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AUXILERY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] Women`s services cap badge Formed in 1938 to 1945 A good original Second World War brass die cast cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 2 2188.
BRITISH TROOPS LOW COUNTRIES WW2 FORMATION SIGN A good cloth embroidered blue cross on yellow shield.
ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL [ Duke of York's]. King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The cypher of EviiR to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, Royal Military School. Founded in 1803 by act of Royal Warrant dating from 1801, the school was until 1892 called the Royal Military Asylum. The school’s primary purpose was to educate the orphans of British servicemen killed in the Napoleonic Wars of 1793-1815.
WW2 VOLUNTEER WORKER [FOR THE FORCES] BADGE A fine enamel badge, numbered 47488 & J R Gaunt London stamp to reverse. Badge excellent condition, sorry for the flash, but I assure you the badge is fine. The VW for the Forces badge was issued by the Directorate of Voluntary Organizations from 1940 until the end of the war in 1945. To qualify for the badge and certificate, one had to provide at least three months (about 600 hours) voluntary work in aid of the war effort. All badges were individually numbered.
"B" BATTERY HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass metal shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Two HAC infantry battalions and five artillery batteries were mobilised for active service overseas during the First World War. After the outbreak of war on 4 August 1914, the existing half Infantry Battalion was brought up to full strength and became the 1st Battalion, serving in France and Flanders from 18 September 1914. The 2nd Battalion was raised in September 1914 and sailed for France on 1 October 1916 and saw active service in France, Flanders and Italy. The Reserve (or 3rd) Battalion supplied the other two Battalions with drafts from England. The existing A and B Batteries of horse artillery were brought up to strength and sailed for Egypt on 9 April 1915, serving both separately and together there and elsewhere in the Middle East. The 309th (HAC) Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery and the two second-line horse artillery batteries, 2/A Battery and 2/B Battery, saw action in France and Flanders from April and June 1917 respectively. The three (later two) reserve batteries remained in England. Around 13,000 members served with the HAC during this war and over 4,000 of these men were commissioned into other units. The Company’s casualties during this conflict totalled about 1,650 men who died serving either with HAC or other units of the armed forces.
"QUEENS" WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
1 CORPS [1ST CORPS] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed example. The design adopts the traditional Corps colours of red and white and the device of a spearhead is symbolic of the fact that First Corps at Aldershot was the only Corps in permanent existence before the War and was therefore the spearhead of the British Army. This badge was adopted in 1940. The Corps was with the BEF in 1940 and thereafter involved in the defence of the UK. It took part in the Overlord invasion of Europe in 1944 and through to the end of war in Germany. Post war First Corps District administered Rhine Province and Westphalia. The sign was retained when the formation became part of BAOR after reforming in 1951.
101 TROOP OF NO 6 COMMANDO FORMATION SIGN A very scarce embroidered unit arm badge to 101 Troop, 6 Commando, being a dark blue rectangle on which the figures 101 in red, with a white with black swordfish emerging from the 0. After discussions with respected dealers and collectors, I am of the opinion this item is genuine. In fact, one well respected Special Forces collector has one the same in his collection. Item 92 mm x 42 mm approx 101 Troop was the seaborne unit, using canoes or folding boats, within No. 6 Commando. It was disbanded in 1943, some personnel going on to form the Special Boat Squadron. The badge comes in both printed and embroidered versions and was worn as facing pairs. For runners of the SBS [Special Boat Service] No. 6 Commando was a battalion-sized British Army commando unit of the Second World War. Although it was raised to conduct small-scale raids and harass garrisons along the coast of German-occupied France, it was mainly employed as a highly trained infantry assault unit. No. 6 Commando took part in was Operation Torch, the Allied landings in Algeria in November 1942. Later, it joined the advance into Tunisia in 1943. On 6 June 1944, it participated in the D-Day landings in France as part of Operation Overlord, coming ashore with the 1st Special Service Brigade which was tasked with linking up with the troops from the 6th Airborne Division on the eastern flank of Sword Beach.
101st LOGISTICS BRIGADE [FORCE MAINTENANCE AREA] BLACK ADDER CAMP] FORMATION SIGN A Gulf War woven cloth sign.
107th ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS / 5th BATTALION KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT [LANCASHIRE] CAP BADGE A fine very scarce cast white metal version, with w/m slider to reverse. 107th Regiment RAC was formed on 1 November 1941 by the conversion to the armoured role of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), a 1st Line Territorial Army infantry battalion. In common with other infantry units transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, all personnel would have continued to wear their King's Own cap badge on the black beret of the RAC. In this instance, however, the brass cap badges of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) were white metal, chrome or silver by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment had been serving in 126th Infantry Brigade of 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division which had fought in France and been evacuated at Dunkirk in May 1940. Later, they were redesignated 11th Armoured Brigade (later 11th Tank Brigade) and 42nd Armoured Division respectively. Serving alongside the regiment in the brigade was 110 RAC (previously 5th Borders) and 111 RAC (5th Manchesters). Based in Yorkshire (mainly at Keighley and later Leyburn) the regiment trained on Valentine tanks throughout 1942 and early 1943. Also mentioned at Imperial War Museum Website. 5th Battalion was converted to armour as 107th RAC but continued to wear the King’s badge, albeit in chrome, white metal and without the red backing. In December 1943 the 5th Battalion was disbanded and the 10th King’s Own, earlier also converted to armour as 151st RAC, wearing the RAC badge, was re-titled 107th RAC, at which point it re-adopted the King’s Own badge. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076958
10th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Printed cloth formation sign. Black lion outlined in white on khaki. Located in Yorkshire Humber area. The Hull Blitz was the Nazi German bombing campaign targeting on the English port city of Kingston upon Hull, during the Second World War. Large-scale attacks took place on several nights in March 1941, resulting in some 200 deaths. The most concentrated attacks were between 3 and 9 May 1941, resulting in 400 deaths, and another large-scale attack took place in July 1941 with around 140 fatalities. The city spent more than 1,000 hours under alert during raids from 19 June 1940 to 1945, with a total of over 1,200 people in the city killed as a result of the bombing. Reference Cole page 56
10th ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN Printed example of the white rhino in an oval on a black background. [Sign also worn by 25 th Armoured Brigade after WW II] [Traces of glue to the reverse] Ref Morris part 1 p14/15 no.11
10th ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN Printed example of the white rhino in an oval on a black background. [Sign also worn by 25 th Armoured Brigade after WW II] [Traces of glue and card to the reverse] Ref Morris part 1 p14/15 no.11
10th ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine facing pair of printed formation signs. White rhino in an oval on a black background. [Sign also worn by 25th Armoured Brigade after WW II] Ref Morris part 1 page 14/15 no.11
10th BATTALION CANADIANS INFANTRY [CEF] CAP & PAIR COLLAR SET A fine Kings Crown gilding metal cap & pair of collar badges, all with two loops to reverse of each. Cap badge has maker plate Hicks London behind Crown. The 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a Canadian field force unit created during the First World War. Technically distinct from the Militia from which its soldiers were drawn the unit served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), specifically in the 1st Canadian Division from 1914 to 1919. The battalion participated in every major Canadian battle of the First World War, and set a record for the most decorations earned by a Canadian unit in a single battle at Hill 70. The unit was known to its contemporaries simply as The Fighting Tenth. The 10th Battalion is perpetuated by The Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Calgary Highlanders
10th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Paddington Rifles] CAP BADGE Non voided example, w/metal with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1830 page 439
10th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Paddington Rifles] CAP BADGE A fine scarce voided example, gilding metal with two loops to reverse. Worn 1908 to 1912 when they were disbanded due to falling numbers. Re-raised as the Hackney Regiment. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1829 page 439
10th FOOT [North Lincolnshire] REGIMENT BUTTON SWEETHEART BROOCH A excellent sweetheart brooch made from two gilt buttons. Very well made, with buttons made by Firmin & Sons London
10th HUSSARS ARM BADGE A fine white metal arm badge, with three long loops to reverse.
10th HUSSARS OFFICERS TENT CAP BADGE Gilt & silvered badge, maker J R Gaunt London to reverse, with two lugs.
10th HUSSARS OFFICERS TENT CAP BADGE A fine Gilt & silvered two part construction tent cap badge, with two long loops to reverse and maker J & Co.
10th INDIAN DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed formation sign of the red and blue bands forming a diagonal cross on a black square. The 10th. fought in Baghdad,and Tehran before joining the Eighth Army in Libya. In 1944 the division joined the heavy fighting of the Italian Campaign. Reference Cole Page 80.
10th LONDON REGIMENT [Hackney] OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1908 die stamped brass cap badge. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1832 page 173.
10th PRINCESS MARYS OWN GURKHA RIFLES ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce silver anodised / staybright cap badge with slider to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Reference K & K 2 item
10th PRINCESS MARYS OWN GURKHA RIFLES ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse. J.R.Gaunt, London.
10th PRINCESS MARYS OWN GURKHA RIFLES BOSS BADGE A fine scarce early British Officers only forage cap badge. Black corded boss badge with silver plated mount to centre. Reference K & K 2 item 2084 page 77 The 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, was originally a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin. The regiment was first formed in 1890, taking its lineage from a police unit and over the course of its existence it had a number of changes in designation and composition. It took part in a number of campaigns on the Indian frontiers during the 19th and early 20th centuries, before fighting in the First World War, the Third Anglo-Afghan War and the Second World War. Following India's independence in 1947, the regiment was one of four Gurkha regiments to be transferred to the British Army.
10th ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse and blow hole in behind slider. Reference K & K 1 item 765 page 211.
10th ROYAL HUSSARS PRINCE OF WALES OWN SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 6 item 117
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRICE OF WALES OWN] ARM BADGE A fine scarce bullion arm badge.
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRICE OF WALES OWN] ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce all brass economy issue cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 765 page 211, economy issue 1916. In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRICE OF WALES OWN] OFFICER CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with three blade fixings and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 765 page 211 In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRICE OF WALES OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, with twl hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 6 item 115.
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow hole to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 765 page 211 In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Victorian other ranks bi metal cap & collar badge set all with blow holes to reverse. Cap badge with three loops and collars with two. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 765 page 211. In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Silver, Gilt Officers cap badge, three part construction. With two long loops, maker mark J R Gaunt London and "P" for Silver Plate to reverse. Some service wear, slight dulling of the gilt as shown in photos. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 765 page 211 In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers Silver/Gilt three part construction cap badge, with Firmin London behind plume. And two Silver/Gilt collar badges [not identical] one has J R Gaunt London stamped to reverse and the other has "P" for sliver plate. Both are two part construction, with two loops to reverse, of each. In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th ROYAL HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine single Officers silver/gilt collar badge, with two loops to reverse. In 1897 the regiment took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee parade and two years later deployed to South Africa for five years. It then deployed from India to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there throughout the First World War. The regiment then served in Ireland in 1919 on peacekeeping duties. A brief spell in Egypt and India came from 1929 to 1936, after which it returned to England to mechanise. It lost all its vehicles during the evacuation from France in June 1940, but was re-equipped with Crusader tanks in time to redeploy to North Africa in November 1941. There it captured General Rommel’s deputy von Thoma at El Alamein in 1942. It spent the last two years of the war on the Italian front
10th SCOTTISH BATTALION [LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH] [THE KINGS] CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilt & white metal variant, uncleaned, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1707 page 413
10th SCOTTISH BATTALION [LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH] [THE KINGS] CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilding & white metal variant, uncleaned, with two loops to reverse.Worn 1908/37/ Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1707 page 413 & Scottish Regimental Badges by Bloomers Page 47 No 313 The Liverpool Scottish, known diminutively as "the Scottish", is a unit of the British Army, part of the Army Reserve (formerly the Territorial Army), raised in 1900 as an infantry battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment). The Liverpool Scottish became affiliated to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in the 1920s and formally transferred to the regiment in 1937 with its identity preserved. Reflecting the Territorial Army's decline in size since the late 1940s, the battalion was reduced to a company in 1967, then to a platoon of "A" (King's) Company, King's and Cheshire Regiment in 1999. In 2006, the company was incorporated into the 4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). First World War was extensive and the Liverpool Scottish was one of the first territorial battalions to arrive on the Western Front when it deployed in November 1914. Approximately 1,000 of more than 10,000 men who served with the Scottish died during the war. The first major battle of the Scottish during the war was on 16 June 1915 in what is officially known as "The First Action at Bellewaarde", which was designed to pin down German reserves while other Allied forces were engaged elsewhere. The action is known to the Liverpool Scottish as the "Battle of Hooge". Hooge being a village a few miles East of Ypres in Belgium.
10th [Scottish] BATTALION KINGS LIVERPOOL REGT WW1 GLENGARRY A fine scarce 1908 -1921 Territorial die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1706 page 413
11th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered example of the 11th Anti-Aircraft Division.
11th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGN WW2 A good embroidered cloth example of the 11th Anti-Aircraft Division. Formed November 1940 in the West and Central Midlands
11th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGN WW2 A good embroidered cloth example of the 11th Anti-Aircraft Division. Formed November 1940 in the West and Central Midlands
11th ARMOURED DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered painted black charging bull with red nose, hooves and horn on yellow felt rectangle.
11th ARMOURED DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered painted black charging bull with red nose, hooves and horn on yellow felt rectangle.
11th ARMOURED DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGNS Formed in 1941, a facing but not matching pair of 11th Armoured Divisional Formation Sign. Both woven on felt, but different types.
11th BATTALION [ROYAL JERSEY LIGHT INFANTRY] HAMPSHIRE CAP BADGE A fine post 1901 die stamped brass cap badge, with slider to reverse. Raised from the men who escaped from the island when the Germans invaded. Ref Gaylor Plate 22A.
11th BATTALION [ROYAL JERSEY LIGHT INFANTRY] HAMPSHIRE CAP BADGE A fine post 1901 die stamped brass cap badge, with two closed loops to reverse. Raised from the men who escaped from the island when the Germans invaded. Ref Gaylor Plate 22A.
11TH COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Finsbury Rifles] Blackened brass cap badge with two lugs to reverse. Non-voided type. Ref KK Vol 1 1834
11th EAST AFRICAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine WW II printed example of the black head of a rhinoceros on a red oval. The 11th. consisted of battalions of the King's African Rifles,and the Northern Rhodesian Regiment,and as part of 14th. Army they were involved in the fierce jungle fighting in Burma.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge with maker Firmin London on slider to reverse.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE The crest of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol I item 766 page 211.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE The crest of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol I item 766 page 211.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars. A good die stamped brass example. Two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol I item 766 page 211. Makers Firmin London on slider.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE The crest of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol I item 766 page 211.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE The crest of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol I item 766 page 211. Reference K &K Vol I item 766 Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine cap & collar badge set. Both collar badges are mint, and have three loops to reverse. Cap badge has slider. Reference K &K Vol I item 766 Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine burgandy with yellow piping to flap. Anodised / Staybright cap badge and two matching buttons. Excellent condition with no moth.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) N C O`s SLEAVE / ARM BADGE A fine gilding metal N.C.O`s arm badge with three loops to reverse.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine scarce Officers Gilt cap & collar badge set. Both collar badges are mint, and have three loops to reverse. Cap badge has two of the three loops remaining. Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) SHOULDER TITLES Two fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size but with different fixings. One has two loop fixings and the other two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 6 item 121.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) SHOULDER TITLES Two fine mint brass shoulder titles, both the two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 6 item 121.
11th HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) SLEAVE / ARM BADGE A fine gilding metal arm / sleeve badge, with two loops to reverse. Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars.
11th PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN HUSSARS OR's CAP BADGE Established in 1715 as a regiment of dragoons, and served until amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969, which later became part of the King's Royal Hussars. A good die stamped brass example. Two lugs to the reverse.
11th X1 CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed white chequered Martello tower on a black diamond formation sign. Reference Cole page 29 & Waring 137 & http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071679 Some glue residue to reverse. XI Corps formed part of Home Forces, with responsibility for the defence of the East coast during 1940-1941. It was popularly accepted that the badge's fortified tower motif was symbolic of the numerous pillboxes and defensive strong points constructed by the Corps in its anti-invasion role.
128th INFANTRY BRIGADE, 46th INFANTRY DIVISION, 2ND BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT
12th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered silk 12th sign of the zodiac in yellow on a black shield on a yellow rectangle.
12th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine silk formation sign. The twelfth sign of the zodiac in yellow on a black shield on a yellow ground, this example showing narrow black side borders. Reference Blandford Colour Series Guido Rosignoli Plate 13, and http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072893 The original 12th Infantry Brigade was part of 4th Infantry Division throughout WW2 and was presumably disbanded when that Division was disbanded in March 1947. 4th Division was reformed in BAOR in April 1956 by the conversion of 11th Armoured Division.
12th INFANTRY BRIGADE, 4th INFANTRY DIVISION, 2ND BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS WW2 FORMATION COMBINATION. A fine scarce formation combination.
12th LANCERS CAP BAGE A good early post 1953 die stamped bi-metal other ranks example. Slider to the reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 1901 page 11
12th LANCERS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A small 28 mm x 20 mm enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
12th LANCERS OFFICERS S/G COLLAR BADGES [PAIR] Post 1901 King's crown Officers Silver, Gilt collar badges [pair] both with two loop fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the Roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Cap badge Reference K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS A fine post 1901 King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting and blow holes filled with solder to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the Roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS Post 1901 King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS OFFICERS 1953-60 CAP BADGE A fine 12th Royal Lancers Officer’s silvered and gilt cap badge circa 1953-60. Die-cast example silvered & gilt. Loops VGC 9th and 12th Lancers amalgamated on 11th November 1960
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A scarce post 1901 King's crown all brass metal issue cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 768 page 211.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixxings to reverse. Post 1901 King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with three blade fixings to reverse. Post 1901 King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine cast bronze collar badge, with two loops to reverse. Post 1901 King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Cap badge Ref K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers, R.S.M and the Bandmaster, brass shoulder title, longer version, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 6 item 125. 50 mm x 11 mm
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine early example, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 6 shorter version.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two hex lops to reverse, Listed in the clothing regulations, however, recruits were obliged to buy the X11RL version, reason not known. Reference Westlake item 124 plate 6
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine Officers longer version brass metal shoulder title, with maker J R Gaunt London & two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 6 item 125. 51 mm x 12 mm
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 6 page item 126, shorter version as worn by other ranks.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [ PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two hex lops to reverse, Listed in the clothing regulations, however, recruits were obliged to buy the X11RL version, reason not known. Reference Westlake item 124 plate 6
12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] CAP BADGE A fine early King's crown bi / metal cap badge with four loops, blow holes to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes, the crown and the Roman numerals, XII, to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. Ref K&K Vol 2 768.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 6 item 125 the longer Officers, R.S.M and bandmaster.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 6 item 125 the longer Officers, R.S.M and bandmaster.
12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse, Listed in the clothing regulations, however, recruits were obliged to buy the X11RL version, reason not known. Reference Westlake item 124 plate 6
12th XII ARMY [BURMA] FACING PAIR FORMATION SIGNS A excellent facing pair of woven padded and backed formation signs. A Burmese dragon ('Chinthe', pagoda guardian) in white and orange above Roman numerals 'XII' in white, all on a red rectangle with central horizontal black bar. A 12th Army HQ was first formed in the Middle East for planning the invasion of Sicily, Operation 'Husky'. In effect, it was HQ Force 545 which subsequently became 15th Army Group. A formation sign of a black seal balancing a globe on its nose on a yellow ground was assigned to this command. The 12th Army represented by this badge was formed in Burma at the end of May 1945 by redesignation of 33rd Corps HQ. Ther badge represents an iconic image relating to Burma (Chinthe) imposed onto the traditional Army Command colours, red, black, red. The new Army command was to undertake the final clearance of Japanese forces from Burma after the fall of Rangoon. The formation was disbanded in January 1946 and HQ redesignated HQ Burma Command.
12th XII ARMY [BURMA] FORMATION SIGN A Burmese dragon ('Chinthe', pagoda guardian) in white and orange above Roman numerals 'XII' in white, all on a red rectangle with central horizontal black bar. A 12th Army HQ was first formed in the Middle East for planning the invasion of Sicily, Operation 'Husky'. In effect, it was HQ Force 545 which subsequently became 15th Army Group. A formation sign of a black seal balancing a globe on its nose on a yellow ground was assigned to this command. The 12th Army represented by this badge was formed in Burma at the end of May 1945 by redesignation of 33rd Corps HQ. Ther badge represents an iconic image relating to Burma (Chinthe) imposed onto the traditional Army Command colours, red, black, red. The new Army command was to undertake the final clearance of Japanese forces from Burma after the fall of Rangoon. The formation was disbanded in January 1946 and HQ redesignated HQ Burma Command.
12th [COUNTY OF LONDON] LONDON REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce pre 1920 1st pattern with " THE RANGERS" to the title scroll. Die stamped blackened brass with a stout slider to the reverse.
12th [COUNTY OF LONDON] REGIMENT [Rangers] SWEETHEART An excellent WW1 enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
12th [UK] MECHANIZED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN Now the 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade (formerly known as 12th Mechanized Brigade) is one of the Army’s deployable brigades, based on Salisbury Plain as part of 3rd (UK) Division. Due to its complimentary make-up of armoured, medium and light-role troops, 12 Brigade is capable of a wide variety of missions anyway in the world.
13th / 18th HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] CAP BADGE An all gilding metal E11R cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1906 page 15
13th / 18th HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] CAP BADGE A gilding metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Amalgamated in 1922. Reference K&K Vol 2 1905 page 15
13th / 18th HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] SHOULDER TITLE A brass shoulder tile with two heavy rounded lugs to reverse.
13th / 18th ROYAL HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] CAP BADGE A good post 1938 die-cast brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K K Vol 2 item 1905 page 15
13th / 18th ROYAL HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of scarce post 1922 gilding metal collar badges, both with two loops and maker Firmin & Son to reverse.
13th / 18th ROYAL HUSSARS [Queen Marys Own] OFFICERS CAP / BERET BADGE A fine scarce Officers Cap Badge of the 13th/18th Hussars in use from 1929 until 1938.It is made by Firmin of London from gilt and white silvered metal and is in good condition with holding lugs undamaged and intact. Measures 34mm high.
13th / 18th [Queen Marys Own] ROYAL HUSSARS ARM BADGE 18th Queen Mary’s Own Hussars Sergeants’ Sleeve / Arm Badge. In white metal, chromed with two loops to reverse. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922, until 1992 and finally The Light Dragoons
13th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Kensington] CAP BADGE. A fine die stamped gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1839 page 441.
13th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Kensington] CAP BADGE. A fine die stamped gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1839 page 441.
13th HUSSARS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES SET A fine bi metal Kings Crown cap badge and collar badges set. Cap badge with slider and collar badges with two loops to reverse. The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honours include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1922, the regiment was amalgamated with the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Hussars. Cap badge Reference KK Vol 1 item 770 page 211
13th HUSSARS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine blue field service cap, with yellow piping to crown and gilding metal cap badge.
13th HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honours include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1922, the regiment was amalgamated with the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Hussars. Excellent bi-metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 770 page 211
13th HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honours include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1922, the regiment was amalgamated with the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Hussars. Excellent bi-metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 770 page 211
13th HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE A gilding metal example with slide to reverse. Reference K&K Vo 1 item 771 page 211 The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honours include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1922, the regiment was amalgamated with the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Hussars.
13th HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES Two fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size but with different fixings. One has two loop fixings and the other two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 6 item 127.
13th HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE AND COLLAR SET. A fine Victorian bi metal cap badge and collar set, all with two loops to the reverse. Cap badge Reference k & K Vl 1 item 769 page 211.
13th HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE AND COLLAR SET. A fine Victorian bi metal cap badge and collar set, all with two loops to the reverse. Collars not identical, but good, [see photos] Cap badge Reference k & K Vol 1 item 769 page 211. The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honours include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade. In 1922, the regiment was amalgamated with the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Hussars.
13th HUSSARS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE A fine bi metal Victorian collar badge, with two loops to reverse.
13th HUSSARS VICTORIAN [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Victorian bi metal collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill & Westlake No 26
13th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Printed example of the black horse-shoe on a red square that has been affixed to a pale k.d. tropical. Reference Cole page 39. The badge is said to have been chosen to offset any bad luck associated with the number 13. The badge is the same as that used by 13th (Western) Division in WWI. The Division was raised in the winter of 1945 during WW2 in Greece and was formed on the British elements of 4th Indian Division. The infantry units were formed largely from artillery units. Although there was no CRA or HQRA all three brigadiers were gunners. It is not known when the formation was disbanded but it does not appear in Cole's book of 1949 or in Bellis 12. It was probably primarily intended as a holding formation for demobilisation purposes so it would have had a very short life. The same design was intended as the third pattern badge for the 39th Independent Infantry Brigade, but with a green background, but was apparently never worn.
13th LONDON REGIMENT (Princess Louise Kensington Regiment] CAP BADGE Gilding metal example with slider to reverse Reference KK Vol 2 item 1839 page 175
14/20th KINGS HUSSARS CAP BADGE A gilding metal example with Reference KK Vol 2 item 1907 page 15
140th LONDON INFANTRY BRIGADE, 47TH [LONDON] INFANTRY DIVISION, 17TH BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS. A fine scarce WW2 formation combination. Some glue marks and possible staple marks. Silk 47th formation sign, with two Infantry serrvice strips and felt Grenade.
14th / 20th HUSSARS OFFICERS GILT COLLAR BADGES A fine mint 14th / 20th Hussars Officers Collar Badges, fine pair of gilt metal facing pair with two lug fittings to the reverse of each.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS ANODISED CAP BADGE. A good black anodised aluminium "Hawk" cap badge. Of the 14th/20th King's Hussars.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS ANODISED CAP BADGE. Maker Firmin with slider to reverse. Originally styled the 14th/20th Hussars, the regiment was created in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars, as part of the reductions in the Army after the First World War.The honorific King's was added back into the title in 1936. The 14th were originally raised as Dormer's Dragoons in 1715 during the First Jacobite Rising. The regiment became light dragoons in 1776 and were designated as hussars in 1861. The 20th were raised as light dragoons in 1759 and became hussars in 1862. In 1941, a cadre of personnel from the regiment was used to form the 26th Hussars. The 14th/20th were amalgamated in 1992 with The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) to become The King's Royal Hussars.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS ARM BADGE. A good post 1950's die cast gilt metal oval with blackened applied "Hawk" example, with two loops & two threaded stud fixings to reverse
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS FIELD SERVICE CAP. A fine burgandy with yellow piping to flap. Anodised / Staybright cap badge and two matching buttons. Excellent condition with no moth. Maker Hobson & Sons London inside.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS NCOs ARM BADGE. A fine two part construction chrome 1950s 14/20th Kings Hussars N C Os Arm Badge, with two long loops and fixing bolts to reverse.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR SET A fine cap & facing pair of collar badges.
14th / 20th KINGS HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, post 1922 with two hex fixings to reverse. The 14th/20th King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army. It was created by the amalgamation of the 14th King's Hussars and the 20th Hussars in 1922 and, after service in the Second World War, it amalgamated with the Royal Hussars to become the King's Royal Hussars in 1992.
14th ARMY FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce bullion / type formation sign, active from 1943 - 45. The British Fourteenth Army was a multinational force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army. It was often referred to as the "Forgotten Army" because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the contemporary press, and remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe for long after the war. At one point it held the longest battle line, from the Bay of Bengal to the borders of India and China. The Army was responsible for the successful defence of India and the subsequent defeat of Japanese forces in Burma. In June 1945 14th Army was withdrawn to India to prepare for the invasion of Malaya,14th.Army's exploits are very well known and after enduring the appalling conditions of the jungles of the far-east secured great victories in the Arakan at Imphal,Kohima,Mandalay,Meiktila,and many more that led to the liberation of Burma and Malaya. whence the HQ was deployed in September. The Army was disbanded on 31 December 1945.
14th BATTALION ROYAL IRISH RIFLES [YOUNG CITIZENS OF IRELAND VOLUNTEERS] CAP BADGE A fine WW1 raised scarce gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1153 page 291. Raised in Belfast in September 1914 from Belfast Volunteers. Landed at Boulogne in October 1915.
14th COUNTY OF LONDON [LONDON SCOTTISH] A London regiment. 1908-1922 die struck white metal badge with two lugs to the reverse. Ref K&K Vol. 1 item 1840 page 441
14th KINGS HUSSARS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine white metal two part construction Arm / Sleeve badge. Worn between 1867 to 1914. The Prussian eagle was adopted by the Regt. in 1798 when they became the 14th or Duchess of York's Own Regt. of Light Dragoons in honour of HRH Fredrica Charlotte Ulrica Catherine Princess Royal of Prussia who had married the Duke of York in 1791. Ref Seaman
14th KINGS HUSSARS BULLION ARM BADGE A fine early bullion Arm badge. 58 mm x 55 mm
14th KINGS HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 773 page 211. The 14th King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 14th/20th Hussars in 1922.
14th KINGS HUSSARS CAP BADGE & [PAIR FACING] COLLAR SET A fine bi metal cap badge & white metal collar badges. A ll with two loops to reverse of each. As you can see solder has covered some of the blow holes to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 772, Pre 1915 version
14th KINGS HUSSARS CAP BADGE [1915-1929] A fine scarce brass king's crown small size cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The Royal Crest to the centre of a Garter Strap,with the title,14th King's Hussars on a furled scroll below. A little rubbed on the crown, hence price. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 774 page 211
14th KINGS HUSSARS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Mother of pearl & enamel sweetheart brooch. Some enamel missing.
14th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Plate 7 page item 138 R A Westlake
14th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE. A fine brass Officers shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 139.
14th KINGS HUSSARS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A pair of fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size. Both have two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 7 item 135.
14th/20th KINGS HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES A good post 1922 large brass pair of other ranks shoulder titles. Two hex type lugs to the reverse of each. Vgc Ref Westlake item 144 plate 6
15 / 19th HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Kings Crown version, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 778 page 215. The 15th The King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. First raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars into the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars in 1922. One of the regiment’s officers in the Crimea was Louis Edward Nolan, whose behaviour as an aide-de-camp helped launch the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, in which he and the regiment took part. The regiment spent the whole of the First World War on reconnaissance and dismounted duties on the Western Front, before being merged with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) in 1922 to form the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars.
15/19th KINGS ROYAL HUSSARS Formed by the amalgamation of the 15th The King's Hussars and the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) on 11 April 1922 A Bi metal cap badge to the 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars. With a slider to the reverse. Reference K & K 778
151st BRITISH PARACHUTE BATTALION BERET BADGE A fine very scarce and short lived Indian cast example, with two looped fixings to reverse. The 151st Parachute Battalion was raised from British Army Volunteers in Delhi in 1941and belonged to the 50th Indian Parachute Brigade. It played an internal role in suppressing riots in Delhi in August 1942. In November it was re-designated 156 Parachute Battalion, and joined the 4th Parachute Brigade in Kabrit in Egypt in 1943.
157th BRIGADE, 52nd [LOWLAND] DIVISION , 5th / 6th BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY FORMATION COMBINATION. A fine scarce formation combination. Mackenzie tartan square patch and 52nd Lowland printed formation signs on BD.
15th / 19th HUSSARS OFFICERS SILVER /GILT E11R CAP BADGE A fine multi part construction enamel 15/19th Hussars Officers Silver Gilt And Enamel Cap Badge, with two long loops to reverse & maker LB & B behind crown London Badge & Button Company
15th / 19th HUSSARS OFFICERS SILVER /GILT E11R CAP BADGE A fine multi part construction enamel 15/19th Hussars Officers Silver Gilt And Enamel Cap Badge, with two long loops to reverse & maker LB & B behind crown London Badge & Button Company
15th / 19th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGES A fine Officers Silver/Gilt & enamel cap badge. Three part construction with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 778 page 215. The 15th The King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. First raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars into the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars in 1922. One of the regiment’s officers in the Crimea was Louis Edward Nolan, whose behaviour as an aide-de-camp helped launch the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, in which he and the regiment took part. The regiment spent the whole of the First World War on reconnaissance and dismounted duties on the Western Front, before being merged with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) in 1922 to form the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars.
15th / 19th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. This unit was formed in 1922 by amalgamating 15th The Kings Hussars and the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own). It was transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps in April 1939 and lost all its armour during the Battle of France (1940) and its evacuation from Dunkirk. In December 1940 a cadre was detached from the regiment to form the 23rd Hussars. The 15th/19th then served in the United Kingdom with 9th Armoured Division until becoming a reconnaissance unit in Normandy in August 1944. Attached to 11th Armoured Division, it subsequently fought its way into Germany, where it then served as part of the occupation force. Challenger tank of 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars, 4 March 1945 Challenger tank of 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars, 4 March 1945 NAM. 1995-04-28-1 The regiment was involved in Britain’s post-war withdrawal from empire, serving in Palestine (1945-48) and Malaya (1954-56). It was then posted to Oman, Muscat and Aden in the late 1950s.
15th 17th LEEDS BATTALION [LEEDS PALS] CAP BADGE A fine Kitchener`s Army brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1147 page 291. The Leeds Pals were a First World War Pals battalion of Kitchener's Army raised in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. When the battalion was taken over by the British Army it was officially named the 15th Battalion (1st Leeds), The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). The battalion was formed in September 1914 and underwent training at Colsterdale in the Yorkshire Dales. It became part of the 93rd Brigade of the 31st Division, along with the two Bradford Pals battalions (16th and 18th Battalions, The West Yorkshire Regiment). In December 1915 the Leeds Pals were deployed to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal from the threat of the Ottoman Empire. In March 1916 the battalion landed in France, joining the British build up for the Battle of the Somme. On the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, the 31st Division attacked towards the village of Serre and the Leeds Pals advanced from a line of copses named after the Gospels. The battalion was shelled in its trenches before Zero Hour (7.30 am) and when it advanced, it was met by heavy machine gun fire. A few men got as far as the German barbed wire but no further. Later in the morning the German defenders came out to clear the bodies off their wire, killing any that were still alive. The battalion casualties, sustained in the few minutes after Zero, were 24 officers and 504 other ranks, of which 15 officers and 233 other ranks were killed. "The name of Serre and the date of 1st July is engraved deep in our hearts, along with the faces of our 'Pals', a grand crowd of chaps. We were two years in the making and ten minutes in the destroying." (Private A.V. Pearson, Leeds Pals) In December 1917 the Leeds Pals were amalgamated with the 2nd Leeds battalion (17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment, a Bantam battalion) to form the 15th/17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment.
15th 17th LEEDS BATTALION [LEEDS PALS] OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Kitchener`s Army bronze Officers example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1147 page 291. The Leeds Pals were a First World War Pals battalion of Kitchener's Army raised in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. When the battalion was taken over by the British Army it was officially named the 15th Battalion (1st Leeds), The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). The battalion was formed in September 1914 and underwent training at Colsterdale in the Yorkshire Dales. It became part of the 93rd Brigade of the 31st Division, along with the two Bradford Pals battalions (16th and 18th Battalions, The West Yorkshire Regiment). In December 1915 the Leeds Pals were deployed to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal from the threat of the Ottoman Empire. In March 1916 the battalion landed in France, joining the British build up for the Battle of the Somme. On the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, the 31st Division attacked towards the village of Serre and the Leeds Pals advanced from a line of copses named after the Gospels. The battalion was shelled in its trenches before Zero Hour (7.30 am) and when it advanced, it was met by heavy machine gun fire. A few men got as far as the German barbed wire but no further. Later in the morning the German defenders came out to clear the bodies off their wire, killing any that were still alive. The battalion casualties, sustained in the few minutes after Zero, were 24 officers and 504 other ranks, of which 15 officers and 233 other ranks were killed. "The name of Serre and the date of 1st July is engraved deep in our hearts, along with the faces of our 'Pals', a grand crowd of chaps. We were two years in the making and ten minutes in the destroying." (Private A.V. Pearson, Leeds Pals) In December 1917 the Leeds Pals were amalgamated with the 2nd Leeds battalion (17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment, a Bantam battalion) to form the 15th/17th Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment.
15th 17th LEEDS BATTALION [LEEDS PALS] OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Kitcheners Army bronze Officers example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1147 page 291
15th 19th HUSSARS BULLION BERET BADGE A fine E11R Gold bullion beret badge in mint condition.
15th INDIAN CORPS FORMATION SIGN A slightly grubby woven formation sign. Reference Howard Cole page 75. Second World War British Commonwealth Army (Indian Army) higher formation badge (shoulder sleeve insignia) for XV Indian Corps (15th Indian Corps). Formation note: XV Indian Corps (15th Indian Corps) fought in the second and third Arakan Campaigns and the rest of the Burma campaign as part of 14th Army; it had the distinction of mounting nine separate assault landings along the Burmese coast, including the recapture of Rangoon.
15th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A scarce brass Officers shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 149
15th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 151
15th KINGS HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers brass shoulder title, with two hex loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 150
15th KINGS HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 148
15th KINGS HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 7 item 148
15th MIDDLESEX [LONDON SCOTTISH] RIFLE VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce die stamped white metal example worn circa 1859-1880, with two long loops to reverse. 48 mm x 45 mm
15th SCOTTISH INFANTRY DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A woven Scottish heraldic lion rampant in red picked out in black on a yellow circle with a white border, all on a black square. The Division was a Second Line Territorial Division, a duplicate of 52nd (Lowland) Division. As part of Home Forces the Division defended the coastal area of Northumberland District. In November 1941 the Division was placed on a lower establishment but was later raised to higher establishment in March 1943 when it formed as a mixed division (i.e. comprising one armoured and two infantry brigades - 44 & 46 Bdes & 6 Guards Armd. / 6 Guards Tank Bde.). It reorganized again as an infantry division in September 1943. It was selected to become part of 21st Army Group for the invasion of Europe and landed in Normandy on 14 June 1944, where it was involved in the establishment of and subsequent break-out from the bridgehead. It took part in the final drive across Westphalia and Hannover to the Elbe.
15th [SCOTTISH] RECONNAISSANCE CORPS OFFICERS CHROME CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers chrome cap badge.15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment, landed in Normandy on 6/6/1944, served in North West Europe. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1930 page 17
15th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine pre 1922 bi metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. Two facing pair of bi metal collar badges, both with three loops to reverse. The Royal Crest to the centre of a Garter Strap above the roman numerals,"XV",the letters "KH" and the motto scroll,"Merebimur". Reference K & K Vol 1 item 777 page 215
15th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine Officers silver/gilt collar badge, two part construction with three loops to reverse. The 15th The King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. First raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars into the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars in 1922. One of the regiment’s officers in the Crimea was Louis Edward Nolan, whose behaviour as an aide-de-camp helped launch the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, in which he and the regiment took part. The regiment spent the whole of the First World War on reconnaissance and dismounted duties on the Western Front, before being merged with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) in 1922 to form the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars.
15th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS OFFICERS [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES An excellent scarce facing pair of Officers Silver/Gilt collar badges. Two part construction, with three loops to reverse of each. Excellent quality. Photos don`t to do them justice. J R Gaunt London to reverse & "S" for silver to reverse of each. You wont find better. The regiment spent the whole of the First World War on reconnaissance and dismounted duties on the Western Front, before being merged with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) in 1922 to form the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars.
15th [THE KINGS] HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine post 1901 Victorian bi metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 776 page 211. The 15th The King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. First raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars into the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars in 1922. One of the regiment’s officers in the Crimea was Louis Edward Nolan, whose behaviour as an aide-de-camp helped launch the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, in which he and the regiment took part. The regiment spent the whole of the First World War on reconnaissance and dismounted duties on the Western Front, before being merged with the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own) in 1922 to form the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars.
15TH/19TH THE KING`S ROYAL HUSSARS Formed by the amalgamation of the 15th The King's Hussars and the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) on 11 April 1922 A Bi metal cap badge to the 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars. With a slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 1 778
15TH/19TH THE KING`S ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE Formed by the amalgamation of the 15th The King's Hussars and the 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own) on 11 April 1922 A Bi metal cap badge to the 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars. With a slider to the reverse. Reference K & K 778
15TH/19TH THE KING`S ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal example with a slider to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 1909 page 15
16 AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN Modern unused Velcro backed formation sign. 16 Air Assault Brigade (16 Air Asslt Bde) is a formation of the British Army based in Colchester in the county of Essex. It is the Army's rapid response airborne formation and is the only Operational Brigade in the British Army capable of delivering Air Manoeuvre, Air Assault and Airborne operations. It was formed as part of the defense reforms implemented by the Strategic Defense Review on 1 September 1999 by the merging of 24 Air mobile Brigade and elements of 5th Airborne Brigade.
16th QUEENS LANCERS OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine couple of Kings crown Officers bronze collar badges, not quite a pair but very close. Both have two loops to reverse and one has Firmin maker. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. In 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In the course of 24 years unbroken service in India, from 1822 to 1846, the regiment saw action in both the 1st (including the capture of Ghuznee) and 2nd Afghan Wars, the Maharatta War and the Sikh War of 1845-46. As lancers they were the first British regiment to use this weapon, at the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826 The regimental title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. The Regiment was posted to India in the early 1900s, but took part in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1900-1901. After service in the First World War the regiment was retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921 and amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers) the following year.
16th QUEENS LANCERS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE A good very scarce die stamped bi-metal collar badge worn circa 1896-1901. Two loops to the reverse.
16th QUEENS LANCERS VICTORIAN OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi-metal cap badge worn circa 1896-1901. Filled blow holes to reverse, with two loops. Reference KK Vol 1 item 779 page 215
16th QUEENS LANCERS WW 1 SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, with two hex loops to revere. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 165.
16th QUEENS LANCERS WW 1 SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 165
16th QUEENS LANCERS WW 1 SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 165
16th / 5th QUEENS LANCER E11R BERET BADGE A good scarce post 1953 bi-metal badge, with slider to reverse.
16th 5th LANCERS THE QUEENS LANCERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge with slider and maker J R Gaunt Birmingham to reverse.
16th LANCERS [PAIR] THE QUEENS COLLAR BADGES A pair, but not matching bi metal collar badges. Reference Churchill & Westlake Ref No 30
16TH LONDON REGIMENT [Queen`s Westminster & civil service rifles] Blackened brass cap badge with slide. Maltese cross surmounted by an Imperial crown. On the arms of the cross are the battle honour`s. In the centre of the cross two oval escutcheons surmounted by an imperial crown; the left bearing the portcullis and ducal coronet and the right the prince of Wales plumes. In 1922, they became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles). In 1937, it was transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as the Queen's Westminster's. Ref KK Vol 2 1846 page 175
16TH LONDON REGIMENT [Queen`s Westminster & civil service rifles] Blackened brass cap badge with slide. Maltese cross surmounted by an Imperial crown. On the arms of the cross are the battle honour`s. In the centre of the cross two oval escutcheons surmounted by an imperial crown; the left bearing the portcullis and ducal coronet and the right the prince of Wales plumes. In 1922, they became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles). In 1937, it was transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as the Queen's Westminster's. Ref KK Vol 2 1846 page 175
16th QUEENS LANCERS KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE A fine Kings Crown bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 781 page 215
16th QUEENS LANCERS KINGS CROWN [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of bi metal "QUEEN`S" version collar badges, both with two loops and blow hole to reverse. Reference Churchill & Westlake Ref No 30 The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. In 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In the course of 24 years unbroken service in India, from 1822 to 1846, the regiment saw action in both the 1st (including the capture of Ghuznee) and 2nd Afghan Wars, the Maharatta War and the Sikh War of 1845-46. As lancers they were the first British regiment to use this weapon, at the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826 The regimental title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. The Regiment was posted to India in the early 1900s, but took part in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1900-1901. After service in the First World War the regiment was retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921 and amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers) the following year.
16th QUEENS LANCERS OFFICERS KINGS CROWN COLLAR BADGE A fine Officers silver/Gilt single collar badge, with two loops fixings J R Gaunt London & "S" for silver plate to reverse. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. In 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In the course of 24 years unbroken service in India, from 1822 to 1846, the regiment saw action in both the 1st (including the capture of Ghuznee) and 2nd Afghan Wars, the Maharatta War and the Sikh War of 1845-46. As lancers they were the first British regiment to use this weapon, at the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826 The regimental title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. The Regiment was posted to India in the early 1900s, but took part in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1900-1901. After service in the First World War the regiment was retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921 and amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers) the following year.
16th QUEENS LANCERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Victorian cap badge, with blow holes and two loops to reverse. Both tips of Lance`s have been strengthened, or replaced, an excellent job. Hence price. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 779 page 215. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. in 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In the course of 24 years unbroken service in India, from 1822 to 1846, the regiment saw action in both the 1st (including the capture of Ghuznee) and 2nd Afghan Wars, the Maharatta War and the Sikh War of 1845-46. As lancers they were the first British regiment to use this weapon, at the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826 The regimental title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. The Regiment was posted to India in the early 1900s, but took part in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1900-1901. After service in the First World War the regiment was retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921 and amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers) the following year.
16th QUEENS LANCERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE & [PAIR] COLLAR SET A fine bi metal Victorian cap badge and pair of collar badges. All with blow holes and two loops to each on the reverse. Reference cap badge, K & K Vol 1 item 779 page 215. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. in 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). In the course of 24 years unbroken service in India, from 1822 to 1846, the regiment saw action in both the 1st (including the capture of Ghuznee) and 2nd Afghan Wars, the Maharatta War and the Sikh War of 1845-46. As lancers they were the first British regiment to use this weapon, at the Siege of Bhurtpore in 1826 The regimental title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. The Regiment was posted to India in the early 1900s, but took part in the Second Boer War in South Africa 1900-1901. After service in the First World War the regiment was retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921 and amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers) the following year.
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS COLLAR BADGE A fine bi metal Kings Crown collar badge, " The Queen`s" version with two loops and blow holes to reverse. Approx 42mm x 33mm
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine red crown & body. Dark blue peak & flap, with yellow piping to flap. Kings Crown bimetal cap badge, with two general service buttons to front. No maker & a moth nip, by lance tip,otherwise very good.
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good vintage die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 781 page 215
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE. A fine scarce pre 1922 16th Queens Lancers brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 162.
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi-metal collar badge worn circa 1896-1901. Two loops to the reverse.
16TH THE QUEEN`S LANCERS First raised in 1759. They saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. Bi-metal cap badge with slider and blow holes to reverse. Maker Firmin on slider. Ref K&K Vol1 781 page 215
16th [CHURCH LADS BRIGADE CADETS] KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE Church Lads Brigade Kings Royal Rifle Corps Cadets Cap Badge, blackened brass example of Maltese cross with Kings crown above FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, C.L.B and CADETS to the top and bottom arms of the cross. Slider fitting to the reverse voided centre. 45 mm x 31 mm
17th (Heswall) Battalion Cheshire Home Guard Formation Sign A fine woven formation sign.
17th / 21st LANCERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine Staybright / Anodised cap badge, with slider to reverse.
17th / 21st LANCERS NCOs ARM BADGE A fine white metal die struck arm badge, with two loops to reverse.
17th / 21st LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE A woven cloth shoulder title. Slightly shabby.
17th 21st LANCERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce post 1973 maker Badge & Button Company issue 17th 21st Lancers chrome, cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 782 page 215 The 17th/21st Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1922 to 1993. It was formed in 1922 in England by the amalgamation of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) and the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's). From 1930 to 1939, it was deployed overseas; first in Egypt for two years, and then in India for seven. In 1938, the regiment was mechanised.
17th 21st LANCERS CAP BADGE A fine post 1922 white metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. In 1922 the 17th was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's) to form the 17th/21st Lancers.
17th 21st LANCERS POUCH BADGE A fine scarce large pouch badge, with four long loops to reverse. 65 mm x 65 mm. Formed in 1922 in England by the amalgamation of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) and the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's).
17th 21st LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8
17th INFANTRY BRIGADE 1ST PATTERN] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign. The 17th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army which provided active service in both the First and Second World Wars. It was mainly composed of Regular Army battalions. The Brigade served with the 5th Infantry Division through most of the Second World War. On 5 May 1942 it was part of Force 121 in the invasion of Madagascar. After this, the 17th Infantry Brigade served in the invasion of Sicily with the British Eighth Army and the Italian Campaign before taking part in the closing stages of the campaign against Germany.
17th LANCER [DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE OWN] CAP BADGE, COLLAR BADGE SET A fine cap badge & larger type collar set, all white metal and all have two loop fixings to reverse. At the beginning of the First World War, the 17th Lancers formed part of the 2nd (Sialkot) Cavalry Brigade of the 1st Indian Cavalry Division. The regiment landed in France in November 1914. In the static warfare of the Western Front, the 17th was often restricted to infantry roles, such as the occupation of trenches. The 17th was eventually used in its conventional cavalry role in 1917, at the Battle of Cambrai, which happened to feature the first large-scale use of tanks. In 1918 the 17th was transferred to the 7th Cavalry Brigade, part of the 3rd Cavalry Division. That year the men got another chance to prove their worth as a cavalry regiment during the last-gasp German Spring Offensive. The 17th functioned as mobile infantry during the attack, plugging gaps whenever the need arose, both as cavalry and as infantry. The 17th also saw service in the British counter-attack, including the Battle of Amiens. After the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the 17th remained in continental Europe, joining the British Army of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany. The regiment then served in County Cork, Ireland, where it operated against the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence. In 1921, the 17th had its title altered to the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). In 1922 the 17th was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's) to form the 17th/21st Lancers.
17th LANCER [DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE OWN] OFFICERS CAP BADGE, COLLAR BADGE SET A fine set of Silver plated Cap badge & two, not quite matching collar badges, but very close [See photos].Some service wear, all items with two silvered loops to reverse. At the beginning of the First World War, the 17th Lancers formed part of the 2nd (Sialkot) Cavalry Brigade of the 1st Indian Cavalry Division. The regiment landed in France in November 1914. In the static warfare of the Western Front, the 17th was often restricted to infantry roles, such as the occupation of trenches. The 17th was eventually used in its conventional cavalry role in 1917, at the Battle of Cambrai, which happened to feature the first large-scale use of tanks. In 1918 the 17th was transferred to the 7th Cavalry Brigade, part of the 3rd Cavalry Division. That year the men got another chance to prove their worth as a cavalry regiment during the last-gasp German Spring Offensive. The 17th functioned as mobile infantry during the attack, plugging gaps whenever the need arose, both as cavalry and as infantry. The 17th also saw service in the British counter-attack, including the Battle of Amiens. After the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the 17th remained in continental Europe, joining the British Army of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany. The regiment then served in County Cork, Ireland, where it operated against the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence. In 1921, the 17th had its title altered to the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). In 1922 the 17th was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (Empress of India's) to form the 17th/21st Lancers.
17th LANCER [DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass metal shoulder title. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 171
17TH LANCERS White metal cap badge with slide to reverse. The skull and cross bones of the famous 'Death or Glory' boys. Ref K&K Vol1 item 782 page 215
17th LANCERS ARM BADGE A mint Lancers Arm badge, with 2 loops to reverse. Ref Linaker & Dine p136
17th LANCERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE, COLLAR BADGE SET & A PAIR OF SHOULDER TITLES. A fine scarce set of Officers Silver Plate Cap Badge & Collars Badge set. Both with Silvered long loops to reverse. Also two brass shoulder titles, both with hex loop fixings to reverse.
17th LANCERS [DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine metal shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 782 page 215
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 782 page 215
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A all brass economy issue cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 782 page 215. The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Various amalgamations have resulted in its absorption into the Queen's Royal Lancers (which has also incorporated the 5th, the 16th and the 21st Lancers).
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A all brass economy issue cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 782 page 215. The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Various amalgamations have resulted in its absorption into the Queen's Royal Lancers (which has also incorporated the 5th, the 16th and the 21st Lancers).
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A all brass economy issue cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 782 page 215. The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Various amalgamations have resulted in its absorption into the Queen's Royal Lancers (which has also incorporated the 5th, the 16th and the 21st Lancers).
17th [Duke of Cambridge Own] LANCERS OR's ECONOMY ISSUE COLLAR BADGE A scarce WW1 economy brass collar badge with two loops to reverse.
17th [Service] BATTALION WELSH [FIRST GLAMORGAN BANTAMS] REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. A service battalion of the Welsh regiment. Formed at Cardiff in December 1914 and originally assigned to 38th Division During WW1 the Battalion was in service from June 1916 until February 1918 when they were disbanded and many men transferred to the 18th Battallion. Reference http://www.17thwelsh.org.uk/index.htm & http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/alliedarmy-view.php?pid=1043
18th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [LONDON IRISH RIFLES] CAP BADGE A fine die stamped white metal London Irish Rifles cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1848 page 445
18th HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE Scarce brass king's crown cap badge with two loops to reverse. Only worn from 1906-1911. Other ranks badge, inscribed Prince of Wales. Reference KK Vol 1 item 786 page 215
18th HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE Scarce brass king's crown cap badge with two loops to reverse. Only worn from 1906-1911. Other ranks badge, inscribed Prince of Wales. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 786 page 215
18th HUSSARS [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE Scarce brass king's crown cap badge with two loops to reverse. Only worn from 1906-1911. Other ranks badge, inscribed Prince of Wales. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 786 page 215
18th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce crossed Kukri & bayonet on red, formayion sign. Active 1914-1918 - 1939–1945, Part of 1st Armoured Division & 1st Infantry Division The 18th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service during the First and Second World Wars. During the second World War the brigade was originally designated as Cairo Area and 18th Infantry Brigade but ceased to exist when in May 1940 it was absorbed by HQ Cairo Sub-Area. On 20 July 1943 the 18th Brigade was reformed again from the redesignation of the 7th Motor Brigade as the 18th Lorried Infantry Brigade. It was part of the 1st Armoured Division and fought in the Italian Campaign with many other different formations, such as the 1st Infantry Division, who they served with in the Battle of Anzio. It was disbanded in Italy on 1 January 1945 due to an acute manpower shortage throughout the British Army at the time with all available replacements being sent to the 21st Army Group in the North West Europe Campaign.
18th INFANTRY DIVISION [2nd LINE TA] FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed WW 2 formation sign black "windmill" on an orange background. The 'windmill sails' badge denoted the association of the Division with East Anglia. The Division was a Second Line Territorial Division formed from men from Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. It was a duplicate of 54th East Anglian Division. 18th Division was sent to India in at the end of 1941 but was diverted en-route to Singapore. One of the Division's constituent Brigades, the 53rd, arrived ahead of the main Division and was transferred to Johore the day after disembarkation on 13 January 1942. Under Malaya Command it took part in the fighting until the withdrawal to Singapore Island on 31 January before reverting to Divisional command for the final battles on the Island itself. The remainder of the Division landed at Singapore on 29 January 1942 and after participating in the defence of the island, surrendered with the rest of the fortress garrison on 15 February 1942. Reference Cole page 39
18th INFANTRY DIVISION [2nd LINE TA] FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed WW 2 formation sign black "windmill" on an orange background. Un-used. The 'windmill sails' badge denoted the association of the Division with East Anglia. The Division was a Second Line Territorial Division formed from men from Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. It was a duplicate of 54th East Anglian Division. 18th Division was sent to India in at the end of 1941 but was diverted en-route to Singapore. One of the Division's constituent Brigades, the 53rd, arrived ahead of the main Division and was transferred to Johore the day after disembarkation on 13 January 1942. Under Malaya Command it took part in the fighting until the withdrawal to Singapore Island on 31 January before reverting to Divisional command for the final battles on the Island itself. The remainder of the Division landed at Singapore on 29 January 1942 and after participating in the defence of the island, surrendered with the rest of the fortress garrison on 15 February 1942. Reference Cole page 39
18th QUEEN MARYS OWN HUSSARS WW1 OR's COLLAR BADGES A good scarce die stamped white metal matching pair. Two loops each to the reverse. Churchill & Westlake Ref No 34.
18th TRAINING BRIGADE [ROYAL ARTILLERY] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven felt formation sign.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE & [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES SET. A fine Kings Crown bi metal cap badge & pair of collar badges. Cap badge with slider and collars both two loops to reverse. Reference cap badge K & K Vol 1 item 784 page 215. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE. A fine w/metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Cap badge reference K & K Vol 1 item 788 page 215. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGE & [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES SET. An scarce excellent cast Silver [not hallmarked] Officers cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. And two Officers silver collar badges, [ same size as cap badge, and could have been worn as cap badges at some time] both with two loop fixings to reverse. Cap badge reference K & K Vol 1 item 788 page 215. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGE. An scarce slightly smaller field service badge, excellent cast Silver [hallmarked 1918 & Maker J & Co to reverse] Officers cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Cap badge reference K & K Vol 1 item 788 page 215. Size 35mm x 28 mm The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine scarce Kings crown Officers Silver/Gilt [single] collar badge, with two loops to reverse.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 174. 14 mm x 35 mm. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [Queen Marys Own] ROYAL HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal example with a Victorian Crown, and two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 783 page 215
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE & [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES SET. A fine Victorian bi metal cap badge & pair of collar badges. All with two loops to reverse. Reference cap badge K & K Vol 1 item 783 page 215. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [Queen Marys Own] ROYAL HUSSARS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE A Bi metal collar badge to the 18th Hussars, with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill & Westlake Ref No 33
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE A fine Victorian bi metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill & Westlake Ref No 33. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. Serving in the Boer War and on the Western Front of World War One, the regiment also gained a royal honorific when it was renamed in 1903 after Mary, wife of George V. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922.
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 174. 14 mm x 35 mm
18th [QUEEN MARYS OWN] ROYAL HUSSARS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 174. 14 mm x 35 mm
19th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION (St. Pancras) A London Regiment 1908-1922 brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Honours to South Africa 1900-02. Ref KK Vol1 item 1851 page 445.
19th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION (St. Pancras) CAP BADGE A fine brass metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1851 page 445
19th P.W.O [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN ROYAL] HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An immaculate mint white metal cap badge 1896 - 1901, with two loops to reverse. Single scroll version. Reference K & K Item 789 page 215. They fought in Egypt and Sudan in the 1880s and at the relief of Ladysmith during the Boer War - one of its colonels during this time was John French, better known for his generalship during the First World War. It was sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914, fighting at Mons and the Marne. It served on the Western Front for the rest of World War One and was disbanded in 1921.
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. The letter A cypher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with a coronet. Dannebrog to the centre with date 1885. Third pattern, reference K & K Vol 1 item 791 page 215
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. The letter A cypher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with a coronet. Dannebrog to the centre with date 1885. Reference K&K Vol 1 791
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with slider to reverse. The letter A cypher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with a coronet. Dannebrog to the centre with date 1885. Reference K&K Vol 1 791
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce bronze Officers cap badge. With two long loops to reverse. The letter A cypher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with a coronet. Dannebrog to the centre with date 1885. Third pattern, reference K & K Vol 1 item 791 page 215
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass post 1908 shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake item 178 plate 8.
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine X1XH Officers brass metal shoulder title, with 2 loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 177. 20 mm x 44 mm.
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder titles, both with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 176.
19th ROYAL HUSSARS [QUEEN ALEXANDRAS OWN] [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 176. 14 mm x 38 mm
1st / 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN WW2 A fine scarce printed WW2 formation sign The image represents Bellerophon riding Pegasus. It was designed by Edward Seago, the landscape artist and had been suggested for use by Daphne du Maurier, the wife of Major-General F. A. M. 'Boy' Browning, Commander of 1st Airborne Division. The badge was worn by all Airborne troops, in conjunction with the "Airborne strip", a separate strip with "Airborne" in pale blue on a maroon ground, worn below the Pegasus badge. There was no differentiation between 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions. 1st Airborne Division first went into action in North Africa in 1942. 1st Airborne Brigade landed in support of 1st Army landings in North West Africa. The Division then took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The Division's most famous action was at Arnhem as part of Operation Market Garden, the attempt to seize a series of bridges to breach the line of the Rhine in September 1944. The Division's final deployment was as part of the occupation forces in Norway where HQ became HQ Norway Command. 6th Airborne's first action was on D Day when they landed East of the Orne to seize the river and canal crossings and protect the left flank of the invasion. They were withdrawn to the UK in August. Their next deployment was in the ground role during the Ardennes battles over the winter of 1944 - 45 ("Battle of the Bulge"). Their next airborne action was the Rhine crossing in March 1945. With 17 US Airborne Division they formed XVIII US Airborne Corps under command of Maj. Gen. Matthew Ridgeway. Their role in this operation ("Varsity") was to seize the town of Haminkeln and the crossings of the River Ijssel around Haminkeln and Ringenberg, north of Wesel. They then advanced into Germany with the rest of 21st Army Group. Their post war deployment was to Palestine, leaving in February 1948.
1st / 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN WW2 A fine printed WW2 formation sign The image represents Bellerophon riding Pegasus. It was designed by Edward Seago, the landscape artist and had been suggested for use by Daphne du Maurier, the wife of Major-General F. A. M. 'Boy' Browning, Commander of 1st Airborne Division. The badge was worn by all Airborne troops, in conjunction with the "Airborne strip", a separate strip with "Airborne" in pale blue on a maroon ground, worn below the Pegasus badge. There was no differentiation between 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions. 1st Airborne Division first went into action in North Africa in 1942. 1st Airborne Brigade landed in support of 1st Army landings in North West Africa. The Division then took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The Division's most famous action was at Arnhem as part of Operation Market Garden, the attempt to seize a series of bridges to breach the line of the Rhine in September 1944. The Division's final deployment was as part of the occupation forces in Norway where HQ became HQ Norway Command. 6th Airborne's first action was on D Day when they landed East of the Orne to seize the river and canal crossings and protect the left flank of the invasion. They were withdrawn to the UK in August. Their next deployment was in the ground role during the Ardennes battles over the winter of 1944 - 45 ("Battle of the Bulge"). Their next airborne action was the Rhine crossing in March 1945. With 17 US Airborne Division they formed XVIII US Airborne Corps under command of Maj. Gen. Matthew Ridgeway. Their role in this operation ("Varsity") was to seize the town of Haminkeln and the crossings of the River Ijssel around Haminkeln and Ringenberg, north of Wesel. They then advanced into Germany with the rest of 21st Army Group. Their post war deployment was to Palestine, leaving in February 1948.
1st / 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN WW2 A fine scarce printed WW2 formation sign The image represents Bellerophon riding Pegasus. It was designed by Edward Seago, the landscape artist and had been suggested for use by Daphne du Maurier, the wife of Major-General F. A. M. 'Boy' Browning, Commander of 1st Airborne Division. The badge was worn by all Airborne troops, in conjunction with the "Airborne strip", a separate strip with "Airborne" in pale blue on a maroon ground, worn below the Pegasus badge. There was no differentiation between 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions. 1st Airborne Division first went into action in North Africa in 1942. 1st Airborne Brigade landed in support of 1st Army landings in North West Africa. The Division then took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The Division's most famous action was at Arnhem as part of Operation Market Garden, the attempt to seize a series of bridges to breach the line of the Rhine in September 1944. The Division's final deployment was as part of the occupation forces in Norway where HQ became HQ Norway Command. 6th Airborne's first action was on D Day when they landed East of the Orne to seize the river and canal crossings and protect the left flank of the invasion. They were withdrawn to the UK in August. Their next deployment was in the ground role during the Ardennes battles over the winter of 1944 - 45 ("Battle of the Bulge"). Their next airborne action was the Rhine crossing in March 1945. With 17 US Airborne Division they formed XVIII US Airborne Corps under command of Maj. Gen. Matthew Ridgeway. Their role in this operation ("Varsity") was to seize the town of Haminkeln and the crossings of the River Ijssel around Haminkeln and Ringenberg, north of Wesel. They then advanced into Germany with the rest of 21st Army Group. Their post war deployment was to Palestine, leaving in February 1948.
1st 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS [PAIR] Pair of woven cloth formation signs depicting Bellerophon astride a Pegasus.
1st 9th HAMPSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine WW1 enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. 35 mm x 30 mm Formed November 11th 1911 With HQ at Southampton as a new territorial unit of the regiment. Commanded by Major R.A. Johnson of the 4th Bn. who had done much to develop the 1st Volunteer Battalions Cyclist Sections. Mobilised on 4 Aug. 1914 at Hamilton House, Commercial Road, Southampton.
1st ARMOURED MOTOR BATTERY CAP BADGE A gilding metal headdress badge to the 1st Armoured Motor Battery, being a laurel wreath with the tips joined by an Imperial (King's) crown, across the bottom of the wreath a scroll bearing 1st ARMOURED MOTOR BATTERY and in the centre of the wreath an armoured car on ground, facing right. Looks very much like its been dug up, good original scarce item, has one of the two loops present. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30103382
1st ARMY GROUP ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign, with heavy glue residue to reverse.
1ST ARMY GROUP ROYAL ARTILLERY [AGRA] FORMATION SLIP ON. A fine formation slip on with what looks like possibly 1st or 8th Army formation sign missing, as you can see the outline of the shield.
1st ARMY GROUP ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign.WW II example of the red "zig-zag" on a blue and red diamond worn by the 1st.and 2nd. Canadian Army Group Royal Artillery.
1st BATTALION MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilded metal example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1769 page 159
1st BATTALION NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POST 1881 [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of gilding metal Victorian collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill page 209 fig 1307
1st BATTALION WARWICKSHIRE VOLUNTEER REGIMENT WW1 VTC CAP BADGE A fine die stamped example, with two loops to the reverse. reference K & K 1682 with J R Gaunt London plate to reverse.
1st BIRMINGHAM PALS BATTALION WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass one piece shoulder title, with three loops to reverse, with backing plate.
1st COAST ARTILLERY TRAINING SCHOOL FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce woven in silk formation sign. Reference Morris Part 2 page 14 no.42 A khaki silk square, inner narrow yellow circle, central yellow cross cannons above blue and white waves and green upper half of segment.
1st CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered white spear in a red diamond. Vgc
1st CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed example. Went overseas to France in Sept. 1939 as part of the British Expeditionery Force (BEF). Upon return to the UK transformed to I Corps District as part of the Home Forces. Overseas again in June 1944 as part of the invasion forces in Normandy, taking part in the whole of the Northwest Europe campaign.
1st CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN [SILK] Went overseas to France in Sept. 1939 as part of the British Expeditionery Force (BEF). Upon return to the UK transformed to I Corps District as part of the Home Forces. Overseas again in June 1944 as part of the invasion forces in Normandy, taking part in the whole of the Northwest Europe campaign.
1st EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT ASSOCIATION [Past & Present] Past & present Association button hole gilt & enamel badge. 23mm x 24mm
1st EDINBURGH CITY ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS BUSBY GRENADE A excellent silver plated busby grenade to the 1st Edinburgh Artillery Volunteers. Complete with original white horse-hair plume in the socket to the reverse. The 1st Edinburgh (City) Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) was formed as a brigade in 1860 from 9 batteries raised in the City of Edinburgh. The 1st Battery was formed mainly of artists, whilst the members of the 2nd and 4th Batteries were mainly artisans. The brigade's first headquarters was at 21 Castle Street, and its members practiced at the Castle, Leith Fort and Hunter's Bog. Later, the headquarters was located at 28 York Place, and the men carried out gun practice from the gun batteries on Inchkeith. Reference KK Vol 1 item 827 page 225.
1st GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT KINGS CROWN WW2 A fine woven wing. The Glider Pilot Regiment was a British airborne forces unit of the Second World War which was responsible for crewing the British Army's military gliders and saw action in the European Theatre of World War II in support of Allied airborne operations. Established in 1942, the regiment was disbanded in 1957.
1st GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign. All seeing eye above a 1. The Guards Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army during the Second World War. The division was created in the United Kingdom on 17 June 1941 during World War II from elements of the Guards units, the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards. and Welsh Guards.
1st INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A slightly worn white leatherette triangle within a red triangle affixed to a pale k.d. backing with three "press-studs " to the reverse. 1st. Infantry Division fought in North Africa and Italy.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine NCOs white metal sleeve badge with 2 loops to reverse. Interwoven cypher with K/C. Ref Seaman p15 fig5
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Worn 1938 to 1949. Double headed Austrian eagle readopted after being dropped in WWI for obvious reasons. Ref K&K Vol2 1885 page 9
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET An fine bi metal cap badge with slider to the reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 735 page 209. And two bi metal collar badges both with two loops to reverse. The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A scarce fine brass cap badge with slider to reverse and two collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 734 page 209 The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers Silver, Gilt and enamel 1915 to 1937 field service cap badge, with two loops and maker Firmin London to reverse. Small sized badge worn on the collar and the field service cap. The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE FORAGE CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers slivered & bronze two part construction cap badge, with blade fixings to reverse. And two matching collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Cap badge, Reference K & K Vol 1 item 735 page 209 The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A scarce fine Officers all brass large one piece shoulder tile, with three loops to reverse. Similar version to Westlake plate 1 item 16, but hasn't got the bottom leg of the "G". Obvious age and of the period. 44 mm x 34 mm.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 2 item 24. 40 mm x 17 mm
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine post 1913 brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 1 item 20.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce version, with the sharp point at the top of the "1" post 1913 brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 1 item 21.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine post 1913 brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 1 item 20.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass large shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 2 item 26.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce one piece brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse and maker Narbrourgh Birmingham to reverse.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 2 item 27.
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLES [PAIR] A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings to each. Reference Westlake Plate 1 item 4. Size of each 29 mm x 17 mm
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 734 page 209
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 734 page 209
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example with two lugs to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 734 page 209
1st KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1949 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1892 page 9
1st LIFE GUARDS CAP BADGE A fine 1st Life Guards K/C GV brass cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref Gaylor Plate 1A and p8
1st MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass metal example. Slider to the reverse.
1st PATTERN 8TH CORPS SOUTH WESTERN DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth first pattern formation sign of the VIII Corps, the second being a charging knight in white on a red ground. The francolin emblem was adopted in 1940 when the Corps HQ formed a Corps District for the defence of the South West of England (Devon, Cornwall and Somerset). The design made reference to the name of the then commander, General Franklyn. When the Corps moved north to take up an operational role in February 1943 a separate District HQ was formed, South Western District, under Southern Command. The new District took over the francolin badge.
1st QUEENS DRAGOON GUARDS OR's CAP BADGE A fine die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1887 page 9
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS / 15th HUSSARS ARM BADGE A fine NCOs arm large badge with two loops to reverse.
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 751 page 209
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1949 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1892 page 9
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 751 page 209
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 751 page 209
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine bi-metal cap badge with 3 loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 750 page 209. The Royal Dragoons (1st Dragoons) was a mounted infantry and later a heavy cavalry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was formed in 1661 as the Tangier Horse. It served for three centuries and was in action during the First World War and the Second World War. It was amalgamated with the Royal Horse Guards to form The Blues and Royals in 1969.
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 751 page 209.
1st ROYAL DRAGOONS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 751 page 209
1st SPECIAL AIR SERVICE CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES Two very scarce woven shoulder titles, 1942-45. Some glue residue to reverse. The 1st Special Air Service Brigade (1st SAS) during the Second World War. It was first formed in Cairo in 1941. In January 1943, Colonel Stirling was captured in Tunisia and Paddy Mayne replaced him as commander. In April 1943, the 1st SAS was reorganised into the Special Raiding Squadron under Mayne's command and the Special Boat Squadron was placed under the command of George Jellicoe. The Special Raiding Squadron fought in Sicily and Italy along with the 2nd SAS, which had been formed in North Africa in 1943 in part by the renaming of the Small Scale Raiding Force. The Special Boat Squadron fought in the Aegean Islands and Dodecanese until the end of the war. In 1944 the SAS Brigade was formed from the British 1st and 2nd SAS, the French 3rd and 4th SAS and the Belgian 5th SAS. It was tasked with parachute operations behind the German lines in France and carried out operations supporting the Allied advance through Belgium, the Netherlands (Operation Pegasus), and eventually into Germany (Operation Archway).As a result of Hitler's issuing of the Commando Order on 18 October 1942, the members of the unit faced the additional danger that they would be summarily executed if ever captured by the Germans. In July 1944, following Operation Bulbasket, 34 captured SAS commandos were summarily executed by the Germans. In October 1944, in the aftermath of Operation Loyton another 31 captured SAS commandos were summarily executed by the Germans.
