916. A lovely Conditioned WW 1 Period, Solid Silver Miniature Medal Commissioned to: Commemorate the British Sailors who Lost their Lives in the Battle of Jutland 31 May to 1 Jun 1916. Obverse: A Horizontal Trident, Crossed by Two Staves with White Ensign (left) & Union Jack (right). Suspended Triangular Shield Reads: 31 MAY 1916. Legend (within a rope border) Reads: TO . THE . GLORIOUS . MEMORY . OF . THOSE . WHO . FELL . THAT . DAY. Fouled Anchor at the bottom. Reverse: Raised Inscription, within Two Sprays of Oak Leaves tied at the Bottom Reads: MAY 31, 1916. THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS – ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISER FLEET. Raised Maker inside bottom rim Reads: Spink & Son 1916. SILVER Stamped at the top 1 O’clock position on the Outer Rim. Notes: German Empire / Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy). c.1871 - 1918. Battle of Jutland: 31 May to 1 Jun 1916 in the North Sea near the Coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. Artist: Mountbatten, Louis Alexander. Manufactured by London Medallists, Spink & Son in 1916. Dimensions: 22 mm in Diameter.
Miniature Medals - WW1Period Trio - “Pip, Squeak & Wilfred”. A lovely Conditioned Miniature WW 1 Period Trio, 1914-15 Star (Pip), British War Medal (Squeak) & Victory Medal (Wilfred). Complete with the Correct Ribbons & a Mounting Bar. Dimensions: 50 x 50 mm
Miniature Medals – General Service Medal (GSM) Northern Ireland Bar & United Nations (UN) Bosnia Medal. A Very Good Conditioned Court Mounted Pair, General Service Medal (GSM) Northern Ireland Bar & United Nations (UN) Bosnia Medal. Complete with Correct Ribbons. c. 1995. Dimensions: 55 mm x 38 mm.
Mufti / Buttonhole Badge - National Reserve - Gloucestershire (WW1). A Lovely Dark Blue Enamel On Brass Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The Gloucestershire National Reserve. Inside An Encircled Title Reading: NATIONAL RESERVE GLOUCESTERSHIRE a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Voided. Buttonhole Fitting. Makers Mark J.R. GAUNT. LONDON. c.1914. Dimensions: 28 mm x 23 mm.
Mufti / Buttonhole Badge - Navy - Royal Marines (WW2). A Lovely Dark Blue Enamel, Brass & Silver Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The Royal Marines Association. The Globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere within a Laurel Wreath, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest. Title Scroll Reads: R.M. ASSOCIATION. Voided. Buttonhole Fitting. Individual Number Stamped to the Rear: 22572. c.1923 - 54. Dimensions: 30 mm x 20 mm.
Mufti / Buttonhole Badge - Police - Gloucestershire Special Constabulary (WW1). A Very Nice Dark Blue Enamel on Brass Special Constable Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The Gloucestershire Special Constabulary. Inside An Encircled Title Reading: GLOUCESTERSHIRE SPECIAL CONTABLE a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Buttonhole Fitting. c.WW1. Dimensions: 19 mm in Diameter.
Mufti / Buttonhole Badge - Royal Air Force (RAF) WW2. A Lovely Silver Plated & Enamel Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The British & Commonwealth Royal Air Forces. A Circlet Bearing Motto: PER ARDVA AD ASTRA “Through Adversity to the Stars”. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Across the Centre a Silver Eagle, Wings Extended. Voided. Buttonhole Fitting. c.WW2. Note: The Spelling of ARDVA! Dimensions: 30 mm x 20 mm. Imperfections: Wear to Silver Plate.
Mufti / Buttonhole Badge – Northumberland Fusiliers (WW1). A Nice Silver Plated Mufti / Buttonhole Badge to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the centre St. George killing the Dragon. Buttonhole Fitting. c.WW1. Dimensions: 37 mm x 22 mm. Imperfections: Wear to Silver Plate.
Mufti / Lapel Badge – 6th Territorial Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, (Glosters), Scarce. c.1908 - 38. A Lovely Scarce, Territorial Force (TF) Period, Enamel on Brass, All Ranks (AR’s) Mufti / Lapel Badge to: The 6th Territorial Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Sphinx over Blank Honour Plinth encircles by: GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title Scroll Reads: THE SIXTH. Enamel on Brass, Horizontal Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Makers Mark: J.R. GAUNT LONDON. c.1908 - 38. Notes: 1900: 3rd Volunteer Battalion (V.B.) Gloucestershire Regiment Formed at Bristol. 1908: Became 6th Bn (TF). 1908 - 21: Territorial Force (T.F.). 1914 - 18: World War I (WWI). 1938: Transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). Dimensions: 25 mm x 19 mm. Imperfections: Chip / Damage to Blue Enamel, See Pics!
Mufti / Lapel Badge – Return from Active Service, The Australian Defence Force (ADF), Army, No. 410504, Quality Made, Bronze. c.WW2. A Lovely WW2 Period, Army Personnel Issue, Quality Made, Bonze Mufti / Lapel Badge to: The Australian Defence Force (A.D.F.). A Boomerang Reading: RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE Surmounted by the Combined Service, Fouled Anchor, Rising Sun (with a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown) & Wings. Die Struck, Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Writing to the Rear Reads: ISSUED BY THE C’WLTH GOVT, A (Army) Number: 410504. Makers Mark Reads: AMOR SYDNEY. c.WW2. Notes: In Recognition of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Members & Attached Personnel who have Returned from Active Service during Military Campaigns. Not Issued Posthumously. Worn on Mufti / Civilian Attire Only. Dimensions: 23 mm x 37 mm.
Pewter Tankard – 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. A Very Nice Engraved Glass Bottom Pewter 1 Pint Tankard with attached Silver Badge /Plaque. Engraved: 4th Bn North’d Fusiliers (Permanent Staff) Rifle Meeting 1925. Won By C.S.M., H.K. West. Makers Mark: PHILLIPS ALDERSHOT 495 1 PT. Dimensions: 140 mm Tall x 98 mm Bottom Diameter
Pewter Tankard – 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. A Very Nice Engraved Pewter Tankard. Initialed: S. H. G. Badge: 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Engraved with x 14 Dates plus Possible Locations of Annual Camps 1926 to 1939. Makers Mark: ROUNDHEAD PEWTER Made in England 3439. Dimensions: 118mm Tall x 95 mm Top Diameter
Pewter Tankard – Northumberland Rifle Association 1884. A Nice large Double Handled Glass Bottom Engraved Pewter Tankard. Engraved: Northumberland Rifle Association 1884, SERGENT GOODFELLOW, D Coy. Makers Mark: JAMES DIXON & SONS 482. Dimensions: 172 Tall x 120 mm Bottom Diameter Imperfections: Cracks to Glass
Photograph – 1951 ACME TELEPHOTO - Presidential Citation, Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI, Korea 23 -25 Apr 1951. A Very Nice 1951 dated Black & White ACME TELEPHOTO Photograph of General James Van Fleet, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 8th Army pinning a Presidential Unit Citation on Sgt Maj Thomas Blackford from the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI at Sosa, Korea in April 1951.CREDIT ACME TELEPHOTO May 14 1951 Stamp to the rear c.Early 1900’s. Dimensions: 207 mm x 254 mm.
Photograph – Machine Gun Company, 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (61st). Gravesend 1929. A Very Nice between the Wars Period Black & White Photograph of: The Machine Gun Company, The 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (61st). At Gravesend , Kent, UK in 1929. Officer Commanding (OC) Major Hon N F Somerset DSO, MC, later to become Brigadier the Hon N F Somerset CBE DSO MC. Photographers Stamp to the rear Reads: Wm T. Mun? Photographer. Gravesend. Dimensions: 215 mm x 291 mm.
Photograph – The Old Guard, The Gloucestershire Regiment. c.Early 1900’s. A Very Nice Early 1900’s Period Black & White Photograph of: The Old Guard of The Gloucestershire Regiment. c.Early 1900’s. Dimensions: 212 mm x 282 mm.
Photograph – War Office, British Official Photograph, The War In Korea, RNF & 8th KRIH. c.1951. A Very Nice 1951 dated Official War Office Black & Photograph of an 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars (8th KRIH) Centurion Tanks returning from a searching Patrol laden with Soldiers from The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) approaching a Ford on the North Bank of The Imjin River, Korea 1951. Dimensions: 180 mm x 243 mm.
Photograph – WW2, British Soldier (Ray), Proudly displaying Indian Pattern Qualified Parachutist Wings on his Right Chest. c.30th Jun 44. A Very Nice Black & White, Portrait Picture of a young British Soldier (Ray), Proudly displaying his Indian Pattern Qualified Parachutist Wings (Black / Dark Blue Backing) on his Right Chest of his Overseas Tropical Khaki Drill (KD) Uniform. Also Slightly Visible on both Upper Arms, Possibly: Formation Badges, 44th Indian Airborne Division (Printed). Writing to the rear Reads: To Bert from Ray 30 / 6 / 45 over written 44. c.30th Jun 44. Notes: 44th Indian Airborne Division (Div). 50th Indian Parachute (Para) Brigade (Bde). Brigade Signals Section. 152nd British Para Battalion (Bn). 152nd Indian Para Bn. 153rd / 154th Gurkha Para Bn. 16th Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 77th Indian Infantry (Inf) Brig. 77th Indian Para Brig.13th Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 1st Bn, King’s Regt (Liverpool). 15th (King's) Para Bn.44th (British) Independent Pathfinder Company (Special Forces ex Chindits).1st Bn, Lancashire Fus.1st Bn, South Staffordshire Regt. 14th British Airlanding Brigade. 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt).123rd Light / Airborne Regt RA. Air Landing School / No.3 Para Trg Sch. Dimensions: 135 mm x 84 mm.
Photographs – A Collection of Early WWII Period Waffen SS Pictures, Portraying one SS-Schütze in Various forms of Autumn / Winter Combat Dress. c.1940 - 42. A Lovely Collection of Six Small Pictures of the Same Waffen SS Enlisted Mann / Schütze / Rifleman in Various Forms of Autumn / Winter Dress. All on pre 1945 Agfa Printing Paper from Lupex, Bavaria, Germany. 3 x Variations of the Pre 1945 Agfa-Lupex Ink Print / Stamp to the rear of Pics. 1• 1940 Pattern Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool, Five Button Tunic with the Field Grey Collar. 2• Light Patrol Order: Black Leather Belt with Rectangular NCO’s / OR’s Steel Buckle, K98 / Karabiner 98K (Mauser) Rifle Ammunition Pouches. 3• Regulation Feldgrau (Field Grey) Double Breasted Wool Greatcoat (2 Rows of 6 Buttons). 4• M35 /40 Helmet nicely Displaying the SS Ruin Decal. 5• OR’s Feldmütze (Field Cap) / Side / Overseas Cap with BeVo National Emblem & Death’s Head. Schulterklappen / Epaulettes / Shoulder Straps: Waffen SS Infantry, Black with White Piping. Collar Patches: Runic: (Worn by All German & Germanic Units of the Waffen SS not allocated other Patches). OR’s Machine Woven, Silver Grey on Black. Rank Patch: Black; SS-Schütze. 6• Light Fighting Order: Grey Knitted Wool Gloves. Canvas Anklets. Black Mountain Boots. Notes: Schutzstaffel: The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp: Shock Troop. Waffen SS: The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940. Verfügungstruppe: The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939. Totenkopfverbände or TV: Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine (General) SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS. From 1933 Schutzstaffel Unit Insignia displayed two Sig Runes. Dimensions: 88 mm x 61 mm Each Pic.
Photographs – A Collection of WW2 period Pictures Related to an APTC Sgt attached to the Dorset Regiment during the Surrender of Singapore, Sept 1945. A Collection of WW2 period Pictures Related to 1473217 Sergeant N. J. Oliver Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) attached to the The Dorset Regiment during the Surrender of Singapore in September1945. 23 x Pictures (pics) in Total, 7 x pics of the The Japanese delegation as they leave the Municipal Building after the surrender Ceremony on 12 September 1945 lead by Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia Command (SEAC) who came to Singapore to receive the Formal Surrender of the Japanese Forces. 16 x Miscellaneous Pics of Sgt Oliver & his Colleagues / Japanese POW’s etc.
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Plaid Brooch – The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. A Lovely Quality Post 1881 Heavy Cast Nickel Silver Officers (Off’s) / Senior None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) Pipers Plaid Brooch to: The Cameron Highlanders. Within a Circular Wreath of Thistle The Sphinx (Tail Down) superscribed with Roman Numerals: LXXIX (79) encircled by Two Battle Honour Scrolls Reading: PENINSULA & WATERLOO. Heavy Cast / Defined Detail in Nickel Silver. Heavy Pin Brooch Fitting to the Rear. Makers Mark to the Rear 12 o’clock position (Not Sure as to what it Reads). Dimensions: Diameter: 70 mm.
Plaque - 6 x Rhodesian Bush War Operational Plaques Suspended on a Suede Leather Strap. A Very Nice & Scarce Complete Set of Brass / Copper Rhodesian Bush War (64 -79) Operational Plaques, Suspended on a Brown Suede Leather Strap. Complete with a Brass / Copper Triangular Hanger. c. 1972 - 80. The Operational Areas: Operation Hurricane (North East Border) Started in December 1972. Operation Thrasher (Eastern Border) Started in February 1976. Operation Repulse (South East Border) Started in May 1976. Operation Tangent (Matabeleland) Started in August 1976. Operation Grapple (Midlands) Started in August 1977. Operation Splinter (Kariba) Started in June 1978. Dimensions: Leather Strap: 640 mm x 100 mm. Each Plaque: 88 mm x 80 mm.
Plaque Boer War / WW1 Period Silver – Named to Captain Guy Baker - Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment – Dated: 1900 – 1919. A Very Good Quality Silver Plaque (Commemoration Time Served?) Boer War / WW1 era. Die Stamped with the Arms of the City of Gloucester surmounted by a Sphinx over EGYPT. On Two Twigs of Laurel. Below the Shield a Scroll inscribed GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. Engraved: CAPTAIN GUY BAKER 1900 - 1919 Dimensions: 9 x 6 ½ inches
Plaque – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). In Country, Quality Handmade Regimental Wall Plaque. c.1964 - 79. A Lovely Quality / Condition, Scarce, Sort After, Handmade Wall Plaque to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). Crafted in African Copper, King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). On a Light Blue Painted Shield (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Plaque Scroll (Also in African Copper) Reads: RHODESIAN SPECIAL AIR SERVICE. Rear Suppliers Label Reads: Malcolm Bard, Craftsmanship, Marlborough, Rhodesia, Telephone Salisbury 3429. In Country Made / Purchased during the Period of the Rhodesian Bush War (64 -79). Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 177 mm x 142 mm. Imperfections: Note: The Sticky Tape & Plastic over the Suppliers Label is only in place to Preserve the Life of the Label!
Plaque – 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Quality Handmade Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Handmade Wall Plaque to: 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). Crafted in African Copper, King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). On a Light Blue Perspex Shield (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Plaque Scroll (Also in African Copper) Reads: RHODESIAN SPECIAL AIR SERVICE. In Country made / purchased during the period of the Rhodesian Bush War (64 -79). Notes: 1950 Southern Rhodesia Far East Volunteers. 12 March 1951 Amalgamated with: 21 Special Air Service (Artists). To Form: Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). & were known as: “C” (Rhodesian) Squadron Malayan Scouts (S.A.S.). Break up of Federation 31 Dec 63 Adopted as a Rhodesian Army Unit on 20 Jan 64. 11 Nov 65 Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Jun 78 Became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (S.A.S.). Officially Disbanded 31 Dec 80. Dimensions: 177 mm x 152 mm.
Plaque – 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). Quality Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Hand Painted Wall Plaque to: 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). The Heads of Mars (God of War) & Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom) above Title Scroll Reading: ARTISTS RIFLES in Gold Gilt with Black Highlights on a Grey/White /Black Backing (Artist Rifles Colours). Gold Gilt Border & Scroll. Plaque Scroll Reads: CUM MARTE MINERVA. Latin for “Minerva (Together) with Mars”. Note: The 28th County of London Regiment (Artists Rifles) Reformed in 1947 to become: 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). Dimensions: 179 mm x 153 mm.
Plaque – 22nd Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Regiment. Quality Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Hand Painted Wall Plaque to: 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Light Blue, White, Red & Black on Dark Blue with Gold Gilt Border & Scroll. (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). Plaque Scroll Reads: SPECIAL AIR SERVICE. Notes: 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. 1948 - 60: Malayan Emergency. 1954 - 59: Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. 1963 - 66: Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. 1963 - 67: Aden Emergency. 1962 - 76: Dhofar Rebellion, S Oman / Yemen Border. 1964 - 79: Rhodesian Bush War. 1968 - 98: Northern Ireland. 1982 - Falklands War. 1990 - 91: Gulf War. 2003 - 11: Iraq. 2001 - 14: Afghanistan. Dimensions: 177 mm x 147 mm.
Plaque – 22nd Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Regiment. Quality Made Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Scarce / Seldom Seen, Moulded Resin / Light Alloy on Melton Felt on Wood Wall Plaque to: the 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). 3 Part Construction. Wooden Base, Blue Melton Felt Shield / Backing. Silver Light Alloy or Resin Cast / Moulded Device / Badge. Suppliers Sticker to the Rear. Dimensions: 215 mm x 146 mm x 23 mm. Imperfections: Slight Wood Chip to Rear Top Corner, See Pics!
Plaque – British Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Regiment, WWII / Malayan Scouts Period in Theatre Mate Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. c. WW2 / Post WW2. A Lovely Quirky In Theatre Made Hand Painted on Plywood Wall Plaque to: The Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment / Malayan Scouts. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Light Blue, White, Red & Black on Dark Blue (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). c. WW2 / Post WW2. Notes: 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. 1948 - 60: Malayan Emergency. 1954 - 59: Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman. 1963 - 66: Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation. 1963 - 67: Aden Emergency. 1962 - 76: Dhofar Rebellion, S Oman / Yemen Border. 1964 - 79: Rhodesian Bush War. Dimensions: 138 mm x 115 mm.
Plaque – The Parachute Regiment. Quality Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Hand Painted Wall Plaque to: The Parachute Regiment. A Pair of Outspread Horizontally Straight Wings. In the Centre an Opened Parachute Surmounted by the Royal Crest with a St Edwards / Queens Crown in Silver with Black Highlights on a Maroon / Light Blue Backing (Parachute Regiment Colours). Gold Gilt Border & Scroll. Plaque Scroll Reads: UTRINQUE PARATUS. Latin for “Ready for Anything”. Dimensions: 179 mm x 151 mm.
Plaque – The Selous Scouts. Quality Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. A Lovely Quality Hand Painted Wall Plaque to: The Selous Scouts. Curved Title Reading: SELOUS SCOUTS Surmounted by A Stylised Osprey dropping onto its prey. In Silver with Black Highlights on a Brown Backing (Brown & Green are the Colours of the Selous Scouts). Gold Gilt Border & Scroll. Plaque Scroll Reads: SELOUS SCOUTS. Note: Selous Scouts Regiment Operated in the Rhodesian Bush War (64 -79) from 1973 - 80. Badge designed by the Army Chief of Staff, Major General Andy Rawlings. Dimensions: 177 mm x 149 mm.
Post Card – From Gnr Norman Strange 19th Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery (RFA). c.WW1. A Very Nice Early WW1 Black & White Used / Posted Postcard “Christmas Wishes from Cousin”. TO: Mr J Coomber. Melrose Farm, Wynne Rd, Lee, Nr Elcham, Kent. FROM: Gnr F N Strange, 180041, 19th (Res), Battery, RFA, East Square,Woolwich. Photographers: W. A . Brown & Son, 148, Camberwell Rd, S.E. c.WW1. Dimensions: 134 mm x 84 mm.
Post WW2 Deutsche (German) Sports Badge (Deutsches Sportabzeichen) in Silver. c.1958. A Superb Example of an 1958 Deutsche (German) Sports Badge (Deutsches Sportabzeichen) in Silver (Silber). Makers Mark Reads: STEINHAUER & LUCK LUDDENSCEID. GES. GESCH. DEUTSCHER SPORT BUND. Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. c.1958. Dimensions: 49 mm x 40 mm.
Post WW2 Deutsche Polizie (German Police) Off's Tschako (Shako) Plate (Schleswig Holstein). A Very Nice Condition Post War II Silver Aluminium Deutsche Polizie (German Police) Officer’s Headdress (Tschako) Shako Badge / Plate to: The Schleswig Holstein Police. Two Part Construction, Rear Star Plate with Centre Coat of Arms of Schleswig Holstein. Complete with 2 x Screw Posts E / W. Makers Mark Reads: A (F.W. Assmann & Sohn). c.Post WW 2. Dimensions: 90 mm x 105 mm.
