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Cap / Headdress Badge – 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA). Scarce, Short Lived (OR’s), Gold Staybrite. SMITH & WRIGHT. c.1961 - 67.

A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition Scarce, Short Lived, Sort After (OR’s), Gold Staybrite, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Headdress Badge to: 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA). A Hart (Red Deer Stag more than 5 yrs Old) Trippant / Passant / Walking over a Ford, Facing Left as Observed from the Front. Die Struck in Gold Anodised Aluminium / Staybright, Voided, Slider, Makers Mark Reads: SMITH & WRIGHT LTD. KK2324. c.1961 - 67.

Notes: Herts & Beds Yeo.
• 1961 (05 Jan): Amalgamated with 305 Regiment to form: 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
• 1967 (01 Apr): Disbanded & Concurrently Reconstituted as 3 Units:
a.201(Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Battery, 100th (Eastern) Medium Regiment, RA (V), formed in TAVR II at Luton; det formed later at St. Albans.
b.No.2 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Company, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorials), formed in TAVR III at Hemel Hempstead.
c.No.3 (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Company, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorials), formed in TAVR III at Luton.
• 1969 (01 Apr): TAVR III Element Reduced to Cadre at Hertford (Yeomanry Lineage Discontinued upon 1971 Reconstitution of Cadre as: B (Bedfordshire) Coy, 6th (V) Bn, The Royal Anglian Regiment).
• 1970 (31 Jan): Redesignated: 201(Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Battery, 100th Medium Regiment, RA (V).
• 1976 (Sep): Redesignated: 201(Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Battery, 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment, RA (V).

Dimensions: 32 mm x 34 mm.

Code: 51236Price: 85.00 GBP


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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 (AR’s) of: 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW. Worn In Pairs, Centered on the Upper Sleeve / Arm. PAIR, Unissued / Not Worn Condition. Dark Blue Melton Felt Variation. NSN: 973-9606 Written on the Back of Each Badge.

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.

1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007.

Dimensions: 21 mm x 44 mm Each Badge.

Code: 51235Price:


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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 (AR’s) of: 1 Glosters, C Troop, 170th Independent Mortar Battery RA & 1 RGBW. Worn In Pairs, Centered on the Upper Sleeve / Arm. PAIR, Lovely Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition. Early Khaki Brown Serge Variation.

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.

1 Glosters c.1953-94 – 1 RGBW c.1994 - 2007.

Dimensions: 21 mm x 45 mm Each Badge.

Code: 51234Price: 16.00 GBP


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Unknown – Headdress / Collar Badge – The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Scarce, Off’s Tunic Silver Bullion, Single RHS. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

A lovely Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition, Victorian Era, Large Single Right Hand Side (RHS) Scarce Officer’s Tunic Collar Badge to: The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). A Fused Grenade, 7 Points, 8 Flames, Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Beautifully Hand Embroidered / Crafted in Silver Bullion set on a Cambridge / Light Blue Melton Felt Backing. Paper Backed. Worn Horizontally on the Full Dress Jacket / Tunic, c.Mid to Late Victorian.

Notes: R.Fus, b.
• 1658: Raised: 68th Regiment of Foot.
• 1751: Numbered: 7th Regiment of Foot.
• 1855: Tunic Replaced: Coatee & Full Dress Jacket.
• 1873 - 1901: Victoria: 64yrs, Mid: 1869, Late: 1901.
• 1881: Became: The Royal Fus (City of London Reg’t).

Notes: Militia / Volunteers / Territorial Force.
• 1830: Decided that Gold Lace was Only to be Worn by Off’s of The Regular Army & Silver Lace Worn by Off’s of The Militia.
• 1881: Territorial Scheme Linked The Militia Battalion’s (Bn’s) as the 3rd or 4th Bn’s of the Regulars, Off’s were allowed to have Gold with the Distinction of a Small M on the Shoulder Cords / Epaulettes.
• 1908: Militia’s Role declined into a Reserve Capacity, Fading away after WW1.

Note: Not 100% sure if this Badge is a R. Fus Collar Badge, Hence popping it into the Unknown Badges / Items Etc. Category. No Evidence of a Tudor / Union Rose On the Ball of the Grenade. Any Help would be Welcomed & Greatly Appreciated. Thanks.