1st VB HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OR`S HELMET PLATE circa 1885-1901 A good scarce die-stamped white metal example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet “Hampshire 1st Volr. Battn.” with tiger to centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC .1st Hampshire RV became a VB of the regiment on Friday 1st July 1881, redesignated 1st VB on 18th August 1885. HQ at Winchester. Many of it’s members served in the Boer War resulting in the Battalion being awarded the honour “South Africa 1900-02” in 1905. Became 4th Battalion in 1908White metal with three long lugs to reverse.
1st VOLUNTEER BATTALION MANCHESTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine scarce bi metal example of a scare cap badge. With slider to reverse.
1st VOLUNTEER BATTALION MIDDLESEX REGIMENT 1896 - 1908 CAP BADGE A fine scarce 1st VB Middlesex Regiment OR’s white metal cap badge circa 1896-1908. Die-stamped with blank scroll Loops VGC HQ at Hornsey. Formed from 3rd Rifle Volunteer Corps. Assumed title 1st VB in 1898. Became 7th Batt. Middlesex Regt. in 1908. Ref Westlake The Rifle Vols. p101
1st VOLUNTEER BATTALION SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT HELMET PLATE A fine Volunteer white metal helmet plate, with two long loops to reverse.
1st WEST INDIA REGIMENT VICTORIAN GILT BUTTON A fine scarce Victorian gilt button, with Pitt & Co London to reverse. 26 mm. 1st West India Regiment the Carolina Corps that had been in existence since 1779, the original intention was both to recruit free blacks from the West Indian population and to purchase slaves from the West Indian plantations. The eighth of the newly raised regiments (Skerrett's) was disbanded the following year but the quality of the new corps led to a further five West India Regiments being raised in 1798. In 1807 all serving black soldiers recruited as slaves in the West India Regiments of the British Army were freed under the Mutiny Act passed by the British parliament that same year. In 1808 the Abolition Act caused all trading in slaves to be "utterly abolished, prohibited and declared to be unlawful". In 1812 a West African recruiting depot was established on Blance Island in Sierre Leone to train West African volunteers for the West India Regiments. By 1816 the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the reduction of the West India regiments to six enabled this depot to be closed. Thereafter all recruitment for the various West Indian regiments that fought in World War I and World War II were West Indian volunteers, with officers and some senior NCOs coming from Britain.
1st WEST YORKSHIRE YEOMANRY CAVALRY / YORKSHIRE DRAGOONS [Queens Own] OFFICERS VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of scarce silver plated Victorian collar badges, both with two silvered loops to reverse. The regiment was formed as volunteer cavalry known as the South West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1844 it changed its name to the First West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Finally in 1897, after the Sheffield squadron had the honour of escorting Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Sheffield and being represented at the Royal celebration of that year, the regiment became known as the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. It was converted to an armoured role during the Second World War. In 1956 it merged with the Yorkshire Hussars and the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Its lineage is continued today by the Queen's Own Yeomanry.
1st [Kings] DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE White metal post 1937 cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1887 page 9
1st [Kings] DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal example with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 735 page 209
1st [ROYAL] DRAGOONS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine bi metal cap badge, with three loops to reverse and a facing pair of collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 751 page 209
1st [ROYAL] DRAGOONS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reveres. Reference Westlake Plate 4 item 75.
2 / MI 2nd MOUNTED INFANTRY BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT BADGE 2 / MI (2nd Mounted Infantry) Boer War brass slouch hat badge. Included F Company, 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regt. Loops Reference “The Military Insignia of Hampshire & Isle of Wight” by Woods.
2 / MI 2nd MOUNTED INFANTRY BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT BADGE 2 / MI (2nd Mounted Infantry) Boer War brass slouch hat badge. Included F Company, 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regt. Loops Reference “The Military Insignia of Hampshire & Isle of Wight” by Woods.
2 X ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS COLLAR BADGE SETS A fine 1st pattern Officer bronze collar badge set and a fine all brass collar badge set. All with two loops to reverse.
205th FIELD HOSPITAL [1st GULF WAR] MEDIC FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign.
20th ARMOURED DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine fairly modern cloth formation sign. The British Army's 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (The Iron Fist) is based in Paderborn, northern Germany, as part of the 3rd (United Kingdom) Division. Soldiers serving with the Brigade wear the insignia of a white mailed fist with a blue background - a symbol of the hard punch that this armoured formation gives the enemy. 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade was the last brigade to serve on operations in Iraq and its soldiers are currently serving in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 20. Although it is not deployed as a formed Headquarters it is responsible for ensuring that all regiments and battalions serving in Afghanistan under the recently closed Task Force Helmand (TFH) Headquarters are trained to the highest standards for the final mission. Previously, the brigade deployed in Afghanistan on HERRICK 15, 2011-2012 and was the lead formation of British troops in Helmand.
20th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION [Blackheath & Woolwich] CAP BADGE An scarce white metal example with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1852 page 445.
20th HUSSARS CAP BADGE A cap badge to the 20th Hussars. Uncleaned for many years. In brass with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 793 page 215
20th HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine brass badge with slider to reverse. Bronze looking but just uncleaned. Reference K&K Vol1 793 page 215
20th HUSSARS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine Officers bronze cap badge with three loops to reverse. And two bronze collar badges, One has three loops and other two & maker Gaunt London to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 793 page 215
20th HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine Officers bronze cap badge with three loops to reverse. And two bronze collar badges, both with two loops and maker J & Co to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 793 page 215
20th HUSSARS PAIR SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 8 item 179. 14 mm x 38 mm
20th HUSSARS VICTORIAN OR`s CAP BADGE A scarce Victorian other ranks brass cap badge with three loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 792 page 215
20th HUSSARS VICTORIAN OR`s CAP BADGE A scarce mint Victorian other ranks brass cap badge with three loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 792 page 215
20th HUSSARS VICTORIAN OR`s CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A scarce Victorian other ranks brass cap badge with three loops to reverse, and two collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 792 page 215
20th HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 793 page 215
20th HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A good scarce die stamped brass cap badge and matching collar set. All have two loops to reverse,cap badge has top one of three behind crown missing. Cap badge reference K K Vol 1 793 page 215
20th INDIAN DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine woven WW II Brabant weave example of the white hand holding an Indian Tulwar sword on a black circle. The Division was raised in Bangalore in March 1942 and trained in Ceylon. It was established and trained solely for the war in Burma. The Division saw action in Assam and Burma, where it fought on the Imphal Plain and crossing the Chindwin and Irrawaddy rivers. It played a key role in the attack on Mandalay. Following its recapture of Magwe and the Burma oilfields, the division pursued the Japanese down the Irrawaddy valley to Rangoon. At the end of the war it was transferred to Indo-China to disarm Japanese troops, and was disbanded in March 1946. According to the Divisional Commander, Major General Douglas Gracey, the sword on the badge stood for 'courage, chivalry, and vengeance', an emblem that was understood by British and Indian troops. Reference Morris Book 1 p76
20th INDIAN DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN Embroidered WW II example of the white hand holding an Indian Tulwar sword on a black circle. Glue residue to reverse. The Division was raised in Bangalore in March 1942 and trained in Ceylon. It was established and trained solely for the war in Burma. The Division saw action in Assam and Burma, where it fought on the Imphal Plain and crossing the Chindwin and Irrawaddy rivers. It played a key role in the attack on Mandalay. Following its recapture of Magwe and the Burma oilfields, the division pursued the Japanese down the Irrawaddy valley to Rangoon. At the end of the war it was transferred to Indo-China to disarm Japanese troops, and was disbanded in March 1946. According to the Divisional Commander, Major General Douglas Gracey, the sword on the badge stood for 'courage, chivalry, and vengeance', an emblem that was understood by British and Indian troops. Reference Morris Book 1 p76
20th LONDON REGIMENT [The Queens Own] CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Sealed in 1917. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1852 page 175
21 S.A.S ARTIST RIFLES SEMI OFFICIAL BADGE A fine white metal semi official version. with loops instead of studs. The genuine original is extremely rare and was made of Silver. Apparently manufactured for a short period, available for sale to serving personnel in the PRI (regimental kit shop). This badge is as close as you can come to an original. Suffices to say that even these 'semi-official' replicas have been counterfeited. This item would make a fine representation in a collection, as the silver originals are unobtainable.
214th INDEPENDANT INFANTRY BRIGADE, HAMPSHIRE COUNTY DIVISION FORMATION COMBINATION A fine scarce Formation combination. Khaki backing bearing a printed 214th Independant Infantry Brigade & woven Hogg for the County of Hampshire formation sign. The Brigade landed with the Division in France on 24 June 1944 and fought throughout the campaign into Germany. It is credited with the same battle honours as its parent Division: Odon, Caen, Bourguebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Nederrijn, Rhineland and Rhine. Troops from 214th Brigade were the first to make contact with the remnants of 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem - Oosterbeek in September 1944.
214th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign, that has been removed from uniform. A conical helm with wings, all in red, on a blue ground. The Brigade landed with the Division in France on 24 June 1944 and fought throughout the campaign into Germany. It is credited with battle honours: Odon, Caen, Bourguebus Ridge, Mont Pincon, Nederrijn, Rhineland and Rhine. Troops from 214th Brigade were the first to make contact with the remnants of 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem - Oosterbeek in September 1944. Throughout its active service the Brigade was commanded by Brigadier Hubert Essame who was to go on to write several major Second World War campaign and regimental histories.
21st ARMOURED BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine woven WW II formation sign of the red devil behind two blue triangles on a yellow circle, still affixed to a section of pale tropical k.d. material. 21st Armoured Brigade formation of the British Army active during World War II. The brigade served with the British First Army and the British Eighth Army during the fighting in Tunisia and Italy. 1939 to 45
21st ARMY GROUP FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered blue cross on red felt shield. Vgc
21st ARMY GROUP HEADQUARTERS FORMATION SIGN A fine "Brabant Weave" WW II embroidered blue cross on a yellow shield. Worn by H.Q Lines of Communication and Base Sub-Area troops.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] 1899-1901 CAP BADGE A very scarce Victorian cap badge worn 1899-1901 bi metal with four loops to reverse. Two upright lancer, cypher VRI of Queen Victoria, as Empress of India, surmounted by Victorian crown. Below the Roman numerals XXI . Reference K & K Vol 1 item 795 page 215
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine 21st Lancers brass shoulder title.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine circa 1908 large brass shoulder title.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] SHOULDER TITLE A scarce fine all brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Very scarce item with Maker F Narborough Birmingham to reverse. Item not in R A Westlake. Large version 32 mm x 19 mm.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] VICTORIAN & KINGS CROWN COLLAR BADGES Two fine collar badges, one Victorian & one Kings Crown. Both bi metal with two loops to the reverse of each.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] VICTORIAN CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A very scarce excellent bi-metal cap badge and matching collar badges all with 4 loops to reverse. Worn in late Victorian period. The regiment had 3 changes of cap badge between 1898 and 1901, this being the last one. Disbanded in 1922, Reference K&K Vol 1 item 796 page 215. The 21st Lancers (Empress of India's) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1858 and amalgamated with the 17th Lancers in 1922 to form the 17th/21st Lancers. Perhaps its most famous engagement was the Battle of Omdurman, where Winston Churchill (then an officer of the 4th Hussars), rode with the unit.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A very scarce excellent bi-metal cap badge with 4 loops to reverse. Worn in late Victorian period. The regiment had 3 changes of cap badge between 1898 and 1901, this being the last one. Disbanded in 1922, Reference K&K Vol 1 item 796 page 215. The 21st Lancers (Empress of India's) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1858 and amalgamated with the 17th Lancers in 1922 to form the 17th/21st Lancers. Perhaps its most famous engagement was the Battle of Omdurman, where Winston Churchill (then an officer of the 4th Hussars), rode with the unit. In 1898 the 21st Lancers served in the Mahdist War in the Sudan, as the only British cavalry unit involved. It was here that the full regiment charged with lances in the classic cavalry style during the Battle of Omdurman. Of less than 400 men involved in the charge 70 were killed and wounded and the regiment won three Victoria Crosses. This spectacular encounter earned considerable public attention and praise for the regiment, though it was also criticized as a costly and unnecessary anachronism - since the 2,000 Dervish spearmen dispersed by the 21st Lancers could have been destroyed by rifle fire with few if any British losses. Having lost 119 of their horses the regiment ceased to play an effective part in the campaign. "Omdurman" was the regiment's only battle honour, giving rise to the satirical regimental motto of "thou shalt not kill." That same year, the regiment was given the title 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers, taking the name from Queen Victoria who was the Empress of India.
21st LANCERS [EMPRESS OF INDIA'S LANCERS] VICTORIAN CROWN COLLAR BADGES Not quite a pair, two fine scarce Victorian collar badges, four loops to reverse of each.
21st LANCERS [Empress of India's] VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE Victorian crown bi / metal collar badge with four loops to reverse. The cypher of Queen Victoria [India] to the centre of crossed cavalry lances, with a crown between the pennons and the roman numerals XXI between the lower part of the lances.
22nd BEACH BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN Scarce WW 2 Combined Operations Command woven black and white Penguin on a khaki background on a canvas type backing. Raised during the war as a force to land with the first assault troops to establish and maintain the beachhead. Worn as facing pairs, this one is left facing. Reference Cole page 94. The penguin was chosen as an emblem for this Brigade when it was decided that a flight of communication aircraft would not be included in its establishment. The penguin, although amphibious, does not fly. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071990 The 22nd Beach Brigade, Combined Operations. Formed in the Summer of 1945 at Dalmally for training on the shores of Louch Fyne, Inverary, Argyll-shire, for the intended Invasion of the Japanese Mainland, but the Force was stood down when the usa dropped the atom bombs on the Two Japanese Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We know of at least one unit under command of 22nd Beach Brigade because of a casualty. He was:Nugent, J, S/Sgt, 13119435, 101 Royal Pioneer Beach Assault Group, 22 Beach Brigade. Reference http://www.combinedops.com/COM_THEY_ALSO_SERVED.htm
22nd BEACH BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN Scarce printed WW 2 Combined Operations Command black and white Penguin on a khaki background on a canvas type waterproof material. Raised during the war as a force to land with the first assault troops to establish and maintain the beachhead. Worn as facing pairs, this one is right facing. Reference Cole page 94. The penguin was chosen as an emblem for this Brigade when it was decided that a flight of communication aircraft would not be included in its establishment. The penguin, although amphibious, does not fly. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071990 The 22nd Beach Brigade, Combined Operations. Formed in the Summer of 1945 at Dalmally for training on the shores of Louch Fyne, Inverary, Argyll-shire, for the intended Invasion of the Japanese Mainland, but the Force was stood down when the usa dropped the atom bombs on the Two Japanese Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We know of at least one unit under command of 22nd Beach Brigade because of a casualty. He was:Nugent, J, S/Sgt, 13119435, 101 Royal Pioneer Beach Assault Group, 22 Beach Brigade. Reference http://www.combinedops.com/COM_THEY_ALSO_SERVED.htm
22nd Dragoons WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example. Raised 1st December 1940 at Blundell sands Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Slider to the reverse. Makers stamp Firmin, London. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd DRAGOONS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Raised 1st December 1940 in Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd DRAGOONS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Raised 1st December 1940 in Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd DRAGOONS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Raised 1st December 1940 in Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd DRAGOONS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good Indian made cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Raised 1st December 1940 in Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd DRAGOONS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good Indian made cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Raised 1st December 1940 in Liverpool. Disbanded 30th November 1945. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1912 page 15
22nd EAST AFRICAN BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine unused, but shaped, printed cloth formation sign. The Division saw service with the 11th African and East African Divisions in Italian East Africa and Abyssinia and Burma as part of the Fourteenth Army. An elephant on a black circular background. Reference Cole p 92
22nd EAST AFRICAN BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed cloth formation sign. The Division saw service with the 11th African and East African Divisions in Italian East Africa and Abyssinia and Burma as part of the Fourteenth Army. An elephant on a black circular background. Reference Cole p 92
22nd FOOT [CHESHIRE] 1874-1881 GLENGARRY BADGE A fine all brass badge with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 455 page 161 The Cheshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division. The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. The regiment was expanded in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the linking of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot and the militia and rifle volunteers of Cheshire. The title 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment continued to be used within the regiment.
231st INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN Woven cloth formation sign. Garrisoned in Malta during the Italian and German air attacks when the island was under siege. Made up of 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment and the 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Siege raised in April 1943. Brigade moved to Egypt and took part in Sicily landings and Europe. Very hard fought brigade. Faded with some wear. Reference Waring 322A
23rd COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION CAP BADGE A bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1855 page 445
23rd COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent very unusual enamel sweetheart brooch, with brooch fixing to reverse.
23rd DIVISION FLANDERS 1917 GREETINGS CARD A fine card sent from the front. To commemorate the Division's actions at The Battle of The Menin Road, 20th September 1917. By WWI War Artist Major G V Breffit Good condition for 100 years old.
23rd HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider , strengthner behind crown & blow holes to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1913 page 17 The 23rd Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army raised in World War II in existence from 1940 to 1946. It had no lineal connection with the earlier 23rd Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (1794–1802). landed in France in June 1944, taking heavy casualties in the Battle of Normandy. It spearheaded Operation Epsom, reaching the Odon river between Mouen and Mondrainville. It was embroiled in Operation Goodwood, where its assault on Bourguébus Ridge on the first day was brought to a halt. After Goodwood, the losses of armour within the division were so high that the 24th Lancers were disbanded and its remnants absorbed by the 23rd Hussars. The Regiment then took part in Operation Bluecoat, intended to secure the key road junction of Vire and the high ground of Mont Pinçon, which would allow the American exploitation of their breakout on the western flank of the Normandy beachhead. The 11th Armoured Division was subsequently attached to XXX Corps, which captured Flers, Putanges and Argentan in the battle of the Falaise pocket.
23rd HUSSARS OFFICERS S/GILT CAP BADGE A mint two part Kings Crown Officers Silvered & Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Raised in 1940 for service during WWII. Reference K & K Vol 2 1913 The 23rd Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army raised in World War II in existence from 1940 to 1946. It had no lineal connection with the earlier 23rd Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (1794–1802). landed in France in June 1944, taking heavy casualties in the Battle of Normandy. It spearheaded Operation Epsom, reaching the Odon river between Mouen and Mondrainville. It was embroiled in Operation Goodwood, where its assault on Bourguébus Ridge on the first day was brought to a halt. After Goodwood, the losses of armour within the division were so high that the 24th Lancers were disbanded and its remnants absorbed by the 23rd Hussars. The Regiment then took part in Operation Bluecoat, intended to secure the key road junction of Vire and the high ground of Mont Pinçon, which would allow the American exploitation of their breakout on the western flank of the Normandy beachhead. The 11th Armoured Division was subsequently attached to XXX Corps, which captured Flers, Putanges and Argentan in the battle of the Falaise pocket.
23rd HUSSARS OFFICERS S/GILT CAP BADGE A mint two part Kings Crown Officers Silvered & Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Raised in 1941 for service during WWII. Reference K & K Vol 2 1913
23rd HUSSARS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast bi metal example, with Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1913 page 17 Raised 1st December 1940 at Penkridge Staffordshire. Disbanded 21st January 1946
23rd HUSSARS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast bi metal example, with Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1913 page 17 Raised 1st December 1940 at Penkridge Staffordshire. Disbanded 21st January 1946
23rd HUSSARS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast bi metal example, with Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1913 page 17 Raised 1st December 1940 at Penkridge Staffordshire. Disbanded 21st January 1946
23rd LONDON REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE MAKER J R GAUNT LONDON A fine gold / silver anodised / staybright cap badge with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
23rd SOUTHERN CORPS T.A FORMATION SIGN. A printed cloth formation sign of a mythical beast, goat head and trunk in brown, fish tail, in brown with yellow tail end, on a blue ground. The figure represents Capricorn which, although the twelfth sign of the zodiac, also represents the tropic of Capricorn, set at approximately latitude 23 degrees south. In February 1939, as part of the reorganisation of the Territorial Army Field Forces announced the previous Autumn, the formation of thirteen Territorial Army Companies of the Corps of Military Police was authorised, on a scale on one for each TA Division. These Companies were raised from April 1939 onward . 122 (Southern) Corps Provost Company, RMP (TA) - Finsbury. Renumbered as 23 (Southern) Corps Pro Coy, RMP (TA) in 1951, then again as 253 (GHQ) Provost Company, RMP (TA) in 1955, relocating to Tulse Hill, London.
24th INDEPENDENT GUARDS BRIGADE GROUP [1st PATTERN] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. WW II first pattern.This Division fought in North Africa and Italy. Some paper residue to reverse, reminiscence of being glued to frame, for display purposes.
24th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE [GUARDS] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. The 24th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army from the First World War, serving through the Second World War, until 1999 when it was merged with the 5th Airborne Brigade to form 16 Air Assault Brigade.
24th LANCER OFFICERS CAP BADGE Gilt & Enamel Cap Badge full size. Their is a lot of debate about these badges. Gaunts produced these badges during wartime [WW2] but they were die cast solid backed. The badge was an officers only and worn on No 1 Dress cap. This cap badge that`s for sale is one that is a die struck example that is incorrect, and sold as incorrect. Its widely know that Gaunts manufactured them in the 70 s for the collectors market. Would make a fine example in a collection until a genuine example could be found. Genuine item on this site solid cast construction, with east west loops to reverse.Code: 51761 if required. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1914 page 17.
24th LANCER OFFICERS NO 1 DRESS WW2 CAP BADGE A fine WW2 raised No 1 Dress cap badge, Solid cast construction, with east west loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1914 page 17. Their is a lot of debate about these badges. Gaunts produced these badges during wartime [WW2] but they were die cast solid backed. The badge was an officers only and worn on No 1 Dress cap. Their are a lot of die struck example that are incorrect. Its widely know that Gaunts manufactured them in the 70 s for the collectors market. The 24th Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army which existed from late 1940 to mid-1944. Assigned to the 8th Armoured Brigade, the regiment fought during the Invasion of Normandy before being disbanded in July 1944. After disbandment, the regiment's personnel were sent to other cavalry regiments as reinforcements.
24th LANCERS CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. War raised cavalry 1941-48 only. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1914 page 17
24th LANCERS CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. War raised cavalry 1941-48 only. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1914 page 17
24th LANCERS OFFICERS SILVER COLLAR BADGE / SWEETHEART 1940-45 A fine unmarked cast silver Officers Collar badge, or sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse, and little ring eyelet behind crown for fastening with thread as back up.
25th COUNTY OF LONDON (Cyclists battalion) OFFICERS OSD CAP BADGE Volunteer cyclist units had been formed as early as the 1880s, with the first complete bicycle unit (the 26th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers) being raised in 1888.[1] Cyclists were employed on an intermittent basis during the South African War - whilst they were not deployed as organised combat formations, the bicycle was found to be invaluable for reconnaissance and communications work. A good scarce die cast bronze metal example, with brooch fixing to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1857 page 445
25th COUNTY OF LONDON [CYCLIST BATTALION] OFFICERS CAP BADGE 25th County of London (Cyclist) Bn. The London Regiment post 1908 OSD bronze badge. A good scarce die-cast example with voided crown. Long loops
25th DRAGOONS CAP BADGE Bi metal example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol2 item 1915 page 17
25th DRAGOONS CAP BADGE Bi metal example with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1915 page 17. The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947. The regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments. It was initially assigned to 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, 254th Indian Tank Brigade). In 1943, it was reassigned to Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive. It spent the remainder of the war in India and Burma. It was part of 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.
25th DRAGOONS CAP BADGE Bi metal example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol2 item 1915 page 17
25th DRAGOONS CAP BADGE Bi metal two part example with two loops & fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1915 page 17
264th [SCOTTISH] BEACH BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed formation sign. Two little cotton marks in the corners, were it had been attached to a display frame.
26th ENGINEER GROUP ROYAL ENGINEERS FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed formation sign. 26 Engineer Regiment RE is a regiment of the British Army's Royal Engineers. It is based at Swinton Barracks, Salisbury Plain.
26th HUSSARS CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped gilded metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Raised in India in 1941. Reference Gaylor plate 5A
26th HUSSARS WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped gilded metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1916 page 17
26th INDIAN INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A scarce woven formation sign, with three poppers to reverse. A yellow/black Royal Bengal tiger stepping through a light blue triangle on a black triangular background [a little tatty on one edge as seen in the photos,hence price]. Reference Cole page 82. The triangle was taken from the Greek letter delta, for it was in the Honli Delta that the Division was raised from HQ Presidency and Assam District Troops, in April 1942. Because of its Badge it was known as the "Tigers Head" Division. They were moved into the Arakan Area in the Winter of 1943, they first saw action in January 1943 in the Kalapinzin Valley and South of the Maundaw-Buthidaung Road. The Division fought its way to the relief of the 7th Division in their "Admin Box" at Sinzwa, the formation took part in the Amphibious Operation down the Burma coast in support of the "Fourteenth Army", through Mandalay, Meiktilla, and down the Irrawaddy. Allocated the task of Capturing Rangoon by sea, troops were landed ten miles south of the City on the 2nd May 1945, and were able to Capture the City before the arrival of troops from the main body of the "Fourteenth Army" advancing southwards from Pegu. After the Capture of Rangoon the Division was returned to India to become part of the 34th Corps, and subsequently saw service in the Dutch East-Indies.
26th INDIAN INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine unused silk formation sign. A yellow/black Royal Bengal tiger stepping through a light blue triangle on a black triangular background Reference Cole page 82. The triangle was taken from the Greek letter delta, for it was in the Honli Delta that the Division was raised from HQ Presidency and Assam District Troops, in April 1942. Because of its Badge it was known as the "Tigers Head" Division. They were moved into the Arakan Area in the Winter of 1943, they first saw action in January 1943 in the Kalapinzin Valley and South of the Maundaw-Buthidaung Road. The Division fought its way to the relief of the 7th Division in their "Admin Box" at Sinzwa, the formation took part in the Amphibious Operation down the Burma coast in support of the "Fourteenth Army", through Mandalay, Meiktilla, and down the Irrawaddy. Allocated the task of Capturing Rangoon by sea, troops were landed ten miles south of the City on the 2nd May 1945, and were able to Capture the City before the arrival of troops from the main body of the "Fourteenth Army" advancing southwards from Pegu. After the Capture of Rangoon the Division was returned to India to become part of the 34th Corps, and subsequently saw service in the Dutch East-Indies.
27th LANCER CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Visible fixing hole behind elephants head. War raised in India in 1940. Disbanded in August 1945. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1917 page 17.
27th LANCER CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Visible fixing hole behind elephants head. War raised in India in 1940. Disbanded in August 1945. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1917 page 17.
27th LANCERS OR`s CAP BADGE A fine scarce Kings crown bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. War raised in India in 1940. Disbanded in August 1945. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1917 page 17.
27th LANCERS OR`s CAP BADGE A fine scarce Kings crown bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Visible fixing hole behind elephants head. War raised in India in 1940. Disbanded in August 1945. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1917 page 17.
28th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION ARTIST RIFLES CAP BADGE White metal first pattern cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The heads of Mars and Minerva above a furled scroll bearing the title,"Artists" Reference KK Vol 2 item 2426 page 175
28th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION ARTIST RIFLES CAP BADGE Gilding metal first pattern cap badge with replacement slider fitting to the reverse, previously two loops as seen in photo. The heads of Mars and Minerva above a furled scroll bearing the title,"Artists" Reference KK Vol 2 item 2426 page 175
28th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION ARTIST RIFLES CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The heads of Mars and Minerva above a scroll,"Artists Rifles." Reference KK Vol 2 item 1858 page 175
28th COUNTY OF LONDON BATTALION ARTIST RIFLES OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass 2nd pattern example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item1858 page 445
28th COUNTY OF LONDON REGIMENT [Artist Rifles] OR's CAP BADGE Sealed in 1938 a good die stamped white metal with Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2426 page 175
28th LONDON REGIMENT [Artist Rifles] OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal 1st pattern example, with slider to reverse Reference KK Vol 2 item 1858 page 175
2nd AGRA [ARMY GROUP ROYAL ARTILLERY] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth 2nd AGRA Formation Sign Badge. Fought in the Netherlands 1944-45. Ref Waring 517
2nd ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION [2nd AA DIVISION] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign, Reference Cole page 54. The design of the badge reflects the motto of the Division, 'We sweep the skies'. There may also be a connection with the witches of Pendle, given the responsibility of the formation for parts of the North. A version of this sign exists with a slightly amended pattern and stencilled on khaki material. Current thinking suggests the red and blue version is the first pattern and the khaki stencilled version is the second, 'austerity', issue, worn from 1941. However, both patterns could probably be seen together in any one unit until the Anti-Aircraft Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942. The Division was formed on 10 December 1936 from TA units based in the Midlands and North. Its original area of responsibility was north west from a line from Harwich to the Solent and it was later made responsible for the defence of the East Midlands and North-East Anglia.
2nd ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION [2nd AA DIVISION] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign, Reference Cole page 54. The design of the badge reflects the motto of the Division, 'We sweep the skies'. There may also be a connection with the witches of Pendle, given the responsibility of the formation for parts of the North. Worn from 1941 until the Anti-Aircraft Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942. The Division was formed on 10 December 1936 from TA units based in the Midlands and North. Its original area of responsibility was north west from a line from Harwich to the Solent and it was later made responsible for the defence of the East Midlands and North-East Anglia.
2nd ARMY CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered formation sign , white shield blue cross with yellow sword in reference B L Davis 43
2nd BATTALION CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, 4TH [INDIAN] DIVISION FORMATION COMBINATION A Fine scarce Formation combination. Khaki backing bearing printed 4th Indian Infantry Division and Cameron Tartan square, with one red felt Infantry arm of service stripe. Some glue residue to reverse. Worn 1944-45. The 2nd Battalion, which was still in Sudan at the start of the war, moved to Egypt and then Libya as part of the 11th Indian Infantry Brigade in the 2nd South African Infantry Division and following the Battle of Gazala was captured when Tobruk fell on June 1942. It was reformed in the UK in December 1942 and sent to Italy as part of the reformed 11th Indian Infantry Brigade in the 4th Indian Division in January 1944 and served in Tunisia, Italy and, at the end of the war, in Greece.
2nd BATTALION WESSEX YEOMANRY ANODISED SHOULDER TITLES A good pair of staybright / anodised aluminium shoulder titles to the Wessex Yeomanry. Two pins and caps to the reverse of each.
2nd BATTALION WESSEX YEOMANRY ANODISED SHOULDER TITLES A good pair of staybright / anodised aluminium shoulder titles to the Wessex Yeomanry. Two pins and caps to the reverse of each.
2nd CHESHIRE RAILWAY ENGINEERS VOLUNTEERS COLLAR BADGE Scarce white metal die struck single collar badge with 2 loops to reverse. Reference K&K Vol1 887 for cap badge
2nd COUNTY OF LONDON [WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS] CAP BADGE A fine scarce post 1938 die stamped white metal example, with two loops to reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [Bays] VICTORIAN ARM BADGE A fine large gilding metal arm badge, with two loops to reverse. 55 mm x 50 mm. The 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [Bays] [PAIR] OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers bronze collar badges, one with J R Gaunt London late Jennens and both with two loops to reverse. First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge.The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [Queen's Bays] First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge with slider to the reverse. The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 737
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [Queen's Bays] CAP BADGE First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge with shortened slider to the reverse. The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 737
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [Queens Bays] OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1953 die stamped gilded metal example. Slider to the reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Bays] CAP BADGE First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge.The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 737, with slider to reverse, strengthening bar & Maker Firmin London.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Bays] OFFICERS BRONZE CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good scarce post 1901 Officers bronze and two collar badges. Early pattern king's crown cap badge.The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 737. Cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse [one is a little fragile, but still firm], and the two collars both with two loops to reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Bays] OFFICERS GILT COLLAR BADGE A fine Kings crown Officers cast gilt collar badge, with two loops to reverse. First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge.The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Bays] OR's CAP BADGE First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Early pattern king's crown cap badge.The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 737, with two lugs to the reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Bays] VICTORIAN CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959. A good scarce pre 1901 Victorian cap badge and two collar badges. Victorian Crown with The title "Bays" in old English script to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference K&K Vol 1 item 736 page 209. cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse, and the two collars both with two loops to reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [THE QUEENS BAYS] LARGE SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce large brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake item 30 plate 2, the version with a gap at the bottom of the "A".
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [The Queens Bays] OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [THE QUEENS BAYS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce hand cut brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. 30 mm x 10 mm. First raised in 1685 by King James II. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in 1959.
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS [THE QUEENS BAYS] [PAIR SMALL] SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass pair of shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. Smaller version with gap at bottom of the "A" Reference Westlake item 33 plate 2.
2nd DRAGOONS OFFICERS CAP BADGE [Royal Scots Greys] A fine Officers Silver, Gilt cap badge. A two part construction, with two long loops to reverse. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 752 page 211
2nd DRAGOONS ROYAL SCOTS GREYS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine bronze Officers cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877.
2nd DRAGOONS [Royal Scots Greys] A bi-metal badge with slider to reverse. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 752 page 211
2nd DRAGOONS [Royal Scots Greys] A bi-metal badge with slider to reverse. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 752 page 211
2nd DRAGOONS [Royal Scots Greys] NCO`s ARM BADGE A fine Sliver Plated ["P"] NCO`s Arm badge, with three silvered loops to reverse. Eagle resting on tablet inscribed “Waterloo”. The eagle is borne by the regiment to commemorate Sgt Charles Ewart of the Royal Scots Greys who captured the French standard of the 45th Veteran Regiment of the Line at Waterloo.
2nd DRAGOONS [THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS] CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine other ranks bi metal cap badge, with slider & white metal collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877. Cap badge Reference K&K Vol 1 item 752 page 211
2nd DRAGOONS [THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of silvered Officers facing pair of collar badges. Both with two silvered loops to reverse.
2nd DRAGOONS [THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine post 1920 all brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 4 item 80. In 1693 they were inspected in London by King William III - on this occasion the whole regiment was mounted on ‘Greys’ (horses with white or dappled-white hair). This gained them the nicknames ‘Grey Dragoons’ or ‘Scots Regiment of Grey Dragoons’, though this only became part of their official name in 1877.
2nd DRAGOONS [THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 4 item 79
2nd FOREIGN PARACHUTE AIRBORNE REGIMENT [FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Maker Drago Paris. Circle Winged Armed Dextrochere Insignia of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment worn on a Green Berets. This Insignia is also worn by French Army Metropolitan and Marine Infantry Paratroopers backgrounded by an Anchor on Red Berets. The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (French: 2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes, 2e REP) is the only foreign airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion, stationed at Camp Raffalli near the town of Calvi on the island of Corsica, just south of mainland France. It is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade and part of the spearhead of the French rapid reaction force.
2nd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN 2nd Div's emblem was chosen in 1940 by its commander, Major-General H.C. Lloyd, who had previously commanded a Guards Brigade which had a single key for its badge. The crossed keys are the emblem of the Archbishop of York. White crossed keys printed formation Sign with four popper clip on fixings to reverse. Reference B L Davis 68
2nd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A pair of woven crossed keys cloth formation signs. Size 45 mm x 40 mm
2nd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN 2nd Div's emblem was chosen in 1940 by its commander, Major-General H.C. Lloyd, who had previously commanded a Guards Brigade which had a single key for its badge. The crossed keys are the emblem of the Archbishop of York. White crossed keys printed formation Sign with three of four popper clip on fixings to reverse. Reference B L Davis 68
2nd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN 2nd Div's emblem was chosen in 1940 by its commander, Major-General H.C. Lloyd, who had previously commanded a Guards Brigade which had a single key for its badge. The crossed keys are the emblem of the Archbishop of York. White crossed keys printed formation Sign. Reference B L Davis 68
2nd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN 2nd Div's emblem was chosen in 1940 by its commander, Major-General H.C. Lloyd, who had previously commanded a Guards Brigade which had a single key for its badge. The crossed keys are the emblem of the Archbishop of York. White crossed keys printed silk formation Sign. Reference B L Davis 68
2nd KING EDWARD VII OWN GURKHA RIFLES [SIRMOOR RIFLES] ANOSIDED CAP BADGE A fine other ranks blacked cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2074 page 77 anodised version.
2nd KING EDWARD VII OWN GURKHA RIFLES [SIRMOOR RIFLES] BOSS BADGE A fine red corded boss badge with chrome plated badge to centre. The 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) was a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army before being transferred to the British Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin on India's independence in 1947.
2nd KING EDWARDS HORSE CAP BADGE A WW1 war raised, second battalion King Edwards Horse [The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment] appeared in 1914 (this date appears on the badge). Gilding metal with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1134 page 291
2nd LIFE GUARDS LARGE BUTTON A fine Kings crown with maker Firmin button & Sons London to reverse. 25 mm dia.
2nd LIFE GUARDS LARGE BUTTON A fine Kings crown with maker Firmin button & Sons London to reverse. 25 mm dia.
2nd NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY WW2 CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2344 page 143
2nd NORTHAMPTONSHIRE YEOMANRY WW2 CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2344 page 143
2nd PATTERN MARITIME ANTI AIRCRAFT [PAIR] ARTILLERY INSIGNIA, ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of Anti aircraft formation signs, a fine pair of Royal Army Service Corps printed shoulder titles and a detailed label.
2nd POLISH CORPS FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. White maid of Warsaw on a red shield. This sign awarded to Life Guards and 7th Hussars who were part of the Corps. Fought in the Middle East and Italy. Reference Morris Part 2 page 3
2nd POLISH CORPS OFFICERS FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign, some slight damage to bottom left, to gold wire. White maid of Warsaw on a red shield. This sign awarded to Life Guards and 7th Hussars who were part of the Corps. Fought in the Middle East and Italy. Reference Morris Part 2 page 3
2nd ROYAL LANARK MILITIA OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce 1854 / 1881 silver plated Officers cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
2nd VOLUNTEER BATTALION KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine Victorian white metal Glengarry badge, with two long loops to reverse. 2nd Battalion was formed in 1859 and this served in India (1869-75), Sudan (1888), Chitral (1895) and with the Tirah Expedition (1897). As a two-battalion regiment, it avoided being merged during the Cardwell reforms in 1881. At that time the regiment was based at York and it was suggested that it be renamed ‘The York Regiment (King’s Own Borderers)’. Instead, however, it dropped its numeral but retained the title ‘The King’s Own Borderers’. It added ‘Scottish’ in 1887 on becoming the county regiment for four south-eastern Scottish counties.
2nd VOLUNTEER BATTALION KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce w/metal glengarry badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Origins 1st Berwickshire Rifle Volunteers who were formed in 1863. In 1885 the HQ was moved to Duns and in 1887 they became the 2nd Vols KOSB.
2nd VOLUNTEER BATTALION MANCHESTER REGIMENT HELMET PLATE A fine scarce Victorian w/metal Volunteer helmet plate, with three long loops to reverse.
3 X UNITED STATES MILITARY UNOFFICIAL BADGES Silver metal & enamel badges Combat Tank/Armoured/Cavalry in green, Combat Tank/Armoured/Cavalry in yellow and a Combat Artillery in red, all three with fixings to reverse. Unofficial badges of the United States military are those badges or emblems which do not appear in United States military regulations but are worn or displayed by many individuals serving in the United States military. Unofficial badges may also be bestowed for a one time action or be authorized under the authority of a local commander. Unofficial military badges are rare in the modern age due large in part to the stringent and specific regulations regarding the issuance of military badges and the manner of wear on military uniforms. The term may still be used, however, to denote badges which were proposed for creation but never actually distributed as well as the badges that individuals continue to place in personal award displays, wear on civilian clothing, or occasionally wear on their uniform at the risk of reprimand. Link below https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unofficial_badges_of_the_United_States_military
303rd [BENGAL] L OF C AREA GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed formation sign, with name written to reverse.
30th CORPS [PAIR OF PRINTED] FORMATION SIGNS A fine pair of printed WW II formation signs ,black leaping boar on a white circle. As part of the Eighth Army in the Western Desert, 13 & 30 Corps fought at Tobruk and El Alamein. 30 Corps returned to England in early 1944 to join 21st.Army Group for the landings in Normandy. Reference Cole page 30
30th FOOT [CAMBRIDGESHIRE] 1874-1881 GLEGARRY BADGE A fine all brass Glengarry badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 472 page 163
31st DIVISION LONDON HOME GUARD ]PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A pair of Printed cloth shoulder titles. Black on khaki, has some paper residue to reverse.
33rd ANTI AIRCRAFT BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine 33rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade Woven cloth formation sign, with hessian backing. Reference Morris Part 2 page 14
33rd DUKE OF WELLINGTONS REGIMENT OF FOOT 1874-1881 GLENGARRY A fine brass metal Glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 478 page 163 Raised in 1702 and in existence until 1881 when it was amalgamated with the 76th Foot, the 33rd's nickname was 'The Havercake Lads'. This came from the regiment's recruiting sergeants marching in front of recruits with a havercake or oatcake stuck on their swords. The motto of this unit was 'Virtutis Fortuna Comes' which means 'Fortune is the Companion of Courage'. This was the family motto of the Duke of Wellington. Reference http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1963-09-358-1
33rd INDIAN CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine Brabant Weave cloth formation sign. Reference Cole page 75. Second World War Indian Army higher formation badge for XXXIII Indian Corps. Formation note: XXXIII Indian Corps (33rd Indian Corps) was raised to defend Southern India and was originally intended as an amphibious force (hence the tri-service badge). As part of 14th Army, 33rd Corps was tasked to defend the northern-most Japanese thrust around Kohima. Through 1944-45 the Corps took part in the offensive driving the Japanese back over the Chindwin, the push to the Irrawaddy and the capture of Mandalay (March 1945). Having operated on the line of the Irrawaddy, 33rd Corps linked up with troops moving north from Rangoon and was transferred to 12th Army in May 1945.
34th INDIAN CORPS WW2 FACING PAIR FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce facing pair of printed signs, with four poppers to each. Reference Cole page 76 The badge of this unit was leaping panther in black on a circular background divided into the corps colours of two red & central white band. The Corps was raised in 1945 for the invasion of Malaya, they were being embarked for Malaya at the time of the Japanese surrender. Two of its divisions however carried out landings in Malaya as was planned . They were commanded by Lieut/Gen O Roberts (DSO). The Indian Army began the war, in 1939, numbering just under 200,000 men. By the end of the war it had become the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945.
34th INDIAN CORPS WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed sign. Reference Cole page 76 The badge of this unit was leaping panther in black on a circular background divided into the corps colours of two red & central white band. The Corps was raised in 1945 for the invasion of Malaya, they were being embarked for Malaya at the time of the Japanese surrender. Two of its divisions however carried out landings in Malaya as was planned . They were commanded by Lieut/Gen O Roberts (DSO).
38, 39, 40 & 42nd [SERVICE] BATTALION OF THE ROYAL FUSILIERS CAP BADGE. A good scarce post 1917 die-stamped gilding metal, Menorah , a ceremonial seven branched candlestick with the Hebrew motto Kadimab below .Slider to the reverse. Reference Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1145 page 291 The Jewish Battalion (1917–1921) is an unofficial name used to refer to five battalions of Jewish volunteers, the 38th to 42nd (Service) Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers, raised in the British Army to fight against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
38, 39, 40 & 42nd [SERVICE] BATTALION OF THE ROYAL FUSILIERS CAP BADGE. A good scarce post 1917 die-stamped gilding metal, Menorah , a ceremonial seven branched candlestick with the Hebrew motto Kadimab below .Slider to the reverse. Reference Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1145 page 291 The Jewish Battalion (1917–1921) is an unofficial name used to refer to five battalions of Jewish volunteers, the 38th to 42nd (Service) Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers, raised in the British Army to fight against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
38th WELSH INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce woven silk formation sign .Formed 1939. Ref Morris Part 1 page 20. A yellow cross of St David on a black shield on a khaki ground This formation sign exists in both printed and woven silk, the background seems in most cases to be khaki. In September 1939 the 38th was a Second Line Territorial Division, duplicate of 53rd (Welsh) Division. The Division formed part of Home Forces and on 1 December 1941 was placed on lower establishment. On 1 September 1944 Divisional HQ was redesignated HQ 38th Infantry (Reserve) Division. 115 Infantry Brigade formed B Marshalling Area in Southern Command for the Invasion of Normandy. The Division began to disperse in August 1944 and HQ 115 Infantry Brigade became HQ Force 135 and the Brigade Commander became Force Commander. The existing units of the Brigade were posted away and three different battalions were posted in. Force 135 was designated for the liberation of the Channel Islands and the units undertook military training in the bombed streets of Plymouth during October and November 1944. However, the operation was predicated on the surrender of the German garrison and as there was no indication that they would surrender, the Brigade reverted to an infantry Brigade and, with a different badge, was deployed to Europe early in February 1945.
38th [IRISH] INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine modern cloth example. 38 (Irish) Brigade reformed on 1 August 2007, as part of a new combined divisional / brigade structure called HQ Northern Ireland and 38 (Irish) Brigade after the disbandment of HQ Northern Ireland and has its Headquarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn. The Brigade subsequently came under command of the 2nd Division, the regional division for Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland, on 1 January 2009. It is now the Regional Brigade responsible for administering the Territorial Army within Northern Ireland. This was the culmination of a draw down of military headquarters in Northern Ireland, which had seen the disbandment of 3 Infantry Brigade, 8 Infantry Brigade, 39 Infantry Brigade and 107 (Ulster) Brigade.
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] BUTTON A 39th Foot button with maker Firmin & Co London to reverse. 18mm diameter
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] GILT BUTTON A fine Victorian Crown gilt button to the 39th Foot, with maker Firmin & Co London to reverse.25 mm diameter.
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] GILT BUTTON A fine Victorian Crown gilt button to the 39th of foot, with maker Firmin & Co to reverse. 18 mm diameter.
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] GILT BUTTON A fine Victorian Crown gilt button to the 39th Foot, with maker Jennons & Co London to reverse.25 mm diameter.
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] QUILTED SHAKO PLATE A fine Victorian all brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 138 page 93
39th FOOT [Dorsetshire] QUILTED SHAKO PLATE A fine Victorian all brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 138 page 93
39th MIDDLESEX RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS PRE 1880 HELMET PLATE An excellent pre 1880 39th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps white metal plate, with two loops fixings to reverse. Height 6.25 cm. 39th M.R.V. (The Finsbury Rifle Volunteer Corps) were based at 7 Penton Street, Pentonville. London. Renumbered as 21st in 1880 becoming 11th London Regt. in 1908
3rd ANTI AIRCRAFT [3rd AA DIVISION] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed detailed example. The first German raids on British mainland were in the Firth of Fourth, and dealt with by the Division. The thistle motif reflects the fact that the formation was located in Scotland and comprised mostly Scottish units. The design of the badge is known to exist in two forms, one with the thistle represented in detail and another where the design is much simpler. The second is currently believed to be the later 'austerity' issue dating from 1941. Both detailed and simple designs exist in woven silk and printed/stencilled forms. If current interpretation is correct, this item is an example of the first pattern. However, both patterns could probably be seen together in any one unit until the AA Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942. The Division was formed in September 1938. The first German raids on the British mainland in the area of the Firth of Forth were contested by this Division. Reference Cole page 54
3rd ANTI AIRCRAFT [3rd AA DIVISION] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed simpler example. The first German raids on British mainland were in the Firth of Fourth, and dealt with by the Division. The thistle motif reflects the fact that the formation was located in Scotland and comprised mostly Scottish units. The design of the badge is known to exist in two forms, one with the thistle represented in detail and another where the design is much simpler. The second is currently believed to be the later 'austerity' issue dating from 1941. Both detailed and simple designs exist in woven silk and printed/stencilled forms. If current interpretation is correct, this item is an example of the first pattern. However, both patterns could probably be seen together in any one unit until the AA Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942. The Division was formed in September 1938. The first German raids on the British mainland in the area of the Firth of Forth were contested by this Division. Reference Cole page 54
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS / 10th HUSSARS / 12th ROYAL LANCERS ARM SLEEVES BADGE A fine large 3rd Dragoon Guards / 10th Hussars / 12th Royal Lancers NCOs white metal Arm / sleeve badge with 3 loops to reverse. Prince of Wales plumes worn by all three of the above. Size 58 mm x 55 mm Ref Seaman and Linaker & Dine
3rd BATTALION MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A scarce excellent example, Officers bronze cap badge with three blades to reverse. Maker stamp Firmin London.
3rd CARABINIERS (Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards) Bi-metal badge with slide to reverse. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol2 item 1888 page 9
3rd CARABINIERS (Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards) Bi-metal badge with North & South loops to reverse. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol 2 item 1888 page 9. The regiment was formed in 1922 as part of a reduction in the army's cavalry by the amalgamation of the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards), to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards.[2] Both regiments were based in India at the time of their amalgamation; the newly formed regiment departed in 1925 for Britain. It regained its carabiniers association in 1928 when it was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
3rd CARABINIERS (Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards) CAP BADGE Bi-metal badge with slider & fixing blow holes to reverse. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol 2 item 1888 page 9. The regiment was formed in 1922 as part of a reduction in the army's cavalry by the amalgamation of the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards), to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards.[2] Both regiments were based in India at the time of their amalgamation; the newly formed regiment departed in 1925 for Britain. It regained its carabiniers association in 1928 when it was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
3rd CARABINIERS [PRINCE OF WALES DRAGOON GUARDS] CAP BADGE Bi-metal badge with North & South loops to reverse & blow holes. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol 2 item 1888 page 9. The regiment was formed in 1922 as part of a reduction in the army's cavalry by the amalgamation of the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards), to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards.[2] Both regiments were based in India at the time of their amalgamation; the newly formed regiment departed in 1925 for Britain. It regained its carabiniers association in 1928 when it was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
3rd CARABINIERS [PRINCE OF WALES DRAGOON GUARDS] CAP BADGE Bi-metal badge with North & South loops to reverse & blow holes. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol 2 item 1888 page 9. The regiment was formed in 1922 as part of a reduction in the army's cavalry by the amalgamation of the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards), to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards.[2] Both regiments were based in India at the time of their amalgamation; the newly formed regiment departed in 1925 for Britain. It regained its carabiniers association in 1928 w
3rd CARABINIERS [PRINCE OF WALES DRAGOON GUARDS] FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine E11R other ranks pre 1971 side hat/field service cap, with yellow crown & body, flap and peek in black. Staybright / anodised cap badge, maker J R Gaunt. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see. More photos if required.
3rd CARABINIERS [PRINCE OF WALES DRAGOON GUARDS] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers Silver,Gilt cap badge. A three part construction, with two long loops to reverse. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol 2 item 1888 page 9.
3rd CARABINIERS [PRINCE OF WALES DRAGOON GUARDS] PAGRI / POUCH BADGE A fine bi metal large sized badge, of three part construction and two loops to reverse. Size 46 mm x 40 mm.
3rd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY (Sharpshooters) WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilding metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1486 page 123
3rd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY (Sharpshooters) WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilding metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1486 page 123
3rd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine scarce die stamped bi-metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2291 page 123
3rd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [SHARPSHOOTERS] [HUSSARS] CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown brass cap badge with slider fitting to reverse. Number "3" backed by crossed rifles to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title with the South African honour scroll below. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1486 page 361.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze field service cap badge, with two loops to reverse. The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS [PAIR] OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine very scarce officer bronze pair of collar badges, with two loops & J & Co to reverse. Same size as field service cap badge 30 mm x 37 mm, so may have been worn in the cap at some time. The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCE OF WALES] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with blow hole and slider to revere. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 739 page 209. The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCE OF WALES] CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES SET A fine pre 1922 other ranks bi metal cap & collar badge set, all with blow holes to reverse. The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
3rd DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCE OF WALES] WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce all brass WW1 economy issue cap badge, with three loops to reverse. reference K & K Vol 1 item 739 page 209, economy issue. The 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered red triangle in a black triangle. Vgc
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered red triangle in a black triangle. Assault division on D-day. Later issue. Reference Cole 36.
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine printed [but a little faded] formation sign. The division was a regular division and formed part of the B.E.F in 1940 and went back to France on the 6th June 1944 up until V.E day May 1945. Reference Cole page 36
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION [CHINDITS] BULLION FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce Officers Bullion formation sign. Reference Cole 77 Made history with their airborne invasions penetrating deep into Burma under Major General Orde Wingate D.S.O. The Chindits were disbanded in February 1945. Several of the brigade headquarters and many of the veterans of the Chindit operations were reformed and merged into 44th Airborne Division, while the force headquarters and signals units formed the core of XXXIV Indian Corps.
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION [CHINDITS] FORMATION SIGN Woven cloth formation sign. Reference Cole 77 Made history with their airborne invasions penetrating deep into Burma under Major General Orde Wingate D.S.O. The Chindits were disbanded in February 1945. Several of the brigade headquarters and many of the veterans of the Chindit operations were reformed and merged into 44th Airborne Division, while the force headquarters and signals units formed the core of XXXIV Indian Corps.
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGE A good scarce pre 1920 cast type bi metal no " The" example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGE & FACING PAIR LARGE COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine bi metal no "The" first pattern cap badge with slider to reverse. And white metal facing pair of large version collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS SILVER COLLAR BADGE A fine Sterling Silver collar badge, with two loops and J R Gaunt London to reverse.
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES Two fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size but with different fixings. One has two loop fixings and the other two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 4 item 84.
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS VICTORIAN / EDWARDIAN OFFICERS CAP BADGE & FACING PAIR COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine 1st pattern Victorian / Edwardian Officers Silver/Gilt cap badge and facing silvered collar badges.Gilt on cap badge a little worn, with three loops to reverse.. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS VICTORIAN / EDWARDIAN OFFICERS CAP BADGE & FACING PAIR COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine 1st pattern Victorian / Edwardian Officers Silver/Gilt cap badge and facing Silvered collar badges. All with J R Gaunt London and two loops to reverse of each. Gilt on cap badge a little worn. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce pre 1920 die stamped bi metal no "The" example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi-metal smaller example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1894 page 11
3rd KINGS OWN HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce pre 1920 die stamped bi metal no " The" example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd PARACHUTE BRIGADE SHOULDER COMBINATION A fine scarce printed shoulder combination on pale tropical sleeve. The hole upper sleeve has been removed. The 3rd Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces brigade raised by the British Army during the Second World War. The brigade was initially part of the 1st Airborne Division, but remained in Britain when that division was sent overseas, and became part of the 6th Airborne Division, alongside 5th Parachute Brigade and 6th Airlanding Brigade. The brigade first went into action on 5 June 1944 during Operation Tonga, part of the Normandy landings. The objective was to destroy the Merville Gun Battery and the bridges over the River Dives. The brigade achieved all its objectives, and remained defending the left flank of the invasion zone until mid August. They then crossed the River Dives and advanced as far as the River Seine before they were withdrawn. While recovering in England, the brigade was moved to Belgium in December 1944, to counter the German attack in the Ardennes. The brigade remained on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands carrying out patrols until March 1945. Their next airborne mission was Operation Varsity, the assault crossing of the River Rhine in Germany. After this, the brigade advanced towards the Baltic Sea, arriving just ahead of the Red Army. Still part of the 6th Airborne Division, the brigade was sent to the British mandate of Palestine in October 1945 after the end of the war. Carrying out an internal security role with the rest of 6th Airborne Division, it remained in Palestine until it was disbanded in 1947.
3rd POLISH INFANTRY DIVISION [CARPATHIAN] WW 2 FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. Raised in 1942 in Qastina in Palestine. Fought with distinction in the Western Desert. Moving to Italy in 1943 the division crossed the Sangro and joined the fierce fighting at Cassino. Fir tree adopted to represent the forest-covered Carpathian Mountains. White and red background. Reference Cole page 164
3rd PRINCE of WALES DRAGOON GUARDS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce di-stamped bi-metal example. With two lugs to the reverse.
3rd THE KINGS OWN HUSSARS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce pre 1920 die stamped bi metal 2nd pattern example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 753 page 211
3rd VOLUNTEER BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE 3rd VB (DCO) The Hampshire Regiment Victorian cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion (Duke of Connaught's Own) The Hampshire Regiment, with two loops to the reverse.
3rd VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS [CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT] VICTORIAN OR`s FUR CAP GRENADE CIRCA 1890/1901 A good scarce die stamped white metal example. Flaming Grenade, with two loops to reverse.
3rd/6th CARABINIERS (POW Dragoon Guards) Bi-metal badge with two lugs to reverse. Sealed 1929 Ref K&K Vol2 1888
4 X POLISH ARMY SHOULDER TITLES Four fine woven shoulder titles, one of which is bullion and has velcro to reverse. 2 pence piece gives you a size guide.
40th INFANTRY DIVISION KOREAN WAR Having been raised during WWI & again in Sicily during the autumn of 1943, the 40th Division was again reformed in Hong Kong in 1949. A "Bantam" formation in WWI, its symbol had been originally been a bantam cock, on which was later superimposed a white diamond bearng an acorn, to commemorate the division's role in the capture of Bourlon Wood. The formation of 1949 wore a yellow cockerel with red detail borne on a black square as its symbol. In 1950, two of its battalions, The 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment & 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, joined the 3rd Australian Infantry Bn to form the 27th Commonwealth Brigade, which took part In operations in Korea during August - October 1950. The Division was disbanded in April 1952.
40th INFANTRY DIVISION KOREAN WAR Printed cloth slightly faded formation sign. Yellow cockerel on black background. Fought in Korea. Ref Morris part 1 p20. Formed in June 1949 in Hong Kong, with 26th Gurkha and 27th Infantry Brigades under command, 28th Infantry Brigade from the UK joining in October. Two battalions and some supporting troops were withdrawn from the Division to form 27th British Commonwealth Brigade in Korea between August and October 1950. The Division was disbanded in April 1952.
42nd ARMOURED DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN 1st pattern formation signs. Felt on felt. Became the 42nd Armoured Division in 1941 keeping the same sign. Ref Morris part 1 p19/20 The 42nd Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army raised during the Second World War. It was formed by converting an infantry division into an armoured role. The division was formed in late 1941 by converting the 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division,a 1st Line Territorial Army infantry formation that saw service in France and was evacuated at Dunkirk in 1940,on 1 November 1941 into an Armoured Division.[3] However, the division was not posted overseas and its divisional headquarters was disbanded on 17 October 1943; the division's infantry was assigned to the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division and its armour to the 79th Armoured Division.
42nd ARMOURED EAST LANCASHIRE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN 1st pattern formation signs. Felt on felt. Became the 42nd Armoured Division in 1941 keeping the same sign. Ref Morris part 1 p 19 /20 The 42nd Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army raised during the Second World War. It was formed by converting an infantry division into an armoured role. The division was formed in late 1941 by converting the 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division,a 1st Line Territorial Army infantry formation that saw service in France and was evacuated at Dunkirk in 1940,on 1 November 1941 into an Armoured Division. However, the division was not posted overseas and its divisional headquarters was disbanded on 17 October 1943; the division's infantry was assigned to the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division and its armour to the 79th Armoured Division.
42nd ARMOURED EAST LANCASHIRE DIVISION [PAIR] FORMATION SIGNS A fine pair of 1st pattern formation signs. Embroidered on felt. Became the 42nd Armoured Division in 1941 keeping the same sign. Reference Morris part 1 page 19/20
42nd [ LANCASHIRE] DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign, some glue residue to reverse.
43rd WESSEX BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN. A printed formation sign. The 43rd Infantry brigade was originally created during World War I as part of the 14th (Light) Division, part of Kitchener's Army. Disbanded, still in Sicily, in June 1944. And reformed as 43rd Wessex Brigade in 1985
43rd WESSEX BRIGADE [FACING PAIR] FORMATION SIGNS A printed matching / facing pair of formation signs. The 43rd Infantry brigade was originally created during World War I as part of the 14th (Light) Division, part of Kitchener's Army. Disbanded, still in Sicily, in June 1944. And reformed as 43rd Wessex Brigade in 1985.
43rd WESSEX BRIGADE [FACING PAIR] FORMATION SIGNS A printed matching / facing pair of formation signs. The 43rd Infantry brigade was originally created during World War I as part of the 14th (Light) Division, part of Kitchener's Army. Disbanded, still in Sicily, in June 1944. And reformed as 43rd Wessex Brigade in 1985.
43rd WESSEX DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS A printed matching / facing pair of formation signs.
43rd WESSEX DIVISION SILK FORMATION SIGNS A fine silk formation sign
43rd WESSEX DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine unworn woven on felt 43rd Wessex Division WW2 formation sign.
44th HOME COUNTIES DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine early 44th Home Counties Cloth formation sign
44th HOME COUNTIES DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth 2nd pattern unused Formation sign. The Home Counties Division was an infantry division of the Territorial Force, part of the British Army, that was raised in 1908. As the name suggests, the division recruited in the Home Counties, particularly Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. In 1920 the 44th (Home Counties) Division, saw active service in the Second World War in Belgium, France and North Africa (notably in the Battle of El Alamein) before again being disbanded in 1943. Once again, its component units continued to serve, in North Africa, Italy, North-West Europe, and Burma. The badge is an amalgamation of the WW2 divisional sign of a red oval and the shield design of the East Kent / Kent District. The shield badge was apparently still worn at this time by Home Counties District.
45th DIVISION [WEST COUNTRY] TA PRINTED CLOTH FORMATION SIGN 45th (West Country) Division TA. Printed cloth formation sign depicting Drake's Drum. Duplicate division of 43rd Wessex composed of units from South Western counties including Hampshire. Reference Cole page 42
46th NORTH MIDLANDS [WEST RIDING] DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN Printed cloth formation sign. Worn by several regiments including Hampshire in North Africa. Ref Morris part 1 p age 22 & Cole page 42. Went to France on 24 April 1940, with the two other so-called 'labour divisions' - 12th and 23rd - it was called forward to help block the German armoured thrust from Sedan to the Channel. The Division formed part of Home Forces until in 1943 it went as part of 1st Army for the invasion of North Africa, Operation 'Torch'. In the Italian campaign, the Division was one of the first ashore as part of 5th American Army's invasion at Salerno on 9 September 1943. It subsequently fought in Italy at the crossings of the Volturno and the Garigliano. The Division was withdrawn to Egypt for rest and training between March and June 1944 before returning to Italy for the battles for the Gothic Line and subsequent follow-up. 139th Brigade went to Greece at the beginning of December 1944, followed by the remainder of the Division in February 1945. The Division returned to Italy in April 1945 where it participated as part of 8th Army (Eighth Army) in the Po Valley campaign. The Division was subsequently part of the British occupation forces in Austria.
46th ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO WW2 NUMBER SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce 1943-1946 number shoulder title. Ref Examples in Badges & Insignia of World War II Guido Rosignoli No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando was a battalion size formation of the Royal Marines, part of the British Commandos, formed in August 1943 during the Second World War. The Commando was assigned to the 4th Special Service Brigade and served in North-west Europe and took part in the D-Day landings, as well as operations around Ostend and Antwerp, before being disbanded after the war in January 1946.
46th [HIGHLAND] INFANTRY BRIGADE, 15th [SCOTTISH] INFANTRY DIVISION CAMERONIANS A fine scarce WW2 9th Cameronians [Douglas Tartan] formation combination.
47th REGIMENT of FOOT [LANCASHIRE] GLENGARRY BADGE 1874-1881 A fine scarce brass glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. The 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. First created in 1741 in Scotland, the regiment saw service over a period of 140 years, before it was amalgamated with another regiment to become The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1881. During its existence it served in North America during the Seven Years' War and American War of Independence, fought during the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars and served as garrison troops in Ireland, Canada and Malta. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 503 page 169
48th GURKHA BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed cloth formation sign.
48th INFANTRY DIVISION [SOUTH MIDLAND] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. Red and blue "Macaw" A training unit for the Home Forces. The division was mostly made up of Territorial units from Berkshire,Gloucestershire,Buckinghamshire,Worcestershire,and Warwickshire.
49th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign. Reference Waring no.298
49th WEST RIDING DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed 3rd pattern cloth formation sign. Some residue to reverse. White polar bear on a black background worn when the Division fought in Norway in 1940,and were then stationed in Iceland as the main force to hold that part of the Atlantic.
49th [WEST RIDING] INFANTRY DIVISION , ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS WW2 FORMATION COMBINATION A fine scarce WW2 formation combination.
49th [WEST RIDING] INFANTRY DIVISION WW2 & 49th [WEST RIDING AND MIDLAND ARMOURED DIVISION TA] FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed example, reference Morris part 1 page 22 The first version of the badge had the polar bear with its head 'down' or lowered, and was adopted in August 1940 when in Iceland. It seems that a more aggressive appearance for the badge was thought appropriate for a formation designated for the invasion of Europe. Consequently, when a new divisional commander took over in April 1943, a redesigned badge was adopted, with the bear's head thrown back and roaring. The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army. The division was formed in the Territorial Force on 1 April 1908 as the West Riding Division. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946
49th [WEST RIDING] YORKSHIRE DIVISION FORMATION ARM BADGE A fine WW1 arm badge, with threaded stud fixing and nut to reverse. The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army. The division was formed in the Territorial Force on 1 April 1908 as the West Riding Division. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally disbanded in 1967.
49th [WEST RIDING] YORKSHIRE DIVISION FORMATION ARM BADGE A fine WW1 arm badge, with threaded stud fixing and nut to reverse. The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army. The division was formed in the Territorial Force on 1 April 1908 as the West Riding Division. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally disbanded in 1967.
49th [WEST RIDING] YORKSHIRE DIVISION FORMATION ARM BADGE A fine WW1 arm badge, with threaded stud fixing and nut to reverse. J R Gaunt London The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army. The division was formed in the Territorial Force on 1 April 1908 as the West Riding Division. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally disbanded in 1967.
4th / 5th / 6th BATTALIONS NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Officers bronze service dress cap badge with two loops to reverse. St.George and the dragon to the centre of a circlet bearing the title,mounted upon the ball of a fused grenade.Beneath is a Scroll to South Africa 1900 02. Reference K&K Vol 1 item 1700 page 413
4th / 7th DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example. Two loops to the reverse.
4th / 7th DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A little rubbed die stamped white metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 742 page 209
4th / 7th DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine unmarked silver collar badge, with two loops to reverse. two piece construction with sliding pin. The regiment was formed in India, as the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, in 1922 by the amalgamation of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards and 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's); it gained the distinction Royal in 1935. The regiment returned to the United Kingdom in 1929, was mechanised in 1938, and transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939 prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.
4th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION [4th AA DIV] FORMATION SIGN The buckle design derives from the arms of the Cadells of Grange, Lieutenant-General C A E Cadell being the first Divisional commander. Current research indicates that the form of the badge with three buckles was the first issued and dates from 1939. This example is printed, also made in embroidered, stencilled and woven "silk" variations. A badge with just one buckle, printed or stencilled onto a khaki rectangle, is believed to be the second, 'austerity', pattern, issued in 1941. Both badges could appear concurrently in the same unit until all were removed when the AA Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942. Note that, although an heraldic device, it is clear that the buckles were printed to face two ways. The Division was formed in September 1938 and was located in the North West. It was originally responsible for the defence of Birmingham but later was primarily concerned with the defence of Liverpool and Manchester.
4th ARMOURED BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. Black rat on white linen. Served in the Middle East with the Eighth Army and in North West Europe as part of the 21st Army Group. Has a small moth hole [see photo] hence price. Reference Cole page 123
4th ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A pair of woven cloth formation signs. Black rat on white linen. Served in the Middle East with the Eighth Army and in North West Europe as part of the 21st Army Group. Ref Cole p123 Vgc
4th ARMOURED BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN One woven cloth formation sign. Black rat on white linen. Served in the Middle East with the Eighth Army and in North West Europe as part of the 21st Army Group. Ref Cole p123
4th BATTALION DEVON [DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT] PAGRI BADGE A excellent cloth Pagri badge, 45 mm x 70 mm no moth. In 1908, when the Volunteers became part of the newly formed Territorial Army, two longstanding Devon volunteer units merged to form the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. Based on Exeter, the 4th recruited from the south-east of the county. The outbreak of war in August 1914 found them at their annual camp on Woodbury Common, Exeter. They never returned. Embodied in the army, they moved to Salisbury Plain for training. Here, in August 1914, a second battalion were formed. Known initially as the 4th (Reserve) Battalion, they were later called the 2/4th, and they were formed of the relatively few Territorials who did not volunteer to serve overseas and the huge number of new recruits to the rapidly expanding wartime army. Based at first in Exeter, the Battalion moved to Exmouth in October. The 1/4th were sent to India and were stationed near Lahore, until they were sent to Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in early 1916. They arrived on 28th February and moved up the Tigris to join the 14th Indian Division at Sheikh Saad a month later. Although shelled by the Turks, their most dangerous enemy was disease caused by the climate. In the summer of 1916 400 men were admitted to hospital. On 3rd February 1917 the 1/4th Devons and 1/9th Gurkhas led a dazzlingly successful attack on the Hai Salient in the Turkish line south of Kut. Victory came at a price: of 15 officers and 403 men who attacked, only 5 officers and 186 men emerged unscathed. The survivors of the 1/4th spent the rest of the war in Amara and Baquba (north of Baghdad) building roads, guarding prisoners and administering refugee camps. The 2/4th Devons followed the 1/4th to India and remained in Madras, training and despatching drafts to the 1/4th in Mespototamia, until October 1917, when they were sent to Palestine. In December they arrived at the front near Ramleh, where they joined 234 Brigade. On 14th March 1918 the 2/4th took over and extended the line near Deir Ballut, holding the position until the end of the month. Their losses from sickness far exceeded their casualties from shell, machine gun and sniper fire. In July 1918 they were withdrawn from the line and a month later the 2/4th Devons were disbanded. Although their war experience had been limited, two officers and 26 men had been lost their lives in action. The 1/4th did not survive their sister battalion by very long. Having themselves lost 80 officers and men killed in action, they were reduced to a cadre in March 1919 and returned home in August. In their single, gallant action they had won two battle honours for the Devon Regiment: Kut El Amara 1917 and Mesopotamia 1916-18. The two Battalions won five battle honours overall.
4th BATTALION KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY Old Comrades Association Button hole badge, Maker The Aldershot Stores.
4th BELGIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE "STEENSTRATETE" WW2 FORMATION SIGN A scarce WW2 printed 4th Belgian Infantry Brigade "STEENSTRAETE" WW2 Formation Sign
4th CORPS & 64th MEDIUM REGIMENT RA FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation badge Red rectangular patch with black elephant, its trunk raised, on shoulder tab. The Corps badge was adopted in February 1940 at Alresford Hampshire by the then Corps' commander, General Auchinleck, the emblem being based on the badge of his regiment, 1st Punjab. The Corps HQ formed HQ Northern Norway Land Forces in April 1940. It later transferred to Iraq and moved to India in the spring of 1942. There it fought under command of Eastern Army (India) and Fourteenth Army and saw much fighting in the liberation of Burma. After forming the Irrawaddy bridgehead it drove the Japanese out of Meiktila and thence to Mandalay and Rangoon. It ended the war under command Twelfth Army. 64th Medium Regiment RA were part of IV Corps in the UK at the beginning of the war and when the Corps moved overseas they sought and were granted permission to retain the Corps sign as a regimental distinction. They gained the nickname in the Western Desert of 'The Elephant Boys'. In this configuration the badge was usually smaller than the formation sign.
4th HUSSARS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine white metal Arm / sleeve badge, with two loops to reverse. The crown has been strengthened, but done very well, some time ago. During the Boer War in 1899 and served in South Africa as a whole regiment from 1905 to 1909. It was from Ireland that it deployed to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there for the whole First World War. The regiment spent the 1920s in India and the 1930s in England, mechanising in 1936. It then deployed to the Middle East in January 1940, fighting in North Africa, Greece and Italy until the end of the Second World War. Its first post-war duty was in Austria and it served in Malaya from 1948 to 1951, operating in armoured cars on counter-terrorism duties. It then spent time in England and Germany before amalgamating with the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars in October 1958 to form The Queen’s Own Royal Irish Hussars.