Pouch / Sabretache Ornament / Badge – Artillery Volunteer Corps (A.V.C.). Victorian / Volunteer Force, Superior Quality Off’s. c.1860 - 1899. A Lovely Unissued / Not Used Condition, Victorian / Volunteer Force Period, Superior Quality Silver Plated Officers (Off’s) Pouch / Sabretache Ornament / Badge to: The Artillery Volunteer Corps (AVC). An 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun, Facing Left (As Viewed from the front). 2 Part Construction (Separate Wheel). Die Struck. Quality Silver Plate. Voided. 3 x Screw posts to the rear N / E / W. Complete with a piece of Scarlet Red Melton Felt. c.1860 - 1899. Notes: 1716: Formed, King George I set up 2 field Artillery Companies of 100 men each. 1832 (10 Jul): Granted Mottoes. 1833: Badge: an 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun was Adopted. 1861: (Up until) the Militia, Entirely an Infantry Force. A No. of County Regiments were Converted to Artillery. 1859 / 60 - 1908: The Volunteer Force. 1899: RA consisted of: RFA, RHA & RGA. RGA manned the Coastal Guns & Colonial Forts. 1924: RFA & RGA merged to form the RA. 1908 - 1920: The Territorial Force. Dimensions: 38 mm x 35 mm.
Pouch / Sabretasche Badge – Victorian - Officers Universal Pattern. c.1837 - 1901. Superior Quality / Condition, Officers Universal Pattern Pouch Badge - Queen Victoria Crown (QVC) - Queen Victoria’s Cipher (VR), Gilt - 3 x Screw posts to the rear. c.1837 - 1901. Dimensions: 55 x 52 mm
Pouch Badge – Indian Army General Service (IAGS). A Lovely Condition Bright Cast Brass All Ranks (AR’s) Pouch Badge to: The Indian Army General Service (IAGS). Monogram GRI, standing for: George Rex Imperator (George King Emperor). Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Cast in Brass. 2 x Square Lugs E / W. c. 1901 – 47. Dimensions: 46 mm x 45 mm.
Regimental Day, Commemorating the Actions of The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment @ The Battle of Alexandra 21st March 1801 (Back Badge Day). 212th Anniversary. The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters) celebrates Backbadge Day on March 21st. This commemorates an incident at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, when the 28th, 42nd and 58th Regiments of Foot beat off a French attack on two fronts by turning their rear ranks Back-to-Back with the front ranks. "Rear rank, 28th! Right about face!" Since that day the Regiment have worn a Badge on the Back, as well as the Front, of their Caps. On the 1st February 2007 RGBWLI merged with the DDLI to become 1 Rifles. The regular battalions of the Rifles wear the Back Badge with ceremonial dress, and officers and warrant officers wear it on side hats. The Back Badge is also worn by the Band and Bugles of The Rifles on the ‘shako’. Happy Back Badge Day to All Google+
Regimental Day, Commemorating the Actions of The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment @ The Battle of Alexandra 21st March 1801 (Back Badge Day). 213th Anniversary. The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters) celebrates Back Badge Day on March 21st. This commemorates an incident at the Battle of Alexandria / Canope in 1801, when the 28th, 42nd and 58th Regiments of Foot beat off a French attack on two fronts by turning their rear ranks Back-to-Back with the front ranks. "Rear Rank 28th! Right about Face!” Since that day the Regiment has worn a Number / Badge on the Back, as well as the Front, of their Caps. On the 1st February 2007 RGBWLI merged with the DDLI to become 1 Rifles. The regular battalions of the Rifles wear the Back Badge with ceremonial dress, and officers and warrant officers wear it on side hats. The Back Badge is also worn by the Band and Bugles of The Rifles on the ‘shako’. HAPPY BACK BADGE DAY TO ALL Google+
REGIMENTAL DAY, Commemorating the Actions of the: 15th (The King’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). [15th (King’s) Hussars] at the Battle of Sahagun on the 21st December 1808. Today, Wednesday the 21st December 2016 is the 208th Anniversary of the Battle of Sahagun which was Fought during the Corunna Campaign of the Peninsular War. c.1808 - 14. Celebrated since by: All Ranks: The 15th (The King’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). [15th (King’s) Hussars], The 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars (The Geordie Hussars) and today the Light Dragoons. Also “B” Battery, The Royal Horse Artillery (RHA). THE SAHAGUN SONG: Wrote by one of the Lads, then Sang for the 1st time on the 21st Dec 1809 at the 1st Annual Commemoration of Sahagun. 'Twas in quarters we lay, as you quickly shall hear, Lord Paget came to us and bade us prepare, Saying, 'Saddle your horses-by the light of the moon, For the French they are lying in the town of Sahagun.' We saddled our horses, and away we did go O'er rivers of ice and o'er mountains of snow, To the town of Sahagun then our course we did steer, 'Twas the Fifteenth Hussars, who had never known fear. We rode on all night till the daylight did break, When eight of those French on a bridge we did take: But two got away, and rode off to Sahagun, To tell the French there that the English had come. The French they turned out of the town of Sahagun, Well mounted, well armed, full eight hundred strong: So loud they did cry for Napoleon, their King; With three cheers from the fifteenth the vineyards did ring. They formed themselves up, and the fight it began, They thought they could frighten the brave Englishman: With our glittering broadswords right at them we sped, They turned threes about, and away they all fled. We soon overtook them as frightened they fled, Cut through the brass helmets they wore on their head; 'Have mercy, have mercy! ' So loud they did cry; 'Have mercy, you English, or else we must die! , 'Mid the snow in the vineyards the French they lay dead: Three hundred were taken, the rest of them fled. Their Colonel, likewise, he was taken in the field; 'Twas the Fifteenth Hussars made those Frenchmen to yield. The Spaniards turned out of the town of Sahagun To welcome the Fifteenth, the 'King's Light Dragoons,' With jugs full of wine, our thirst for to quench, Crying, 'long live the English, and down with the French! Lord Paget came to us, and thus he did say: 'I thank you, Fifteenth, for your valour this day; Dismount now your horses and feed everyone, For the battle is over and the fight it is won.' The twenty-first of December, my boys, was the day When three hundred 'Fifteenth' made those French run away, Although they then numbered eight hundred or more. We'll drink and well sing now the battle is o’er. Here's health to Lord Paget, so endeth our stave, Likewise Colonel Grant, and our Officers brave; With a full flowing bowl now "we’ll drink and we’ll sing, 'Success to the Fifteenth; and 'God Save the King.' HAPPY SAHAGUN & BEST WISHES TO ALL
Sabretache Ornament / Badge – Artillery Volunteer Corps (A.V.C.). Scarce Victorian Horse Mounted Officer’s Leather / Undress Sabretache. c.1860 - 1899. A Lovely Example of a Scarce Victorian / Volunteer Force Period, Horse Mounted Officer’s Leather / Undress Dress Sabretache, Generic Device / Badge to: The Artillery Volunteer Corps (A.V.C.). The Royal Coat of Arms with the Royal Crest with a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). The Shield of Royal Arms Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Sided by the English Lion (Left) and the Unicorn of Scotland (Right). Motto of England & Scotland Reads: DIEU ET MON DROIT, French “God and My Right”. Centered by a Blank UBIQUE Scroll. The Large Bottom Motto Scroll, Surmounted by an 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun (2 Piece Wheel) Facing Left (As Viewed from the front), Reads: QUE FAS ET GLORIA DUCANT (Whither Right and Glory Lead). 2 Part Construction (Separate Wheel). Die Struck in Quality White Metal, 8 x Screw Posts complete with the Original Washers & Square Retaining Nuts to the rear. c.1860 - 1999. Notes: 1716: Formed, King George I set up 2 field Artillery Companies of 100 men each. 1832 (10 Jul): Granted Mottoes. 1833: Badge: an 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun was Adopted. 1861: (Up until) the Militia, Entirely an Infantry Force. A No. of County Regiments were Converted to Artillery. 1859 / 60 - 1908: The Volunteer Force. 1899: RA consisted of: RFA, RHA & RGA. RGA manned the Coastal Guns & Colonial Forts. 1924: RFA & RGA merged to form the RA. 1908 - 1920: The Territorial Force. Dimensions: 98 mm x 83 mm.
Sabretache – Full Dress – 4th (Hartlepool) Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps (AVC), Scarce Victorian, Mounted Officer’s. Coastal Artillery. c.1860 - 1899. A Lovely Example of a Very Scarce Victorian Horse Mounted Officer’s Full Dress Sabretache to a Small Artillery Corps; The 4th (Hartlepool) Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps (A.V.C.). The Royal Coat of Arms with the Royal Crest with a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). The Shield of Royal Arms Encircled by the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, French “Evil to him who evil thinks”. Sided by the English Lion (Left) and the Unicorn of Scotland (Right). Motto of England & Scotland Reads: DIEU ET MON DROIT, French “God and My Right”. Between two Large Sprays of Laurel / Oak the First part of the Four Part Title Scroll Reading: FOURTH. The Remainder Tri Part of the Title Scroll Reads: DURHAM ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS. Surmounted by a Silver Plated 1878 9lb'r Rifled Muzzle Loading Field Gun, Facing Left (As Viewed from the front), Sided by two Small Sprays of Laurel. A Sturdy Body Backed with Black Moroccan Leather and Faced / Edged with Black Melton Cloth / Felt. Silver (Artillery Pattern) Lace Border and Gold & Silver Bullion Embroidery & Sequins, Highlighted with Coloured Silks. Title Scrolls (x 4) and the Lions QVC Padded with Quality Crimson Velvet. Silvered Field Gun with Mounted Wheel. Silvered Masks to Faces of Lions. Notes: 1859: Volunteer Force Created. Appeal to Citizen in Maritime Towns to From AVC’s. 1860: Formation of 4 Corps within the County of Durham. Officers Commissioned. 1st Durham AVC Sunderland. 2nd Durham AVC Seaham. 3rd Durham AVC South Shields. 4th Durham AVC Hartlepool. 1899 - 1924: Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA). 1908 - 1920: Territorial Force. Northumbrian Division: Durham, Northumberland, East & North Riding of Yorkshire. Full Dress as above, also available with a Foul Weather Cover. Undress: Leather, either Plain or with a Regimental Device / Ornament. Deutsche: Säbeltasche. Säbel ‘Sabre' & Tasche 'Pocket'. A Flat Satchel on Long Straps suspended from the Waist Belt. Worn by Horse Mounted Officers. Dimensions: Front: 322 mm x 284 mm.Tasche: 260 mm x 209 mm. Condition: Over all the Sabretache is in Lovely Condition as it has been Framed & Kept out of Direct Sunlight. All Colours are Bright & Vibrant. Unfortunately the Pocket has been dethatched (Easily Sewn back on by a Saddler / Cobbler) for Mounting in / on a Frame / Board. Imperfections: Pocket / Bag Removed for Mounting in / on a Frame / Board, See Pics! Scuff to Rear end of Lion, See Pics! Minor Moth Nip; Body Edges, also under the Rear Corner / Apex of the Field Gun, See Pics!
Shoulder / Cross / Pouch Belt Plate – Volunteers. Generic Victorian Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC). c.1860 - 1908. A lovely Quality Example of a Generic Victorian Silver Plated Officers Rifle Volunteer Shoulder /Cross / Pouch Belt Plate (SBP) as worn by Infantry Rifle Volunteers. Within Two Sprays of Laurel a Curled Bugle Horn on a Seeded Background, Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC) over a Blank Honour Plinth. 3 Part Cast Construction (Note: Bugle Die Struck). Silver Plated. 4 x Screw Posts N/S/ E/ W. c.1860 - 1908. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891 – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 83 mm x 70 mm.
Shoulder Title Badge – The Gloucestershire Regiment. (Glosters). c.WW2. A Very Nice Unissued All Ranks (AR’s) WW2 Period Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt Single Shoulder Title Badge to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. White on Red GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Paste Back. c.WW2. Dimensions: 22 mm x 128 mm.
Silver War / Wounded Badge – S.W.B & Very Scarce Gaunt Box attributed to Sapper Lewis Cockle RE IWT (Seaman) employed on Tugs and Barges. He unfortunately died 23 Mar 1918. In Pristine condition E.F. c.WW1. SWB and Box impressed / marked: 23077. J.R. GAUNT & SON, LTD Manufactures of badges, Buttons, Medals, etc, London & Birmingham. 172860 Sapper Lewis Cockle was born 1869 in St Philips Bristol. He served with the Royal Engineers (RE) Inland Water Transport (IWT) as a Seaman working on Tugs and Barges at home. His Unit being: IWT Sandwich. He served 20 May 1915 until 13 Feb 1917. He was entitled to the SWB for Sickness (total incapacity). Of note he was admitted into Dover Military Hospital 29 Nov 1917. In 1917 he was 47 years old and had 4 children. In Feb 1917 (discharge) his intended place of residence was 103 Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol. He unfortunately died as a civilian on 22 Mar 1918. Dimensions: Box: 38 mm Square / 15 mm Deep. Badge: 33 mm in Diameter.
Silver War / Wounded Badge – SWB No: 29167 to: Private Gilbert Cann of The 6th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Glosters). c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Silver War Badge (SWB) No: 29167 to: Private Gilbert Cann of The 6th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. 3108 Pte Gilbert Cann was born 1892 in Bristol. 1911 census notes he was working as help at home at Guffin Inn, Bridge Gate, Warmley Nr Bristol. He enlisted 6th Bn Glouc Regt on 7 Sep 1914 address given as Lodge Farm, Mangotsfield Bristol. He married Alice M Alvis in 1916 (Oct-Dec) at Chipping Sodbury. His ‘hammer’ toe was amputated and he was discharged medically unfit 19 Mar 1915. He served 194 days at home. He died Bristol 1944 aged 53.
Silver War / Wounded Badge – SWB No: 33109 Pte Alfred Collumbell 7th Bn North Staffordshire Reg’t . Gallipoi. c.WW1. A Very Nice Condition WW1 Period Silver War Badge (SWB) No: 33109 to: Pte Alfred Collumbell of The 7th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment. Silver War Badge attributed to Pte Alfred Collumbell served with the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment at Gallipoli. An original 'Potter' before the war, who unfortunately died in 1919. 16971 Pte Alfred Collumbell born 1883 Hanley Staffordshire, son of Oliver and Rachel Collumbell. In 1911 (age 28) he was married, had one daughter aged 3 and resided at 29 Homer St, Stoke on Trent and was working as a 'Potter Mould Maker'. On 26 Feb 1915 (address given as Wesley Place, Endon, Staffs) he joined the North Staffs Regt transferring to their 7th Bn on 13 Sep 1915, serving with them in Gallipoli. In May 1916 at Malta he is diagnosed with 'Asthma'. He is subsequently discharged with this disability on 2 Nov 1917. He died 1 Jul 1919 aged 36 years and is buried at Hanley Staffs.
Sweetheart Badge – 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment. An Exceptional Well Constructed Sweetheart type Badge Made out of a Silver & Gilt 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment Officers Universal Pattern Waist Belt Clasp (WBC). Strong Pin Fastener to the Rear. c. 1855 - 1901 Dimensions: Diameter 48mm
Sweetheart Badge – Royal Artillery A Nice WW 1 Period Sweetheart Badge to The Royal Artillery, made out of an NCO’s Brass Arm Badge, Fitted with a Pin Back. Dimensions: 21 mm x 49 mm
Sweetheart Badge – The 13th Hussars. A Lovely Victorian Period Sweetheart Badge to The 13th Hussars made out of an Officers Silver Collar Badge, Fitted with a Pin Back. Dimensions: 31 mm x 28 mm
Sweetheart Badge – The 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers. A Very Nice WW 1 Period Sweetheart Badge to The 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers, made out of part of an Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Bi Metal Cap Badge. Pin Back. Dimensions: 33 mm x 36 mm
Sweetheart Badge – The Duke of York’s Own Loyal Suffolk (Yeomanry) Hussars. A Lovely Quality White Metal Sweetheart Badge to: The Duke of York’s Own Loyal Suffolk (Yeomanry) Hussars. A Castle (Bury St. Edmunds), below which the Date:1793 & then the Title Scroll Reading: ROYAL SUFFOLK HUSSARS. Brooch Type Pin Fitting to the Rear. c.1830 - 1961. Dimensions: 29 mm x 29 mm.
Sweetheart Badge – The Northumberland Fusiliers. A Very Nice WW 1 Period, Silver Plated Sweetheart Badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers, made out of a Shoulder Title. Pin Back. Wood 283 Dimensions: 33 mm x 41 mm
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI (Glosters). Back Badge, Silver Plated. c.1948 - 88. A Lovely Post WWII Quality Made, Silver Plated Sweetheart Brooch / Badge to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow. Constructed Out of a Bi Metal Backbadge as Previously Worn on the Home / Foreign Service Helmet. Silver Plated, Voided, Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. c.1948 - 88. Notes: Postings: 1948: Jamaica. 50: Colchester. 52: Warminster. 53: Barnard Castle. 55: Kenya. 56: Aden & Bahrain. 57: Cyprus. 58: Osnabruck, Germany. 60: Dover. 61: Lydd. 62: Cyprus. 65: Chester, Swaziland, Mauritius, Aden, Bechuanaland, Basutoland. 67: Berlin. 69: Honiton (Oct: Londonderry). 70: Minden (BAOR). 75: Weeton (Aug 75 - Feb 76 Belize). 78: Ballykelly. 79: Munster (BAOR). 81: Tidworth, (82: May - Nov Cyprus.) (84: Oct - Nov Gibraltar.). 86: Berlin. 88: Ballykelly. 90: Catterick (91: Oct - Apr Belize.). Dimensions: 27 mm x 29 mm.
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – Beautifully Crafted From Part of a 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, Off’s Racoon / Fur Cap Grenade. Wood 61. c.Boer War / WW1. A Unique, Beautifully Crafted in Bright Gilt, Boer War / Victorian Period Sweetheart Badge to the: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot / The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Made from the Grenade Ball Ornament from an Officer’s (Off’s) Racoon / Fur Cap Grenade. All in Quality Bright Gilt, St. George Facing Right Slaying the Dragon with a Lance, Within a Motto Belt Circlet Reading: QUO FATA VOCANT Latin: “Wherever The Fates Call”. Die Struck, Voided, Horizontal Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Wood 61. c.1867 - 1904. Notes: 1674 (27th Oct): Raised: Irish / Viscount Clare’s / Col Anselmne Reg’t. 1674 - 1751: Known by Names of Colonels. 1751: Numbered: 5th Regiment of Foot. 1782: County Title: 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot. 1836: Became Fusiliers: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. 1881: Became: The Northumberland Fusiliers. 1935: Redesignated: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. 1968: Became the 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Dimensions: 41 mm x 37 mm.
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – Northumberland Fusiliers Enamel on Brass. c.WWI. A Very Nice Great War Period Enamel on Brass Sweetheart Brooch / Badge to the: Northumberland Fusiliers. A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Circlet inscribed: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. In the Centre St. George Facing left Slaying the Dragon with a Lance. 19 Points to the Flames - Pointing Down Flames opposed to Level Flames - Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Die Struck in Brass. None Voided. Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. c.WW1. Notes: 1674 (27th Oct): Raised: Irish / Viscount Clare’s / Col Anselmne Reg’t. 1674 - 1751: Known by Names of Colonels. 1751: Numbered: 5th Regiment of Foot. 1782: County Title: 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot. 1836: Became Fusiliers: 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. 1881: Became: The Northumberland Fusiliers. 1935: Redesignated: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. 1968: Became the 1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Dimensions: 42 mm x 34 mm.
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – The Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Quality Made, Brass & Enamel. c.WWI / 2. A Lovely Great War / WW2 Period, Quality Made, Brass & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch / Badge to: The Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.). Set Centrally on a Horseshoe, the 3rd / c.1904 - 49 Pattern Badge of the Australian Imperial Force: Three Part Title Scroll Reads: AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown, Set on A Rising Sun Background. Die Struck, Brass & Enamel , Voided, Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Scratching to the rear Reads: GE ? LAURIE WITH ALL LOVE. c.WWI / 2. Notes: The 1st Australian Imperial Force (AIF). 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Australia & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) c.1915 - 16. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force formed in Egypt. Joined the British & French to Fight the Turks on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Gallipoli Campaign. 25 Apr 1915 - 09 Jan 1916. 1st ANZAC & 2nd ANZAC Corps. The 2nd Australian Imperial Force (AIF). c.1939 - 47. Dimensions: 32 mm x 29 mm.