Dimensions: 39 mm x 68 mm.

Code: 51233Price: 45.00 GBP


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Headdress / Collar Badge – The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Scarce, Off’s Tunic / Torin Cap, Silver on Gold Bullion, Single LHS. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

A Beautiful Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition, Victorian Era, Single Left Hand Side (LHS) Scarce Officer’s Tunic Collar Badge / Torin Cap Badge to: The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Tudor / Union Rose. 7 Points, 8 Flames, Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Beautifully Hand Embroidered / Crafted in Gold Bullion with a Silver Tudor / Union Rose. Paper Backed. Worn Horizontally on the Full Dress Jacket / Tunic, also used as a Headdress Badge on the Torin Field Service Cap. Similar to: Churchill: 193, Page: 43. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

Notes: R.Fus, b.
• 1658: Raised: 68th Regiment of Foot.
• 1751: Numbered: 7th Regiment of Foot.
• 1855: Tunic Replaced: Coatee & Full Dress Jacket.
• 1873 - 1901: Victoria: 64yrs, Mid: 1869, Late: 1901.
• 1881: Became: The Royal Fus (City of London Reg’t).
• 1902 Service Dress Introduced for Off’s.
• 1968: Became: 3rd Bn, RRF.

Dimensions: 19 mm x 53 mm.

Code: 51232Price: 35.00 GBP


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Headdress / Collar Badge – The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Scarce, Off’s Full Dress Jacket / Tunic / Torin Cap, Silver on Gold Bullion, Single LHS. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

A Beautiful Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition, Victorian Era, Single Left Hand Side (LHS) Scarce Officer’s Full Dress Jacket / Tunic Collar Badge / Torin Cap Badge to: The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Tudor / Union Rose. 7 Points, 8 Flames, Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Beautifully Hand Embroidered / Crafted in Gold Bullion with a Silver Tudor / Union Rose. Paper Backed. Worn Horizontally on the Full Dress Jacket / Tunic, also used as a Headdress Badge on the Torin Field Service Cap. Similar to: Churchill: 193, Page: 43. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

Notes: R.Fus, b.
• 1658: Raised: 68th Regiment of Foot.
• 1751: Numbered: 7th Regiment of Foot.
• 1855: Tunic Replaced: Coatee & Full Dress Jacket.
• 1873 - 1901: Victoria: 64yrs, Mid: 1869, Late: 1901.
• 1881: Became: The Royal Fus (City of London Reg’t).
• 1902 Service Dress Introduced for Off’s.
• 1968: Became: 3rd Bn, RRF.

Dimensions: 26 mm x 61 mm.

Code: 51231Price:


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Headdress / Collar Badges – The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Scarce, Off’s Mess Dress / Torin Cap, Silver on Gold Bullion, facing Pair. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

A Beautiful Used / Removed from Uniform (RFU) Condition, Victorian Era, Facing Pair of Scarce Officer’s Mess Dress Collar Badges to: The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). A Fused Grenade, On the Ball a Tudor / Union Rose. 5 Points / 6 Flames, Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view. Beautifully Hand Embroidered / Crafted in Gold Bullion with a Silver Tudor / Union Rose. Paper Backed. Worn Horizontally on the Mess Dress, also used as a Headdress Badge on the Torin Field Service Cap. Similar to: Churchill: 196, Page: 43. c.Mid to Late Victorian.

Notes: R.Fus, b.
• 1658: Raised: 68th Regiment of Foot.
• 1751: Numbered: 7th Regiment of Foot.
• 1855: Tunic Replaced: Coatee & Full Dress Jacket.
• 1873 - 1901: Victoria: 64yrs, Mid: 1869, Late: 1901.
• 1881: Became: The Royal Fus (City of London Reg’t).
• 1902 Service Dress Introduced for Off’s.
• 1968: Became: 3rd Bn, RRF.

Dimensions: 18 mm x 30 mm (Each Badge).

Code: 51230Price:


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Buttons Cap –The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, Proposed Amalgamation, Off’s, Silver & Gilt Small Matching Pair. Gaunt. c.1970.