4th HUSSARS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE An Indian made cast metal Arm / sleeve badge, with two loops to reverse. Worn on the front [service wear], hence price. During the Boer War in 1899 and served in South Africa as a whole regiment from 1905 to 1909. It was from Ireland that it deployed to the Western Front in 1914, remaining there for the whole First World War. The regiment spent the 1920s in India and the 1930s in England, mechanising in 1936. It then deployed to the Middle East in January 1940, fighting in North Africa, Greece and Italy until the end of the Second World War. Its first post-war duty was in Austria and it served in Malaya from 1948 to 1951, operating in armoured cars on counter-terrorism duties. It then spent time in England and Germany before amalgamating with the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars in October 1958 to form The Queen’s Own Royal Irish Hussars.
4th INDIAN INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Printed WW II example of the red eagle on a black background worn by the 4th.Indian Division who were the first Indian division to see "action" in WW II. Brigades from the division were involved in most of the fierce fighting in North Africa,from Sidi Barrani through to El Alamein.
4th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine 1992 cloth example. 1939 - 45 & 1976 - Present The brigade, now known as the 'Black Rats', was formed in 1939 and fought in the Second World War in the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa. The Black Rats were subsequently involved in the invasion of Sicily and fighting in Italy before taking part in the Battle of Normandy and the advance through Belgium, Holland and into Germany. More recently, the Brigade took part in the First Gulf War and completed a number of tours to the Balkans during the 1990s. The Black Rats have since deployed twice to Iraq and once before to Afghanistan for Operation Herrick 12 in 2010. The Brigade returned to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in October 2012 for Operation Herrick 17 to take over as the lead formation of British troops. The roulement tour saw the brigade working in support of the Afghan Army's 3/215 Brigade and elements of the Afghan National Police.
4th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine printed WW2 second pattern, a whole red circle with one quadrant displaced all on a white ground. The second pattern patch seems to have been worn with the displaced quadrant at the top of the badge, facing forwards. This pattern seems to have been adopted for the Italian campaign. When the Division was reactivated in 1956 the second pattern was adopted but on a black background. The Division went to France as part of II Corps in October 1939. It fought in the retreat to Dunkirk, where it held the western end of the British sector of the perimeter. In June 1942 the Division was reorganized as a mixed division (ie: two infantry and one armoured brigades). It fought as such (10 & 12 Inf. Bdes., 21 Tank Bde.) when it went as part of First Army for the invasion of North West Africa. In December 1943 it reverted to an infantry division and as part of the Central Mediterranean Forces it fought in Italy. It ended the war in Greece where it was disbanded in March 1947. The Division was reformed in BAOR in April 1956 by conversion of 11th Armoured Division. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071728
4th KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT GLENGARRY BADGE 4th (The King’s Own Royal) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped brass example. Lion passant guardant over a rope edged oval strap ‘King’s Own Royal Regiment’; ‘4’’ to voided centre. Reverse brass loops North and South. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 424 page 159
4th KINGS SHROPSIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, 159th BRIGADE, 11th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION COMBINATION WITH CROIX DE GUERRE. A scarce formation combination. 4th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 159th Brigade, 11th Armoured Division WW2 cloth formation sign combination. KSLI title, Croix de Guerre ribbon, 11th Armoured formation sign, and single red felt Infantry arm of service strips all sewn to shaped khaki BD rectangle.May 1942-August 1944.
4th LANARKSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Victorian Silver plated. Forage / Glengarry cap badge. Worn 1860-81. Part of the Cameronians Reference Bloomer page 49, a little rubbed on Lion, otherwise good condition, with two loops to reverse.
4th POLISH GRENADIER DIVISION WW 2 FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce woven cloth formation sign. Free Polish Forces WWII. Ref Morris Part 2 page 2 no.9 During World War II, the 4th Division was originally part of the Pomorze Army and stationed northeast of Toruń, near the border of East Prussia. From September 9, the division fought against the Wehrmacht in the Battle of the Bzura, a Polish counterattack west of Warsaw in the area of the Bzura River.
4th PRINCE OF WALES OWN GURKHA RIFLES WW2 CAP BADGE A fine WW2 cast w/metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES SET. A fine King's crown bi metal cap badge [pattern sealed 1907] with slider fitting and filled blow holes to reverse. And two bi metal collar badges, both with two loops and visible blow holes to reverse. The Roman numeral "IV" to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title,above the motto scroll, Mente Et Manu. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 756 page 211
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Kings Crown Gilt & Enamel Sweetheart brooch. Apologises for the glare from the flash, excellent condition. 30 mm x 19 mm.
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine silver / gilt pair, but not quite matching collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Same size, just writing a little different. [see photos] Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 756 page 212 The 4th Queen's Own Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, including the First World War. Western Front, both Battles of Ypres. The regiment also helped halt the German advance at the Battle of Moreuil Wood in March 1918. And the Second World War, Middle East, Greece Campaign, Battle of Gazala, Battle of Alam el Halfa, Second Battle of El Alamein and the Italian campaign. Winston Churchill became Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment in 1941 and served until amalgamation. Formed with 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, to form the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars in 1958.
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi-metal example worn post 1901. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 756 page 211
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES Two fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size but with different fixings. One has two loop fixings and the other two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 5 item 89.
4th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce King's crown economy issue cast brass cap badge [pattern sealed 1907] with two loops to reverse. The Roman numeral "IV" to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title,above the motto scroll, Mente Et Manu. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 756 page 211 brass economy issue.
4th RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT FORMATION SIGN A fine very scarce printed facing left formation sign. Reference Waring 859. 4th Recce arrived in North Africa in 1943 along with 1st and 44th to join the 56th & 46th. During March 1944 Anzio was planned to coincide with the smashing of the Gustav Line in the final battle of Cassino, and Reconnaissance Corps units involved on that sector included 4, 44, 46 and 56 Recce. During the pursuit phase of Operation 'Diadem' the recce regiments were in their element; but the advance ground to a standstill at Lake Trasimene, where the Germans sought to delay the Allies while they prepared their next major positions along the GothicLine. Before the Italian campaign stalled yet again, 4 Recce were able to work in the pure recce role for a time and, in early August 1944, fired their new 75mm self-propelled guns for the first time while supporting a successful infantry attack on the monastery at Incontro. After seven weeks of operations 4 Reece reached the River Arno, where they were relieved by 1 Reece. In mid September the regiment saw action again, during 4th Div's steady slog northwards to Forli, where 4 Reece's halftrack-mounted guns 'fired fast and often at targets in Ronco village and north-east of Forli'. By the end of 1944 this unit, now equipped with US Staghound heavy armoured cars, had been withdrawn from Italy for operations in Greece in the aftermath of German withdrawal from that country, to help prevent the attempted takeover by the Communist ELAS guerrillas.
4th ROYAL ANGLICAN REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue field service cap with red peek and gold piping to crown. Bi metal cap badge, with regimental buttons to front. The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN) is an infantry regiment of the British Army and is one of the four regiments of the Queen's Division. The regiment came into being following the amalgamation of various county regiments and thus can trace its lineage back to 1685. Soldiers and officers of the regiment have been involved in nearly every conflict in the modern era. The 1st Battalion (The Vikings) are considered the British Army's fighting unit, with numerous operational tours in the last 15 years. With its unmatched professional reputation, the regiment continues to provide fully manned and well-trained units ready to be called upon by the British Army.
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS A good bi metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 740 page 209
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A good bi metal example with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with two loops which have been fixed over blow holes. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209 The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A good bi metal cap badge, with two loops and blow holes to reverse. The two collar badges have two loops to reverse, also. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good all brass economy issue example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine all brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze cap badge, three part construction with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209. The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922. Perhaps the most notable engagement of the regiment was at the outbreak of World War I on 22 August 1914, when a squadron of the regiment became the first members of the British Expeditionary Force to engage the German army outside Mons; four patrolling German cavalrymen of the 2nd Kuirassiers were surprised by two full troops of British cavalry, and after a brief pursuit several were killed. Captain Hornby was reputed to have become the first British soldier to kill a German soldier, using his sword, and Drummer Edward Thomas is reputed to have fired the first British shots of the war.
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine metal shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 3
4th VOLUNTEER BATTALION "THE BUFFS" EAST KENT REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine Bronzed or blackened perhaps Officers cap badge, with two loops to reverse. The HQ of the 4th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) was in Canterbury. In 1908 the Haldane reforms altered the status of the two Volunteer Battalions of the Buffs so that the 1st Volunteer Battalion became the 4th Battalion The Buffs. The 1/4th Battalion sailed for India in October 1914 During WW2 4th Battalion Buffs was a 1st Line Territorial Army unit that served with the BEF in France 1940. The battalion was transferred to the island of Malta in 1941 and served throughout the siege.
4th VOLUNTEER BATTALION DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped blackened brass metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1709 page 413.
51st HIGHLAND VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE A fine staybright / Anodised cap badge, with three loops to reverse. Two part construction.
51st INFANTRY DIVISION [HIGHLAND] CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A woven cloth formation sign. Reformed in 1939-46 The division was mobilised on 24 August 1939, due to the worsening situation with Nazi Germany. After three years of training under Major-General Fortune's command, the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division departed from Southampton and disembarked at Le Havre in mid-January 1940. On 28 January it came under command of II Corps of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), under Lieutenant-General Michael Barker, which also included the 1st and 2nd Infantry divisions, both Regular Army formations.
51st INFANTRY DIVISION [HIGHLAND] CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A printed cloth formation sign. Reformed in 1939-46 The division was mobilised on 24 August 1939, due to the worsening situation with Nazi Germany. After three years of training under Major-General Fortune's command, the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division departed from Southampton and disembarked at Le Havre in mid-January 1940. On 28 January it came under command of II Corps of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), under Lieutenant-General Michael Barker, which also included the 1st and 2nd Infantry divisions, both Regular Army formations.
52nd INFANTRY [LOWLAND] DIVISION [MOUNTAIN] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven unused WW II example. Originally 1919 to 1939 a white square with a large black "L" to the left, in the angle of which a St. Andrew's cross in white on a blue on a shield over which a thistle. Ref Waring 213B & Cole page 45 In 1940 it adopted this version white St Andrew's cross ('saltire') on blue shield with black border. A separate scroll bearing the word 'MOUNTAIN was adopted around May 1942 when the Division began to train for mountain warfare. The scroll was worn below the shield, initially as a separate item but there are also examples of the scroll and shield on a single piece, usually Ordnance issue "waterproof" material. 52nd (Lowland) Division was a first-line Territorial Formation in 1939. Landed in Brest, Cherbourg and St Malo on 10 June 1940 and formed part of the covering force for the withdrawal from the Lines of Communication immediately prior to the fall of France. The Division returned to the UK on 17 June 1940 where it formed part of Home Forces and in May 1942 was selected for specialist training in mountain warfare. In August and September 1944 it was further trained for air landing operations. In the event it deployed in neither specialist role, but joined 21st Army Group on 15 October 1944 where it was employed as an ordinary infantry division despite retaining for the most part its special role establishment. Ironically, its original operational area was below sea-level in one of the lowest parts of Holland. The Division fought with 21st Army Group for the remainder of the campaign in Holland and Germany. Immediately after the War the Division formed part of the occupation force in I Corps District. The Division was disbanded, along with the rest of the Territorial Army (TA), at the end of 1946.
52nd INFANTRY [LOWLAND] DIVISION [MOUNTAIN] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed WW II example. Originally 1919 to 1939 a white square with a large black "L" to the left, in the angle of which a St. Andrew's cross in white on a blue on a shield over which a thistle. Ref Waring 213B & Cole page 45 In 1940 it adopted this version white St Andrew's cross ('saltire') on blue shield with black border. A separate scroll bearing the word 'MOUNTAIN was adopted around May 1942 when the Division began to train for mountain warfare. The scroll was worn below the shield, initially as a separate item but there are also examples of the scroll and shield on a single piece, usually Ordnance issue "waterproof" material. 52nd (Lowland) Division was a first-line Territorial Formation in 1939. Landed in Brest, Cherbourg and St Malo on 10 June 1940 and formed part of the covering force for the withdrawal from the Lines of Communication immediately prior to the fall of France. The Division returned to the UK on 17 June 1940 where it formed part of Home Forces and in May 1942 was selected for specialist training in mountain warfare. In August and September 1944 it was further trained for air landing operations. In the event it deployed in neither specialist role, but joined 21st Army Group on 15 October 1944 where it was employed as an ordinary infantry division despite retaining for the most part its special role establishment. Ironically, its original operational area was below sea-level in one of the lowest parts of Holland. The Division fought with 21st Army Group for the remainder of the campaign in Holland and Germany. Immediately after the War the Division formed part of the occupation force in I Corps District. The Division was disbanded, along with the rest of the Territorial Army (TA), at the end of 1946.
52nd INFANTRY [LOWLAND] DIVISION [MOUNTAIN] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed WW II example. Originally 1919 to 1939 a white square with a large black "L" to the left, in the angle of which a St. Andrew's cross in white on a blue on a shield over which a thistle. Ref Waring 213B & Cole page 45 In 1940 it adopted this version white St Andrew's cross ('saltire') on blue shield with black border. A separate scroll bearing the word 'MOUNTAIN was adopted around May 1942 when the Division began to train for mountain warfare. The scroll was worn below the shield, initially as a separate item but there are also examples of the scroll and shield on a single piece, usually Ordnance issue "waterproof" material. 52nd (Lowland) Division was a first-line Territorial Formation in 1939. Landed in Brest, Cherbourg and St Malo on 10 June 1940 and formed part of the covering force for the withdrawal from the Lines of Communication immediately prior to the fall of France. The Division returned to the UK on 17 June 1940 where it formed part of Home Forces and in May 1942 was selected for specialist training in mountain warfare. In August and September 1944 it was further trained for air landing operations. In the event it deployed in neither specialist role, but joined 21st Army Group on 15 October 1944 where it was employed as an ordinary infantry division despite retaining for the most part its special role establishment. Ironically, its original operational area was below sea-level in one of the lowest parts of Holland. The Division fought with 21st Army Group for the remainder of the campaign in Holland and Germany. Immediately after the War the Division formed part of the occupation force in I Corps District. The Division was disbanded, along with the rest of the Territorial Army (TA), at the end of 1946.
53rd FOOT SHROPSHIRE REGIMENT 1874-1881 GLENGARRY A fine brass pre territorial era glengarry, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 512 page 169 The 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot was a British Army regiment founded in 1755. In 1881, as part of the Childers Reforms, it became The King's Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment.
53rd INFANTRY DIVISION [WELSH] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign. The 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army that fought in both World wars. The division saw service in World War I and fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle East. Remaining active in the Territorial Army during the interwar years as a peace-time formation, the division again saw action in World War II, fighting in North-western Europe from June 1944 until May 1945.
54th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN [SILK] A fine silk formation sign.
54th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS [PAIR SILK] A fine pair of silk formation signs
55th (WEST LANCASHIRE) DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. Five leaves on each side with red rose of Lancashire. First-Line Territorial Division,composed of Territorial s from the Liverpool and West Lancashire area,and as part of the Home Forces the division was used in a training role. Reference Cole page 46
56th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION BADGE [PAIR SILK] A fine pair of silk formation signs.
56th INFANTRY DIVISION [LONDON] CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A printed unused example. Fought at Solerno and Anzio, and took part in the Po Valley campaign and the liberation of Venice.Reference Cole 47. Dick Whittington's cat, for London. In 1939 this was the 1st London Division organised as a motor formation. It was reorganised as an infantry division in June 1940 and on 18 November 1940 was redesignated as 56th (London) Division.
56th LONDON ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine woven second version 1947 TA formation sign. Reference Blandford Series, Guido Rosignoli Plate 12
56th [LONDON] ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine printed 2nd pattern formation sign. Ref Morris Part 1 page 15
56th [LONDON] ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS A fine uncut pair of printed 2nd pattern formation sign. Ref Morris Part 1 page 15
58th [MIDDLESEX] SEARCHLIGHT REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce woven formation sign. 58th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery was an air defence unit of Britain's Territorial Army (TA) raised just before World War II. It defended the East Midlands of England during The Blitz, and later served as infantry in North West Europe at the end of the war, converting to the anti-aircraft (AA) artillery role postwar. This searchlight unit was formed as part of the doubling in size of the TA at the time of the Munich Crisis in late 1938. Formally, it was a duplicate of 36th (Middlesex) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers, based on 344 AA Company at Harrow, which was transferred from 36th AA Battalion to provide a cadre of trained men. In February 1939 the existing AA defences came under the control of a new Anti-Aircraft Command. In June a partial mobilisation of TA units was begun in a process known as 'couverture', whereby each AA unit did a month's tour of duty in rotation to man selected AA and searchlight positions. On 1 August 1940 the Royal Engineers' AA battalions were transferred to the Royal Artillery (RA), being redesignated searchlight regiments. In April 1943, 344th Bty received orders to train for a mobile role, and after this training it joined 100 AA Bde on 30 June. 100 AA Bde was one of the formations slated to participate in Operation Overlord (the Allied invasion of Normandy planned for 1944) and shortly afterwards the battery became formally independent of 58 S/L regiment. 344th Independent S/L Bty proceeded to Normandy in July 1944 where it pioneered the use of searchlights to create artificial moonlight, otherwise known as movement light or 'Monty's Moonlight', to aid movement in night operations by 21st Army Group. In February 1945 it changed its title to 344th Independent Moonlight Bty and split off a separate 581st Independent Moonlight Battery.
59th INFANTRY DIVISION [STAFFORDSHIRE] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven second line Territorial WW II printed example of the red "pit-head winding gear" against a black "slag-heap" on a blue background. The 59th. composed of mainly Staffordshire Territorial units became part of 21st.Army Group for the invasion in Normandy. After the heavy fighting on the beachhead and the advance to take the City of Caen. Reference Cole page 47
5th ANTI AIRCRAFT [5th AA DIVISION] FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign is black two-engined bomber aircraft pointing downwards with red flames rising upwards from wings and fuselage, all on a khaki square. Reference Cole page 55 The Division was formed in September 1938 with HQ in Reading. It comprised Territorial Army (TA) units Royal Artillery and Anti-Aircraft battalions Royal Engineers drawn from the Home Counties, the South and West, plus some from the County of London. Its primary responsibility was the defence of the Portsmouth and Southampton area. AA Corps and Divisions were disbanded in October 1942.
5th CINQUE PORTS BATTALION [Royal Sussex Regt] OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped gilding example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1728 page 415
5th CINQUE PORTS BATTALION [Royal Sussex Regt] OR's CAP BADGE A die stamped gilding metal example, with slider to the reverse.Very grubby and uncleaned, hence price. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1728 page 415
5th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION [LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE] CAP BADGE Non voided centre pattern in white metal with two loops to reverse. Reference KK 2 item 1820 page 173
5th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION [London Rifle Brigade] OR's cap badge A good post WW1 die stamped white metal example with slider to reverse Reference KK Vol 1 item 1821 page 439
5th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION [LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE] SHAKO PLATE VICTORIAN. An excellent Victorian blackened brass Full dress Shako plate with two loops to reverse. KK Reference for Kings crown version Vol 1 item 1822 page 439.
5th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION [LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE] SHAKO PLATE VICTORIAN. An excellent Victorian blackened brass Full dress Shako plate with two loops to reverse. K & K Reference for Kings crown version Vol 1 item 1822 page 439.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [ Princess Charlotte of Wales] OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 745 page 209
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE. A fine scarce Kings Crown Officers service dress Silver/Gilt collar badge [single], two part construction, with two loops to reverse. Robert Baden-Powell, future founder of the Scout Movement. He took command of the regiment in India in 1897 during its first posting there and remained its colonel until he was sent to South Africa in 1899. The training he gave the unit proved invaluable when it too was posted to the Boer War, in which it formed part of the force besieged in Ladysmith. One of the regiment's officers in South Africa, George Kirkpatrick Ansell, later rose to command it, but he was killed on the Western Front on 1 September 1914. The regiment remained on that front throughout the First World War, serving as dismounted troops for all but a few weeks at the start and end of the conflict. It spent the post-war period in Palestine, where in 1922 it merged with The Iniskillings (6th Dragoons) to form the 5th/6th Dragoons.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE. A fine metal shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 3.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE. A fine pre 1922 bi metal shoulder title, with four hex loops to reverse.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] SHOULDER TITLE. A fine large brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. This version not in Westlake and is scarce. 44 mm x 16 mm.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE. A fine Victorian bi metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse.
5th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES] VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGE. A fine Victorian bi metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse.
5th INDIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce woven formation sign. The 5th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II which fought in several theatres of war and was nicknamed the "Ball of Fire". It was one of the few Allied divisions to fight three major enemy armies, Italian, German, and Japanese. The division was raised in 1939 in Secunderabad with two brigades under command. In 1940 the 5th Indian Division moved to Sudan and took under command three British infantry battalions stationed there and was reorganised into three brigades of three battalions each. The division fought in the East African Campaign in Eritrea and Ethiopia during 1940 and 1941, thence moving to Egypt, Cyprus and Iraq. In 1942 the division was heavily engaged in the Western Desert Campaign and in the fighting withdrawal to Alamein. From late 1943 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945 it fought continuously from India through the length of Burma. After the end of the war, it was the first unit into Singapore and then fought pro-Independence forces in Eastern Java. Engagements; East Africa, Western Desert Campaign, Burma Campaign, Battle of Kohima, Operation Tiderace and Battle of Surabaya
5th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine 2nd pattern woven silk formation sign. The 5th Infantry Brigade was a regular infantry brigade of the British Army that was in existence since before the First World War. During WW1 the brigade became part of the British Expeditionary Force and saw action on the Western Front in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent Great Retreat and at the First Battle of Ypres, which saw the old Regular Army virtually destroyed. Second World War 5th Brigade was again part of the 2nd Infantry Division and was sent to France in 1939 shortly after the outbreak of war, where it joined the British Expeditionary Force. It served on the Franco-Belgian border until May 1940, when it was evacuated at Dunkirk after fighting in the short but fierce battles of France and Belgium in which the German Army nearly cut off the entire BEF from the French Army. With the division, the brigade remained in Britain on home defence until 10 April 1942, when it was shipped out to India to fight the Imperial Japanese Army after a series of disasters suffered by the British and Indian troops stationed there. The 5th Brigade served with the 2nd Infantry Division in the Burma Campaign under General Slim's British Fourteenth Army and fought in the Battle of Kohima, which managed to help turn the tide of the campaign in the Far East. Finally amalgamating with 24th Airmobile Brigade, in 1999, to form 16 Air Assault Brigade.
5th INFANTRY DIVISION WW2 1st PATTERN FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. Worn 1939 to 1945. The letter Y denoted Yorkshire and was chosen to mark the Division's pre-war association with Northern Command. A second pattern of the badge was adopted after WW2 in 1946, retaining the white Y but on a black circular background. The 5th (or "Reserve") Division has the doubtful privilege of being perhaps the most widely travelled British formation of WW2. In September 1939 it was a regular formation based at Catterick under Northern Command. At this time it comprised just two brigades, 13th and 15th, both of which went to join the BEF as independent formations in October 1939. Divisional HQ and 17 Brigade joined the BEF in late December when the Division was reformed on a full three brigade basis. In April 1940 15 Brigade was withdrawn for employment in the Norwegian campaign and did not rejoin the Division until July. The Division and its two remaining Brigades fought with the BEF throughout the 1940 campaign. They were evacuated to England, with most of the division arriving on 1 June.
5th INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS SIDE HAT A fine Officers Cap, with bullion badge and original buttons. No moth and excellent condition for age. The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment of the British Army formed in 1922
5th KRESOWA INFANTRY DIVISION [POLISH] WW 2 FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth Polish formation sign. A shield-shaped cloth badge bearing an embroidered bison emblem on a yellow field. The Polish 5th Kresowa Infantry Division (Polish: 5 Kresowa Dywizja Piechoty) was an infantry division of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II. Formed in March 1943, it fought in the Italian Campaign as part of Lieutenant General Władysław Anders' Polish II Corps, affiliated with the Western Allies, under command of the British Eighth Army.
5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped white metal Cap badge, with cropped long slider to reverse. Sealed 1929. Reference K&K Vol2 745
5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS COLLAR BADGE A fine single bi metal voided collar badge, with two loops, blow holes and maker plate J R Gaunt London to reverse.
5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS GILT BUTTON A fine large Gilt button with Firmin & Sons maker to reverse. Fixed back. 25 mm.
5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICER BUTTON A fine Silver / Gilt Officers 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Button, with maker Pitt & Co 31 Maddox St London. Fixed back ,14 mm
5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Silver Gilt Officers full dress collar badges, both with two pin fixings to reverse. Pre 1994 version. One piece construction, with overlay.
5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS A good pair of 5-L WW1 brass shoulder titles. Two hex type lugs to the reverse of each. 1689 raised. 1799 disbanded. 1858 reformed and 1922 amalgamated with 16th Queen`s Lancers. Ref Westlake item 94 plate 4.
5th ROYAL IRISH LANCERS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine silver & gilt facing pair of Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS SHOULDER TILE A fine 5-L WW1 brass shoulder title. Two hex type lugs to the reverse. 1689 raised. 1799 disbanded. 1858 reformed and 1922 amalgamated with 16th Queen`s Lancers. Ref Westlake item 94 plate 4.
5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS [PAIR] SHOULDER TILES A good pair of 5-L WW1 brass shoulder titles. Two hex type lugs to the reverse of each. 1689 raised. 1799 disbanded. 1858 reformed and 1922 amalgamated with 16th Queen`s Lancers. Ref Westlake item 94 plate 4.
5th TERRITORIAL BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE A fine w/metal badge, with two loops to reverse. 5th Territorial Batt. Seaforth Highlanders WWI pre 1916 Reference K&K Vol 1 1753
5th TERRITORIAL BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE 5th Territorial Batt. Seaforth Highlanders WWI pre 1916 Worn by the 5th. [Sutherland & Caithness] Territorial Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. A Celtic Strap bearing the motto " Sans Peur" with a Scottish mountain cat to the centre. White metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Ref K&K Vol1 1753
5th TERRITORIAL BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE White metal glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse.
5th TERRITORIAL BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS WW1 CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 1 1753 page 419
5th THE SUTHERLAND & CAITHNESS HIGHLAND BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silvered electroplate Officers Subaltern cast cap badge, with feather and two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1755
5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION DEVONSHIRE [The Haytor] REGIMENT A fine white metal Victorian crown badge with two loops to the reverse.
5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION MANCHESTER REGIMENT OSD CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officer bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
5th [Princess Charlotte of Wales] DRAGOON GUARDS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 745 page 209
61st DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed formation sign. The 61st Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army raised shortly before the Second World War and was part of the Territorial Army. The division was formed in 1939 as a 2nd Line duplicate of the 48th (South Midland) Division and recruited mainly from the South Midlands area of England. 61st Division was sent to Northern Ireland with the 53rd (Welsh) Division to guard against a German invasion there.
61st INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine printed red diamond on dark blue square. The Division was a second-line Territorial formation in September 1939, duplicate of the 48th Division. On 15 April 1940 the Commander and Staff of Divisional HQ formed HQ MAURICE FORCE and went to Norway. A new commander and staff were appointed to the Division on 26 April. The Division was part of Home Forces and served in Northern Ireland between 26 June 1940 and the beginning of February 1943. It was responsible for internal security and was widely dispersed, first over the counties of Londonderry and Antrim, later over Armargh, Tyrone and Fermanagh. On return to the UK it was mobilized for service in North West Europe but was stood down and became a training and drafting formation. In August 1945 it was re-mobilized as a Light Division for service in the Far East but the war against Japan ended before the formation moved overseas. The Division was disbanded in 1946.
63rd of FOOT QUILTED SHAKO HELMET PLATE 1861-1869 A fine brass Victorian shako plate with two loops and black circle of cork to reverse. The 63rd Regiment of Foot, was a British Army regiment in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 19th century they acquired the nickname 'The Bloodsuckers.' This supposedly derived from the resemblance of a regimental emblem, the Fleur-de-lys, to a tropical insect. As part of the Childers Reforms, the 63rd and the 96th Regiments of Foot amalgamated in 1881 to form The Manchester Regiment. The lineage of the 63rd is continued today by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border).
64th FOOT [2nd STAFFORDSHIRE] ORs POUCH PLATE A fine gilding metal pouch plate, with two long loops to reverse. The 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was created as the 2nd Battalion, 11th Regiment of Foot in 1756, redesignated as the 64th Regiment of Foot in 1758, and took a county title as the 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. Following the Cardwell Reforms the regiment amalgamated with the 98th (Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot to become The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) in 1881. In the new regiment the 64th Foot became the 1st Battalion due to its seniority over the 98th Foot. Although the 64th Foot fought in many of the major conflicts of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it was normally in the more minor theatres of these conflicts. During the Seven Years' War it served in the West Indies; in the Napoleonic Wars, its role was limited, again, to the West Indies and South America. In the mid-19th century, it fought in the Anglo-Persian War and the Indian Rebellion of 1857, where one of its soldiers was awarded the Victoria Cross.
66th of FOOT [BERKSHIRE REGIMENT] GLENGARRY Victorian brass glengarry badge with 2 loops to reverse. Ref McWilliam page 47 fig.66.G1
6th / 70th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN The 6th Division had internal security duties in Palestine during 1939. Fought in North Africa, took part in the battle for Damascus against Vichy French forces, and relieved the 9th Australian division at Tobruk during the siege. The Division was then later despatched to India as the British element of the 3rd.Indian Division [Chindits] and renumbered "70th.Infantry Division" Some faint staple marks where it have been displayed. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072642
6th ANTI - AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Woven cloth formation sign. Saw heavy action in WWII operating in the Thames estuary, Essex and North Kent. Ref Cole p55
6th ARMOURED DIVISION WW2 CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered example. Vgc.
6th ARMOURED DIVISION WW2 CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A Printed formation sign, black background with white clenched fist.
6TH BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT A good scarce die stamped bi metal cap badge to the Hampshire Regiment 6th Battalion Duke of Connaught’s Own WW1 .The Hampshire Rose to the centre of a circlet bearing the title,within a wreath of laurel with the "Hampshire" title below and a Duke's Coronet above With a slider to the reverse. KK Vol 1 1730
6TH BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT ENAMEL OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGES A fine scarce set by Larcom & Veysey of Portsea. Blue enamel backing to a title strap, red & green enamel to rose, with white enamel to centre. Tail of strap on one collar absent, the other repaired. Otherwise fine. Reference Cap badge K & Vol1 item 1729 page 415
6th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT [Duke of Connaught's Own] WW1 BERET BADGE A fine white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1729 page 415
6th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT [Duke of Connaught's Own] WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1730 page 415
6th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT [Duke of Connaught's Own] WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi metal cap badge to the Hampshire Regiment 6th Battalion Duke of Connaught’s Own WW1 .The Hampshire Rose to the centre of a circlet bearing the title,within a wreath of laurel with the "Hampshire" title below and a Duke's Coronet above With a slider to the reverse. KK Vol 1 1730 page 415
6th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT [Duke of Connaught's Own] WW1 CAP BADGE A fine Indian made cast brass metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1730 page 415. Worn by the regiment in India during WW1.
6th Bn. HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT [Duke of Connaught's Own] A good scarce die stamped white metal beret badge. Maker Firmin London on slider to the reverse.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse & two bi metal collar badges, both with two loops to the reverse of each. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 747 page 209 The Carabiniers moved straight to India for five years in 1903, where it paraded at the 1906 Bangalore Durbar before the future George V. Deployed in the first month of the First World War as part of the British Expeditionary Force. It served throughout the First World War on the Western Front, fighting at Mons, the Marne, in the first two battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The regiment spent the first four post-war years keeping the peace in Ireland during its run-up to civil war, before being redeployed to India via Aldershot. There, in 1922, it was merged with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. The carabiniers title did live on, however, since the new unit was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) six years after its formation.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse & two bi metal collar badges, both with two loops to the reverse of each. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 747 page 209 The Carabiniers moved straight to India for five years in 1903, where it paraded at the 1906 Bangalore Durbar before the future George V. Deployed in the first month of the First World War as part of the British Expeditionary Force. It served throughout the First World War on the Western Front, fighting at Mons, the Marne, in the first two battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The regiment spent the first four post-war years keeping the peace in Ireland during its run-up to civil war, before being redeployed to India via Aldershot. There, in 1922, it was merged with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. The carabiniers title did live on, however, since the new unit was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) six years after its formation.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine bronze Officers cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. The Carabiniers moved straight to India for five years in 1903, where it paraded at the 1906 Bangalore Durbar before the future George V. Deployed in the first month of the First World War as part of the British Expeditionary Force. It served throughout the First World War on the Western Front, fighting at Mons, the Marne, in the first two battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The regiment spent the first four post-war years keeping the peace in Ireland during its run-up to civil war, before being redeployed to India via Aldershot. There, in 1922, it was merged with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. The carabiniers title did live on, however, since the new unit was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) six years after its formation.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine Officers service dress Silver/Gilt collar badge [single], with two loops and maker J & Co to reverse. The Carabiniers moved straight to India for five years in 1903, where it paraded at the 1906 Bangalore Durbar before the future George V. It was moved to a depot in Canterbury in 1912 from which it deployed in the first month of the First World War as part of the British Expeditionary Force. It served throughout the First World War on the Western Front, fighting at Mons, the Marne, in the first two battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The regiment spent the first four post-war years keeping the peace in Ireland during its run-up to civil war, before being redeployed to India via Aldershot. There, in 1922, it was merged with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. The carabiniers title did live on, however, since the new unit was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) six years after its formation.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 4 item 67
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] VICTORIAN CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET. A fine bi metal Victorian cap badge, with loops to reverse & two bi metal Victorian collar badges, both with two loops to the reverse of each. All with solder blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 746 page 209 The Carabiniers moved straight to India for five years in 1903, where it paraded at the 1906 Bangalore Durbar before the future George V. Deployed in the first month of the First World War as part of the British Expeditionary Force. It served throughout the First World War on the Western Front, fighting at Mons, the Marne, in the first two battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The regiment spent the first four post-war years keeping the peace in Ireland during its run-up to civil war, before being redeployed to India via Aldershot. There, in 1922, it was merged with the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards. The carabiniers title did live on, however, since the new unit was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) six years after its formation.
6th DRAGOON GUARDS [CARABINIERS] [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of metal shoulder titles, both with hex loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 4 item 67.
6th INDIAN DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SLIP ON A fine scarce Khaki slip on, head of a Deccan Tiger. The 6th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II, created on 1 March 1941 in Secunderabad. On 11 September 1941 it was shipped to the Iraq and later Iran. During 1942 and 1943 it was part of the Tenth Army. The division remained in the Middle East where it was disbanded on 15 October 1944 in Basra, Iraq. During World War II its commanders included Maj.Gen. J.N. Thomson, Major General A.W.W. Holworthy, and Maj.Gen. B.H. Chappel. Reference Cole page 78.
6th LWOW POLISH INFANTRY BRIGADE WW 2 FORMATION SIGN. A woven formation sign. 6th Lwow Polish Infantry Brigade WW2 formation sign. White lion holding gear wheel with Armoured Corps device to centre, embroidered on a diagonally halved red over blue shield with white border.
6th QUEENS ELIZABETHS OWN GURKHA RIFLES ANODISED BERET BADGE A fine anodised/ staybright two part beret badge with backing plate and loops to reverse. Maker Firmin London. Reference K & K 2 item 2078 page 77 anodised version.
6th QUEENS ELIZABETHS OWN GURKHA RIFLES BOSS BADGE A fine silver plated British Officers only black corded boss, with crossed kukris and a Queens crown above, number 6 below. Reference K & K 2 item 2077 page 77.
7 x A.C.F. ARMY CADET FORCE SHOULDER TITLES Seven different woven A.C.F. shoulder titles, two are hessian backed. Some have glue residue to reverse, see photos.
73rd FOOT [PERTHSHIRE] 1874-1881 GLENGARRY BADGE A fine all brass badge with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 537 page 171 The 73rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1780. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 42nd Regiment of Foot to form the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1881.
75th FOOT [STIRLINGSHIRE] 1874-1881 GLENGARRY BADGE A fine all brass badge with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 540 page 171 also made in w/metal. The 75th (Highland) Regiment of Foot, later redesignated the 75th Regiment of Foot and, later still, the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot, was a British Army line infantry regiment. During the Childers Reforms it was united with the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to form the Gordon Highlanders.
75th FOOT [STIRLINGSHIRE] 1874-1881 GLENGARRY BADGE A fine all brass badge with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 540 page 171 also made in w/metal. The 75th (Highland) Regiment of Foot, later redesignated the 75th Regiment of Foot and, later still, the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot, was a British Army line infantry regiment. During the Childers Reforms it was united with the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to form the Gordon Highlanders.
76th DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine woven on silk formation sign on red backing cloth. Red Norfolk wherry [type of boat on the Norfolk broads] on black square. Formed from Norfolk County Division in November 1941. Ref Morris Vol1 page 24 and Cole page 48
78th FOOT [HIGHLANDERS] GLENGARRY BADGE A fine pre 1864 all brass glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 545 page 175 [RHI version , & larger size 63 mm x 58 mm] The 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a Highland Infantry Regiment of the Line, raised in 1793. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with 72nd Regiment, Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders to form the Seaforth Highlanders in 1881.
78th INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. has some residue from being once glued to a board for display purposes. Worn by among others the 5th Battalion Hants. Regt. in North Africa. Part of the 1st Army
78th INFANTRY DIVISION, ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS COMBINATION A scarce WW 2 combination sign on pale tropical k.d. backing. Some glue residue to reverse and staple marks.
79 th ARMOURED CORPS DIVISION SIGN A fine woven WW II exampleThe badge was derived from the arms of the first commander of the Division, Sir Percy Hobart, whose coat of arms included a 'bull passant'. Specialized Armour Training Establishment RAC. The 79th Armoured Division was formed in the UK on 14 August 1942 as a standard armoured division. In April 1943 it was re-organized and tasked to devise and test armoured assault equipment for the D-Day landings and the campaign in North West Europe. Eventually the Division commanded or otherwise developed a brigade (30 Brigade) of 'Crab' flail tanks, for the breaching of minefields, a brigade (1 Assault Brigade RE) of Churchill tanks converted to Engineer tasks (the Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers or 'AVRE'), and a number of independent units such as the Churchill-based 'Crocodile' flamethrower, armoured personnel carriers based on the Canadian Ram tank ('Kangaroo') and the American 'Buffalo' amphibious personnel carrier (Landing Vehicle Tracked - LVT). Development of the swimming DD (Duplex Drive) tanks also fell to the Division. The Division formed specialist assault teams for the D-Day landings for the purposes of breaching and clearing the shore defences. It subsequently provided specialist support throughout the campaign, frequently with units or even sub-units down to Troop level detached for specific operations. Involved in all the heavy fighting right up until VE Day.
79th ARMOURED CORPS DIVISION SIGN A fine woven WW II example. The badge was derived from the arms of the first commander of the Division, Sir Percy Hobart, whose coat of arms included a 'bull passant'. Specialized Armour Training Establishment RAC. The 79th Armoured Division was formed in the UK on 14 August 1942 as a standard armoured division. In April 1943 it was re-organized and tasked to devise and test armoured assault equipment for the D-Day landings and the campaign in North West Europe. Eventually the Division commanded or otherwise developed a brigade (30 Brigade) of 'Crab' flail tanks, for the breaching of minefields, a brigade (1 Assault Brigade RE) of Churchill tanks converted to Engineer tasks (the Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers or 'AVRE'), and a number of independent units such as the Churchill-based 'Crocodile' flamethrower, armoured personnel carriers based on the Canadian Ram tank ('Kangaroo') and the American 'Buffalo' amphibious personnel carrier (Landing Vehicle Tracked - LVT). Development of the swimming DD (Duplex Drive) tanks also fell to the Division. The Division formed specialist assault teams for the D-Day landings for the purposes of breaching and clearing the shore defences. It subsequently provided specialist support throughout the campaign, frequently with units or even sub-units down to Troop level detached for specific operations. Involved in all the heavy fighting right up until VE Day.
7th ARMOURED BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN One good embroidered item of orange jerboa's picked out in white on black rectangles.
7th ARMOURED BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN[pair] A good embroidered facing pair of orange Jerboa's picked out in white on black rectangles. Removed from uniform. Vgc
7th ARMY GROUP ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign
7TH BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT Brass cap badge with two loops to the reverse worn by the 7th. Territorial Battalion. A dog-gauge to the centre of a wreath of laurel, above a scroll bearing the title,7th.Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Ref K&K Vol 2 1732 page 153
7th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 gilding metal cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1732
7th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 white metal cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1732
7th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1732 page 153
7th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OR's COLLAR BADGES An excellent die stamped brass metal pair, with two loops each to the reverse.
7th BATTALION THE WELSH REGIMENT CAP BADGE The Prince of Wales’s plumes within a coronet flanked by a scroll bearing the motto ICH DIEN (I Serve), below all a scroll bearing THE WELSH. Blackened brass, with slider to reverse. Reference Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076305 Cap badge for the 7th Territorial Battalion, The Welsh Regiment. The 7th Battalion was a Cyclist Battalion. Their badge was a blackened regular pattern badge since it had previously been the 1st Battalion Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers.
7th BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT CAP BADGE The Prince of Wales’s plumes within a coronet flanked by a scroll bearing the motto ICH DIEN (I Serve), below all a scroll bearing THE WELSH. Blackened brass, with slider to reverse. Reference Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076305
7th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION CAP BADGE A post 1908 bi metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
7th DRAGOON GUARDS PAIR SHOULDER TITLES A scarce pair of brass shoulder titles, both with hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 4. The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1688. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
7th DRAGOON GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine metal shoulder title, with two hex loop fixing to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 4.
7th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS ROYALS] OFFICERS BRONZE CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine post 1906 Officers bronze cap badge, ref K&K Vol 1 749 [which is a little darker in colour] and facing collar badge set.Cap badge has two blade fixings and collar badges two loops and maker tablets J R Gaunt London to reverse. The unit spent the whole First World War on the Western Front, hardly ever fighting as cavalry. One exception occurred ten minutes before the Armistice came into force in 1918, when a squadron from the unit galloped ten miles to capture the town of Lessines, in what was the final cavalry action of the conflict. The regiment's only post-war deployment was to Iraq before, in 1922, it was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.
7th DRAGOON GUARDS [PRINCESS ROYALS] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine Officers gilt collar badge, with two loops to reverse. Gilt has been worn. Cap badge reference K & K Vol 1 item 748 page 209 The unit spent the whole First World War on the Western Front, hardly ever fighting as cavalry. One exception occurred ten minutes before the Armistice came into force in 1918, when a squadron from the unit galloped ten miles to capture the town of Lessines, in what was the final cavalry action of the conflict. The regiment's only post-war deployment was to Iraq before, in 1922, it was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.
7th DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN GURKHA RIFLES BOSS BADGE A fine scarce British Officers only black boss badge with silver plate mounted badge. A pair of crossed kurkris with number 7, surmounted by Duke of Edinburgh Coronet & cypher. Reference K & K item 2080 page 77. The 7th (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) Gurkha Rifles started as a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin, before being transferred to the British Army following India's independence.
7th DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN GURKHA RIFLES BOSS BADGE A fine early scarce British Officers only forage cap black boss badge with silver plate mounted badge. A pair of crossed kurkris with number 7 Reference K & K item 2079 page 77.
7th GURKHA RIFLES [DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN] ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce voided anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
7th GURKHA RIFLES [DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN] ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce un voided anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
7th INDIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine padded Officer's woven bullion on cloth formation sign with pin fixing to reverse. This formation saw much fighting in the Arakan. Later formed part of the Fourteenth army in the advance into Burma. Saw hard fighting against the Japanese at Myingvan and Yenangyaung
7th POLISH INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Woven formation sign. After the Sikorski–Mayski agreement of 1941, in February of the following year the 7th Division was recreated in the Soviet Union as part of the Anders Army/Polish Armed Forces in the East. Withdrawn to Persia, it was disbanded and its units were attached to the 6th Division. During the Operation Tempest, the division was recreated by the Radom-Kielce inspectorate of Armia Krajowa. Composed of two regiments (27th and 74th), it took part in heavy fights against the Germans. After central Poland had been taken over by the Soviet Army, the majority of its soldiers returned to the underground, risking arrest by the omnipotent NKVD Soviet secret police. At the same time one of the units of the Polish People's Army formed under guidance of the Soviet Union received the same number (see pl:7 Łużycka Dywizja Piechoty). Formed north of Lublin, it was formed of three infantry regiments and one artillery regiment. Insufficiently equipped and trained, the unit was attached to the Second Army and dispatched to the front near Rothernburg, where it stormed the Lusatian Neisse river with heavy casualties. After several days of heavy fighting on a bridgehead to the west of the river, the division was levied and withdrawn to the rear.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS A Victorian cap badge to the 7th Queens Own Hussars, made in Bi metal and 2 loops to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 1 item 759 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES SET A fine Kings Crown mint bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes and two matching collar badges, both with two loops and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 760 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES SET A fine Kings Crown bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes and two matching collar badges, both with two loops and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 760 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES Two fine brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size but with different fixings. One has two loop fixings and the other two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 5 item 101.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine 1955 to 1958 anodised / staybright cap badge, with slider and maker Firmin London to reverse.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS KINGS CROWN ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine white metal Arm / Sleeve badge, with unusually four long blade fixings to reverse. Reference Linaker & Dine Page 80 plate 20.1
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS KINGS CROWN ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine white metal Arm / Sleeve badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Linaker & Dine Page 80 plate 20.1
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers silver/gilt cast two part collar badges, both with two loops each to reverse. The 7th Queen's Own Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first formed in 1690. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into The Queen's Own Hussars in 1958.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers bronze collar badges, both with two loops to reverse and one with maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. The 7th Queen's Own Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first formed in 1690. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into The Queen's Own Hussars in 1958.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 760 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 760 page 211.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OR`s CAP BADGE A fine scarce St Edwards Crown [sealed in 1955] example, bi metal with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1895 page 11
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OR’s CAP BADGE A good Victorian Other ranks bi-metal circa 1896-1901, with two loops to the rear. Reference KK Vol 1 item 759 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Plate 5 item 101 R A Westlake.
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS VICTORIAN OR's CAP BADGE A good Victorian Other ranks bi-metal circa 1896-1901, with two loops to the rear. Reference KK Vol 1 item 759 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good die stamped all brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 760 page 211
7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good die stamped all brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 760 page 211
7th [ARDWICK BATTALION] MANCHESTER REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A fine scarce post 1908 die stamped brass Other Ranks cap badge, with slider to reverse. Cap badge for the 7th (Territorial) Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. It was in use from 1908 until 1921 when the battalion amalgamated with the 6th battalion to form the 6th/7th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076433
7th [Princess Royals] DRAGOON GUARDS OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with three loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 748 page 209
7th [Princess Royals] DRAGOON GUARDS OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal uncleaned for many years example, with three loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 748 page 209
7th [Princess Royals] DRAGOON GUARDS OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal uncleaned for many years example, with three loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 748 page 209
7th [Princess Royals] DRAGOON GUARDS OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with three loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 748 page 209
7th [THE PRINCESS ROYALS] DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with three loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 748 page 209 The unit spent the whole First World War on the Western Front, hardly ever fighting as cavalry. One exception occurred ten minutes before the Armistice came into force in 1918, when a squadron from the unit galloped ten miles to capture the town of Lessines, in what was the final cavalry action of the conflict. The regiment's only post-war deployment was to Iraq before, in 1922, it was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.
7th [THE PRINCESS ROYALS] DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 748 page 209 The unit spent the whole First World War on the Western Front, hardly ever fighting as cavalry. One exception occurred ten minutes before the Armistice came into force in 1918, when a squadron from the unit galloped ten miles to capture the town of Lessines, in what was the final cavalry action of the conflict. The regiment's only post-war deployment was to Iraq before, in 1922, it was amalgamated with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.
80th DIVISION INFANTRY RESERVE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed, very short lived unit. The badge design is said to have been derived from the fact that one of the prime functions of the Division was to find drafts for overseas postings. The actual motif includes two long and prominent bow waves from the ship, thus prompting the soldiers' irreverent nickname of the 'torpedoed troopship'. The Division was raised on 1 January 1943 with a training and draft-finding role. It was under command of Home Forces and situated in Western Command. It was disbanded on 1 September 1944. 65 mm x 48 mm, sewn on khaki square.
80th DIVISION INFANTRY RESERVE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed, very short lived unit. The badge design is said to have been derived from the fact that one of the prime functions of the Division was to find drafts for overseas postings. The actual motif includes two long and prominent bow waves from the ship, thus prompting the soldiers' irreverent nickname of the 'torpedoed troopship'. The Division was raised on 1 January 1943 with a training and draft-finding role. It was under command of Home Forces and situated in Western Command. It was disbanded on 1 September 1944. 55 mm x 38 mm, sewn on khaki square.
81st WEST AFRICAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine 81st West African Division printed cloth formation sign. A black spider on yellow background. Formed from units of the West African Frontier Force and saw heavy fighting in Burma. One brigade was part of Orde Wingate's special force trained in long range penetration. Backing sewn to reverse, with writing on .Reference Cole page 92
81st WEST AFRICAN DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed example, with some glue residue to reverse. Black spider on yellow background. Formed from units of the West African Frontier Force and saw heavy fighting in Burma. One brigade was part of Orde Wingate's special force trained in long range penetration. Ref Cole p92
85th (The King’s) REGIMENT OF LIGHT INFANTRY (Bucks Volunteers) GLENGARRY BADGE A fine brass other ranks’ glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. 85th, or The King’s Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers), c 1874. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 556 page 175 & National Army Museum http://www.nam.ac.uk/research/famous-units/85th-kings-regiment-light-infantry-bucks-volunteers In 1853 the regiment landed in Mauritius. It moved to South Africa in 1856, a deployment that lasted five years. In 1865 it returned to Ireland once again, before landing in India for the first time in 1868. This Indian posting lasted 13 years and included garrison and convoy duties during the Second Afghan War (1878-80). In 1881 the regiment merged with the 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot to form The King’s Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment).
8th (Irish) BATTALION [King's Liverpool] REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example. Maker Firmin London. Slider on the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1704 page 413
8th (Irish) BATTALION [King's Liverpool] REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped uncleaned gilding metal example, with slider on the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1704 page 413. Has a personal number stamped to slider.
8th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed formation sign. Some residue from one being stuck to a framed board. Divisional Motto being ` No stop; Go on. Taken from the traffic sign. Reference Cole page 34. The 8th Armoured Division was a British Army formation during the Second World War. Raised in England in 1940, It was deployed to Egypt in June 1942 and one brigade took part in the 8th Arny`s hard fought withdrawal to El Alamein. Not long after the formation and was disbanded in January the following year.
8th BATTALION ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider and solder filled holes wiped clean to reverse. c 1911 cap badge, previously cyclist. Before WW1 the role of the 8th Battalion involved coastal patrol and home defence which in Essex was especially difficult given the length of the coast and the number of tidal inlets and salt marshes.
8th BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGIMANT [ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES] [Princess Beatrices] CAP BADGE A fine scarce post 1908 die stamped brass metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. The 8th (Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice's) Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, known informally as the 'Isle of Wight Rifles' or by the nickname 'The Isle of Wight Gurkhas' was formed to defend the Isle of Wight after a 19th Century invasion scare. The unit served as infantry during World War I, and as coastal defence artillery during World War II.
8th BATTALION ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1908 die stamped brass metal example . Slider to the reverse.Reference K & K item 1733 page 415
8th BATTALION ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES [Princess Beatrices] CAP BADGE Scarce Kings crown chrome cap badge with slide to reverse. Badge worn by the cadets of King James I School I.O.W. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1733 153.
8th BATTALION ISLE OF WIGHT RIFLES [Princess Beatrices] CAP BADGE A fine metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to revere. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1733 153.
8th CITY OF LONDON BATTALION [Post Office Rifles] CAP BADGE w/metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1827 page 439
8th CYCLIST BATTALION ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with slider fitting and filled blow holes to revers. Worn by the 8th Cyclist Battalion Essex Regiment. The castle to the centre of a wreath of oak,that carries the title scroll, surmounted by the sphinx resting upon a blank tablet.
8th GHQ TROOPS ENGINEERS (Beach Groups) WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine near mint printed example of the red fouled anchor on a pale blue circle within a red circle. Worn by the Beach Groups whose task was to secure the landing beaches for the Normandy landings D Day.
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal cap badge to the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 762 page 211
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, with a two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 762 page 211
8TH KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS CAP BADGE A bi metal cap badge to the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, with a slider to the reverse, Some verdigris. Reference KK Vol 1 item 762 page 211
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 1 762 page 211
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS COLLAR BADGES A very fine Victorian bi metal pair of facing collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
8TH KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue field service cap, with yellow piping to crown, peak and flap. Bi metal cap badge and brass domed front buttons. Excellent Condition.
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS OFFICERS FORAGE CAP BADGE A very scarce fine Kings Crown silver plate ["P"] and gilt, cap badge with two long loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Gilt a little worn, see photos. Reference K & K Vol 2 1927
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce brass Officers shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 5 item 103.
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference RA Westlake Plate 5 item 103
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS OFFICERS [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of bronze Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 762 page 211
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 5 item 105.
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Victorian cap badge, with two loops and blow hole behind crown to reverse. Circa 1896-1901 Reference K & K Vol 1 item 761 page 211 Matching collars 52961
8th KINGS ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass shoulder titles, both the same version, and size. Both have two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 5 item 105.
8th of FOOT KINGS REGIMENT GLENGARRY BADGE 1874-1881 A fine bi metal glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 430 page 159 The 8th (King's) Regiment of Foot, also referred to in short as the 8th Foot and the King's, was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1685 and re-titled the King's (Liverpool Regiment) on 1 July 1881.
96th FOOT [MANCHESTER] 1874-1881 GLENGARRY BADGE A fine brass Glengarry badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 571 page 177. The 96th Regiment of Foot was a regiment of the British Army from 1798 to 1881, when it became the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Its lineage is perpetuated by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border).
96th of FOOT QUILTED SHAKO HELMET PLATE 1861-1869 A fine brass Victorian shako plate with two loops and black circle of cork to reverse. The 96th Regiment of Foot was a regiment of the British Army from 1798 to 1881, when it became the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Its lineage is perpetuated by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border).
9th / 12th ROYAL LANCERS CLASS 1 TRADESMAN ARMOURED CAR ARM BADGE 9th/12th Royal Lancers Class1 tradesman Armoured Car arm badge A good scarce die cast gilded metal example. Two loops to the reverse.
9th / 12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Indentations to rear where holes have been filled with the over spill solder, [not clearly seen in photo]. Reference K & K 2 item 1902 page 11
9th 12th ROYAL LANCERS CLASS 1 TRADE ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine solid brass Armoured car trade badge, with two loops to reverse.
9th 12th ROYAL LANCERS CLASS 1 TRADE ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine solid brass Armoured car trade badge, with two loops to reverse.
9th 12th ROYAL LANCERS [PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine die cast silvered and gilt Officers cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, London. Taken from a moth eaten field service cap. The 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1960 by the amalgamation of the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 12th Royal Lancers. It was a formation reconnaissance regiment, equipped with the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) family of vehicles and was attached to the 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats. The regiment was based in South Wigston, Leicestershire, along with its affiliated Territorial Army unit, The Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry, which formed B Squadron of The Royal Yeomanry. It amalgamated with the Queen's Royal Lancers on 2 May 2015 to form the Royal Lancers
9th ARMOURED BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. Reference Cole Page 124 Fought superbly at El Alamein. Took 75% casualties and lost 102 out of 128 tanks. In an account of the battle published to mark its 25th anniversary, Montgomery wrote: if the British Armoured owed any debt to the infantry of the 8th Army the debt was paid on 2nd November by the 9th Armoured Brigade in heroism and blood. General Bernard Freyburg, the NZ Division's commander, also paid tribute to the gallant support provided by the brigade.
9th ARMOURED BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. Reference Cole Page 124 Fought superbly at El Alamein. Took 75% casualties and lost 102 out of 128 tanks. In an account of the battle published to mark its 25th anniversary, Montgomery wrote: if the British Armoured owed any debt to the infantry of the 8th Army the debt was paid on 2nd November by the 9th Armoured Brigade in heroism and blood. General Bernard Freyburg, the NZ Division's commander, also paid tribute to the gallant support provided by the brigade.
9th ARMOURED BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. Reference Cole Page 124 Fought superbly at El Alamein. Took 75% casualties and lost 102 out of 128 tanks. In an account of the battle published to mark its 25th anniversary, Montgomery wrote: if the British Armoured owed any debt to the infantry of the 8th Army the debt was paid on 2nd November by the 9th Armoured Brigade in heroism and blood. General Bernard Freyburg, the NZ Division's commander, also paid tribute to the gallant support provided by the brigade.
9th ARMOURED DIVISION WW2 FORMATION SIGN Woven felt WW2 cloth formation sign, transferred to 21st Army Group RA. Reference Morris part 1 p 15. The 9th was formed in 1941 as a training division until it was disbanded in 1944. The panda was jocularly chosen, as it is a non aggressive bear, to reflect the division's role as a training formation.
9th LANCERS NCO SILVERED ARM BADGE A excellent die-cast silvered arm badge, with three loops to reverse.
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE & MATCHING PAIR COLLAR SET A fine die stamped white metal cap badge and two matching collar badges.All have crossed lance's surmounted by a Kings Crown, "9" to the centre of lance's, below a scroll inscribed "Lancers". All items have four loops to reverse. reference K & K Vol 1 item 764 page 211
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE. A fine white metal cap badge, with strengthening bars behind lances. 9th Queens Royal Lancers.Slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 764 page 211
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS KINGS CROWN OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE. A fine Officers silver, not marked collar badge, with four silver loops to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 764 page 211
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS KINGS CROWN OFFICERS COLLAR [PAIR] BADGES A fine pair of Bronze Officers collar badges, both with maker J R Gaunt London Late Jennens and four loops to reverse.
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 764 page 211. Maker Marples & Beasley Birmingham.
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Not been cleaned for a long while. Reference KK Vol 1 item 764 page 211.
9TH QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS OSD CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with four blade fixings to reverse.
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce large brass metal shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake item 108 plate 5
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine large brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 5 item 108. 39 mm x 17 mm.
9TH QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine larger version, brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse & Reference Westlake Plate 6 item 113.
9th QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE & MATCHING PAIR COLLAR SET A mint scarce die stamped white metal cap badge and two matching collar badges.All have crossed lance's surmounted by a Victorian crown, "9" to the centre of lance's, below a scroll inscribed "Lancers". All items have four loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 763 page 211
9th [Queen's Royal] LANCERS ECONOMY ISSUE OR's CAP BADGE A fine all brass economy issue cap badge, with slider to reverse. Worn 1916/18. Reference K & K 1 item 764 page 211
9th [Queen's Royal] LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A good post 1901 Imperial crown die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 764 page 211
9th [Queen's Royal] LANCERS OR's CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge to the 9th Queens Royal Lancers.Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 764 page 211
A.C. F ALL COMFORTS FREE 1918 PIN BADGE A W Patrick maker 3 Unley Adelaide
A.C. F AUSTRALIA COMFORTS FUND 1918 Tin pin badge with red ensign in back ground 1918. Maker A W Patrick 3 Unley rd Adelaide.
AIR DESPATCH GROUP [RASC] FORMATION SIGN A printed Air Despatch Group (RASC) cloth formation sign - Malya Campaign.
AIR FORMATION SIGNALS SIGN A good printed red plane on light blue , navy and green square.
AIR FORMATION SIGNALS WW2 1ST PATTERN Printed first pattern example of the white wings inside a blue triangle
AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS [A.R.P] SILVER LAPEL BADGE Air Raid Precautions. Rare ARP (Air Raid Patrol) solid silver hall marked lapel badge from World War 2. These were much more common as brooches or pins rather than lapel badges. A good weight of silver. The Members of the Air Raid Patrol wore these badges with pride - we are all grateful to them for their courage in braving the air raids and bombs
AIR TRAINING CORPS BUTTON HOLE A fine white metal J R Gaunt London maker to reverse.
AIR TRAINING CORPS BUTTON HOLE BADGE A fine white metal button hole with maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
AIR TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE An Air training Corps cap badge white metal with two loops to reverse. The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a British youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Defense and the Royal Air Force. A Full Time Reserve Service RAF officer serves as Commandant Air Cadets at the rank of Air Commodore. The majority of staff are volunteers although some are paid for full-time work. Although many ATC cadets go on to join the RAF or other services, the ATC is no longer set up as a recruiting organisation.
AIR TRAINING CORPS OFFICERS PAIR OF COLLAR BADGES. A fine pair of Officers Gilt collar badges, with two loop fixings to the reverse of each.
AIR TRAINING CORPS OFFICERS PAIR OF COLLAR BADGES. A fine pair of Officers Gilt collar badges, with two loop fixings to the reverse of each.
AIR TRAINING CORPS SQUADRON EASTLEIGH 1216 Embroidered light blue on dark blue with white numerals shoulder designation for 1216 [Eastleigh,Hampshire] Squadron.
ALDERSHOT DISTRICT [2nd SOUTHERN COMMAND] CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A 1st pattern woven formation sign, which has been frayed at the top [see photos].
ALEXANDRA PRINCESS OF WALES OWN YORKSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi-metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Depicts the Dannebrog and Princess's coronet. The date 1875 refers to the granting of Royal title to the old 19th of Foot. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 615 page 185. In 1875, Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales presented new colours to the 1st Battalion at Sheffield, and consented to the regiment bearing her name, thus becoming the 19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding – Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted a cap badge consisting of the Princess's cypher "A" combined with the Dannebrog or Danish cross and topped by her coronet. The Princess became Queen Alexandra in 1901, and was the regiment's Colonel-in-Chief from 1914 until her death in 1925.
ALEXANDRA PRINCESS OF WALES OWN YORKSHIRE REGIMENT PAGRI BADGE A fine scarce Victorian die stamped brass Pagri badge, with stout Pagri pin fixing. Oval Garter; to the voided centre, the Dannebrog device of Alexandra, Princess of Wales. In 1875, Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales presented new colours to the 1st Battalion at Sheffield, and consented to the regiment bearing her name, thus becoming the 19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding – Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted a cap badge consisting of the Princess's cypher "A" combined with the Dannebrog or Danish cross and topped by her coronet. The Princess became Queen Alexandra in 1901, and was the regiment's Colonel-in-Chief from 1914 until her death in 1925.
ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH EAST ASIA [ A.L.F.S.E.A ] FORMATION SIGN A WW2 white shield a red Crusader's cross. Behind the shield the wings of victory in yellow and a Crusader's sword in white, all on a light blue background above a dark blue base. A fine printed used formation sign. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072193
AMPLEFORTH COLLEGE [YORK] OTC CAP BADGE A fine bronze Officers Training Corps cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2501 page 191
ANGLO FRENCH AMBULANCE CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE Anglo French Ambulance Corps WWII A brass / bronzed cap badge with two loops to reverse. Unit of women drivers served in war zones transporting the wounded. Ref K&K Vol 2 2194
ANTI - ARCRAFT COMMAND WW2 FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered black bow and arms on red felt square. Also worn by Anti-Aircraft Regiments of the Home Guard. Vgc. Ref B L Davis item 26.
ANTI - ARCRAFT COMMAND WW2 FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered black bow and arms on red felt square. Also worn by Anti-Aircraft Regiments of the Home Guard. Ref B L Davis item 26. 1939 - 1955 Anti-Aircraft Command was a British Army command of the Second World War that controlled the Territorial Army anti-aircraft artillery and searchlight formations and units defending the British Isles.
ANTI - ARCRAFT COMMAND WW2 FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered black bow and arms on red felt square. Also worn by Anti-Aircraft Regiments of the Home Guard. Ref B L Davis item 26. 1939 - 1955 Anti-Aircraft Command was a British Army command of the Second World War that controlled the Territorial Army anti-aircraft artillery and searchlight formations and units defending the British Isles.
ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 15th SCOTTISH DIVISION WW2 FORMATION COMBINATION A fine woven WW2 battle dress formation combination. Khaki backing bearing Argyll & 15th Scottish Division with three red Infantry Arm of Service strips. Some glue residue to reverse. Gained an excellent reputation, in 1943. With the division, the battalion fought in the Battle for Caen, seeing its first action in Operation Epsom, as part of Operation Overlord. The division ended the war on the Elbe River.
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine Staybright / Anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY A fine Glengarry bonnet, rosette to side, ribbons to the rear. And white metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date.
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY CAP BADGE A fine WW1 / WW2 heavy broached white metal glengarry. Centre voided version. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 698 page 193.
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of facing white metal collar badges, both with two loops to the revere.
ARMOURY ARTIFICERS TRADE ARM BADGE A fine woven cloth sleeve arm badge.
ARMY & NAVY VETERANS IN CANADA An enamel lapel badge / button hole badge. 22 mm in diameter. maker J R Gaunt Montreal.
ARMY AIR CORPS / SMALL ARMS SCHOOL CORPS WARRANT OFFICER RANK BADGE A fine E11R woven Arm badge.
ARMY AIR CORPS ANODISED E11R CAP BADGE A fine Staybright cap badge, with sort after Maker H W Timings on slider to reverse. The Army Air Corps (AAC) is a component of the British Army, first formed in 1942 during the Second World War by grouping the various airborne units of the British Army (which are no longer part of the AAC).
ARMY AIR CORPS BERET BADGE WW2 A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2054 page 73.
ARMY AIR CORPS PLASTIC WW2 CAP BADGE Plastic badge in light bronze with 2 blades to reverse. Maker's name A Stanley & Sons of Walsall. Ref K&K Vol2 2264. Looks like a possilbe repair to one of the blades, but may be nothing seems firm. Hence price.
ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2054 page 73.
ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example. J R Gaunt London with slider to reverse.
ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2054 page 73.
ARMY APPRENTICE SCHOOL SHOULDER TITLE A scarce woven cloth shoulder title. Faded yellow on black, with glue residue to reverse.
ARMY APPRENTICES SCHOOL CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal E11R example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2177 page 99.
ARMY APPRENTICES SCHOOL STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good anodised aluminium cap badge. Slider to the reverse. J R Gaunt London.
ARMY APPRENTICES SCHOOL STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good anodised aluminium cap badge, with slider to reverse and maker J.R.Gaunt, Birmingham. Reference K & K 2 item 2177 page 99
ARMY APPRENTICES SCHOOL [Pipers version in white metal] CAP BADGE A fine scarce Kings Crown Pipers white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2176 page 99
ARMY CADET FORCE CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE An early scarce A.C.F Army Cadet Force White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title. Version with hessian backing.
ARMY CADET FORCE SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of gold bullion mess dress shoulder titles. The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is a national youth organisation sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence and the British Army. It offers training and experience based around a military training theme
ARMY CATERING CORPS Q/C Bi metal with slider maker J R Gaunt London.Formed in 1941. Ref KK Vol 2158 page 97
ARMY CATERING CORPS 1ST INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of slip over shoulder titles.
ARMY CATERING CORPS CAP BADGE Gilding metal with two lug fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2156 page 97.
ARMY CATERING CORPS CAP BADGE. Bi-metal King's Crown badge with original slider & blow hole behind slider. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2157 page 97
ARMY CATERING CORPS E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap with Anodised cap badge & Anodised Army Catering Corps buttons. No Moth. Cream crown with yellow piping & dark blue body, peak & flap. makers label inside E.C Snaith & Son Denbigh - Clwyd and Branches.
ARMY CATERING CORPS ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A good WW2 plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Makers stamp Stanley & Sons Walsall
ARMY CATERING CORPS ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine plastic example, Army catering Corps WW2 plastic cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2157 page 97
ARMY CATERING CORPS ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A good WW2 plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Makers stamp Stanley & Sons Walsall
ARMY CATERING CORPS KINGS CROWN OFFICERS SILVER/GILT COLLAR BADGES A fine pair [not identical] Silver/Gilt collar badges with two loops to reverse of each. One as "P" for silver plate and J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ARMY CATERING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine two part construction Officers Silvered / Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Gilt a little worn hence price.
ARMY CYCLIST CORPS 12 [spoke] CAP BADGE A fine Army Cyclist Corps scarce OR’s brass 12 spoke cap badge. A good die-stamped example. (KK 1872) Slider.
ARMY CYCLIST CORPS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Kings Crown Rifle Enamel sweetheart brooch. In good order.
ARMY CYCLIST CORPS WW1 16 [spoke] CAP BADGE A good die stamped 16 spoke brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1871 page 449
ARMY CYCLISTS CORPS WW1 OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with two blades and maker plate J R Gaunt to reverse. Reference Gaylor p112 Plate 39B
ARMY CYCLISTS CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped 16 spoke brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1871 page 449
ARMY CYCLISTS CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped 16 spoke brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1871 page 449
ARMY CYCLISTS CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped 16 spoke brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1871 page 449
ARMY CYCLISTS CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped 16 spoke brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1871 page 449
ARMY DENTAL CORPS OFFICERS PAIR COLLAR BADGES A fine pair [not identical] Officers Silver/Gilt collar badges. Both with two loops to reverse. Both have J R Gaunt London to reverse, and one has "P" for Silver Plate. One has better quality Gilt.
ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS A good 1st pattern other ranks die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1056
ARMY LEGAL CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair silvered / enamelled Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ARMY LEGAL SERVICE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine silvered and enamel cap badge, with backing plate and two loops to reverse.
ARMY LEGAL SERVICE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine silvered and enamel cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS FIELD SERVICE A good scarce large pattern Victorian field service cap badge die stamped gilded metal example. Size 39mm x 33mm. Two loops to the reverse. Vgc Ref KK Vol 1 item 1023 page 263
ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel and silver mounting [no marks] sweetheart brooch.
ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS VICTORIAN 1st PATTERN OR's CAP BADGE A good early die stamped brass example, with slightly cut off slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 1024 page 263
ARMY PAY CORPS Forage Cap badge worn between 1902 – 1920 bi-metal Army Pay Corps. With a slider to the reverse . Ref KK Vol 1 item 1035 page 265
ARMY PAY CORPS Brass forage cap badge worn between 1898-1900 with 2 loops to reverse. maker Lambourne & Co Birmingham. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1033 page 265
ARMY PAY CORPS FORAGE CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Army Pay Corps. A slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1035 page 265
ARMY PAY CORPS FORAGE CAP BADGE A Solid brass cap badge to the Army Pay Corps, with two hex lugs to the reverse. Reference KK item 1033 page 265.
ARMY PAY CORPS FORAGE CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Army Pay Corps, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1035 page 265
ARMY PAY CORPS FORAGE CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Army Pay Corps, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1035 page 265
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS A white metal cap badge to the Army Physical Training Corps. With a slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham . Reference KK Vol 2 item 2155 page 97
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge to the Army Physical Training Corps, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2155 page 97
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1953 bi metal example, with three loop fixings to reverse.
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine pre 1953 white metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2154 page 97.
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine pre 1953 white metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2154 page 97.
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with slide and strengthening pieces behind the crown to reverse. Reference Gaylor Plate 42.
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good post 1953 anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse.
ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine E11R woven arm badge.
ARMY RECRUITER OFFICERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine bullion Officers Recruiters shoulder title, 98 mm x 20 mm.
ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE WW1 Other rank's bi-metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The prancing horse inside an oval strap bearing the title, with the cypher of GvR above. Gc. Ref K&K Vol1 item 1047 page 267
ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE BRONZE FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine cap badge of the first type with slide to reverse. Solid construction. Crossed whips and a horseshoe with a horse superimposed on it. Scroll inscribed 'Remounts'. Raised in WWI because of the need for trained horses. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1045 page 267
ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE CAP BADGE A very grubby uncleaned WW1 Other rank's bi-metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. The prancing horse inside an oval strap bearing the title, with the cypher of GvR above. Gc. Ref K&K Vol1 item 1047 page 267
ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE CAP BADGE WW1 Other rank's bi-metal cap badge with two loops to the reverse. The prancing horse inside an oval strap bearing the title, with the cypher of GvR above. Gc. Ref K&K Vol1 item 1047 page 267
ARMY REMOUNT SERVICE CAP BADGE WW1 Other rank's bi-metal cap badge with slider to the reverse. The prancing horse inside an oval strap bearing the title, with the cypher of GvR above. Gc. Ref K&K Vol1 item 1047 page 267
ARMY SERGEANT RECRUITERS BULLION ARM BADGE A padded bullion arm badge post 1953.
ARMY SERGEANT RECRUITERS BULLION ARM BADGE A padded bullion arm badge post 1953.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS FOREIGN SERVICE PAGRI FLASH A fine large cloth foreign service pagri fash.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A bronze two part cap badge with two loops to the reverse. No reference in KK as they don't have the crown made the same way, an unknown. Its similar to KK Vol item 988 page 255, but the crown is not enclosed. But an excellent badge, and an obvious original.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE CIRCA 1902-1918 A very fine and scarce example. Die- stamped gilt star, mounted with silver crowned garter within a laurel wreath; to the centre, in silver, the ASC cypher on a black patent leather ground. Two loops to reverse. Granted `Royal` in 1918.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH Brass & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine die stamped brass Victorian cap badge, with two loops to reverse
ARMY SERVICE CORPS WW1 CAP BADGE A good pre 1918 die stamped brass solid un-voided example . Maker Woodward Birmingham on Slider to the reverse.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS WW1 SHOULDER SLIP OVER TITLE A WW1 shoulder title, seen better days. Hence price.
ARMY SIGNAL INSTRUCTOR DRIVER ARM BADGE A good embroidered black and white steering wheel in white above, all on khaki.
ARTILLERY GUNNER TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A fine brass trade / proficiency arm badge, with two loops to reverse.
ARTILLERY GUNNER TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A fine brass trade / proficiency arm badge, with two loops to reverse.
ARTILLERY GUNNER TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM BADGES A fine facing pair of arm badges, both with two loops to reverese. 50mm x 22mm
ARTILLERY VOLUNTEER OFFICERS FUR BUSBY GRENADE A fine silver/plate Officers general pattern fur busby grenade, with plume holder to reverse.
ARTILLERY VOLUNTEER OFFICERS FUR BUSBY GRENADE A fine silver/plate Officers general pattern fur busby grenade, with plume holder to reverse.
ARTIST RIFLES ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Enamel with a brooch fixing to reverse. 25mm x 22mm
ARTIST RIFLES ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH Enamel with a brooch fixing to reverse. 25mm x 22mm
ARTIST RIFLES OFFICERS CAP BADGE Artists Rifles Officer’s cap badge. A fine scarce silver plated die-cast example by Firmin, London. Conjoined heads of Mars and Minerva resting on a scroll inscribed “Artists ”. Two loops to reverse which is impressed “P”.
ARTIST RIFLES SWEETHEART BROOCH 32mm high Brass sweetheart, with a brooch fixing to reverse.
ARTIST RIFLES T 28th LONDON SHOULDER TITLE A good brass Territorial title to the Artist Rifles, with three loops to the reverse.
ASSAULT INFANTRY PIONEER TRADE ARM BADGE A fine brass sleeve / arm badge, with four loops to reverse.
ASSAULT INFANTRY PIONEER TRADE ARM BADGE A fine early solid brass sleeve / arm badge, with four loops to reverse.
ATHELETES VOLUNTEER FORCE VTC CAP BADGE. A fine excellent condition WW1 enamel cap badge, with button hole fixing and maker W J Carroll London to reverse. Sorry photo not the best.
AUSTRALIA DAY 1917 PIN BADGE Official Badge, pin badge.
AUSTRALIA DAY ANNIVERSARY 1917 Pin badge with Maker A W Patrick of Fitzroy Melbourne, Australia.
AUSTRALIA DAY [Unley] 1918 PIN BADGE Tin pin badge with maker Atkinson & co Adelaide.
AUSTRALIA SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW1 brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. 58 mm long Reference https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL33982/
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES COLLAR BADGE A good die stamped bronze Collar badge. Two loops to the reverse. Maker Stokes & Son Melbourne.
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES SLOUCH HAT BADGE A fine uncleaned brass example, with two loops to reverse.
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES SOLID SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce WW1 ACMF sterling silver & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Maker to reverse. 40 mm x 30 mm
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel sweetheart brooch.
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Auxiliary Territorial Service, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2188 page 105
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE OFFICERS [ATS] CAP BADGE A fine Officers WW II king's crown gilt cap badge with two loops to the reverse. The ATS cypher to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel.
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good cast plastic example. Slider to the reverse. GC. J.R.& L. Ltd. B'ham
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good WW2 cast plastic example. Slider to the reverse. J.R.& L. Ltd. B'ham
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good cast plastic example, with slider to reverse. Maker J.R.& L. Ltd. B'ham
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] CAP BADGE Women`s services cap badge Formed in 1938 to 1945 A good original Second World War brass die cast cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 2 2188.
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] OFFICERS BRONZE Excellent example of an Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Formed in 1938 by Royal Warrant. Ref K&K Vol 2 item 2188 page 105
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] OFFICERS BRONZE Fine example of an Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Formed in 1938 by Royal Warrant. Ref K&K Vol 2 item 2188 page 105
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] OFFICERS BRONZE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
B.O.A.R TRAINING CENTER CLOTH FORMATION SIGN Woven example of the red and blue shield of 21st. Army Group,with a yellow torch of Learning to the centre,worn at Sennelager, British Army of the Rhine.
BALHANNAH & OAKBANK REPATRIATION HANNAH 1919 PIN BADGE A scarce Australian pin badge. Atkinson makers Adelaide Australia.
BALUCH REGIMENT [PAKISTAN] CAP BADGE A fine cast white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. 30 mm x 36 mm
BAYS SHOULDER TITLE A brass shoulder title Bays, with two Hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake No 30
BEACH ORDNANCE SHOULDER TITLE WW1 Very scarce woven cloth shoulder title. Worn on D Day by RAOC personnel. Embroidered red on blue shoulder title, Beach Ordnance. Worn by personnel responsible for clearing the Normandy landing beaches of mines,booby-traps, unexploded shells,or any other dangerous materials, before the landings.
BEACH ORDNANCE SHOULDER TITLE WW1 Very scarce woven cloth shoulder title. Worn on D Day by RAOC personnel. Embroidered red on blue shoulder title, Beach Ordnance. Worn by personnel responsible for clearing the Normandy landing beaches of mines,booby-traps, unexploded shells,or any other dangerous materials, before the landings.
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce silver-grey moulded plastic example to the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, with two blades to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2220 page 113
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with slider to reverse Reference KK 611
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An all white metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 611 page 55. The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment was the final title of a line infantry regiment of the British Army that was originally formed in 1688. After centuries of service in many small conflicts and wars, including both World War I and World War II, the regiment was amalgamated with the Essex Regiment in 1958 to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot). However, this was short-lived and again was amalgamated, in 1964, with the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk) and 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire), and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment to form the present Royal Anglian Regiment.
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with slider to reverse Reference KK 611
BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE SWEETHEART BROOCH Unusual gilt & enamel sweetheart brooch with pin brooch fixing to reverse. 33mm x 22mm.
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An all brass WW1 economy issue cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 610 page 185
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart brooch. 33 mm x 33 mm
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT ORs CAP BADGE Victorian / Edwardian bi metal cap badge, with long slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 610 page 185
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH Unusual sweetheart but enamel is damaged a little, with brooch pin fixing to reverse. 23 dia.
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH Gilt & Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. 25mm x 25mm.
BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY FACING PAIR BULLION COLLAR BADGES A fine silver & gold bullion facing pair of collar badges for the Bedfordshire Yeomanry 46 mm x 40 mm each item
BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers Silver/Gilt cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Two part construction, die-cast gilt coronetted eagle with silvered castle on breast. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1488 page 135 Bedfordshire Yeomanry was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army. Serving intermittently between 1797 and 1827, it was re-raised in 1901. It participated in the First World War before being converted to an artillery regiment. It served in the Second World War (as a heavy and a field artillery regiment).
BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY WW1 OR's COLLAR BADGES A fine and scarce die stamped brass pair. Two loops each to the reverse.
BEDFORSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Bedfordshire cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 610 page 185
BEDFORSHIRE YEOMANRY [LANCERS] CAP BADGE A fine other ranks bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1489 page 363
BEJA BADGE Extremely rare unofficial badge of the 172nd Field Regt. RA and the 5th Batt. Hants. Regt. to commemorate the 1943 Battle of Beja. 172nd Field Regt. RA were affiliated to the 128th Infantry Brigade consisting of 3 battalions of the Hants. Regt. The action took place north of the town of Beja at a place called Hunts Gap in North Africa.10th Panzers equipped mainly with Tiger tanks were held for 12 hours non-stop gaining very valuable time for the allied communications of the 1st Army. In the early action the Germans used 8 Messerschmitts who raked the British positions. By the end tanks, guns and small arms fire were down to a range of 10 to 20 yards! Nine of 130 gunners survived to reach regimental lines and 200 out of the battalion of 5th Hants. reached safety. Balloted awards for the VC were suggested by Lt. Col. Newnham of the 5th Hants. and Brig. M.A.James of the 128th Infantry Brigade. One of the official reasons for this not being done were too many prisoners! A German Africa Corps commander speaking after the war admitted that the failure at Hunts Gap (Beja) marked the end of hope of victory in North Africa. CO 172nd Field Regt. RA had the badges made by Arab craftsmen in Tunis to commemorate the battle. Exact figures are not known but less than 200 were made. Some were purchased by men of the 5th Hants. who had fought just as gallantly as the gunners. The badge is a white metal shield with a red felt centre with a white metal Tiger tank pierced by a crusader's sword (sign of 1st Army). Small plate inscribed Beja in corner. Badge measures 2 by 2.75 inches and has a pin back. Was worn with pride unofficially by both regiments on the right breast pocket or right arm below 46th Division sign to mark this incredibly brave action. Reference Norman Litchfield article MHS Journal May 1982
BEJA BADGE Extremely rare unofficial badge of the 172nd Field Regt. RA and the 5th Batt. Hants. Regt. to commemorate the 1943 Battle of Beja. 172nd Field Regt. RA were affiliated to the 128th Infantry Brigade consisting of 3 battalions of the Hants. Regt. The action took place north of the town of Beja at a place called Hunts Gap in North Africa.10th Panzers equipped mainly with Tiger tanks were held for 12 hours non-stop gaining very valuable time for the allied communications of the 1st Army. In the early action the Germans used 8 Messerschmitts who raked the British positions. By the end tanks, guns and small arms fire were down to a range of 10 to 20 yards! Nine of 130 gunners survived to reach regimental lines and 200 out of the battalion of 5th Hants. reached safety. Balloted awards for the VC were suggested by Lt. Col. Newnham of the 5th Hants. and Brig. M.A.James of the 128th Infantry Brigade. One of the official reasons for this not being done were too many prisoners! A German Africa Corps commander speaking after the war admitted that the failure at Hunts Gap (Beja) marked the end of hope of victory in North Africa. CO 172nd Field Regt. RA had the badges made by Arab craftsmen in Tunis to commemorate the battle. Exact figures are not known but less than 200 were made. Some were purchased by men of the 5th Hants. who had fought just as gallantly as the gunners. The badge is a white metal shield with a red felt centre with a white metal Tiger tank pierced by a crusader's sword (sign of 1st Army). Small plate inscribed Beja in corner. Badge measures 2 by 2.75 inches and has a pin back. Was worn with pride unofficially by both regiments on the right breast pocket or right arm below 46th Division sign to mark this incredibly brave action. Reference Norman Litchfield article MHS Journal May 1982
BELGIUM R.A.S.C CAP BADGE A fine die cast brass cap badge with two loops to reverse.
BERKSHIRE & WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS YEOMANRY STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse. Makers mark J R Gaunt Birmingham.
BERKSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY Excellent item all brass cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. The white horse of Berkshire with scroll 'BERKSHIRE IY' below. Reference K&K Vol1 1340 page 343
BERKSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Excellent item all gilding metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. The white horse of Berkshire with scroll 'BERKSHIRE IY' below. Reference K&K Vol 1 1340 page 343
BERKSHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine early Staybright / Anodised cap badge, with slider & Maker Firmin London to reverse.
BERKSHIRE YEOMANRY ORs CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1449 page 123
BERMONDSEY BATTALION VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A very scarce gilding metal cap badge, Bermondsey battalion volunteer training corps cap badge. Latin Prosunt Gentibus Artes, meaning Arts profit the people. Ref http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Bermondsey Item not in K & K. The arms were officially granted on March 25, 1901. Bermondsey was formed in 1900 from the parishes of Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, St. Olave, St. John, Horslydown and St. Thomas, Southwark.The crown and battle-axe are emblems of the Saint-King Olaf of Norway who was summoned by Ethelred to help him resist the Danes, and destroyed the old fortified bridge over the Thames to attack the Danes at Southwark. He was the patron saint of the parish of St. Olave. The lion and the crosier refer to the ancient Abbey of Bermondsey, which enjoyed royal favour. The ship represents the old shipbuilding industry in Rotherhithe.
BIRMINGHAM OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine bronzed example with two loops to reverse.
BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY ANODISED OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A gold anodised cap badge to the Birmingham University OTC, with a slider to reverse & makers mark H W Timings Ltd Birmingham. Reference K & K 2 item 2440 page 181
BLACK WATCH E11R CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT OF CANADA SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse.
BLUES & ROYALS E11R BRONZE CAP BADGE A good post 1969 die stamped bronze example, with two loops to reverse.
BLUES & ROYALS OFFICERS RANK [PAIR BATH STARS] PIPS An excellent pair of gilt & enamel rank pips. Both with felt black backing and two loops to reverse. The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (RHG/D) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. The Colonel-in-Chief is Queen Elizabeth II and the Colonel of the Regiment is Anne, Princess Royal. It is the second-most senior regiment in the British Army.
BOER WAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY SLOUCH HAT ROSETTE AND BADGE. An excellent example. General pattern Red and Purple Silk rosette bearing brass Prince of Wales plumes with `IY` below. All loops and blades to reverse. Reference KK 1 item 1396 page 352
BOER WAR IMPERIAL YEOMANRY SLOUCH HAT ROSETTE AND BADGE. An excellent example. General pattern Red and Purple Silk rosette bearing brass Prince of Wales plumes with `IY` below. All loops and blades to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1396 page 352
BOMB DISPOSAL BULLION ARM FORMATION SIGN A slightly moth eaten around the edges, small mothed areas have been filled in with red ink [see photos, hence price] scarce bullion formation sign with four popper fixings to reverse.
BORDER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with red felt centre and retaining clips and slider to the reverse.
BORDER REGIMENT COLLAR BADGES [FACING PAIR] A good post 1906 die stamped white metal facing pair, with two loops each to the reverse. Red felt backing.
BORDER REGIMENT OFFICER OSD CAP BADGE A fine WW1 Officers bronze cap badge, with two loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
BORDER REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with two blade fixings to reverse.
BORDER REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, with two hex loop fixings to reverse.
BORDER REGIMENT VICTORIAN OR's HELMET PLATE CENTRE A good scarce die stamped white metal example. Two of three loops and original red felt backing to the reverse.
BOY SCOUTS [40s period] CAP BADGE & TWO OTHER BADGES A fine scarce 40s enamel cap badge with two loops to reverse, a brass Boy scouts button hole and another Scouts badge in brass.
BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION [SOUTH WALES BORDERERS] CAP BADGE A fine white metal Territorial cap badge, with slider to reverse.
BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION [SOUTH WALES BORDERERS] OFFICERS OSD CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW1 Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Reference K & K Vol1 1717
BRIGADE OF GUARDS TRAINED SOLDIERS ARM BADGE A fine and scarce pre 1953 die-cast brass eight pointed star on 'Trained Soldier' scroll. Star bears circlet 'Quinque juncta in uno' with King's crown to centre. Two loops North / South to the reverse. Vgc
BRIGADE OF GUARDS TRAINED SOLDIERS EIIR ARM BADGE A fine and scarce die-cast brass eight pointed star on 'Trained Soldier' scroll. Star bears circlet 'Quinque juncta in uno' with Queen's crown to centre, with two loops North / South to the reverse. Vgc
BRIGHTON / OTC / COLLEGE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass shoulder title, with four loops to the reverse. Reference Westlake item 1671 plate 108
BRIGHTON COLLEGE [SUSSEX] OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce bronze cap badge,with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2515 page 191
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY ANODISED ALUMINIUM CAP BADGE "GROVE" Bristol University Anodised Aluminiun / Staybright Cap Badge 'Grove Manufacturing ' An scarce excellent cap badge, with riveted metal slider to reverse.
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker Grove MFG. Reference K & K 2 item 2444 page 181
BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN 6TH FIELD FORCE A fine printed mint cloth formation sign. Quite scarce in printed form. 6 Field Force was formed on 1 April 1977 in Aldershot on the re-designation of 16 Parachute Brigade. Mobile Force role previously held by 3 Division which had been moved to Germany to become an armoured Division under the Army Restructuring Plan 1975. 6 Field Force was a UK based regular army and TA strategic reserve to move immediately to Germany to reinforce British Army of the Rhine BAOR in Denmark or Northern Italy in the event of war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. HQ 16th Parachute Brigade and 216 Parachute Signal Squadron amalgamated on 1 April 1977 to form the new integrated 6th Field Force HQ and Signal Squadron. 6th Field Force retained a parachute battalion group with a limited airborne role to provide a rapid intervention force known as 6 Field Force Parachute Contingency Force of initially one parachute battalion in 1977 and then two by 1981. Disbanded in 1982 on being reorganised and renamed 5 Infantry Brigade. .
BRITISH AMERICAN KINGS COLONIALS BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT BADGE A good scarce die stamped very old and uncleaned brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1374 page 345 Raised as B Squadron 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry.
BRITISH AMERICAN SQUADRON KINGS COLONIALS BOER WAR HAT BADGE A good scarce die stamped very old and uncleaned brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1374 page 345 Raised as B Squadron 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry.
BRITISH AMERICAN SQUADRON KINGS COLONIALS BOER WAR OFFICERS GILT HAT BADGE A very scarce excellent gilt Officers badge, with three of four original blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1374 page 345 Raised as B Squadron 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry.
BRITISH ARMY BANDSMAN / MUSICIANS CAP BADGE A Kings crown bi metal example with two loops to reverse.
BRITISH ARMY BANDSMANS [DRUMMER] TRADE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine bullion badge.
BRITISH ARMY CAP BADGE OFFICERS E11R INTELLIGENCE CORPS A fine silvered Officers cap badge with two loops to reverse.
BRITISH ARMY CORPORAL RANK INSIGNIA A fine two stripe Corporal Rank insignia.
BRITISH ARMY DIVER PROFICIENTCY TRAINED ARM/SLEEVE INSIGNIA A cloth woven Advanced diver proficiency arm/sleeve badge.
BRITISH ARMY KINGS CROWN COLONEL SLIP ON SHOULDER BOARD Colonel (Col) is a rank of the British Army and Royal Marines, ranking below brigadier, and above lieutenant colonel. British colonels are not usually field commanders; typically they serve as staff officers between field commands at battalion and brigade level. The insignia is two diamond-shaped pips (properly called "Bath Stars") below a crown.
BRITISH ARMY KINGS CROWN LIEUTENANT COLONEL RANK SHOULDER BOARD A fine Kings Crown Lieutenant Colonel shoulder board The rank insignia in the British Army and Royal Marines, as well as many Commonwealth countries, is a crown above a 4 pointed "Bath" star, also colloquially referred to as a "pip". The crown has varied in the past with different monarchs; the current one being the Crown of St Edward. Most other Commonwealth countries use the same insignia, or with the state emblem replacing the crown. In modern British forces, a lieutenant colonel usually commands a regiment or battalion.
BRITISH ARMY KINGS CROWN WARRANT OFFICERS BULLION ARM BADGE A fine gold bullion padded full dress arm badge. 60 mm x 60 mm
BRITISH ARMY PARACHUTE COURSE TRAINED ARM/SLEEVE INSIGNIA A fine cloth woven pair of WW2 white Parachute set on a Khaki green rectangle, arm badges.
BRITISH ARMY PRINCE OF WALES OWN YORKSHIRE REGIMENT COLONEL SLIP ON SHOULDER BOARD A fine P.W.O Yorkshire colonel slip on, shoulder board, black on olive, with two pips.
BRITISH ARMY SERGEANT RANK INSIGNIA A fine three stripe Sergeant example. A Sergeant is second in command of a troop or platoon.
BRITISH ARMY WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE Cloth E112 WO2s wear a crown on the lower sleeve, surrounded by a wreath for quartermaster sergeants and all WO2s in the Royal Army Medical Corps and the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (The wreath was used for all WOIIs from 1938 to 1947).
BRITISH ARMY WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE Cloth Kings crown WO2s wear a crown on the lower sleeve, surrounded by a wreath for quartermaster sergeants and all WO2s in the Royal Army Medical Corps and the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (The wreath was used for all WOIIs from 1938 to 1947).
BRITISH ARMY WARRANT OFFICERS BULLION ARM BADGE A fine E11R padded gold wire bullion Rank insignia arm badge.
BRITISH ASIA KINGS COLONIALS SQUADRON BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT BADGE A excellent uncleaned brass slouch hat badge, with two loops [north south] to revere. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1373 page 345. The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time. The empire covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power, the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse around the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.
BRITISH GREAT WAR VETERANS BADGE Past Commander bar with brooch fixing & hanging enamel pendant badge.
BRITISH LEGION WOMENS SECTION BADGE Enamel brooch badge with maker & two lots of numbers RD 686642 & 234823
BRITISH NAVY H.M.S SOUTHAMPTON CAP TALLY A fine full length cap tally.
BRITISH OCCUPATION OF THE RHINE [HANOVER] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven White horse on red shield formation sign
BRITISH OVERSEAS EASTERN COMMAND INDIA 404th EAST BENGAL LINE OF COMMUNICATIONS AREA FORMATION SIGN Heavily woven formation sign on part of an epaulet with one hook fixing to reverse. White paddy bird on red square. The paddy bird being symbolic of the East Bengal area. Reference Cole page 117
BRITISH OVERSEAS GARRISON FAEROE ISLANDS FORCE FORMATION SIGN A scarce woven formation sign. An oyster-catcher in natural colours (black and white with yellow beak and legs) on a black rock on a background divided horizontally dark blue below (sea) and light blue above (sky). This example facing left. Reference Cole page 106 The oyster-catcher (tjaldur) was the national emblem of the Faroes. These islands in the North Atlantic were occupied by British forces in 1940 to forestall any attempt by Germany to establish a base there that could threaten the UK's sea communications. Force HQ was at Thorshaven. The original garrison comprised the Lovat Scouts, RA units of coast defence, Heavy and Light AA, RE LofC units and Works units. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071927
BRITISH OVERSEAS GIBRALTAR GARRISON FORMATION SIGN A yellow key, picked out in black, upright, on a red ground. Reference Cole 106 The badge is taken from the arms of Malta and is representative of the 'key to the Mediterranean'. This badge was worn by Fortress HQ staff and the Garrison troops other than artillery. Engineers also had their own badge but it is not known whether this was worn in addition to or in place of the main garrison badge.
BRITISH OVERSEAS SINGAPORE DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. Yellow lion and tree on green background outlined in black. Reference Waring 431
BRITISH OVERSEAS SINGAPORE DISTRICT FORMATION SIGNS A fine facing pair of printed cloth formation signs. Yellow lion and tree on green background outlined in black. Reference Waring 431
BRITISH RED CROSS MEDAL 1937 PROFICIENCY CHEMICAL WARFARE A fine gilt & enamel British Red Cross medal with Chemical Warfare bar 1937, made by J R Gaunt London brooch fixing. D. Meyrick 1125.
BRITISH RED CROSS MEDAL ANTI GAS TRAINING 1939 & AIR RAID PRECAUTION 1942 3 YEARS SERVICE A fine gilt & enamel British Red Cross medal 3 years service. ARP Air Raid Precaution bar 1942 and Anti Gas training bar. No 32097 to reverse.
BRITISH REINFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTRE [INDIA] FORMATION SIGN A good scarce red rectangle printed with a British Bulldog superimposed on a yellow five point star. Orgonization set up for the training of British reinforcements in India. Reference Cole page 147
BRITISH TROOPS BAHRAIN FORMATION SIGN A fine printed example of the white Arabic letters on a red square. [Slightly faded by the sun]
BRITISH TROOPS PERSIA & IRAQ FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign, some glue residue to reverse. red elephants head on a blue background worn by troops of "Pai-Force". The badge's elephant emblem is said to be a reference to the first commander of Persia and Iraq Command, General (later Field Marshal) Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, whose nickname was 'Jumbo'. (Another elephant badge was created for 9th Army, the formation Wilson commanded immediately before going to PAIC). The badge was also worn by British Troops Iraq. (Cole, page 21). Although Persia and Iraq were both nominally independent neutral countries they were firmly within the British sphere of interest because of their oilfields. Thus the pro-German rebellion in Iraq in June 1941 and the concern about German influence in Persia in August 1941 both resulted in British military intervention. Additionally, by the end of 1941 there were very real concerns that the German advance in Southern Russia could lead to an invasion of the oil producing regions from the north. It became clear that detailed attention would need to be paid to the defence of this large, remote and wholly undeveloped area. Persia and Iraq were at various times the responsibility of Middle East and India Commands but neither Commander-in-Chief could pay sufficient attention to this remote northern flank after the German successes in the Western Desert and the Japanese invasions in the East. As a result, in August 1942, Churchill ordered that a separate command be set up to deal with this exposed northern flank. Persia and Iraq Command (PAIC) under General Wilson was opened on 15 September 1942 in Baghdad. The command took over the fighting troops in the area, formed as 10th Army from the troops used to deal with the Iraqi rebellion, and in addition all the base and Line of Communication forces which had their HQs in Basra. Although the command never became operational it was responsible for a massive logstics effort in creating roads, railways and water transport facilities. This would have enabled any fighting troops to be supplied but in the event its main function was the provision of a supply route for war material to Russia. Some five million tons were eventually sent over routes that largely had to be made from scratch.
BRITISH TROOPS SIAM FORMATION SIGN [OVERSEAS FORCE] A fine scarce printed formation sign. Siamese ceremonial dancer in black silhouette on yellow background. Reference Howard Cole page 109
BRITISH TROOPS SIAM FORMATION SIGN [OVERSEAS FORCE] A fine scarce printed formation sign. Siamese ceremonial dancer in black silhouette on yellow background. Reference Howard Cole page 109. Some glue residue to reverse.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS [BLACK SHIRTS] 1st PATTERN LAPEL BADGE A fine first pattern badge, with button hole fixing and J R Gaunt London to reverse. http://thebritishfascists.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/british-fascisti-pin-badges.html The British Fascisti was Britain's first and largest Fascist party. It was founded in May 1923 by Rotha Lintorn-Orman. The first London headquarters was at 71 Elm Park Gardens, Kensington, SW1. Lintorn-Orman was the grandaughter of a Field Marshall and a member of the landed gentry. Her wealthy mother gave her £50,000 to get the party started and paid her a monthly allowance. During the first world war Lintorn-Orman served with the Women's Reserve Ambulance.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS [BLACK SHIRTS] 2nd PATTERN LAPEL BADGE A rare original 2nd pattern circa 1920s silver plated black enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "Gaunt London". Unusual on reverse, on the reverse "registration applied for". 25 mm dia
BRITISH WEST INDIES REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown Officers bronze example with two blade fixings to the reverse.With maker plate Firmin London on reverse of crown.
BRITISH WEST INDIES REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown Officers bronze example with two blade fixings to the reverse.With maker plate Firmin London on reverse of crown.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine brass metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference Gaylor Plate 21A and Reference KK Vol 2 item 1737 page 153. The 1st and 2nd Bucks Battalions saw active service during the First World War, the 1st serving in France and Italy, and the 2nd in France, where it took heavy casualties at Fromelles in July 1916. In the Second World War the 1st Bucks Battalion gallantry defended Hazebrouck during the retreat to Dunkirk in May 1940 and, reconstituted, acted as part of a Beach Group on SWORD Beach during the Normandy landings in June 1944 and then as 'T' (Target) Force seizing important German research installations.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BATTALION OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped blackened brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1737 page 153
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BATTALION WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent plastic economy issue cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
BUFFS ROYAL EAST KENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine Officers silver plate set. All have two loops to reverse. Both facing collars have "P" for plate and one has J R Gaunt London to reverse.
BULLION MARKSMEN [RIFLE] PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A fine padded proficiency bullion arm badge 1903.
BURMA RIFLES CAP BADGE A fine Indian cast cap badge, with two loop type fixings to reverse.
BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION Kings Crown Gilt & enamel lapel badge Maker JR Gaunt London to reverse. And smaller button hole badge.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse and backing plate.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OTC CAP BADGE A scarce Officers Training Corps smaller version in bronze, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2246 page 183
CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine scarce die stamped bi metal example. Missing the "E" from title scroll. Slider to the reverse.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A very scarce WW2 Plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Good condition, see photos.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A very scarce WW2 Plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Good condition, see photos.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SWEETHEART Mother of pearl & enamel with brooch fixing to reverse, with small hole on right hand side. See photos. 28mm dia.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS WHITE FACED SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker Stanley Walsall to reverse.
CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES SERGENTS CAP BADGE. A scarce fine white metal sergeant's cap badge with two loops to reverse. Measures aprox 78 mm across, thats 12 mm larger than other ranks. Reference Gaylor plate 11 D text p 35
CANADA CLOTH WW 2 [SLIP ON PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of unused condition Slip on shoulder titles.
CANADA GENERAL SERVICE WW1 CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned brass example,with two loops to reverse.
CANADA MILITIA VICTORIAN 1873-79 BUTTON A fine scarce early issue brass Militia button, with Smith & Wright Birmingham to reverse.
CANADA WW2 WOVEN CLOTH TITLE A fine woven cloth title, on part of battledress sleeve.
CANADIAN 136th INFANTRY BATTALION [DURHAM] CAP BADGE A fine brass CEF WW1 cap badge, with two loops to reverse.Item looks as if its been lacquered. Reference Babin
CANADIAN 138TH BATTALION CANADIAN INFANTRY CAP BADGE All brass Kings crown badge with two loops to reverse.138th Infantry Battalion Edmonton Battalion.With 2 loops to the reverse. Babin Ref No E138
CANADIAN 140th INFANTRY BATTALION CAP BADGE A copper bronzed brass cap badge to the 140th Infantry Battalion, [new Brunswick Regiment] with two loops to the reverse. Reference Babin Ref No E140 CEF WW1
CANADIAN 148TH MONTREAL BATTALION WW1 CEF CAP BADGE. A fine scarce Canadian 148th Montreal cap badge with two loops to reverse and some verdigris around loops. Reference Babin Ref No E148
CANADIAN 150th INFANTRY BATTALION CAP BADGE A brass WW1 CEF cap badge to the 150th Infantry Battalion [Carabiniers Mont - Royal] , with two loops to the reverse. Item looks as if its been lacquered. Reference Babin Ref No E150.
CANADIAN 166th BATTALION QUEENS OWN RIFLES OF CANADA OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Bronze 166th Battalion Officers cap badge [Toronto] with two loops to reverse. WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force.
CANADIAN 170th INFANTRY BATTALION [Mississauga Horse] CAP BADGE The Royal Regiment of Canada WW I brass C.E.F. Cap badge with two loops to the reverse worn by the 170th.Overseas [Mississauga Horse] Battalion. The unicorn and motto scrolls with number and full title with a scroll,Canada,below, all on a maple leaf. Item looks as if its been lacquered.
CANADIAN 173rd INFANTRY BATTALION [HIGHLANDERS] CAP BADGE A brass WW1 CEF cap badge to the 173rd Infantry Battalion Canadian Highlanders,with two loops to the reverse. Reference Babin Ref No E173
CANADIAN 188TH [PRINCE ALBERT SASKATCHEWAN] CAP BADGE Canadian 188th Prince Albert Saskatchewan Battalion, [64th Field Battery]. WW1 CEF cap badge. A good scarce die stamped bronzed brass example, with two loops to the reverse.
CANADIAN 18th INFANTRY BATTALION [WESTERN ONTARIO] COLLAR BADGE A fine die struck WW1 example with two loops to reverse
CANADIAN 213th INFANTRY BATTALION [TORONTO AMERICAN] C.E.F CAP BADGE A fine brass, copper like example with two loops to reverse and maker Ellis Babin Ref No E213
CANADIAN 49th INFANTRY BATTALION COLLAR BADGE A fine cast brass collar badge with brooch fixing to reverse. With Gaunt Maker to reverse.
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ADMINISTRATION E11R CAP BADGE A fine gilt & enamel cap badge with slider to reverse.
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES LOGISTICS E11R [34 SERVICE BATTALION] CAP BADGE A fine git & enamel cap badge with maker William Scully on slider to reverse. Formed in 1972. 34 Canadian Service Battalion (34 Cdn Svc Bn) is a Reserve unit in the Canadian Army. Its primary mandate is to provide the logistics services (supply, rations, weapon and vehicle maintenance, transportation, resource management, etc) required to support the combat units of 34 Canadian Brigade Group, so that they can remain operational and accomplish their missions.
CANADIAN CEF 253rd QUEENS UNIVERSITY OVERSEAS HIGHLAND BATTALION CAP BADGE A scarce gilding metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. The 253rd (University Highland) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Kingston, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in mid-autumn of 1916, primarily among university students from throughout Canada. After sailing to England in May 1917, the unit was absorbed by the 5th Reserve Battalion, CEF later that month. The 253rd (University Highland) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. P. G. C. Campbell. Disbanded in 1920 As part of the Princess of Wales Regt during the outbreak of World War I in 1914, resulted in a response by members of the regiment that was quite remarkable. Very quickly a contingent of 80 men was formed under Captain George T. Richardson, (for whom George Richardson Stadium in Kingston is named—he became the PWOR’s first officer fatality) and sent to the 2nd (Eastern Ontario Regiment) Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), of the 1st Canadian Division, which was part of Canada’s First Contingent. At the same time, the 21st Battalion, CEF was formed in Kingston, under the Commanding Officer of the PWOR, Lieutenant-Colonel St Pierre Hughes. The PWOR also contributed officers and men to the 59th, 146th, and 253rd Battalions, CEF. WW1 Mount Sorrel Somme, 1916, '18 Flers–Courcelette Thiepval Ancre Heights Arras, 1917, '18 Vimy, 1917 Hill 70 Ypres, 1917 Passchendaele Amiens Scarpe, 1918 Drocourt–Quéant Hindenburg Line Canal du Nord Cambrai, 1918 Pursuit to Mons France and Flanders, 1915–18
CANADIAN E11R CHAPLIN GILT & ENAMEL CAP BADGE An excellent E11R gilt & enamel cap badge, with slider to reverse.
CANADIAN FIRST HUSSARS WW2 CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilding metal cap badge, with two replacement loop fixings to reverse. The Canadian Armoured Corps (CAC) was raised in August 1940 and the 1st Hussars found themselves organised within it. In spring of 1941, 1st Hussars, now the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) (6 CAR), became part of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, which departed to England in October 1941. The regiment took up residence in Aldershot where they continued their training. In early 1942, 6 CAR received some M3 Lee tanks and Canadian Ram Mk. Is and IIs. The Hussars remained a part of 1 CAB until January 1943, when they were reorganised into the 3rd Canadian Army Tank Brigade along with The Fort Garry Horse and the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. In July 1943, 3 CATB was re-designated the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade (2CAB), a designation which remained until the end of the war. 6 CAR continued training in the village of Elstead in southern England before moving to Combined Operations Training Centre in Inverary, Scotland where they prepared for an Amphibious assault. In December 1943, the First Hussars were introduced to "Duplex Drive" (DD for short) tanks. Initially the regiment was trained on the Valentine DD, until it was re-equipped with the M4A4 Sherman DD and Sherman Vc "Firefly" in April 1944. D-Day and Normandy The DD tanks of the 1st Hussars were amongst the allied forces to come ashore in Normandy. The Hussars were to support the infantry landing on the western half of Juno Beach. At 07:15, 19 tanks of 'B' Squadron launched their Sherman V DDs from their landing-craft into the English Channel some 4000 meters from shore of Nan Green Beach. Of 'B' Squadron's 19 tanks, 15 made it to shore ahead of the Regina Rifles, whom they were tasked to support.
CANADIAN FORCES NAVAL OPERATIONS E11R CAP BADGE A fine gilt & enamel cap badge with slider to reverse, and maker William Scully.Slider has been re attached.
CANADIAN FORESTRY 238th BATTALION WW1 CEF CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example. Two loops to the reverse. Reference Babin E- 238 plate 11
CANADIAN GRENADIERS GUARDS CAP BADGE 1920-45 PATTERN. All brass cap badge with east, west lugs to reverse. The Grenadier Guards is the second most senior and oldest infantry regiment in the Reserve Force of the Canadian Forces.
CANADIAN HASTINGS & PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT CAP BADGE Cast gilding metal with two lugs that are bent over to reverse, with blue velvet on. As it was once glued to a framed board.
CANADIAN LAKE SUPERIOR REGIMENT WW2 CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped bi-metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS E11R CAP BADGE An excellent gilt & enamel cap badge with slider to reverse. The Canadian Military Engineers (CME) is the military engineer branch of the Canadian Forces. The branch's component within the Canadian Army is The Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE; French: Corps du Génie royal canadien).
CANADIAN TORONTO SCOTTISH ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH The Toronto Scottish Regiment was raised on July 1, 1915, as the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, by Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett. Within three weeks more than 1,500 personnel had been recruited. By March 1916 the battalion was fully trained and sailed for Liverpool. Over 5,500 soldiers served in the battalion during the First World War, of whom 1,049 were killed, including Lieutenant-Colonel Beckett. The 75th Battalion CEF was awarded 16 Battle Honours, and Captain Bellenden Hutcheson, the Medical Officer, won the Victoria Cross. In 1921 the regiment was renamed The Toronto Scottish Regiment by the commanding officer of the day, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Harbottle, CMG, DSO, VD.
CANADIAN TORONTO SCOTTISH WW2 GLENGARRY BADGE A good post 1923 die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Loops are bent in slightly. They were used to glue to framed board, on velvet.
CANADIAN TORONTO SCOTTISH WW2 GLENGARRY BADGE A good post 1923 die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference D Mazeas M166.
CANADIAN WW2 LE REGIMENT DE MAISONNEUVE CAP BADGE. A fine bi metal WW2 cap badge, with two loops to reverse. The regiment mobilized Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 1 September 1939. It embarked for Great Britain on 24 August 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 7 November 1940. 17 On 7 July 1944, the battalion landed in France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. It suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Scheldt, and was notably depleted by the time of the Battle of Walcheren Causeway. The unit recovered during the winter and was again in action during the Rhineland fighting and the final weeks of the war, taking part in the final campaigns in northern Netherlands, the Battle of Groningen, and the final attacks on German soil. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 December 1945.
CANADIAN WW2 ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY [WENTWORTH REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Kings Crown post 1939 cap badge, with two loops and blow holes to reverse. Originally started in Ontario on 11 December 1862 as the 13th Battalion Volunteer Militia (Infantry), Canada. The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry on 15 March 1927. On 15 December 1936, it amalgamated with the headquarters and three companies of the Wentworth Regiment and was redesignated as the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment). It was redesignated as the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) on 7 November 1940 and as the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) on 31 December 1945.
CANADIAN [The Royal Regina Rifles] CAP BADGE A Queen`s E11R crown Blackened cap badge with sprung slider to reverse.
CANFORD SCHOOL OTC OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scarce chromed cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Canford School is situated in Wimbourne Dorset. The Manor was purchased from Lord Wimborne and in May 1923 Canford School was founded. The main building, which forms the nucleus of the school was designed by Edward Blore and later by Sir Charles Barry in the early and mid 19th century. It is Grade 1 listed. And is still a school to this day.
CARDIFF BATTALION CAP BADGE 16th Bn. Welsh Regiment ‘Cardiff Pals’ WW1 badge. Brass example reference (KK 1150) 16th (Service) Bn (Cardiff City) raised by Lord Mayor November 1914. Landed in France December 1915; disbanded 7.2.18 in France. Service wear. Uncleaned with two loops to reverse.
CATERING / COOK TRADE ARM BADGE PRINTED A scarce printed WW2 arm badge.
CATTERICK GARRISON FORMATION SIGN A fine woven red & white rose on a green square.
CATTERICK GARRISON [PAIR] FORMATION SIGNS A fine scarce pair of woven red & white rose on a green square.
CENTRAL MIDLAND DISTRICT WW2 EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce 2nd pattern printed formation sign. Reference Cole page 104. The formation sign is of a 'lobster-tail' English Civil War-period helmet in black and white superimposed over crossed swords and pike, also in black and white, on a red rectangle.
CENTRAL MIDLAND DISTRICT WW2 EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGNS A fine facing pair of scarce 2nd pattern printed formation sign. Reference Cole page 104. The formation sign is of a 'lobster-tail' English Civil War-period helmet in black and white superimposed over crossed swords and pike, also in black and white, on a red rectangle.
CHARTERED SOCIETYof MASSEUSES & MEDICAL GYMNASTS BADGE The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), is the professional body and trade union for physiotherapists in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession's largest membership organisation with more than 53,000 members. Queen Mary was royal patron from 1916 until her death in 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II became royal patron. Enamel Badge with brooch fixing to reverse. Maker Barnard Heddon Street. Number 11937
CHARTERHOUSE [GODALMING SURREY] OTC CAP BADGE A fine Officer training Corps cap badge, interesting two part construction with three blow holes & two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2524 page 193
CHESHIRE REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine economy issue plastic cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine blue field service cap, with beige crown. Bi metal cap badge, with blow holes to reverse. Two general service buttons to front.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT GOLD SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent cased 9 ct yellow & white Gold & enamel sweetheart brooch. Made by H M The Queens Goldsmith & Crown Jewellers Garrard & Co Ltd 112 Regents Street W.London. Even the pin is hallmarked, with locking pin, an excellent brooch in original case. Case is complete but worse for wear. Pin is 53 mm long
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers Silver / Gilt collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A mint Silver, Gilt & green enamel, two part construction, with two long loops to reverse. Smaller type.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A mint Officers Silver plate Gilt & enamel, two part construction, smaller type cap badge, with two long loops and "P" for silver plate to reverse.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped bi metal cap badge. Slider to the reverse . Reference KK Vol 1 item
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A bi metal example of a Cheshire regiment cap badge with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1987
CHESHIRE REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse.
CHESHIRE REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 621 page 185
CHESHIRE VOLUNTEER REGIMENT WW1 VTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW1 brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
CHESHIRE YEOMANRY COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of bi metal collar badges, with blow holes and two loops to reverse of each. Both same size, photo a little decieving as one closer than the other.
CHRISTS HOSPITAL OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce anodised aluminium example, with two loops to the reverse
CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE An excellent blackened brass example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2609 page 205
CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE An excellent blackened brass example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2609 page 205
CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL OTC SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass, was blackened, with four loops to reverse.
CITY OF LONDON VOLUNTEER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine scarce cap badge, with two loops and J R Gaunt London makers plate to reverse. Appears to be very dirty gilding / brass, but looks bronze. Possibally Officers, uncleaned. Reference K & K Vol1 item 1645 page 403
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [Rough riders] CAP BADGE The City of London Yeomanry had originally been formed in 1900 as the 20th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, and designated for service in the Second Boer War. The battalion's adopted nickname of the "Rough Riders" was taken from the US cavalry regiment that fought in the Spanish–American War. An additional battalion, the 22nd Rough Riders, was then formed in 1901, when the 20th Battalion was disbanded and the new regiment was formed from Boer War veterans and named the 1st County of London (Rough Riders) Imperial Yeomanry. An excellent scarce die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1360 page 345
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [Rough riders] CAP BADGE Bi-metal badge with 2 loops to reverse. Sealed 1949. Unissued in mint condition. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2321 page 135
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [Rough riders] CAP BADGE The City of London Yeomanry had originally been formed in 1900 as the 20th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, and designated for service in the Second Boer War. The battalion's adopted nickname of the "Rough Riders" was taken from the US cavalry regiment that fought in the Spanish–American War. An additional battalion, the 22nd Rough Riders, was then formed in 1901, when the 20th Battalion was disbanded and the new regiment was formed from Boer War veterans and named the 1st County of London (Rough Riders) Imperial Yeomanry. An excellent scarce die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1360 page 345
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [Rough riders] CAP BADGE A near mint scarce bi metal cap badge with a slider to reverse. The City of London Yeomanry had originally been formed in 1900 as the 20th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, and designated for service in the Second Boer War. The battalion's adopted nickname of the "Rough Riders" was taken from the US cavalry regiment that fought in the Spanish–American War. An additional battalion, the 22nd Rough Riders, was then formed in 1901, when the 20th Battalion was disbanded and the new regiment was formed from Boer War veterans and named the 1st County of London (Rough Riders) Imperial Yeomanry. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1360 page 345
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [Rough riders] CAP BADGE A fine scarce bi metal cap badge with a slider to reverse. Originally with two loops. Good old badge. The City of London Yeomanry had originally been formed in 1900 as the 20th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, and designated for service in the Second Boer War. The battalion's adopted nickname of the "Rough Riders" was taken from the US cavalry regiment that fought in the Spanish–American War. An additional battalion, the 22nd Rough Riders, was then formed in 1901, when the 20th Battalion was disbanded and the new regiment was formed from Boer War veterans and named the 1st County of London (Rough Riders) Imperial Yeomanry. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1360 page 345
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [ROUGH RIDERS] FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine bi metal other ranks,field service cap badge/collar. With two long loops to reverse.
CITY OF LONDON YEOMANRY, ROUGH RIDERS POST 1908 OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A very scarce mint Officers bronze City of London Yeomanry, Rough Riders post 1908 OSD cap badge Die-stamped bronze with detachable backing plate. K &K 1484) Blades VGC
CIVIL DEFENCE ARM BAND A fine printed Civil Defense Arm Band.
CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS [WELFARE] ARM BAND A fine Kings crown cloth woven arm band.
CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS [WELFARE] ARM BAND A fine E11R woven cloth arm band
CIVIL DEFENCE E11R ARM BADGE A woven E11R post 1953 arm badge. The Civil Defence Service was disbanded on 2 May 1945. On June 10, 1945, before His Majesty King George VI, a farewell parade with representatives of all the Civil Defence Services from across Great Britain took place in Hyde Park, London. Many of the duties of the service were later revived as part of the Civil Defence Corps in 1949.
CIVIL NURSING RESERVE SILVER BADGE A fine Second World War period 'Civil Nursing Reserve' home front silver badge inlaid with red and blue enamel, the reverse stamped in relief "Sterling Silver" and with maker's details "H.W.M" (H.W.Miller Birmingham).
CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES [Prince of Wales Own] ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce gilding metal & enamel sweetheart brooch. 1798 to 1921. 32 mm x 30 mm
CIVILIAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT OFFICERS SLIP ON EPAULET A fine scarce Yellow on green slip on epaulet.
CLASS "A" ARMY OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL ARM TRADE BADGE A fine Embroidered cloth achievement badge Class "A" for the Army Outward Bound School, worn on the right forearm, the badge comprises a circular base of khaki wool embroidered with the letter "A" in centre in yellow and encircled by a laurel wreath in green, inscription "ARMY OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL" is embroidered black on red.
CLASS "C" ARMY OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL ARM TRADE BADGE A fine Embroidered cloth achievement badge Class "C" for the Army Outward Bound School, worn on the right forearm, the badge comprises a circular base of khaki wool embroidered with the letter "C" in centre in yellow and encircled by a laurel wreath in green, inscription "ARMY OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL" is embroidered black on red. Some glue or tape to reverse.
CLIFTON COLLEGE [BRISTOL] OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce die stamped gilding metal example. College Arms and motto "Spiritus In Tus Alit". Two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2529 page 193
COLDSTREAM GUARDS ALBERT SHAKO PLATE 1845 to 1855 PATTERN A fine scarce other ranks Prince Albert Shako plate in brass with 2 iron loops to reverse. The oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). During the Crimean War, The Coldstream Regiment fought in the battles of Alma, Inkerman with this pattern. But was found unsuitable for wear in engagements and the forage cap worn invariably by troops at Sevastopol / remainder of campaign. On their return, four men of the regiment were awarded the newly instituted Victoria Cross. The regiment received its current name, The Coldstream Guards, in 1855.
COLDSTREAM GUARDS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse. 20 mm in height
COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A Stirling silver and enamel Officers E11R cap badge with two loops to reverse. Item in original Makers bag Firmin.
COLDSTREAM GUARDS ORs FORAGE CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilded metal example cap badge with, two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 901 page 25
COLDSTREAM GUARDS ORs FORAGE CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilded metal example cap badge with, two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 901 page 25
COLDSTREAM GUARDS VALISE BADGE A brass valise badge to the Coldstream Guards, with two loops to the reverse.
COLDSTREAM GUARDS WW1 WHITE FACED ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A very fine scarce WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
COLDSTREAM GUARDS WW1 WHITE FACED ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A very fine scarce WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
COMBINED OPERATIONS COMMANDOS FACING PAIR SHOULDER BADGES A fine facing pair of WW II printed example of the well known red on blue tri-service formation sign, worn by Commando's and other Special Forces Troops in all theatres of war. The R.A.F. eagle,a "Tommy-Gun" and a Naval anchor. Combined Operations Headquarters was a department of the British War Office set up during Second World War to harass the Germans on the European continent by means of raids carried out by use of combined naval and army forces. Admiral of the Fleet Roger Keyes was the first director, from 17 July 1940 to 27 October 1941, replaced first by Lord Louis Mountbatten and then Major General Robert Laycock (October 1943 – 1947). The main forces used by Combined Operations were the Commandos.
COMBINED OPERATIONS COMMANDOS FACING PAIR SHOULDER BADGES A fine facing pair of modern woven examples, of the well known red on blue tri-service formation sign, worn by Commando's and other Special Forces Troops in all theatres of war. The R.A.F. eagle,a "Tommy-Gun" and a Naval anchor. Combined Operations Headquarters was a department of the British War Office set up during Second World War to harass the Germans on the European continent by means of raids carried out by use of combined naval and army forces. Admiral of the Fleet Roger Keyes was the first director, from 17 July 1940 to 27 October 1941, replaced first by Lord Louis Mountbatten and then Major General Robert Laycock (October 1943 – 1947). The main forces used by Combined Operations were the Commandos. Now worn by 148 Commando Special OP Battery Royal Artillery
COMMANDO BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN An embroidered formation sign to the Commando Brigade. Ref Cole No 331
COMRADES OF THE GREAT WAR LAPEL BADGE An enamel lapel badge to the comrades of the Great War. Numbered 142679. Original and a little rusty.
CONNAUGHT RANGERS CAP BADGE Kings crown Gilding/ brass cap badge with 2 north & south loops to reverse. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 696 page 193.
CONTROL COMMISION GERMANY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good post WW2 die stamped Gilt Officers example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2184 page 103
CONTROL COMMISION GERMANY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good post WW2 die stamped uncleaned example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2184 page 103
CONTROL COMMISION GERMANY OR's OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good post WW2 die stamped Gilt Officers example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2184 page 103
CONTROL COMMISSION FOR GERMANY FORMATION SIGN A woven sign with shield-shaped cloth badge bearing a broad blue cross on a red shield with the letters 'CCG,' in yellow, intertwined on the centre of the blue cross. The badge is an adaptation of that for GHQ Troops 21 Army Group. It was adopted shortly after the cessation of hostilities in 1945. Reference Cole page 121
CONTROL COMMISSION GERMANY A good post WW2 die stamped Gilt Officers example, with slider to the reverse. Vgc. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2184 page 103
CORNWALL HOME GUARD 8th BATTALION [LIZARD] FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce unused WW II printed example of the pale green lizard on a black background. HQ Helston.
CORNWALL LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine die stamped white metal cap badge with slider to reverse.
CORNWALL LIGHT INFANTRY WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A good scarce light grey moulded plastic example, with two blades to reverse. Made by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
CORPS OF MILITARY ACCOUNTANTS FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal but looks bronze forage cap badge, with two blade type loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1037 page 265
CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE PAIR SHOULDER TITLES A fine matching pair of WW2 brass shoulder titles, both with two loop fixings to reverse. 45 mm x 19 mm.
CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse.
CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS PLASTIC ECONOMY King George 6th WW2 plastic chocolate brown cap badge, with two blades to the reverse. Gc. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2204 page 109.
COUNTY OF LONDON [SHARPSHOOTERS] YEOMANRY KINGS CROWN BLAZER BADGE A fine woven Kings Crown badge, with paper backing to reverse.
CROSSED HAMMER & PINCERS BULLION TRADE BADGE A fine gold bullion No 1 dress trade badge. 75 mm x 55 mm.
CYPRUS REGIMENT CAP BADGE The Cyprus Regiment was created by the British Government during the Second World War, and made part of the British Army structure. It was mostly made up of volunteers from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of Cyprus, but also included other Commonwealth nationalities. A brass cap badge to the Cyprus Regiment, with a slider to the reverse.
CYPRUS REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine scarce die stamped brass example worn circa 1940-46. Slider to the reverse. War raised 12th April 1940; disbanded 31st March 1950. post war served in Palestine.
CYRENAICA DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN. A fine printed Cyrenaica District printed Formation Sign. Reference Blandford Series Guido Rosignoli Plate 14
DATED 1945 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS CAP BADGE AND BERET. A fine dated 1945 & maker Kangol wear limited WW2 Armoured Corps Cap badge & Beret. In excellent condition. 7 quater size. The RAC was created on 4 April 1939, just before World War II started, by combining the cavalry wing (cavalry units that had mechanised), and the Royal Tank Corps (which was thereupon renamed the Royal Tank Regiment within the new corps). As the war went on, many other units became mechanised and joined this corps. In 1944, the RAC absorbed the Reconnaissance Corps.
DELHI DISTRICT WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed pattern formation sign. Reference Cole Page 118
DENSTONE COLLEGE STAFFS CAP BADGE An all gilding metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 2 item 2535 page 193.
DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian bi metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 661 page 189. The 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot was formed in 1823 when the 95th Rifles were re designated as The Rifle Brigade. In 1881, during the Childers Reforms, it was united with the 45th Regiment of Foot to form the Sherwood Foresters.
DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT [ Sherwood Foresters] VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian bi metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference KK 1 item 661 page 189. The 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot was formed in 1823 when the 95th Rifles were re designated as The Rifle Brigade. In 1881, during the Childers Reforms, it was united with the 45th Regiment of Foot to form the Sherwood Foresters.
DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT [ Sherwood Foresters] VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian bi metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 661 page 189. The 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot was formed in 1823 when the 95th Rifles were re designated as The Rifle Brigade. In 1881, during the Childers Reforms, it was united with the 45th Regiment of Foot to form the Sherwood Foresters.
DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY [DRAGOONS] CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to revere. laurel spray replacing the Imperial, version. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1442 page 357
DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY [DRAGOONS] ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned for many years gilding metal issue cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1442 page 357.1908 spray of laurel version.
DEVON & DORSET ANODISED CAP BADGE A clean anodised cap badge with slider to reverse, with marker mark J R Gaunt Birmingham on slider. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles
DEVON & DORSET ANODISED CAP BADGE A clean anodised cap badge with slider to reverse, with marker mark Firmin on slider. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES A pair of cloth woven shoulder titles to Devon & Dorset Regiment.
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Cloth Rank slip over, to the Devon & Dorset Regiment
DEVON & DORSET REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue with yellow piping to flap, dark blue peak. Green body and crown, bi metal cap badge and two matching buttons. Excellent condition with no maker or moth.
DEVON & DORSET REGIMENT SHOULDER TILE A fine brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles
DEVONSHIRE & DORSET REGIMENT OFFICER CAP BADGE A excellent mint three part construction, Officers Silver and Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles
DEVONSHIRE & DORSET REGIMENT OFFICER CAP BADGE A excellent mint three part construction, Officers Silver and Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles
DEVONSHIRE PAGRI BADGE Brass pagri badge with slide to reverse. As helmet plate centre but with long slide. Ref K&K Vol1 300 for hpc
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT King's crown early pattern bi / metal cap badge with slider to the reverse. Exeter Castle to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, on a multi-rayed star. Sealed in 1903 Ref KK Vol 2 item 602 page 55
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi metal cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 602 page 55
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Victorian bi metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 601 page 183
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal example with a slider fixing to reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 602 page183
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine Light bronze moulded Devonshire Regiment plastic cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker A Stanley Walsall to reverse.
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE The photos don`t do this item any justice, the Gilt is really good, but doesn't show in numerous photos I've taken. A very fine scarce 1953-58 Silver, Gilt Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Silver, Gilt & Enamel Officers collar badges. Both with two loops to reverse and Maker J R Gaunt London late Jennens, with "S" to reverse.
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES A pair of Devon brass shoulder titles, with 2 Hex type lugs to the reverse of each Westlake Ref 851 plate 54
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine example of a Victorian bi metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 601 page 183
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine example of a Victorian bi metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 601 page 183
DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good die stamped all brass example. Slider to the reverse.
DIRECTORATE OF OPERATIONS BORNEO [HQ, SPECIAL FORCES SAS] FORMATION SIGN A very scarce 1964-66 printed formation sign, of a Borneo white bellied sea eagle flying forward. Major General Walter Walker (DOBOPS) instigated operations code name "CLARET". Operation Claret was a long-running series of secretive cross-border raids conducted by British Commonwealth forces in Borneo from June 1964 to early 1966. These raids were undertaken by special forces—including the British Special Air Service, Australian Special Air Service Regiment, and New Zealand Special Air Service—as well as regular infantry. During the early phases of the conflict British Commonwealth and Malaysian troops had attempted only to control the border and to protect population centres from Indonesian attacks. However, by 1965 they had decided to take more aggressive action, crossing the border to obtain information and in "hot pursuit" of withdrawing Indonesian infiltrators. First approved in May 1965, later they were expanded to include cross-border ambushing in July. Claret was largely successful in gaining the initiative for the British Commonwealth forces before being suspended late in the war, inflicting significant casualties on the Indonesians and keeping them on the defensive on their side of the border. The operations were only publicly disclosed by Britain in 1974, whilst the Australian government did not officially acknowledge its involvement until 1996.
DIRECTORATE OF OPERATIONS BORNEO [HQ, SPECIAL FORCES SAS] FORMATION SIGN A very scarce 1964-66 printed formation sign, of a Borneo white bellied sea eagle flying forward. Major General Walter Walker (DOBOPS) instigated operations code name "CLARET". Operation Claret was a long-running series of secretive cross-border raids conducted by British Commonwealth forces in Borneo from June 1964 to early 1966. These raids were undertaken by special forces—including the British Special Air Service, Australian Special Air Service Regiment, and New Zealand Special Air Service—as well as regular infantry. During the early phases of the conflict British Commonwealth and Malaysian troops had attempted only to control the border and to protect population centres from Indonesian attacks. However, by 1965 they had decided to take more aggressive action, crossing the border to obtain information and in "hot pursuit" of withdrawing Indonesian infiltrators. First approved in May 1965, later they were expanded to include cross-border ambushing in July. Claret was largely successful in gaining the initiative for the British Commonwealth forces before being suspended late in the war, inflicting significant casualties on the Indonesians and keeping them on the defensive on their side of the border. The operations were only publicly disclosed by Britain in 1974, whilst the Australian government did not officially acknowledge its involvement until 1996.
DIRECTORATE OF OPERATIONS BORNEO [HQ, SPECIAL FORCES SAS] FORMATION SIGN A very scarce 1964-66 printed formation sign, of a Borneo white bellied sea eagle flying forward. Some paper and glue residue to reverse. Major General Walter Walker (DOBOPS) instigated operations code name "CLARET". Operation Claret was a long-running series of secretive cross-border raids conducted by British Commonwealth forces in Borneo from June 1964 to early 1966. These raids were undertaken by special forces—including the British Special Air Service, Australian Special Air Service Regiment, and New Zealand Special Air Service—as well as regular infantry. During the early phases of the conflict British Commonwealth and Malaysian troops had attempted only to control the border and to protect population centres from Indonesian attacks. However, by 1965 they had decided to take more aggressive action, crossing the border to obtain information and in "hot pursuit" of withdrawing Indonesian infiltrators. First approved in May 1965, later they were expanded to include cross-border ambushing in July. Claret was largely successful in gaining the initiative for the British Commonwealth forces before being suspended late in the war, inflicting significant casualties on the Indonesians and keeping them on the defensive on their side of the border. The operations were only publicly disclosed by Britain in 1974, whilst the Australian government did not officially acknowledge its involvement until 1996.
DORSESTSHIRE REGIMENT OR`S CAP BADGE A fine Dorsetshire Regiment Cap badge, with slider & maker Gladman & Norman, Spencer Street Birmingham to reverse.
DORSET BULLION BLAZER BADGE A fine bullion blazer badge, un-used condition.
DORSET OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint Officers Silver,Gilt cap badge. A two part construction, with two long loops to reverse.
DORSET REGIMENT [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine facing white metal pair of collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill page 173 fig 1079 as it appears to be a greyish silver finish, but possibly earlier.
DORSET VOLUNTEER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine scarce VTC Kings Crown WWI brass cap badge with two loops and maker's plate Gaunt to reverse. Bearing the arms of Dorset County Council to centre. Ref K&K Vol1 1613
DORSET YEOMANRY CLOTH BERET BADGE A fine scarce E11R woven cloth Beret badge. 2 years in existence. In 1997, an Armoured Replacement Regiment was formed at Bovington and called 'The Dorset Yeomanry'. This new regiment did not inherit the lineage and battle honours of the Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry. In 1999, this regiment was reduced to a single squadron, which became "A" Squadron of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. The other squadrons of this regiment are formed by other old yeomanry regiments that had been reduced to the strength of one squadron: B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) [RWY] Squadron C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) [RGH] Squadron D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) [RDY] Squadron
DORSET YEOMANRY OFFICERS ARMOURED SQUADRON CAP BADGE Silvered / gilt and enamel cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Raised in 1996. Ref Hodges p352
DORSETSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE Excellent example of an Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with maker J R Gaunt London on reverse of sphinx. 2 blades to reverse. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT An excellent bi metal cap badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. With a slider to the reverse. The Castle & the key of Gibraltar. Ref KK Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT BULLION BLAZER BADGE A fine Gold bullion blazer badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. Size 78mm diameter.
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT BULLION BLAZER BADGE A fine gold bullion blazer badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. Size 90 mm square.
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT BULLION BLAZER BADGE A fine padded gold bullion blazer badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. Size 100 mm square.
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT BUTTON A fine silver plate 25mm button with marker Jennens & Co London to reverse.
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment, with sider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An original bi metal cap badge with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal cap badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. With a slider to the reverse. The Castle & the key of Gibraltar. Ref KK Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal early example with Dorsetshire at the top. Reference K & K 1 item 650 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal early example with Dorsetshire at the top. Reference K & K 1 item 650 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE All brass WW1 economy issue cap badge with slider to reverse. reference KK Vol 1 item 651 page 189
DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BUTTON A fine Gilt Officers button.
DORSETSHIRE SWEETHEART BROOCH BADGE A fine Mother of pearl and enamel sweetheart brooch badge.
DORSETSHIRE YEOMANRY [Queens Own] HUSSARS ORs CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned gilding metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Scroll to the 'The Great War'. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1445 page 357. The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army founded in 1794 as the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry in response to the growing threat of invasion during the Napoleonic wars. It gained its first royal association in 1833 as The Princess Victoria's Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry, and its second, in 1843, as the Queen's Own Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry.
DORSETSHIRE YEOMANRY [Queens Own] ORs CAP BADGE A fine brass cap badge with slide to reverse. Scroll to the 'The Great War'. Maker's name Firmin of London. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1445 page 357. The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army founded in 1794 as the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry in response to the growing threat of invasion during the Napoleonic wars. It gained its first royal association in 1833 as The Princess Victoria's Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry, and its second, in 1843, as the Queen's Own Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry.
DOWNSIDE SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped gilded metal cap badge , with two loops to reverse. Reference Rawlings 634
DRAGOON GUARDS PRE 1907 SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 1 item 4 one piece. 17 mm x 29 mm
DUFFERIN RIFLES OF CANADA CAP BADGE [BUCKLE TYPE] A fine scarce WW2 bronzed type cap badge, with slider to reverse.
DUKE OF CORNWALL LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BERET BADGE A fine scarce Officers small beret badge,cast construction Silver "P" to reverse. With maker J R Gaunt London and two long loops. Size 35 mm x 30 mm.
DUKE OF CORNWALL LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine full sized cast Silver or Silvered Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1959. The regiment was created on 1 July 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms, by the merger of the 32nd (Cornwall Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. The DCLI also incorporated the militia and rifle volunteers of Cornwall. In 1959 the regiment merged with the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY A white metal other ranks cap badge to the Duke of Cornwall’s light Infantry. With a slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt London Ref KK Vol 2 item 641 page 57
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY BUGLE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce die cast brass metal shoulder title to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry worn post 1914. Three loops to the reverse. Reference Westlake 1051
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY BUGLE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce die cast white metal shoulder title to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 1952-58 Two hex fittings to reverse. Westlake 1051
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine all brass example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 641 page 187. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1959. The regiment was created on 1 July 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms, by the merger of the 32nd (Cornwall Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.[2] The DCLI also incorporated the militia and rifle volunteers of Cornwall.[3][4][5] In 1959 the regiment merged with the Somerset Light Infantry to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.[4] However, this was amalgamated with the Durham Light Infantry, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry to form The Light Infantry which was also merged, in 2007, with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Green Jackets to form The Rifles, which continues the lineage of the DCLI.
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY OR's COLLAR BADGES An excellent good die stamped brass pair, with two loops each to the reverse.
DUKE OF CORNWALLS LIGHT INFANTRY OR's COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of collar badges both with two loop fixings to reverse.
DUKE OF LANCASTERS OWN YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint Silver/Gilt Officers cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 1429
DUKE OF LANCASTERS YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Duke of Lancaster’s Yeomanry. With a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1428 page 357
DUKE OF LANCASTER`S OWN YEOMANRY [Dragoons] A rose within a wreath, laurel on left, Oak on right. On the wreath, scrolls inscribed Duke of Lancaster`s Own. all brass / gilding metal badge with slider to reverse. Ref K&K Vol1 1428
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS (West Riding) REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse and the remains of a slider fixing. Reference K & K vol 1 item 642 page 187.
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS (West Riding) REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good light bronze moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Slight curve North south
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS REGIMENT WAIST BELT PLATE Gilt and white metal waist belt clasp.
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS WEST RIDING REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with three blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 642
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS [West Riding] REGIMENT CAP BADGE Bi – metal cap badge with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 642 page 187
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS [WEST RIDING] REGIMENT PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent light bronze moulded plastic WW2 plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blade fixings to the reverse.
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS [WEST RIDING] REGIMENT PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent light bronze moulded plastic WW2 plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blade fixings to the reverse.
DUKE OF WELLINGTONS [WEST RIDING] SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver & enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
DUKE OF YORK ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge with slider to reverse.
DULWICH OTC COLLEGE [OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS] SHOULDER TITLE A fine w/metal shoulder title, with four loops to reverse.
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY A very good post 1901 die stamped white metal example. Slider to the reverse. Sealed 1903. D L I was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1968 Ref KK Vol 2 item 681 page 65
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE Woven cloth shoulder title of the slipover type. White on khaki. One large loop to reverse
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 yellow on dark green woven cloth shoulder title. Some residue to reverse.
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce silver moulded economy issue WW2 plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 681 page 65
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY OR's BERET BADGE A good post WW1 die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, London. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2015 page 65
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY ORs VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent scarce die stamped white metal Victorian other ranks cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 680 page 191
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY OR`s CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 681 page 65
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLES A matching / facing pair of shoulder titles, with two hex lug fixings to reverse of each.Worn circa 1952-58
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLES A white metal matching / facing pair of shoulder titles, with two hex lug fixings to reverse of each.Worn circa 1952-58
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent scarce die stamped white metal Victorian other ranks cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 680 page 191
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY WW2 PLASTI ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good light grey moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse.
E YORK EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass pre 1921 shoulder title, with two hex type lugs reverse.
E11R ARMY CATERING CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue cap with light grey/blue peak, piped with yellow & matching crown. Cap badge and two general service buttons. Excellent condition with no maker mark or moth.
E11R ARMY PHYSICAL TRAINING CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap, with cap badge & matching buttons. Dark blue cap, with red crown and red piping to flap body & peak.
E11R BANDSMEN MUSICIAN BULLION ARM BADGE A fine raised bullion No 1 dress arm badge.
E11R GENERAL ARMY BULLION [OFFICERS] CAP BADGE A fine raised bullion cap badge.
E11R GENERAL STAFF COLONEL PEAKED CAP A fine General Staff Colonel Peaked Cap, with bullion cap badge, chin strap and matching buttons. No moth and Herbert Johnson maker inside.
E11R GURKHA MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1953 locally made die cast w/m example. Two loops to reverse, once had a slider.
E11R HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine officers cap badge to the Household Cavalry, with two long loops to the reverse. KK 1884
E11R LIGHT INFANTRY WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine E11R woven warrant officers arm badge.
E11R OFFICERS BULLION MUSICIANS ARM BADGE A fine Bullion example.
E11R RANK CROWN WO2 Rank Badge (Duke Of Wellington's) Red Queen's Crown. Embroidered Warrant Officer rank badge 65 mm x 60 mm
E11R WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine woven E11R warrant Officer arm badge, believed to be Somerset & Cornwall http://www.britisharmedforces.org/scli_%20pages/pages/worster.htm
E11R WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine woven arm badge, perhaps Royal Army Pay Corps.
EAST AFRICA WW2 PRINTED CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A scarce WW2 red on khaki printed pair of cloth shoulder titles. One of which has been slightly cut with scissors when removed from uniform [bottom one down and into the "A" at the end of Africa]. Otherwise excellent condition.
EAST AFRICA WW2 SLIP-OVER SHOULDER TITLE Cloth shoulder title of slip-over type.
EAST AFRICAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine cast metal shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Uncleaned, has some verdigris.
EAST AFRICAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scarce die cast brass example worn 1939-45, with two lugs to reverse.
EAST AFRICAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of cast metal shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. Uncleaned, has some verdigris.
EAST AFRICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed cloth E.A.E.F sign. A double horned Rhinocerous in black on a white background, within a black circle, was the badge of the HQ. Served under the South east Asia Command in Burma. Reference Cole page 91
EAST ANGLIA OFFICERS S/GILT CAP BADGE A fine Silvered & Gilt Officers two part example, with two long loops to reverse.
EAST ANGLIAN BRIGADE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine mint East Anglian Brigade Officer’s cap badge circa 1958-70. Fine example. Gilt Castle, Key and “East Anglia” scroll mounted on silvered star. Two loops to reverse.
EAST ANGLIAN TRAINING BRIGADE GROUP FORMATION SIGN. A fine woven formation sign. Reference Blandford Series Guido Rosignoli Plate 12
EAST KENT "THE BUFF" WW2 ECONOMY PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine plastic WW2 cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse and maker Stanley & Sons Walsall. Good condition see photos.