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – The Essex Regiment, Quality Made, Gilt & Enamel. c.WWI. A Lovely Great War Period, Quality Made, Gilt & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch / Badge to: The Essex Regiment. Set Centrally on a WW1 Style, .303 Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Rifle, with Pattern 1907 Bayonet Fixed, the Badge of The Essex Regt: The Gibraltar Castle & Key encircled by two Laurel Wreaths, surmounted by A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, over EGYPT Honour Plinth, Title Scroll Reads: THE ESSEX REGIMENT. (Note: This is the Post 1900 Variation with the Redesigned Castle). Die Struck, Gilt & Enamel, Voided, Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. c.WWI. Notes: The Essex Regiment. 1741: 44th Regiment of Foot. 1755: 56th Regiment of Foot. 1881: The Essex Regiment. 1891: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1958: Amalgamated: Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment to form: 3rd East Anglian Regiment. Dimensions: 25 mm x 54 mm.
Sweetheart Brooch / Badge – The Royal Air Force (RAF) 11th Bomber Squadron. Handcrafted / Engraved in Quality Solid Silver. c.WW2. A Unique & Exceptionally Nice, WWII Period, Handcrafted / Made, Work of Art, Solid Silver, RAF Squadron / Sweetheart Brooch to: The Royal Air Force (R.A.F) XI Bomber Squadron. Within a Circlet, Encircled within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow, Reading: BOMBER SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE, Two Eagles Volant Pale / Wings Extended as if in Flight, Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Title / Motto Scroll Reads: IN OMNIBUS PRINCEPS Latin "First in all things". Handcrafted / Hand Engraves in Solid Silver. Vertical Hinged Needle Pin, Unfortunately Missing the Catch. c.WW2. Notes: R.A.F. XI Bomber Sqn. 1915: Formed at Netheravon. 1923: Risalpur, India: Westland Wapitis / Hawker Hart. 1939: Aden, East Africa Campaign: Bristol Belenheims. 1942: Colombo, Ceylon. 1943: Burma: Hurricane Ground Attack Aircraft in Support of the XIV Army. 1945 (Aug): Japanese Surrender: Japan as Part of the Commonwealth Occupation Forces 1945: Joined the Commonwealth Occupation forces in Japan. 1948: Disbanded. Dimensions: 56 mm x 40 mm. Imperfections: Missing the Catch Part of the Hinged Needle Pin & Catch / Hook.
Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) - 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW) Sovereign Base Tour of Cyprus 1995 - 97. An Unissued Uncut Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF), Blue, Buff, Blue Ribbon used by: 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (1 RGBW). Worn on their Desert Camouflage Uniform Only. During their Sovereign Base Tour of Cyprus May 1995 - March 1997. Worn by All Ranks on the Upper Right Arm. c.1995 - 97. Dimensions: 73 mm x 84 mm.
Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) – Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). 1st Pattern (Large). c. 2007 - 13. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth 1st Pattern (Large), Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) / Drop Zone (DZ) Flash / Arm Badge / Patch to: The Joint Air Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). Upon a Fouled Anchor, Bellerophon astride a Pegasus, Facing Left as viewed from the Front. Surmounted by a Flying Eagle also facing Left. Set on the vertical Background of The Three / Tri Service Arms: Royal Navy (Navy Blue) British Army (Scarlet Red) & Royal Air Force (Sky Blue). c.2007 - 13. Notes: JATE/JATEU/JADTEU. The Joint Air Transport Evaluation Unit (JATEU) was a joint Army & RAF Unit. With origins in WW2 Army’s Airborne Forces Development Centre (AFDC) & the RAF’s Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit (AFTDU) which were amalgamated into the: Army Air Transport Development Unit (ATDU). It was renamed the: Joint Air Transport Establishment (JATE) in 1986. Became JATEU in 1998, responsible for Airportability, Engineering & Airborne Trials. Became Joint Air Delivery Trials Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) in 2004. 1st Patt JATE Arm Badge introduced in 1996. RAF Brize Norton. Dimensions: 73 mm x 73 mm.
Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) – Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). 2nd Pattern (Small), Subdued Version. c.2013 - Present. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth 2nd Pattern (Small), Subdued Version, Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) / Drop Zone (DZ) Flash / Arm Badge / Patch to: The Joint Air Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). Upon a Fouled Anchor, Bellerophon astride a Pegasus, Facing Left as viewed from the Front. Surmounted by a Flying Eagle also facing Left. Set on the vertical Background of The Three / Tri Service Arms: Royal Navy (Navy Blue) British Army (Scarlet Red) & Royal Air Force (Sky Blue). c.2013 - Present. Notes: JATE/JATEU/JADTEU. The Joint Air Transport Evaluation Unit (JATEU) was a joint Army & RAF Unit. With origins in WW2 Army’s Airborne Forces Development Centre (AFDC) & the RAF’s Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit (AFTDU) which were amalgamated into the: Army Air Transport Development Unit (ATDU). It was renamed the: Joint Air Transport Establishment (JATE) in 1986. Became JATEU in 1998, Responsible for Airportability, Engineering & Airborne Trials. Became Joint Air Delivery Trials Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) in 2004. 1st Patt JATE Arm Badge introduced in 1996. RAF Brize Norton. Dimensions: 62 mm x 62 mm.
Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) – Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). 2nd Pattern (Small). c.2013 - Present. An Unissued / Not Worn, Cloth 2nd Pattern (Small), Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF) / Drop Zone (DZ) Flash / Arm Badge / Patch to: The Joint Air Delivery Test & Evaluation Unit (JADTEU). Upon a Fouled Anchor, Bellerophon astride a Pegasus, Facing Left as viewed from the Front. Surmounted by a Flying Eagle also facing Left. Set on the vertical Background of The Three / Tri Service Arms: Royal Navy (Navy Blue) British Army (Scarlet Red) & Royal Air Force (Sky Blue). c.2013 - Present. Notes: JATE/JATEU/JADTEU. The Joint Air Transport Evaluation Unit (JATEU) was a joint Army & RAF Unit. With origins in WW2 Army’s Airborne Forces Development Centre (AFDC) & the RAF’s Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit (AFTDU) which were amalgamated into the: Army Air Transport Development Unit (ATDU). It was renamed the: Joint Air Transport Establishment (JATE) in 1986. Became JATEU in 1998, Responsible for Airportability, Engineering & Airborne Trials. Became Joint Air Delivery Trials Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) in 2004. 1st Patt JATE Arm Badge introduced in 1996. RAF Brize Norton. Dimensions: 62 mm x 62 mm.
The Liberation of Kuwait 1991 (Gulf War) Medal – Full Size – Cases / Boxed. In Unissued Conditioned, Liberation of Kuwait 1991 (Gulf War) Medal, as issued to All Armed Force Personnel that Took Part in the Conflict. Full Size Medal. Un-Named. Complete with Ribbon Bar & Presentation Case / Box with White Card Cover. c. 1991. Dimensions: Medal: 110 x 44 mm – Case: 145 x 63 mm
Title: Cap / Headdress Badge – RAC – Royal Tank Regiment (RTR). WW2 Economy Bakelite / Plastic. Pale Fawn / Light Bronze. OR’s. Sealed: 12th February 1943. c.1942 - 46. A Lovely Unissued WW2 Period Bakelite / Plastic Economy Issue Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: The Royal Tank Corps (R.T.C.) / The Royal Tank Regiment (R.T.R.). A WW1 Rhomboid Shape Tank Facing Front / Left as Observed from the Front, Encircled in Two Twigs of Laurel Leaves, Surmounted by a Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown. Motto Scroll Reads: FEAR NAUGHT. Moulded in Bakelite in Pale Fawn / Light Bronze. Makers Mark: A. STANLEY & SONS. WALSALL. Mould No. 110 - 109. Voided. Blades E / W. Sealed: 12th February 1943. c.1942 - 46. KK 2200. Notes: Nov 16: Heavy Section MGC redesignated as Heavy Branch MGC, MGC Badge used. Special Dress Distinction Badge Arm. Worsted Arm Badge designed by Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton. Worn R Arm, All Ranks. 27 Jul 17 Tank Corps formed from Heavy Branch, MGC, gm Cap Badge introduced. 1922: Motto Fear Naught. 18 Oct 23: Royal Tank Corps. 1924: White Metal Badge (Tank Rear). 1925 (Tank Front). Late 20’s early 30’s Khaki Drill Tropical Uniforms. 04 Apr 39: Renamed Royal Tank Reg’t, wing of the RAC. Bakelite: 1943 - 6. Early 50’s gm KC Corps Band. Dimensions: 49 mm x 38 mm.
Title: Cap / Headdress Badge – Victorian 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot Last Pattern Shako Plate. c.1869 - 78. An Extremely Nice & Rare Victorian Example of a Gilding Metal Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Last Pattern Shako Plate / Badge to: The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. Numbers 2 8 within the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. French “Evil to him who evil thinks” Encircled in Two Large Wreaths of Laurel Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Die Struck in Gilding Metal. 2 x Large Lugs E & W. c.1868 - 78. Dimensions: 95 mm x 84 mm.
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Undress Sabretasche – Officers Early Foreign Square Style, Blank Tasche. A Very Nice, Rare Officers Early Foreign Square Style, Blank Bag / Tasche Sabretasche. Black Patient Leather Outer / Red Leather Lining. No evidence of any Makers Mark / Label or fitting of any Badge / Device. Dimensions: 285 x 210 mm Imperfections: Mothing to the Interior Red Leather Bag Lining & The backside / Top of the Cover / Flap. Leather Tab to hold on Centre O Ring deficient
Uniform - Trousers, Camouflage Rhodesian – Brush Strokes Pattern, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Heavy Duty Cotton Drill. c.1966 - 79. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After Pair of Official Issue, Bush War Period Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Combat / Work Trousers as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia. Heavyweight / Duty Cotton Drill, Broad Brushstrokes Pattern / Style Camouflage in the Brown & Dark Green on a Khaki Background. Deep Waist Band, Secured at the Front with 4 x Buttons & Adjusted by 2 x Sliding Chrome Buckles. 3 x Buttoned Belt loops. Buttoned Fly. 2 x Internal Side Pockets L & R. Pleated with Button Fastener First Field Dressing Pocket. 2 x Pleated Map / Leg Pockets L & R with Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Double Layered Material to Trouser Seat & Front / Knee area of Legs. Trouser Bottom Button Holes for Optional Draw Cord / Elastic. White Cotton Woven Label (Inside Top, Rear of Waist Band) Reads: 1978 over 2, Ink Stamped in Blue Ink. c.1966 - 79. Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Natural Waist (Top): 14 Inches = 28 Inches. Seat / Hip (Top of Pocket to Top of Pocket): 21 ½ Inches = 43 Inches. Outside Leg: 41 Inches. Inside Leg; 29 ½ Inches. Bottom Width: 7 Inches.
Uniform - Trousers, Camouflage Rhodesian – Brush Strokes Pattern, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Heavy Duty Cotton Drill. c.1966 - 79. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After Pair of Official Issue, Bush War Period Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Combat / Work Trousers as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia. Heavyweight / Duty Cotton Drill, Broad Brushstrokes Pattern / Style Camouflage in the Brown & Dark Green on a Khaki Background. Deep Waist Band, Secured at the Front with 4 x Buttons & Adjusted by 2 x Sliding Chrome Buckles. 3 x Buttoned Belt loops. Buttoned Fly. 2 x Internal Side Pockets L & R. Pleated with Button Fastener First Field Dressing Pocket. 2 x Pleated Map / Leg Pockets L & R with Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Double Layered Material to Trouser Seat & Front / Knee area of Legs. Trouser Bottom Button Holes for Optional Draw Cord / Elastic. Complete with Sewn In Creases. White Cotton Woven Label (Inside Top, Rear of Waist Band) Reads: 13 within a Circle / Coffin Shape, Marked in Black Ink. Name, also in Ink Reads: J. HAWNT. c.1966 - 79. Notes: Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Natural Waist (Top): 17 Inches = 34 Inches. Seat / Hip (Top of Pocket to Top of Pocket): 22 ½ Inches = 45 Inches. Outside Leg: 41 Inches. Inside Leg; 28 ½ Inches. Bottom Width: 8 ½ Inches.
Uniform – British Khaki Battle Dress Blouse 1946 Pattern. A Very Nice 1946 Pattern British Khaki Battle Dress Blouse complete with 2nd Lieutenant Pips. Label Reads: BATTLE DRESS BLOUSE 1946 Pattern. Height: 5’ 9’’ - 5’ 10’’. Breast: 36’’ - 37’’. Waist: 31’’ - 37’’. Maker: F.W. Harmer & Co. Ltd 1946. Named to: J. W. Yeend. c.1946.
Uniform – British Olive Green Combat Smock Battle 1960 Pattern. An Extremely Nice & Rare 1960 Pattern British Olive Green Combat Smock. Label Reads: SMOCK COMBAT 1960 PATTERN. Size 4. REG SMALL. HEIGHT: 5’ – 7’’ To 5’ – 10’’. BREAST: 34 – 36. Maker: MANDELBERG & CO LTD. COMPARATIVE SIZES U.S.A. REG SMALL. CANADIAN SIZE SMALL. c.1960.
Uniform – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. from No 6 Kompanie (Company), Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein Regiment, Westfalen Division, West Corps. c.1933 - 45 Winter Feldmütze (Field Cap). A Lovely H.J. Issued / Worn / Used Winter Feldmütze (Field Cap). External: In Dunkelblau (Dark Blue) Wool. Stiffened Peak. Folded Up Side Flaps with a Central Blued (Anodised) Buckle. Internal: Fully lined in Quilted Rayon. Insignia: The 1934 H. J. Pin on Swastika Diamond Badge. Size: Small. Internal Diameter: 21” (Size 54 / 6 ¾). H.J. 1935 Pattern Light Brown / Khaki Waist Length Köperbluse (Twill Blouse) / Tunic. Constructed in Light Tan / Khaki Brown Heavy Cotton Twill. A Buttoned Front, Tailored Fit, Waist Length Blouse Style Shirt / Jacket / Tunic with Long Sleeve and a Lay Down Collar. 2 x Pleated Breast Pockets. French Style Turned up Cuffs. 5 x Belt Hooks / Holders, x 4 Metal License Prefix / Makers Mark: RZM UE82 = Steinhauer und Lück lüdenscheid. & x 1 Metal License Prefix / Makers Mark: RZM 5 / 8 = F. W. Assmann & Söhne Lüdenscheid. Buttons: 5x Hitler Jugend H.J. / Deutsche Jugend D.J. Brown Painted Light Aluminium / Alloy Fronted Hollow Back, Size: 17mm. Metal License Prefix / Makers Mark: RZM M5 / 164. M5 = Uniform Accessories / Fittings & Buttons. 164 = Hillenbrand & Bröer Lüdenscheid. Cuff Buttons: 4 in Total, Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) Silver Light Aluminium / Alloy Fronted Steel Backed Pebbled, Size: 20mm. 2 x Markers Mark: F L L LINDEN LUDENSHIELD ‘Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid’. & 2 x Markers Mark: ***** D. Dimensions: Approx Sizes: Collar (flat measured): 12 ½ - 13”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 16 ½”. Chest (Flat measured, Arm pit - Arm pit): 20 ½ = 41”. Waist (Seam - Seam): 17” = 34”. Length (Flat measured, Arm Pit - Bottom): 9”. Sleeve length (Under Arm - End of Cuff): 18”. c.1935 - 45. H.J.Schulterklappe Shoulder Straps / Epaulette & Buttons. Matching Pair of Early 1933-38 Straps. 1st Pattern light brown / khaki cotton twill / uniform cloth. Width 37mm inclusive of the 2mm wide piping. Length 110 mm. Oberbann Number 236 in Arabic Style 18mm High in Scarlet Red / Scarlet Red Piping = Obberbann 1. Banne (Area of Command / Regiment) 236 = Duisburg-Nord / Ruhr-Niederrhein / West. No Unterbann Number. Rank : Hitlerjunge. Retaining Buttons No 6 = The Gefolgshcaft, (A Company sized H.J. Unit). 2 x Pebbled Buttons painted Feldgrau (Field Grey) Raised Arabic Numeral No 6. Silver Light Aluminium / Alloy Fronted Steel Backed, Size: 20mm. Metal License Prefix / Makers Mark: RZM 55. 55 = Sebnitzer Knopffabrik Josef Koch, Sebnitz. c.1933-38. H.J. Gebietsdreiecke (Area Triangles) / Obergebiet (Region) / Gebiet = District Organisation Dreieck (Triangle). Early Rare Version written Wes.tfalen opposed to Westfalen. Superior Quality BeVo H.J. Gebietsdreiecke (Area Triangles) Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia for: West = Obergebiet (Region) Corps District / Westfalen = Gebiet (District) Divisional District. Silk Woven in Yellow / Gold West over Wes.tfalen in within a Yellow / Gold Isosceles Triangular on a Black Isosceles Triangular Backing. Worn Centered on the Left Upper Sleeve / Arm of the H.J. Shirt / Tunic. Introduced 01st Jan 1933. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. C.1933-45. H.J. Cross Belt & Buckle. In Superb Condition A Blackened Leather Waist Belt with a One piece die stamped Steel (Magnetic) Buckle. H.J. Hoheitszeichen (Nazi Official National Emblem) Eagle Clutching the H.J. Swastika Diamond, Surmounted by Motto: Blut und Ehre (Blood & Honour). Leather Stamped with Political Hoheitszeichen, also Large Ink Stamp Reading: 95. Cross Strap also Blackened Leather with Steel (Magnetic) Fittings, attached to x2 Leather Slide Loops complete with D Rings. x 1 Loop with Makers Stamp. H.J. Armelbinde (Armband). Black Canted Swastika on a white square background. Middle stripe in white on a Scarlet Red Backing. 5 Part Construction, in Linen. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. Worn by all H.J. Boys & Leaders on the Upper Left Arm.c.1921- 45. Dimensions: 100 mm x 170 mm. NOTES: Kamerad (Comrade). Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honour). Deutscher Gruss (German Salute) “Heil, Mein Führer! (Hail, my Leader!) From: 1924. “Sieg Hei!” (To Victory). Compulsary by Law Dec 1936. Boys 6-10 Pimpf (Little Fellows). Boys 10-13 Deutsche Jungvolk (German Young People). Boys 14-18 Hitler Jugend (Youth). Girls 10-14 Jungmädel (Young Maidens). Girls 14-21 Deutscher Mädel (League of Young Maidens). The Brown Sturmabteilung SA (Storm Detachment / Assault Division / Brownshirts / Paramilitary Wing of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) / Nazi Party shirt authorized for the young Nazis in 1926, which caused some members to be killed because they were mistaken for SA Activists., replaced in 1933.Hitler / Nazi hold on Youth Age 10 -21 c.1933-45. 6 Months, Reichsarbeitdienst (RAD) The State Labour Service. 2yrs Wehrmacht (National Armed Forces) 2 yrs Military Service. (Reichszeugmeisterei (National Material Control Office) RZM - Central Ordnance Office of the NSDAP) Government Procurement Office. 02Aug34, Hitler became Führer.
Uniform – No.6 Dress Jacket Badged to a Major Serving with: 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists Rifles). S.A.S.c.1969. An Extremely Nice & Very Rare c.1969 No.6 Dress Jacket Badged to a Major Serving with: 21st Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment (Artists Rifles). British Uniform Mans No.6 Dress (Warm Areas) Stone. Size 15. Made by: J. Compton, Sons & Webb Ltd. Efficiency Decoration Ribbon TAVR 1969. Note! Provenance of Recipient / User is available to buyer, some research has been done, L/Cpl 195? – 06 Oct 1960. Major: 01 Mar 1965. Stable Belt is an added extra, it did not come with the Jacket!
Uniform – Post WWII British Khaki Short Sleeve Aertex Tropical Shirt.c.1950’s / 60’s. A Very Nice Unworn Condition British Military Issued Post WW2 Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Overseas Tropical Khaki Aertex Type Shirt with Tailored Short Sleeves, Bearing The Rank of Staff / Colour Sergeant on the Right Arm. 2 x Pleated Breast Pockets. No Internal Ink Makers Marks / Sizes or Labels. Dimensions: Approx Sizes: Collar (flat measured): 15 ½ - 16”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 16 ½”. Chest (Flat measured, Arm pit - Arm pit): 21 ½ = 43”. Length (Flat measured, Arm pit - Bottom): Front: 18”. Rear: 20”. Sleeve length (Under arm – End of Cuff): 7”.