A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Matching Pair of Silver & Gilt, Officers (Off’s) Small Cap Buttons to: The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, [The Regiment That Never Was]. The Hampshire Rose, Within the Rose A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Left as Observed from the Front, over EGYPT Honour Plinth. Die Struck in Silver & Gilt, Single Lug to the Rear, Stamped Makers Mark Reads: GAUNT LONDON. c.1970.

Notes: RRGH Badge.
• 1968: 1st Bn in Berlin, Shattering News, Latest Defence Cuts, Amalgamation (Amalg) with the Hampshire’s. Both Regt’s Stunned, Decision Irrevocable! All Concerned Accepted It & Devoted to a Smooth & Successful Amalg..
• 1969 (Oct): 1st Bn Returned Home to Hutton Camp, Honiton, to prep for the Amalg, However, Immediately Sent to Londonderry, NI on the 1st of many Emergency Operational Tours to the Troubled Province.
• 1970 (Aug) 28 Days Prior to Amalg Day, Newly Elected Conservatives gave a New Choice: Continue with the Amalg, or Glosters to remain in being & the R. Hampshire’s to reduce to 1 Representative Coy. Saved!

Dimensions: Diameter: 19 mm.

Code: 51229Price: 15.00 GBP


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Buttons Tunic –The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, Proposed Amalgamation, OR’s, Gold Staybrite, Large, Matching Pair.Firmin. c.1970.

A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Matching Pair of Gold Staybright, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Large Tunic Buttons to: The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, [The Regiment That Never Was]. The Hampshire Rose, Within the Rose A Sphinx: Female Bare Breasted, Tail Up, Facing Left as Observed from the Front, over EGYPT Honour Plinth. Die Struck in Gold Anodised Aluminium, Single Lug to the Rear, Stamped Makers Mark Reads: FIRMIN LONDON. c.1970.

Notes: RRGH.
• 1968: 1st Bn in Berlin, Shattering News, Latest Defence Cuts, Amalgamation (Amalg) with the Hampshire’s. Both Regt’s Stunned, Decision Irrevocable! All Concerned Accepted It & Devoted to a Smooth & Successful Amalg..
• 1969 (Oct): 1st Bn Returned Home to Hutton Camp, Honiton, to prep for the Amalg, However, Immediately Sent to Londonderry, NI on the 1st of many Emergency Operational Tours to the Troubled Province.
• 1970 (Aug) 28 Days Prior to Amalg Day, Newly Elected Conservatives gave a New Choice: Continue with the Amalg, or Glosters to remain in being & the R. Hampshire’s to reduce to 1 Representative Coy. Saved!

Dimensions: Diameter: 25 mm.

Code: 51228Price:


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Metal Shoulder Titles –The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, Proposed Amalgamation, AR’s, Gold Staybrite, Pair. c.1970.

A Lovely Unissued / Not Worn Condition, Matching Pair of Gold Staybright All Ranks (AR’s) Shoulder Titles to: The Royal Regiment of Hampshire and Gloucestershire, [The Regiment That Never Was]. In Line / Straight Plain Capital Letters RRGH. Die Struck in Gold Anodised Aluminium, Voided, 2 x Lugs E / W Each Badge, Complete with Backing Plate & Split Pins. c.1970.

Notes: RRGH.
• 1968: 1st Bn in Berlin, Shattering News, Latest Defence Cuts, Amalgamation (Amalg) with the Hampshire’s. Both Regt’s Stunned, Decision Irrevocable! All Concerned Accepted It & Devoted to a Smooth & Successful Amalg..
• 1969 (Oct): 1st Bn Returned Home to Hutton Camp, Honiton, to prep for the Amalg, However, Immediately Sent to Londonderry, NI on the 1st of many Emergency Operational Tours to the Troubled Province.
• 1970 (Aug) 28 Days Prior to Amalg Day, Newly Elected Conservatives gave a New Choice: Continue with the Amalg, or Glosters to remain in being & the R. Hampshire’s to reduce to 1 Representative Coy. Saved!

Dimensions: 9 mm x 34 mm – Backing Plate 14 mm x 39 mm.

Code: 51227Price: 15.00 GBP

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