EAST KENT & HOME COUNTIES DISTRICT [SOUTH-EAST COMMAND] FORMATION SIGN. A fine woven WW2 formation sign. Reference Cole page 102. A shield with a white border, blue sky, Dover castle in black and buff, green and white Dover cliffs dark and light blue wavy lines for the sea below.
EAST KENT & HOME COUNTIES DISTRICT [SOUTH-EAST COMMAND] FORMATION SIGNS A fine printed pair of WW2 formation signs. Reference Cole page 102. A shield with a white border, blue sky, Dover castle in black and buff, green and white Dover cliffs dark and light blue wavy lines for the sea below.
EAST KENT REGIMENT [THE BUFFS] WW1 SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine cast silver & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Size 29 mm x 29 mm.
EAST KENT [BUFFS] REGIMENT OFFICERS HELMET PLATE 1901-1914 A good scarce gilt example. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and garter, the red velvet centre with a silver dragon on ground. Mounted on the base of wreath, a silver tri-part scroll `The East Kent Regiment`, to the top of the wreath , another silver scroll inscribed `The Buffs` Three loops to reverse, where an 8 is impressed.
EAST KENT [BUFFS] REGIMENT OFFICERS HELMET PLATE 1901-1914 A good scarce gilt example. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and garter, the red velvet centre with a silver dragon on ground. Mounted on the base of wreath, a silver tri-part scroll `The East Kent Regiment`, to the top of the wreath , another silver scroll inscribed `The Buffs` Three loops to reverse, where an 8 is impressed.
EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT Die struck with slider to the reverse, expansion hole behind the brass rose. Good sharp detail. Edwardian issue cap badge. Ref KK Vol 1 item 638 page 187
EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 638 page 187
EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE Die struck with slider to the reverse, Good sharp detail. Edwardian issue cap badge. Ref KK Vol 1 item 638 page 187
EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A scarce light bronze plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Very slight curve starting up by the crown.
EAST LANCASHIRE VICTORIAN ORs CAP BADGE A Victorian bi metal cap badge with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 637 page 187
EAST LANCASHIRE WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 638 page 187
EAST MIDLANDS UNIVERSITY ANODISED OTC CAP BADGE A good scarce anodised aluminium example.Makers mark J.R.Gaunt, B'ham. Slider to the reverse .
EAST RIDING YORKSHIRE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine 1920-56 bi metal cap badge with two loops & blow holes to reverse. Running fox with scroll inscribed 'Forrard'. Reference Gaylor plate 35c
EAST SCOTLAND WW2 DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign, a golden lion rampant superimposed on a white St Andrew's cross on a green square. This item with khaki close gauze backing. Lion faces left. This sign was first worn by Edinburgh Area, which became Lothian and Border District in 1941, which in turn became East Scotland District in 1944. . This District became subsumed under Lowland District, presumably when that District was formed on 1 January 1946. All examples in the collection have the lion looking left so it is likely that these were not worn in facing pairs, and may have been worn only on one arm, possibly the left so looking front.
EAST SURREY PAIR COLLAR BADGES 1894 PATTERN A fine Victorian pair of gilding metal collar badges. Reference Churchill page 139 fig 872.
EAST SURREY REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal Victorian example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 639 page 187
EAST SURREY REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal Victorian example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 639 page 187
EAST SURREY REGIMENT COLLAR BADGE A fine example collar badge with two loops to reverse.
EAST SURREY REGIMENT OFFICERS POST 1902 CAP BADGE A fine die-cast example by J R Gaunt London. Facetted silvered star mounted with gilt crowned shield bearing silvered Arms of Guildford. Gilt scroll below star inscribed `East Surrey`. Two loops to reverse which is impressed `P`
EAST SURREY REGIMENT OFFICERS POST 1902 CAP BADGE A fine die-cast example by J R Gaunt London. Facetted silvered star mounted with gilt crowned shield bearing silvered Arms of Guildford. Gilt scroll below star inscribed `East Surrey`. Two loops to reverse which is impressed `P`
EAST SURREY REGIMENT VICTORIAN POST 1881 OFFICERS FORAGE CAP BADGE A very scarce example. 60 mm x 50 mm. Cut silver star mounted with gilt pierced title circlet surmounted by a crown. Within the circlet, the arms of Guildford in silver and gilt, set on red velvet grounding. Two of the three original loops to reverse.
EAST SURREY REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine all brass economy issue cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
EAST SURREY VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent bi metal Victorian example with two loops & blow holes to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 639 page 187
EAST SURREY WHITE FACED SWEETHEART WW1 white faced sweetheart enamel with brooch fixing to reverse.
EAST SURREY WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce plastic economy issue cap badge with two blades to the reverse. The Arms of Guildford, with Kings crown, to the centre of a star,above a scroll bearing the title, East Surrey.
EAST YORKSHIRE PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine early bi metal cap badge with two loops to reverse.
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce plastic WW2 economy issue cap badge. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2219 page 113
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine other ranks field service cap, maroon body and crown, crown piped in beige. Peak and flap in dark blue/black. No moth, maker or date.
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Gilt Officers cap badge, two part construction with two long loops to reverse.
EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Gilt Officers cap badge, two part construction with two long loops to reverse.
EASTBOURNE COLLEGE COMBINED CADET FORCE CAP BADGE A fine scarce bronzed brass example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2545 page 197
EASTBOURNE COLLEGE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine Eastbourne College OTC pre 1948 bronzed cap badge. Die-stamped Slider VGC
EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce facing pair of printed formation signs 2nd pattern. A Viking's head,crossed swords and the White Cliffs of Dover.
EASTERN COMMAND PAIR OF WW2 CLOTH FORMATION SIGNS A fine scarce facing pair of printed formation signs 2nd pattern [Viking]
EDINBURGH /OTC / UNIVERSITY SCARE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference Westlake item 1636 plate 106
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A large staybright white metal cap badge to Edinburgh University OTC, with long slider to reverse. Maker G S Tye & Co Birmingham Reference K & K 2 item 2454 page 183
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY OTC CAP BADGE Sealed in 1951 a white metal large cap badge to Edinburgh University OTC, with 3 long loops to the reverse. Size 70 mm x 60 mm. Please excuse blue velvet on lugs. As item was previously glued on frame. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2453 page 183
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY TRAINING CORPS T.A CAP BADGE A fine w/metal large cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 2453
EIIR PARACHUTE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine w/metal cap badge, with slider to reverse.
EIIR STAYBRIGHT PARACHUTE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine anodised Staybright cap badge, with slider and maker J R Gaunt to reverse.
ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Essex Regiment, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 660 page 189
ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Essex Regiment, with a slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol item 660 page 189
ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE Bi metal with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 659 page 189
ESSEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE Bi metal with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 659 page 189
ESSEX REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A scarce fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
ESSEX REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE. An Essex Regiment Officers construction Cap badge, were the gilt has been worn, hence price,with two loops to reverse.
ESSEX REGIMENT PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A dark chocolate brown example with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 659 page 189. Maker A Stanley & sons Walsall
ESSEX REGIMENT PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A dark chocolate brown example with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 659 page 189. Maker A Stanley & sons Walsall
ESSEX REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilding metal example with brooch fixing to reverse.
ESSEX REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart brooch. 30 mm dia
ESSEX REGIMENT VICTORIAN ORs HELMET PLATE CENTRE. A fine 1881 to 1901 gilding metal helmet plate centre, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 334 page 147
ESSEX REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A dark chocolate brown example with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 659 page 189. Maker A Stanley & sons Walsall
ESSEX YEOMANRY E11R CAP BADGE A good post 1953 die stamped brass example, with slider to reverse.
ETON COLLEGE OTC CAP BADGE A white metal example with two blade fixings to reverse. Eton was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore” to provide free education to 70 poor boys who would then go on to King's College, Cambridge, which he founded 1441. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2552 page 197
EX SERVICES INDIA BUTTON HOLE Enamel Button hole badge with number 579 on reverse.
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE ROYAL ENGINEERS BOMB DISPOSAL ARM BADGE An unissued in mint condition. Ref Edwards Langley P80 fig 86A. Embroidered WW 2 sleeve badge worn by personnel of Bomb Disposal Units. A yellow bomb on red.
F.A.F.L FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE WW2 PILOT WING SERVICE BADGE A fine scarce enamel badge, with brooch fixing to reverse. 47 mm x 22 mm.
F.A.F.L FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE WW2 PILOT WING SERVICE BADGE A fine scarce excellent example. Free French Air Forces wing, enamel and numbered, with the cross of Lorraine and a brooch fixing. The Free French Air Forces (French: Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, FAFL) were the air arm of the Free French Forces during the Second World War from 1940. They officially ceased to hold this title from 1943, with the merger of Free French Forces with General Giraud's anti-German forces, but were still commonly known by the title until the liberation of France in 1944, when they became the regular French Air Army. They were commanded by Martial Henri Valin from 1941 to 1944, who subsequently became commander of the Air Army. On 17 June 1940, five days before the signing of the Franco-German Armistice, the first "exodus" (of 10 airmen) took flight from Bordeaux-Mérignac to England. Others rallied to General Charles de Gaulle from France and French North Africa during the period June 1940 to November 1942. A contingent of volunteers from South American countries such as Uruguay, Argentina and Chile was also created, as Free French officials recruited there personally. From a strength of 500 on July 1940, the ranks of the FAFL grew to 900 by 1941, including 200 flyers[clarification needed]. A total of 276 of these flyers were stationed in England, and 604 were stationed in overseas theaters of operation. In the summer of 1940 General de Gaulle named then-Colonel Martial Henri Valin as commander-in-chief of the FAFL. Valin was at the French military mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the time of his appointment and he had to complete his assignment there by February 1941. It took him 45 days to get to London to see de Gaulle and it was not until 9 July that Valin formally assumed office taking over from the caretaker commander, Admiral Emile Muselier. 65 mm x 33 mm
FIFE & FORFAR [The Highland Yeomanry] OR's CAP BADGE A good Queens crown die stamped white metal example to the Highland Yeomanry , Fife & Forfar Yeomanry & Scottish Horse. Slider to the reverse. VGC. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, London.
FIFE AND FORFAR YEOMANRY A mint pair of white metal collar badges, each with 2 loops to reverse
FIFE AND FORFAR YEOMANRY OR`s CAP BADGE Fife & Forfar Yeomanry OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
FIFESHIRE & FORFARSHIRE YEOMANRY [DRAGOONS] CAP BADGE Fife & Forfar Yeomanry OR's cap badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1474 page 361.
FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY [FANY] WW1 CAP BADGE A very rare WW1 die-stamped bronze example on loops. Formed as the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in 1907 as a first aid link between the field hospitals and the front lines, and was given the yeomanry title as all its members were originally mounted on horseback. Unlike nursing organisations, the FANY saw themselves rescuing the wounded and giving first aid, similar to a modern combat medic. During World War I, on arrival in Calais on 27 October 1914, they drove motor ambulances instead of horses. The British Army wanted nothing to do with them, so they drove ambulances and ran hospitals and casualty clearing stations for the Belgian and French Armies. By the Armistice, they had been awarded many decorations for bravery, including 17 Military Medals, 1 Legion d'Honneur and 27 Croix de Guerre.
FIRST PATTERN 1 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE 1 Commando, created from "A" Company 1st SS [Special Service] Battalion in March, 1941. The first shoulder title was 1 over COMMANDO in green on Khaki, and changed early in 1943 to No 1 COMMANDO in red on dark blue. This title can be found in woven & printed variations. 1 COMMANDO wore a green Salamanda in red flames on Khaki background blow title 1941-43 only. An excellent used and very scarce embroidered example of green on a khaki background. Worn by 1 Commando for a very short time between 1941 and 1943.
FIRST PATTERN SALAMANDER PATCH 1 COMMANDO 1 Commando, created from "A" Company 1st SS [Special Service] Battalion in March, 1941. The first shoulder title was 1 over COMMANDO in green on Khaki, and changed early in 1943 to No 1 COMMANDO in red on dark blue. This title can be found in woven & printed variations. 1 COMMANDO wore a green Salamanda in red flames on Khaki background blow title 1941-43 only. An excellent used and very scarce embroidered example of the green salamander within red and yellow flames on a khaki background. Worn by 1 Commando for a very short time between 1941 and 1943. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071989 matching 1 COMMANDO shloulder title on 53223
FORESTERS BRIGADE ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1958 anodised aluminium example, with slightly cropped slider to the reverse. Made Timings Ltd, B'ham.
FOUR YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE CHEVRONS ARM BADGE A fine woven continuous service cloth arm badge.
FREE FRENCH AIR FORCES WW2 [1940-45] PARACHUTE BULLION WING. A fine scarce Free French Air Forces Bullion wing, with the cross of Lorraine. The Free French Air Forces (French: Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, FAFL) were the air arm of the Free French Forces during the Second World War from 1940. They officially ceased to hold this title from 1943, with the merger of Free French Forces with General Giraud's anti-German forces, but were still commonly known by the title until the liberation of France in 1944, when they became the regular French Air Army. They were commanded by Martial Henri Valin from 1941 to 1944, who subsequently became commander of the Air Army. On 17 June 1940, five days before the signing of the Franco-German Armistice, the first "exodus" (of 10 airmen) took flight from Bordeaux-Mérignac to England. Others rallied to General Charles de Gaulle from France and French North Africa during the period June 1940 to November 1942. A contingent of volunteers from South American countries such as Uruguay, Argentina and Chile was also created, as Free French officials recruited there personally. From a strength of 500 on July 1940, the ranks of the FAFL grew to 900 by 1941, including 200 flyers[clarification needed]. A total of 276 of these flyers were stationed in England, and 604 were stationed in overseas theaters of operation. In the summer of 1940 General de Gaulle named then-Colonel Martial Henri Valin as commander-in-chief of the FAFL. Valin was at the French military mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the time of his appointment and he had to complete his assignment there by February 1941. It took him 45 days to get to London to see de Gaulle and it was not until 9 July that Valin formally assumed office taking over from the caretaker commander, Admiral Emile Muselier.
FRENCH & FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION PARACHUTE BREVET WING A fine Paratroopers Qualification Brevet, with two eye loops, maker Delsart and number 062 and letters depose.
FRENCH ARMY RAPID [FAR] CAP BADGE An excellent scarce enamel cap badge, with two built in loops and maker mark Drago Paris to reverse. FAR Rapid reaction force in Lebanon.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION 13th DEMI-BRIGADE A fine enamel cap badge, with built in clutch pin fixing and maker mark Drago Paris to reverse. Raised in 1940, they are still going today. The 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade is a mechanized infantry demi-brigade of the French Foreign Legion. It is the only permanent demi-brigade in the French Army.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION 2nd FOREIGN PARACHUTE REGIMENT BERET BADGE A French Foreign Legion enamel badge with clutch fixing to reverse and maker Drago Paris. A small speck of red enamel missing. Hence price.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION 6TH FOREIGN ENGINEERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce enamel with two built in loop fixings and maker mark Drago Paris Number G3173 to reverse. The 6th Foreign Engineer Regiment was a unit of the French Foreign Legion integrated in the rapid reaction force and part component of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION 9th RZ COMMANDO CAP BADGE A fine scarce French Commando Entrainement (9th RZ) cap badge, with GS31 & 89100 sens to reverse with maker Y.Delsart. Clutch fixing. The 9th Regiments of Zouaves dates back to 1914. The infantry regiment belonged to the Army of Africa who depended highly on the army in France.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION COMMANDO PARACHUTE BREVET A fine bi metal brevet badge, with two loops fixings and screw thread bar to reverse. Also maker Drago Paris.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION COMMANDO PLATOON 3rd SQUADRON [LEBANON] CAP BADGE A fine enamel cap / beret badge, with pin / brooch fixing to reverse. The Multinational Force in Lebanon (M.N.F) was an international peacekeeping force to aid, support and train the Lebanese Armed Forces to restore the sovereignty of the Lebanese Government at the request of the latter in Beirut, its constituent areas and insure and guarantee the security and safety of mass civilian populations; specially women and children. With the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom forming the multinational force; a strong naval presence was present in the Mediterranean to provide support in the greater Lebanon.
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION COMMANDO SNIPER QUALIFICATION BADGE A fine white metal qualification sniper badge, with two loops and maker Drago Paris to reverse.
FRENCH NAVY FRIGATE GERMINAL CAP TALLY A full length cap tally. he Germinal is a light monitoring frigate ("frégate de surveillance") of the French Marine Nationale. She is the sixth and last ship of her class, and the first French vessel named after Germinal, the 7th month of the Republican Calendar. Her main mission is monitoring traffic in the Northern Sea and respond to ecological emergencies. In April 2012, Germinal was in New Orleans, LA for the Navy Week celebrations commemorating the War of 1812. Docked at the Esplanade Avenue wharf near two US Navy vessels, she was open for public tours.
FRENCH NAVY JEANNE D`ARC CAP TALLY A full length cap tally. Jeanne d'Arc was a helicopter cruiser of the French Navy. She was the third vessel of the French Navy named after Joan of Arc ("Jeanne d'Arc", in French), a national heroine of France and saint of the Catholic Church who repelled the English invasion during the Hundred Years' War. In peacetime, Jeanne d'Arc was used for teaching and training purposes; however, in case of emergency or crisis, she was to have become a fully capable helicopter cruiser. Toward the end of her service life Jeanne d'Arc became unsuitable for the role due to the increasing size and weight of helicopters. Jeanne d'Arc was built as La Résolue, as her predecessor, Jeanne d'Arc of 1930, was still in service. She was renamed Jeanne d'Arc in 1964. The ship was retired in May 2010 and decommissioned in September 2010.
FRENCH PARATROOPERS 35 RAP SECTION ENAMEL BADGE A fine special forces enamel example, with clutch fixing to reverse. A desert rapid response intervention unit the Lebanon. Maker Y Delsart to reverse. The 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment (French: 35e Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste, 35e RAP) is the only airborne artillery unit of the French Army, it forms the artillery component of the 11th Parachute Brigade. It is based in Tarbes together with 1st Parachute Hussar Regiment.
FRENCH SCHOOL OF AIRBORNE, COMMANDO, PARACHUTE TROOPS BADGE A fine white metal E.T.A.P School of Airborne Troops badge. Maker Delsart to reverse.
G.H.Q. INDIA WW2 BULLION BADGE A fine item with brooch fixing to reverse. G.H.Q. India WW II formation signs. Bullion wire embroidered star of India on red over black rectangles
G.H.Q. INDIA WW2 BULLION BADGE A fine item with brooch fixing to reverse. G.H.Q. India WW II formation signs. Bullion wire embroidered star of India on red over black rectangles
GALLOWAY RIFLE VOLUNTEERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce Victorian white metal glengarry badge with two loops to the reverse. The Scottish Lion and the acronym "GRV" to the centre of a crowned wreath of thistle above scroll bearing the motto " Albanich". [Volunteer Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers.]
GCR RWAFF GOLD COAST REGIMENT, ROYAL WEST AFRICA FRONTIER FORCE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass shoulder title to the Gold Coast Regiment, Royal West Africa Frontier Force, with two loops to reverse. Maker Dowler Birmingham to reverse
GENERAL LIST INFANTRY WW1 CAP BADGE A fine all brass cap badge, with slider to reverse. 50 mm x 50 mm aprox
GENERAL LIST [FOR SERVICE BATTALIONS] CAP BADGE A WW1 Kings Crown scarce die stamped Royal Arms brass example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1084 page 99
GENERAL PATTERN RIFLES VICTORIAN CROSS BELT PLATE. A solid cast white metal cross belt plate, with three threaded studs to reverse
GENERAL PATTERN VICTORIAN POUCH BADGE A white metal Victorian crown pouch badge, with three threaded stud fixings to reverse.
GENERAL SERVICE BULLION BADGE A fine padded gold bullion E11R badge, 70 mm x 62 mm. Probably a Blazer badge.
GENERAL SERVICE CAP BADGE As worn in both wars. In the first war some Volunteer Reserve units wore this as a cap badge. Badge has a bronze patina to it and some age wear, but detail still sharp. Original slider to reverse. Ref KK Vol 1 1084
GENERAL SERVICE CORPS [Victorian] OR`s COLLAR BADGES Two good die stamped brass Collar badges Two loops each to the reverse.
GENERAL SERVICE ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine General Service economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. maker A Stanley Walsall.
GENERAL SERVICE INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with replaced slider to reverse. Personnel who wore this badge were responsible for training officer cadets before going on to OCTU. Personnel Cap Badge, 1944-45 only. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2164 page 97.
GENERAL SERVICE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A plastic cap badge to the General Service Corps. With 2 blades to the reverse. Reference KK 2278 makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
GENERAL STAFF ARM BADGE A fine shoulder gilding metal badge, with two loops to reverse.
GEORGE V STERLING SILVER ROYAL FUSILIERS SWEETHEART BROOCH 1915 A fine silver hallmarked Birmingham 1915 sweetheart brooch, with maker Pearce & Thompson to reverse. Good Condition size 3.4 cm X 2.7 cm Weight 2.9 grams
GERMAN WW2 HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE A near mint [ two little pit marks to bottom edge, see photos] Hitler Youth buckle. Marked RZM M4/46. Die struck steel buckle with a matte silver wash. The buckle features an embossed HJ style national eagle, with down-swept wings, clutching an HJ diamond to the center on a slightly pebbled background field. The eagle is encompassed by a circular ribbed background border with a simulated twisted rope trim to both the inner and outer edges. The circular border has embossed Gothic scripted HJ motto to top, "Blut und Ehre", (Blood and Honor). The matte silver wash is retained about 99%. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse. The reverse has a brazed on buckle catch, and the prong bar and prongs are all intact. The reverse of the buckle is also well marked with an impressed RZM logo with single circular border and manufacturers code, RZM M4/46.
GERMAN WWII NSFK ENAMEL 1938 BADGE German National Socialist Flieger Korps (NSFK) 1938 Berlin Coastal Night Flight competition blue enamel badge. With oval "Rob. Neff Berlin W57" makers mark in relief to reverse. Enamel very good, pin brooch to reverse.
GHQ TROOPS 21st ARMY GROUP FORMATION SIGN A fine printed WW2 cloth formation sign. Some glue residue to reverse.
GIBRALTAR REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce gold and silver anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse. Makers stamp London Badge & Button Co. Ltd.
GLENELG MEMORIAL HALL [SOLDIERS CLUB ROOM SECTION] 1919 PIN BADGE A fine scarce example of an Australian 1919 pin badge.
GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2057 page 73
GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2057 page 73
GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT OFFICERS BERET BADGE Glider Pilot Regiment Officer’s beret badge. A good scarce die-cast silvered example by Firmin, London. Eagle within crowned tri-part title scroll, with two loops to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE & HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce gold and silver anodised aluminium cap badge, with slider to reverse. A planned merger that never took place. Maker Dowler Birmingham. Reference Gaylor Plate 49 / B 2.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE BERKSHIRE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE Regiment was formed in 1994 and this a die cast silvered and gilt beret badge, with slider to the reverse and red felt backing glued.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT A brass back badge to the Gloucestershire Regiment, with two lugs to the reverse. For their gallantry in fighting back to back during the Battle of Alexandria 1801, the Regiment was given the unique honour of wearing a badge at the back of their caps. Ref KK Vol 1 item 635 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE White metal cap badge with slider to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE W/Metal cap badge to the Gloucestershire Regiment. With a slider to the reverse Reference KK Vol 1 item 634 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A white metal cap badge with two loops fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 634 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE An early W/Metal cap badge to the Gloucestershire Regiment. With two loop fixings to reverse Reference K & K Vol 1 item 634 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers Bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers Bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers bronze collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART LAPEL BADGE A fine all brass lapel badge in the form of a badge, with button hole fixing to reverse.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT [back badge] A good early back badge. Die stamped brass metal with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 635 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT [BACK BADGE] A brass back badge to the Gloucestershire Regiment, with two lugs to the reverse. For their gallantry in fighting back to back during the Battle of Alexandria 1801, the Regiment was given the unique honour of wearing a badge at the back of their caps. Ref K & K Vol 1 item 635 page 187
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT [back badge] PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE A fine Gloucester back badge in plastic, with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker Stanley Walsall.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT [GLOSTER] SHOULDER TITLES A good post 1902 pair of brass shoulder titles. Two hex type lugs to the reverse of each.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS N.C.O GLENGARRY CAP A fine Glengarry bonnet, with a traditional red toorie to the top, and rosette to side,ribbons to the rear. And a three "D" white metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date.
GORDON HIGHLANDERS [GORDON] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW1 pre 1922 Gordon brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 87 item 1373.
GREEN HOWARDS PRINCESS OF WALES OWN YORKSHIRE FIELD SERVICE CAP An other ranks dark green field service cap with flap & peak. No date or maker. no visible moth. More photos if required.
GREEN HOWARDS REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example worn 1953-58. Slider to the reverse .Reference KK Vol 2 item 1984
GREEN HOWARDS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce silver-grey moulded plastic example to the Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment, with two blades to the reverse.
GRENADIER GUARDS CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine early mint woven cloth shoulder title.
GRENADIER GUARDS ORs CAP BADGE A fused grenade with a plain ball. A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse. [1911 to 1936] Reference KK Vol 2 item 891 page 25
GRENADIER GUARDS ORs CAP BADGE A fused grenade with a plain ball. A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse. [1911 to 1936] Reference KK Vol 2 item 891 page 25
GRENADIER GUARDS ORs CAP BADGE A fused grenade with a plain ball. A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse. [1911 to 1936] Reference KK Vol 2 item 891 page 25
GRENADIER GUARDS ORs CAP BADGE A fused grenade with a plain ball. A fine brass example, with slider to reverse. [1911 to 1936] Reference KK Vol 2 item 891 page 25
GRENADIER GUARDS WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A worn woven WW2 cloth shoulder title, white on red.
GROUP "B" TRADES BULLION ARM BADGE A fine bullion arm badge.
GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN A WW II embroidered "Ever-seeing Eyes" on a red and blue shield. As part of 21st.Army Group the division landed in Normandy in June 1944, and took part in the hard fighting at Caen and Falaise, and the breakout from the beachhead. In September 1944 it became the first division to enter Brussels. Ref B. L Davis item 57
GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on slider circa 1916-18. Five pointed star with circlet inscribed “Quinque juncta in uno 1916”. To the centre a crowned GMG cypher; the principal points of the star in the form of a bullet, between the bullets, the grenade, Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Leek. Reference KK Vol 1 item 923 page 241.
GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A Very scarce other ranks cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 922 page 241. The Guards Machine Gun Regiment was a regiment of the British Army. It was initially formed in 1915 when machine gun companies were formed in the Guards Division. In April 1917, the four companies were grouped together as a single battalion of the Machine Gun Guards, before being re-designated by Royal Warrant in May 1918 as the 6th, or Machine Gun, Regiment of Foot Guards.In June, the regiment was reorganized into battalions.
GUARDS MACHINE GUN BATTALION WW1 OFFICERS 1918 BIRMINGHAM HALLMARKED CAP BADGE A fine very scarce Silver & enamel hallmarked Officers cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Maker Bent & Parker Hallmarks on both the reverse of the star and the backing plate. Cut silver five pointed star with pierced circlet inscribed “Quinque juncta in uno 1916” on a blue enamel ground. To the centre a crowned GMG cypher on a red translucent enamel ground. The principal points of the star in the form of a bullet, between the bullets, the grenade, Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Leek.
GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT OFFICERS GILT CAP BADGE A fine very rare Officers gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The four Machine Gun Companies in the Guards Division were formed into a unit named the 4th Battalion Machine Gun Guards on 1 March 1918. By a Royal Warrant of 10 May 1918 and as stated in Army Order 161 of 1918, the Guards Machine Gun Regiment was formed. It comprised four Machine Gun Battalions: the three Household Cavalry Regiments (the 1st and 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards) formed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, and the 4th Battalion Machine Gun Guards joined and was renamed the 4th (Foot Guards) Battalion. The Army Order stated that the title of the regiment was the 6th or Machine Gun Regiment of Foot Guards (or Guards Machine Gun Regiment).
GUERNSEY MILITIA ROYAL ARTILLERY SHOULDER TITLE A scarce two part brass shoulder title, both items with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 118 item 1819 & page 165.
GUERNSEY MILITIA ROYAL ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLE A scarce two part brass shoulder title, both items with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 118 item 1819 & page 165.
GURKHA ARMY SERVICE CORPS ANODISED BERET BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Gurkha Army Service Corps, with a slider to the reverse. maker J R Gaunt London
GURKHA ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A scarce Gurkha Army Service Corps Officer’s cap badge circa 1958-65. Silver plate and gilt , two part construction example, with two long loops to reverse. Formed 1st July 1958 in Singapore; re-designated Gurkha Transport Regiment November 1965.
GURKHA BOYS COMPANY ANODISED BERET BADGE A fine staybright Brigade of Gurkhas circa 1953/68 beret badge, with slider to reverse, and maker J R Gaunt London. In existence from 1948 to 68. Reference K & K item 2095 page 81.
GURKHA BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed, cloth backing formation sign.
GURKHA ENGINEERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce anodised aluminium gold & silver example, with slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham.
GURKHA ENGINEERS CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven cloth shoulder title, blue on red. 134 mm x 24 mm.
GURKHA INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY ANODISED BERET BADGE A good scarce 1963 to 68 anodised example. Crossed kurkris with parachute set above, two lugs to reverse. This unit was formed from volunteers from all eight regiments and corps units of the Brigade of Gurkhas on 1 January 1963, with the original role of airfield seizure for 17th Gurkha Division, with an all ranks strength of 128 men. Parachute training was conducted in Malaya, with selection carried out at Johore Baru under Captain Bruce Niven of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles.
GURKHA INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY ANODISED BERET BADGE A good scarce 1963 to 68 anodised example. Crossed kurkris with parachute set above, two lugs to reverse. This unit was formed from volunteers from all eight regiments and corps units of the Brigade of Gurkhas on 1 January 1963, with the original role of airfield seizure for 17th Gurkha Division, with an all ranks strength of 128 men. Parachute training was conducted in Malaya, with selection carried out at Johore Baru under Captain Bruce Niven of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles.
GURKHA INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY ANODISED BERET BADGE A good scarce 1963 to 68 example. Crossed kurkris with parachute set above, two lugs to reverse, and backing plate. This unit was formed from volunteers from all eight regiments and corps units of the Brigade of Gurkhas on 1 January 1963, with the original role of airfield seizure for 17th Gurkha Division, with an all ranks strength of 128 men. Parachute training was conducted in Malaya, with selection carried out at Johore Baru under Captain Bruce Niven of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles.
GURKHA MILITARY POLICE ANODISED KILMARNOCK FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine Officers gilding colour badge with slider and maker Firmin London. Reference K & K 2 item 2093 page 81
GURKHA QUEENS SIGNALS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine bi metal forage two piece cap badge to the Gurkha Signals, with two loops to the reverse and backing plate. Reference K & K 2 item 2089 page 81
GURKHA RIFLES SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLE A fine slip over shoulder title.
GURKHA SIGNALS REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce one piece die cast bi-metal cap badge, with two loops to the reverse.
GURKHA STAFF BAND KILMARNOCK ANODISED CAP BADGE A good anodised aluminium example, with slider to the reverse.
GURKHA TRANSPORT REGIMENT ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Gurkha Transport Regiment.With a slider to the reverse. Reference K & K 2091
GURKHA TRANSPORT REGIMENT STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Gurkha Transport Regiment.With a slider to the reverse. KK 2091
GURKHA TRANSPORT REGIMENT STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Gurkha Transport Regiment.With a slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham KK 2090
H Q LAND FORCES PERSIAN GULF FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign on backing with four popper fixings to reverse.
H Q SOUTHERN COMMAND [HIGHER FORMATION SIGN] A fine printed WW2 unused example, reference Cole 18. In 1940 their were eighteen variations of this command badge. The stars are a representation of the 'Southern Cross'. The colouring of the shield, and the stars, varied according to the arm of service of the wearer. The Command sign of red, black, red reflected command colours. In 1939 regular troops reporting to Southern Command included 1st Armoured Division, based at Andover, and 3rd Infantry Division, based at Bulford. Other Regular Troops reporting to Southern Command at that time included: 8th Royal Tank Regiment 9th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 6th/23rd Field Battery, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 3rd Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery 4th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 1st Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery 2nd Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery 2nd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
H.M.S DRAKE ROYAL NAVY CAP TALLY A shortened cap tally. HMS Drake was previously the Marshal Ney-class monitor HMS Marshal Ney. She was launched in 1915, became a base ship and was renamed HMS Vivid in 1922, HMS Drake in 1934 and HMS Alaunia II in 1947. She was broken up in 1957.
H.M.S VICTORY ROYAL NAVY CAP TALLY A fine complete, but tied cap tally.
HAMMER & PINCERS TRADE / PROFICIENTCY ARM BADGE Trade/Proficiency blackened brass arm badge with 3 loops to reverse. For Smith, Artificer, Armourer, Fitter, Vehicle Mechanic, Toolmaker and about 20 allied trades. Ref Edwards and Langley p10 2A
HAMMER & PINCERS TRADE / PROFICIENTCY ARM BADGE Trade/Proficiency brass arm badge with 4 loops to reverse. For Smith, Artificer, Armourer, Fitter, Vehicle Mechanic, Toolmaker and about 20 allied trades. Ref Edwards and Langley p10 2A
HAMPSHIRE & DORSET DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN Printed cloth 1st type formation sign. Later became Aldershot District. Ref Morris Part 1 page 37 item 13
HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT NATIONAL RESERVE First World War period badge An enameled / lapel / button hole badge to the Hampshire Isle of Wight National Reserve. 27mm dia, vgc.
HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT NATIONAL RESERVE First World War period badge An enameled / lapel / button hole badge to the Hampshire Isle of Wight National Reserve. 27mm dia, vgc.
HAMPSHIRE CARABINIERS [LARGE] SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce larger version, brass with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Page 23 Item 266
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN Woven cloth formation sign. Black Hampshire hog on white rectangle, the badge of the Hampshire Division. Reference Cole p 58
HAMPSHIRE CYCLIST 9th BATTALION BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine scarce die stamped bronze / brass example of a crowned cycle wheel with a Hampshire Rose to the centre. Bottom scroll inscribed "HAMPSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION" . Two loop fixings to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 1869 page 448
HAMPSHIRE CYCLIST 9th BATTALION CAP BADGE 1911-22 A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1869 page 449. Formed November 11th 1911 With HQ at Southampton as a new territorial unit of the regiment. Commanded by Major R.A. Johnson of the 4th Bn. who had done much to develop the 1st Volunteer Battalions Cyclist Sections.
HAMPSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine WW1 enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
HAMPSHIRE PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE Pale brown with two blade fixings to reverse, with maker A. Stanley & Sons Walsall. Ref K&K 2236.
HAMPSHIRE PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A fine light bronze moulded plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blades to reverse. Maker A.Stanley & Sons ,Walsall
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT Pair of woven cloth shoulder titles of the slip-over type vgc.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT A Bi metal cap badge to the Hampshire regiment, with a slider to reverse. The regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot Ref KK Vol 2 item 647 page 61
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE An anodised / staybright cap badge to the Royal Hampshire Regiment. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt Birmingham. Ref KK Vol 2 item item 1998 page 61
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine darkened / bronzed cap badge, with blow holes and slider to reverse.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of brass collar badge, both with two loops to reverse.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT HELMET PLATE CENTRE 1902-1914 A fine other ranks brass centre with four wire loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 392 page 153
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A good pre 1946 die cast bronze Officer's Service Dress cap badge. Two blades to the reverse.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine two part construction Officers bronze cap badge.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent silver gilt and enamel Officers Cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent silver gilt and enamel Officers Cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1961 page 33
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent silver gilt and enamel Officers Cap badge, with brooch pin fixing to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1961 page 33
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE An excellent silver gilt and enamel Officers Cap badge, with brooch pin fixing to reverse. "S" to reverse for silver. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1961 page 33
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE An excellent silver gilt and enamel Officers Cap badge, with brooch pin fixing to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1961 page 33
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Hampshire regiment, with a slider to reverse. The regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot Ref KK Vol 2 item 647 page 61
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Hampshire regiment, with a slider to reverse. The regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot Ref KK Vol 2 item 647 page 61
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OTHER RANKS COLLAR BADGES A good die stamped post 1908 brass pair [not identical] of collar badges. Two loops each to the reverse. GC
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT PAGRI FLASH A fine large cloth foreign service pagri flash, 50 mm x 80 mm
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT PLASTIC WW2 ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine plastic cap badge with a very slight curve and two blade fixings to reverse, with maker A. Stanley & Sons Walsall. Ref K&K 2236.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT POST 1881 PAGRI BADGE A fine scarce Hampshire Regiment Pagri badge, with two loops to reverse.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass post 1920 shoulder titles, one with loops the other hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 69 item 1098
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilt and enamel sweetheart brooch. 29 mm diameter.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine bar enamel sweetheart brooch. 21 mm x 44 mm.
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine brass sweetheart brooch.30 mm dia
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce one piece die stamped all brass example, with two loops to the reverse.Looks bronze, but just uncleaned. Reference KK Vol 1 647 page 187
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce one piece die stamped all brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 647 page 187
HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce post 1920 brass shoulder title to the Hampshire Regiment. Worn till the mid 1946. Two loops to the reverse.
HAMPSHIRE YEOMANRY CARABINIER`S CAP BADGE The Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers) can trace its formation to the late 18th century. Between 1794 and 1803, a large number of cavalry units such as the North Hampshire Yeomanry Cavalry, the New Forest Volunteer Cavalry, the Fawley Light Dragoons and the Southampton Cavalry were raised in southern England as independent groups of Yeomanry. A good die stamped gilding metal example, uncleaned . Slider to the reverse. Ref K & K Vol 1 1440 page 357
HAMPSHIRE YEOMANRY CARABINIER`S OTHER RANK'S The Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers) can trace its formation to the late 18th century. Between 1794 and 1803, a large number of cavalry units such as the North Hampshire Yeomanry Cavalry, the New Forest Volunteer Cavalry, the Fawley Light Dragoons and the Southampton Cavalry were raised in southern England as independent groups of Yeomanry. A good die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. GC. Ref KK Vol 1 1440 page 357
HANTS & ALDERSHOT DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN A fine printed 1st type [southern command formation sign. Later became Aldershot District. Reference Morris Part 1 p 37 no.13. Which came into use in 1943, the blue represents the sky and sea and the white points represent the Needles. It was from this district that had a high proportion of vessels embarked on D-day. When South Eastern and Aldershot Commands were disbanded in 1944 the area was re-designated Aldershot and Hants District, with altered boundaries that excluded Dorset but included the old Aldershot Command.
HANTS / T / CARABINIERS SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce pre 1919 brass title to the Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry. Two loops to the reverse.
HANTS / T / CARABINIERS WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce pre 1919 brass title to the Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry. Two loops to the reverse.
HANTS HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce post 1902 brass shoulder title to the Hampshire Regiment. Worn till the mid 1920's. Two hex type lugs to the reverse
HANTS REGIMENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLE Hampshire Regtiment WWI Woven cloth shoulder title of the slipover type. White on khaki. A very small moth mark over "H" see photo
HANTS. HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLE. A scarce post 1902 brass shoulder titles to the Hampshire Regiment. Worn till the mid 1920's. Two hex type lugs to the reverse.
HARROW [HARROW RIFLES] SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce blackened brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2572
HEAVY CAVALRY & CAMBRAI BAND E11R CAP BADGE A fine two part construction silver / gilt and enamel cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
HEAVY SECTION MACHINE GUN CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A scarce very short lived WW1 shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse. The Heavy Section was formed in March 1916, becoming the Heavy Branch in November of that year. Men of this branch crewed the first tanks in action at Flers, during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. In July 1917, the Heavy Branch separated from the MGC to become the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC saw action in all the main theatres of war, including France, Belgium, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Salonika, East Africa and Italy. In its short history, the MGC gained an enviable record for heroism as a front line fighting force. Indeed, in the latter part of the war, as tactics changed to defence in depth, it commonly served well in advance of the front line. It had a less enviable record for its casualty rate. Some 170,500 officers and men served in the MGC, with 62,049 becoming casualties, including 12,498 killed, earning it the nickname 'the Suicide Club'. Reference Alan Jefferys & Gary Gibbs page 54
HER MAJESTYS RESERVE REGIMENT OF LANCERS OFFICERS BOER WAR FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine scarce QVC Officers die cast gilt and silvered overlays cap badge, with four loops to the reverse. VGC. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1127 page 287 Based in Ballincollig, County Cork, Ireland.
HER MAJESTYS RESERVE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE Scarce Boer War period brass shoulder title,HMRR / Dragoon Guards. Raised in 1900 the reserve regiments allowed regulars to be sent oversea
HEREFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge to the Herefordshire Light Infantry, with slider to the reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Reference K & K 2 item 2394 page 167
HEREFORDSHIRE REGIMENT FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine Post 1908 bi metal cap badge, with long slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1794 page 429.
HEREFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse reference KK Vol 2 item 1793 page 159
HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE Territorial Army Infantry 1920 to 1947. A good die stamped brass cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Pattern with the wider Antlers. Territorial Army Infantry 1920 to 1947. A good die stamped brass cap badge, with slider to the reverse. Pattern with the wider Antlers. The Hertfordshire Regiment was a Territorial Army infantry regiment of the British Army. Originating in units of Rifle Volunteers formed in 1859, the regiment served in the Second Anglo-Boer War and the First and Second World Wars before losing its separate identity in 1961. Ref KK Vol 2 item 1806 page 159
HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown gilding metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1806 page 159, wider antlers.
HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1805 page 433
HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1805 page 433
HERTFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY E11R CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2325 page 135. Worn circa 1952-1961
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE White metal short scroll, with two east west lugs to the reverse. Reference KK 684
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY E11R CAP BADGE A fine scarce white metal cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 light grey moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2257 page 115
HIGHLAND REGIMENT ECONOMY PLASTIC CAP BADGE Rare WW2 Highland Regiment War Economy Plastic Cap Badge, good condition example with blade fittings to the reverse. Maker marked A Stanley & Sons Walsall.
HM COAST GUARD WW 1 KINGS CROWN WITH MAKER A fine scarce Kings Crown brass cap badge, with maker Gaunt London and two loop fixings to reverse.
HMS RODNEY ROYAL NAVY ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE A fine scarce enamel badge, with brooch fixing to reverse. My apologies as photo not the best, enamel is excellent. Rodney served extensively in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean during World War II. was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s. The ship was named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were unique in British battleship construction, being the only ships to carry a main armament of 16-inch (406 mm) guns, and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure. Rodney played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. During and after Operation Torch and the Normandy landings, Rodney participated in several coastal bombardments. In poor condition from extremely heavy use and lack of refits, she was scrapped in 1948
HOME COUNTIES ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine Staybright / Anodised cap badge, with slider & maker Smith & Wright to reverse.
HOME COUNTIES BRIGADE STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good early silver anodised aluminium example. Slider two the reverse. Maker J.R.Gaunt, London
HOME GUARD 7th BATTALION SOMERSET SHOULDER TITLE A printed WW 2 example of the shoulder designation Home Guard, 7th Battalion Somerset Black on khaki.
HOME GUARD CLOTH SLIP OVER SHOULDER TITLES Pair of excellent cloth shoulder titles of the slip over type. Embroidered black on khaki.
HOME GUARD SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title.
HOME GUARD SHOULDER TITLE PRINTED DESIGNATION. A printed WW 2 example of the shoulder designation Home Guard, 13th Battalion Hampshire. Black on khaki.
HOME GUARD SHOULDER TITLE PRINTED DESIGNATION. A printed WW 2 example of the shoulder designation Home Guard, 13th Battalion Hampshire. Black on khaki.
HOME GUARD WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A good early WW2 of hand embroidered pale yellow letters on khaki cloth titles.
HOME GUARD WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A good early WW2 of hand embroidered pale yellow letters on khaki cloth titles.
HOME GUARD WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce cast plastic example. Brooch pin to the reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons Walsall
HOME GUARD WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce cast plastic example. Brooch pin to the reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons Walsall
HOME GUARD WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce flat cast plastic example. Brooch pin to the reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons Walsall
HOME GUARD WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce cast plastic example. Brooch pin to the reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons Walsall
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY CAP BADGE A fine E11R crown post 1953 white metal cap badge with two loops to reverse.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY CAP BADGE King's crown brass cap badge with three loops to the reverse. An old style field-gun above the motto scroll, " Arma Pacis Fulcra" surmounted by the crown and the "H.A.C. " title scroll.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY CAP BADGE A fine vintage die stamped uncleaned white metal flaming grenade with "HAC" to the ball. Slider to the reverse.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY CAP BADGE A fine all brass grenade other ranks cap badge, with slider to revers.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY GRENADE CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilded metal example, with slider to the reverse. The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII and is the second oldest military organisation in the world, behind the Vatican's Pontifical Swiss Guard.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers black field service cap, with silver bullion type piping around the crown. General Service buttons to the front and excellent bullion cap badge and maker Herbert Johnson of new bond Street London in side. No moth damage. More photos if required.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY SLIP ON WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven slip on shoulder title.
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch Vgc
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch
HONOURABLE ARTILLERY LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICERS MARTINGALE BADGE Horse furniture martingale badge/ornament A good scarce die-stamped silvered example comprising a strap inscribed “Honourable Artillery Company” surmounted by a Guelphic style crown; “LC” cypher to the centre. Three screw posts to reverse.
HOTCHKISS GUNNER TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine scarce WW1 brass metal, with two loops to reverse,one piece. Hotchkiss Gunner trade Arm/sleeve badge The Hotchkiss gun can refer to different products of the Hotchkiss arms company starting in the late 19th century. It usually refers to the 1.65-inch (42 mm) light mountain gun; there were also a navy (47 mm) and a 3-inch (76 mm) Hotchkiss guns. The 42 mm gun was intended to be mounted on a light carriage or packed on two mules to accompany a troop of cavalry or an army travelling in rough country.
HOUSEHOLD BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine all brass example with slider to reverse. Raised as infantry in 1916 from the three reserve regiments of Household Cavalry. Fought in France as part of the 4th Division. Reference KK Vol 1 item 733 page 209
HOUSEHOLD BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine all brass example with slider to reverse. Raised as infantry in 1916 from the three reserve regiments of Household Cavalry. Fought in France as part of the 4th Division. Reference KK Vol 1 item 733 page 209
HQ EASTERN COMMAND WW2 FORMATION SIGNS A facing pair of printed formation signs. Residue of card still attached to back, as items were glued on frame.
HQ NORTHERN ARMY GROUP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A woven formation sign, Hq Northern Army Group.
HQ NORTHERN ARMY GROUP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A silk formation un-used sign, Hq Northern Army Group.
HQ NORTHERN ARMY GROUP FORMATION SIGN A fine silk woven example of the yellow battle-axe on a blue shield.
HQ TROOPS 21st ARMY GROUP FORMATION SIGN A fine unused printed 21st Army Group GHQ and Lines of Communication Troops & British Troops in France, formation sign. The design was basically that of 21st Army Group but without the crossed crusader swords. It was worn during the war by all ranks of 21st Army Group GHQ Troops, by Lines of Communication (LofC) formations and units not allotted to lower formations with their own badge. The badge was also worn after the end of hostilities by British Troops in France, notably the Rear Maintenance Area in Normandy and several Base depots, transit camps and other administrative headquarters
HUNTINGDONSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine brass WW I cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. A stag taken from the Arms of Huntingdonshire County above the title scroll. Also worn by the Huntingdonshire Home Guard during WW II.
HUNTINGDONSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine brass WW I cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. A stag taken from the Arms of Huntingdonshire County above the title scroll. Also worn by the Huntingdonshire Home Guard during WW II.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY HOSPITAL CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with three loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1394 page 349
INDIA PARACHUTE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silvered Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The parachute units of the Indian Army are among the oldest airborne units in the world. The 50th Indian Parachute Brigade was formed on 27 October 1941, comprising the British 151st Parachute Battalion, and the British Indian Army 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion and 153rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion. The Parachute Regiment was formed from these and several other units in 1952. Indian Army Para Commandos In 1944 the 50th was allocated to the newly founded 44th Airborne Division. In the post-independence restructuring, India retained only one parachute brigade—the 50th.
INDIA PARACHUTE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silvered Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The parachute units of the Indian Army are among the oldest airborne units in the world. The 50th Indian Parachute Brigade was formed on 27 October 1941, comprising the British 151st Parachute Battalion, and the British Indian Army 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion and 153rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion. The Parachute Regiment was formed from these and several other units in 1952. Indian Army Para Commandos In 1944 the 50th was allocated to the newly founded 44th Airborne Division. In the post-independence restructuring, India retained only one parachute brigade—the 50th.
INDIA PARACHUTE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silvered Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The parachute units of the Indian Army are among the oldest airborne units in the world. The 50th Indian Parachute Brigade was formed on 27 October 1941, comprising the British 151st Parachute Battalion, and the British Indian Army 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion and 153rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion. The Parachute Regiment was formed from these and several other units in 1952. Indian Army Para Commandos In 1944 the 50th was allocated to the newly founded 44th Airborne Division. In the post-independence restructuring, India retained only one parachute brigade—the 50th.
INDIAN 5th HYDERABAD INFANTRY REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine die cast gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 116th MAHRATTAS [KINGS CROWN] CAP BADGE A scare other ranks die cast brass metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. The 116th Mahrattas were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment traces their origins to 1800, when they were raised as the 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry. During World War I the regiment was attached to the 18th Indian Division for the Mesopotamia Campaign. They were involved in the Actions at the Fat-ha Gorge and on the Little Zab and the Battle of Sharqat in October 1918. After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. In 1922, the 116th Mahrattas became the 4th Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. After independence they were one of the regiments allocated to the Indian Army.
INDIAN ARMY 123rd OUTRAMS RIFLES BOSS BADGE. Boss badge with fixing nut to reverse. 1820-1922
INDIAN ARMY 12th FRONTIER FORCE COLLAR BADGE A fine cast white metal collar badge with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 14th PRINCE OF WALES OWN SCINDE HORSE COLLAR BADGE A fine cast white metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse. 25 mm X 30 mm
INDIAN ARMY 15th ARMOURED REGIMENT PAGRI BADGE A fine post 1947 cast brass pagri badge, with pagri fixing to reverse. With number 786 & letter N to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 18th CAVALRY HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 19th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 1st PUNJAB REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good scarce post 1922 die cast brass example, with two integral lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 2nd LANCERS HEAD DRESS BADGE A very scare solid Cast w/m native construction with two lugs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 41st ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BAGDE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 42nd ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BAGDE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 45th CAVALRY INDIAN ARMOURED CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast native silver example. Two loops to the reverse. Formed 1st April 1941 , disbanded 1946.
INDIAN ARMY 48th CAVALRY REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast white metal example. Two lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 4th BOMBAY GRENADIERS REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast Bi- metal example, with two lugs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 62nd ARMOURED HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 64th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 65th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 68th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 70th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 71st ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 73rd ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two threaded studs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 76th ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 82nd ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 83rd ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine post 1947 cast chromed badge, with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 8th PUNJAB REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine large white metal cast construction badge, with two long loops to reverse and size 70 mm x 55 mm. The 8th Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to Pakistan Army on Partition of India in 1947 and merged with the Baluch Regiment in 1956.
INDIAN ARMY 9th JAT REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast chromed metal example, with two lugs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY 9th JAT REGIMENT OFFICERS SOLID SILVER CAP BADGE A fine Edward VIII period die-cast example by JRG & S [J R Gaunt & Sons] bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned `IX` resting on a scroll inscribed `Jat Regiment`. Two loops to reverse. The Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was formed in 1922, after the Indian government reformed the army. The Regiment saw a great deal of fighting with the Jats showing their mettle in North Africa, Ethiopia, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, and Java-Sumatra. A large number of gallantry awards were won including a Victoria Cross (by Jemadar Abdul Hafiz) and two George Crosses. At the end of the war the Regiment, in company with other regiments of the Indian Infantry, dropped the numeral 9 from its title and became simply the Jat Regiment.
INDIAN ARMY 9th JAT REGIMENT OFFICERS SOLID SILVER CAP BADGE A fine Edward VIII period die-cast example by JRG & S [J R Gaunt & Sons] bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned `IX` resting on a scroll inscribed `Jat Regiment`. Two loops to reverse. The Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was formed in 1922, after the Indian government reformed the army. The Regiment saw a great deal of fighting with the Jats showing their mettle in North Africa, Ethiopia, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, and Java-Sumatra. A large number of gallantry awards were won including a Victoria Cross (by Jemadar Abdul Hafiz) and two George Crosses. At the end of the war the Regiment, in company with other regiments of the Indian Infantry, dropped the numeral 9 from its title and became simply the Jat Regiment.
INDIAN ARMY ASSAM REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY ASSAM REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with slider to the reverse, Maker on slider.
INDIAN ARMY ASSAM REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast brass metal example, with two lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY BIHAR REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two lugs to the reverse
INDIAN ARMY BIHAR REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast w- metal example, with two lugs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY BRIGADE OF GUARDS CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY BRIGADE OF GUARDS HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast chromed metal example, with two threaded studs to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY EAST BENGAL REGIMENT HEADDRESS BADGE A fine cast metal badge with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY ENGINEERS CAP BADGE A fine blackened brass die- stamped example with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY FRONTIER FORCE HEADDRESS BADGE A fine cast white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. 40 mm X 26 mm
INDIAN ARMY GARHWAL RIFLES HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast chromed metal example, with slider and maker to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY GOVERNOR GENERALS BODY GUARD HEADDRESS BADGE A fine old repaired and very strong, pre 1947 die cast white metal cap badge, with two loops to the reverse. 40 mm x 26 mm
INDIAN ARMY HYDERABAD 2nd H.E.H.NIZANS OWN LANCERS HEAD - DRESS BADGE A good scarce cast brass native example. Two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY J.A K JAMMU & KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with slider to the reverse
INDIAN ARMY JAMMU & KASHMIR RIFLES CAP BADGE A good post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY JAMMU & KASHMIR RIFLES CAP BADGE A good post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY JAMMU & KASHMIR RIFLES HEAD DRESS BADGE A good post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with slider to the reverse, with maker on.
INDIAN ARMY JAT REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine post 1947 die cast w/m example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY KUMAON REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good British made die cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY KUMAON REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good British made die cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY KUMAON REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good Native made die cast white metal pre 1947 example. Two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY MADRAS REGIMENT COLLAR BADGE/BERET BADGE A good British made die cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY MAHAR MACHINE GUN REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good die cast Bi- metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY MARTHA LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast w/m with pagri fixing to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY MARTHA LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast w/m with slider fixing to reverse and makers name.
INDIAN ARMY MECHANISED INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good die cast Bi- metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY PAEGAH KHAS JAHANDAR REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A Die cast brass with two lug fixings to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY PARACHUTE REGIMENT BULLION HEAD DRESS BADGE Embossed bullion badge
INDIAN ARMY PARACHUTE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY PARACHUTE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY PARACHUTE REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY POONA HORSE WW1 CAP BADGE / SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce die cast brass example. Brooch pin fixing to reverse (Cox 2363)
INDIAN ARMY POONA HORSE WW1 CAP BADGE / SHOULDER TITLE A fine cast brass construction badge with two loops to reverse. (Cox 2363)
INDIAN ARMY RAJPUT REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal, with two lugs fixing to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY RAJPUTANNA RIFLES CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast w/m with pagri / brooch fixing to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY RASHTRIYA RIFLES CAP BADGE A die cast chromed post 1947 cap badge with two loops to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY ROYAL GARHWAL RIFLES REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A good post 1947 die cast white metal example, with two loops , North/South ,to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY HEAD DRESS BADGE A fine scarce die cast chromed cap badge with two threaded studs to reverse. The Sikh Light Infantry previously known as The Mazabhi and Ramdasia Sikh Regiment is an elite Regiment of the Indian Army. Its name was changed to the Sikh Light Infantry in 1944. The Sikh Light Infantry is the successor unit to the Mazhabi Sikh Pioneers 23rd, 32nd and 34th Sikh Pioneers. The Sikh Light Infantry inherited the battle honours, colours and traditions of the Mazhabi Sikh Pioneers on its merging with a few Ramdasia companies in 1941.
INDIAN ARMY SKINNERS HORSE [1st HORSE] CAP BADGE A scarce post 1947 issue bi metal case two part construction,with two loops to reverse. The 1st Horse (Skinner's Horse) is a cavalry regiment of the Indian Army, which served in the British Indian Army before independence. The regiment was raised in 1803 as Skinner’s Horse by James Skinner ("Sikander Sahib") as an irregular cavalry regiment in the service of the East India Company. It was later renamed the 1st Bengal Lancers. The regiment became (and remains) one of the seniormost cavalry regiments of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army. A second regiment of Indian Cavalry was raised by Colonel James Skinner in 1814, which became the 3rd Skinner's Horse. On the reduction of the Indian Army in 1922, 1st and 3rd Regiments were amalgamated and became Skinner's Horse (1st Duke of York's Own Cavalry) and later the 1st Duke of York's Own Lancers (Skinner's Horse) until Indian independence
INDIAN ARMY THE 7th MADRAS REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE Heavy die cast gilded example with two lugs to reverse. 7th Madras only formed between 1885 & 1903. Then went on to be part of 67th Punjab Infantry. Size 50 mm high x 48 mm wide.
INDIAN ARMY THE DROGRA REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY THE DROGRA REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY THE GRENADIERS CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast Silver cap badge with, two lugs fixing to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY THE MADRAS REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast bi - metal example with two lugs to the reverse.
INDIAN ARMY THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES HEAD DRESS BADGE Die cast w-metal with pagri fixing to reverse.
INDIAN ARMY THE SIKH REGIMENT HEAD DRESS BADGE A good die cast chromed metal example, with pagri fixing to reverse.
INDIAN JAMMU & KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY MILITIA CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with slider to the reverse
INDIAN JAMMU & KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY MILITIA CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with two lugs to the reverse
INDIAN MARTHA LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal, with two lugs fixing to reverse.
INDIAN PUNJAB REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1947 die cast chromed metal example, with slider to the reverse.
INDIAN SIGNALS FORMATION SIGN A scarce printed example of the star and aeroplane,on a blue and white Royal Signals diamond,worn by the Indian Air Formation Signals as part of 14th. Army.
INDIAN SUDAN DEFENCE FORCE HEAD DRESS BADGE A fine native white metal casting headdress badge, with one original long bolt fixing & nut to reverse. An Arab tribesman mounted upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters,"S.D.F. The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During the Second World War, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.
INDIAN SUDAN DEFENCE FORCE HEAD DRESS BADGE A fine native gilding metal casting headdress badge, with two replacement loops to reverse. An Arab tribesman mounted upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters,"S.D.F. The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During the Second World War, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.
INDIAN SUDAN DEFENCE FORCE HEAD DRESS BADGE A fine native gilding metal casting headdress badge, with two replacement loops to reverse. An Arab tribesman mounted upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters,"S.D.F. The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During the Second World War, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.
INDIAN VICTORIAN 9th MADRAS NATIVE INFANTRY CAP BADGE An excellent scarce Victorian British made die struck cap badge with two loops to reverse.
INFANTRY GLIDER TROOPS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine scarce solid brass, Infantry Glider Troop Arm badge, with two loops to reverse. In 1942, Winston Churchill decided to form a British glider force made up of 5000 gliders and crewed by infantry soldiers. These were not small gliders, they were capable of carrying 25 men and kit but trying to land these delicate silent machines was very difficult and took tremendous skill and bravery.
INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine all gold anodised cap badge, with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
INNES OF COURT T OTC OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers Bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Some verdigris to reverse.
INNES OF COURT T OTC OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers Bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Some verdigris to reverse.
INNES OF COURT T OTC SHOULDER TITLE Territorial Officers Training Corps [T OTC INNES of COURT] blackened brass shoulder title. Three loops to the reverse & backing plate. Ref Westlake
INNISKILLING FUSILIERS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE An excellent scarce single Officers Silver/Gilt collar badge. J R Gaunt London and "S" for silver to reverse. Two part construction, with two loops to reverse.
INNISKILLINGS 6th DRAGOONS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce metal shoulder title. Reference Westlake Plate 5 item 97.
INNISKILLINGS [6th DRAGOONS] COLLAR BADGE An excellent scarce Victorian white metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake item 19 page 16.
INNS OF COURT & CITY YEOMANRY OFFICERS BULLION ARM BADGE A fine Gold wire bullion Arm badge. 40 mm dia.
INNS OF COURT & CITY YEOMANRY OFFICERS E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with gold piping to the crown, which is dark green. Also body is dark green, and the flap is dark blue, with a pale blue peek. Officers bullion cap badge.Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see, but has a maker label inside. More photos if required. The Inns of Court & City Yeomanry (IC&CY) was formed only in 1961, through the amalgamation of The Inns of Court Regiment (The Devil's Own) and The City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders).
INNS OF COURT OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS SWEETHEART A fine Kings crown Enamel Sweetheart brooch Vgc.
INNS OF COURT OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS SWEETHEART A fine example with very intricate enamel and a brooch fixing to reverse.
INNS OF COURT OTC CAP BADGE A fine pre 1932 die stamped brass cap badge with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1859 page 445
INNS OF COURT OTC CAP BADGE A fine pre 1932 die stamped blackened brass cap badge with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1859 page 445
INNS OF COURT OTC COLLAR BADGE A brass collar badge to the Inns of Court OTC, with two loops to the reverse.
INTELLIGENCE CORPS E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A green field service cap, with grey peek and piping to the crown. Anodised cap badge and buttons. Maker name inside. Mint condition.
INTELLIGENCE CORPS OFFICERS E11R COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers frosted silver collar badges, both with two loops and maker LB & B made in England.
INTELLIGENCE CORPS WW2 KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE A fine brass cap badge, with slider and maker "Grove"
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVERS ARM BADGE WW2 A good embroidered black and white steering wheel with "I C" (Internal Combustion) in white above. All on khaki felt backing, which has been displayed on blue card, which is still retained.
IRISH 1916 RISING DUBLIN BRIGADE VOLUNTEERS ARMBAND A very scarce printed "Free Irish" [many reproductions about] more photos if required Irish 1916 rising Dublin Brigade Arm band. Dublin Brigade Volunteers printed badge, on Tricolour.
IRISH 1st BATTALION ULSTER RIFLES WW2 SILVER 'AIRBOURNE' OFFICERS BERET BADGE A very scarce mint example of an Irish. 1st Bn Royal Ulster Rifles WW2 heavy silver ‘Airborne’ Officer’s & WO’s beret badge. Fine die-cast crowned Maid of Erin Harp with “Royal Ulster Rifles” scroll across the centre, reverse impressed “Sterling Silver”. T Loops, Part of 1st Airlanding Brigade 1941-1943 then 6th 1943-1945 under 6th Airborne Div. Fought at Arnhem.
IRISH 5th ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS ARM BADGE A fine large white metal arm badge, with green felt backing and two long loop fixings to reverse.
IRISH 6th INNISKILLING DRAGOONS SWEETHEART BROOCH PRE 1922 A fine scarce enamel sweetheart brooch. The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 5th/6th Dragoons (later the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, then finally the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards) in 1922. The 'Skins' (as they were known) are one of the four ancestor regiments of the Royal Dragoon Guards.
IRISH CONNAUGHT RANGERS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with shortened slider and strengthening ring behind crown. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 696
IRISH GUARDS BLAZER BADGE [DATED 1938] An unusual woven shield style blazer badge. A little worn around the edges. Dated Egypt 1938].
IRISH GUARDS BUTTON HOLE BADGE Enamel badge with button hole fixing 22mm x 20mm
IRISH GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine two part construction Silver, Gilt and enamel Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
IRISH GUARDS ORs FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal other ranks example, with two loops to reverse. Sealed in 1958. Reference KK Vol 2 item 914 page 27
IRISH GUARDS VALISE BADGE A fine large brass valise badge with holder to reverse. 80 mm x 90 mm.
IRISH LEINSTER [Prince of Wales] REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce silver, mother of pearl & enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse. 30 mm diameter.
IRISH LEINSTER [Prince of Wales] REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped all brass economy issue cap badge worn circa 1916-1918, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 699 page 193
IRISH RANGERS ER11R POUCH BADGE Gilt / Silvered with studs removed and four lugs fixings to reverse. Size aprox 79mm x 55mm.
IRISH ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW1 bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 702 page 193.
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS 1926-34 CAP BADGE A fine Irish. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers scarce OR’s cap badge circa 1926-34. Die-cast white metal castle pattern. (KK 1990) Slider
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS BUTTONS X 2 Two small 17 mm S/plate & gilt mounted domed bi metal buttons, flag right, with maker Firmin London to reverse.
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS CAUBEEN BADGE Piper's silver plated caubeen badge with 2 loops to reverse. Worn up to 1960 when they became part of the North Irish Brigade. Ref Gaylor plate 26D
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS CAUBEEN BADGE Piper's silver plated caubeen badge with 2 loops to reverse. Worn up to 1960 when they became part of the North Irish Brigade. Ref Gaylor plate 26D
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS CAUBEEN BADGE Piper's silver plated caubeen badge with 2 loops to reverse. Worn up to 1960 when they became part of the North Irish Brigade. Ref Gaylor plate 26D
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS COLLAR BADGES A pair of excellent [but not perfect match] , same sized collar badges,[ I say that because the photo looks as if different size, but i can a sure you that they are the same size] bi metal with two loops of reverse of each. Excellent Items.
IRISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS COLLAR BADGES [FACING PAIR] A pair of scarce facing two part frosted silver collar badges.
IRISH ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS GRENADE GLENGARRY A fine scarce gilding metal other ranks glengarry. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 971 page 251. The Royal Munster Fusiliers was a regular infantry regiment of the British Army. One of eight Irish regiments raised largely in Ireland, it had its home depot in Tralee. It was originally formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of two regiments of the former East India Company. It served in India and in the Great War. Following establishment of the independent Irish Free State in 1922, the five regiments that had their traditional recruiting grounds in the counties of the new state were disbanded. The regiment won three Victoria Crosses in the Great War.
IRISH ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS ORs CAP BADGE A fine example with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 701 page 193.
IRISH ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS ORs CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned bi metal example with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 701 page 193.
IRISH ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped all brass example circa 1915, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 701 page 193.
IRISH ULSTER RIFLES ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Rifle design enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
ISLE OF MAN CONSTABULARY [POLICE] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce police example Kings crown cap badge with two loops to reverse.
ISLE OF MAN LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE. A very scarce gilding metal Home Guard Vols cap badge. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2428 page 179
ITALIAN WWII ANSALDO-FIAT CV-33 35 ARMY TANK ARMORED VEHICLE STICK PIN BADGE An extremely rare original WWII Italian stick pin advertising of Fiat-Ansaldo light tank armored vehicle model CV33-35. Gilt brass with cobalt blue enamel.
JEWISH CHAPLAINS OFFICER 1892 - 1922 CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Some verdigri, but uncleaned.
JEWISH CHAPLIN CAP BADGE Scarce die cast Bronzed brass WW2 Jewish Chaplain's Cap Badge with two original lugs to the reverse. The Chaplain's department was officer only. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2112 page 89.
JUNIOR LEADERS CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Junior Leaders, with two lugs to the reverse. Needs a good clean. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2164 page 97
JUNIOR LEADERS CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Junior Leaders, with two lugs to the reverse. Needs a good clean. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2164 page 97
JUNIOR LEADERS CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Junior Leaders, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2164 page 97 Junior Leaders was the name given to training Regiments of the British Army that took entrants from the age of 15 who moved on to adult service at the age of 17 and a half.Their aim was to produce and train the future warrant officers and sergeants for their Corps
KENT & COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY [SHARPSHOOTERS] WAIST BELT CLASP A fine two part bi metal example. Formed in 1961 as the Kent and County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) by the amalgamation of two yeomanry regiments, the 297 (Kent Yeomanry) Regt, Royal Artillery and the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). It served initially as an armoured reconnaissance regiment until 1967 and the re-organisation of the TA, when it was disbanded and reconstituted as three separate units:
KENT VOLUNTEER FENCIBLES CAP BADGE A genuine, yes Genuine. White metal WW I Kent Volunteers Regiment cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1629 page 397. The Kent Volunteer Fencibles was raised by public subscription as a Volunteer Training Corps/Force (VTC). The War Office eventually agreed to take it over and all enlisted men were given the status of part-time volunteer soldiers of the two county infantry regiments. The Volunteers remained at home defending key points and preparing physical defenses in case of invasion.
KING EDWARD 7th ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce King Edward VII die stamped brass cap badge, with long slider to reverse.
KING EDWARDS HORSE [KINGS OVER SEAS DOMINIONS REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal badge with slide to reverse. Special Reserve Cavalry that later became Cavalry Militia. Ref K&K Vol 1 1507 page 365
KING GEORGE 5TH ENGINEERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine brass rifle sweetheart brooch, In good order.
KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass metal shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Uncleaned with some verdigris. Ref Renfrew Book 1 450 The King’s African Rifles (KAR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from the various British possessions in East Africa.
KINGS COLONIALS AUSTRALASIAN SQUADRON BADGE A fine scarce brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1376 page 349. Kings Colonials were created in 1901 for colonials residing in or near London. And was originally formed as four squadrons representing the senior members of the Empire.
KINGS COLONIALS AUSTRALASIAN SQUADRON BADGE A fine scarce brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1376 page 349. Kings Colonials were created in 1901 for colonials residing in or near London. And was originally formed as four squadrons representing the senior members of the Empire.
KINGS COLONIALS BOER WAR SLOUCH HAT BADGE A fine scarce die-stamped gilding metal Kings Crown cypher surmounted by Prince of Wales’s plumes all resting on a three part scroll inscribed “Regi Adsumus Coloni”. With three loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1371 page 345. Two sizes of this item, this one is 53 mm x 40 mm. Raised 1901
KINGS COLONIALS BRITISH AFRICAN CAP BADGE A fine scarce brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1372 page 345. Kings Colonials were created in 1901 for colonials residing in or near London. And was originally formed as four squadrons representing the senior members of the Empire.
KINGS COLONIALS OFFICERS GILT BOAR WAR HAT BADGE King’s Colonials Boer War Officer’s badge. Raised 1901 A very fine and scarce die-stamped gilt example on three loop fixings to reverse. Kings Crown cypher surmounted by Prince of Wales’s plumes all resting on a tri-part scroll inscribed “Regi Adsumus coloni”. Reference K & K 1371
KINGS CROWN HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine George 6th Officers cap badge, with maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
KINGS CROWN OFFICERS RANK ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC BADGES A good scarce pair of light bronze moulded plastic Officer's rank crowns.Two integral plastic lugs to the reverse of each. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons Walsall.
KINGS CROWN PRINTED WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGES [PAIR] A fine used pair of Warrant Officers Printed rank arm crown badges. 45 mm x 42 mm each crown
KINGS CROWN RANK CROWN A fine woven Rank Arm Crown 60 mm x 50 mm
KINGS DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET Three fine items, one white metal cap badge and two collar badges. Collar badges are the large ones, often used as a cap badge.
KINGS LIVERPOOL OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
KINGS LIVERPOOL REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce light bronze moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 2214 page 109.