Uniform – Shirt, Camouflage Rhodesian – Brush Strokes Pattern, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Heavy Duty Cotton Drill. With Army Insignia. Paramount. c.1966 - 79. A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After Official Issue, Bush War Period Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Combat / Work Shirt with Army Insignia as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia by Paramount. Heavyweight / Duty Cotton Drill, Broad Brushstrokes Pattern / Style Camouflage in the Brown & Dark Green on a Khaki Background. Open Collar (No Top Button). Long Sleeved with Buttoned Cuffs. Pleated Breast Pockets with Secured by Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Buttoned Shoulder Epaulets. Double Layered Material to the Shoulder Yoke. Twin Pleats to the Rear bellow Yoke. White Cotton Size Tab Reads: 14 in Red Ink. Khaki Woven on Black Makers Label Reads: PARAMOUNT. (The No 14 indicates the Neck Size). Writing in Black Ink, written on the inside Yoke Reads: CRAIG. Complete with Army Troops & Brigade Insignia Machine Sewn to the L & R Upper Arm 4 Inches Down from the Shoulder Seam. c.1966 - 79. Insignia: Army Troops Badge / Flash. Machine Embroidered. A Vertical Pickaxe Surmounted by a Lion & Tusk Guardant (B.S.A.C. Heraldic Crest) Facing Right as Observed from the Front. On a Rhodesian Green Shield with a Red Central Dividing Line & Border. 1 Brigade Badge / Flash. AOR Matabeleland. Machine Embroidered Black Elephant Head with White Highlights Facing Left as Observed from the Front on a Red Shield with a Black Border. c.1966 - 79. Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Collar: 14”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 16 ½”. Chest (Arm Pit - Arm Pit): 22” = 44”. Length (Arm Pit - Bottom): 21”. Sleeve length (Under Arm - End of Cuff): 20”. Insignia: 60 mm x 50 mm each Badge.
Uniform – Shirt, Camouflage Rhodesian – Brush Strokes Pattern, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Light Cotton Drill. Trevain. c.1966 - 79. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After Official Issue, Bush War Period Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Combat / Work Shirt as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia by Trevain. Light Cotton Drill, Broad Brushstrokes Pattern / Style Camouflage in the Brown & Dark Green on a Khaki Background. Open Collar (No Top Button). Long Sleeved with Buttoned Cuffs. Pleated Breast Pockets with Secured by Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Buttoned Shoulder Epaulets. Double Layered Material to the Shoulder Yoke. Twin Pleats to the Rear bellow Yoke. Black on Off White / Drab BeVo Makers Label Reads: TREVAIN. c.1966 - 79. Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Collar : 15 ½ ”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 17”. Chest (Arm Pit - Arm Pit): 21 ½” = 43”. Length (Arm Pit - Bottom): 19”. Sleeve length (Under Arm - End of Cuff): 21 ½”.
Uniform – Shirt, Camouflage Rhodesian – Brush Strokes Pattern, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Light Cotton Drill. With Army Insignia. Paramount. c.1966 - 79. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After Official Issue, Bush War Period Brush Strokes Pattern / Style Camouflage “Cammies” All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Combat / Work Shirt with Army Insignia as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia by Paramount. Light Cotton Drill, Broad Brushstrokes Pattern / Style Camouflage in the Brown & Dark Green on a Khaki Background. Open Collar (No Top Button). Long Sleeved with Buttoned Cuffs. Pleated Breast Pockets with Secured by Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Buttoned Shoulder Epaulets. Double Layered Material to the Shoulder Yoke. Tailored. White Cotton Size Tab Reads: 15 in Red Ink. Khaki Woven on Black Makers Label Reads: PARAMOUNT.(The No 15 indicates the Neck Size). Writing in Black Ink, written on the inside Shirt Tail Reads: LACOSTE 7 TPR. Complete with the ARMY Breast Badge, Machine Sewn to the Top of Right Breast Pocket. Black Printed on Olive Green Linen. c.1966 - 79. Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Collar : 15”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 17”. Chest (Arm Pit - Arm Pit): 21 ½” = 43”. Note: Tailored by approx. 1 ½” Each Side. This can be Easily Unpicked, without Damage. Length (Arm Pit - Bottom): 20”. Sleeve length (Under Arm - End of Cuff): 21”. Insignia: 31 mm x 56 mm.
Uniform – Shirt, Field Dress Rhodesian – Olive Green, In Country Made. Security Forces Official Issue. Heavy Cotton Drill. Paramount. c.1966 - 79. A Lovely Worn / Used Condition, Scarce / Sort After, Official Issue, Bush War Period, All Ranks (AR’s) Uniform Olive Green / Field Shirt as used by: The Rhodesian Security Forces. Produced in Rhodesia by Paramount. Heavy Cotton Drill, Tailored with Short Sleeves (1 ½” turn up). Closed Collar with Top Button. Pleated Breast Pockets with Secured by Buttoned Scalloped Flaps. Buttoned Shoulder Epaulets. Double Layered Material to the Shoulder Yoke. Twin Pleats to the Rear bellow Yoke. White Cotton Size Tab Reads: 38 over 15 in Red Ink. Khaki Woven on Black Makers Label Reads: PARAMOUNT. The 38 over 15 is the Chest & Neck Size). c.1966 - 79. Notes: 1896 - 97: 1st Chimurenga, Shona for “Revolutionary Struggle” (2nd Matabele War.). 1923: Rhodesia, Self Governed. 1953 - 63: Federation: British Colony of S. Rhodesia & British Protectorate of N. Rhodesia. 1965 (11 Nov): Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). 1966 - 79: 2nd Chimurenga “The Rhodesian Bush War”. Unrecognized State endured 15yrs of Isolation & Civil War 1970 - 79: Republic of Rhodesia. 1980 (18 Apr): Zimbabwe. Dimensions / Measurements (Flat Measured): Collar: (Button to Centre of Button Hole) 15”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 16 ¾”. Chest (Arm Pit - Arm Pit): 21” = 42”. Note: Tailored by approx. 3/4” Each Side. This can be Easily Unpicked, without Damage. Length (Arm Pit – Bottom of Shirt Tail): 24”. Sleeve length (Under Arm – End of Turn Up): 5”. Turn Up: 1 ½”.
Uniform – Victorian Period Ordinary Ranks Beaufort Blue Ceremonial Full Dress Tunic / Uniform & Busby Set to The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). c.1900. A lovely Rare Example of a Late Victorian period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Ceremonial Full Dress Uniform & Busby Set to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). Jacket: Plain Pelisse Style, finely Tailored in the Correct Beaufort Blue Melton felt, piped front & rear with fancy Jamaica Yellow Box Piping, complete with both Ball & Flat Gilding Metal Buttons. Trousers: Riding Breeches , High Back, finely Tailored in the same Correct Beaufort Blue Melton felt, with x 2 Jamaica Yellow Tape Stripes to each leg. Busby: Complete with Cap Cords, Plume, Chin Strap & Carrying Bag. Waist Belt: Hussars Barrel Sash Type Belt in Crimson & Yellow. Dimensions: Approx Sizes: Collar (flat measured): 15 ½ - 16”. Shoulder (Seam - Seam): 14 ½”. Chest (Flat measured, Arm pit - Arm pit): 19 ½ = 39”. Length (Flat measured, Arm pit - Bottom): Front: 18”. Rear: 20”. Sleeve length (Under arm – End of Cuff): 9 ½”. Waist: 34”. Inside Leg: 34”. Overall Uniform Size: Small. (Victorian) Busby Size: 6 7/8ths (55). Imperfections: Belt, possibly of a later date! Slight wear to Busby Fir, Slight Wear & Tear to Tunic, see pics.
Uniform – WW2 British Gabardine Windproof Cold Weather / Desert S.A.S Smock.c.1942 / 45 & 1991. An Extremely Nice / Rare WW2 Period, 1942 Dated, British Issued / Worn / Used Cotton Gabardine Windproof, Sand Coloured Cold Weather / Desert Smock as issued to British SAS / SBS. Approximate Size: Medium to Large Man. Made out of Cotton Gabardine Material. Cagoule Type Hood. Additional Material / Support on Shoulders & Elbows. Four x Relatively Large External Buttoned Patch Type Pockets, Beast Pockets Only Pleated. Buttoned / Adjustable Cuffs. Draw Cord for Hood & Bottom Seam. Dark Chocolate Brown Bakelite / Plastic Buttons. Die Stamp in Black Reads: 8 over 1942 over War Department W D & Broad Arrow. Notes: Original 1942 Cold Weather Clothing Issue to: Commando. Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). L Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade. 1st Special Air Service Regiment (1st SAS). Special Boat Section. Greek Sacred Squadron. French SAS. 2nd S.A.S. Raiding Support Squadron & All British Units that required them. Also issued out to United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) During the 1st Gulf War.
Uniform – WW2 British, Early Issue Green Denim Windproof Cold Weather Commando Smock. c.1941 / 45. An Extremely Nice / Rare WW2 Period, 1941 Dated, British Issued / Worn / Used Green Cotton Denim, Cold Weather / Windproof Smock as issued to British Commandos / SAS / SBS. Approximate Size: Large to Extra Large Man. Made out of Hard Wearing Heavy Denim Material. Cagoule Type Hood. Additional Material / Support on Shoulders & Elbows. Four x Relatively Large External Buttoned Patch Type Pockets, Beast Pockets Only Pleated. Draw Cord for Hood & Bottom Seam. Chocolate Brown Bakelite / Plastic Buttons. Printed Cotton Label Reads: SUIT. SNOW. BLOUSE. Size No. 4. HEIGHT 6ft. 0 in to 6ft. 2 in, Breast 42" in. to 44" in. PRICES TAILORS LIMITED PROPRITORS OF THE FIFTY SHILLING TAILORS. OCTOBER 1941. War Department Broad Arrow. Paper Label; Unreadable. Die Stamp in Black Reads: Capital P over War Department W D & Broad Arrow over 26. FOX (Original Issued Recipients Name?) Written in Capital Letters on the inside bottom rear. Notes: Original 1941 Cold Weather Clothing Issue to: Commandos, Special Boat Section. Special Boat Squadron (SBS). & All British Units that Required them. Imperfections: Very Small darned repair Top, Rear RH Arm. Couple of Small Paint / Tar Marks, see pics.
Uniform – WW2 Khaki Drill Tropical Royal Marines Named: P. Wilde.c.1941 / 44. An Extremely Nice & Rare Issued (Possibly Not Worn) WW2 Period Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Overseas Tropical Khaki Drill (KD) Named & Dated Uniform Badged to: The Royal Marines (RM). Approximate Size: Small to Medium Man. JACKET: In KD, 2 x Pleated Breast Pockets & an Internal Field Dressing Pocket. Complete with Gilding Metal RM Shoulder Titles, Brass RM Buttons & Belt Hooks. Dated: 13 / 02 / 44. Named to a P. WILDE Stencilled / Stamped in Black Paint. Approximate Size Measurements: Neck: 15 ½ inch. Chest: 38 - 40 inch. Waist: 32 - 34 inch. SHORTS: In KD, 2 x Internal Side Pockets & a Field Dressing Pocket. Brass Buttons & White Metal Buckles. Named to a P. WILDE Stencilled / Stamped in Black Paint. War Department W D & Broad Arrow Stamp. Printed Label Reads: KHAKI DRILL SHORTS 1940 PATTERN Size No. 8. Height 5'7" to 5'8", Waist 32" to 33", Breech 38" to 39". W. A. SMITH & CO. BOLENIUM LTD. War Department Broad Arrow. Stamp: APR 1941.
Unknown - Accoutrements – A Single Edwardian Period Scottish HM Epaulet. c.1905. A Single Edwardian Period (King Edward VII 1901 - 10) Scottish Solid Hallmarked Silver Epaulette. Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “f” 1905. Makers Mark: GY & Co (William Grey / Grey & Co, 1886 - 1936). Silver Barrel: Diameter 60mm. length: 25 mm. Tassels: Black & Red Cotton. Length: 60mm each side. c.1905. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, so I have started a new Category: Unknown Items (25 July 14). Any Help would be welcomed & appreciated. Thanks.
Unknown – Accoutrements – Epaulettes - British WW1 / 2 - Quality Matching Pair - Silver & Gilt Set of Six Officers Pips – Great Coat? QARANC? A Lovely Quality / Condition, British Great War / WWII, Pair / Set of Captains Rank Epaulets / Shoulder Tabs to: The Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (Q.A.R.A.N.C.)? Set on Khaki Serge, Piped with Scarlet Red Melton Felt, 3 x Quality Silver & Gilt Rank Badges / Pips per Epaulette. Silk Backed / Lined. Khaki Serge Securing Straps. Possibly: Great Coat? Notes: Not 100% sure as to what Unit these Tabs are from, hence popping them into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 145 mm x 75 mm Each Epaulet.
Unknown – An Unknown Edwardian Period Family / School HM Silver Pinned Back Brooch / Badge. c.1908. An Unknown Edwardian Period (King Edward VII 1901 - 10), Family / School, Brooch / Badge in Hallmarked (HM) Silver. A Coronet Holding A Cluster of Five Ostrich Feathers in a Row Surmounted by an Upright, Wings Spread Bird / Liver Bird? Facing Left as observed from the front. Die Struck in Quality Heavy, Solid Silver (Extremely Fine Detail) Hallmark: Birmingham, England, “i” 1908. Makers Mark: R.C (Robert Chandler). Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. c.1908. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, so I have started a New Category: Unknown Items (25 July 14). Any Help would be Welcomed & Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 48 mm x 40 mm.
Unknown – An Unknown Late Victorian / Boer War / Edwardian Period Style Family / School, Brooch / Badge Engraved on Quality Sterling Silver. An Unknown Late Victorian / Boer War / Edwardian Period Style Family / School, Brooch / Badge Engraved on Quality Sterling Silver. Upon A Heraldic Shield, the Coat of Arms of Carlisle. To the Centre a Twin Towered Castle, with a Single Rose either side. Upon A River, Surmounted by a Lion Passant (Walking). Large / Long Title Scroll Reads: BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. Die Struck (Hollow) in Quality Sterling Silver, Unnamed / Marked. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the Rear. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, so I have started a New Category: Unknown Items (25 July 14). Any Help would be Welcomed & Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 38 in Diameter. Imperfections: Slight damage to Outer Rim, See Pics!
Unknown – Capital Letter N in Gilding Metal. A Lovely Quality Unknown Capital Letter N. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping then into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 17 mm x 16 mm.
Unknown – Capital Letter R in Gilding Metal. A Lovely Quality Unknown Capital Letter R. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping then into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 20 mm x 19 mm.
Unknown – Capital Letter W in Gilding Metal. A Lovely Quality Unknown Capital Letter W. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping then into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 18 mm x 22 mm.
Unknown – Collar Badge – On a Heraldic Torse a Clenched Fist Holding a Bowed Dagger, in Gilding Metal. A Lovely Quality Unknown Small Single Collar Badge. On a Heraldic Torse A Clenched Fist Holding a Bowed Dagger. Die Struck in Gilding Metal, None Voided, Single Lug, Makers mark Reads: An Upside down Capital N followed by a Capital D. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping it into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 21 mm x 16 mm.
Unknown – Collar Badges – Matching (Facing) Pair, of Small, Bronze, Officers Service Dress (OSD). A Lovely Quality Matching (Facing) Pair, of Small, Bronze, Officers Service Dress (OSD) Collar Badges to: ? A Lion Sejant Erect on a Heraldic Torse. Cast in Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs N / S each Badge. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping them into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 26 mm x 25 mm each Badge.
Unknown – Formation Sign / Badge – Quality Embroidered, British / Nepal / Indian Gurkha Parachute Regiment / Brigade. A Lovely Quality Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Velvet Embroidered Shield Shape Formation Sign / Badge as used possibly by: British / Nepal / Indian Gurkha / Gurkhas / Goorkhas / Goorka, Parachute / Parachutist Company / Squadron / Regiment / Brigade. In Light Blue a Pair of Upswept Wings (10 Feathers) Surmounted by an Open Parachute, Green Canopy with Black Highlights & White Lines, with a pair of Crossed Kukris in Black Suspended on the Lines. On a Maroon Velvet Backing. Linen Backed with x 3 Sets of Press Studs. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping it into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 75 mm x 59 mm.
Unknown – Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Hunter) Troops, Edelweiß Sleeve Badge, Scarce Variation, Possibly Italian! Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely Scarce Variation, Quality Removed From Uniform (RFU), WWII Period, Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool, Edelweiss Sleeve Badge to: Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Hunter) Troops, possibly Italian?. All in White / Silver, Two Leaves Surmounted by an Edelweiss Flower with Stamen to the Center. Quality Machine Embroidered, Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on a Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool Backing. White Cheese Cloth Backed. Worn Centered on the Right Upper Sleeve / Arm of the Field Blouse, Field Jacket, Dress Tunic & Greatcoat. 16cm below the Shoulder Seam. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1939 - 45. Note: I’m not 100% sure as to the Country of Origin of this badge, hence popping it into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Notes: AXIS Forces: Lead by Nazi Germany: Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania & Yugoslavia. Divisione Alpina Italiana (Italian Alpine Division). Co-Belligerence is the Waging of a War in Cooperation against a Common Enemy without a Formal Treaty of Military Alliance. Esercito Cobelligerante Italiano (Italian Co-Belligerent Army) / Esercito del Sud (Army of the South). Dimensions: 62 mm x 50 mm.
Unknown – Numeral 6 or 9 in Bronze. A Lovely Quality Unknown Bronze Numeral 6 or 9. Die Struck in Bronze, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping then into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 27 mm x 18 mm.
Unknown – Pouch / Collar Badge – Ornate Strung Bugle in White Metal. Small. A Lovely Ornate Small Strung Bugle in Quality White Metal as used possibly by: Rifle Volunteers Corps RVC / Volunteer Rifle Corps VRC / Light Infantry. Die Struck in White Metal, Voided, 2 x Screw Post Fittings N / S. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, hence popping it into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 30 mm x 33 mm.
Unknown – Shako Gilt Ball Device / Pom Pom / Tufts / Plume / Hackle Holder – U S of America Militia / Military Academy. An Unknown Shako Gilt Ball Device / Pom Pom / Tufts / Plume / Hackle Holder to The United States (US) / America / American Militia / Military Academy. Device: To the Centre a Shield above Two Sprays of Laurel Surmounted by a Perched Opened Winged Eagle (Head facing to the Right as Observed from the Front). In Quality Die Struck White Metal. 2 x Short Securing Wires. Also 2 x Securing Wires to the rear of the Gilt Ball. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, so I have started a New Category: Unknown Items (25 July 14). Any Help would be Welcomed & Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: Ball: 44 mm in Diameter. Plume Ring: 15 mm.
Unknown – Shoulder / Cross / Pouch Belt Plate (SBP) – 1st Middlesex (Victoria) Rifle Vol Corps or 5th Reg’t of Foot (North’d Fus) or 1/9th (County of London) Batt (Queen Victoria's Rifles) London Reg’t TF. Unknown – A Shoulder / Cross / Pouch Belt Plate (SBP)? Earth Dug / Excavated in the USA (Exact Location forgotten). Possibly to: The 1st Middlesex (Victoria) Rifle Volunteer Corps or The 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) or The 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles) London Regiment Territorial Force (TF). Cast Alloy Construction, None Magnetic, still retaining some of its Original Silver Plate / Wash. St George Slaying the Dragon. 2 x Retaining Post & Washers, with remains of Leather in between. Notes: Not 100% sure as to what this item is, so I have started a New Category: Unknown Items (25 July 14). Any Help would be Welcomed & Appreciated. Thanks. Dimensions: 48 mm x 35 mm.
Waist Belt Clasp / Ornament – 41st Middlesex (Enfield Lock) Rifle Volunteers. OR’s c.Post 1860. A Nice Scarce Example of a Victorian Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Universal Round Pattern with Foliate Fittings / Rococo Ends Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) Ornament to: The 41st Middlesex (Enfield Lock) Rifle Volunteers.Male: In the Centre on a Horizontal Lined Background, a Strung Bugle (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) Surmounted by a Queen Victorian Crown (QVC). Female: Within a Circlet on a Vertical Lined Background Two Sprays of Laurel. In Brass. Both Half’s Stamped with a Number 3. c.Post 1860. Notes: The Volunteers. The 41st Middlesex (Enfield Lock) Rifle Volunteers. Formed 11th June 1860 from employees of the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock. Dimensions: 45 mm x 91 mm. Imperfections: Slight Polish Ware to Highlights, See Pics.
Waist Belt Clasp / Ornament – British South African Police (BSAP). A Superb Example of a Rhodesian Bush War Period (64 -79) All Ranks (AR’s) 2nd Pattern Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) / Ornament to: The British South African Police. Male: In the Centre on a Horizontal Lined Background, a Lion, Wounded by an Assegai Thrust in the Chest, Springing from a Bush over a Matabele Shield, Knobkierie & Assegai. (Facing Left as Observed from the Front). Female: Within a Circle on a Seeded Background, Top Semicircle Reads: BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE. Bottom Semicircle Reads: PRO REGE PRO LEGE PROPATRIA (Force Moto in Latin meaning: “For King, For Country, For Law”). In Brass. Makers Mark Reads: REUTELER MFG SALISBURY. Complete with a Single Brass Adjustment Buckle. c.1970 - 80. Dimensions: 59 mm x 98 mm.
Waist Belt Clasp / Ornament – Northumberland Fusiliers. A lovely Silver Plate & Gilt Officers (Off’s) Universal Round Pattern with Foliate Fittings Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) Ornament to: The Northumberland Fusiliers. Male: In the Centre on a Seeded Ground, a Mounted St George (Facing Right as observed from the front) Slaying / Killing the Dragon with a Lance. Surmounted by a Motto Scroll Reading: QUO FATA VOCANT (Where the Fates Call). Female: On a Circle the Title: NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. c.1881 - 1902. Ryan166 & Wood 380. Dimensions: 48 mm x 91 mm.
Waist Belt Clasp / Ornament – The Bengal Engineers (Officers) c.1837 - 1901. A Lovely Quality Victorian Silver & Gilt Officers (Off’s) Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) / Ornament / Buckle to: The Bengal Engineers. On a Bright Gilt Rectangular Back Plate a Solid Silver (Not Hallmarked) Die Struck Badge / Device. Within a Wreath of Laurel a Strap / Belt Inscribed: BENGAL ENGINEERS. In the Centre the Royal Cypher of Queen Victoria (VR). Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). c.1837 - 1901. Dimensions: 45 mm x 65 mm.
Waist Belt Clasp / Ornament – Volunteers. Generic Victorian Rifle Volunteer (OR’s) Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) Male Half Only! c.1860 - 1908. A Very Nice Victorian Example of a Generic Rifle Volunteers Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) Male Half Only! On a Horizontal Lined Background The Royal Crest of Queen Victoria. Quality Cast in White Metal. Voided. c.1860 - 1908. Notes: The Volunteers. 1859 / 60 – The Formation of the Rifle Volunteer Corps (Early Individual Corp Badges). 1880 – Administrative Battalions Formed. (Corps Grouped into Admin Batts). 1881 – Cardwell System – Rifle Corps became Vol Batts of the Regular Army (RV Units Ordered to Form VB of the Local County Regiments). Dec 1891 – Rifle Volunteer Corps were re-designated: Volunteer Rifle Corps. 1908 – Territorial Force was formed Dimensions: 60 mm x 58 mm.
WANTED - WBC - Male Half - 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. Request - WANTED – The Male Half of an 1855 - 81 Officers Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) to: The 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, or any Similar Male Half that could be modified, i.e.: the Number replaced in due course. This Half Silver & Gilt, Stamped N. Google+
WANTED – A pair of Wessex Regiment Officers Cap Buttons. Request – WANTED – A pair of Small Silver & Gilt Wessex Regiment Officers Cap Buttons, Please. Dimensions: Diameter 9mm Google+
WANTED – Family Looking to Locate Grandfathers Boer War Medal. Hiya All, I have had a request from the Grandson of a Boer War Veteran to try to locate his Long Lost Grandfathers Boer War Medal, so if there is anybody out there that knows, or can also assist, we would really appreciate your help, thanks in advance. Medal / Recipient Details: Medal: Queen’s South Africa Medal (QSA) 4 Bars: CAPE COLONY - DIAMOND HILL - JOHANNESBOURGE - WITTENBERGEN. To: 2103 Pte John McIntosh, D Company, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Please, if you happen to know the whereabouts or of any detail of the above, please can you email or call Gordon / Ginge. See Contact Us Page http://www.28-lxi.com/shop.php. Notes: The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders 1881 (July) 79th Redesignated: 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. 1900 (Mar): 1st Bn Sailed from Egypt to South Africa. Notes: The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders 1881 (July) 79th Redesignated: 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. 1900 (Mar): 1st Bn Sailed from Egypt to South Africa.
WANTED – Gloucestershire Regiment GLOSTERS Slip on Rank Tab / Shoulder Titles / Titles. Request – WANTED – GLOSTER.S, Black Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Buff Linen Slip on Shoulder Title, or Titles to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. Dimensions: Rank Tab: 98 mm x 72 mm. Shoulder Title: 21 mm x 57 mm. Google+
WANTED – Gloucestershire Regiment GLOSTERS Slip on Shoulder Titles / Titles. c.WW2. Request – WANTED – WW2 Period Black Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Red / Yellow Silk Slip on Shoulder Title, or Titles to: The Gloucestershire Regiment (GLOSTERS). Dimensions: 30 mm x 70 mm. Google+
WANTED – Gloucestershire Regiment Slip on Shoulder Titles / Titles. Request – WANTED – Semicircular GLOSTER, White Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Khaki Melton Felt Slip on Shoulder Title, or Titles to: The Gloucestershire Regiment. Dimensions: 53 mm x 72 mm. Google+
Waterslide Transfer / Decal – British Army A / B Vehicles Union Jack. c.WW2. An unused Late WW2 Period Union Jack Waterslide Transfer / Decal for: The British Army A / B Vehicles. Displayed on the Front Right Hand Side of the Vehicle. c.WW2. Dimensions: Badge Size: 152 mm x 112 mm.
Waterslide Transfer / Decal – The Dorsetshire Regiment c.Post 1956. An unused Cold War Period Waterslide Transfer / Decal to: The Dorsetshire Regiment. As used by the Trade Pioneers to put on Unit Signs, Vehicles etc. c.Post 1956. Dimensions: Badge Size: 95 mm x 91 mm.
Waterslide Transfer / Decal – The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) An unused Cold War Period Waterslide Transfer / Decal to: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot). As used by the Trade Pioneers to put on Unit Signs, Vehicles etc. c.Post 1970. Dimensions: Badge Size: 112 mm x 72 mm.
WW1 Deutsche (German) – Identification Disk (Erkennungsmarke) – Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy), S.M.S. NASSAU, Aluminium, Dog Tag / Tally. c.WWI. A been there Done That Example of an Very Unusual Quirky Erkennungsmarke (Identification Disk) / Dog Tag / Tally, possibly, Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) Period. 1mm thick Aluminium, Stamped Randomly: SMS 2M 3892 AK NASSAU. S.M.S. Nassau, c.1910 - 20 was the 1st Dreadnaught Battleship built for the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy). c.WWI. Notes: German Empire / Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy). c.1871 - 1918. Seiner Majestät Schiff (His Majesty's Ship) S.M.S. / SMS. Built: Wilhelmshaven (W of Hamburg) Launched: May 1910. WWI Action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. (31 May to 1 June 1916 in the North Sea near the Coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula). Hit twice by 4 inch shells and collided with HMS Spitfire. 11 killed 16 injured. 1920: Scrapped. Battle of Jutland: 31 May to 1 Jun 1916 in the North Sea near the Coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. Dimensions: 34 mm x 51 mm.
WW1 Deutsche (German) – Imperial German Prussian M.1915 Grey Line Infantry Regiment Enlisted Manns Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet) Wappen Helmet Plate. c.1915 - 18. A Lovely WW1 Period Kaiserlich Deutsche (Imperial German) Preußen (Prussian) M.1915 Grau (Grey) Line Infantry Regiment Enlisted Manns / Soldiers Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet) Wappen (Coat of Arms) Helmet Plate (HP) / Badge. An Outspread Crowned Gothic Eagle with an Orb in one Talon & a Scepter ending in another Eagle in the other Talon. On its Breast the Letters F R: Fridericus Rex. Title Scroll Reads: MIT GOTT FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND (With God For King And Fatherland). Die Struck in Steel, Painted Regulation Grey. 2 x Loop Type Lugs (x 1 Missing). c.1915 - 18. Dimensions: 105 mm x 123 mm. Imperfections: 1 x Securing Loop / Lug Missing
WW1 Medals Full Size – Killed in Action (KiA) Death Plaque Penny Medal and Pair to Cpl Davis 1/6th Glosters from Bristol. KIA at The Somme. On Thiepval Memorial. c.1914 - 19. British War Medal (BWM) and Victory Medal correctly named to: 4354 CPL W. DAVIS. GLOUC. R. In Excellent condition E.F. Bronze Memorial / Medallion / Death Plaque named to: WILLIAM DAVIS. Medal in Excellent condition E.F. Nice Cpl William Davis was born St George’s Bristol. He enlisted in Bristol into the 1/6th Territorial Battalion (TF) The Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in Action at the Somme on the 22nd of August 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval War Memorial.
WW2 Deutsche (German) / Austrian – Podium Banner - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. c.1938 - 45. A Lovely Quality / Condition WW2 Period German (Deutsche) / Austrian (Österreicher) Podium Banner to the: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. Four Part Quality Linen Construction, Vibrant Scarlet Red Body with White Circle displaying a Black Canted Swastika. Bordered by a White Cotton Ribbon (Donating Austrian). Complete with a White Cotton Fringe. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1938 - 45. Notes: 1933 - 38 Nazi Party / Symbols Banned. Deutschnationalismus (German Nationalism). Anschluss (Connection). NSDAP Nazi Party. Nazism, descended from the Radical Branches of the Pan-Germanism Movement. Nazis Party / Greater German People's Party Merged. Politische Fahne (Political Flag / Banner). Austria (Österreich). Austrian (Österreicher). Dimensions: 890 mm x 755 mm (Not inclusive of Fringe) – Swastika: 410 mm in Diameter. Border Ribbon 25 mm Wide. Imperfections: Very slight staining to Border Ribbon, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Sonderführer (Specialist Leader) Major Schulterklappen (Shoulder Straps / Epaulettes). c.1938 - 45. An Exceptionally Rare & Nice Removed from Uniform Pair of Luftwaffe Sonderführer ‘B High Career’ Majors Schulterklappen (Shoulder Straps / Epaulettes). Bright Silver Plaited on Air force Grey Blue Backing. c.1938 - 45. Dimensions: 20 mm x 105 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – 20 Liter Kraftstoff Kanister (Fuel Container) Jerrycan Waffen SS Issue. Sandrik. c.1937 - 45. An Exceptionally Nice Condition WW2 Period Scarce / Sort After Robust 20 Litre Capacity Kraftstoff Kanister (Fuel Container / Can) Commonly known as a the Jerrycan, as issued / used by The Waffen SS (Schutzstaffel). Constructed from Pressed Steel, Cleverly Reinforced with a Large X indentations on either side, this also allowed for expansion. Cam Leaver Release Mechanism Cap with Rubber Seal. Short pouring Spout with internal Round Air Pipe. Period Painted Field Grey over the original manufactures Dark Green Paint. Internal: Red Plastic Lined. Markings Read: Kraftstoff (Fuel) 20 L (20 Liters). Feuergefährlich (Flammable). SS (Schutzstaffel). Manufacturers Name Reads: SANDRIK. Weight: 4.2 Kg. c.1937 - 45. Notes: Adopted by The German Armed Forces in 1937. Captured from The Axis, Used & then Copied by the British / Allies and Nicknamed: Jerrican.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Award Document & War Badge - Marine Artillerie Kriegsabzeichen Coastal Artillery (Flak) Award Document & War Badge. c.1941 - 45. A Very Nice & Rare Award Document & War Badge Combination to a Gefreiter (Corporal) in: The Deutsche (German) Marine Artillerie (Flak) Kriegsabzeichen Coastal Artillery. Coastal Artillery War Badge 1st Pattern / Type. Within a Wreath of Oak Leaves, surmounted by a National Emblem with down swept Wings. A Land Based Naval Gun with the Sea as the Background. Early War Die Struck in Tombak Alloy with Fine Gold Gilt Finnish to the Oak Leaves & a Smoked Dark Grey Finish to the Gun. Flat Back with Raised Makers Name Reading: SCHWERIN BERLIN. Wide Vertical Pin held in position with a Cross Hatch Pin. Complete with a Retaining Hook. Award Document - Marine Artillerie (Coastal Artillery). Urkunde (Certificate). Blue Ink Service Stamped In den Niederlanden (In the Netherlands). Commanders Signature Faded. Printed in Black Text on Buff Card, Text Reads: Besitzzeugnis (Certificate of Possession) In namen des Oberbefehlshabers der kriegsmarine verleihe ich dem (In name of the Commander of War Navy I give) M. A. Gefr. Kaltenbuß (M. A. Gefreiter (Corporal) Kaltenbuß (Cold Buss)) das (the) Kriegsabzeichen (War Badge) Für die (For) Marine = Artillerie (Marine Artillery) St. Du. / den 13. Januar 1943 (13 January 1943) Signature Faded Rubber Stamp – National Symbol encircled with Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) und (and) Marine = Befehlshaber (Navy Commander) In den Niederlanden (In the Netherlands). Dimensions: Award Doc: 250 mm x 176 mm. War Badge: 55 mm x 42 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Battle Shield (Kampfschild) Narvik in Silver: Luftwaffe (Air force), Heer (Army) and the Waffen SS. c.1940 - 45. An Exceptionally Nice, Early Superior Quality, Private Purchase, Silver Narvik Campaign Shield (Narvikschild) 1940 to: The Luftwaffe (Air force), Heer (Army) and the Waffen SS / Schutzstaffel (Militarized Protection Detachment). Superior Quality Silver Plate on Brass. Set on a Shield with Pointed Bottom, The Arms of Service Symbols: Propeller over Fouled Anchor, Surmounted by Edelweiss Flower with Stamen, Sided by: 1940. Honour Plinth Reads: NARVIK. Surmounted by the Wehrmacht National Symbol (Hoheitszeichen), Eagle's Head Facing to Its Right, Claws Grasping a Wreath of Oak Leaves Surrounding a Swastika. Worn on Upper Left Arm. Die Struck in Brass (Hollow Back) Silver Plated, 4 x Retaining Blades, Complete with Backing Plate. c.1940 - 45. Notes: • Authorised to All Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Forces). • Silver: Luftwaffe, Heer & Waffen SS. • Gold: Kriegsmarine. • Instigated: 19 Aug 40. • Designed by Professor Klein of Munich. • Narvik Battles, Norway Invasion: 09 Apr - 08 Jun 40. Dimensions: 94 mm x 44 mm. Imperfections: Slight Movement to the Rear, Bottom Right Retaining Blade, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Booklet / Pamphlet - Schutzstaffel (SS) Die Handgranate (The Hand Grenade) 24. A Nice Read / Used WW2 Period Copy of SS Dienstausgabe (SS Service Issue). Die Handgranate 24 (The Hand Grenade 24). Und das Handgranatenwersen (And the throwing of hand grenades). SS / Schutzstaffel (Protection Detachment). Heinz Denckler Verlag Berlin C2 - Heinz Denckler Publishing Company Berlin C2. Notes: Schutzstaffel – The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp – Shock Troop. Waffen SS – The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940. Verfügungstruppe – The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939. Totenkopfverbände or TV – Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine (General) SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS. From 1933 Schutzstaffel Unit Insignia displayed two Sig Runes. Softback. Pocket Size. Clearly Printed in German Writing. Dimensions: 143 mm x 104 mm x 3 mm – 30 Pages Total which includes 16 Pages of Sketches / Illustrations. Imperfections: Some Stains, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Booklet / Pamphlet - Taschenbuch für den Winterkrieg (Pocketbook for Winter War). c.1942. A Nice Read / Used Copy of Taschenbuch für den Winterkrieg (Pocketbook for Winter War). Gekurzte Ausgagbe (Shortened Issue) Vom 1. September 1942 (From 1. September 1942). Nachdruck mit eingearbeiteten Ergänzungen nach dem Stande vom 1. November 1942 (Reprinted with additions incorporated according to the state from November 1, 1942). Druck und Verlag: Erich Zander Druck – und Verlagshaus Berlin SW 29 (Printing and Publishing: Erich Zander - pressure and publishing house Berlin SW 29). Vorbemerkung. - Preliminary Note. Dieses Taschenbuch ist eine Sammlung von praktischen Erfahrung über den Winterkrieg. Es soll das hineinsinden in die Winterverhältnisse im Osten und Norden erleichtern. Die Abschnitte A - D geben einen allgemeinen Überblick über die Verhältnisse im Winter und in der Schlammperiode und die varaus abzuleitenden Folgerungen. Sie folgenden Abschnitte müssen Allgemeingut der Truppen werden. Jhr eingehendes Studium ist allen Führern, Unterführung und Ausbildung zur Pflicht zu Machen. Die meisten Sachgebiete eignen sich zum Unteroffizier=Unterricht. Zur Beurteilung der Kenntnisse über den Winterkrieg Können die in Abschnitt M aufgeführten Lehrfilme herangezogen werden. This pocketbook is a collection of practical experience on the Winter War. It helps to make it easier to get familiar with the winter conditions in the east and north. Sections A - D give a general overview of the conditions in the winter and in the mud period and the derived conclusions from that. The following sections need to be generalized to the troops. All leaders, people under the leadership and trainees must make this study their duty. Most subjects are suitable for sergeant training. To assess the knowledge of the Winter War educational films listed in section M can be used. Softback. Pocket Size. Clearly Printed in Fraktur (Gothic Print) Dimensions: 145 mm x 105 mm x 14 mm – 270 Pages Total which includes some 117 Pages of Sketches / Illustrations. Imperfections: Damage to Front & Rear Cover, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Brustadler (Breast Eagle) – 2nd Pattern, Third Reich Period, Veterans, N.S.R.K.B. c.1936 - 45. A Very Nice Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, 2nd Pattern (Nazi Period) Veterans, Brustadler (Breast Eagle) to: Die Nationalsozialistische Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist State Soldiers League). N.S.R.K.B. / NS-RKB. The Veterans National Emblem, a Left Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) with Outstretched Wings, clutching a Wreathed Canted Swastika in its talons. Superimposed on the Chest of the Eagle a Black Enamelled Iron Cross over Crossed Swords. Die Struck in Bright Silver Aluminium. Raised GES. GESCH. Gesetzlich Geschützt (Trademark Protection Mark) Surmounted by a Raised Numeral 19. Horizontal Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. c.1936 - 45. NOTES: 1871: Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association). D.K.B / DKB. 1914-18: Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (German National Association of Veterans). D.R.K.B. / DRKB. The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an Umbrella Organization for War Veterans & Reservists Associations in Germany. The Kyffhäuserdenkmal (Kyffhäuser Monument / Memorial) is located on the Sumit of the Kyffhäuser Mountain. Aim: To Preserve the Morale & Comradeship of Former Soldiers & to Financially Assist its Members if Required. 1936: Soldatenbund (Soldiers League). 1938 (29 Mar): DRKB Renamed: Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist-State Soldiers League). N.S.R.K.B. / NS-RKB. By the NSDAP amalgamating most previous Vetran Associations into One National Organisation. 1st Pattern badge Large Swords / Eagle Facing Right. c.19?? - 36. Soldatenbund (Soldiers League). 2nd Pattern Badge Small Swords / Eagle Facing Left. c.1936 - 45. NSRKB. Dimensions: 37 mm x 97 mm. Imperfections: Slight Wear to the Enamel, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Cap / Headdress – 1st Pattern Deutsche Polizei (Police) Officer’s Schirmmütze (Peaked Hat) Abzeichen (Badge). c.1934 - 36. A Very Nice Example of a Word War 2, Early 1st Issue Nickle Officer’s Schirmmütze (Peaked Hat) Abzeichen (Badge) to: Die Deutsche Polizei. The German Police National Emblem, a Right Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) clutching a Canted Swastika in its talons. Superimposed on an Oval Wreath of Laurel. Worn by all Branches of the Police, with the exception of the Waterways Police, on the Schirmmütze. Die Stamped Nickle, 2 Piece Construction. 