KINGS LIVERPOOL [LIVERPOOL PALS] CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Kitcheners Army King's [Liverpool ]Regiment. The crest and motto of Lord Derby. Lord Derby raised the Battalions who were known as the "Liverpool Pals"
KINGS LIVERPOOL [LIVERPOOL PALS] HALLMARK SILVER [1914] CAP BADGE A very scarce WW I silver cap badge with two loops and hallmarks for London 1914 to the reverse,worn by the 17th - 20th Territorial Battalions [Kitcheners Army] King's [Liverpool ]Regiment. The crest and motto of Lord Derby. Lord Derby raised the Battalions who were known as the "Liverpool Pals" and the silver badges, were issued by him to any man who enlisted before 16th October 1914 with the approval of H.M. the King. Badge is the crest of Lord Derby. Reference K&K Vol 1 1146 page 291 Elkingtons & Co London maker and London 1914 date.
KINGS OWN BORDER REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass shoulder tile with two loops to reverse. The King's Own Royal Border Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1959 until 2006, and was part of the King's Division. It was formed at Barnard Castle on 1st October 1959 through the amalgamation of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) and the Border Regiment. The official abbreviated form of the regimental title is 'King's Own Border', though some erroneously use KOB, KORB or KORBR.
KINGS OWN LANCASTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A quality bronze cap badge to the Kings Own Lancaster Regiment. With 2 blades to the reverse. Reference Kipling & King Vol 2 [592]
KINGS OWN LANCASTER REGIMENT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers bronze OSD collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN LANCASTER REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver & mother of pearl sweetheart brooch.
KINGS OWN MALTA REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with long with slider to to reverse. Worn post 1921.
KINGS OWN REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap, blue cap with orange crown piped in yellow. Gilding metal cap badge. Sgt Hughes & number written inside. Slight damage to front of flap under badge.
KINGS OWN REGIMENT [Liverpool] CAP BADGE A good die-stamped brass cap badge, with Slider to the reverse. The Kings Own was a line infantry regiment of the British Army. It served under various titles and fought in many wars and conflicts, including both the First and Second World Wars, from 1680 to 1959. Ref KK Vol 2 item 592 page 53
KINGS OWN REGIMENT [Liverpool] CAP BADGE A brass example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 592 page 183.
KINGS OWN ROYAL BORDER REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised / staybright cap badge to the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark Dowler Birmingham. Reference KK 2039
KINGS OWN ROYAL BORDER REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE An E11R silver plate & gilt cap badge to the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K&K 2039
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS COLLAR BADGES A pair of gilding metal collar badges, with two loops to each on reverse.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS E11R CAP BADGE A fine scarce white metal or`s cap badge with two loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS GLENGARRY CAP A fine Glengarry bonnet, with a traditional red toorie to the top, and rosette to side,ribbons to the rear. And white metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An extremely scarce Officers bronze cap badge. An excellent item, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 628 page 185.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge. An excellent item, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 628 page 185.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce ER11 fully fretted Officers frosted silver cap badge, with red felt backing and two long loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown Fully fretted cap badge, with red felt backing and two loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS OFFICERS E11R CAP BADGE A fine scarce ER11 fully fretted Officers frosted silver cap badge, with red felt backing and two long loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Victorian Crown with a white metal badge to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. With 2 of 3 loops to the reverse. KK Vol 1 item 313 page 143
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE CENTRE An excellent white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Great definition and shape, I've taken three pics to try and show. Reference KK Vol 1 item 314 page 143. Helmet plate centre, 77mm in height.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE CENTRE An excellent white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Great definition and shape, I've taken three pics to try and show. Reference KK Vol 1 item 314 page 143. Helmet plate centre, 77mm in height.
KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE CENTRE A fine Victorian centre, with three wire loops to reverse.
KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine white metal example, with cut short slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2009 page 63
KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine bi metal example with long slider to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 670 page 191.
KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY LARGE SMASHER HAT CAP BADGE A fine scarce large size bi-metal badge with the Yorkshire rose to the centre. Worn on the smasher hat, with two loops to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 1 item 669
KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS CAP / BERET BADGE The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Officer's cap badge A good scarce Officer's dress cap badge. Die stamped silvered french horn with applied silver rose on black to the centre, with two long loops to the reverse.
KINGS REGIMENT OFFICERS BERET BADGE A mint two part construction Officers Silver & Gilt beret badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2041 page 69
KINGS REGIMENT [ Liverpool] CAP BADGE Old English writing in bi metal with slider to reverse Reference KK Vol2 item 1974 page 53
KINGS REGIMENT [LIVERPOOL] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to revere. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 598 page 53
KINGS REGIMENT [LIVERPOOL] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to revere. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1974 page 53
KINGS REGIMENT [MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL] CAP BADGE A fine modern bi metal example with two loops to reverse. Maker Toye to reverse
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE A blackened brass cap badge to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2011
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine blackened brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 674 page 191
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine blackened brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K & K item 2 2011 page 63
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine blackened brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 674 page 191
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sweetheart brooch with two doves of peace. Item on original makers card M & Co Birmingham.
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent example, with two blades to reverse. Reference Vol 2 Item 2251 page 115.
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine red on dark green woven cloth shoulder title. Some glue and paper residue to reverse.
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent Silver & enamel brooch. 30 mm x 23 mm.
KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
KINGS SCHOOL ROCHESTER CCF ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge, with two loops [which seem to have been replaced] to reverse and backing plate.
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BAGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. With a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 671 page 191
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BAGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. With a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 671 page 191
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BAGE An excellent officers bronze example with two blades to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 671
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers collar badges with two loops to reverse of each.
KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
KINGS [Liverpool ] REGIMENT CAP BADGE 1927-50 pattern. Bi-metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1974 page 53
KINGS [Liverpool ] REGIMENT ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Rifle Enamel sweetheart brooch. All in good order.
KINGS [Liverpool ] REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP / BERET BADGE A fine post 1926 two part construction. Officers Sliver / Gilt field service cap badge, with P for silver plate and two long loops to reverse.
KINGS [Liverpool ] REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine post 1926 two part construction. Officers Sliver / Gilt field service cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
KINGS [Liverpool ] REGIMENT OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE / BERET BADGE A fine post 1926 two part construction. Officers Sliver / Gilt field service cap badge, with P for silver plate and two long loops to reverse. 40 mm in height
KINGS [LIVERPOOL] REGIMENT LIVERPOOL PALS BADGE A fine Gilt badge, same size as cap badge with original brooch fixing to reverse. Possibly converted as a fine Sweetheart Brooch. The Liverpool Pals were Pals battalion formed 1914 during the First World War as part of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment. The Crest and motto of Lord Derby. Worn by the WW I raised Kitchener's Army.
KREIGSMARINE 2nd MODEL NAVAL DAGGER 2nd Model Naval Administration Dagger with orange grip and hammered scabbard - WKC. Winged birds head Pommel with swastika below. The grip is a beautiful deep orange, rapped with twisted gold wire. Unfortunately it has a small piece missing at the top and bottom of the grip. Otherwise excellent, with hammered scabbard, and double etched blade .Which has the desired sailing ship and fouled anchor design. The riccaso is deeply stamped with WKC Knighthead trade mark Steel & Metalwork Factory, formally [ Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie],sword & dagger manufacturing company located in Solingen, Germany . Price relates to damage, if A1 item would be some £600 + more. More pictures on request. Before purchasing you must prove that you are over 18. Item sold to mainland UK only, due to posting restrictions.
LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven cloth shoulder title. Converted to Royal Artillery in February 1940. 155th Field Regt. RA (Lanark Yeomanry.) Who fought in Malaya and Singapore, the 156th Field Regt. RA (Lanark Yeo.) fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and North Western Europe
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS CAP BADGE Bi metal with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 618 page 185
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS ORs POST 1881 FUR CAP GRENADE A fine scarce Victorian post 1881 large gilding metal fur cap grenade to the Lancashire Fusiliers, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 948 page 249
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS PAGRI FLASH A fine WW2 woven Lancashire Fusiliers Pagri flash
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS WW1 OFFICERS BRONZE OSD CAP BADGE A fine die cast bronze flaming grenade with title scroll , bronze shpinx with "EGYPT" honour in laurel wreath overlay. Only two blades, top one missing to the reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 618 page 185
LANCASHIRE HUSSARS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY OR’s CAP BADGE Worn before 1908. A large Lancashire Rose above a scroll, Lancashire Hussars I.Y. A good die stamped brass example. ,Two loops to the rear.(KK1349).
LANCASHIRE MILITIA LEYLAND & ORMSKIRK LOCAL MILITIA OFFICERS GILT BUTTON A fine scarce open back button. Nutting & Son London to reverse. 14 mm. On 30th June 1808 the Local Militia Act was brought into law. The new forces created by the act were again raised by ballot although membership was restricted to men aged between 18 and 30. In addition, conscripted men were no longer permitted to delegate their service to substitutes or allowed to enlist in regular line regiments.
LANCASHIRE MILITIA LEYLAND & ORMSKIRK LOCAL MILITIA OFFICERS GILT BUTTON A fine scarce open back button. Nutting & Son London to reverse. 14 mm. On 30th June 1808 the Local Militia Act was brought into law. The new forces created by the act were again raised by ballot although membership was restricted to men aged between 18 and 30. In addition, conscripted men were no longer permitted to delegate their service to substitutes or allowed to enlist in regular line regiments.
LANCASHIRE MILITIA LEYLAND & ORMSKIRK LOCAL MILITIA OFFICERS GILT BUTTON A fine scarce open back button. Nutting & Son London to reverse. 14 mm. On 30th June 1808 the Local Militia Act was brought into law. The new forces created by the act were again raised by ballot although membership was restricted to men aged between 18 and 30. In addition, conscripted men were no longer permitted to delegate their service to substitutes or allowed to enlist in regular line regiments.
LANCASHIRE [PWV] SHOULDER TITLES A good scarce pair of post 1958 brass shoulder titles to the Lancashire Regiment, Prince of Wales's Volunteers. Two hex type lugs each to the reverse. Reference Westlake item 1460 plate 92
LANCASHIRE [YEOMANRY] HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal Yeomanry cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1472 page 361. Version that has scroll writing evenly spaced
LANCASTER & BORDER DISTRICT NORTH WESTERN DISTRICT [WESTERN COMMAND] FORMATION SIGN. A fine printed formation sign. Reference Cole page 101. Red rose of Lancaster set on a dark green background, with yellow intertwined chains, The intertwined lines represent the two borders, Scotland and Wales, which formed the northern and south western borders of the District. The District covered the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland and part of Lancashire. In 1944 it was redesignated North Western District and absorbed Cheshire and the remainder of Lancashire when the West Lancashire District was disbanded. Reference Howard Cole page 101.
LANCASTRIAN BRIGADE OFFICER E11R CAP BADGE A fine two part construction Officers Silver,Gilt and enamel cap badge, with two loops & maker mark J R Gaunt London to reverse.
LANCE CORPORAL RANK INSIGNIA A fine example of a Lance Corporal or Bombardier Rank stripe.
LANCING OTC COLLEGE SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers training Corps brass shoulder title, with four loop fixings to reverse.
LAND FORCES HONG KONG FORMATION SIGN An excellent facing pair of formation signs each with four popper fixings to reverse. Yellow Chinese dragon on a red and black background that has been embroidered
LEADING NAVAL AIRMAN PATCH A fine woven navy blues leading airman unused arm patch.
LEADING NAVAL AIRMAN PATCH TROPICAL UNIFORM A fine printed tropical uniform unused arm patch.
LEEDS UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Reference K & K 2 item 2463 page 185
LEICESTERSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge, with slider & maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Anodised Aluminium, Anodising is an electro-plating process resulting in lightweight shiny badge, this is used because it is cheap, flexible and does not require as much maintenance as brass badges.
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT COLLAR BADGE Early brass collar badge, right facing. Also worn on the field service cap (1895-1902), 2 lugs, east-west.
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT GILT & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilt and enamel sweetheart brooch. 26 mm height
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS OSD CAP BADGE A fine WW1 bronze Officers cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. During the First World War, the regiment increased from five to nineteen battalions which served in France and Flanders, Mesopotamia and Palestine. The regiment lost approximately 6,000 dead in the four years of war. The regiment reverted to its pre-war establishment in 1919. The 1st Battalion was involved in the Irish War of Independence 1920 - 1922, before moving to various overseas garrisons including Cyprus, Egypt and India. The 2nd Battalion was in India, Sudan, Germany and Palestine.
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good moulded light bronze plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Slight twisted and curl from top, otherwise good.
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good moulded light bronze [seems to have been painted a greenish colour to the front] plastic cap badge, with two blades to the reverse.
LEINSTER REGIMENT [Prince of Wales's] Excellent quality early pattern bi / metal cap with two loops to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes above the title scroll, "The Leinster”. The Leinster Regiment was formed in 1881 was first raised in Canada as the 100th Regiment of Foot (Royal Canadians) (also known as the Royal Canadian Regiment). The Regiment originally maintained a recruiting depot in Canada but eventually they moved to Ireland. Ref KK Vol 1 699 wide coronet pattern.
LEINSTER REGIMENT [Prince of Wales's] CAP BADGE Excellent quality early pattern bi / metal cap with two loops to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes above the title scroll, "The Leinster”. The Leinster Regiment was formed in 1881 was first raised in Canada as the 100th Regiment of Foot (Royal Canadians) (also known as the Royal Canadian Regiment). The Regiment originally maintained a recruiting depot in Canada but eventually they moved to Ireland. Ref KK Vol 1 699 wide coronet pattern.
LEINSTER REGIMENT [Prince of Wales's] CAP BADGE Excellent quality early pattern uncleaned bi / metal cap with two loops to the reverse. The Prince of Wales's plumes above the title scroll, "The Leinster”. The Leinster Regiment was formed in 1881 was first raised in Canada as the 100th Regiment of Foot (Royal Canadians) (also known as the Royal Canadian Regiment). The Regiment originally maintained a recruiting depot in Canada but eventually they moved to Ireland. Ref KK Vol 1 699 page 193 wide coronet pattern.
LEINSTER REGIMENT [Prince of Wales's] ROYAL CANADIANS CAP BADGE A fine second version cap badge, with narrow crown slider and blow hole behind crown to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 700 page 193
LIFE GUARDS EDVIIIR CAP BADGE A good King Edward VIII die stamped gilded metal Other Ranks example, with two loops to the reverse.
LIFE GUARDS VICTORIAN [1881] PATTERN HELMET PLATE A large Victorian Helmet Plate, with three stud fixings and four others to reverse. In gilding metal, two part construction. Size 155 mm x 176 mm. Good condition.
LIGHT DRAGOONS OFFICER CAP BADGE A fine Officers cap badge, with slider & Makers mark London Badge & Button Co to reverse.
LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A WW1 bi metal example ith slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 600 page 183
LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to revere. Granted the Royal in 1946.
LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to revere.
LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel sweetheart brooch.
LINCOLNSHIRE YEOMANRY A good scarce other ranks die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. Maker Marples & Beasley Birmingham. Vgc Approved 1902. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1357 page 345
LINCOLNSHIRE YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1357 page 345
LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS A white metal cap badge to the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Liverpool Scottish, with 2 loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2364 page 157
LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY UOTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold & silver anodised cap badge, with slider and maker Firmin & Sons to reverse.
LONDON DISTRICT CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good embroidered red sword in gold crown on navy backing.
LONDON IRISH PIPERS CAUBEEN BADGE A good die cast chromed metal example. Two loops and hackle loop to the reverse.
LONDON IRISH RIFLES LARGE BLAZER BADGE An excellent E11R gold bullion blazer badge.
LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CADETS CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Badge as LRB but with 'Cadets' scroll added to bottom. Typical long London regiment slider. Ref K&K Vol1 1819 (but with cadet scroll)
LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CADETS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good unvoided die stamped blackened brass example, with slider to the reverse.
LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE [1902-08] POUCH BELT PLATE An excellent Kings crown silver plate pouch belt plate, with backing plate and three threaded stud fixing th reverse with nuts.
LONDON SCOTTISH COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of W/M collar badges both with two lugs to reverse.
LONDON SCOTTISH FORMATION SIGN A fine WW2 woven cloth formation sign. Worn by the Battalion London Scottish.
LONDON SCOTTISH GLENGARRY BADGE A good vintage large pattern die stamped white metal example. with strong pin clip to the reverse. Reference KK Vol item 1840 page 441
LONDON SCOTTISH VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN BUTTON 1859-1901 A fine silver plated Victorian button, with maker Firmin & Sons London to reverse. 26 mm dia.
LONDON SCOTTISH, 56TH [LONDON] DIVISION WW2 FORMATION COMBINATION A Fine scarce Formation combination. Khaki backing bearing 56th London Division and hodden grey square for London Scottish, with one red felt Infantry arm of service stripe. Some glue residue to reverse. Played a significant part in the Italian Campaign, fighting in the Allied invasion of Sicily, fighting at Monte Camino, Battle of Anzio, Gothic Line. And the final offensive in Italy in 1945.
LONDON VOLUNTEER RIFLES CAP BADGE A blackened scarce cap badge of the London Volunteer Rifles, with two loops to reverse and a maker plate at the bottom, J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1652 page 403
LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP WW2 BERET BADGE A very scarce Long Range Desert Group beret badge, die cast with two loops to reverse, one of which I think has been replaced at some time. Also one of the feet has been damaged slightly on the end [see photos]. Lots of fakes about as we all know, came from a good source. More photos if required. Just email me, or I can send photos. The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength". Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers. The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert. During the Desert Campaign between December 1940 and April 1943, the vehicles of the LRDG operated constantly behind the Axis lines, missing a total of only 15 days during the entire period. Possibly their most notable offensive action was during Operation Caravan, an attack on the town of Barce and its associated airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. However, their most vital role was the 'Road Watch', during which they clandestinely monitored traffic on the main road from Tripoli to Benghazi, transmitting the intelligence to British Army Headquarters. With the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943, the LRDG changed roles and moved operations to the eastern Mediterranean, carrying out missions in the Greek islands, Italy and the Balkans. After the end of the war in Europe, the leaders of the LRDG made a request to the War Office for the unit to be transferred to the Far East to conduct operations against the Japanese Empire. The request was declined and the LRDG was disbanded in August 1945.
LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP WW2 BERET BADGE A very scarce Long Range Desert Group beret badge, die cast with two loops to reverse. A little rubbed, but you can still see slight definition in the Scorpions back, an excellent original item. Lots of fakes about as we all know, came from a good source. More photos if required. Just email me, or I can send photos. The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength". Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers. The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert. During the Desert Campaign between December 1940 and April 1943, the vehicles of the LRDG operated constantly behind the Axis lines, missing a total of only 15 days during the entire period. Possibly their most notable offensive action was during Operation Caravan, an attack on the town of Barce and its associated airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. However, their most vital role was the 'Road Watch', during which they clandestinely monitored traffic on the main road from Tripoli to Benghazi, transmitting the intelligence to British Army Headquarters. With the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943, the LRDG changed roles and moved operations to the eastern Mediterranean, carrying out missions in the Greek islands, Italy and the Balkans. After the end of the war in Europe, the leaders of the LRDG made a request to the War Office for the unit to be transferred to the Far East to conduct operations against the Japanese Empire. The request was declined and the LRDG was disbanded in August 1945.
LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP WW2 BERET BADGE A very scarce Long Range Desert Group beret badge, die cast with two loops to reverse. A little rubbed, but you can still see slight definition in the Scorpions back, an excellent original item. Lots of fakes about as we all know, came from a good source. More photos if required. Just email me, or I can send photos. The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength". Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers. The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert. During the Desert Campaign between December 1940 and April 1943, the vehicles of the LRDG operated constantly behind the Axis lines, missing a total of only 15 days during the entire period. Possibly their most notable offensive action was during Operation Caravan, an attack on the town of Barce and its associated airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. However, their most vital role was the 'Road Watch', during which they clandestinely monitored traffic on the main road from Tripoli to Benghazi, transmitting the intelligence to British Army Headquarters. With the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943, the LRDG changed roles and moved operations to the eastern Mediterranean, carrying out missions in the Greek islands, Italy and the Balkans. After the end of the war in Europe, the leaders of the LRDG made a request to the War Office for the unit to be transferred to the Far East to conduct operations against the Japanese Empire. The request was declined and the LRDG was disbanded in August 1945.
LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP WW2 SILVER STICK PIN / SWEETHEART A very scarce silver stick pin of the Long Range Desert Group. STG SIL to reverse. After research it apears to be a Sterling Silver mark is from New Zealand. Also has TMJ initials to reverse. Excellent example of perhaps a sweetheart as the radius is only 20 mm.
LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Brass garb cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref K&K Vol1 item 1467 page 361
LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Brass garb cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1467 page 361
LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE [YEOMANRY] CAP BADGE Brass garb cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref KK Vol1 item 1467 page 361
LOVAT SCOUTS A post 1922 white metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Garter strap inscribed 'Je suis prest' and stag's head on heraldic wreath to centre. The Lovat Scouts were a British Army unit. The unit was first formed during the Second Boer War as a Scottish Highland yeomanry regiment of the British Army and is the first known military unit to wear a ghillie suit. In 1916, these scouts formally became the British Army's first sniper unit, then known as sharpshooters.Ref KK Vol2 item 2336 page 139
LOVATS SCOUTS A post 1922 white metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Garter strap inscribed 'Je suis prest' and stag's head on heraldic wreath to centre. The Lovat Scouts were a British Army unit. The unit was first formed during the Second Boer War as a Scottish Highland yeomanry regiment of the British Army and is the first known military unit to wear a ghillie suit. In 1916, these scouts formally became the British Army's first sniper unit, then known as sharpshooters.Ref KK Vol 2 item 2336 page 139
LOVATS [YEOMANRY] SCOUTS CAP BADGE A fine 1903-1920 white metal cap badge, with two loops to revere. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1500 page 363
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT HELMET PLATE CENTRE 1881- 1901 A fine gilding metal Victorian centre, with four wired loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 337 page 147
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OR's COLLAR BADGES A good die stamped brass pair of other ranks collar badges, with two loops to the reverse of each.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART An unusual bi metal sweetheart with two loop fixings to reverse. Top of last "L" bent at top.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Kings crown enamel sweetheart brooch. 30 mm dia
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent scarce bi metal example with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 663 page 189.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent scarce bi metal example with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 663 page 189.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE WHITE FACED SWEETHEART BROOCH A good white faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
LOYAL SUFFOLK HUSSARS [Duke of Yorks Own] OR' CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi metal example. Slider to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, B'ham. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1455 page 359
LOYAL SUFFOLK HUSSARS [Duke of Yorks Own] OR' CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi metal example. Slider to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, B'ham. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1455 page 359
LOYAL SUFFOLK HUSSARS [Duke of Yorks Own] OR' CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi metal example. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1455 page 359. The Duke of Yorks Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army from 1794 to 1961. Originally formed as a volunteer cavalry in 1794, the Suffolk Yeomanry was again raised as the Loyal Suffolk Hussars and fought in the Second Boer war as part of the Imperial Yeomanry. In the First World War they fought at Gallipoli, Palestine and the Western front. They were subsequently converted to artillery, serving in this role during the Second World War North Africa, Italy and France. In 1961 they were amalgamated with the Norfolk Yeomanry to form the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry.
LOYAL SUFFOLK HUSSARS [Duke of Yorks Own] Sweet Heart Brooch An excellent Loyal Suffolk Hussars Sterling silver and made in England. Sweet Heart pin brooch.
LYMINGTON YEOMANRY [HAMPSHIRE] BUTTON A fine scarce pre 1842 Lymington Yeomanry Button in gilding metal, with maker Jennens & Co London to reverse. Size 22 mm.
MACHINE GUN CORPS A brass cap badge to the Machine Gun Corps. With a slider to the reverse. Their are a few different types of gun. Crossed machine guns surmounted by the imperial crown. The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in World War I. Ref Vol 1 KK 1154
MACHINE GUN CORPS CAVALRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW1 all brass Cavalry Machine Gun Corps two piece shoulder title. Reference Jeffrey's & Gibbs page 57. The MGC (Cavalry) Squadron consisted of 8 officers and 203 other ranks, equipped with 299 horses, 18 limbers, 1 GS wagon and 1 water cart. These were formed up into six two-gun sections each of a Subaltern, 33 men and 46 horses. The Squadron was commanded by a Captain or Major. A depot for the MGC (Cavalry) was formed at Maresfield.
MACHINE GUN CORPS CAVALRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW1 all brass Cavalry Machine Gun Corps one piece shoulder title, with two hex type fixing to reverse. Reference Jeffrey's & Gibbs page 57. The MGC (Cavalry) Squadron consisted of 8 officers and 203 other ranks, equipped with 299 horses, 18 limbers, 1 GS wagon and 1 water cart. These were formed up into six two-gun sections each of a Subaltern, 33 men and 46 horses. The Squadron was commanded by a Captain or Major. A depot for the MGC (Cavalry) was formed at Maresfield.
MACHINE GUN CORPS INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW1 all brass Infantry Machine Gun Corps one piece shoulder title, with three loops to reverse. Reference Jeffrey's & Gibbs page 57. In 1914, all infantry battalions were equipped with a machine gun section of two guns, which was increased to four in February 1915. The sections were equipped with Maxim guns, served by a subaltern and 12 men.
MACHINE GUN CORPS MOTHER OF PEARL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilding metal,mother of pearl & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICER SILVERED CAP BADGE A fine Silvered Officers Cap badge, with three blades to reverse. Reference K &K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294 The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent item with three blades to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1154 page 294
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent item with three blades to reverse. Reference K &K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294 The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent item with three blades to reverse. Reference K &K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294 The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers bronze cap badge with three blades to reverse. And two bronze Officers collar badges, both with four loops each to reverse, one has maker Firmin London. Cap badge is very slightly lighter than collars. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294. The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine bronze, Silvered Officers Cap badge, with three blades to reverse. Reference K &K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294 The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A fine bronze / Silvered collar badge with four loop fixings to reverse. Reference K &K Vol 1 item 1154 page 294 The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) was a corps of the British Army, formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in the First World War. The Heavy Branch of the MGC was the first to use tanks in combat and was subsequently turned into the Tank Corps, later called the Royal Tank Regiment. The MGC remained in existence after the war until it was disbanded in 1922.
MACHINE GUN CORPS SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel & Sterling Silver, Sweetheart brooch. "TLM" Thomas L Mott England Sterling Silver maker to reverse, with brooch fixing. 30 mm width
MACHINE GUN CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH Silver rim mount, mother of pearl & enamel with brooch fixing to reverse. 28mm dia.
MACHINE GUN CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine WW1 gilding metal and enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
MACHINE GUN CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine good condition WW1 enamel sweetheart brooch. 30 mm x 30 mm
MACHINE GUN CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine good condition unmarked Silver / enamel & mother of pearl WW1 sweetheart brooch. Picture doesn't do this item justice. More pics if required.
MACHINE GUN CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE Formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in World War I. A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1154 page 294. WW1 Great War raised Unit.
MACHINE GUN CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE Formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in World War I. A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1154 page 294. WW1 Great War raised Unit.
MACHINE GUN CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE Formed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in World War I. A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1154 page 294. WW1 Great War raised Unit.
MACHINE GUN CORPS [SILVER & MOTHER OF PEARL] SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent WW1 silver, mother of pearl and enamel sweetheart brooch
MACHINE GUN CREW CLOTH ARM BADGE Fairly modern example. Unused "MG" Cloth Trade Badge stood for Machine Gun crew. It was awarded to soldiers who were trained to use the Machine Gun. Worn on the lower Left sleeve on the SD tunic.
MACHINE GUN GUARDS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Machine Gun Guards brass shoulder title with two hex type loops to reverse.
MAIDSTONE OTC SCHOOL SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce Officers Training Corps brass shoulder title, with four loops to reverse & backing plate.
MALAYA COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine printed sign, a 'kris' (a native Malayan dagger with wavy-edged blade) in yellow on a green ground. Second World War in 1939, the command reinforced its strength in anticipation. With the bulk of British forces being tied down in the war in Europe and the Near East, the command was mainly augmented by units from India. On 18 November 1940, the command was placed under the command of the British Far East Command and later on 7 January 1942 under the short-lived South West Pacific Command or ABDACOM which was tasked to maintain control of the "Malay Barrier" (or "East Indies Barrier"), a notional line running down the Malayan Peninsula, through Singapore and the southernmost islands of Dutch East Indies. The command was disbanded on 15 February 1942 with the surrender of all Commonwealth forces in the conclusion of the Battle of Singapore.
MALAYAN SCOUT [MPAJA] CAP BADGE Malayan Peoples Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) Cap Badge. A nice original cast locally made cap badge, with two loops to rear. The Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) was a guerrilla army founded in 1942. It was formed to counter the Japanese occupation of Malaya. The British military, foreseeing a Japanese invasion, trained small groups of Malayans as guerrilla troops; these became the MPAJA. Men would be loaned to the British for S.O.E. to Force 136. Beginning in 1943, Force 136 sent agents and supplies, first by submarine and later by air drops. Cap badge for the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army, which was formed in 1941 from members of the Malayan Communist Party to organise resistance against the Japanese occupation forces.
MANCHESTER MILITIA VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce Militia w/metal badge, with two loops to reverse.
MANCHESTER MILITIA VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE A fine white metal 6th Manchester Militia helmet plate. The Volunteer Force (1859 – 1908) The Volunteer Force was raised in 1859 and comprised mostly of riflemen units, although there were also artillery, engineer and cavalry formations. Members of the force were exempt from service in both the regular army and militia. The basic organisational unit was a company whereby the minimum and maximum strengths were authorised at sixty and a hundred men respectively. The Volunteers were initially independent and lacked coordination. In 1860 the War Office authorised a system of consolidating battalions (or brigades in case of artillery) whereby several companies from a city or town became a larger unit. Later that year ‘administrative battalions’ were created. These drew together companies, usually from rural areas, not already consolidated into battalions. In the 1880 Army reforms the remaining administrative battalions were grouped together. The Volunteers ceased to exist in 1908 and the majority of the formations became the fourth battalion of local regiments.
MANCHESTER OFFICERS OSD BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, wih two blade fixings to reverse. Depicts the Arms of the City of Manchester. Changed in 1923. Reference K & K Vol1 677
MANCHESTER REGIMENT "PALS" WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce bronze / brass, non voided, with two loops to reverse. Manchester Regiment “Pals” scarce WW1 “Kitchener’s Army” service battalions cap badge, c 1914/18.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT BANDSMANS FLEUR-DE-LYS POUCH BADGE. A fine scarce Bandsmans heavy cast brass fleur-de-lys pouch badge with two loops to reverse
MANCHESTER REGIMENT BOER WAR PAGRI BADGE A fine scarce cap badge size, with period original enamel Boer war Pagri badge, with pagri brooch fixing to reverse. Enamel in good condition for age.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good other ranks WW1 die stamped bi-metal example. Slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 677 page 191
MANCHESTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good post WW2 die stamped chromed metal cap badge. Possibly worn by the Regimental Police. Slider to the reverse
MANCHESTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE An early Manchester regiment bi metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 677 page 191
MANCHESTER REGIMENT CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine white metal cap badge & collar set. cap badge has slider and collars one loop each to reverse.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT GLENGARRY BADGE A fine two part construction Glengarry badge, six loops and backing plate to reverse. Crown is a slightly different shade to centre piece.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT HELMETPLATE CENTRE A fine brass helmet plate centre, with two loops to reverse.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge and collar set. Cap badge has two blade fixings and collars have two loops to reverse.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET A fine Officers bronze cap badge and collar set, all with two loops to reverse. One of the collars has Gaunt plate Cap badge Reference K&K Vol 2 2014
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE Officer's silver plated cap badge with 2 long silver loops to reverse. Ref Gaylor Plate 16.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine Victorian Silver / Gilt Officers Glengarry badge, with black velvet, backing plate and two loops to reverse.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS HELMET PLATE 1902-14 A fine silver/gilt Officers plate, with three long loops to reverse.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS POST 1881 WAIST BELT CLASP A fine Silver/Gilt Officers waist belt clasp, with matching numbers.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2014 page 65.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Gilt, sweetheart brooch, 34 mm x 30 mm.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT VICTORIAN COLLAR [FACING PAIR] BADGES A good die stamped white metal facing pair of other ranks collar badges, two loops to the reverse of each. Reference Churchill 1520
MANCHESTER REGIMENT WARRANT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine very scarce warrant officer's bi-metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Worn 1881-84.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven WW1 white on red shoulder title. Slight nip on top edge.
MANCHESTER REGIMENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse of each.
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge with slider to reverse. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham. Reference K & K 2 item 2467 page 185
MANCHESTER VOLUNTEER REGIMENT VTC 1915 LAPEL BADGE A very rare gilt & enamel lapel badge of the Manchester Volunteer Regiment part of the newly formed Volunteer Training Corps in 1915. Worn on the lapel it has its original button hole fixing to the rear and is maker marked to the rear by Thomas Fattorini, Bradford. Perfect enamels, no chips.
MARKSMAN TRADE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine Kings crown bullion arm badge.
MARKSMEN PRINTED WW2 TRADE PROFICIENCY BADGE A fine scarce printed trade/proficiency arm badge,
MARKSMEN TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A good die stamped brass crossed rifles, with four loops fixings to reverse.
MARKSMEN TRADE PROFICIENCY BADGE A bullion trade arm badge.
MARKSMEN TRADE PROFICIENCY BADGE A good die stamped brass crossed rifles, with four loops fixings to reverse.
MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge , with two loops to reverse.
MARLBOROUGH [WILTS] COLLEGE CADET CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scare brass metal example, with Cadet Corps instead of OTC Corps. With two loops to reverse.
MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine scarce gilt Victorian button, 1855-98 with maker J W Reynolds London
MIDDLE EAST LAND FORCES FORMATION SIGN A printed sign,a yellow camel on a red and blue background,worn by Headquarters troops M.E.L.F
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good bi metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 672 page 191
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with blow holes and slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 672 page 191
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse.
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers Silver Plate "P" with maker Gaunt London and two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 672 page 191
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT OR's COLLAR BADGE A good vintage die stamped bi-metal other ranks collar badge, with two loops to the reverse.
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT OR`s CAP BADGE A bi metal cap badge to the Middlesex Regiment, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol item 672 page 191. A little grubby.
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sterling silver sweetheart, with brooch fixing & sterling mark to reverse.
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An all brass metal cap badge to the Middlesex Regiment.With a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol item 672 page
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good moulded brown plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 672 page 191
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good moulded brown plastic example. Two blades to the reverse.
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good moulded brown plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Has some glue residue to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 672 page 191
MIDDLESEX REGIMENT [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of bi metal collar badges, both with two loops & blow hoes to reverse. Reference Churchill page 231, but not sure which type.
MIDDLESEX VOLUNTEER REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent bronze metal example, with two heavy lug fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1666 page 403
MILITARY FOOT POLICE WW1 CAP BADGE A fine scarce bi metal cap badge, of two part construction with slider to reverse. According to research this cap badge was never issued, may have been worn as a one off for a military tattoo, according to others.
MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good pre 1946, King George V die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1031 page 93.
MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good King George V1 die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2130 page 93.
MILITARY POLICE GRV1 PLASTIC ISSUE WW 2 CAP BADGE A fine curved in manufacture chocolate brown moulded plastic cap badge ,with two blades to the reverse. Makers stamp Stanley & Sons Walsall to reverse.
MILITARY POLICE [GEORGE 6th] CAP BADGE A good King George V1 die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2130 page 93.
MILITARY POLICE [GEORGE 6th] ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A scare chocolate brown moulded plastic example, with two blades to reverse. Makers stamp Stanley & Sons Walsall.
MILITARY PROVOST ORs CAP BADGE An all brass kings crown example, with slider to the reverse. Height 40mm.
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF CORPS CAP BADGE A brass once blackened cap badge to the Military Provost Staff. with a slider to the reverse. 37 mm high. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2142 page 95
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scarce E11R gilding metal cap badge, with slider and maker mark Dowler Birmingham to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2143 page 95
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF CORPS CAP BADGE An all brass kings crown example, with slider to the reverse. Height 40mm.
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF CORPS FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine Military Prison Staff scarce gilding metal forage cap badge, with slider to reverse. King's crown with crowned cypher of GvR to the centre of a wreath of laurel. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1054 page 269.
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine red with dark blue body and crown. Mint condition with metal cap badge.
MILITARY PROVOST STAFF FORAGE CAP BADGE A fine scarce kings crown gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1053 page 269
MILLFIELD SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers Training Corps white metal cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2623 page 209.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE GUARD FORCE OR EMPLOYEES ANODISED CAP BADGE. MOD civilian employees also worn by MOD guard force anodised cap badge. In all gold anodised / staybright, with two loop fixings and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
MIXED SERVICES ORGANIZATION A rare Gilding metal cap badge with two loops to the reverse, worn by the MSO in Germany just after the war. The MSO and BOAR. initials [British Army Of the Rhine]upon a seeded circle with "bar" design.
MOBILE DEFENCE CORPS CAP BADGE A good scarce circa 1955-59 bi metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2160 page 97.
MOBILE DEFENCE CORPS CAP BADGE A good scarce circa 1955-59 bi metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2160 page 97.
MOBILE DEFENCE FORCE STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Mobile Defence Force.With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London. KK 2160
MONMOUTH SCHOOL OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker Firmin London.
MONMOUTH SCHOOL OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker H W Timings Birmingham.
MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT 1st / 2nd BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine other ranks gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1769 page 159
MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A Monmouthshire all brass horse shoe WW1 shoulder tile, with two loops to reverse.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY CAP BADGE The Welsh Dragon standing on a scroll inscribed "MIY" in gilding metal, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1347 page 343 The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry unlike the other Yeomanry regiments was only formed in 1813 when the threat of a French invasion was almost over. They served as part of the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War and formed three regiments for service during World War I.
MOTHERCRAFT TRAINING SOCIETY ENAMEL BROOCH A fine silver & enamel brooch badge, with maker J A Wylie & Co and date 1914 Birmingham. Womens Royal Naval Service [Wrens] and Womens Voluntary Service [WVS] were trained by the Mothercraft Training Society in all aspects of Mothering. See link http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205201576
MOTOR CYCLIST WW2 TRADE ARM BADGE A fine WW2 trade badge, MC over winged wheel cloth arm badge, with a small piece of velcro to reverse, for displaying purposes.
MOTOR MACHINE GUN CORPS CAP BADGE Bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Grubby and uncleaned. Brass crossed machine guns and crown with white metal MMG beneath. Ref Gaylor Plate 44B
MOTOR MACHINE GUN CORPS CAP BADGE A war raised 1914 / 1918 bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Brass crossed machine guns and crown with white metal MMG beneath. Reference K & K 1 item 1155 page 294.
MOTOR MACHINE GUN CORPS CAP BADGE A war raised 1914 / 1918 bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Brass crossed machine guns and crown with white metal MMG beneath. Reference K & K 1 item 1155 page 294.
MOTOR MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS WW1 FIELD SERVICE CAP / COLLAR BADGE. A scarce bronze 1914 to 1918 example, with four loops to reverse. Once the fighting on the Western Front had settled down (by late 1914) the opportunities for motor machine gun units to operate as a mobile force were limited indeed. In many cases they had to operate as conventional machine-gun sections. However, they came into their own once again during the great advances of 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens on 8 August. Elsewhere, and most particularly in Egypt, Palestine, East Africa and Mesopotamia, the mobility of the units was of great value and they saw considerable action in these theatres. A MMG Squadron joined the Royal Naval Division on 17 March 1915 and served with it on Gallipoli in April and May 1915. By the opening of the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, there were 18 MMG Batteries with the BEF, of which two were Canadian. Five of them were engaged at Loos. A battery included 18 cycle/sidecar combinations, carrying 6 Vickers machine guns with ammunition and spare equipment; 8 motorcycles without sidecars; 2 or 3 wagons or cars; and a sidecar combination for the officer commanding. The creation of the MGC in October 1915 incorporated the Motor Machine Gun Service, which now became known as the Machine Gun Corps (Motors). At this time the MGC(M) had around 3000 men. From late 1916, many men of the MGC(M) transferred to the Heavy Section, MGC (later to be known as the Tank Corps). In 1922, the Tank Corps absorbed the MGC(M) completely and the Motor Machine guns units disappeared from the British army's order of battle.
MOTOR TRANSPORT TRADE ARM BADGE A fine WW2 trade badge, MT over winged wheel cloth arm badge, with a small piece of velcro to reverse, for displaying purposes.
MUSICIANS TRADE/PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE Musician's Proficiency (Bandmaster) Arm Trade Badge, a fine Kings crown woven Arm badge
MUSICIANS TRADE/PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE Musician's Proficiency (Bandmaster) Arm Trade Badge, a fine Kings crown woven Arm badge
NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY CAP BADGE A fine brass George 6th cap badge, with slider to reverse.
NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE WW2 CAP BADGE Brass and enamel cap badge with two loops to reverse. The National Fire Service (NFS) was the single fire service created in Great Britain in 1941 during the Second World War; a separate National Fire Service (Northern Ireland) was created in 1942. The NFS was created in August 1941 by the amalgamation of the wartime national Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and the local authority fire brigades (about 1,600 of them). It existed until 1948, when it was again split by the Fire Services Act 1947, with fire services reverting to local authority control, although this time there were far fewer brigades, with only one per county and county borough.
NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE WW2 CAP BADGE A white metal and enamel cap badge with two loops to reverse. The National Fire Service (NFS) was the single fire service created in Great Britain in 1941 during the Second World War; a separate National Fire Service (Northern Ireland) was created in 1942. The NFS was created in August 1941 by the amalgamation of the wartime national Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and the local authority fire brigades (about 1,600 of them). It existed until 1948, when it was again split by the Fire Services Act 1947, with fire services reverting to local authority control, although this time there were far fewer brigades, with only one per county and county borough.
NATIONAL MOTOR VOLUNTEERS The Volunteer Training Corps was suspended in December 1918, and officially disbanded in January 1920, with the exception of the Volunteer Motor Corps which was retained until April 1921 in case of civil disorder. A bronze cap badge to the National Motor Volunteers. With 2 blades to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1694 page 407 Vgc
NATIONAL MOTOR VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE The Volunteer Training Corps was suspended in December 1918, and officially disbanded in January 1920, with the exception of the Volunteer Motor Corps which was retained until April 1921 in case of civil disorder. A bronze cap badge to the National Motor Volunteers. With 2 blades to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1694 page 407
NATIONAL MOTOR VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE The Volunteer Training Corps was suspended in December 1918, and officially disbanded in January 1920, with the exception of the Volunteer Motor Corps which was retained until April 1921 in case of civil disorder. A bronze cap badge to the National Motor Volunteers. With 2 blades to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London. Ref K K Vol 1 item 1694 page 407
NATIONAL RESERVE DORSET LAPEL BADGE A scarce original First World War gilt badge, a green enamel circular title around a large ram's head and tri-part scroll "Quod Tuum Tene" (hold on to what is yours), the reverse with maker's details "Bliss Bros Birmingham" and official issue number "1151". Original buttonhole fitting. Diameter 31 mm.
NATIONAL SAVINGS PLASTIC BADGE WW2 Plastic Badge with long pin fixing to reverse. The movement was instrumental during World War II in raising funds to support the war effort. In peacetime the movement provided an easy and safe way for ordinary people to save small sums of money.
NATIONAL SAVINGS PLASTIC BADGE An original World War Two period brown plastic economy badge, issued after 1942 due to metal shortage. Fair condition, retaining original stick pin fitting, no warping, cracks or distortions, just grubby. Height of front 31mm.
NATIONAL SOCIAIST GERMAN WORKERS PARTY "NSDAP" BADGE A fine original German 23 mm NSDAP badge, with pebbled translucent red enamel. It is white alloy with deep red white and black enamel and black lettering. B H Mayer of Pforzheim made from 1939 onwards. RZM & M1/170 and brooch fixing to reverse. The National Socialist German Workers' Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and practised the ideology of Nazism.
NAVAL ROYAL YACHT SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven cloth shoulder title, blue & red on white.
NAVAL SIGNAL BULLION ARM BADGE An excellent mint bullion naval arm badge, 63 mm x 75 mm.
NAVY & ARMY CANTEEN BOARD CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Navy & Army Canteen Women’s. With 2 loops to the reverse.
NAVY & ARMY CANTEEN BOARD CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the Navy & Army Canteen Women’s. With 2 loops to the reverse.
NAVY ARMY & AIR FORCE INSTITUTES [N.A.A.F.I] UN-VOIDED CAP BADGE A fine early bronzed cap badge for the N.A.A.F.I. Has non voided centre. In good condition complete with two loops to reverse. And numbered to reverse under the crown, 3726.
NAVY ARMY & AIR FORCE INSTITUTES [N.A.A.F.I] VOIDED CAP BADGE A fine bronze metal die stamped issue, with two loops and number to reverse.15627.
NAVY ARMY & AIR FORCE INSTITUTES [N.A.A.F.I] VOIDED CAP BADGE A fine bronze metal die stamped issue, with two loops and number to reverse. 42465
NEW ZEALAND 17th RUAHINE REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped gilded metal example. Two loops to the reverse. Makers tablet J.R.Gaunt, London.
NEW ZEALAND BULLION WW 2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine bullion shoulder title, gold bullion on black backing.
NEW ZEALAND CAP BADGE King's crown bi / metal cap badge with two loops and makers plate for Gaunt Montreal to the reverse,worn by the 13th. [North Canterbury & Westland] Regiment. The roman numerals,XIII,and the letters"NZI" to the centre of a crowned wreath of fern,above the motto scroll,Kia Pono Tonu.
NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE CAP BADGE A good early die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse.
NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE CAP BADGE A good early die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse.
NEW ZEALAND KINGS COLONIALS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal squadron cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1377 page 349
NEW ZEALAND SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 cloth light blue on dark blue woven cloth nationality shoulder title worn by volunteers from New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND SPECIAL AIR SERVICE SHOULDER TITLE A fine pair of woven cloth light blue on maroon New Zealand Special Air Service shoulder titles. Some glue residue on reverse due to being on display. The New Zealand Special Air Service, abbreviated as the NZSAS, was formed on 7 July 1955 and is the special forces unit of the New Zealand Army, closely modelled on the British Special Air Service (SAS). It traces its origins to the Second World War and the famous Long Range Desert Group that a number of New Zealanders served with.
NEW ZEALAND WELLINGTON WEST COAST & TARANAKI REGIMENT CAP BADGE Cap badge with two lugs to the reverse. A phoenix flanked by the roman numerals, VII and XI, above a tri-part scroll, The W.W.C.T. Regiment.
NEW ZEALAND WW1 EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 8th SOUTH CANTERBURY MOUNTED RIFLES OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLAR SET An excellent rare 1911 to 1921 Officers bronze cap badge & facing collar set. Cap badge with two blade fixings, collars with two loops all three items with maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Excellent set Reference Cox 2908. WW1 Expeditionary Force. The 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during World War I as a squadron of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment. They served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I and first saw action during the Battle of Gallipoli. As a part of the larger New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (of the ANZAC Mounted Division) they went on to serve in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. Before being disbanded in 1921.
NEWFOUNDLAND CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine pre 1949 woven cloth shoulder title. The island of Newfoundland was established as a British colony in 1583. By 1914 it was a self-governing British Dominion. More than 3000 Newfoundlanders saw service in the Great War. It became part of Canada on March 31, 1949 after a closely-contested referendum of the people of Newfoundland. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, the Newfoundland Regiment was formed. It battle-flags bear the names of many famous and bloody engagements in France , Flanders and Gallipoli, and for its prowess the Regiment was granted the prefix "Royal". It was decimated on July 1, 1916 at Beaumont Hamel on the Somme. here was hardly a home in the island that was unaffected by the carnage of that day, and July 1 is observed as Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador . In addition to those Newfoundlanders who served in army units, were thousands who served in the Royal Navy. In WW2 Newfoundland regiments saw action with the Royal Artillery; the 59th Heavy Regiment fought in France and Germany; the 166th Field Regiment in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, coming under the command of Viscount Alexander of Tunis. In addition, several thousand Newfoundlanders served in the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, in the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F., and in the Forestry Corps in Scotland. About 600 Newfoundlanders were killed in action.
NEWFOUNDLAND CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE & OVERSEAS SERVICE STRIPE A fine pre 1949 woven cloth shoulder title, & four years service woven stripe, which has a little moth hole. The island of Newfoundland was established as a British colony in 1583. By 1914 it was a self-governing British Dominion. More than 3000 Newfoundlanders saw service in the Great War. It became part of Canada on March 31, 1949 after a closely-contested referendum of the people of Newfoundland. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, the Newfoundland Regiment was formed. It battle-flags bear the names of many famous and bloody engagements in France , Flanders and Gallipoli, and for its prowess the Regiment was granted the prefix "Royal". It was decimated on July 1, 1916 at Beaumont Hamel on the Somme. here was hardly a home in the island that was unaffected by the carnage of that day, and July 1 is observed as Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador . In addition to those Newfoundlanders who served in army units, were thousands who served in the Royal Navy. In WW2 Newfoundland regiments saw action with the Royal Artillery; the 59th Heavy Regiment fought in France and Germany; the 166th Field Regiment in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, coming under the command of Viscount Alexander of Tunis. In addition, several thousand Newfoundlanders served in the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, in the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F., and in the Forestry Corps in Scotland. About 600 Newfoundlanders were killed in action.
NIGERIA DISTRICT FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed formation used sign.
No 46 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW 2 woven cloth shoulder title. Ref Examples in Badges & Insignia of World War II Guido Rosignoli No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando was a battalion size formation of the Royal Marines, part of the British Commandos, formed in August 1943 during the Second World War. The Commando was assigned to the 4th Special Service Brigade and served in North-west Europe and took part in the D-Day landings, as well as operations around Ostend and Antwerp, before being disbanded after the war in January 1946.
No 46 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW 2 woven two piece cloth shoulder title. Ref Examples in Badges & Insignia of World War II Guido Rosignoli No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando was a battalion size formation of the Royal Marines, part of the British Commandos, formed in August 1943 during the Second World War. The Commando was assigned to the 4th Special Service Brigade and served in North-west Europe and took part in the D-Day landings, as well as operations around Ostend and Antwerp, before being disbanded after the war in January 1946.
No 46 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce WW 2 woven cloth two piece shoulder title. Ref Examples in Badges & Insignia of World War II Guido Rosignoli No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando was a battalion size formation of the Royal Marines, part of the British Commandos, formed in August 1943 during the Second World War. The Commando was assigned to the 4th Special Service Brigade and served in North-west Europe and took part in the D-Day landings, as well as operations around Ostend and Antwerp, before being disbanded after the war in January 1946.
No. 45 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce woven two part shoulder title. During WW2 they were part of the 1st Special Service Brigade the Commando participated in Operation Overlord, the D-Day Normandy landings, going on to move through Europe into Germany, including Montforterbeek on 23 January 1945.
No. 9 COMMANDO WW 2 SHOULDER TITLE An scarce early white on black embroidered, cloth shoulder title. No. 9 Commando was a battalion-sized British Commando unit raised by the British Army during the Second World War. It was most heavily involved in operations in France and around the coasts of Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania and Greece. Like all Army commando units it was disbanded in 1946.
NO.1 ARMOURED REPLACEMENT GROUP C.M.F FORMATION SIGN A fine scarce printed the black helmeted head of Mars belching flames onto a tank. 1st Armoured Replacement Group C.M.F., they supplied and refitted all armoured units of the 8th Army in Italy. The flash shows the head of Mars on a background of R.A.C. colours: red and yellow. Replacement Group played a vital role in keeping armoured units up to strength in both fighting vehicles and personnel. There was a small Armoured Replacement Group Headquarters which liaised with major headquarters and coordinated the work of the Armoured Delivery Regiment, the Armoured Refitting Unit and later the Armoured Reinforcement Unit as well.
NON COMBATANT CORPS WW1 SHOULDER TITLE An scarce all brass shoulder title with two loops to the reverse. The Non-Combatant Corps (NCC) was a corps of the British Army composed of conscientious objectors as privates, with NCOs and officers seconded from other corps or regiments. Its members fulfilled various non-combatant roles of the army during the First World War, the Second World War and the period of conscription after the Second World War
NON COMBATANT CORPS WW1 SHOULDER TITLE An scarce all brass shoulder title with two loops to the reverse. The Non-Combatant Corps (NCC) was a corps of the British Army composed of conscientious objectors as privates, with NCOs and officers seconded from other corps or regiments. Its members fulfilled various non-combatant roles of the army during the First World War, the Second World War and the period of conscription after the Second World War
NORFOLK REGIMENT BERET BADGE A fine brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K 7 K Vol 2 item 1977 page 53
NORFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with loops to reverse. All brass 1916 economy issue. Loops have been bent in slightly. Once glued on blue velvet framed board. Reference KK Vol 1 item 599 page 183
NORFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent mint condition early Norfolk Cap badge with two loop and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 599 page 183
NORFOLK REGIMENT H/M SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine solid silver & enamel sweetheart brooch fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1915/16. It was manufactured by J.A.R (J.A. Restall & Co) It measures 30 mm across x 25 mm in height.
NORFOLK REGIMENT OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap, with cap badge and matching buttons. Yellow crown,dark blue body,flap & peak. Yellow piping to peak & flap.
NORFOLK REGIMENT PAGRI BADGE A fine Warrant Officers and Sergeants large size brass pagri badge with slide to reverse [slightly shortened]. Worn between 1881 and 1900. Reference Gaylor text page 31. Aprox 2 inches in hight.
NORFOLK REGIMENT SILVER & TORTOISE SHELL SWEETHEART A excellent silver & tortoise shell sweetheart with silver mark, maker and brooch fixing to reverse.
NORFOLK REGIMENT WHITE FACED SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
NORFOLK YEOMANRY KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT WW1 COLLAR BADGE A fine scarce Norfolk Yeomanry King's Own Royal Regiment WW1 brass collar badge, with two loops to the reverse. The regiment was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 and placed under orders of the Eastern Mounted Brigade. It was headquartered at Cattle Market Street in Norwich.
NORFOLK YEOMANRY [KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine and scarce cast gilding metal WW1 cap badge with scarce maker BP & Co Ltd Birmingham, Bodill Parker & Co of Albion Works, Great Hampton Row, Birmingham. Badge makers awarded contracts to produce metal badges for the War Office during the following months: December 1915; January, February, March, May, August & September 1916; and January & August 1917. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1477 page 139
NORFOLK YEOMANRY [KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine Royal Cypher E11R cast gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2329 page 139
NORFOLK YEOMANRY [KINGS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT] OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers bronze collar badges, both wit two loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
NORFOLK YEOMANRY [KINGS OWN ROYAL REGT] CAP BADGE A fine GV1 gilding metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Sealed 15th February 1937. Ref K&K Vol 2 2328 page 139
NORTH IRISH BRIGADE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine silver & gilt Officers cap badge, with slider & maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
NORTH IRISH HORSE ANODISED CAP BADGE A staybright / anodised cap badge, with slider & maker J R Gaunt B`ham to reverse.
NORTH IRISH HORSE CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 Special Reserve cavalry later Cavalry Militia gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1503 page 363
NORTH MIDLAND DISTRICT WW2 FORMATION SIGN A fine printed formation sign. Reference Cole 100. Robin Hood figure in Lincoln green, with his long bow in black, set against a green background. The Robin Hood emblem was chosen because the District included Sherwood Forest within its boundaries, the HQ was in Nottinghamshire and the county regiment was the Sherwood Foresters.
NORTH SOMERSET & BRISTOL YEOMANRY ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce 44 RTR silver anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse.
NORTH SOMERSET & BRISTOL YEOMANRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine mint woven cloth shoulder title, white on black.
NORTH SOMERSET YEOMANRY 44 RTR SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven cloth white on black shoulder title. 148 mm x 24 mm. In 1956 the North Somerset Yeomanry merged with the 44/50 Royal Tank Regiment and was renamed North Somerset Yeomanry / 44 Royal Tank Regiment.
NORTH STAFFORD [STAFFORDSHIRE REGT] PRINCE OF WALES CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with blow holes & slider to reverse During World War Two (1939-45), 1st Battalion saw action in Burma from 1942 to 1943. 2nd Battalion, meanwhile, fought in the retreat to Dunkirk (1940) and the landings in Tunisia and Italy in 1943. Its final wartime posting was to Palestine in February 1945, where it remained until the British withdrawal in 1948. That year the regiment’s two battalions moved to Egypt and merged.
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE Bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 678 page 191
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 678 page 191
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 678 page 191
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine example of an Offiers Bronze cap badge with two blades to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 678 page 191
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blades to reverse. Maker MMMC Mentmore Manufacturing Company Ltd
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT [PRINCE OF WALES] OFFICERS PAIR COLLAR BADGE Pair of officer's bronze collar badges each with 2 loops to reverse. Reference Churchill page 247 fig 1565
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT [PRINCE OF WALES] PAIR COLLAR BADGE A fine Victorian pair of very scarce collar badges. In 1895 it was the intention of the regiment that the plumes would be as the cap badge, above the knot, but unfortunately, both the authorities and the manufacturers took the direction "on top of the knot" too literally. And superimposed the plumes on the knot! Reference Churchill page 246 fig 1552. New pattern was changed with the knot above and not on. Therefore only around for two years 1897.
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent economy issue plastic cap badge, with maker MMMC and two blade fixings to reverse.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ECONOMY ISSUE WW1 CAP BADGE A fine all brass economy issue WW1 cap badge with shortened slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 666 page 189
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ECONOMY ISSUE WW1 CAP BADGE A fine all brass issue cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 666 page 189 National Army Museum http://www.nam.ac.uk/research/famous-units/northamptonshire-regiment Served throughout the Boer War (1899-1902) with 9th Brigade. Both regular battalions remained on the Western Front throughout the First World War (1914-18). The regiment also raised eight Territorial and New Army battalions during the conflict, one of which served in Gallipoli in 1915. In 1919 2nd Battalion moved to India for seven years, while 1st Battalion spent three years in Ireland before short terms in England, Shanghai, Malta, Palestine and Egypt.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FIRST YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent mint scarce Officers Silver,Gilt cap badge. With locking brooch clip fixing "P" for silver plate and maker mark J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference previous cap badge Northampton Imperial Yeomanry K & K Vol 1 item 1378 page 349.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 666 page 189
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 666 page 189
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 666 page 189
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT ORs FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap with bi metal cap badge & general service buttons. No moth.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Victorian long key pattern other ranks bi / metal cap badge with two loops and blow hole to reverse. The castle with flag flying from the central turret and the "Talavera " honour to the centre of a wreath of laurel that carries the title scroll and the "Gibraltar " honour.
NORTHERN CYCLIST BATTALION CAP BADGE A fine 1908-20 scarce gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1866 page 449
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS A Bi metal cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers. With two lugs to the reverse. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of Foot, it was given the regional designation 'Northumberland' in 1782 and granted the distinction of being a Fusilier regiment in 1836, becoming 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted the title Northumberland Fusiliers when regimental numbers were abolished under the Childers / Cardwell Reforms of 1881 and became a 'Royal' regiment in 1935. Ref KK Vol 2 page 53 item 1972
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers.With a slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1972 page 53
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers, with blow hole & slider to the reverse. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of Foot, it was given the regional designation 'Northumberland' in 1782 and granted the distinction of being a Fusilier regiment in 1836, becoming 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted the title Northumberland Fusiliers when regimental numbers were abolished under the Childers / Cardwell Reforms of 1881 and became a 'Royal' regiment in 1935. Ref K & K Vol 2 page 53 item 1972
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fixing to reverse.
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A excellent sterling silver & enamel Northumberland Fusiliers Sweetheart brooch.
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS WW1 CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal WW1 cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 593 page 183.
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS WW1 ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine die stamped brass example, a little rubbed, with slider to the reverse.
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS WW2 SLIP ON SHOULDR TITLE A fine woven slip on shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
NORTHUMBERLAND HUSSARS COLLAR BADGES A fine post 1908 die stamped silvered metal pair of collar badges, with two loops each to the reverse. A pair but not a matching pair.
NORTHUMBERLAND HUSSARS YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 Cap badge, with slider and maker mark J R Gaunt London to reverse. Alnwick Castle to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title above the South Africa honour scroll.
NORTHUMBERLAND HUSSARS YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 Cap badge, with slider and maker mark J R Gaunt London to reverse. Alnwick Castle to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title above the South Africa honour scroll.
NORTHUMBERLAND YEOMANRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex loops to reverse.
NORWEGIAN ARMY OFFICERS [KING OLAV 5th] CAP BADGE Possibly Silver, but not tested.Royal armed forces of Norway Officers cap badge, with maker Aksel Holmsen Oslo & two threaded studs to revere.
NORWEGIAN ARMY OFFICERS [KING OLAV 5th] [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES Possibly Silver, but not tested.Royal armed forces of Norway Officers collar badges, both with maker Aksel Holmsen Oslo & two threaded studs to revere of each. Matching cap badge in item number Code: 51948
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A brass shoulder title to the Notts and Derby Regt, with four hex lugs to reverse.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE [Sherwood Forester`s] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 662 page 189
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE [Sherwood Forester`s] OFFICERS BRONZE Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters) K/C Excellent example Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Ref Gaylor Plate 12E
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE [Sherwood Forester`s] OFFICERS BRONZE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE [Sherwood Forester`s] OFFICERS BRONZE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE [Sherwood Forester`s] SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sterling silver engraved, with what looks like to be a gold wash to front. Makers mark clearly stamped 'A.Bros' Possibly Atkinson Brothers.
NUMBER 2 ARMOURED CAR COMPANY RAF WW2 OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce die cast native silver Officers Cap badge of Number 2 Armoured Car Company RAF WW2 with two blades to the reverse.
OBSERVER CORPS CAP BADGE An all white metal Kings crown cap badge with two loops to the reverse.
OFFICERS INNISKILLINGS [6th DRAGOONS] FACING PAIR COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of cast bronze Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 5th/6th Dragoons (later the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, then finally the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards) in 1922. One of their most notable battles was the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. They also fought with distinction at the Battle of Waterloo in the Charge of the Union Brigade and again during the Crimean War as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers at the Battle of Balaklava. World War I sounded the death knell for mounted cavalry as it became apparent that technology had moved forward with greater destructive power and made horsed cavalry redundant on the modern battlefield. The British Army reorganised and reduced its cavalry corps by disbanding or amalgamating many of its famous cavalry regiments in 1922 as part of the Geddes Reforms.
OFFICERS ROYAL SCOTS GREYS [RSG] 2nd DRAGOONS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A very scarce 22mm x 27mm solid Silver Hallmarked seems to be Glasgow 1944 although a little flawed, [V] [see photos] with maker J R Gaunt and two blades to reverse. Field service cap badge. Rubbed to chest. 1944–1945: North-West Europe The regiment spent the first half of the year refitting and training in preparation for the invasion of Europe. On 7 June 1944, the first three tanks of the regiment landed on Juno Beach. As part of the Battle of Caen, the Scots Greys took part in the fighting for Hill 112. Once the breakthrough was achieved, the Scots Greys took part in the pursuit of the retreating German forces. The Scots Greys saw action at the Falaise pocket, the crossing of the Seine, and was one of the first regiments to cross the Somme River at the beginning of September 1944. After crossing the Somme, the Scots Greys, along with the rest of the 4th Armoured Brigade, moved north into Belgium, near Oudenarde. In mid September, the Scots Greys took part in the Operation Market-Garden, in particular the fighting around Eindhoven where the 101st Airborne landed to capture the bridges. The regiment saw action in operations helping to capture Nijmegen Island, and the area west of the Maas. The regiment also helped to capture the Wilhelmina Canal and clear German resistance along the Lower Rhine to secure the allied flank for the eventual drive into Germany. On 26 February, the Scots Greys crossed into Germany. Little more than a month later, the regiment was involved in the capture of Bremen. With Germany crumbling, Allied commanders began to become concerned with how far the Red Army was advancing into Western and Central Europe. To prevent possible post-war claims over Denmark, the Scots Greys and 6th Airborne Division were tasked with the job of extending eastwards past Lübeck. Despite having been in action for three months, the Scots Greys covered 60 miles (97 km) in eight hours to capture the city of Wismar on 1 May 1945. The regiment captured the town just hours before meeting up with the Red Army.
OFFICIAL PEACE BUTTON AUSTRALIA 1919 Badge, alternatively known as a button, sold in Adelaide on 19 July 1919, it was produced by the Returned Soldiers' Association (RSA), a predecessor of the Returned & Services League (RSL), to commemorate the end of World War I and the hope that there would be no further wars. Pin badge with brooch fixing.
ON WAR SERVICE 1915 BADGE A good original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munitions workers badge Brass button Hole badge, with maker J R Gaunt London. Numbered K 30246. Height 44mm
ON WAR SERVICE 1915 WW1 MUNITIONS WORKERS LAPEL BADGE A good die cast brass example. Button hole fixing to the reverse. Made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, numbered 10995
ON WAR SERVICE 1916 BROOCH BADGE All brass triangular badge with maker mark J R Gaunt London and No 408904 to reverse. WW1 munitions workers badge.
ORATORY SCHOOL [WOODCOTE READING] CCF VERSION A scarce combined cadet force cap badge, in gilding metal, with two loops to reverse.
ORDNANCE CORPS CAP BADGE Post 1953 Bi- metal cap badge with slider to reverse with maker J R Gaunt London Reference KK Vol 2 item 2126 page 93
OSTENDE MINIATURE BAYONET SWEETHEART BATTLE BROOCH A scarce miniature bayonet brooch with mother of pearl grip and impressed 'Ostende' across the blade, the reverse with maker's details "EH" in circle. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings. Length 54 mm.
OSTENDE MINIATURE BAYONET SWEETHEART BATTLE BROOCH A scarce miniature bayonet brooch with mother of pearl grip and impressed 'Ostende' across the blade, the reverse with maker's details "EH" in circle. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings. Length 54 mm.
OUNDLE OTC [PETERBOROUGH] CAP BADGE Brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Rubbed [ see photos]. The arms, helm, crest and supporters of the Grocers Company, founders of the school. Ref K&K Vol 2 2639
OVERSEAS DISTRICT NORTH PALESTINE FORMATION SIGN A fine printed cloth formation sign. No. 15 Area M.E.F Administered Middle East Area. A pale blue fish, tail curved below, on a black ground. Reference Cole page 112
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine early white metal cap badge, with two loops north & south to reverse.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BERET BADGE A fine silver / silvered Officers beret badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY OR's BERET BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2005 page 63
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch. 43rd & 52nd of foot. Vgc
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch. 43rd & 52nd of foot.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY SWEETHEART BADGE Button hole sweetheart all brass, slightly bent. unusual item. 30mm x 30mm
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES An fine facing pair of 1882 pattern gilding metal collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. One a little more rubbed than other. Reference Churchill item 1195 page 190, corded version and short lived.
OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE [OX & BUCKS] LIGHT INFANTRY SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver mounted & enamel sweetheart brooch.
OXFORDSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE A fine 1881 to 1901 gilding metal Victorian helmet plate, with all loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 287 page 141 for outer plate and K & K 1 item 333 page 147 for Centre.
PAGETS MASSAGE SERVICE CAP BADGE 1914 - 1915 A rare brass cap badge with two loops to reverse. King's crown with interwoven PMS below. Almeric Hugh Paget 1st Baron Queenborough formed corps in 1914 with 50 masseuses rapidly rising to over 100. Military added to title in 1915 and renamed Military Massage Service in 1919.
PALESTINE POLICE [MOBILE FORCE] WW2 [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of woven Palestine Police, Mobile Force formed 1943 Shoulder titles. The Palestine Police Force was a British colonial police service established in Mandatory Palestine on 1 July 1920, when High Commissioner Herbert Samuel's civil administration took over responsibility for security from General Allenby's Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (South). In 1944 the Police Mobile Force (PMF) was created as a fully militarized strike force, which was part of and under the command of the Palestine Police. Established with 800 British servicemen, who had been on active wartime service in Italy, North Africa and Britain, the PMF was organized, trained and equipped along military lines. Members wore 'battle dress' and were trained in a special training depot based in Jenin.
PARACHUTE INSTRUCTORS ARM BADGE Cloth woven trade arm badge. Worn on the right sleeve by Nco`s & Lac`s above chevron or propeller.
PARACHUTE OLD COMRADES ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE A scarce original Parachute Regiment Old Comrades Association lapel button hole badge, maker Marples & Beasley 40 mm long. Winged parachute canopy surmounted by a Royal Crest with King's Crown, the O.C.A enhanced. They organise functions and activities for members to continue associations formed during their service with the Regiment and Airborne Forces.
PARACHUTE QUALIFICATION WING A fine cloth woven qualification wing, removed from tunic. Possibility end or post WW2.
PARACHUTE QUALIFICATION [LIGHT BULB] TRADE BADGE A fine trade arm badge, with two loops & backing plate to reverse.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine Staybright / Anodised cap badge, with slider to reverse.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT BLACK ANODISED BERET BADGE A fine scarce anodised / staybright factory made black cap badge, with LB & B made in England and two loops to reverse.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce unissued printed Parachute Regiment Shoulder title. This type of shoulder titles was introduced half way through 1943. The title has a dark blue lettering on pale blue backing.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce unissued printed Parachute Regiment Shoulder title. This type of shoulder titles was introduced half way through 1943. The title has a dark blue lettering on pale blue backing.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES A good pair of brass shoulder titles to the Parachute Regiment, formed in 1942, with two loops to reverse. Ref Westlake 1439 plate 90
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine E11R woven WO1 rank arm badge. White & Blue on khaki, with no border.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal voided crown example, with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2059 page 73
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2059 page 73
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2059 page 73
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2059 page 73
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A scarce excellent flat silver plastic headdress badge to the Parachute Regiment, being a pair of wings, the pinions straight and horizontal, on which an open parachute surmounted by a Royal Crest with an Imperial (King’s) crown. With a pair of blades to reverse. Plastic cap badges were first introduced into the British Army during 1941 as a result of metal shortages caused by the prioritised demands of industrialised war production. The wearing of plastic badges proved very unpopular with British Army personnel. The symbolism of the badge is that the wings denote airborne generally, and the parachute denote the specific role of the Regiment. The Parachute Regiment was formed in August 1942 from the individual Parachute Battalions within the Army Air Corps (formed February 1942). The winged parachute headdress badge was adopted in May 1943 and was from that time worn in place of the AAC badge. Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076592
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 QUALIFIED BADGE Qualified Parachutist. WW II embroidered qualification sleeve badge. An opened parachute canopy in white flanked by a pair of faded pale blue wings,on a shaped khaki background.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT WW2 QUALIFIED BADGE Qualified Parachutist. WW II embroidered qualification sleeve badge. An opened parachute canopy in white flanked by a pair of pale blue wings,on a shaped khaki background.
PARATROOPERS WING WW2 A fine woven cloth Paratroopers wing.
PEMBROKE YEOMANRY [CASTLEMARTIN] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A very scarce mint Officers Silver / Gilt cap badge, with battle honour "Fishquard". Two long loops & "P" for silver plate to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1437 page 357. In 1853 Queen Victoria awarded the battle honour Fishguard upon the Regiment. The unit became the first volunteer unit to receive a battle honour . During World War II the Pembroke Yeomany on mobilisation formed two regiments - the 102nd Field Regiment and the 2nd Line 146th Field Regiment. In 1946 the Pembroke Yeomanry received the Freedom of the Town and County of Haverfordwest. Over the years there have been various reorganisations of the Territorial Army, which has resulted in several changes of role for the Pembroke Yeomanry, from Cavalry to Artillery to Cavalry to Infantry to the Royal Corps of Transport and finally in 1993 becoming part of the Royal Logistic Corps, as the 224 (Pembroke Yeomanry) Squadron RLC.