1 x Securing Prongs / Blades (One Missing). c.1934 - 36. Dimensions: 42 mm x 42 mm. Imperfections: 1 x Blade Missing, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Cap Device / Badge – Third Reich Period Veterans, Soldatenbund / DRKB / NSRKB, Kyffhäuserbund Monument, Schirmmütze Abzeichen. c.1936 - 45. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn, Nazi Period, Veterans, Schirmmütze (Peak / Visor Cap) Abzeichen (Badge) to: Die Soldatenbund (Soldiers League) / Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (German National Association of Veterans) DRKB / Nationalsozialistische Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist State Soldiers League) NSRKB. Within Two Sprays of Oak Leaves & Acorns (x 3 either side) tied at the Bottom, A Canted Swastika Surmounted by the Kyffhäuserbund Monument. In Black, White & Red (National Colours of Nazi Germany, c.1933-45) Enamel. 2 Part Die Struck Construction in Bright Gold Metal (Magnetic).2 x Round Securing Blades. Worn: On the Pre 1936 Schirmmütze with the Small Circular Cap Device Above, displaying the Kyffhäuserbund Monument in the Centre of an Iron Cross, or On the Post 1939 Schirmmütze with the Veterans Mützenadler (Cap Eagle) Above. c.1936 - 45. NOTES: 1871: Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association). D.K.B / DKB. 1914-18: Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (German National Association of Veterans). D.R.K.B. / DRKB. The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an Umbrella Organization for War Veterans & Reservists Associations in Germany. The Kyffhäuserdenkmal (Kyffhäuser Monument / Memorial) is located on the Summit of the Kyffhäuser Mountain. Aim: To Preserve the Morale & Comradeship of Former Soldiers & to Financially Assist its Members if Required. 1936: Soldatenbund (Soldiers League). 1938 (29 Mar): DRKB Renamed: Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist-State Soldiers League). N.S.R.K.B. / NS-RKB. By the NSDAP amalgamating most previous Veteran Associations into One National Organisation. Dimensions: 26 mm x 66 mm. Imperfections: 2 x V Small Chips to White Enamel, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Combat Helmet – Luftwaffe (Air Force) M40, Single Decal (Remains Only!), Size 64 / 56. Painted in Period Dunkelgrau (Dark Grey) Painted.c.1940 - 45. A Lovely Condition WW2 Period Deutsche (German) Model 1940 (M40), Single Decal (Remains Only!) Combat Helmet, Size 64 Helmet to fit Size 56 Head to the: The Deutsche Luftwaffe (Air Force). External: Shell: Size 64 (Medium). Constructed in Steel (Magnetic). Painted all over in the Period Modified (Glare Resistant / Unobtrusive) several shades Darker Luftwaffe Grey, thick rough textured Paint. Slight Remains of the Luftwaffe National Eagle Decal LHS. 3 x Split Rivets & Washers. Internal: Stamp on the Inner LHS of Skirt Reads: hkp64 Meaning: Factory Identification Stamp for: Sachsische Emaillerwerk Lauter (Saxon Enamel Factory, Lauter, Saxony, Germany. In size 64. Stamp on the Inner Rear Skirt Reads: 895. M31 Liner, Consisting of Steel (Magnetic) Inner & Outer Metal Bands separated by Sprung Steel Strips. Outer Band with 2 x D (Rounded Corners) Rings (to attach Chinstrap) fitted midway along each side. Stamped: 64n.A./36. Inner Band Stamped: 64 / 56. To fit Head Size: 56. c.1940 - 45. Notes: 1916: WW1 Trench Helmet. Model 1916 (M16) Standard: 2 x Rivets either side of the Neck Guard, extra rivet secured to a Post on the inside for the Chinstrap. Model 1916 (M16) Austrian: 2 x Rivets either side of the Neck Guard (low on Skirt) extra rivet secured to a D Ring on the inside for the Chinstrap. 1918: Model 1918 (M18) 1 x Rivet either side, Chinstrap Secured to Liner Band via a D Ring. 1931: New Liner / Chinstrap Designed, used on most of the Transitional Helmets. 1935: Model 35 (M35): Lighter / Smaller Model, better suited for a Mobile Army. Grommet Air Vent. Rim: Turned / Rolled Under Smooth Edge. 1940: Model 40 (M40) Stamped Air Vent. 1942: Model 42 (M42) Unrolled / Raw Edge. Dimensions: Size: 64 / 56 Medium.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Custom Service Generals Schirmmütze Wreath & National Tri Colour Cockade. c.1936 - 45. An Exceptionally Nice Early General’s Bright Gilt Schirmmütze (Peaked Cap) Wreath & National Tri Colour Cockade to: The Deutsche (German) Kundenspezifische Leistungen (Custom Service). Cockade, Within Two Twigs of Quality Bright Gold Gilt (? TBC) Leafs, a Black Fluted Stamped Alloy Base, Alloy Roundel (Gilded) with a Red Felt Centrepiece. Wreath, 4 x Flat Securing Pins. Tri Colour. 2 x Flat Alloy Securing Pins. c.1936 - 45. Note: The Deutsche (German) Deutsch Kundenspezifische Leistungen (Custom Service) was Divided into Two Main Branches. 1. Landzollbeamten (Country Customs Officials). a. Zollgrenzschuts (Customs Border Protection). b. Wasserzollbeamte (Water Customs Officials). 2. 2nd Branch Consisted of the Remaining Zollbeamte (Customs Officials). Dimensions: 46mm x 63 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Deutsche Kundenspezifische Leistungen (Custom Service) Set. c.1936 - 45. A Lovely WW2 Period Deutsche (German) Kundenspezifische Leistungen (Custom Service) Set Comprising of: Cufftitle: Woven in Green Rayon. Stylized Customs National Emblem & Border Embroidered in Flat Silver Aluminium Thread. No Modern Synthetic Threads. Worn on the Lower Left Sleeve of the Service Tunic by All Ranks below General. National Emblem: National Eagle with Outstretched Wings, Upswept at the Tips holding a Wreathed Canted Swastika in Talons. F. W. Assmann & Sohn, Ludenscheid Raised A Stamp to Rear Right Hand Wing. Die Struck in Bright Silver Aluminium. 2 x Round Securing Pins. Visor Cap Wreath & National Tri Colour Cockade: Within Two Twigs of (? TBC) Leafs a Black Fluted Stamped Alloy Base, Silver Aluminium Roundel with a Red Felt Centrepiece. Three Part Die Struck Aluminium Construction. 2 x Round Brass Securing Pins. c.1936 - 45. Note: The Deutsche (German) Deutsch Kundenspezifische Leistungen (Custom Service) was Divided into Two Main Branches. 1. Landzollbeamten (Country Customs Officials). a. Zollgrenzschuts (Customs Border Protection). b. Wasserzollbeamte (Water Customs Officials). 2. 2nd Branch Consisted of the Remaining Zollbeamte (Customs Officials) Dimensions: Cuff Title: 31mm x 400 mm. Eagle: 30 mm x 68 mm. Cockade: 45 mm x 61 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Dress Dagger – Early Schutzstaffel (SS) Enlisted Mann’s (EM) 1933 Pattern. Individuals Reg’t / Unit No Stamped. Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen Made, Berlin Inspection Marked. c.1933 - 36. An Exceptionally Rare & Sort After Example of an Early Pre WW2 1933 Pattern, Short lived Individual Owners Regimental / Unit Number Stamped, Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen Made Dress Dagger Presented to a Schutzstaffel (SS) Enlisted Mann’s (EM). An Amazing Research Project for somebody! Introduced: 15th December 1933.Presented: At the Annual 9th of November Ceremony on Graduation from SS Anwärter (Candidate) to Fully Confirmed SS Mann. Loss would be dealt with by severe Disciplinary Action as The Dagger was a Symbol of Office. SS Daggers were withdrawn from production in September 1940. Blade: Makers Mark: + Within a Pyramid. + GOTTLIEB HAMMESFAHR + SOLINGEN-FOCHE (+ Gottlieb Hammesfahr + Solingen-Foche). Meine Ehre Heißt Treue Meine Ehre Heist Treue = My Honour is Loyalty. 35mm x 220mm. Crossguard: Solid Nickel Silver – Reverse Stamped with the Berlin Uniform Distribution Centre Inspection / Control Mark: III, Used c.1933-36 Only. – Schutzstaffel (SS) Mann’s Regimental Number Reads: 194480. Pommel Nut: Pristine unturned since assembly! Handle: Hardwood – Stained – Two Sig Runes in Nickel Silver (N Sil) within Two N Sil Circles on Black Enamel. - Hoheitszeichen (Nazi Official National Emblem) in Solid Nickel Scabbard: Blued / Anodized - Solid Nickel Fittings. Fitting: All fittings are tight / smooth & untouched since assembly. Condition: Overall Consistent Minor Use / Wear Damage, ie: Scabbard End, no doubt has suffered endless bashings on hard wood tables during Mess / Rally Meetings! Notes: Schutzstaffel – The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp – Shock Troop. Waffen SS – The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940. Verfügungstruppe – The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939. Totenkopfverbände or TV – Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine (General) SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS. From 1933 Schutzstaffel Unit Insignia displayed two Sig Runes. Basic Laws on Knives: It is illegal to: sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18, carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less (i.e. a Swiss Army knife), carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife, use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife). Overseas Buyers: Please Contact me prior to Purchase with regards Posting / Shipping etc. By all means reserve the item first! Dimensions: 75 mm x 370 mm. Imperfections: Damage to Scabbard End, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Equipment – Cross Belt & Loops – Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. Maker Marked / Dated 1936. c.1936 - 45. A Very Nice Early, Pre WW2 Dated (1936) Dark Brown Supple Leather Cross Strap, complete with x 2 attached Leather Slide Loops / D Rings as used by the: Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth Member) Hitler Jugend (Youth) H.J. Cross Strap Complete with Steel (Magnetic) Fittings & Leather Securing Loop. Steel Fittings: Rounded Corners Oblong Steel Adjustment Buckle. 2 x Sprung Steel Securing Hooks (Snap Hooks), Stamp Marks Read: D.R.G.M. (D.R.G.M. stands for "Deutsches Reiches Gebrauchs Musterschutz" meaning Protected Patented Design under the Reich Government.) M 5 / 8 c (M = RZM Licences Metal Code) 5 = Uniform Accessories. 5 / 8 c = F. W. Assmann & Sohn, Ludenscheid. RZM double circle stamp alongside the Assmann A Stamp. Leather Cross Strap Stamp Marks Read: RZM single circle stamp alongside L4 /45 / 36. L4 / 45 = Bohde, Ernst, Braunschweig, Husarenstr 29p. 36 = 1936. Complete with x 2 Matching Dark Brown Leather Slide Loops with Steel D Rings. c.1936 - 45. NOTES: Hitler Youth officially formed at the Second Reichsparteitag (Reich Party Day) on the 04th July 1926. 02Aug34, Hitler became Führer. Compulsory by Law Dec 1936. Boys 6-10 Pimpf (Little Fellows). Boys 10-13 Deutsche Jungvolk (German Young People). Boys 14-18 Hitler Jugend (Youth). Girls 10-14 Jungmädel (Young Maidens). Girls 14-21 Deutscher Mädel (League of Young Maidens). Hitler / Nazi hold on Youth Age 10 -21 c.1933-45. 6 Months, Reichsarbeitdienst (RAD) The State Labour Service. 2yrs Wehrmacht (National Armed Forces) 2 yrs Military Service. (Reichszeugmeisterei (National Material Control Office) RZM - Central Ordnance Office of the NSDAP) Government Procurement Office. Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honour). Deutscher Gruss (German Salute) “Heil, Mein Führer! (Hail, my Leader!) From: 1924. “Sieg Hei!” (To Victory). c.1929 - 45. Dimensions: Total Length: 815mm. Width: 19mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Equipment – Waffen SS M31, Machine Roller Printed, Oak Reversible, Spring / Autumn Camouflage, Type B Zeltbahn Quarter Shelter / Poncho. Type B (Single Small Grommet). c. 1943 - 45. A Super Crisp Unissued Condition, Scarce & Extremely Sort After Camouflaged, Zeltbahn (Tent Sheet / Tarpaulin) 31, Type B (Single Small Grommet, Next to the Large Grommet) as issued & used by: The Deutsche Waffen Schutzstaffel (SS). Constructed in Tight Woven Poplin in a Triangular Shape. Machine Roller Printed with Reversible, Spring / Autumn, Oak Pattern, Camouflage. Spring Camouflage side is in assorted shades of Green, Tan & Brown. Autumn Camouflage side is in assorted shades of Orange, Tans & Browns. Complete with all Buttons, Grommets & Hemp. c.1943 - 45. Notes: Usage: Single (Quarter) Poncho.Double (Quarter) Shelter / Stretcher. 4 / 6 x (Quarter) Tent / Bivouac.Tenting Accessories Consisted of the M1892 Tent Rope, 3 Piece M1901 Tent Pole & 2 x M1929 Tent Pegs.Schutzstaffel – The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp – Shock Troop. Waffen SS – The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940. Verfügungstruppe – The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939.Totenkopfverbände or TV – Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS. Dimensions: 73 Inches x 101 Inches..
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Event / Day Badge / Tinnie – Third Reich, NSDAP Kreis Hamburg 2, Sommersonnenwend (Summer Solstice) 1939. Gold Bakelite. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely Crafted / Detailed Example of a Third Reich Period, Gold Coloured Bakelite / Plastic NSDAP, Event / Day Badge / Tinnie / Celebration for: Die Sonnenwende (Solstice) 1939 NSDAP Kreis (District) Hamburg 2. Within a Circle a Sunwheel type Swastika with Sun Rays Protruding Encircled by a Raised Gothic Scripted Title Reads: Sonnenwende “Solstice” 1939 NSDAP Kreis “District” Hamburg 2. Set on a Wood Grain type effect Background. Fittings: Sprung Pin & Catch. Solid Back / Reverse. Gold / Bronze Coloured Bakelite / Plastic, Raised Makers Mark Reads: RZM (Line through Z) double circle stamp alongside: M9 / 25. M9 = Meeting Badges / Tinnies. 25 = Made by Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid c.1939 - 45. NOTES: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. The Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP or RZM was the quality Control Office of the NSDAP. Nazi Special Days, Referred as Holidays. 21st - 22nd June Sommersonnenwend (Summer Solstice). Dimensions: 40 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Flag / Banner / Pennant - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers' Party. c.1921 - 45. A Lovely Condition WW2 Period German (Deutsche) NSDAP Linen Small Flag / Banner. Three Part Construction. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1921 - 45. Dimensions: 510 mm x 360 mm – Swastika: 170 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Headdress – Luftwaffe (Air Force) Model 43 (M43) OR’s Einheitsmütze (Unit Cap) / Ski Cap. c.1943 - 45. A Superb Condition WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Model 43 (M43) Other Ranks (OR’s) Issued / Worn / Used Einheitsmütze (Unit Cap) / Ski Cap. External: In Luftwaffe Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Wool. Large Stiffened Peak. Side Flaps with 2 x Painted Blue Grey Aluminium Buttons. Insignia: National Emblem, Machine Embroidered in Silver Grey Silk on a Luftwaffe (Air Force) Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Felt Backing, Hand & Machine Sewn to Cap. Cockade: In Superior Quality BeVo Embroidered, Machine Sewn to Cap. Interior: Fully lined in Rayon. Ink Stamp Reads: 1944? Over 0/0501/0015 over 56. Notes: Clothing Regulations Introduced a New Standard Field Cap in Jun 43. Einheitsmütze / Unit Cap. Bergmützen / Mountain Cap. Tropischemütze / Tropical Cap. Dimensions: Size: 56.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Headdress – Luftwaffe (Air Force) Relic, Single Decal Fallschirmjäger (Paratroops) Helmet (Helm) Found in the Carentan Marshes. c.1943 - 45. A Real, WW2 Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air Force) Relic, Single Decal Fallschirmjäger (Paratroopers) Helmet (Helm) Found in the Carentan, Normandy Marshes in the 90’s. Helmet was originally purchased a number of years ago by a friend that lives in Saint Côme-du-Mont. Notes: Carentan was defended by Two Battalions of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 (6th Parachute Regiment) The Green Devils, Commanded by Oberst Friedrich von der Heydte. The attacking American 101st Airborne Division landed by parachute on the 06 Jun 44 as part of the Airborne landings in Normandy and was ordered to seize Carentan. In Apr 44 The Green Devils arrived in Normandy (Lessay-Mont Castre-Carentan area) and were attached to the 91st Luftlande Division, under LXXXIV Corps. Dimensions: 252 mm x 216 mm x Depth 135 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Headdress – NCO’s / OR’s Private Purchase Quality Heer (Army), Infanterie (Infantry), Model 1934 (M34) OR’s Feldmütze (Field Cap) / Side / Overseas Cap. Short Lived. Large 58. c.1934 - 42. A Lovely Quality / Condition Short Lived, WW2 Period, Deutsche (German), Heer (Army), Infanterie (Infantry), Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) / None Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) Model 1934 (M34), Enlisted Mans (EM) / Other Ranks (OR’s) / NCO’s Privately Purchased Quality, Worn / Used Feldmütze (Field Cap) / Side / Overseas Cap. Large Size 58. External: In Heer Feldgrün (Field Green) Wool / Rayon. Fold Down Side & Back Flaps, with Support Stitching to the Front. 2 x Two Part Construction Painted Aluminium Ventilation Grommets, one either side. Insignia: National Emblem, In Superior Quality BeVo Embroidered, in Silver Grey Silk on a Heer (Army) Feldgrün (Field Green) Machine Sewn to Cap. Cockade, Also Superior Quality BeVo Embroidered, Early Red, White & Black on a Square Blue Background, Machine Sewn to Cap. A Weiss (White) Rayon Soutache, Inverted V flanking the sides of the Cockade indicating the Branch of Service, Infanterie (Infantry). Interior: Fully lined in Quality Off White Rayon. Ink Stamps Reads: 58 (Size 58 / 7 ¼). H. Quitkat Königsberg Gaußsche Straße 2. c.1934 - 42. Notes: Introduced 24th March 1934. Branch of Service Soutache abolished 10th July 1942. Dimensions: Size: 58.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer ( Army) Fourth Pattern BeVo National Emblem Breast Badge. c.1943 - 45. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Breast Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Heer (German Army). Completely Manufactured in Rayon in a slightly Darker Feldgrau (Field Grey). Worn above the Right Breast Pocket of All Tunics, except Fatigue Jackets & Greatcoats. Fourth Pattern / Variation Introduced in 1943. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. 1943 - 45. Dimensions: 56 mm x 118 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer (Army) / Waffen SS – Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen (General Assault Badge) 1940 in Silber (Silver). Artillery / Engineer / Medical Troops. Mid War Zink / Silver Plate. c.1939 - 45. A Very Nice Example of a World War 2 Mid War Period Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen (General Assault Badge) 1940 in Silber (Silver). Awarded to Artillery / Engineer / Medical Units of the Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) & the Waffen SS / Schutzstaffel (Militarized Protection Detachment). Within an Oak leaf Wreath a Karabiner 98K (Mauser) Bayonet, Crossed over a Handgranate (Hand Grenade) 24. Surmounted by the Heer (Army) National Emblem Eagle clutching a Canted Swastika in its talons. Fittings: Missing! However it would have had the Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Solid Back / Reverse, Mid War (43) Zinc with a Silver Plate. No Makers Mark, however I have been reliably informed that it was made by: (RK) Rudolf A. Karneth & Söhne, Gablonz. c.1940 - 45. Notes: Silver Class: Designed for Soldiers who participated in Infantry Style Attack but were not from Infantry Units, so were unable to qualify for the Infantry Assault Badge. Designed by Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin and was instituted on the 01st January 1940 by Generaloberst von Brauchitsch. Award Criteria’s: Engineers, Artillery & Medical Units.1. Recipient must Not be eligible for Infantry Assault Badge. 2. Taken part in 3 Infantry or Armoured Assaults on 3 Different Days. 3. Taken part in 3 Infantry or Armoured Indirect Assaults on 3 Different Days. 4. To have been Wounded in either 2. or 3. 5. To have Won a Decoration in Either 2. or 3. Dimensions: 54 mm x 42 mm. Imperfections: Missing: Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer (Army) / Waffen SS – Infanterie Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault Badge) 1939 in Silber (Silver). Foot Troops. Mid War Zink / Silver Wash. JFS. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely Scarce / Sort After Example, World War 2 Mid War Period Infanterie Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault Badge) 1939, Silver Class as awarded to Foot Infantry of the Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) & the Waffen SS / Schutzstaffel (Militarized Protection Detachment). Within an Oak leaf Wreath a Karabiner 98K (Mauser) Rifle, Bayonet Fixed, Surmounted by the National Emblem. Fittings: A Vertical Round Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Solid Back / Reverse, Mid War (43) Zinc with a Silver Wash. Makers Mark: JFS Josef Feix & Söhne, Gablonz . c.1939 - 45. Notes: Silver Class: For Foot Infantry Units. Designed by C.E. Junker of Berlin under the direction of the OKH and was instituted on the 20th December 1939 by Generaloberst von Brauchitsch. Bronze Class: For Motorised Infantry Units, introduced on the 01st June 1940. Award Criteria’s: 1. Three or more Infantry Assaults. 2. Three or more Infantry Counter Attacks or combination of 1 & 2. 3. Three or more Reconnaissance Operations. 4. Engaged in Hand to Hand Combat in an Assault Position. 5, Participated on three separate days in the restitution of Combat Positions. Dimensions: 62 mm x 48 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer (Army) / Waffen SS – Panzerkampfabzeichen (Tank Battle Badge) 1940 in Silber (Silver). Panzer Troops. Mid War, Zinc. Otto Schickle. c.1940 - 45. A Lovely Scarce / Sort After Example, World War 2 Mid War Period Panzerkampfabzeichen (Tank Battle Badge) 1940, Silver Class as awarded to Panzer Borne Troops of the Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) & the Waffen SS / Schutzstaffel (Militarized Protection Detachment). Within an Oak leaf Wreath a Panzer passing from left to right, Surmounted by the National Emblem. Fittings: A Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Hollow Back / Reverse, Mid War Zinc with a Dark Grey finish. No Makers Mark, however I have been reliably informed that it was made by: Otto Schickle, Pforzheim. c.1940 - 45. Notes: Designed by Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin & Introduced on the 20th December 1939 by order of Generaloberst von Brauchitsch. Awarded to: Silver Class: Tank Commanders, Gunners, Radio Operators. Bronze Class: Panzer Grenadier Regiments, Tank Assault Crews, Armoured Reconnaissance Units, Medical Personnel who went into Battle in Armoured Vehicles. Authorization was Granted by the Panzer Division Commander. Award Criteria’s: 1. To have taken part in 3 Armoured Assaults on 3 Different Days. 2. To have been Wounded in the Course of an Assault. 3. To have Earned / Won a Bravery Decoration in the Course of an Assault. Dimensions: 60 mm x 42 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer / Waffen SS Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. Deschler & Sohn. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely World War 2 Period Infanterie Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault Badge) 1939 in Silver as awarded to the Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) & the Waffen SS / Schutzstaffel (Militarized Protection Detachment). Within an Oak leaf Wreath a Karabiner 98K (Mauser) Rifle, Bayonet Fixed, Surmounted by the National Emblem. Fitting: A Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Solid Back / Reverse, Later War Bright Silvered Alloy. Deschler und Sohn, München. c.1939 - 45. Criteria: 1. Three or more Infantry Assaults. 2. Three or more Infantry Counter Attacks or combination of 1 & 2. 3. Three or more Reconnaissance Operations. 4. Engaged in Hand to Hand Combat in an Assault Position. 5, Participated on three separate days in the restitution of Combat Positions. Dimensions: 62 mm x 47 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Heer Grade 1 - 4, 2nd Pattern Schützenschnur (Marksmanship Lanyard). c.1936 - 45. A Lovely WW2 Period Heer (Army) Grade 1 - 4, 2nd redesigned Pattern Schützenschnur (Marksmanship Lanyard). Cross Swords over the Shield surmounted by the National Emblem encircled in Oak leaves. Die Struck in Zinc. 4 x Straight Securing Pins. c.1936 - 45. Dimensions: 57 mm x 39 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Hitlerjugend / Bund Deutcher Mädel (HJ / BDM) District Triangle, Ost (East) Sudetenland, Superior Quality BeVo. c.1934 - 45. A Lovely Worn / Used Conditioned Example of a Scarce, Superior Quality BeVo Gebietsdreieck (Area Triangle) District Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia to the: Hitlerjugend Bund Deutscher Mädel (Hitler Youth League of German Girls) (HJ / BDM). Ost over Sudetenland in Gothic Script within an Isosceles Triangular. White Silk Woven on a Black Triangular Field / Backing. Ost (East) = Obergebiet (Main Administrative District). Sudetenland (N/SW/W Area of Czechoslovakia, Primarily German Speakers) = Gebiet (Home District). White Paper RZM / HJ label. Red Print / RZM logo / HJ Diamond. Black Nr. 127097. Purple Ink Stamp Reads: 56?. Worn Centered on the Left Upper Sleeve / Arm of the (HJ / BDM) Blouse / Tunic. Introduced 01st Jan 1933. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1934 - 45. Notes: 1928 (Dec): Formed as the: Schwesternschaft der HJ (Sisterhood of the HJ). Female Equivalent of the Male: Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth). HJ / HY. Girls 15-17. 1930 (Jul): Renamed: The Bund Deutscher Mädel (League of German Girls) BDM. 1931 (Apr): Formed: Jungmädelgruppe (Young Girls Group). JM. Girls 10-14. Female Equivalent of the Male: Deutsche Jugend (German Youth). 1932 (01 Jun): The BDM / JM gained official status as an Independent Organization of the NSDAP. 1933 (01 Jan): HJ introduced a District Sleeve Triangle to Identified the Wearers Unit Location in the Organizational Control of the HJ, with Obergebiet (Higher Organizational Control / Main Administrative District) followed by the Gebiet (Lower Organizational Control / Home District). 1936 (Nov): Restructuring Replace the Obergebiet level with the Obergau level. 1934 (Apr): Wear of District Sleeve Triangles was extended to include the BDM / JM. The HJ District Triangles in Golden/Yellow Gothic Script. BDM/JM. Silver/White Gothic Script. Kameradschaft - Schar - Gefolgschaft - Unterbann - Bann - Oberbann - Gebiet - Obergebiet. Dimensions: 44 mm x 94 mm. Label: 21 mm x 41 mm. Imperfections: Damage to the Bottom L & R Corners, See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Identification Disk (Erkennungsmarke) – Prisoner of War (POW) Issue. Stalag VIII C (Sagan). Aluminium. Re-Issued. Dog Tag. A WW2 Pattern, Rectangular Stamped in 1mm thick Aluminium, Identification Disk (Erkennungmarke) Top Half / Section (2 Holes) Stamped: Nr. (Number): 2855 (Prisoners Personal Number as Issued on Arrival at POW Camp). [STALAG VIII C] [Nr. : 58321] Original Recipients Number, Stamped Correctly in the Correct Intended Position. Note! This Erkennungsmarke has been Reissued to Nr. 2855. Bottom Half / Section (1 Hole) below the 3 x Slits (Snap Line) Stamped the same as the Top Half. Stalag Camps were intended to House Prisoners of War from the None Commissioned Rank Status. Stalag VIII C was located near Sagan, Germany, now Zagan in Poland. Dimensions: 40 mm x 60 mm – Weight: 5g Imperfections: Slightly Corroded, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Identification Disk (Erkennungsmarke) – Stab (Staff) Schutzstaffel (Protection Detachment) SS Regiment Falke. c. Jan - May 45 (Short Lived Unit). Dog Tag. A 1918 - 45 Pattern, Oval Stamped in 1mm thick Zinc, Identification Disk (Erkennungsmarke) Top Half / Section (2 Holes) Stamped: 75 (Soldiers Personal Number as Issued in Training & Written into Identity Book (Soldbuch). [STAB] Staff. [SS. – REG. //FALKE//] Schutzstaffel Regiment Falke. Bottom Half / Section (1 Hole) below the 3 x Slits (Snap Line) Stamped the same as the Top Half. The SS Panzergrenadier (Armoured Infantry) Regiment Falke, also known as SS Regiment Falke or SS Kampfgruppe (Battle Group) Falke was formed in January 1945 in Bad Saarow, Deutschland from Ausbildungs / Ersatz (Training / Replacement ) Units. Its Battalions x 3 fought as Independent Units opposed to part of the Regiment. Commander: SS Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Erich Rosenbusch, Deutsches Kreuz in Gold was appointed Commanding Officer (CO) on the 15th Mar 1945. Dimensions: 50 mm x 70 mm – Weight: 15g Imperfections: Slightly Corroded, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Küstenartillerie Truppen (Coastal Artillery Troops) Standard Issue BeVo National Emblem Breast Eagle / Badge. c. WWII. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Standard Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Breast Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Küstenartillerie Truppen (Coastal Artillery Troops). Completely Manufactured in Rayon, Golden Yellow on Feldgrün (Field Green). Worn above the Right Breast Pocket on Uniforms / Tunics & in the corresponding position on other forms of Uniform without Pockets. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. WWII. Dimensions: 55 mm x 118 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Standard Issue BeVo National Emblem Breast Eagle / Badge. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Standard Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Breast Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Kriegsmarine (German Navy). Completely Manufactured in Rayon, Golden Yellow on Navy (Dark) Blue. Worn above the Right Breast Pocket on Uniforms / Tunics & in the corresponding position on other forms of Uniform without Pockets. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. WWII. Dimensions: 57 mm x 130 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Tropical Issue BeVo National Emblem Breast Eagle / Badge. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Tropical Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Breast Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Kriegsmarine (German Navy). Completely Manufactured in Rayon, Golden Yellow on Tan. Worn above the Right Breast Pocket on Uniforms / Tunics & in the corresponding position on other forms of Uniform without Pockets. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. WW2. Dimensions: 57 mm x 130 mm
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine (Navy) – U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen (Submarine War Badge) late War Zink. (F. O) Friedrich Orth, Austria. c.1939 - 45. A Very Nice Example of a World War 2 Late War Period U-Bootkriegsabzeichen (U-Boat War Badge). Awarded to All Ranks of the Deutsch (German) U-Bootflotte (Submarine Fleet). Within an Oval Wreath of Laurel A Submarine Facing Left as observed from the front. Surmounted by the Kriegsmarine (Navy) National Emblem Eagle clutching a Canted Swastika in its talons. Fittings: Horizontal Hinged Needle Pin (Magnetic) & Catch (Unfortunately Missing!). Solid Back / Reverse, Late War, Feinzink (Fine / Refined Zinc). Raised Makers Mark Reads: f. O = Friedrich Orth from Wien (Vienna) Austria. c.1940 - 45. Award Criteria: 1. To have been involved in a Particularly Successful Mission. 2. To have Completed or Participated in more than 3 Missions.3. To have Won a Bravery Decoration in one of these Missions, even if it was the First. 4. To have been Wounded on a Missions, even if it was the First. 5. The Badge & Citation was Rendered to the NOK of those Lost at Sea due to Enemy Action. Notes: 1939 (13 Oct): Reinstituted by Hitler. U-Bootkriegsabzeichen (U-Boat War Badge) / U Boat War Badge. U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen (Submarine War Badge). U-Boot (U-Boat) shortening of the word Unterseeboot (Submarine). Feinzink (Fine / Refined Zinc). Bluntmetall (None Ferrous Metal) ie: Brass. Französischer Hersteller Bacqueville (French Manufacturer Bacqueville). Dimensions: 40 mm x 49 mm. Imperfections: Missing: Catch, See Pics!.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine Administration (Silver) Officers Dagger Front Hanger . c.1938 - 45. An Exceptionally Nice & Scarce WW2 Period Deutsche (German) Kriegsmarine (Navy) Officers Administration Dagger Front (Short) Hanger / Strap. A Black Moiré Silk Strap backed with Dark Blue Velvet & Light Silver Alloy Fittings, Complete with two Spring Loaded Hooks, A Double Lions Head Buckle, One Alloy Loop & a Securing / Retaining Chain & Hook. c.1938 - 45. Dimensions: 240 mm x 34 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Leistungsabzeichen (Proficiency Badge) – Hitler Jungend (Hitler Youth) 1939. Silver Grade, Late War Zinc. Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Later War Zinc, Silber Grade (17 Year Olds & Older) Leistungsabzeichen (Proficiency Badge) 1939, Awarded for Sporting Performance & Good Training Knowledge to: Die Hitlerjungend1939. Superimposed on a Vertical, North Facing Arrow, a Canted Swastika Within a Seeded Circlet Reading: H.J. FÜR LEISTUNGEN IN DER H.J. “For Performing Duties in the HY”. Fittings: Vertical Sprung Pin & Catch. Solid Back / Reverse, Late War, Feinzink (Fine / Refined Zinc). Raised Makers Mark Reads: RZM (Line through Z) double circle stamp alongside: M 1 / 101. M1 = Insignia & Badges. 101 = Made by: Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen. c.1939 - 45. NOTES: The Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP or RZM was the quality Control Office of the NSDAP. Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen, Saxony, Germany (Close to Czech Border). The HJ Performance Badge was Awarded in 3 Stages: Eisen / Iron (15 yrs), Bronze (16 yrs) & Silber / Silver (17 yrs & Older). Presented by: Die Reichssportführer (Empire Sports Leader). Dimensions: 52 mm x 30 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force) Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge) c.1935 - 45. Official 1957 West German Government Authorised Replacement for Qualified Veterans & Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces) Qualified WW2. c.Post 1957. A Lovely Post 1957 Example of an Official Denazified Version of the WW2 Luftwaffe (Air Force) Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper / Parachutist’s Badge) c.1935 - 45. Reintroduced for War Veterans & Still Serving Members of the Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces) who qualified during WW2. Within a Split Oval Wreath of Laurel & Oak Tied together at the bottom by a Garland, also said to be the Flag of the Federal Republic of Germany. In Silver Plate. Mounted on the Wreath, A Diving Eagle with Down Swept Wings (Without Swastika). In Gold Gilt. Two Piece Alloy Construction, secured together by Rivets. Solid Back / Reverse. A Vertical Hinged Needle Pin & Catch. Worn on the Lower RHS Part of the Left Breast Shirt / Tunic / Feldmütze Pocket. c.Post 1957. Award Criteria: The Original Criteria was for All Ranks of the Luftwaffe who successful completion of the Parachute Training Course, which included 6 Jumps. The Award was presented in a Blue Case / Box with an Award Certificate / Document, also a Jump License & Log. 02 May 44 the Award became eligible for Medical, Administrative & legal personnel who had made 1 Combat Jump. Notes: Formation 29 Jan 36 first Para Instructor Trg / Set up Para / Jump Sch @ Stendal Airbase. 600 Trained Vols formed 1st Para Batt General Göring Regt of the Air Force. Renamed 01 Apr 38 1st Batt, 1st Para Regt. 1936 Army formed a Para Inf Coy & the SS a Para Platoon. 04 Nov 38 Para Inf Coy up scaled to Batt Strength, then on the 01 Jan 39 Transferred to the Air Force, becoming the 2nd Batt, 1st Para Regt, in the newly formed 7th Airborne Div (Summer 38) Commanded by Gen Student. Approx. 50 Paras were attached to the German Condor Legion for the Spanish Civil War. Further up scaling followed 3rd Batt, 1st Regt & 2nd Para Regt with 2 Batts. 1955 Bundeswehr formed & an Airborne Brigade Created. Cadre Formed in 1956 of WW2 Parachutists & New Volunteers. Heer (Army) Silver Eagle on Gold Wreath. Luftwaffe Gold Eagle on Silver Wreath, Luftwaffe Para Badge c.1936 - 39 - 45. Heer Para Badge c.1937 - 39. Introduced 01 Sep 37 Authorised by Commander in Chief of the Army Generaloberst Freiher von Fritsch. Discontinued in 1939. Dimensions: 53 mm x 43 mm. Weight: 31 g
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force) – Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge) Mid to Late War Zinc. G. H. Osang, Dresden. c.1935 - 45. A Very Nice Been There Done That Condition of a Scarce / Sort After Mid to Late Word War II Period Zinc Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge). As Awarded to All Ranks of the Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force). A Split Oval Wreath of Laurel & Oak Tied together at the Bottom by a Garland. Mounted on the Wreath a Diving Eagle with Down Swept Wings Clutching a Canted Swastika in its Talons, Facing Left as Viewed from the Front. Fittings: Two Piece Construction, secured together by 2 Rivets. Solid Back / Reverse. Mid to Late War, Feinzink (Fine / Refined Zinc). Vertical Hinged Needle Pin (Magnetic) & Flat Wire Catch. Stamped Makers Mark Reads: G.H.OSANG DRESDEN. c.1935 - 45. Award Criteria: The Original Criteria was for All Ranks of the Luftwaffe who successful completion of the Parachute Training Course, which included 6 Jumps. The Award was presented in a Blue Case / Box with an Award Certificate / Document, also a Jump License & Log. 02 May 44 the Award became eligible for Medical, Administrative & legal personnel who had made 1 Combat Jump. Notes: Formation 29 Jan 36 first Para Instructor Trg / Set up Para / Jump Sch @ Stendal Airbase. 600 Trained Vols formed 1st Para Batt General Göring Regt of the Air Force. Renamed 01 Apr 38 1st Batt, 1st Para Regt. 1936 Army formed a Para Inf Coy & the SS a Para Platoon. 04 Nov 38 Para Inf Coy up scaled to Batt Strength, then on the 01 Jan 39 Transferred to the Air Force, becoming the 2nd Batt, 1st Para Regt, in the newly formed 7th Airborne Div (Summer 38) Commanded by Gen Student. Approx. 50 Paras were attached to the German Condor Legion for the Spanish Civil War. Further up scaling followed 3rd Batt, 1st Regt & 2nd Para Regt with 2 Batts. Dimensions: 53 mm x 41 mm. Weight: 31 g. Imperfections: War Time Repair to Swastika & a Strengthener Applied. Practically No Remains of the Gold & Silver Wash. See Pics!