PERSE SCHOOL [CAMBRIDGE] OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilding metal Officers training Corps cap badge, with long slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2641 page 211
PESHAWAR DISTRICT [INDIAN DISTRICTS] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven WW II example of the white fort on a red background with two large old "safety pins" to the reverse. A representation of Jamrud Fort situated at the entrance to the Khyber Pass. Reference Cole page 118. The (Peshawar) was a Regular Division of the British Indian Army it was formed after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army in 1903. During World War I it remained in India for local defence but it was mobilised for action on the North West Frontier on several occasions during the period. The Division was in the Northern Army, later called Northern Command. In 1919, the Division was mobilised for operations in Afghanistan during the Third Afghan War. Typical of all Indian Army formations, it contained a mixture of British units and Indian ones and unlike British Divisions it contained a mixture of cavalry and infantry components.
PESHAWAR DISTRICT [INDIAN DISTRICTS] FORMATION SIGN A fine WW2 woven formation sign, some glue residue to reverse. A representation of Jamrud Fort situated at the entrance to the Khyber Pass. Reference Cole page 118. The (Peshawar) was a Regular Division of the British Indian Army it was formed after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army in 1903. During World War I it remained in India for local defence but it was mobilised for action on the North West Frontier on several occasions during the period. The Division was in the Northern Army, later called Northern Command. In 1919, the Division was mobilised for operations in Afghanistan during the Third Afghan War. Typical of all Indian Army formations, it contained a mixture of British units and Indian ones and unlike British Divisions it contained a mixture of cavalry and infantry components.
PESHAWAR DISTRICT [INDIAN DISTRICTS] FORMATION SIGN A fine WW2 woven formation sign, four popper fixings to reverse. A representation of Jamrud Fort situated at the entrance to the Khyber Pass. Reference Cole page 118. The (Peshawar) was a Regular Division of the British Indian Army it was formed after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army in 1903. During World War I it remained in India for local defence but it was mobilised for action on the North West Frontier on several occasions during the period. The Division was in the Northern Army, later called Northern Command. In 1919, the Division was mobilised for operations in Afghanistan during the Third Afghan War. Typical of all Indian Army formations, it contained a mixture of British units and Indian ones and unlike British Divisions it contained a mixture of cavalry and infantry components.
PIONEER CORPS CAP BADGE A Pioneer Corps all brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2149 page 97
PIONEER CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine burgandy body & crown with green peak & flap. All brass Kings crown cap badge and two general service buttons. Excellent condition with no maker or moth.
PIONEER CORPS WW1 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good plastic example with two blades to the reverse, maker name not all there, Sons Walsall Vgc
PIONEER CORPS WW1 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good plastic example with two blades to the reverse, maker name not all there, Sons Walsall
POLISH AIR FORCE SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce Silver sweetheart brooch, Pilot Observer Combat 27 mm x 17 mm. The Polish Air Forces (Polskie Siły Powietrzne) was the name of the Polish Air Forces formed in France and the United Kingdom during World War II. The core of the Polish air units fighting alongside the Allies were experienced veterans of the 1939 Invasion of Poland. They contributed to the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain and most World War II air operations. A total of 145 Polish fighter pilots served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, making up the largest non-British contribution. By the end of the war, around 19,400 Poles were serving in the Polish Air Force in Great Britain and in the RAF.
POLISH WW2 10th POLISH DRAGOONS REGIMENT FORMATION SIGN A fine unused woven formation sign. 1939 The origins of 10th Dragoon Regiment can be traced to the reconnaissance squad of the Polish 10th Motorised Cavalry Brigade (at the time of the German invasion in 1939 the brigade was the only fully motorised unit in the Polish army. During the outbreak of WW2 the reconnaissance squadron had seen action for the first time on September 2 near Naprawa village, south of Krakow, encountering forward elements of German XXII Panzer Corps. During the campaign reconnaissance squadron was also involved in battles and skirmishes at Skrzydlna (sept.5, squadron was taking part in a heavy defensive battle and covered the retreat of the brigade behind Dunajec River, the date of that battle become later a regimental holiday) Ubrzez-Wieruszyce (Sept.6), Albigowa (Sept.9), Niemirow (Sept,12) and finally, Dobrosiny, near Lwow (Sept,15-16). On September 17, 1939 Polish High Command ordered Brigade to move to area of Stanislawow, where troops learned about Soviet invasion. On September 18-19 brigade crossed Hungarian border where troops were intern. During 16 days of campaign Reconnaissance squad lost 2 officers and 31 men killed, 3 officers and 30 men wounded. Out of 16 officers in unit 2 were awarded Virtuti Militarii cross (Polish highest military award) and 4 were awarded Merit Cross (Krzyz Walecznych).
POLISH WW2 1st ARMOURED CORPS FORMATION SIGN A fine unused woven WW2 formation sign. The 1st Armoured Corps (Polish: 1 Korpus Pancerny) was an armoured formation of the Polish People's Army during 1944 - 1945. The corps saw combat in Germany in 1945. Later that year, the subordinate units of the corps were dispersed to garrisons in Poland and the corps itself was inactivated in October 1945. The 1st Armoured Corps (comparable in size to an armoured division of western armies of the same period) completed its formation in September 1944 and was then subordinated to the supreme command of the Polish forces that had been established by the U.S.S.R. on the eastern front. Training of the unit continued until February 1945 at Chełm. The organisation of the corps was that of a Soviet tank corps.
POLISH WW2 HQ ARMIES MIDDLE EAST FORMATION SIGN A fine mint woven formation sign
PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers Training Corps gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2642 page 211. The arms of Dr. William Smith, the founder of the school.
PRINCE ALBERTS OWN LEICESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY [HUSSARS] CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1424 page 355
PRINCE OF WALES OWN REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good post 1994 die cast bronze metal two piece cinstruction beret badge, with two loops to the reverse.
PRINCE OF WALES OWN REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse.
PRINCE OF WALES REGIMENT OF YORKSHIRE (The Leeds Rifles) STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good early silver anodised aluminium example. Slider tio the reverse. Made by J.R.Gaunt, B'ham.
PRINCE OF WALES VOLUNTEERS SOUTH LANASHIRE REGIMENT COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of bi metal collar badges, with blow holes & two loops to reverse. The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) was a regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1958. It was formed as part of the Childers reforms as the Prince of Wales’s Volunteers Regiment (South Lancashire Regiment) by the amalgamation of the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot and the 82nd (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) Regiment of Foot. In 1938, it was renamed the South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) and in 1958 was amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers).
PRINCESS OF WALES REGIMENT A silver plate, gilt & enamel cap badge to the Princess of Wales Regiment. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark Firmin.
PRINCESS OF WALES REGIMENT A silver plate, gilt & enamel cap badge to the Princess of Wales Regiment. With two loops to the reverse
PRINCESS OF WALES REGIMENT CAP BADGE A silver plate, gilt & Red enamel cap badge to the Princess of Wales Regiment. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark Firmin.
PRINCESS OF WALES REGIMENT CAP BADGE A silver plate, gilt & enamel cap badge to the Princess of Wales Regiment.With two loops to reverse.
PRINCESS OF WALES ROYAL REGIMENT ARM PATCH A nice embroidered Regimental Tiger arm badge.
PRINCESS OF WALES ROYAL REGIMENT POST 1992 BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Bronze collar badges, both with two loops and Firmin to reverse. The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was formed on 9 September 1992 by the amalgamation of the Queen's Regiment and the Royal Hampshire Regiment and holds the earliest battle honour in the British Army (Tangier 1662–80). Through its ancestry via the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (2nd Regiment of Foot), the PWRR is the most senior English line infantry regiment. The current regiment was named in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales.
PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL CADET ASSOCIATION CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers Training Corps cap badge, in gilding metal with two loop fixings to reverse.
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS IMPERIAL MILITARY NURSING SERVICE RESERVE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce die cast unmarked silver example. Crowned circlet inscribed "Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve " , Large "R" to centre. Two loops to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R. Gaunt, London.
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R two part construction Officers Silver / Gilt cap badge, with F & S, Firmin & Sons and two long loops to reverse. The Dannebrog to the centre of a crowned wreath bearing motto scrolls,with the title,Q.A.R.A.N.C., below. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2187 page 105
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R two part construction Officers Silver / Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Dannebrog to the centre of a crowned wreath bearing motto scrolls,with the title,Q.A.R.A.N.C., below. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2187 page 105
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine die cast two part construction gilt with silver, post 1955. Two loops to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R.Gaunt, London. to bottom on reverse. Gilt worn, hence price.
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R two part construction Officers Silver / Gilt cap badge, with F & S, Firmin & Sons and two long loops to reverse. The Dannebrog to the centre of a crowned wreath bearing motto scrolls,with the title,Q.A.R.A.N.C., below. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2187 page 105
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R two part construction Officers Silver / Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Dannebrog to the centre of a crowned wreath bearing motto scrolls,with the title,Q.A.R.A.N.C., below. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2187 page 105
QUEEN ALEXANDRAS ROYAL ARMY NURSING CORPS STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps.With a slider to the reverse & makers mark Firmin London. KK 2187
QUEEN MARYS ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS CAP BADGE 1918-20 A fine scarce die stamped gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1067 page 272 The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in January 1917 and recruited the first women into the British Army to serve in a non-nursing capacity. The WAAC provided catering, storekeeping, vehicle maintenance and clerical duties for the British Army, freeing more men to take up combat roles. In 1918 Queen Mary became patron and the corps was renamed Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Over 57,000 women enrolled in the WAAC/QMAAC during the First World War and though not given full military status, often worked close to the frontline. Three Military Medals were awarded to members for gallantry. The QMAAC was eventually disbanded in September 1921.
QUEEN MARYS ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS CAP BADGE 1918-20 A scarce die stamped gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Some solder in behind the crown looks like some ones had a slider on perhaps. Badge fine to front. Hence price. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1067 page 272 The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in January 1917 and recruited the first women into the British Army to serve in a non-nursing capacity. The WAAC provided catering, storekeeping, vehicle maintenance and clerical duties for the British Army, freeing more men to take up combat roles. In 1918 Queen Mary became patron and the corps was renamed Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Over 57,000 women enrolled in the WAAC/QMAAC during the First World War and though not given full military status, often worked close to the frontline. Three Military Medals were awarded to members for gallantry. The QMAAC was eventually disbanded in September 1921.
QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL [DUNBLANE] CADET ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine silver anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL [DUNBLANE] CADET ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine silver anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
QUEENS CROWN BULLION [PADDED] ARM BADGE A fine Full dress gold bullion padded arm badge, 60 mm x 70 mm
QUEENS E11R CROWN GENERAL STAFF OFFICERS BADGE A fine E11R example of a high ranking bullion badge worn by Generals, with Queens crown with a lion. 50 mm x 35 mm
QUEENS LANCASHER REGIMENT OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with black crown. Body, flap and peek in maroon. Officers bullion cap badge. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see, & no maker inside. More photos if required. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (30th, 40th, 47th, 59th, 81st and 82nd Regiments of Foot) (QLR) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the King's Division. It was formed on 25 March 1970 at Connaught Barracks in Dover through the amalgamation of the two remaining Lancashire infantry regiments, the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) and the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire).
QUEENS LANCASHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE Anodised cap badge with slider & maker Firmin to reverse.
QUEENS LANCASHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine die cast gilt metal & red enamel petal example with slider to the reverse. Makers marked "SE".
QUEENS LANCASHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine die cast gilt metal & red enamel petal example with slider to the reverse. Makers marked "SE".
QUEENS LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine gilt type metal & enamel Officers cap badge with slider to reverse.
QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDER VICTORIAN COLLAR BADGES A fine scarce pair of white metal Victorian collar badge, both with two loops to reverse.
QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce economy issue uncleaned brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 688 page 193
QUEENS OWN GURKHA ENGINEERS BOSS BADGE A fine British Officers only service dress forage cap badge, dark blue corded boss with silver centre badge. Reference K & K 2 item 2087 page 81
QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT SNCO GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce pre 1994 three part die cast silver plated example. Seven loops to the reverse and backing for glengarry.
QUEENS OWN HUSSARS BULLION No 1 NCOs ARM BADGE A fine bullion E11R Queens Own Hussars No 1 Dress N C Os Arm Badge.
QUEENS OWN HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint Silvered & Gilt Officers cap badge, two part construction and two loops to reverse. 1958 to 1992
QUEENS OWN OXFORDSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine white metal Yeomanry Forage cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1463 page 359
QUEENS OWN OXFORDSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine Officers service dress cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse.
QUEENS OWN OXFORDSHIRE HUSSARS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good scarce Officers bronze King's crown cap badge to the Q.O.O.H. with two loops to reverse
QUEENS OWN OXFORDSHIRE HUSSARS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE Scarce die stamped brass Victorian cap badge. Two loops to the reverse. lugs have been replaced and very delicate. Hence price. Reference KK 1 item 1461 page 359
QUEENS OWN WARWICKSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY ANODISED CAP BADGE An anodised cap badge with two loops to reverse.
QUEENS OWN WORCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine post 1908 bi metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Fixing of the white metal flower through to the slider. Reference K & K Vol 1 1458. The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars was a Yeomanry regiment of the British Army. First raised in 1794, it participated in the Second Boer War and World War I as horsed cavalry before being converted to an anti-tank regiment of the Royal Artillery for service in World War II. In 1956 it was amalgamated with the Warwickshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry.
QUEENS OWN WORCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi metal example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 Item 1458 page 359.
QUEENS OWN WORCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS PAIR SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass metal shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse.
QUEENS OWN YEOMANRY ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge with slider and maker J R Gaunt Birmingham.
QUEENS OWN YORKSHIRE DRAGOONS OR's BERET BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 1420 page 127
QUEENS OWN YORKSHIRE YEOMANRY E11R CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1956 die stamped white metal example, with slider to the reverse and maker J R Gaunt London.
QUEENS OWN YORKSHIRE [YEOMANRY] DRAGOONS A fine scarce brass cap badge, with slider and plate with England written to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1420 page 355.
QUEENS OWN YORKSHIRE [YEOMANRY] DRAGOONS CAP BADGE A fine scarce blackened brass cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1420 page 355.
QUEENS REGIMENT Anodised cap badge, with J R Gaunt Birmingham on slider. Sealed 1968 Ref KK Vol 2 item 2038 page 69
QUEENS ROYAL HUSSARS CAP BADGE A good post 1994 silvered gilt and enamel example, with slider to the reverse. Makers stamp London Badge and Button ltd
QUEENS ROYAL HUSSARS E11R CAP BADGE A fine two part construction silver / gilt & enamel cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
QUEENS ROYAL HUSSARS SHOULDER TITLES A Pair of brass titles, with threaded studs to the reverse.
QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS / ROYAL LANCERS ARM BADGE White metal, with four loop fixings to reverse. The regiment was formed in 1993 by the amalgamation of the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers with the 17th/21st Lancers. On 2 May 2015 to renamed the Royal Lancers.
QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS / ROYAL LANCERS ARM BADGE A fine bi metal, two part construction with four loop fixings to reverse. The regiment was formed in 1993 by the amalgamation of the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers with the 17th/21st Lancers. On 2 May 2015 to renamed the Royal Lancers.
QUEENS ROYAL REGIMENT [West Surrey] CAP BADGE All brass with a slider. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1969 page 53
QUEENS ROYAL SURREY REGIMENT BROOCH An association / sweetheart badge. Queens Crown Gilt & enamel lapel badge, with brooch fixing to reverse.
QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT BERET BADGE A fine gilding metal West Surrey beret badge, with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT CAP BADGE A gilding metal beret badge to the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, with slider to the reverse. KK Vol 2 item 1970 page 53
QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT CAP BADGE An excellent early mint example with two loops and blow hole to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 1 item 590 page 183
QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, Paschal Lamb and flag with two blade fixings to reverse, one of which might have been replaced.
QUEENS ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A Silvered & gilt Officers collar badge to the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Facing right, with 2 loops to the reverse. Reference Churchill Ref No 42
QUEENS THE QUEENS ROYAL REGIMENT [ WEST SURREY] SHOULDER TITLE A rare straight version in brass with two built in lugs to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 47 item 734.Write-up on page 61 Infantry Regiments.
QUEENS WESTMINSTER VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE An excellent white metal glengarry, with two loops to reverse.
R. HAMPSHIRE THE ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES A good scarce post 1946 pair of brass shoulder titles to the Royal Hampshire Regiment, with two loop fixings to the reverse.
R.A.O.C ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS AMMUNITION TECHNICIAN BULLION ARM BADGE A fine No 1 & mess dress Ammunition Technician bullion arm badge pre 1960 An Ammunition Technician carries out the inspection, repair, proof testing, modification and disposal of all ammunition, including Guided Missiles, and may be employed on Explosive Ordnance ammunition and explosive matters. There is an element of danger inherent in this trade, although comprehensive training ensures that you handle ammunition and explosive safely, and can advise others to do the same.
R.A.O.C ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse. 18 mm x 47 mm.
R.A.S.C ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS FORMATION SIGN A mint printed example. Yellow on dark blue.
R.D.C ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A good post 1916 brass shoulder title, with two hex type lugs to the reverse
R.D.C. ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A good post 1916 brass shoulder title, with two hex type lugs to the reverse.
R.E.M.E ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS E11R CROWN PLAQUE A fine E11R Crown painted wooden plaque in good condition, with fixing hole to reverse. Would make a lovely addition for an office or collector. Kings Crown Version at 53072 same price.
R.E.M.E ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS KINGS CROWN PLAQUE A fine Kings Crown painted wooden plaque in good condition, with fixing hole to reverse. Would make a lovely addition for an office or collector.
R.E.M.E ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, some glue residue to reverse and staple marks.
R.SIGNALS ROYAL SIGNALS OR's SHOULDER TITLES A good brass pair of Other Ranks shoulder titles. Two hex lugs each to the reverse.Reference Westlake item 502, plate 29
RADNOR HOME GUARD CAP BADGE A fine post 1953 brass cap badge to the Radnor Home Guard, With slider to the reverse. Reference K & K 2435
RAF APPRENTICE BOY ENTRANCE BADGE OF RANK A fine gilt arm badge, no fixing, sew on. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham to reverse.
RAF OFFICIAL DUTIES CHAPLAINS ASSISTANT [FACING PAIR] A fine uncut facing pair. Eagle Chaplains Assistant Sky Blue On Dark blue embroidered Air Force Branch Badges.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE 9 CARAT GOLD & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Gold & Enamel sweetheart brooch. 9 carat with locking clasp. 45 mm width.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR SEA RESCUE FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign. Worn on the right sleeve. Introduced in 1943 and abolished in 1948.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR SEA RESCUE FORMATION SIGN A fine woven formation sign. Worn on the right sleeve. Introduced in 1943 and abolished in 1948.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR SEA RESCUE FORMATION SIGN A Scarce Royal Air Force Tropical Issue Air Sea Rescue Arm Badge Woven red on khaki launch boat with ASR. Worn on the right sleeve. Introduced in 1943 and abolished in 1948.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE SHOULDER FLASHES [FACING PAIR] TROPICAL A fine woven & backed facing pair of tropical shoulder flashes. Red Eagles worn with tropical dress, flight sgt and all lower ranks.
RAF ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND CAP BADGE WW2 RAF Transport Command Cap Badge A good scarce 1943-45 Silver & enamel example by Scully of Montreal. Two screw posts to reverse, complete with silver marked retaining nuts. Ref Hobart Badges & Uniforms of the RAF p107 for text
RAILWAY BATTALION OF NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERS CAP BADGE. Brass king's crown cap badge worn by the Railway Battalions of the New Zealand Engineers, with two loops and makers plate for Gaunt London to the reverse. A locomotive above crossed gun barrels and the Engineers grenade, to the centre of a crowned oval bearing the title, Railway Battalions N.Z.E. New Zealand Railway Battalion K/C. Formed from Royal Engineers in 1913. Part of the Samoa advance force in 1914. Disbanded in 1921. Ref Oldham p87 [See Corbett's book page 116]
RANK PIPS [PAIR] PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE BATH STARS. A pair of economy issue bath stars [pips] both with two loops to reverse and maker Stanley Walsall.
READING OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce brass cap badge, not in K & K. With two loops to reverse.
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1925 page 17 The Reconnaissance Corps, or simply Recce Corps, was a corps of the British Army, formed during the Second World War whose units provided the mobile spearhead of infantry divisions. It was formed from infantry brigade reconnaissance groups on 14 January 1941. All the brigade reconnaissance groups of each infantry corps were formed into reconnaissance battalions, each usually bearing the number of its relevant division. For example, the 43rd Battalion, Reconnaissance Corps (based on the 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment) was the divisional reconnaissance battalion of the 43rd (Wessex) Division. Initially, coming from infantry units, reconnaissance units used the infantry designations of battalions, companies and platoons. However, from 6 June 1942, the Corps changed to the cavalry descriptions of regiments, squadrons and troops. The Corps became part of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) in 1944, still maintaining its own cap badge with two lightning strikes supporting an upright spear. With the end of the war, this number of reconnaissance units was not needed and the Reconnaissance Corps was disbanded in August 1946. Reconnaissance duties reverted to regular armoured units of the RAC.
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine white metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1925 page 17
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS OSD WW2 CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blades to reverse. Reference K & K Vol2 1925
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Sealed 1942. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1925 page 17
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse, one of which has been relugged. Sealed 1942. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1925 page 17
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse.Sealed 1942. Looks bronze but not cleaned. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1925 page 17
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven cloth WW2 Reconnaissance Corps [smaller type 93 mm x 14 mm] shoulder title.
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent flat scarce plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blade fixingd to reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall. K&K 2201 Plastic cap badges were first introduced into the British Army during 1941 as a result of metal shortages caused by the prioritised demands of industrialised war production. The wearing of plastic badges proved very unpopular with British Army personnel.
RECONNAISSANCE WW1 SCOUT ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine scarce sheet brass, engraved example, with two loops to reverse. 45 mm x 25 mm
RECONNAISSANCE WW1 SCOUT ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine scarce sheet brass, engraved example, with two loops to reverse. Aprox 40 mm x 25 mm
RECONNAISSANCE WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A WW II yellow on green embroidered,Reconnaissance shoulder title. 125 mm X 22 mm
RED CROSS SOCIETY [Junior Section] BUTTON BROOCH. An excellent and unusual enamel button brooch to the Red Cross Society [Junior Section] with maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
RED CROSS WW2 ARM BAND A fine cloth with red felt cross arm band.
REPTON SCHOOL [DERBY] OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge with two loops to reverse.
RHINE ARMY TROOP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A woven yellow swords on a red crusader's cross on a blue shield, cloth formation sign.
RHINE ARMY TROOP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine pair of woven Rhine Army Troops. Yellow swords on a red crusader's cross on a blue shield, cloth formation sign.
RHINE ARMY TROOP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A woven Rhine Army Troop. Yellow swords on a red crusader's cross on a blue shield, cloth formation sign.
RHINE ARMY TROOP CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A woven yellow swords on a red crusader's cross on a blue shield, cloth formation sign.
RHODESIA REGIMENT TOPEE / PITH BADGE A fine blackened brass cap badge, with replacement slider to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce Kings crown anodised / staybright cap badge with slider to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Kings Crown Rifle Enamel sweetheart brooch. In good order.
RIFLE BRIGADE MILITIA [The Prince Consorts Own] POUCH BELT PLATE An excellent Victorian white metal pouch belt plate [ no battle honours] with four heavy threaded stud fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE MILITIA [The Prince Consorts Own] POUCH BELT PLATE An excellent Victorian white metal pouch belt plate [ no battle honours] with four heavy threaded stud fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Good Luck Rifle Brigade gilt & enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse. 28 mm height
RIFLE BRIGADE WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] Larger pattern with the Imperial crown, in white metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref K&K Vol1 item 705 page 193
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine scarce Kings crown anodised / staybright cap badge with slider to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] E11R CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal 1956-58 cap badge, with slider to the reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
RIFLE BRIGADE [The Prince Consorts Own] WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
RIFLE VOLUNTEER VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine silver plate button, with maker Pitt & Co London to reverse [Faint]
RND HOOD BATTALION ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION 1916-18 CAP BADGE A very scarce RND Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division OR’s cap badge circa 1916-18. A good die-stamped brass example. J.R. Gaunt, London tablet to reverse. Loops VGC RND Battalion cap badges were issued in France during May 1916. 7th. [Hood] Battalion of the 2nd.Royal Naval Brigade.
ROCHESTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS [R.V.T.C] CAP BADGE A scarce w/metal cap badge with slider to reverse.
ROCHESTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS [R.V.T.C] CAP BADGE A scarce w/metal cap badge with slider to reverse.
ROSSALL SCHOOL [FLEETWOOD LANCASHIRE] OTC CAP BADGE A fine bi metal 1948-1952 only Officers Training Corps cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2652 page 211
ROSSALL SCHOOL [FLEETWOOD LANCASHIRE] OTC CAP BADGE A fine bi metal 1948-1952 only Officers Training Corps cap badge with two loops to reverse, one of which has been replaced. Reference K & K 2 item 2652 page 211.
ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR ELECTRONICS HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven cloth padded half brevet trade badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR GUNNER HALF BREVET A fine woven half brevet, worn post 1939.
ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR GUNNER TRADE ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine scarce brass example of the pre WW2 arm / sleeve badge worn by Air-Gunners. A winged bullet with three loops to the reverse. Replaced in 1940 by the embroidered "AG" half wing.
ROYAL AIR FORCE APPRENTICES & BOY ENTRANTS PROFICIENCY ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE APPRENTICES & BOY ENTRANTS PROFICIENCY ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMB DISPOSAL ARM BADGE Scarce embroidered light blue on black sleeve badge worn by qualified Bomb Disposal operatives. An aerial bomb flanked by the letters "BD" within a laurel wreath.
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine padded woven cloth trade badge. Post 1942 Reference Badges and Uniform of the RAF Hobart page 64r
ROYAL AIR FORCE CHAPLAIN DEPARTMENT OFFICERS BERET / CAP BADGE A fine Officers Silver / Gilt badge, with maker's name impressed on the reverse J R GAUNT LONDON, with brooch fixing. Measures Wingspan 55mm.
ROYAL AIR FORCE DENTAL BRANCH WINGS COLLAR BADGE A fine gilded brass RAF Royal Air Force "DB" Dental Branch Wings Collar Badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE E11R OFFICERS GILT CAP BADGE A fine post 1953 die stamped gilt and red velvet example. Two long loops to the reverse. Mounted on black felt backing.
ROYAL AIR FORCE ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart brooch, converted from a or`s cap badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent Silver & enamel bar sweetheart, with bar brooch fixing and silver mark to reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE ENGINEERS HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine padded, woven cloth trade badge, worn on the breast. Reference Badges of the British Armed Services John Tanner page 277
ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT CONTROLLER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven padded cloth trade badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE KINGS CROWN OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent pre 1953 Gilt Officers Cap badge, with red velvet behind the crown and black backing. Measures 45 mm x 50 mm
ROYAL AIR FORCE KINGS CROWN SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Gilt & Enamel Officers type Sweetheart brooch. Solid cast construction a fine example. 63 mm x 24 mm.
ROYAL AIR FORCE KINGS CROWN WW2 A fine used padded cloth pilots embroidered qualification wings.
ROYAL AIR FORCE LOAD MASTER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven cloth padded half brevet trade badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine padded woven cloth trade half brevet, post 1944.
ROYAL AIR FORCE NAVAGATORS HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine padded woven cloth trade badge. Post 1942 Reference Badges and Uniform of the RAF Hobart page 64
ROYAL AIR FORCE OBSERVER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven padded trade half brevet.
ROYAL AIR FORCE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint condition early Officers pattern king's crown all gilt metal cap badge, with Maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. The RAF eagle to the centre of a laurel spray and a crown that has a red velvet insert and "jewels" to the base.
ROYAL AIR FORCE PARACHUTE JUMP INSTRUCTOR HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven cloth padded half brevet trade badge.
ROYAL AIR FORCE PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR SLEEVE / ARM BADGE A fine brass trade badge with two loops to reverse. The letters,P T I, to the centre of three arms holding Indian Clubs.
ROYAL AIR FORCE PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall. With two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE QUARTERMASTER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine Woven padded cloth half brevet worn on the breast. Reference Hobart page 65
ROYAL AIR FORCE RADIO OBSERVER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine flat woven cloth trade badge. Post 1941
ROYAL AIR FORCE SIGNALER/WIRELESS HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine padded woven cloth trade badge. Post 1942 Reference Badges and Uniform of the RAF Hobart page 64
ROYAL AIR FORCE SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine aqua disc, enamel sweetheart brooch.
ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE LAPEL BADGE An unmarked silver lapel badge to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.With original button hole fitting to the reverse.Issue No 74126.
ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE TRAINING COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of gilt brass collar badges ,VR / T, worn by Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Training Officers. Approx 24 mm in height, gilt worn to brass, hence price.
ROYAL AIR FORCE WARRANT OFFICERS WW2 CAP BADGE A fine Warrant Officers Gilt cap badge, with two loops to reverse and red velvet backing to Kings crown. Gilt is a little worn.
ROYAL AIR FORCE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall. With two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example, with two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example, with two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE WW2 SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent Silver & enamel bar sweetheart, with bar brooch fixing and silver mark to reverse.
ROYAL AIR FORCE [RAF] OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine WW2 Gilt Officer's field service cap badge with blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS / ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS AND ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS WARRANT OFFICER ARM BADGE A fine Kings Crown woven arm badge.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS BERET [1943 DATED] A fine scarce black woollen cloth 1943 dated Armoured Corps WW2 Beret in good condition. White metal cap badge, with original stitching to secure badge. No moth and maker British Beret Basque Ltd inside with the arrow mark. The only damage is were its been cut slightly so the badges could be applied.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS CAP BADGE Brass king's crown cap badge with slider fitting and strengthening bar to the reverse. The RAC monogram to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1918 page 17
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS ECONOMY PLASTIC WW2 CAP BADGE A fine economy issue plastic cap badge, with maker Stanley & Sons Walsall and two blade fixings to reverse. Very slight curve to crown see photos.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS ECONOMY PLASTIC WW2 CAP BADGE A fine economy issue plastic cap badge, with maker Stanley & Sons Walsall and two blade fixings to reverse. Very very slight curve to crown.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine RAC field Service cap, blue crown,peak and flap. Red body, crown and flap piped in yellow. Some small moth nips that have been repaired in the red body. Faint date stamp and regimental number stamped in cap and matching on slider of badge.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent solid sterling silver Royal Armoured Corps Cap/beret badge. Sterling Silver mark clearly shown to the reverse. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Reference K & K Vol 2 1919 page 17.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers silver plate collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine Kings Crown Officers bronze collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Not quite a matched pair, crown slightly different.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS OFFICERS SILVER WW2 BERET BADGE An excellent solid silver Royal Armoured Corps Cap/beret badge, with maker F & S, Firmin & Sons Anchor/Lion/R Birmingham 1941 hallmark clearly to reverse with three silver loops.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce printed cloth shoulder title, red on yellow.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine unused printed shoulder title. Red on yellow.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SHOULDER TITLES Pair of brass shoulder titles each with 2 loops to reverse
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SHOULDER TITLES A pair of brass shoulder titles with two lugs to each, with backing plates.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of R.A.C shoulder titles each with two loops and backing plate to reverse. Small size 35 mm x 19 mm.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A Stirling silver & enamel sweetheart brooch. 38 mm x 28 mm.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver & enamel sweetheart brooch, marked silver to reverse. 38 mm x 28 mm
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW 2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW 2 woven cloth shoulder title, red on yellow.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A fine 2nd pattern die cast white metal example with North south lugs. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1919
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A fine 2nd pattern die cast white metal example with North south lugs. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1919
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A fine 2nd pattern die cast white metal example with North south lugs, one a little bent. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1919
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE A fine 2nd pattern die cast white metal example with two loops to reverse. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Reference K & K Vol 2 1919
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 BERET BADGE & PAIR OF COLLARS An excellent set including a fine 2nd pattern die cast white metal cap badge with North south lugs. And a pair of collar badges. A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 item 1919 page 17
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 PLASTIC BERET BADGE A scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings and maker Stanley Walsall to reverse.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good cast plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons Walsall Vgc
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A excellent cast plastic example, with two blades to reverse. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons Walsall
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, red on yellow. Some glue residue to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY CHAPLIN SOLID MOTHER OF PEARL SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent solid Kings Crown hand carved Mother of Pearl sweetheart with a fine brooch fixing to reverse. 44 mm x 36 mm. Royal Army Chaplin Department; for Jewish padres the Maltese Cross is replaced by a Star of David. The Department (RAChD) is an all-officer corps that provides ordained clergy to minister to the British Army, from 1796 to present day.
ROYAL ARMY CHRISTIAN CHAPLIN OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine, not quite a pair of Kings Crown Silver,Gilt and enamel Officers Collar badges. Both with two loops and one has "P" for silver plate to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 2 2110 for cap badge
ROYAL ARMY CHRISTIAN CHAPLIN OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES [A PAIR] A mint pair of Kings Crown Silver,Gilt and enamel Officers Collar badges. Both with two loops and one has "P" for silver plate to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 2 2110 for cap badge
ROYAL ARMY CHRISTIAN CHAPLIN OFFICERS E11R CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with two blade fixings to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY CHRISTIAN CHAPLIN SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Kings Crown Silver,Gilt & enamel sweetheart brooch. 32 mm x 21 mm
ROYAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS OFFICER COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers Silver Gilt collar badges. Two part construction, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine mint Officers Silver, Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2147 page 95 Sealed January 1948 and worn until Q/C version was sealed in 1954. Maker name J.R.Gaunt London.
ROYAL ARMY DENTAL OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R Silver Gilt Officers cap badge, two part construction with twl long loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS A good pre 1953 die cast silvered and gilt cap badge. Slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt London. Granted Royal title in 1946. Vgc. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2145 page 95.
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS A good post 1953 die cast silver plate with gilt overlay. Two long loops to the reverse. VGC. Sealed 1955. Ref K&K Vol 2 item 2146 page 95
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good post 1953 die cast silver plate with gilt overlay. Two long loops to the reverse. Sealed 1955. Ref K&K Vol 2 item 2146 page 95
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A good post 1953 die cast silver plate with gilt overlay. Two long loops to the reverse. Sealed 1955. Ref K&K Vol 2 item 2146 page 95
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with pale blue crown & body. Flap and peek in dark blue. Officers bullion cap badge. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth, but a little grubby. Not dated as far as I can see, but has a maker is Alkit Ltd Cambridge Circus, London WC2 label inside. More photos if required.
ROYAL ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS OFFICERS PAIR COLLAR BADGES A fine matching pair of Kings Crown Officers Silver Gilt collar badges. Both with two loops to reverse of each.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS An excellent strike bi metal with slider & backing plate. Medical services in the British armed services go as far back as the formation of the Standing Regular Army after the Restoration of Charles II in 1660. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2122 page 93
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge with slider and maker Firmin to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS CAP BADGE An excellent strike bi metal with slider. Medical services in the British armed services go as far back as the formation of the Standing Regular Army after the Restoration of Charles II in 1660. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2122 page 93
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS COLLAR BADGES A brass pair of collar badges to the Royal Army Medical Corps, with 2 loops to the reverse on each. Churchill & Westlake Ref No 345
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A silvered & gilt cap badge to the Royal Army Medical Corps, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2123 page 93
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers Silver/Gilt collar badges. One has two loops to reverse and the other has one missing, [see photo]. One has J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip-over type shoulder title.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sweetheart brooch with unattached pin fixing [Faulty] to reverse. 30 mm x 25 mm
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH WW1 scare Blue Enamel shield Sweetheart brooch. Vgc
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Silver & tortoise shell sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH WW1 scare Blue Enamel shield Sweetheart brooch.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine brass sweetheart brooch. 30 mm x 24 mm
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine die stamped brass Victorian example, with two loops to reverse
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE A good plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Made by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS [large pattern] SHOULDER TITLES Two good brass titles .Two loops too one and two hex lugs to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of brass collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORP OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint Officers Silver/Gilt & enamel cap badge, with two long loops and maker JR Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORP OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A mint pair of Silver/Gilt Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. The pair match our item Code: 52716 Reference Churchill & Westlake No 368
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS A WW2 die-stamped example on slider. The Garter surmounted by an Imperial crown. Within the garter a shield bearing the arms of the board of Ordnance. Below the scroll inscribed Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1025
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS CAP BADGE All brass, worn 1919-47, with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1025 page 263
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS E11R OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with red piping to the crown, which is black. Also body ,flap and peek in black. Flap is piped in gold. Officers bullion cap badge. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see, but has a maker label inside. More photos if required.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE King's crown officers bronze service dress cap badge with two blades to the reverse. The Arms of the Board of Ordnance to the centre of a crowned Garter Strap, above a tri-part scroll bearing the title. [Pattern worn from 1920-1947] Ref KK Vol 2 item 1025 page 93
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers Silver/Gilt Cap badge and matching collar set. All items with maker J R Gaunt London and two loop fixings to reverse. The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) was a corps of the British Army. At its re-naming as a Royal Corps in 1918 it was both a supply and repair corps. In the supply area it had responsibility for weapons, armoured vehicles and other military equipment, ammunition and clothing and certain minor functions such as laundry, mobile baths and photography. The RAOC was also responsible for a major element of the repair of Army equipment. In 1942 the latter function was transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the vehicle storage and spares responsibilities of the Royal Army Service Corps were in turn passed over to the RAOC.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R two part construction Officers Silver Gilt cap badge, with two long loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R two part construction Officers Silver Gilt cap badge, with two long loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE & [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES An excellent silver & gilt cap badge and collar set, all with two loops to reverse, and of two part construction.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Silver Gilt Officers collar badges, two part construction ,both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS E11R CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers Silver/Gilt Cap badge and matching collar set. All items with maker J R Gaunt London and two loop fixings to reverse. The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) was a corps of the British Army. At its re-naming as a Royal Corps in 1918 it was both a supply and repair corps. In the supply area it had responsibility for weapons, armoured vehicles and other military equipment, ammunition and clothing and certain minor functions such as laundry, mobile baths and photography. The RAOC was also responsible for a major element of the repair of Army equipment. In 1942 the latter function was transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the vehicle storage and spares responsibilities of the Royal Army Service Corps were in turn passed over to the RAOC.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICERS E11R CAP & COLLAR BADGE SET A fine Officers Silver/Gilt Cap badge and matching collar set. All items with maker J R Gaunt London and two loop fixings to reverse. The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) was a corps of the British Army. At its re-naming as a Royal Corps in 1918 it was both a supply and repair corps. In the supply area it had responsibility for weapons, armoured vehicles and other military equipment, ammunition and clothing and certain minor functions such as laundry, mobile baths and photography. The RAOC was also responsible for a major element of the repair of Army equipment. In 1942 the latter function was transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the vehicle storage and spares responsibilities of the Royal Army Service Corps were in turn passed over to the RAOC.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SHOULDER SLIP ONS [PAIR] A fine pair of WW2 cloth woven slip on shoulder titles.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART A fine silver & enamel example with pin missing from brooch fixing. 30 mm x 25 mm
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart brooch. 35 mm x 26 mm
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good plastic example. Two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of brass collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE Bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2133 page 93
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Royal Army Pay Corps, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2133 page 93
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Royal Army Pay Corps, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK 2133
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE An Anodised / stay bright St Edwards crown sealed in 1954 cap badge with Maker J R Gaunt London on slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2137 page 95
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Royal Army Pay Corps, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2133 page 93
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE A Bi metal cap badge to the Royal Army Pay Corps, with a slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2133 page 93
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS CAP BADGE A fine E11R bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2138 page 95
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS E11R OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with yellowy / cream crown, piped in gold. Body, flap and peek in black, all piped in gold. Officers bullion cap badge. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see, & no maker inside. More photos if required.
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Silver Gilt collar badges, two part construction, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS OFFICERS DRESS COLLAR BADGE A good pre 1953 die cast silvered & gilt, with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS OSD CAP BADGE Very scarce bronze cap badge with two lugs to reverse, worn 1920-29. Ref Gaylor Plate 41 and Reference KK Vol 1 item 1036 page 265.
ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine pale yellow on blue cloth shoulder title. 132 mm x 24 mm Before the Second World War, the RAPC did not accept recruits directly from civilian life, but only transfers from serving soldiers who had been in the Army for at least six months. During the Second World War, members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service and men of a "lower medical category" were often conscripted into the corps. Initially they received very little military training but after a discussion in Parliament were trained in armed combat, especially for those posted closest to the frontlines, to prepare for surprise attacks on headquarters.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS A brass cap badge to the Royal Army Service Corps George 6th KGVI. With a slider to the reverse. KK Vol 2 2116
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS ASSOCIATION BADGE An enamel button hole badge, with J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS CAP BAGDE An all brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2118 page 89
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine George 6th Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R chromed, gilt and enamel Officers cap badge with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of E11R Silver ,Gilt & enamel collar badges, both with two loops and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A plastic cap badge to the Royal Army Service Corps, with 2 blades to the reverse. Reference KK 2268 makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine George 6th plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Maker Stanley Walsall.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip-over type shoulder title.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS SHOULDER TITLES The Larger pattern brass pair of shoulder title RASC, with 2 lugs on one & two hex type lugs on other to the reverse. Westlake Ref No 455 plate 26
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS SWEETHEART George 6th Gilt & enamel sweetheart brooch on red Bakelite disc. 32mm dia.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS WW2 OR's COLLAR BADGE A good die stamped brass collar badge with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS [FLEET AUXILERY] FORMATION SIGNS A fine pair of Fleet Auxiliary [Marchwood] printed signs.
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of printed shoulder titles.
ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS King's crown bi / metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. A centaur in white metal to the centre of a crowned wreath above the title scroll. Below the wreath and scroll inscribed "Royal Army Veterinary Corps" Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1044
ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGES An excellent silver/gilt post 1918 set by J R Gaunt, Montreal. Cap badge; within a fine gilt crowned laurel wreath resting on a scroll inscribed `Royal Army Veterinary Corps`, a silver centaur. Two loops to reverse. And a pair of facing collar badges [same design as badge]
ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS OFFICERS CAP & COLLAR BADGES An excellent silver/gilt post 1918 set by J R Gaunt, Montreal. Cap badge; within a fine gilt crowned laurel wreath resting on a scroll inscribed `Royal Army Veterinary Corps`, a silver centaur. Two loops to reverse. And a pair of facing collar badges [same design as badge]
ROYAL ARMY [JEWISH] CHAPLINS E11R OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with two blade fixings to the reverse.
ROYAL ARMY [JEWISH] CHAPLINS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with two blade fixings to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2112 page 89.
ROYAL ARTILLERY CAP BADGE E11R A bronze cap badge to the Royal Artillery. With 2 blades to the reverse. Reference KK 1937
ROYAL ARTILLERY E11R BULLION BLAZER BADGE A fine gold wire bullion un- used blazer badge
ROYAL ARTILLERY LARGE BULLION COLLAR BADGE A fine bullion collar badge. 65 mm x 30 mm.
ROYAL ARTILLERY LARGE OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of scarce Officers large type gilt collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. 50 mm in height.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OBSERVER PILOT DRESS WING A fine unissued silver and gold wire bullion wing.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS BRONZE An excellent example King's Crown die cast bronze Officer's Service dress cap badge. Movable wheel. Two blades to the reverse. Maker Gaunt London bottom middle of scroll. Ref KK Vol 2 item 808 page 21
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS BRONZE A bronze cap badge to the Royal Artillery. With 2 blades to the reverse KK 808
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with gold piping to the crown, which is red. Also body & flap are red, peek in dark blue. Officers bullion cap badge.Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see. More photos if required.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS POUCH BADGE A fine and scarce large vintage die stamped gilding metal example in the shape of a old field gun with front wheel mounted. Three threaded stud fixings to reverse. 85 mm x 40 mm
ROYAL ARTILLERY Or's CAP BADGE A good early die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse
ROYAL ARTILLERY ORs VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE An excellent uncleaned gilding metal helmet plate with two loops to reverse, one slightly bent [see photos] Reference K & K 1 item 806 page 221
ROYAL ARTILLERY PAIR CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES A fine woven pair of red on dark blue cloth shoulder titles. Some residue to reverse.
ROYAL ARTILLERY PAIR CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of woven cloth shoulder titles, red on blue.
ROYAL ARTILLERY PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE COLLAR BADGE A Single plastic collar badge with two blade fixings to reverse
ROYAL ARTILLERY QUEENS OWN DORSET & WEST SOMERSET YEOMANRY [PAIR] CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES A pair of woven cloth shoulder titles. Red and yellow on blue. Worn by the 250th Medium Regt. 1961-67 only
ROYAL ARTILLERY SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
ROYAL ARTILLERY SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine marked sterling silver example with brooch fixing to reverse. Pin measures 54mm in length.
ROYAL ARTILLERY SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch. Slight scuffing on the white. See photos. Otherwise Gc.
ROYAL ARTILLERY SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine brooched enamel spinning wheel sweet heart. 36 mm wide x 30 mm high
ROYAL ARTILLERY SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel brooch. 30 mm x 35 mm
ROYAL ARTILLERY TERRITORIAL FORCE CAP BADGE A good other ranks post 1908 die stamped brass example. Slider to the reverse. The same as the regulars badge except for a laurel- spray in place of Ubique. Ref KK Vol 1 821
ROYAL ARTILLERY TERRITORIAL FORCE SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel Territorial Force, with laurel leaf, sweetheart brooch. 30 mm x 35 mm
ROYAL ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS GRENADE BUSBY BADGE White metal other ranks fur-busby grenade with long slider fitting to the reverse. Horse hair plume not provided. An old style field-gun within a wreath to the ball of a fused grenade. Reference KK Vol 1 item 826 page 225
ROYAL ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS GRENADE BUSBY BADGE White metal other ranks fur-busby grenade with slider fitting to the reverse and tube to take the horse-hair plume, [not included] with a threaded stud to the top reverse.. An old style field-gun within a wreath to the ball of a fused grenade.
ROYAL ARTILLERY WHITE FACED SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch. Slight scuffing on the white. See photos. Otherwise Good.
ROYAL ARTILLERY WW 2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC COLLAR BADGES A pair of WW2 plastic collar badges, both with maker A Stanley Walsall and two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ARTILLERY WW2 PAGRI FLASH A fine cloth pagri flash with Artillery brass badge and backing plate to centre. 68 mm x 66 mm
ROYAL ARTILLERY WW2 SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip-over type shoulder title.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE KINGS CROWN CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal Kings Crown example, with two loops to reverse. RAAF cypher
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY ENAMEL SWEETHEART BUTTON HOLE A fine enamel Kings Crown button hole badge, with J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BOSS CAP BADGE A fine Officer's cord boss cap badge. Bronze centre on red backing (for the battle of Brandywine Creek, American War of Independence.)
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good vintage die stamped gilded metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 667 page 189
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good vintage die stamped gilded metal example, with Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 667
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel horse shoe sweetheart brooch 25 mm x 25 mm
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart brooch. 30 mm x 30 mm
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Silver [marked as "Silver"] 7 enamel sweetheart brooch. Brooch has a little part of the closure missing. Otherwise good. Hence price. 22 mm x 25 mm
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT WW1 WHITE FACED ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A very fine scarce WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT [Princess Charlotte of Wales] A brass cap badge to the Royal Berkshire Regiment, with a slider to the reverse. Sealed 1896 a line infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 49th Regiment of Foot and the 66th Regiment of Foot. Ref KK Vol 2 item 667 page 63
ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT [Princess Charlotte of Wales] CAP BADGE The Buffs, a brass cap badge to the Royal Berkshire Regiment, with a slider to the reverse. Sealed 1896 a line infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 49th Regiment of Foot and the 66th Regiment of Foot. Ref KK Vol 2 item 667 page 63
ROYAL BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS [Bucks Hussars] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A excellent mint post 1901 Officers silver plate "P" example. Maker J R Gaunt London and two long loops to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1441 page 357.
ROYAL BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS [Bucks Hussars] OFFICERS CAP BADGE Royal Bucks Hussars Officer’s silver plated cap badge. A fine die-cast example, with two long loops to reverse. Originally raised in May 1794 and consisted of five troops styled Bucks Armed Yeomanry. Granted title “Royal” 1845. From the Hugh King Collection. K & K Vol 1 item 1441 page 357
ROYAL BUCKINGHAMSHIRE [YEOMANRY] HUSSARS [Bucks Hussars] BADGE A fine cast bronze cap badge / collar badge, [same size as cap badge, but I think its a collar] with two loops to reverse. 42 mm x 32 mm. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1441 page 357.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE WIRELESS AIR GUNNER HALF BREVET TRADE BADGE A fine woven cloth padded half brevet trade badge. Worn unofficially by the RAF.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE WW2 CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal example, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADET CAP BADGE. 1954 pattern Heavy die-stamped brass cap badge with sprung slider to reverse.
ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R Officers silvered, gilt and enamel cap badge, with slider to reverse.
ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS CAP BADGE Bi - Metal Cap Badge with two original lugs to the rear.
ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS CAP BADGE A good post 1908 die stamped gilding metal other ranks cap badge, with slider to the reverse.
ROYAL CANADIAN ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS A die stamped bronze cap badge to the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers, with 2 loops to the reverse.
ROYAL CANADIAN INFANTRY CORPS E11R CAP BADGE An excellent gilt & enamel cap badge with slider to reverse. Maker William Scully on slider. Modern example. Originally formed as the Canadian Infantry Corps on 2 September 1942 to encompass all existing infantry regiments, including regiments of foot guards, in the Canadian Army. The corps was granted its "royal" designation in 1947 and was designated Royal Canadian Infantry Corps 30 April 1947, to be redesignated The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps 22 March 1948, and revert to Royal Canadian Infantry Corps 17 February 1964
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE 1920 -54 CAP BADGE A fine scarce wonderfully uncleaned brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Maker plate J R Gaunt Montreal, Made in London. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP, founded in 1873) with the Dominion Police (founded 1868). The former was originally named the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), and was given the Royal prefix by King Edward VII in 1904. Much of the present day organization's symbolism has been inherited from its days as the NWMP and RNWMP, including the distinctive Red Serge uniform, paramilitary heritage, and mythos as a frontier force. The RCMP/GRC wording is specifically protected under the Trade-marks Act.
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine scarce staybright / anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL CHAPLAINS DEPARTMENT WW2 SHOULDER TITLE Royal Army Chaplains Dept. WWII A rather shabby and frail but scarce woven cloth shoulder title. White on purple.
ROYAL CHESHIRE VICTORIAN BUTTON A silver plated brass button, silver mostly worn off, seen better days. Maker Pitt & Co London to reverse.26 mm dia.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS CAP BADGE A good worn between 1920-1946 King's crown die stamped bi-metal cap badge with slider & blow hole to reverse. A name has been scratched on slider, but is not discernible Ref KK Vol 1 888
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS CAP BADGE A good post 1920 King's crown die stamped bi-metal example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 888 page 21
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS PLASTIC WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good chocolate brown moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS SHOULDER TITLE A good early brass example circa 1920-29. Two loops to the reverse. Reference Westlake 501 plate 29
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE A good chocolate brown moulded plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY CAP BADGE Signals economy issue plastic cap badge, little distorted, [Hence price] with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned silver gilt and enamel cap badge with two long loops to reverse.
ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint Officers Silver Gilt and enamel cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of mint Officers Silvered / Gilt & enamel Collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Two part construction.
ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT OFFICERS E11R FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers side hat/field service cap, with gold piping to the crown, which is white. Body ,flap and peek in black. All are piped in gold. Officers bullion cap badge. Two original buttons to front. Excellent condition with no moth. Not dated as far as I can see, but has a maker Savile Row label inside. More photos if required.
ROYAL DECCAN HORSE FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE & [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine scarce Kings Crown woven small field service badge 30 mm x 38mm. And two brass shoulder titles. During WW1 ,The charge of the Royal Deccan Horse at High Wood on July 14th 1916, two weeks into the battle of the Somme, is one of the legendary exploits of the Great War - celebrated for the courage of those who galloped up through the cornfields, and for the sheer anachronism of attempting a cavalry charge on the western front. The charge was the first made since trench warfare began, and it was the last. The regiment lost 50 casualties (nine dead); and 72 horses. The Deccan Horse's war service, which included deployment in Palestine in 1918 and taking part in the capture of Damascus from the Turks.
ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW1 gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1063 page 97. The Royal Defence Corps was formed in 1917 (during WW1, the First World War) and the first cap badge had the GRV and Kings Crown and title below. This particular badge is a subsequent issue, a brass disc with the GRV and Kings Crown at the centre with the title around. The Royal Defence Corps was raised when more men needed to be released from agriculture to serve at the front. The government created the Women’s Land Army, which released men for the front line but it also allowed older men or young boys to join the Defence Corps and undertake home defence duties, guarding ports, railway yards or main roads, further releasing men for the front line.
ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW1 gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1063 page 97. The Royal Defence Corps was formed in 1917 (during WW1, the First World War) and the first cap badge had the GRV and Kings Crown and title below. This particular badge is a subsequent issue, a brass disc with the GRV and Kings Crown at the centre with the title around. The Royal Defence Corps was raised when more men needed to be released from agriculture to serve at the front. The government created the Women’s Land Army, which released men for the front line but it also allowed older men or young boys to join the Defence Corps and undertake home defence duties, guarding ports, railway yards or main roads, further releasing men for the front line.
ROYAL DEVON YEOMANRY [RFA] CAP BADGE A fine scarce unvoided Royal Devon Yeomanry Royal Field Artillery cap badge, post 1924 die stamped gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1454 page 359
ROYAL DEVON YEOMANRY [RFA] CAP BADGE A fine scarce unvoided Royal Devon Yeomanry Royal Field Artillery cap badge, post 1924 die stamped gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1454 page 359
ROYAL DEVONSHIRE YEOMANRY ARTILLERY OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine post 1924 Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL DEVONSHIRE YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1453 page 359
ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS [INNISKILLING] CAP BADGE White metal & Enamel cap badge with slider to reverse, and maker London Badge & Button Co Ltd to reverse. In 1992 the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards were amalgamated into a single regiment. This makes the regiment the successor to four cavalry regiments - the 4th, 5th and 7th Dragoon Guards and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Each of these four regiments now equates to a squadron in The Royal Dragoon Guards.
ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS [INNISKILLING] CAP BADGE White metal & Enamel cap badge with slider to reverse, and maker London Badge & Button Co Ltd to reverse. In 1992 the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards were amalgamated into a single regiment. This makes the regiment the successor to four cavalry regiments - the 4th, 5th and 7th Dragoon Guards and the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Each of these four regiments now equates to a squadron in The Royal Dragoon Guards.
ROYAL DRAGOONS OFFICERS [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of silver & gilt collar badges to the Royal Dragoons, Two piece construction with two loops to reverse of each. Reference Churchill & Westlake Ref No 12
ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS FUR CAP GRENADE A fine scarce large gilding metal fur cap grenade to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 972 page 251
ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT [Buffs] OR's CAP BADGE A good vintage die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 591 page 183
ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT [Buffs] OR's CAP BADGE & FACING COLLAR SET A good early vintage die stamped brass cap badge & facing pair of collar badges, all with two loops to the reverse of each. Reference K&K Vol1 item 591 page 183
ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT [Buffs] PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce moulded light bronze plastic example, with two blades to reverse. Makers stamp A. Stanley & Sons ,Walsall.
ROYAL EAST KENT TERRITORIAL YEOMANRY SHOULDER TITLE An all brass shoulder title with three lugs to reverse and backing plate.
ROYAL EAST KENT YEOMANRY [Duke of Connaughts Own Mounted Rifles] OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bronzed-brass example, with two lugs to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1438 page 123
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE Post 1953 Bi- metal cap badge with slider to reverse .Reference KK Vol 2 item 2129 page 93
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICER CAP BADGE An fine scarce Kings Crown Gilt Officers cap badge, with two loops and maker mark Ludlow London to reverse. Gilt has been rubbed a bit, otherwise good. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2271 page 119
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICER FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine Officers field service cap. red body, dark blue crown, flap and peak with yellow piping to crown & flap. Maker label inside, and a Silver, Gilt Officers cap badge, with two long loops and maker Firmin to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 2129 page 93. Two regimental buttons to front.
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officer bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R R.E.M.E Officers Silver / Gilt two part construction badge, with Maker Gaunt London & two long loops fixings to reverse.Some light service wear. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2129 page 93
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown silver Gilt two part construction cap badge, with two long loops & maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. The horse and globe upon a bolt of lightening with a crowned scroll above bearing the letters,"R.E.M.E.".
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint E11R Officers Silver Gilt example, two part construction cap badge with two long loops and maker F&S [Firmin & Sons] to reverse. The horse and globe upon a bolt of lightening with a crowned scroll above bearing the letters,"R.A.E.M.E.".
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint two part construction Silver, Gilt Officers cap badge, with two long loops and maker Firmin to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 2129 page 93
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce serif font woven cloth shoulder title, red on blue. REME.
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce serif font woven cloth shoulder title, red on blue. REME.
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce serif font woven cloth shoulder title, red on blue. REME.
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2271 page 119
ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2271 page 119
ROYAL ELETRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ANODISED CAP BADGE An anodised / staybright example E11R with slider and maker Firmin London to reverse.
ROYAL ELETRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint E11R Officers Silver Gilt example, two part construction cap badge with two long loops and maker F&S [Firmin & Sons] to reverse. The horse and globe upon a bolt of lightening with a crowned scroll above bearing the letters,"R.A.E.M.E.".
ROYAL ELETRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown silver Gilt two part construction cap badge, with two long loops & maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. The horse and globe upon a bolt of lightening with a crowned scroll above bearing the letters,"R.E.M.E.".
ROYAL ENGINEERS A all brass George the 6th example with its original slider to the reverse of an other ranks cap badge which dates from 1936-1952. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1940
ROYAL ENGINEERS Excellent examlpe WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart Brooch
ROYAL ENGINEERS 26 ARMOURED ENGINEERS REGIMENT CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE After the war in 1948, 42 Assault Regiment was re-designated 32 Assault Engineer Regiment. The Regiment was disbanded in 1957, except for 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron, which moved to Haig Lines, Hohne, Germany. The need for more armoured CF assault engineers in BAOR was recognised, and in March 1965, 2 Field Squadron re-roled as an armoured engineer squadron with two troops from 26 Squadron also being absorbed.
ROYAL ENGINEERS 32 ARMOURED ENGINEERS REGIMENT CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine blue On Red woven thin material cloth shoulder title. 120 mm x 36 mm. After the war in 1948, 42 Assault Regiment was re-designated 32 Assault Engineer Regiment. The Regiment was disbanded in 1957, except for 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron, which moved to Haig Lines, Hohne, Germany. The need for more armoured CF assault engineers in BAOR was recognised, and in March 1965, 2 Field Squadron re-roled as an armoured engineer squadron with two troops from 26 Squadron also being absorbed.
ROYAL ENGINEERS ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine two part E11R Royal Engineers anodised cap badge with riveted slider with maker J R Gaunt to reverse on slider and badge.
ROYAL ENGINEERS ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge with rare maker R A Hughes on slider to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS BOMB DISPOSAL UNIT CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A fine unused WW2 woven cloth example, with yellow Bomb on red backing. Reference Edwards Langley P80 fig 86A Royal Engineer bomb disposal personnel were very important especially at home, as they began to encounter munitions fitted with anti-handling devices e.g. the Luftwaffe's ZUS40 anti-removal bomb fuze of 1940. Bomb fuzes incorporating anti-handling devices were specifically designed to kill bomb disposal personnel. Scientists and technical staff responded by devising methods and equipment to render them safe.
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE All brass King George V1 cap badge with two lugs to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE George 5th A Indian made cast example ,brass with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 853 page 21
ROYAL ENGINEERS CAP BADGE A fine George 5th brass cap badge, with slider to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS E11R CAP BADGE A fine post 1953 bi metal cap badge, two part with slider to reverse. Cypher of Queen Elizabeth 2 and with a St Edward`s crown KK Vol 2 1942.
ROYAL ENGINEERS ECONOMY ISSUE FORAGE CAP BADGE A scarce die stamped solid brass economy issue cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 853 page 231
ROYAL ENGINEERS EDV11 ORs CAP BADGE A fine scarce King Edward VII die stamped brass example. Slider slightly cropped to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS ENAMEL SWEETHEART Post 1953 Gilt & enamel button hole sweetheart. Maker J R Gaunt London
ROYAL ENGINEERS FORAGE CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian brass cap badge to the Royal Engineers.With 2 loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol item 850 page 231
ROYAL ENGINEERS FORAGE CAP BADGE A scarce die stamped George 5th solid brass economy issue cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 853 page 231
ROYAL ENGINEERS GEORGE 5TH OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine bronze example, with two blades fixings to the reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS GEORGE 6th CAP BADGE A fine pre 1953 bi metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K K Vol 2 item 1941 page 21
ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent bronze George 5th cap badge with a very defined domed badge, very unusual with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 853 page 231
ROYAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R Officers two part construction, silver gilt and enamel cap badge. Gilts been slightly worn. Quite unusual to see an enamel one.
ROYAL ENGINEERS PARACHUTE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce woven 1st Parachute Squadron 1942 to 1944 shoulder title. 1st Air troop Royal Engineers were established in late 1941/42 to support the Infantry element of the 1st Parachute Brigade. In early 1942 they were expanded to four troops A,B,C [each composed of a Captain, three subalterns and 36 other ranks]. The brigade first saw action in Operation Biting – a raid on a German radar site at Bruneval on the French coast. They were then deployed in the Torch landings in Algeria, and the following Tunisia Campaign, where it fought as an independent unit. In North Africa each of the brigade's three parachute battalions took part in separate parachute assaults. The brigade then fought in the front line as normal infantry until the end of the campaign, during which they earned the nickname the "Red Devils". Following the Axis surrender in North Africa, when 1st Airborne Division arrived in Tunisia the brigade once more came under its command. The brigade's next mission was Operation Fustian, part of the Allied invasion of Sicily. This was also the British Army's first brigade-sized combat parachute jump. Because of casualties sustained in Sicily, the brigade was held in reserve for the division's next action, Operation Slapstick, an amphibious landing at Taranto in Italy. At the end of 1943, the brigade returned to England, in preparation for the invasion of North-West Europe. Not required during the Normandy landings, the brigade was next in action at the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden. Landing on the first day of the battle, the brigade objective was to seize the crossings over the River Rhine and hold them for forty-eight hours until relieved by the advancing XXX Corps, coming 60 miles (97 km) from the south. In the face of strong resistance elements, the brigade managed to secure the north end of the Arnhem road bridge. After holding out for four days, with their casualties growing and supplies exhausted they were forced to surrender. By this time the remainder of the brigade trying to fight through to the bridge had been almost destroyed and was no longer a viable fighting force.
ROYAL ENGINEERS PARACHUTE SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce woven 1st Parachute Squadron 1942 to 1944 shoulder title. 1st Air troop Royal Engineers were established in late 1941/42 to support the Infantry element of the 1st Parachute Brigade. In early 1942 they were expanded to four troops A,B,C [each composed of a Captain, three subalterns and 36 other ranks]. The brigade first saw action in Operation Biting – a raid on a German radar site at Bruneval on the French coast. They were then deployed in the Torch landings in Algeria, and the following Tunisia Campaign, where it fought as an independent unit. In North Africa each of the brigade's three parachute battalions took part in separate parachute assaults. The brigade then fought in the front line as normal infantry until the end of the campaign, during which they earned the nickname the "Red Devils". Following the Axis surrender in North Africa, when 1st Airborne Division arrived in Tunisia the brigade once more came under its command. The brigade's next mission was Operation Fustian, part of the Allied invasion of Sicily. This was also the British Army's first brigade-sized combat parachute jump. Because of casualties sustained in Sicily, the brigade was held in reserve for the division's next action, Operation Slapstick, an amphibious landing at Taranto in Italy. At the end of 1943, the brigade returned to England, in preparation for the invasion of North-West Europe. Not required during the Normandy landings, the brigade was next in action at the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden. Landing on the first day of the battle, the brigade objective was to seize the crossings over the River Rhine and hold them for forty-eight hours until relieved by the advancing XXX Corps, coming 60 miles (97 km) from the south. In the face of strong resistance elements, the brigade managed to secure the north end of the Arnhem road bridge. After holding out for four days, with their casualties growing and supplies exhausted they were forced to surrender. By this time the remainder of the brigade trying to fight through to the bridge had been almost destroyed and was no longer a viable fighting force.
ROYAL ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLE A moth holed [hence price] woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title.
ROYAL ENGINEERS SILVER, ENAMEL & MARQUISETTE SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent example. Silver, enamel & marquisette sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Size 36 mm x 30 mm. VGC.
ROYAL ENGINEERS SILVER, ENAMEL & MARQUISETTE SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent example. Silver, enamel & marquisette sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Size 28 mm x 26 mm. VGC. S C P silver maker,England
ROYAL ENGINEERS SWEETHEART BROOCH Post 1953 Enamel Sweetheart on imitation mother of pearl disc, with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sterling silver stamped enamel sweetheart brooch. Very sorry but photo shows flash on right hand side. Enamel is all good and badge is in good order.
ROYAL ENGINEERS TRAINING BRIGADE CLOTH FORMATION SIGN A good red felt shield with two embroidered vertical blue bars.
ROYAL ENGINEERS VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine Victorian brass button.
ROYAL ENGINEERS VICTORIAN OFFICERS GILT HELMET PLATE An excellent Mint Gilt example three long loops to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 849 page 231 but with Victorian Crown.
ROYAL ENGINEERS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL ENGINEERS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good plastic example, George V1 with two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL ENGINEERS WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine George 6th plastic economy issue cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL ENGINEERS [113 ASSAULT ENGINEERS REGIMENT] FORMATION SIGN Embroidered example of the yellow wheat sheaf and "Cheshire" on a blue circle,worn by 113 Assault Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers.
ROYAL FIRST DEVONSHIRE YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1453 page 359
ROYAL FIRST DEVONSHIRE YEOMANRY [HUSSARS] CAP BADGE A fine white metal example [looks gilding metal, but been uncleaned for years, see back] two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1453 page 359.
ROYAL FIRST DEVONSHIRE YEOMANRY [HUSSARS] CAP BADGE A fine white metal example [looks gilding metal, but been uncleaned for years, see back] two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1453 page 359.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS WW1 RFC good detail with two copper lugs to the reverse. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army, by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots and later in the war included the strafing of enemy infantry and emplacements, the bombing of German military airfields and later the strategic bombing of German industrial and transportation facilities. Ref KK Vol 1 item 977 page 253
ROYAL FLYING CORPS ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine brass & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Size 37 mm x 30 mm
ROYAL FLYING CORPS FLECHETTE STEEL ARROW. Flechette steel arrow, regarded as Britain’s first bomb. A flechette is a pointed steel projectile, with a vaned tail for stable flight. The name comes from French fléchette, "little arrow" or "dart". The six-inch darts were dropped in batches of 500 from biplanes flying over enemy trenches to devastating effect. They were capable of inflicting horrendous wounds - but upstanding British pilots viewed their use as underhand and eventually refused to use them.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS MOTHER OF PEARL & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Royal Flying Corps mother of pearl and enamel sweetheart, with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE Officers Bronze Cap badge with two blades to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Kings Crown with the RFC cypher to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Vgc Ref KK Vol 1 item 977 page 253
ROYAL FLYING CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE Officers Bronze Cap badge with two blades to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Kings Crown with the RFC cypher to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel. Vgc Ref KK Vol 1 item 977 page 253
ROYAL FLYING CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Officers Bronze collar badges with brooch fixings to reverse, not original but done very well.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS WW1 CAP BADGE The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army, by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots and later in the war included the strafing of enemy infantry and emplacements, the bombing of German military airfields and later the strategic bombing of German industrial and transportation facilities. A good scarce die stamped brass example, some Verdigris. Two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 977 page 253
ROYAL FLYING CORPS WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 977 page 253
ROYAL FLYING CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS [PAIR] CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES A fine scarce pair of woven shoulder titles. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army, by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots and later in the war included the strafing of enemy infantry and emplacements, the bombing of German military airfields and later the strategic bombing of German industrial and transportation facilities.
ROYAL FUSILIERS (City of London) REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass metal example. Slider to the reverse.
ROYAL FUSILIERS (City of London) REGIMENT WW2 OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1968 when it was amalgamated with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and the Lancashire Fusiliers to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Ref KK Vol 2 item 597 page 53
ROYAL FUSILIERS (City of London) REGIMENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example .One of two blades to the reverse. Makers mark A. Stanley & Sons ,Walsall.
ROYAL FUSILIERS SOLID SILVER 1916 SWEETHEART BROOCH Hallmark, Anchor, Passant Lion date letter r silver for 1916 Birmingham. With brooch fixing to reverse. 32 mm x 24 mm.
ROYAL FUSILIERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel sweetheart brooch.
ROYAL FUSILIERS WW1 WHITE FACED ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. Rose a little rubbed, but otherwise good for age.
ROYAL FUSILIERS WW1 WHITE FACED ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL FUSILIERS WW2 SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven slip on shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regiment] A good die stamped brass metal cap badge with slider to the reverse. With a scare makers name F N Birmingham, F Narborough of Birmingham. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1968 when it was amalgamated with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and the Lancashire Fusiliers to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Ref KK Vol 2 item 597 page 53
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regiment] Different arrangement of the flames & the smaller size brass cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Ref KK Vol1 item 596 page 183
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regiment] OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP / COLLAR BADGE A fine die cast gilt example worn in field service cap and as a collar badge,with two loops to reverse. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with crowned Garter ; silvered White Rose to centre; beneath the Garter, an applied silver White Horse of Hanover.
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regiment] VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine Victorian brass button, with make Jennens & Co London to reverse.
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regiment] VICTORIAN OFFICER WAIST BELT CLASP Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp circa 1881-1901. With matching Numbers, to reverse. A fine silver and gilt example with matching benchmarks to both halves. Silver circlet inscribed 'The Royal Fusiliers'; seeded gilt centre mounted with crowned rose. Universal pattern rococo ends
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regt] Officer's OSD CAP BADGE An excellent scarce heavy die cast bronze example circa 1903-53, with two blades to the reverse.
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London Regt] OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 iten 597 page 53
ROYAL FUSILIERS [City of London] REGIMENT EIIR OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilded metal example worn 1953-58, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1973 page 53
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY SHOULDER TITLES A WW1 pair of brass shoulder titles, both with two hex fixings. Reference Westlake Plate 40 item 649.
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped gilding metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1338 page 343
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example. Two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSARS YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE A gilding metal cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1447 page 359. The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (RGH) was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army. Raised in 1795 following William Pitt's 1794 order to raise volunteer bodies of men to defend Great Britain, through various re-organisations, the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars remain today on the establishment of the Territorial Army as C (RGH) Sqn Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1338 page 343.
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE [YEOMANRY] HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1447 page 359. The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (RGH) was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army. Raised in 1795 following William Pitt's 1794 order to raise volunteer bodies of men to defend Great Britain, through various re-organisations, the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars remain today on the establishment of the Territorial Army as C (RGH) Sqn Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE & WILTSHIRE REGIMENT BERET, BACK BADGE, COLLARS & SHOULDER TITLES. Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment beret, back and two collar badges with two shoulder titles, Full set. A good post 1994 die cast silvered and gilt beret badge. Slider to the reverse. Makers London Badge & Button Co Ltd. A good post 1994 back badge with two blades to reverse and LB &B. Two fine collar badges a pair and facing, with one loop & backing plates. And finally two shoulder titles RGBW with two loops & backing plates to the reverse of each. All in Excellent condition.