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Medal Full Size – Medal for The Winter Campaign in East (Winterschlact im Osten ) Ostmedaille. Eastern / Russian Front Medal. 1941 - 42. Otto Zappe c.1942 - 44. A Very Nice Example of a Later War Issue in Silvered Grey Zinc, Deutsche (German) Winter Campaign in East / Russia (Winterschlact im Osten ) Ostmedaille. Eastern / Russian Front Medal. 1941 - 42. Split Ring Stamp Reads: 110 (Otto Zappe, Gablonz ). Complete with a 7” Piece of Correct Period (No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers) Medal Ribbon. c.1942 - 44. Notes. Criteria: 14 days In Combat / 60 None Combat between 15 Nov 4 & 15 Apr 42. Wounded in Action. Killed in Action (Posthumous). Injury i.e. Frostbite. Designed by Serving Schutzstaffel (SS) SS-Unterscharführer (2nt Lt) Ernst Krause. Ribbon: Red, White & Black (Symbolic of: Blood, Snow & Death). Awarded from: 26 May 42 to 04 Sep 44. Dimensions: Diameter: 36mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Mützenadler (Cap Eagle) – Third Reich Period, Veterans Schirmmütze Abzeichen. N.S.R.K.B. c.1936 - 45. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn, Nazi Period Veterans, Schirmmütze (Peak / Visor Cap) Abzeichen (Badge) / Mützenadler (Cap Eagle) to: Die Nationalsozialistische Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist State Soldiers League). NSRKB / NS-RKB. The Veterans National Emblem, a Left Facing Eagle (As Viewed from the front) with Outstretched Wings, clutching a Wreathed Canted Swastika in its talons. Superimposed on the Chest of the Eagle a Black Enamelled Iron Cross over Crossed Swords. Die Struck in Bright Silver Aluminium. Raised GES. GESCH. Gesetzlich Geschützt (Trademark Protection Mark) Surmounted by a Raised Numeral 2. 3 x Round Securing Pins. Worn: On the Pre 1936 Schirmmütze with the Kyffhäuserbund Monument within the Oak Wreath Device, or On the Post 1939 Schirmmütze with the National Tri Colour Cockade within the Oak Wreath Device. c.1936 - 45. NOTES: 1871: Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association). D.K.B / DKB. 1914-18: Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (German National Association of Veterans). D.R.K.B. / DRKB. The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an Umbrella Organization for War Veterans & Reservists Associations in Germany. The Kyffhäuserdenkmal (Kyffhauser Monument / Memorial) is located on the Sumit of the Kyffhäuser Mountain. Aim: To Preserve the Morale & Comradeship of Former Soldiers & to Financially Assist its Members if Required. 1936: Soldatenbund (Soldiers League). 1938 (29 Mar): DRKB Renamed: Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund (National Socialist-State Soldiers League). N.S.R.K.B. / NS-RKB. By the NSDAP amalgamating most previous Veteran Associations into One National Organisation. Dimensions: 26 mm x 66 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Reichsbahn (National Railway) Hauptverkehrsdirektion HVD (Central Traffic Directorate) Brüssel BeVo Arm National Emblem Badge. c.1941 - 45. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Hauptverkehrsdirektion HVD (Central Traffic Directorate) Brüssel. Silk Woven in Yellow, Semi-circular HVD Brüssel Surmounted by the German National Emblem on Black. Worn Centered on the Left Upper Sleeve / Arm of the Railway Tunic & Greatcoat. Introduced September 1941. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1941 - 45. Dimensions: 71 mm x 93 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Reichsbahn (National Railway) Short Lived (8 Months Only) BeVo National Emblem Arm Badge. c.1941. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway). Silk Woven in Yellow on a Black Triangular Backing. Worn Centered on the Left Upper Sleeve / Arm of the Railway Tunic & Greatcoat. Introduced February 1941, replaced September 1941. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. 1941. Dimensions: 58 mm x 135 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Schulterklappe (Epaulette / Shoulder Strap) SS Medical Corps / Waffen SS Medical Troops, SS-Unterscharführer (Senior Corporal / Junior Sergeant). Black Felt, Gold Stress, Piped in Dark Blue. c.1930’s - 45. A Lovely Condition, Scarce / Sort After Removed from Uniform SS-Unterscharführer (Senior Corporal / Junior Sergeant) Rank, Single, Schulterklappe Epaulette / Shoulder Strap to the: SS Medical Corps / Waffen SS Medical Troops. On Black Melton Felt, NCO Style Tress in Yellow / Gold & Piped in Blue / Dark Blue. Backed in Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool Melton Felt. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1930’s - 45. • Schutzstaffel – The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp (Shock Troop). • Waffen SS – The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940. • Verfügungstruppe – The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939. • Totenkopfverbände or TV – Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS. • Unterscharführer: British / US = Sergeant. SS = Unterscharführer. German Army = Unteroffizier / Oberjäger. Waffen SS = SS-Unterscharführer. • 1930’s: SS Medical Corps began to appear within each SS-Sturmbann (Battalion). Sanitäter Truppen (Medical Troops). Dimensions: 105 mm x 44 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Schulterklappe Epaulette / Shoulder Strap, Allgemeine (General) Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth) H.J. /H.Y. 2nd Pattern, Sewn In Type. c.1938 - 45. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Second Pattern 1938 - 45, Sewn in Type, Single, Schulterklappe Epaulette / Shoulder Strap to the: Allgemeine (General) Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth) HJ /HY. Second Pattern, Black Linen, Width 38 mm, Inclusive of the 2 mm Wide Piping, Length 105 mm. Scarlet Red Piping = Oberbann 1. Bann Number 845 (16 mm High) Embroidered in Scarlet Red Numerals. Bann (Area of Command / Regiment). Bann “845” = Rotenburg / Fulda. Rank: Hitlerjunge (Plain, No Pips). c.1938 - 45. NOTES: Hitler Youth officially formed at the Second Reichsparteitag (Reich Party Day) on the 04th July 1926. 02Aug34, Hitler became Führer. Compulsory by Law Dec 1936. Boys 6-10 Pimpf (Little Fellows). Boys 10-13 Deutsche Jungvolk (German Young People). Boys 14-18 Hitler Jugend (Youth). Girls 10-14 Jungmädel (Young Maidens). Girls 14-21 Deutscher Mädel (League of Young Maidens). Hitler / Nazi hold on Youth Age 10 -21 c.1933-45. 6 Months, Reichsarbeitdienst (RAD) The State Labour Service. 2yrs Wehrmacht (National Armed Forces) 2 yrs Military Service. H.J. Ranks: Hitlerjunge, Kameradschaftsführer, Scharführer, Gefolgschaftsführer, Stammführer, Bannführer, Oberbannführer, Gebietsführer, Obergebietsführer, Stabsführer. Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honour). Deutscher Gruss (German Salute) “Heil, Mein Führer! (Hail, my Leader!) From: 1924. “Sieg Heil!” (To Victory). Dimensions: 105 mm x 38 mm.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Schulterklappen / Epaulettes / Shoulder Straps, Allgemeine (General) Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth) H.J. / H.Y. 1st Pattern, Sewn In Type. Bann No. 80 (Wiesbaden / Hessen-Nassau / West). c.1934 - 38. An Exceptionally Nice / Scarce, Early, 1st Pattern 1934-38, Sew in Type, Removed from Uniform, Matching Pair of Scharführer (Squad Leader) Schulterklappen (Shoulder Straps / Epaulettes) to the: Allgemeine (General) Hitlerjunge (Hitler Youth) HJ / HY. First Pattern light brown / khaki cotton twill / uniform cloth. Width 43 mm inclusive of the 2 mm wide piping. Length 123 mm. Scarlet Red Piping = Oberbann 1 (Before 1936 or Allgemeine HJ until the Khaki Schulterklappe were replaced by black linen in 1938. Bann No. 80 (18 mm High) Chain Stitched also in Scarlet Red in Conjunction / Matching the Oberbann. Bann (Area of Command / Regiment) “80” Wiesbaden / Hessen-Nassau / West. No Unterbann Number. Rank: Scharführer - Squad Leader. 2 x Silver Light Aluminium Rank Pips on Each Epaulet. Dimensions: 123 x 43 mm Each Schulterklappen. c.1934 - 38. NOTES: Hitler Youth officially formed at the Second Reichsparteitag (Reich Party Day) on the 04th July 1926. 02Aug34, Hitler became Führer. Compulsory by Law Dec 1936. Jungen (Boys) 6-10 Pimpf (Little Fellows). Boys 10-13 Deutsche Jungvolk (German Young People). Boys 14-18 Hitler Jugend (Youth). Girls 10-14 Jungmädel (Young Maidens). Girls 14-21 Deutscher Mädel (League of Young Maidens). Hitler / Nazi hold on Youth Age 10 -21 c.1933-45. 6 Months, Reichsarbeitdienst (RAD) The State Labour Service. 2yrs Wehrmacht (National Armed Forces) 2 yrs Military Service. H.J. Ranks: Hitlerjunge, Kameradschaftsführer, Scharführer, Gefolgschaftsführer, Stammführer, Bannführer, Oberbannführer, Gebietsführer, Obergebietsführer, Stabsführer. Oberbann System underwent changes in 1934 & Abolished in 1935. Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honour). Deutscher Gruss (German Salute) “Heil, Mein Führer! (Hail, my Leader!) From: 1924. “Sieg Hei!” (To Victory). Dimensions: 123 mm x 43 mm
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Sports / Athletic Vest National Emblem Heer (Army). A lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) Sports / Athletics Vest Black on White Machine Embroidered National Emblem / Badge. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.WW2. Dimensions: 140 mm x 268 mm
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Tropenhelm (Tropical / Pith Helmet) Eagle - Deutsche Luftwaffe (German Air Force) Deutsche Afrika Korps (DAK). c.1941 - 43. A Very Nice Example of an Early Deutsche Luftwaffe (German Air Force) All Ranks (AR’s) 1st Pattern Issue Silver Washed Brass Pith Helmet Eagle (As used / paired with the Tri Colour Shield) on the 1st Issue Deutsche Afrikakorps (DAK) Tropenhelm (Tropical / Pith Helmet), Fitted on the Left Hand Side of the Helmet. Luftwaffe Hoheitszeichen (National Emblem) Flying Eagle, Outstretched Wings, Upswept Tail, Clutching a Canted Swastika in its Talons, Facing Left as Viewed from the Front. Quality Die Struck in Brass, Voided, Silver Washed. c.1941 - 43. Notes: 1st Pattern Tropenhelm (Tropical / Pith Helmet) was adopted by the Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) in late 1940 in preparation for the forthcoming Nordafrika-Kampagne (North Africa Campaign) known as the Deutsche Afrika Korps (DAK). c.1941 - 43. Dimensions: 38 mm x 66 mm. Imperfections: Wear to Silver Wash – Missing Securing Pins, See Pics.
WW2 Deutsche (German) – War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords 1939. Screwback. c.1939 - 45. A Lovely World War 2 Period Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern (War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords 1939) Screw Back Award / Badge. On a Bordered Maltese Cross (Pebbled) a Raised Swastika within an Oak leaf Wreath. Two Cross Swords through the quadrants of Maltese Cross arms. Rear: Single Screw Post & Retaining Disk Marked: L58. Complete with an Anti-rotation Pin. Die Cast / Forged, Late War Zinc with a Grey finish. c.1939 - 45. Note: Bravery Award which occurred not in the face of the enemy / not directly connected to front line activity. Dimensions: 48 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Hunter) Edelweiß Sleeve Badge. Superior Quality BeVo on Feldgrün (Field / Dark Green). c. 1939 - 45. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Edelweiss Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia for: Qualified Members of the Army Gebirgsjäger Mountain Troops. A White Edelweiss Flower with Yellow Stamen to the Center, Set Upon the Stem and two Green Leaves. Encircled by a Matt Grey undulating wound Mountaineers Rope with a Knot at the Bottom & drawn through a Bright Silver Mountaineers Piton at the top. Silk Woven on a Feldgrün (Field / Dark Green) Backing. Worn Centered on the Right Upper Sleeve / Arm of the Field Blouse, Field Jacket, Dress Tunic & Greatcoat. 16cm below the Shoulder Seam. BeVo Introduced: 02nd May 1939. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1939 - 45. Dimensions: 81 mm x 67 mm.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Hunter) Edelweiß Sleeve Badge. Superior Quality BeVo on Feldgrün (Field / Dark Green). c. 1939 - 45. A Lovely Worn / Used Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Superior Quality BeVo Edelweiss Sleeve / Arm Badge / Insignia for: Qualified Members of the Army Gebirgsjäger Mountain Troops. A White Edelweiss Flower with Yellow Stamen to the Center, Set Upon the Stem and two Green Leaves. Encircled by a Matt Grey undulating wound Mountaineers Rope with a Knot at the Bottom & drawn through a Bright Silver Mountaineers Piton at the top. Silk Woven on a Feldgrün (Field / Dark Green) Backing. Worn Centered on the Right Upper Sleeve / Arm of the Field Blouse, Field Jacket, Dress Tunic & Greatcoat. 16cm below the Shoulder Seam. BeVo Introduced: 02nd May 1939. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1939 - 45. Dimensions: 68 mm x 54 mm.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Heer (Army) Motorboat Pilot’s Badge, Helmsman (Steuermannsabzeichen). Backing Field Grey Cloth & Metal Base Only! Boat Pilot Badge, Helmsman (Steuermannsabzeichen). Boat Pilots Badge: NCO’s and Privates within the Engineer Branch who had earned the Qualification as Pilot (Helmsman) for Motorboats on the Inland Waters. Helm Wheel Superimposed on an Anchor on an Oval Base. Worn on the Upper Left Sleeve. Used up until 1934. Dimensions: Cloth: 67 mm x 48 mm – Metal Base: 61 x 33 mm.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) KRIM Shield Arm Badge. The Crimea Campaign Shield (Krimschild). A Lovely Quality Example of an Early War Issue Pressed Bronzed Tin KRIM Shield. c.1941 - 42. Dimensions: 61 mm x 52 mm. Imperfections: Retaining only x 1 of The Original Four Securing Pins.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air force) Fliegendes Personal (Flying Personnel) Specialist Qualification Arm Badge. Silk Embroidered on Blaugrau (Blue Grey). c.1936 - 45. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned Luftwaffe Specialist Qualification Arm Badge for: Fliegendes Personal (Flying Personnel). Machine Embroidered in Silver Grey Silk on a Luftwaffe (Air Force) Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Felt Backing. Worn on the Left Forearm of the Luftwaffe Flying Blouse, Service tunic and Greatcoat. Introduction between March 36 & April 37. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1936 - 45. Dimensions: 45 mm x 93 mm.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air force) Motor Vehicle Equipment Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned Luftwaffe Geräteverwalter für Kraftfahrzeuggerät (Motor Vehicle Equipment Manager) Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. Machine Embroidered in Silver Grey Silk on a Luftwaffe (Air Force) Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Felt Backing. Worn on the Left Forearm of the Luftwaffe Flying Blouse, Service tunic and Greatcoat. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.WW2. Dimensions: 60 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air force) Radio Operators Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned Luftwaffe Luftnachrichtenpersonal mit Funkprüfung B (Air Messages Personnel with Radio Test B) Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. Machine Embroidered in Silver Grey Silk on a Luftwaffe (Air Force) Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Felt Backing. Worn on the Left Forearm of the Luftwaffe Flying Blouse, Service tunic and Greatcoat. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.WW2. Dimensions: 60 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) Luftwaffe (Air force) Small Arms Ordnance NCO for Flying Branch Personnel & Air Signals Troops Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned Luftwaffe Waffenunteroffiziere der Fliegernachrichtentruppe (Small Arms Ordnance NCO for Flying Branch Personnel & Air Signals Troops) Trade / Proficiency Arm Badge. Machine Embroidered in Silver Grey Silk on a Luftwaffe (Air Force) Blaugrau (Blue Grey) Felt Backing. Worn on the Left Forearm of the Luftwaffe Flying Blouse, Service tunic and Greatcoat. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.WW2. Dimensions: 60 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Era Deutsche (German) – Buckle / WBC - Political Leader (Politische Leiter) for the Havana Leather Belt. A Lovely WW2 period Political Leaders Bright Gold Washed Aluminium Buckle / Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) Centre Piece. Markings to the rear: RZM M4 / 24. c.1940 - 45. Note - The new design political leader’s buckle was introduced in 1940. Dimensions: 58 mm in Diameter.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Accoutrements – Army Officers Leather Belt & Waist Belt Clasp. A Very Nice Rare Example of a WW2 Period Japanese Army Officers Belt. Brown Leather Belt with One Adjustment Buckle backed with Scarlet Red Cotton. Two Part Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) In Gilt. Male: To the Centre a Large Apple Blossom. Makers Mark to the Rear. Female: Within a Circlet Floral Decoration. Complete with a Leather WBC Backing Tongue & a Leather Dagger Frog. Set to fit a 28 / 29 Inch Waist.c.WW2. Dimensions: WBC: 45 mm x 70 mm. Waist: Set to fit a 28 / 29 Inch Waist. Width: 33 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Cap / Headdress Badge - Army Cap Star. A Lovely Unissued Conditioned WW2 Period Other Ranks (OR’s) Cap / Pith Helmet Star / Badge for: Members of the Japanese Army. Very Finely BeVo Woven in Rayon, Golden Yellow on Olive Green. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. WW2. Dimensions: 38 mm x 40 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Cap / Headdress Badge – Navy / Naval Chief Petty Officer’s (Off’s). Sil & Gilt. c.WWII. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, WWII Period Quality Silver & Gilt Chief Petty Officer’s (Off’s) Cap Badge to: The Nippon (Japanese) Kaigun (Navy). Within Two Sprays of Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Leaves & Buds (x 3 either side) tied at the Bottom, a Fouled Anchor, Surmounted a Sakura Flower in full bloom. Die Struck in Aluminium, Sil / Gilt, Sewn / Stitched in Position onto a Navy Blue Melton Felt Backing, Padded, Black Linen Backed. Worn on the Navy Blue Peaked / Visor Cap with or without the White Cap Cover. c.WWII. NOTES: Nippon Kaigun (Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire). c.1868 - 1945. 1941 (7th Dec): Japanese Naval Attack from Aircraft Carriers on the Neutral United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbour. Dimensions: 55 mm x 63 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Military (Guntô) Sword – Suspension Mount (Haikan). Type 94 / 98 Shin-Guntô Commissioned Army Officers Sword. c.1934 - 45. A Superb Unissued / Used Early WW2 Period Type 1 Suspension Mount (Haikan) for: An Imperial Japanese Commissioned Army Officers (Off’s) Type 94 / 98 Shin-Guntô (New Military Sword). In Brass / Gilding Metal, of Six Piece / Part Constructions, Bolt Screw & Ring, Cherry Blossom Collar, A Brass Pipe Nut Screw to the Inner Side, Hinged Calipered Bands Surmounted by a Single Tiers of Cherry Blossom. Finely Painted in Dark Khaki with Bright Gold Gilt Highlights, Complete with A Fine Brown Leather Lining. c.1934 - 45. Notes: Imperial Japan (Guntô). Commissioned Army Officers Shin-Guntô (New Military Sword) 1934 - Common Name: Type 94 Guntô – Two Suspension Mounts (Haikan). c.1934 - 38. Commissioned Army Off’s Shin-Guntô (New Military Sword) 1938 - Common Name: Type 98 Guntô – Single Suspension Mount (Haikan). c.1938 - 45. Samurai Sword, Katana, Scabbard (Saya), Scabbard Band (Fuchi). Dimensions: 80 mm x 30 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Navy – Model 90 Combat Hemet, Scarce Badge – Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) / Marines. c.WWII. A Lovely Scarce, Worn / Used / Removed From Helmet Condition, WWII Period Quality Gilding Metal Model 90 Combat Helmet Badge to: The Nippon (Japanese) Kaigun (Navy), Special Naval Landing Force (S.N.L.F.) / Marines. A Sakura Flower in full bloom, placed Centrally upon a Fouled Anchor. Die Struck in Gilding Metal. 2 x Blades E / W. c.WWII. NOTES: Nippon Kaigun (Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire). c.1868 - 1945. 1920’s: Formed. 1932: Saw their First Action in China. 1941(07 Dec): 16 SNLF Units Existed, this Increased to 21 during WW2. Dimensions: 34 mm x 25 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Silk Going to War Banner. A Superb example of a WW2 Period Japanese Painted on Silk Going to War Banner. Unresearched. c.WW2. Note: Going to War Banners were hung up outside Members of The Imperial Japanese Military Forces Homes when the embarked on Active Service. They had hand written Good Luck messages from Family & Loved Ones. Dimensions: 800 mm x 225 mm. Imperfections: Slight Moth Damage, See Pic!
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Time Expired Forces Personnel Veteran Association Lapel Badge. Boxed. A Lovely Boxed WW2 Period Japanese Military Forces Veterans Lapel Badge. Two Part Die Stamped Construction in Silver Plate & Gilding Metal. Pin & Brooch Fitting to the rear. Complete with Printed Card Box of Purchase / Issue. c.WW2. Dimensions: Badge: 12 mm x 26 mm. Box: 34 mm x 25 mm.
WW2 Imperial Japanese – Time Expired Forces Personnel Veteran Association Pocket Badge. A Very Nice WW2 Period Japanese Military Forces Veterans Pocket Badge. Two Part Die Stamped Construction in Gilding Metal. (Slight evidence of previously being silver washed). Double Pin & Brooch Fitting to the rear. Maker Marked. c.WW2. Dimensions: 43 mm x 26 mm.
WW2 Period Deutsche (German) – Armband - Hilfs-Krankenträger (Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer). c.WW2. A Very Nice WW2 Period Deutsche (German) Machine Embroidered in Black on White Linen Hilfs-Krankenträger (Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer) Armband. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.WW2. Dimensions: 103 mm x 190 mm.
WW2 Period German Kriegsmarine (Navy) Officers Tropical Tunic Pin on Breast Eagle. A Nice Condition, German Kriegsmarine (Navy) Officers (Off’s) Silver washed Tropical Tunic Pin on Breast Eagle. Die Struck in Brass. Sprung Pin Fitting. c. 1933 - 45. Dimensions: 94 mm x 35 mm. Imperfections: Wear to the Front Silver Wash.
WW2 Period German Reich Protection Police (Schutzpolizei des Reiches) Sports Vest. A Lovely Condition Large Size (Marked 6.) Cotton German Reich Protection Police (Schutzpolizei des Reiches) Sports Vest, Complete with the Large German Police National Emblem Embroidered in Green & Black. c. 1933 - 45. NOTE: The Municipal Police (Schutzpolizei; "Protection Police") Served as Germany's Municipal Police Force and was Tasked with Maintaining Order in German Cities & Larger Towns. The Schutzpolizei was further Divided into the following: Schutzpolizei des Reiches (Cities & Large Towns), which included Police Station Duties (Revierdienst) and Barracked Police Units for Riots and Public Safety (Kasernierte Polizei). Schutzpolizei der Gemeinden (Smaller Towns). Dimensions: Badge: 190 mm x 165 mm. Vest Size 6. (Extra Large).
WW2 Period German – Armband - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers' Party. c.1921- 45. A Lovely Unissued Condition WW2 Period German (Deutsche) NSDAP Linen Armband. Four Part Construction. Complete with a RZM Paper Label. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1921- 45. Dimensions: 115 mm x 230 mm.
WW2 Period German – Flag / Banner - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. c.1921 - 45. A Lovely Quality / Condition WW2 Period German (Deutsche) Small Flag / Banner to the: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) National Socialist German Workers Party / Nazi Party. Three Part Quality Linen Construction, Vibrant Scarlet Red Body with Two x White Circles displaying Black Printed Canted Swastikas. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1921 - 45. Notes: Lovely Size for Display / Collection Purposes. Dimensions: 560 mm x 475 mm. – Swastika: 220 mm in Diameter. Imperfections: 4 x Small Holes to Attach a Dowel for Display / Banner purpose see Pics!
WWI Deutsche (German) – Shooting Badge – Kaiserlich Deutsche (Imperial German) Preußen (Prussian) WW1 Period Kaiserlich Deutsche (Imperial German) Preußen (Prussian) Solid (Not Marked) Silver Shooting Medal. Obverse: Within a Diamond Shaped Border, a Rifle Laid Vertically upon a Target, superimposed on the Right Breast of a Wappen (Coat of Arms) Style, Crowned Gothic Eagle with an Orb in one Talon. Reverse: Plain / Flat. Dimensions: 43 mm x 38 mm.
Yeomanry Arm Badge – Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (RGH). WO’s & NCO’s. c.2009 - Present. A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Warrant Officers (WO’s) / Non Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) Arm Badge to: The Royal Gloucestershire (Yeomanry) Hussars (R.G.H). A Portcullis with Chains surmounted by a Ducal Coronet (The Royal Crest of the Duke of Beaufort). Title Scroll Reads: ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS. Silver & Gold Bullion Embroidered with Crimson Red, Light Blue & Black Highlights on a Dark Blue Background. President of the Regimental Institute (PRI) Purchase. Note: Worn on the Right Arm of the Tunic / Uniform / Mess Dress above the Badge / Badges of Rank. Dimensions: 70 mm x 66 mm.