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine frosted silver Officers cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine frosted silver Officers cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine frosted silver Officers cap badge with two loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine E11R dark green field service cap, with boss badge and original buttons to front. No maker or moth.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine brass [very dark uncleaned for years] cap badge with slide to reverse. Reference Gaylor plate 22. Active from 1916-1919. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry was a regiment in the British Army that was formed from the Royal Guernsey Militia in 1916 to serve in World War I. They fought as part of the British 29th Division. Of the 2,280 men, most of whom came from Guernsey, who fought on the western front with the RGLI, 327 died and 667 were wounded. Many Guernsey men had already volunteered for regiments in the British Army before the RGLI was formed. The RGLI was created because there was no Guernsey-named regiment to underline the island's devotion to the Crown.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine two part brass handed shoulder title, all with loops to reverse. Other hand to item 52565
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine two part brass handed shoulder title, all with loops to reverse. Other hand to item 52564
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine two part brass handed shoulder title, all with loops to reverse. Other hand to item 52565
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE A fine two part brass handed shoulder title, all with loops to reverse.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE A fine brass Victorian other ranks two piece helmet plate.
ROYAL GUERNSEY LIGHT INFANTRY VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE A fine brass Victorian other ranks two piece helmet plate.
ROYAL GUERNSEY MILITIA SHOULDER TITLE A very scarce brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse. Worn after 1925. Reference Westlake Plate 118 item 1820 The Royal Guernsey Militia has a history dating back 800 years. Always loyal to the British Crown, the men were unpaid volunteers whose wish was to defend the Island of Guernsey from foreign invaders. From 1920 Royal Guernsey Militia and Royal Alderney Artillery Militia British army numbers were in the block 7539001 - 7560000 (Use of the numbers were discontinued in 1929) Reinstated after World War I in 1922, the militia was scaled back in 1929, following a reduction in funding, to a small volunteer force. The militia was demilitarised in 1940, with all equipment being shipped to England just before the invasion of Guernsey by German forces. One former member of the militia, Lt. Hubert Nicholle who had travelled to England in 1939 to join the Hampshire Regiment agreed to travel back to Guernsey by submarine H-43 where on 7 July 1940 he undertook a successful reconnaissance of German defences in the Island being picked up on 10 July. Undertaking a second landing with fellow Guernseyman Lt. James Symes on 3 September 1940, in civilian clothing, the pickup arrangements failed and the two were forced to surrender, after having obtained help from Ambrose Sherwill to get Guernsey Militia uniforms, being treated as POW's rather than shot as spies. Nicholle was awarded the MC
ROYAL GUERNSEY MILITIA SHOULDER TITLE A very scarce brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse. Worn after 1925. Reference Westlake Plate 118 item 1820 The Royal Guernsey Militia has a history dating back 800 years. Always loyal to the British Crown, the men were unpaid volunteers whose wish was to defend the Island of Guernsey from foreign invaders. From 1920 Royal Guernsey Militia and Royal Alderney Artillery Militia British army numbers were in the block 7539001 - 7560000 (Use of the numbers were discontinued in 1929) Reinstated after World War I in 1922, the militia was scaled back in 1929, following a reduction in funding, to a small volunteer force. The militia was demilitarised in 1940, with all equipment being shipped to England just before the invasion of Guernsey by German forces. One former member of the militia, Lt. Hubert Nicholle who had travelled to England in 1939 to join the Hampshire Regiment agreed to travel back to Guernsey by submarine H-43 where on 7 July 1940 he undertook a successful reconnaissance of German defences in the Island being picked up on 10 July. Undertaking a second landing with fellow Guernseyman Lt. James Symes on 3 September 1940, in civilian clothing, the pickup arrangements failed and the two were forced to surrender, after having obtained help from Ambrose Sherwill to get Guernsey Militia uniforms, being treated as POW's rather than shot as spies. Nicholle was awarded the MC
ROYAL GUERNSEY MILITIA SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce shoulder title, with two hex fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 118 item 1819 & page 165.
ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES ANOSDISED BERET BADGE A fine silver anodised / staybright beret badge with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT Two gilt and enamel collar badges to the Royal Hampshire Regiment with two original loops to each. Not a matching pair. Reference Churchill Ref 1007.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT An anodised / staybright cap badge to the Royal Hampshire Regiment. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt Birmingham. Ref KK Vol 2 item item 1998 page 61
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE King's pattern crown in Bi- metal with a slider fixing to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Worn from 1946 - 1953 only as they became "Royal" in 1946. Ref KK Vol 2 item 1997 page 61.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good post 1946 die stamped bi-metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 1997 page 61.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine scarce E11R example post 1953 with two blades to reverse.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Granted Royal in 1946. Badge worn 1949-52 only due to surplus Hampshire examples
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine excellent E11R Royal Hampshire Regiment Officers Silver/Gilt & Enamel cap badge, with long loops to reverse. No visible hallmark and of three piece construction.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title.
ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLES A pair of post 1946 brass shoulder titles, with two hex loops to reverse of each.
ROYAL HONG KONG DEFENCE FORCE CAP BADGE A fine post 1953 white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse
ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY E11R BERET BADGE A fine post 1953 white metal beret badge, with two loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY KINGS CROWN GV1 CAP BADGE Royal Horse Artillery K/C GVI. A fine WW2 white metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Maker's name Firmin of London
ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good post 1953 anodised aluminium example .Slider to the reverse. With maker, but cant make it out.
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS E11R BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine bronze cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS GV1R CAP BADGE A good die stamped bronze example. Slider to the reverse.
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS [The Blues] WW1 OR's die stamped brass other ranks cap badge with two lugs to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 2 item 731 page 7.
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS [The Blues] CAP BADGE WW1 OR's die stamped brass other ranks cap badge with two lugs to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 731 page 7.
ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA STAFF HEAD-DRESS BADGE A fine scarce Kings Crown gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Sealed 1943. A rose and a thistle to the centre of a crowned Garter Strap above a three-part scroll bearing the title,Royal Hospital Chelsea. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2174 page 99
ROYAL HUSSARS [Prince of Wales Own] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A excellent silver / gilt Officers example, with two long loops to reverse. Formed by the amalgamation of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own), and 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) on 25 October 1969. In 1992, the regiment was amalgamated with the 14th/20th King's Hussars to form The King's Royal Hussars
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS 1934 PATTERN A Bi metal cap badge to the Inniskilling Fusiliers. With a slider to the reverse. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot and the 108th Regiment of Foot. It saw service in the South African War, the First World War and the Second World War, before being amalgamated with the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Royal Ulster Rifles into the Royal Irish Rangers in 1968. Ref Gaylor plate 16c page 35
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS 1934 PATTERN A bi metal uncleaned cap badge to the Inniskilling Fusiliers. With a slider to the reverse. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot and the 108th Regiment of Foot. It saw service in the South African War, the First World War and the Second World War, before being amalgamated with the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Royal Ulster Rifles into the Royal Irish Rangers in 1968. Ref Gaylor plate 16c page 35
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine early 20th century Officers field service cap. Good condition and no moth. Maker label Herbert Johnson, New Bond Street, London. 5 x 11 x 4in. (12.70 x 27.94 x 1 L
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS ORs FUR CAP GRENADE A fine post 1881 scarce large gilding metal fur cap grenade to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 952 page 249
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven W11 cloth shoulder title, white on red. Some spots of glue residue to reverse.
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped all brass example circa 1915. Slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 632 page 187.
ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS [1882] COLLAR BADGE An excellent gilding metal collar badge with two loops to reverse. Pattern 10012, sealed 2nd Feb 1882. Reference Churchill item 729 page 119.
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A fine two piece die stamped bi-metal example. Coronet joined to grenade. Slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 694 page 193
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAP [DATED 1940] A fine scarce 1939/1945 field service cap, with bullion cap badge and dated in label 1940 Keenan & Co Maddox Street London. Named B. D. O'Hugain Esq. and dated 3/10/40. 11½ x 4½ x 4in. (29.21 x 11.43 x P. Some service wear inside, outside very good condition with no moth.
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS [PRINCESS VICTORIAS] ORs CAP BADGE A good one peice die stamped bi-metal example. Coronet joined to grenade. Slider & blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 694 page 193
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS [PRINCESS VICTORIAS] ORs FUR CAP GRENADE Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) OR’s fur cap grenade circa 1890 Die-stamped brass, with two long loops to reverse. The ball bearing Eagle on a tablet inscribed “8”. Reference K & K i item 954 page 249 The Eagle and “8” represents the flagstaff of the 8th French Light Infantry captured by Sgt Patrick Masterson of the 87th Fusiliers at Barossa on 5th March 1811.
ROYAL IRISH RANGERS ANODISED CAP BADGE & OTHERS A fine Bi colour Anodised / staybright cap badge, two large buttons & two collar badges.
ROYAL IRISH RANGERS ANODISED E11R CAP BADGE A fine silver / gilt coloured anodised cap badge, with J R Gaunt & two loops to reverse.
ROYAL IRISH RANGERS PAIR SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE A fine pair of anodised / staybright shoulder titles, both on slip on`s.
ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine Kings Crown Cap badge, with slide and strengthening wire to reverse. Reference K&K Vol1 614, worn circa 1902-22. Voided strings to the harp.
ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT A Bi- metal cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse, worn after 1946 when the regiment was made "Royal". The sphinx and Egypt tablet above a scroll bearing the title. Vgc. Ref KK Vol 2 item 1978 page 53.
ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine staybright / Anodised cap badge, with three loops to reverse.
ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge post 1946, with slider and blow holes to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1978 page 53.
ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT MINT EARLY CAP BADGE An excellent early strike, with three loops to reverse and blow holes, mint.
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gilt and silver cap badge. Slider to the reverse.
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R silvered / gilt & enamel Officers cap badge with two long loops to reverse. Two piece construction. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed on Monday, 5 April 1993, by the union of five British Army corps:[1] Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service Royal Corps of Transport Royal Army Ordnance Corps Royal Pioneer Corps Army Catering Corps
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R silvered / gilt & enamel Officers cap badge with two long loops to reverse. Two piece construction. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed on Monday, 5 April 1993, by the union of five British Army corps: Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service Royal Corps of Transport Royal Army Ordnance Corps Royal Pioneer Corps Army Catering Corps
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE An excellent E11R gilt Officers cap badge with two long loops to reverse. Two piece construction, with makers mark TKS to reverse. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed on Monday, 5 April 1993, by the union of five British Army corps: Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service Royal Corps of Transport Royal Army Ordnance Corps Royal Pioneer Corps Army Catering Corps
ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS OFFICERS [PAIR]COLLAR BADGES An excellent Pair of silvered / gilt & enamel Officers collar badges with two long loops to reverse of each. Two piece construction. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed on Monday, 5 April 1993, by the union of five British Army corps: Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service Royal Corps of Transport Royal Army Ordnance Corps Royal Pioneer Corps Army Catering Corps
ROYAL MALTA ARTILLERY CAP BADGE A fine scarce other ranks die stamped bi-metal example circa 1902-53, with slider to reverse.
ROYAL MALTA ARTILLERY E11R OR`s BERET BADGE A fine scarce post 1953 die stamped bi metal beret badge, with slider to the reverse.
ROYAL MALTA MILITIA HELMET PLATE A fine bi metal Kings Crown Helmet Plate, with blow holes and three long loops to reverse. Some verdigri to reverse. A furled scroll bearing the titles,"Royal Malta Militia MDCCC" around the centre of a large,crowned maltese cross
ROYAL MALTA MILITIA [Victorian] CAP BADGE A scare Victorian example with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL MARINE BAND SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse.
ROYAL MARINE BANDMASTER 1st & 2nd CLASS GILT BADGE A mint Royal Marine Bandmaster 1st & 2nd Class Die-stamped gilt two piece. Globe and laurel surmounted by Lyre. Loops VGC
ROYAL MARINE FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE SHOULDER TITLE A fine individual RMFVR shoulder title. 35 mm long
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY SHOULDER TITLE Royal Marine Light Infantry A fine brass shoulder title with 2 loops slightly bend to reverse. Worn until 1923. Ref Westlake 1597
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY SILVER SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver hallmark Anchor Lion C is for Birmingham 1927. And T W maker is T Wilkinson & Sons. With a brooch fixing to reverse, has small indentation on centre of globe. 40 mm x 38 mm.
ROYAL MARINE POLICE CAP BADGE 1922-49 A scarce Royal Marine Police white metal cap badge circa 1922-49. Die-stamped Globe and laurel example. Reference K & K 2102. With two loops to reverse. Formed in 1922; became part of the Admiralty Constabulary in 1949.
ROYAL MARINE SENIOR NCS GILT CAP BADGE A fine Royal Marines senior NCO’s cap badge circa 1923-52. Die-stamped gilt Globe and laurel surmounted by a crown. Loops VGC
ROYAL MARINES A good pre 1953 die stamped gilding metal example. Two loops to the reverse. Vgc. Ref KK Vol 2 item 2100 page 85
ROYAL MARINES ARTILLERY BAND CAP BADGE A fine scarce Royal Marines Artillery 1912 to 1923. Laurel wreath a fused grenade with the Royal cypher of King George the V on the ball. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1113 page 283 The band was authorised to wear the Royal cypher by General Order, Royal Marines 44 of 1922 to commemorate their attendance on King George V on his voyage to India.
ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine silver, gilt & enamel brooch. 34 mm x 20 mm
ROYAL MARINES BULLION COLLAR BADGE Bullion collar badge, as you can see not in the best condition, priced accordingly.
ROYAL MARINES CAP BADGE E11R BRONZE A good post 1953 die cast bronze cap badge. Un issued in Firmin & Sons Bag. Two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL MARINES E11R ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine staybright / anodised cap badge, with two loops to reverse. The Royal Marines in the Falklands War. Argentina invaded the islands in April 1982. A British task force was immediately despatched to recapture them, and given that an amphibious assault would be necessary, the Royal Marines were heavily involved. The troops were landed at San Carlos Water at the western end of East Falkland, and proceeded to "yomp" across the entire island to the capital, Stanley, which fell on 14 June 1982.
ROYAL MARINES KINGS CROWN OFFICERS GILT CAP BADGE An excellent gilt Officers Badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL MARINES KINGS CROWN OFFICERS GILT CAP BADGE An excellent gilt Officers Badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY A good scarce WW1 forage cap badge die stamped gilded metal example. Two loops to the reverse. A little worn as per photo. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1097 page 279
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY A good die stamped brass example. Two loops to the reverse. Vgc. Ref KK Vol 1 item 1097 page 279
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two hex type fixings to reverse. Some service wear to globe.
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A fine brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1097 page 279
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilding metal and enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. 30 mm x 26 mm.
ROYAL MARINES LIGHT INFANTRY WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce WW1 forage cap badge die stamped gilded metal example. Two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1097 page 279
ROYAL MARINES OFFICERS COLLAR BADGE A good scarce two part die stamped gilt laurel wreath with silver globe and two loops to reverse.
ROYAL MARINES OR's SHOULDER TITLE A good post 1923 large pattern brass title, with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL MARINES ORs HELMET PLATE An all brass helmet plate to the Royal Marines, with 2 loops to the reverse. King's crown other ranks helmet plate with two loops to the reverse. A crowned multi-rayed star plate with the globe to the centre of a circlet bearing the Royal Marines motto within a wreath of laurel with the "Gibraltar" honour and the anchor above and below the centre. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1100 page 281
ROYAL MARINES ORs HELMET PLATE An all brass helmet plate to the Royal Marines, with two ugly soft solder loops to the reverse, [hence price] King's crown other ranks helmet plate with two loops to the reverse. A crowned multi-rayed star plate with the globe to the centre of a circlet bearing the Royal Marines motto within a wreath of laurel with the "Gibraltar" honour and the anchor above and below the centre. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1100 page 281
ROYAL MARINES SCHOOL OF MUSIC Brass cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Wreath and globe small lyre to top. Ref KK Vol2 item 2110 page 87
ROYAL MARINES SCHOOL OF MUSIC CAP BADGE. A fine brass cap badge with two loops to reverse. Wreath and globe lyre to top. Ref K&K Vol 2 I item 2110
ROYAL MARINES SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel sweetheart brooch.
ROYAL MARINES SWEETHEART BROOCH. Enamel Sweetheart with Brooch fixing to reverse on pin bar. 45mm x 25mm
ROYAL MARINES VICTORIAN COLLAR. A Victorian gold coloured bullion wire Royal Marines collar, cut and complete, with two bullion collar badges.
ROYAL MARINES VICTORIAN SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent Victorian Silver hallmarked sweetheart brooch, with two makers to reverse G.W.Harvey & Co Birmingham and hallmark at the top and Delacour Chatham at the bottom, for George Delacour who was a Silversmith in Chatham Kent from 1823/1855. Confused, but excellent quality. 28 mm x 38 mm
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A very scarce black plastic example by A. Stanley & Sons , Walsall. With two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2246 page 115.
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A very scarce plastic example by A. Stanley & Sons , Walsall. With two blades to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2246 page 115.
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A very scarce plastic example by A. Stanley & Sons , Walsall. With two blades to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2246 page 115.
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A very scarce black plastic flat example by A. Stanley & Sons , Walsall. With two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2246 page 115.
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE COLLAR BADGES A good scarce plastic pair of collar badges, with two blades each to the reverse. Made by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Vgc
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE COLLAR BADGES A good scarce plastic flat pair of collar badges, with two blades each to the reverse. Made by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL MARINES WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE COLLAR BADGES A good scarce plastic pair of collar badges, with two blades each to the reverse. Made by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall.
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST OFFICERS CADET CAP BADGE A fine scarce E11R example, with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2171 page 99
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST OFFICERS CADET CAP BADGE A fine King George V die stamped bronze example, with two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST OFFICERS CADET CAP BADGE A fine scarce E11R example, with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2171 page 99
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce George 6th Officers frosted Silvered cap badge, with slider and maker J R Gaunt London.
ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE KINGS CROWN FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue field service cap with Bi metal cap badge and matching buttons. maker label inside Hobson & Sons London with Atkin M.E no 5 COY. Has Sandhurst written inside. Size 7 1/8
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good POST 1953 brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2132 page 93.
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good post 1953 gilt cap badge with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2132 page 93
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE CAP BADGE A good post 1953 brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2132 page 93.
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of frosted silver Officers collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE OFFICERS DRESS COLLAR BADGES A good scarce post 1953 die cast silvered pair of Officer's collar badges. Two loops to the reverse of each.
ROYAL MILITARY POLICE SHOULDER TITLES [PAIR] A Pair of woven post 1946 shoulder titles.
ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC [DUKE OF YORKS] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal King's crown cap badge,the cypher of GviR inside a circlet,carrying the title,with slider fitting to the reverse.
ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC [STUDENTS BANDMASTERS] HEAD-DRESS BADGE A fine Post 1907 kings Crown gilding metal example, with slider to reverse. Monogram RMSM. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1077 page 99.
ROYAL MONMOUTHSHIRE ROYAL ENGINEERS STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1953 anodised aluminium example. Slider to the reverse. Maker J R Gaunt Birmingham
ROYAL MONMOUTHSHIRE [ROYAL ENGINEERS] CAP BADGE A fine bi metal E11R cap badge, with slider to revere. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1946 page 21
ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS BUTTON SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent example of a gilt button converted into a sweetheart brooch. Maker was in Dublin.
ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE "RNAS" ARMOURED CAR SQUADRON BADGE WWI Royal Naval Air Service RNAS Armoured Car Squadron bronze badge, with two loops to reverse. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914 to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world. 1914 the Section had become the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division (RNACD) eventually expanding to 20 squadrons. As trench warfare developed, the armoured cars could no longer operate on the Western Front and were redeployed to other theatres including the Middle East, Romania and Russia. In the summer of 1915 the RNACD was disbanded and the army took over control of armoured cars, with the units soon coming under the command of the Motor Branch of the Machine Gun Corps. However RNAS experience of the Western Front would not be lost, No. 20 Squadron RNAS was retained under Naval control to further develop armoured vehicles for land battle, these personnel later becoming the nucleus of the team working under the Landships Committee that developed the first tanks.
ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE "RNAS" ARMOURED CAR SQUADRON BADGE WWI Royal Naval Air Service RNAS Armoured Car Squadron bronze badge, with two loops to reverse. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914 to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world. 1914 the Section had become the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division (RNACD) eventually expanding to 20 squadrons. As trench warfare developed, the armoured cars could no longer operate on the Western Front and were redeployed to other theatres including the Middle East, Romania and Russia. In the summer of 1915 the RNACD was disbanded and the army took over control of armoured cars, with the units soon coming under the command of the Motor Branch of the Machine Gun Corps. However RNAS experience of the Western Front would not be lost, No. 20 Squadron RNAS was retained under Naval control to further develop armoured vehicles for land battle, these personnel later becoming the nucleus of the team working under the Landships Committee that developed the first tanks.
ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE "RNAS" ARMOURED CAR SQUADRON SHOULDER TITLE A fine very scarce brass shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse.
ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE "RNAS" SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce WW1 RNAS Silver & Enamel sweetheart brooch, with maker CU which is for Rueben Usher trading as Charles Usher & stamped sterling.
ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE "RNAS" SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine scarce Silver and Tortoise Shell Sweetheart Brooch from the WWI period. Hallmarks for London 1916 and Makers Mark C&A. Size is 2.7cm across.
ROYAL NAVAL AUXILIARY SERVICE GILT & ENAMEL CAP BADGE Royal Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS) - Mine Watching cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "ANSON" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 2nd Brigade,8th Battalion brass shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1615
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "BENBOW" SHOULDER TITLE A very scarce 1st Brigade, 3rd Battalion brass shoulder title for the Benbow Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, being an inverted arc spelling out "BENBOW", with two hex type fixings to reverse. The Battalion was so decimated at Gallipoli that it was disbanded in June 1915 before a cap badge could be designed for it. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1610 Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30102128
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "COLLINGWOOD" SHOULDER TITLE A very scarce 1st Brigade, 4th Battalion brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. The Collingwood Battalion saw service at Dunkirk and Antwerp before going to the Dardanelles. Suffered such heavy casualties that they were disbanded at the Third Battle of Krithia, 4th June 1915. Subsequently never issued a cap badge. At the beginning of WW1 the Royal Naval Division was formed it was decided to name the Battalions after Admirals or Ships, hence Collingwood was named after Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, Vice Admiral, and one of Lord Nelson's officers. The Royal Naval Division was formed at Walmer in September 1914, made up from Royal Naval and Royal Marine Reservists not at the time needed on ships. After five or six week’s training at Walmer and on the first Sunday in October 1914, the Collingwoods along with some of the other Battalions were ordered to pack their kit bags. They left Dover, sailing to France and landing at Dunkirk. The order came for them to go to the relief of the Belgians at Whybreck. On the 5th October the Collingwoods were occupying No 1 Fort in the trenches beyond Antwerp. The bombardment lasted 3 days and on 8th October, the RND were ordered to retire, this being under shellfire and part of the town being on fire. In the confusion that arose only 22 of the 700 Collingwood Battalion arrived back in England, the rest were captured and interned in Holland or made prisoners in Germany. Westlake Reference No 1611 & Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30102126
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "DRAKE" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 1st Brigade 1st Battalion brass shoulder title for the Royal Naval Division, being an inverted arc spelling out "DRAKE" , with two hex type fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1608 & Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30102153
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "ENGINEERS" SHOULDER TITLE A fine "E" for Engineers and a curved brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse. Also used as forage cap badge and on the foreign service helmet. Reference Westlake for the RND curved Plate 104 item 1616
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "HAWKE" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 1st Brigade, 2nd Battalion brass shoulder title, with two hex type fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1609
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "HOOD" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 2nd Brigade, 7th Battalion brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1614
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "HOWE" CAP BADGE A fine 2nd Brigade, 6th Battalion brass cap badge, with two loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "HOWE" SHOULDER TITLE A scarce naval shoulder title, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "HOWE" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 2nd Brigade, 6th Battalion brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1613
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "NELSON" SHOULDER TITLE A fine 2nd Brigade, 5th Battalion brass shoulder title, with two loop fixings to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 104 item 1612
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION "RND" SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with pin and backing plate. Reference Westlake for the RND curved Plate 104 item 1616
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Chief petty officer's blackened bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Reference K & K Vol1 1159
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION MACHINE GUN COMPANIES OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with three blade fixings to reverse. Worn by 188th, 189th, 190th & 223rd MG Companies from late 1916 (also by the 63rd MG Bn. in 1918) The 190th Bde. MG. were originally formed from RMLI only, but were later forced to absorb a mix of RNVR & RMLI. The MG Companies were formed on arrival in France in May 1916, from a proportion of the existing MG sections from the 6 Naval Battalions, & completed by specially trained drafts from England.
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION RND OSD OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine very scarce cira 1915 -1918 cast 2nd Pattern Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1158 page 295 60 mm width
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION RND OSD OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine very scarce cira 1915 -1918, 2nd Pattern Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1158 page 295 60 mm width
ROYAL NAVAL MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE WW1 ARM BADGE White metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse. Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918. Worn on the lower arm near the cuff. Genuine no fault line through the centre of the badge like the fakes. Reference; Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102.
ROYAL NAVAL MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE WW1 ARM BADGE White metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse. Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918. Worn on the lower arm near the cuff. Genuine, with no fault line through the centre of the badge like the fakes. Reference; Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102. Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920. A floating mine embossed onto a white metal surface, within a roundel, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Surmounted by a King's crown and above a motto scroll with: 'MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE' inscribed upon.
ROYAL NAVAL MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE WW1 ARM BADGE White metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse. Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918. Worn on the lower arm near the cuff. Genuine, with no fault line through the centre of the badge like the fakes. Reference; Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102. Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920. A floating mine embossed onto a white metal surface, within a roundel, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Surmounted by a King's crown and above a motto scroll with: 'MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE' inscribed upon.
ROYAL NAVAL MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE WW1 ARM BADGE A fine uncleaned white metal arm badge with 2 loops and backing plate to reverse. Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918. Worn on the lower arm near the cuff. Genuine, with no fault line through the centre of the badge like the fakes. Reference; Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102. Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920. A floating mine embossed onto a white metal surface, within a roundel, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Surmounted by a King's crown and above a motto scroll with: 'MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE' inscribed upon.
ROYAL NAVAL MINE WATCHING SERVICE CAP BADGE A fine gilt & enamel badge, shows service wear. Two loops to reverse. The Royal Naval Mine Watching Service (RNMWS) was established in 1953 as a voluntary organisation intended to man fixed posts looking over the approaches to ports, estuaries and to report any dropping of mines by aircraft. The organisation was given greater responsibility in 1962 and renamed the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service.
ROYAL NAVAL RATINGS [RN] BADGE A fine bi metal ratings badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE "T" TRAWLER SECTION ARM BADGE A fine WW1 Officers bullion short lived arm badge. In 1910, the Trawler Section - RNR(T) was set up to enrol the necessary personnel. Although abolished as a separate section of the RNR in 1921, the RNR(T) always remained quite distinct from the RNR proper, and employed fishermen. In both world wars a large number of trawlers were taken up by the Royal Navy complete with their crews, who were entered on a form T124 by which they engaged to serve in a named vessel for the duration of the war only. Fishermen on a T124 formed the bulk of the RNR(T) during the First World. The RNR(T) wound up in 1921. A number of RNR officers qualified as pilots and flew aircraft and airships with the Royal Naval Air Service whilst many RNR ratings served ashore alongside the RN and RNVR contingents in the trenches of the Somme and at Gallipoli with the Royal Naval Division.
ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE CAP TALLY A fine complete and tied cap tally. The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. The present RNR was formed in 1958 by merging the original Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), created 1903. The Royal Naval Reserve has seen action in World War I and World War II.
ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE POST 1901 OFFICERS GILT NAVAL SWORD WAIST BELT CLASP A fine Kings Crown gilt Officers Royal Naval Reserve waist belt clasp. Circlet being a raised oak wreath; centre bearing crown fouled anchor with old English letters "R N R". During the outbreak of WW1 Officers of the permanent RNR on general service quickly took up seagoing appointments in the fleet, many in command, in destroyers, submarines, auxiliary cruisers and Q-ships. Others served in larger units of the battle fleet including a large number with the West Indies Squadron who became casualties at the Battle of Coronel and later at Jutland. A number of RNR officers qualified as pilots and flew aircraft and airships with the Royal Naval Air Service whilst many RNR ratings served ashore alongside the RN and RNVR contingents in the trenches of the Somme and at Gallipoli with the Royal Naval Division.
ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE [LONDON] CAP TALLY A fine intact, but tied Navy cap tally. An anchor, with wrapped cable, surmounted by a King's crown in between: 'RNVR' and: 'LONDON'. Embroidered in gold onto a black cap tally.
ROYAL NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ARM BADGE AND STRIPE COMBINATION A fine Kings crown woven cloth red on black Arm badge and stripe combination. Photos have been cropped to close, item is complete and on good order.
ROYAL NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown bi metal cap badge, with original fixing clip to reverse.
ROYAL NAVY E11R PETTY OFFICERS SLEEVE BADGE A fine No1 dress bullion sleeve badge.
ROYAL NAVY E11R CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A excellent post 1953 padded gold wire embroidered example, with silvered fouled anchor. Black velvet backing to central anchor.
ROYAL NAVY E11R CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Queens crown gold bullion wire embroidered Chief Petty Officers cap badge. The metal fouled anchor on a padded ground of black velvet to the centre of a roped circlet within a wreath of laurel. Above this a deeply padded gold wire embroidered crown with maroon velvet insert all on a black backing.
ROYAL NAVY E11R CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Queens crown gold bullion wire embroidered Chief Petty Officers cap badge. The metal fouled anchor on a padded ground of black velvet to the centre of a roped circlet within a wreath of laurel. Above this a deeply padded gold wire embroidered crown with maroon velvet insert all on a black backing.
ROYAL NAVY E11R CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Queens crown gold bullion wire embroidered Chief Petty Officers cap badge. The metal fouled anchor on a padded ground of black velvet to the centre of a roped circlet within a wreath of laurel. Above this a deeply padded gold wire embroidered crown with maroon velvet insert all on a black backing.
ROYAL NAVY E11R [STORES ACCOUNTANT] TRADE ARM BADGE A printed on white trade arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine example with an enamel blue center with a red crown and a bow top with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL NAVY ENGINEER STOKER / MECHANIC BULLION TRADE BADGE A fine bullion trade badge
ROYAL NAVY FLEET AIR ARM OBSERVER [W. L] TRADE BADGE A fine E11R bullion arm badge, No 1 dress gold wire bullion badge with crown on black, with swept wing Aeroplane & W L below. Some glue residue to reverse.
ROYAL NAVY FLEET AIR ARM [AIRCRAFT HANDLER] TRADE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine WW2 No 1 dress bullion Aircraft Handler with star top and bottom of Aircraft, trade arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY FLEET AIR ARM [AIRCRAFT MECHANICAL] TRADE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine No 1 dress E11R Aircraft Mechanical bullion trade arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY FLEET AIR ARM [AIRCRAFT WIRELESS] TRADE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine WW2 No 1 dress bullion Wireless Operator trade arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY H.M.S. LALESTON CAP TALLY A fine full length band ribbon cap tally, which has been tied and is creased.
ROYAL NAVY H.M.S.CARLISLE CAP TALLY A fine shortened cap tally ribbon.
ROYAL NAVY HOSPITAL ARM BADGE WW2 A fine woven cloth badge. Royal Naval Hospital (RNH) was a hospital operated by the British Royal Navy for the care and treatment of sick and injured naval personnel.
ROYAL NAVY KINGS CROWN ENGINEER STOKER / MECHANIC BULLION TRADE BADGE Pre 1952 tropical blue on the white Kings Crown Arm trade badge.
ROYAL NAVY KINGS CROWN ENGINEER STOKER / MECHANIC BULLION TRADE BADGE Pre 1952 Kings Crown Arm trade badge.
ROYAL NAVY LEADING SEAMAN BOOM DEFENCE BULLION ARM BADGE A fine bullion arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY LEADING SEAMAN CAP BADGE A fine padded cloth cap badge.
ROYAL NAVY MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE SLEEVE / ARM BADGE White metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse. Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918 and disbanded in 1920. Worn on the cuff. A real one (no fault line through the centre on the diagonal of the badge like the fakes. Reference Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102
ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS BULLION CAP BADGE A fine Officer's Kings crown bullion and metal cap badge.
ROYAL NAVY PATROL CUFF / ARM BAND A fine printed cloth arm band. Blue on white band crown between N P.
ROYAL NAVY PATROL SERVICE [RNPS] MINE SWEEPING ANTI SUBMARINE OFFICERS BULLION BADGE A fine scarce bullion cap badge, in excellent condition, formed in 1939. Mine sweeping Anti Submarine Vessels from RNPS were on convoy duty in the Atlantic and the Arctic, in the Mediterranean and the Far East but many will first think of the keeping clear of the War Channel. Throughout the early years of the war mines were laid by the Germans by sea and air around the British Isles in an attempt to strangle the coastal convoys which were used to keep Britain supplied. It was the work of the RNPS to keep the shipping lane clear so that the convoys could continue and this meant constant minesweeping because as soon as an area had been cleared it was a simple task for E-Boats or aircraft to mine it again. This hazardous work was recognised by the award of a unique silver badge to RNPS minesweeping and anti-submarine crews. It was not an automatic award and only given to those officers and ratings who had completed six months sea-time. The first issue was with a vertical pin at the back but so many of these were lost that it was changed to having four small eyes so that it could be sewn onto the sleeve.
ROYAL NAVY PETTY OFFICER BULLION ARM BADGE A fine E11R bullion arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY PETTY OFFICER WW2 FULL DRESS BULLION ARM BADGE A fine Kings Crown Bullion rank sleeve badge.
ROYAL NAVY SEA CADET CORPS CAP TALLY A fine full length band ribbon cap tally, which has been tied and is creased.
ROYAL NAVY SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART PIN BROOCH A fine silver & enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE E11R OFFICIAL ISSUE DOLPHIN BADGE A fine original post 1953 full size official issue 'Royal Navy Submarine Service' gilt and enamel badge, Elizabeth II Crowned fouled anchor flanked by dolphins. Locking brooch fixing to reverse. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright. Width aprox 57mm.
ROYAL NAVY SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. 40 mm x 20 mm
ROYAL NAVY WW2 CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine example of a WW II king's crown Chief Petty Officer's economy pattern metal cap badge. Some signs of wear as you can imagine, [see photos] The fouled anchor to the centre of a wreath of laurel below the crown with red velvet insert,all on a black backing. [ Usually made in gold wire,but this was in short supply during the war.]
ROYAL NAVY WW2 CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE King's crown gold bullion wire embroidered Chief Petty Officers cap badge. The metal fouled anchor on a padded ground of black velvet to the centre of a roped circlet within a wreath of laurel. Above this a deeply padded gold wire embroidered crown with red velvet insert all on a black backing.
ROYAL NAVY WW2 CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE Embroidered king's crown bullion wire Chief Petty Officers cap badge.
ROYAL NAVY WW2 CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine embroidered king's crown bullion wire Chief Petty Officers cap badge.
ROYAL NAVY [PHYSICAL TRAINING] TRADE ARM BADGE A fine E11R white woven trade arm badge.
ROYAL NAVY [STOKER 2nd CLASS] TRADE ARM BADGE A fine woven cloth trade arm badge.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS BRIGADE SHOULDER TITLE Royal Netherlands Brigade. Embroidered example of the Royal Lion of the House of Orange above a scroll, Nederland,on a khaki background. This Brigade was part of 21st.Army Group and took part in the liberation of Holland.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS COMMANDO & PARACHUTISTS BERET BADGE A fine gilding metal KCT Korps Commandotroepen. Beret badge with two loops to reverse, that have been re soldered poorly . The Korps Commandotroepen (KCT) are the special forces of the Royal Netherlands Army. It is one of the three principal units tasked with special operations in the Netherlands (the others being the Maritime Special Operations Forces (NL MARSOF) of the Netherlands Marine Corps and the Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten (BSB) of the Royal Marechaussee), and it is deployable anywhere in the world under any circumstance, conducting all conceivable missions from the full spectrum of special operations, including counter-terrorism overseas.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS COMMANDO & PARACHUTISTS BERET BADGE A fine gilding metal KCT Korps Commandotroepen. Beret badge with two loops to reverse, that have been re soldered poorly . The Korps Commandotroepen (KCT) are the special forces of the Royal Netherlands Army. It is one of the three principal units tasked with special operations in the Netherlands (the others being the Maritime Special Operations Forces (NL MARSOF) of the Netherlands Marine Corps and the Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten (BSB) of the Royal Marechaussee), and it is deployable anywhere in the world under any circumstance, conducting all conceivable missions from the full spectrum of special operations, including counter-terrorism overseas.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS STROOTTROEPEN PRINS BERNHARD CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal Air Assault Infantry Unit. two loops to reverse, one of which has been re soldered poorly The Regiment Stoottroepen Prins Bernhard is an infantry regiment of the Royal Netherlands Army. The Regiment Stoottroepen was founded on 21 September 1944 in Eindhoven, and composed of members of the Dutch resistance from those parts of the Netherlands that had been recently liberated from German occupation. The formation took place on the orders of Prince Bernhard, in his capacity as Commander of the Dutch armed forces. By the time of the surrender of the last German forces in the Netherlands, on 5 May 1945, the regiment had grown to some 6,000 men. Following the liberation of the Netherlands, the regiment was incorporated into the RNLA, and it component battalions took part in the police actions in the Dutch East Indies 1946-1949. During the 1950s, the Dutch army underwent reorganisation, and the Regiment Stoottropen was reduced to one battalion, 41 Infantry Battalion. In due course, this unit was converted to mechanized infantry
ROYAL NETHERLANDS STROOTTROEPEN PRINS BERNHARD CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal Air Assault Infantry Unit. two loops to reverse, one of which has been re soldered poorly The Regiment Stoottroepen Prins Bernhard is an infantry regiment of the Royal Netherlands Army.
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE WW2 CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal example, with two loops to reverse and RNZAF cypher.
ROYAL NORFOLK SHOULDER TITLES A pair of shoulder titles to the Royal Norfolk.With 2 hex loops to the reverse. Westlake Ref No 835
ROYAL NORFOLK WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
ROYAL NORTH LINCOLN MILITIA OFFICERS WAIST BELT CLASP An fine Officers white metal waist belt clasp,with matching number.
ROYAL NORTH LINCOLN MILITIA OFFICERS WAIST BELT CLASP An fine Victorian Officers white metal waist belt clasp,with matching number.
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Silver/Gilt Officers cap badge, two part construction with slider and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of Foot, it was given the regional designation 'Northumberland' in 1782 and granted the distinction of being a Fusilier regiment in 1836, becoming 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted the title Northumberland Fusiliers when regimental numbers were abolished under the Childers Reforms of 1881 and became the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers on 3 June 1935. In 1968, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers were amalgamated with the other regiments in the Fusilier Brigade - the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and the Lancashire Fusiliers - to form the present Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce post 1935 gilded metal shoulder title, with two hex type lugs to the reverse.
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLES A good scarce post 1935 gilded metal pair of shoulder titles, with two hex type lugs each to the reverse.
ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS 6 SHOULDER TITLE Woven cloth arm badge. Worn on the sleeve post 1942 by men and women
ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS WW2 CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL ORDNANCE CORPS OFFICER BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze example with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1025 page 93
ROYAL ORDNANCE CORPS WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE A good chocolate brown moulded plastic example. Two blades to the reverse. Makers stamp MMMC, [Mentmore Manufacturing Company].
ROYAL ORDNANCE CORPS [Sua Tonanti Tela] CAP BADGE Worn from 1947 to 1949. Tonanti pattern Brass with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2124 page 93
ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORIES CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Royal Ordnance Factories (ROFs) was the collective name of the UK government's munitions factories in and after World War II. Until privatisation in 1987 they were the responsibility of the Ministry of Supply and later the Ministry of Defence.
ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORIES CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. King George 6th Crown. Royal Ordnance Factories (ROFs) was the collective name of the UK government's munitions factories in and after World War II. Until privatisation in 1987 they were the responsibility of the Ministry of Supply and later the Ministry of Defence.
ROYAL PIONEER CORPS ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge, with slider and maker Dowler Birmingham to reverse.
ROYAL PIONEER CORPS ASSOCIATION BROOCH A fine enamel brooch.
ROYAL PIONEER CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine frosted silvered cap badge with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2149 page 93 The Royal Pioneer Corps was a British Army combatant corps used for light engineering tasks. It was formed in 1939 and amalgamated into the Royal Logistic Corps in 1993. Pioneer units performed a wide variety of tasks in all theatres of war, handling all types of stores, laying prefabricated track on the beaches and stretcher-bearing.
ROYAL PIONEER CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title,with velcro to reverse.
ROYAL REGIMENT FUSILIERS ARMY CADET FORCE SHOULDER TITLE. A fine woven, white on red.Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Army Cadet Force Cloth Shoulder Title
ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A good two part anodised aluminium cap badge, with two long loops to the reverse & holder.
ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS ANODISED CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1968 anodised aluminium cap badge, with plume holder and two loops to reverse .
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS A large white metal badge, possibly a paper weight, but its not that heavy. Very well made as you can see. Would look excellent on an Office door, or study, you would have to glue it as it has no fixings. Size 90 mm x 80 mm. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and the senior Scottish regiment. The regiment has won numerous battle honours and three Victoria Crosses, and, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. It was formed on 2 July 1971 at Holyrood, Edinburgh, by the amalgamation of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) (themselves the product of the amalgamation in 1922 of 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) and 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)), and The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons).
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised / staybright cap badge, with slider & maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. Anodised Aluminium, Anodising is an electro-plating process resulting in lightweight shiny badge, this is used because it is cheap, flexible and does not require as much maintenance as brass badges.
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Officers Silver Gilt cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 1890 page 9
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS OFFICERS [PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine two part construction, facing pair of Officers Silver/Gilt collar badges, both with only one pin fixing to reverse.
ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS [SCOTS GREYS] POUCH / CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Scots Greys pouch / cap badge, with three loops to reveres.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine post 1901 brass badge, with two long loops to reverse.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS GLENGARRY CAP A fine Glengarry bonnet, with a traditional red toorie to the top, and rosette to side,ribbons to the rear. And bi metal metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date.
ROYAL SCOTS GREYS [2ND DRAGOONS] OFFICERS SILVERED COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair if Officers cast silvered collar badges, with two loops to reverse of each. Both on black felt. The Royal Scots Greys was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1707 until 1971, when they amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). The regiment's history began in 1678, when three independent troops of Scots Dragoons were raised. In 1681, these troops were regimented to form The Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons, numbered the 4th Dragoons in 1694. They were already mounted on grey horses by this stage and were already being referred to as the Grey Dragoons. In 1707, they were renamed The Royal North British Dragoons (North Britain then being the envisaged common name for Scotland), but were already being referred to as the Scots Greys. In 1713, they were renumbered the 2nd Dragoons as part of deal between the establishments of the English Army and Scottish Army when they were being unified into the British Army. They were also sometimes referred to, during the first Jacobite uprising, as Portmore's Dragoons. In 1877, their nickname was finally made official when they became the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), which was inverted in 1921 to The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons). They kept this title until 2 July 1971, when they amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers, forming the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
ROYAL SCOTS LOTHIAN REGIMENT GLENGARRY BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with two replacement loops and red felt to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 589 page 183
ROYAL SCOTS [THE ROYAL REGIMENT] OFFICERS BADGE An excellent two part construction Officers Silver / Gilt Bonnet, helmet, glengarry cap or Tam o` Shanter bonnet badge, with two long loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1955 page 33
ROYAL SCOTS [THE ROYAL REGIMENT] OFFICERS BADGE An excellent two part construction, WW2 Officers Silver / Gilt Bonnet, helmet, glengarry cap or Tam o` Shanter bonnet badge, with two long loop fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1955 page 33
ROYAL SIGNALS SERGEANTS RANK ARM BADGE [FACING PAIR] A pair of WW2 rank woven cloth arm badges.
ROYAL SIGNALS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven WW2 cloth shoulder title.
ROYAL SIGNALS SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven black on khaki slip over shoulder title.
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge with two blades to reverse.
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good early die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 646 page 187
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good early die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 646 page 187
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE An all brass shoulder title with two hex type loop fixing to reverse.
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine Royal Sussex enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse. 48 mm x 28 mm.
ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT [1882] COLLAR BADGE A fine 1882 pattern gilding metal collar badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference Churchill item 967 page 155. Short lived for 5 years. Pattern number 10102 sealed 8th Feb 1882.
ROYAL TANK CORPS 1924 OFFICER BRONZE (BACKWARD FACING TANK] CAP BADGE Royal Tank Corps very scarce 1924 OSD bronze cap badge. Die-cast crowned laurel wreath bearing a backward facing tank and scroll “Fear Naught” to voided centre. J & Co. (Jennens) Blades VGC
ROYAL TANK CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R Silver plated Officers cap badge, with two loops and maker mark J R Gaunt London to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1924 page 17
ROYAL TANK CORPS OFFICERS SILVER CAP / BERET BADGE An excellent Officers WW2 cap badge. 1941 Birmingham hallmark Anchor Lion "R", with maker JRG & S which is JR Gaunt & Sons. Orginally the Tank Corps, the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War. On 18 October 1923, they were officially given the title Royal making it the Royal Tank Corps (RTC) by Colonel-in-Chief King George V. It was at this time that the motto, "Fear Naught", the black beret, and the unit badge were adopted. The Regiment's numerous units took part in countless battles in the Second World War, including the Battle of Dunkirk, El Alamein, Italian Campaign, Burma Campaign, Battle of the Bulge and D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery would frequently wear the regiment's beret, with his Field Marshal's badge sewn on next to the regimental cap badge, as it was more practical whilst travelling on a tank than either a formal peaked hat or the Australian slouch hat he previously wore
ROYAL TANK CORPS PAIR SHOULDER TITLES A fine scarce 1923 brass pair of shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. Loops have been replace in my opinion.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT 1944 WW2 DATED BLACK BERET. A fine scarce black woollen cloth 1944 dated good condition. White metal cap badge, with no moth and maker British Beret Basque Ltd inside with the arrow mark. I only have only three photos per item on this website, so please ask for further photos if required. Apologies for placement of beret, as I didn't take the photo. In 1942, it briefly amalgamated with the 5th Royal Tank Regiment, as the 3rd/5th Royal Tank Regiment, returning to its previous title a month later. It formed part of 8th Armoured Brigade, fighting at El Alamein, and in Tunisia. It later joined 29th Armoured Brigade and fought in Normandy, the Netherlands and Germany as part of 11th Armoured Division. During 1945 at the Battle of the Bulge, it was sent to form part of the defensive line on the Meuse river. Its tanks met the vanguard of the German push to the river before the panzers were turned back. The RTR were the first to wear the beret in British service as a uniform item. Its origins date back to 1922 when the Colonel Commandant of the RTR, General Sir Hugh Elles, recommended the adoption of a headdress similar in form to that worn by French troops of the 70th Chasseurs Alpins whom he had observed training with the Tank Corps in 1918. Approved in 1924 the black beret was a very practical item when worn within the close confines of the tank. The beret, over time attained a near 'elite' status, as it was subsequently adopted by other 'specialist' branches of the Service, notably airborne troops, SAS, Army and Royal Marine Commandos.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT E11R CAP BADGE AND BACKING COLOURS. A fine E11R cap badge and backing colours, 'From mud, through blood to the green fields beyond'.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT FEATHERED HACKLE A fine Hackle, regimental feather hackle of brown, red and green, "Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond"
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT FEATHERED HACKLE 'From mud, through blood to the green fields beyond'.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE A good black embroidered letters woven on khaki slip on. With canvas loop to the reverse.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT [large pattern] SHOULDER TITLES Two good brass titles .Two loops too one and two hex lugs to the reverse.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT [large pattern] SHOULDER TITLES A good scarce post 1939 pair of large pattern brass shoulder titles.Two loops to the reverse.
ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of RUR shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. 32mm x 14 mm When war was declared the 1st Battalion was serving in India, with the 31st Independent Brigade Group, which was trained in mountain warfare. When the brigade returned to the United Kingdom, it was decided that, with its light scale of equipment, the brigade could be converted into a glider-borne unit. 31st Infantry Brigade, which also included the 1st Border Regiment, 2nd South Staffs and 2nd Ox and Bucks, was renamed 1st Airlanding Brigade and trained as glider infantry. They were assigned to the 1st Airborne Division, part of the British Army's airborne forces. The battalion, along with the 2nd Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, were later transferred to join the 12th Devonshire Regiment in the 6th Airlanding Brigade as part of the newly raised 6th Airborne Division which was actually only the second of two airborne divisions created by the British Army in World War II. Carried in Horsa gliders, the battalion took part in Operation Mallard, the British glider-borne landings in the later afternoon of 6 June 1944, otherwise known as D-Day. They served throughout the Battle of Normandy employed as normal infantry until August 1944 and the breakout from the Normandy beachhead where the entire 6th Airborne Division advanced 45 miles in 9 days. They returned to England in September 1944 for rest and retraining until December 1944 when the 6th Airborne was then recalled to Belgium after the surprise German offensive in the Ardennes which is now known as the Battle of the Bulge where the division played a comparatively small role in the mainly-American battle. They then took part in their final airborne mission of the war known as Operation Varsity, which was the airborne element of Operation Plunder, the crossing of the River Rhine by the 21st Army Group in March 1945. The 6th Airborne was joined by the US 17th Airborne Division, and both divisions suffered heavy casualties.
ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of RUR shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. 32mm x 14 mm When war was declared the 1st Battalion was serving in India, with the 31st Independent Brigade Group, which was trained in mountain warfare. When the brigade returned to the United Kingdom, it was decided that, with its light scale of equipment, the brigade could be converted into a glider-borne unit. 31st Infantry Brigade, which also included the 1st Border Regiment, 2nd South Staffs and 2nd Ox and Bucks, was renamed 1st Airlanding Brigade and trained as glider infantry. They were assigned to the 1st Airborne Division, part of the British Army's airborne forces. The battalion, along with the 2nd Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, were later transferred to join the 12th Devonshire Regiment in the 6th Airlanding Brigade as part of the newly raised 6th Airborne Division which was actually only the second of two airborne divisions created by the British Army in World War II. Carried in Horsa gliders, the battalion took part in Operation Mallard, the British glider-borne landings in the later afternoon of 6 June 1944, otherwise known as D-Day. They served throughout the Battle of Normandy employed as normal infantry until August 1944 and the breakout from the Normandy beachhead where the entire 6th Airborne Division advanced 45 miles in 9 days. They returned to England in September 1944 for rest and retraining until December 1944 when the 6th Airborne was then recalled to Belgium after the surprise German offensive in the Ardennes which is now known as the Battle of the Bulge where the division played a comparatively small role in the mainly-American battle. They then took part in their final airborne mission of the war known as Operation Varsity, which was the airborne element of Operation Plunder, the crossing of the River Rhine by the 21st Army Group in March 1945. The 6th Airborne was joined by the US 17th Airborne Division, and both divisions suffered heavy casualties.
ROYAL ULSTER [IRISH] RIFLES CAP OR CAUBEEN BADGE Royal Ulster Irish Rifles, a die stamped white metal example. Slider to the reverse. Crowned Maid of Erin Harp on "Quis Separabit" scroll. Reference KK Vol 1 item 691 page 193
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE ENAMEL RIFLE SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel sweetheart, two crossed rifles & a small Royal Warwickshire badge below. Size 38 mm x 20mm
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT A Bi metal cap badge to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, with a slider to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 1 item 594 page 183
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine early bi metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K&K Vol 2 item 594 page 53
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE A fine early woven cloth scarlet and hessian backed shoulder title. 22 mm x 130 mm.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service in blue with red piping to flap. Bi metal cap badge.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP / COLLAR BADGE A fine Officers cap / collar badge with unusual loose rope type with fixings to reverse. Two loops to reverse.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with two blades to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 594 page 183
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers bronze with three blades to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 594 page 183
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS OSD COLLAR BADGES An excellent die cast bronze facing pair of Officer's Service Dress collar badges, with two loops to the reverse of each.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 594 page 53
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 woven cloth, white on red shoulder title. 138 mm x 24 mm.
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel "Forget me not" sweetheart brooch. 30 mm dia
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT WHITE FACED SWEETHEART Excellent example, WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT WHITE FACED SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch
ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of woven WW2 cloth shoulder titles. 22 mm x 130 mm.
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A bi metal post 1920 example with slider to reverse, when he title changed to Royal Welch Fusiliers. The regiment was amalgamated with the Royal Regiment of Wales on 1 March 2006, to become the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh becoming the 2nd Battalion). Reference K & K 1 item 623 page 185
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A fine die stamped bi metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 623 page 57
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A fine post 1922 bi metal example, with blow holes and slider to reverse.
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS WW2 PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent light bronze WW2 economy issue cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS BLAZER BADGE A fine bullion blazer badge, with excellent definition.
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS CAP BADGE A scarce Pre 1921 cap badge. The regiment reverted to the Welch Fusiliers in this year. A fine Welsh Fusiliers bi metal cap badge, with slider and blow holes to reverse.
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS FUR CAP GRENADE A good scarce large die stamped gilding metal example worn circa 1881-1908. Prince of Wales's Plumes to the ball of a flaming grenade, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 951 page 249
ROYAL WELSH REGIMENT OFFICERS BERET BADGE A post 2006 cap badge bi metal with three loops to reverse. Brand new in Firmin packet. The Royal Welsh Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Territorial Army in the United Kingdom. The regiment was formed in 1999 as part of the restructuring of the TA by the amalgamation of the two Welsh TA battalions. 3rd (V) Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers 2nd (V) Battalion, Royal Regiment of Wales The regiment had a total of five companies HQ Company - Cardiff A (RWF) Company - Wrexham B (RRW) Company - Swansea C (RRW) Company - Pontypridd D (RWF) Company - Colwyn Bay No new cap badge was created for this regiment, soldiers wore their former regimental cap badge or were badged according to the company they joined. As part of the restructuring of the infantry announced in 2004, the Royal Welsh Regiment became the TA battalion of the new amalgamated regiment of Wales, the Royal Welsh, on the 1 March 2006.
ROYAL WELSH REGIMENT OFFICERS BERET CAP BADGE A post 2006 cap badge bi metal with three loops to reverse. The Royal Welsh Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Territorial Army in the United Kingdom. The regiment was formed in 1999 as part of the restructuring of the TA by the amalgamation of the two Welsh TA battalions. 3rd (V) Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers 2nd (V) Battalion, Royal Regiment of Wales The regiment had a total of five companies HQ Company - Cardiff A (RWF) Company - Wrexham B (RRW) Company - Swansea C (RRW) Company - Pontypridd D (RWF) Company - Colwyn Bay No new cap badge was created for this regiment, soldiers wore their former regimental cap badge or were badged according to the company they joined. As part of the restructuring of the infantry announced in 2004, the Royal Welsh Regiment became the TA battalion of the new amalgamated regiment of Wales, the Royal Welsh, on the 1 March 2006.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE. An excellent example with slider to reverse, and makers stamp Firmin London.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE. A fine uncleaned gilding metal example, with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine scarce pair of Officers bronze collar badges.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS BRONZE COLLARS A fine pair of bronze collar badges, with loops to reverse, one has Firmin maker.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLARS A fine scarce Officers gilt cap badge with maker Firmin London and strengthening bar on slider to reverse and a pair of Dowler Birmingham gilt collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE PLASTIC BERET BADGE A fine scarce beret badge, with two blade fixings and maker to reverse.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE SILVER & ENAMEL SWEETHEART BROOCH A Royal West African Frontier Force Silver & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch Issued post 1928, this rare sweetheart brooch to the Royal West African Frontier Force is in excellent original condition. Impressed 'silver' on the bar, the brooch measures just about 4cms x 2cms. The enamel is intact as is the pin fitting.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES Gold Coast Regiment Shoulder titles, both with loop fixings to reverse.
ROYAL WEST KENT ORs CAP BADGE A fine white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 668 page 189. F.N Birmingham maker mark to reverse, which is F. Narbourgh.
ROYAL WEST KENT ORs CAP BADGE A fine white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 668 page 189.
ROYAL WEST KENT PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE Grey/silver plastic cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Sealed 3rd May 1943. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2247 page 115
ROYAL WEST KENT SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass shoulder title to the Royal West Kent Yeomanry / Royal West Kent Regiment ( listed under Royal West Kent Regiment at 1250 in Westlake). Two hex type lugs to the reverse.
ROYAL WEST KENT WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE Grey/silver plastic cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Sealed 3rd May 1943. Reference KK Vol 2 item 2247 page 115
ROYAL WEST SURREY BULLION BADGE A fine gold wired raised bullion badge, possibility a blazer badge.
ROYAL WILTSHIRE YEOMANRY ARM BADGE A fine gilding metal arm badge, with two long loops to reverse.
ROYAL WILTSHIRE YEOMANRY [PRINCE OF WALES OWN] CAP BADGE A good early die stamped white metal Prince of Wales's plumes with applied brass coronet. Blow hole filled to reverse, with two loops.
RUGBY SCHOOL [WARWICKSHIRE] OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilding metal Officers Training Corps cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2662 page 215
S STAFFORD [SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass post 1902 shoulder title, with two hex type lugs to reverse. Reference Westlake 1122 plate 71 During WW1,they had 18 battalions serving on the Western Front, in Italy, Gallipoli and Egypt. Ten representative battle honours were chosen for display on the regiment's colours. The regiment expanded during the Second World War, with the two regular and four territorial battalions being supplemented by the creation of additional battalions. Battalions served in North West Europe, Sicily, Italy, North Africa and Burma. The regular battalions found themselves fighting in new roles: During the "Chindits" campaign in Burma, the 1st Battalion took part in jungle fighting against the Japanese forces, while the 2nd Battalion was converted to a glider borne role. As such, they landed in Sicily in 1943 and as part of Operation Market Garden at Arnhem in 1944. Losses at Arnhem were high - the battalion started the operation with a strength of 867, but only 139 returned to British lines.
S.W.B SOUTH WALES BORDERERS SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce post 1904 brass shoulder title, with two hex type lug fixings to reverse. 12 mm x 35 mm. Reference Westlake plate 63 item 983. Write-up page 85 Infantry Regiments.
SALISBURY PLAIN DISTRICT WW2 [SOUTHERN COMMAND] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. A depiction of the Great Cromlech of Stonehenge, in red outlined in black, on a yellow circle with black detail and green grass, with a red and black border. Reference Cole page 101. Sign adopted in 1941 but later states that the design dates from 1944, although this may be a typographical error Salisbury Plain District HQ was at Bulford and originally covered the county of Wiltshire. Later, when Southern Command was reorganized in 1944, it took in the county of Dorset and was redesignated Wilts and Dorset District.
SALISBURY PLAIN DISTRICT WW2 [SOUTHERN COMMAND] FORMATION SIGN A fine woven cloth formation sign. A depiction of the Great Cromlech of Stonehenge, in red outlined in black, on a yellow circle with black detail and green grass, with a red and black border. Reference Cole page 101. Sign adopted in 1941 but later states that the design dates from 1944, although this may be a typographical error Salisbury Plain District HQ was at Bulford and originally covered the county of Wiltshire. Later, when Southern Command was reorganized in 1944, it took in the county of Dorset and was redesignated Wilts and Dorset District.
SBS SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE BULLION BERET BADGE A fine unused bullion beret badge. The Special Boat Service is described as the naval special forces of the United Kingdom and the sister unit of the SAS. The operational capabilities of both units are broadly similar, however, the SBS (being the principal Royal Navy contribution to UKSF) has the additional training and equipment to lead in the maritime, amphibious and riverine environments. Both units come under the operational command of HQ Directorate of Special Forces (DSF) and undergo an identical selection process, enjoy significant interoperability in training and on operations. In times of armed conflict and war, the Special Boat Service (SBS) and 22 Special Air Service Regiment (22 SAS) are required to operate in small parties in enemy-controlled territory. Operations of this nature require men of courage and high morale who have excellent tactical awareness be it knowledge of special tactics or simply knowing one's place in a polyvalent unit. Self-discipline neatly ties into this. Intelligence, reliability, determination and also being physically fit are key skills. These men possess mental, moral and physical stamina.
SCARCE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY FIELD GUNS CREW [DEVONPORT] CLOTH BADGE A woven cloth badge worn by a select few in the Devonport Field Guns Crew. A very scarce item. The origins of the field gun competition lie in the Second Boer War in South Africa. The legendary story tells of the siege of the British garrison in Ladysmith in 1899. In support of the British Army, the Royal Navy landed guns from HMS Terrible and Powerful to help in the relief of the siege. The Naval Brigade transported guns over difficult terrain and brought them into action against the Boers. The Royal Navy's field gun competition is a contest between teams from various Royal Navy commands, in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over and through a series of obstacles in the shortest time. The competition evolved during the early years of the 20th century. The "Command" format, negotiating walls and a chasm, was held annually at the Royal Tournament in London from 1907 until 1999, apart from the periods during the World Wars. The "Inter-Port" or "Command" Competition was contested by teams from the Royal Navy annually, and was a popular item at the Royal Tournament until finishing in 1999.
SCHOOL OF MUSKETRY FORAGE CAP BADGE 1902-1919 A fine scarce gilding metal forage cap badge, with slider to reverse. Crossed rifles surmounted by the crown. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1050 page 268
SCHOOL OF MUSKETRY FORAGE CAP BADGE 1902-1919 A fine scarce gilding metal forage cap badge, with slider to reverse. Crossed rifles surmounted by the crown. A little Verdigris on crown. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1050 page 268
SCOTS GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A mint two part construction Officers Silver/ Gilt & enamel cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Star of the Order of the Thistle. A diamond cut star with gilt centre backed with green enamel.
SCOTS GUARDS OR's CAP BADGE A good early die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 908 page 241
SCOTTER [LINCOLNSHIRE] RED CROSS BRIGADE BADGE A fine British Red Cross Society badge, with red felt backing and two loops to reverse.
SCOTTICH GORDON HIGHLANDERS OR's GLENGARRY BADGE A good die stamped white metal example with "BYDAND" scroll. Two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 687 page 191
SCOTTISH 2nd DRAGOONS [Royal Scots Greys] OR's CAP BADGE A good vintage die stamped bi-metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 752 page 211
SCOTTISH 4th VOLUNTEER BATTALION "THE ROYAL SCOTS" GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce w/metal circa 1888-1908 Glengarry with two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH 5TH BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE Scottish 5th Bn. Seaforth Hldrs OR's glengarry badge A good WW2 pattern die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH 7th ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN GLENGARRY. A fine scarce die stamped white metal example, with two long loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH 7th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE An excellent Scottish 7th VB Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs Victorian OR's glengarry badge A fine and scarce die stamped white metal blengarry badge with two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH 8th VOLUNTEER BATTALION "THE ROYAL SCOTS" GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce w/metal circa 1888-1908 Glengarry with two loops to reverse
SCOTTISH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS NCO GLENGARRY BADGE. A fine scarce fully voided unmarked silver badge, with red felt & two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OR's GLENGARRY BADGE A good die stamped white metal WW1/ WW2 example, with two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PLASTIC GLENGARRY BADGE A scarce WW2 economy issue plastic cap badge, very slight bend with two blades to reverse.
SCOTTISH ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS FROSTED SILVER GLEGARRY A scarce Frosted Silver example with two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SILVER GLEGARRY A scarce heavy silver cast [not hallmarked] example with two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN GLEGARRY Princess Louise`s Argyll & Sutherland Highlander`s die stamped white metal example with un voided centre and cats tail up, with two loops to the reverse. An infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. Ref KK Vol 1 item 697 page 193
SCOTTISH BLACK WATCH [ROYAL HIGHLANDERS] N.C.Os KINGS CROWN WAIST BELT CLASP. A good scarce pre 1953 two part bi-metal example. Makers stamp Firmin & Sons Ltd and numbered CN1444
SCOTTISH BLACK WATCH [Royal Highlanders] VICTORIAN GLENGARRY Victorian white metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Ref KK Vol1 item 655 page 189
SCOTTISH BLACK WATCH [ROYAL HIGHLANDERS] WW1 GLENGARRY BADGE A good die stamped white metal example. Two loops to the reverse. Reference KK 1 657 p 189
SCOTTISH BLACK WATCH [Royal Highland] REGIMENT WW2 GLENGARRY BADGE A good die stamped white metal example. Two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE A scarce fine pre 1898 die stamped white metal Victorian example, with two loop fixings to reverse.
SCOTTISH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OR's GLENGARRY A good vintage WW2 die stamped white metal cap badge with two loops to the reverse. Ref KK Vol 2 item 688 page 65.
SCOTTISH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OR's VICTORIAN GLENGARRY A good scarce pre 1898 die stamped white metal example. Two pinched loops to the reverse. The regiment was raised as the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers) on August 17, 1793 at Fort William from among the members of the Clan Cameron by Sir Allan Cameron of Erracht. Originally on the Irish establishment, it became part of the British Army in 1804, and in 1806 it was renamed as the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders).
SCOTTISH CAMERONIANS [Scottish Rifles] O`R GLENGARRY A good die stamped white metal Glengarry badge with two loops to the reverse. An infantry regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of two other regiments 26th Cameronian Regiment & 90th Perthshire Light Infantry
SCOTTISH CAMERONIANS [Scottish Rifles] O`R GLENGARRY An early die stamped white metal Glengarry badge with old replacement brooch fixing to reverse, bought in a Victorian collection . Reference KK 1 item 631 page 187. An infantry regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of two other regiments 26th Cameronian Regiment & 90th Perthshire Light Infantry
SCOTTISH COMMAND TROOPS FORMATION SIGNS A fine pair of woven silk formation signs, with maker stamp on paper to reverse.
SCOTTISH GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS SILVER GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce die cast Silver three dimensional Officers cap badge made by Isaac White J.I.W into a chamfered rectangle, registered in the first half of the twentieth century. Maker mark and two loop fixings to reverse.
SCOTTISH GORDON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS SILVER GLENGARRY BADGE A fine very heavy scarce die cast un marked Silver three dimensional Officers cap badge, with very heavy brooch/ sporran fixings to reverse.
SCOTTISH GORDON HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine silver plated Victorian Officers button, with maker Firmin & Sons London to reverse. 26 mm dia
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CYCLISTS BATTALION OR's GLENGARRY BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with t wo loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1864 page 449
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CYCLISTS BATTALION OR's GLENGARRY BADGE A good scarce die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1864 page 449
SCOTTISH HORSE CAP BADGE All brass example with two lugs to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1385 page 348
SCOTTISH HORSE SILVER & TORTOISE SHELL SWEETHEART BROOCH An excellent silver & tortoise shell with brooch fixing, maker & hallmark to reverse. Date mark 1916 London
SCOTTISH HORSE YEOMANRY COLLAR BADGES Two fine die cast Officers bronze collar badges, both with two loops to reverse, one has maker tablet.
SCOTTISH HORSE YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass Scottish Crown example with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1501 page 363
SCOTTISH LOTHIANS & BERWICKSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine Boer War gilding metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1348 page 343
SCOTTISH LOWLAND BRIGADE ANODISED CAP / GLENGARRY BADGE A good two part construction staybright / anodised aluminium example, with two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH PIPERS BAGPIPE TRADE ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine brass example, with two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH PIPERS BAGPIPE TRADE ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine brass uncleaned arm badge, with two loops to reverse. 68 mm in height
SCOTTISH QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS VICTORIAN BUTTON A fine scarce 79th The Queens Own gilding metal button with Jennens & Co London to reverse.26 mm dia On 17 April 1873 Queen Victoria presented the regiment with new colours at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, and directed they should in future be known as the "Queen's Own". Consequently, they became the 79th Regiment, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The regiment's dark green facings, worn since 1793, were replaced with royal blue. The regiment moved to Gibraltar in 1879.
SCOTTISH QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS ANODISED / STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE A fine two part anodised cap badge of the Seaforth & Camerons The Queens Own Highlanders. With backing plate and loops to reverse. The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), officially abbreviated "QO HLDRS," was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. It was formed on 7 February 1961 at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, with the amalgamation of 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders and 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Due to the Options for Change defence review, however, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Highlanders was further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders on 17 September 1994 to form 1st Battalion, Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).
SCOTTISH QUEENS OWN ROYAL GLASGOW YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A fine WW1 gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1470 page 131
SCOTTISH QUEENS RIFLE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE A good die stamped once blackened brass, now looks bronze example. Worn 1888-1902, with two loop fixings to reverse.
SCOTTISH ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS ANODISED CAP / GLENGARRY BADGE A good staybright / anodised aluminium example, with two lugs to the reverse.
SCOTTISH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS E11R GLENGARRY BADGE A fine die stamped gilded metal example. Worn circa 1953-58, with two loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS VICTORIAN OR's GLENGARRY BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example. Two loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH SCOTS GUARDS SWEETHEART PIN BAR Enamel pin sweetheart with brooch fixing
SCOTTISH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine white metal glengarry with three loops to reverse.
SCOTTISH TAYFORTH UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A good large silver and gold anodised aluminium example, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2493 page 187
SCOTTISH THE LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY WW1 CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal example, with slider to reverse.
SCOTTISH THE LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY WW1 CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal example, with slider to reverse.
SCOTTISH VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE Scottish VB Royal Scots Fusiliers Victorian OR's glengarry badge A good scarce pre 1901 die stamped white metal example. Two toned loops to the reverse.
SCOTTISH WWI GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS 9TH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example. "Lacesset" spelling, with two loops to the reverse. The Glasgow Highlanders was a former infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Territorial Force, later renamed the Territorial Army. The regiment eventually became a Volunteer Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) in 1881. In 1908 the unit became the 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, when they became part of the Highland Light Infantry Brigade, attached to the Lowland Division, in the new Territorial Force. In 1915, the division would become the 52nd (Lowland) Division and the brigade the 157th (Highland Light Infantry) Brigade respectively. During the Great War of 1914-18 another two home-based battalions were recruited, one of which was a Bantam battalion, which were used to supply manpower to the 1st Battalion in France, who served with distinction with the Highland Light Infantry under the 2nd Division at the battles of Festubert and Loos. In May 1916 the battalion was transferred to the 33rd Division and fought at the Somme (at High Wood), Arras and the Third Battle of Ypres. After the end of the war, the Glasgow Highlanders were disbanded along with the rest of the Territorial Force.
SCOTTISH YEOMANRY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine two part die cast gilt and silvered example, with two loops to the reverse. Makers stamp LB&B (London Badge and Button Company). The Scottish Yeomanry (SCOTS YEO) was a Yeomanry Regiment of the British Territorial Army formed in 1992. It served until 1999 when it was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Yeomanry
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE A fine white metal cap badge with three long loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 685 page 191.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY CAP A fine Glengarry bonnet, rosette to side,ribbons to the rear. And white metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date. More photos if required.
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine gilt, sweetheart brooch, looks like its been converted. 46 mm long
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine mother of pearl, enamel sweetheart brooch.
SEAFORTH HIGLANDERS 1st ADMIN BATTALION ELGINSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine scarce white metal badge, with two long loops to reverse. 1st. Administrative Battalion Elginshire Rifle Volunteers. The Scottish thistle to the centre of a strap bearing the title, "1st, A.B. Elginshire Rifles "
SECOND LIFE GUARDS CAP BADGE A Second Life Guards WW1 OR's cap badge, King George V die stamped brass other ranks example, with long slider to reverse. Amalgamated with the 1st in 1922. Ref K&K Vol1 728
SECOND LIFE GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine Kings Crown George 5th Enamel cap badge with slider to reverse.
SECOND LIFE GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine enamel cap badge, with brooch fixing to reverse.
SERGEANT & CORPORAL RANKS ARM BADGES A fine Sergeant & Corporal metal rank badges, both with brooch fixings to reverse.
SERGEANT & LANCE CORPORAL RANKS ARM BADGES A fine pair of chrome ranks stripes, both with brooch fixings to reverse.
SHALLOW WATER ARMY DIVER TRADE BADGE A fine cloth woven trade arm/ sleave badge, yellow on khaki. Known as the shark wrestler's badge and worn by army personnel trained to dive to a depth of 30ft. Reference Edwards and Langley page 102
SHERWOOD FORESTERS (Notts & Derby) WW2 PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good scarce plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Slightly twisted otherwise Gc.
SHOEBURYNESS GARRISON FORMATION SIGN Embroidered example of the yellow on blue howitzer gun worn at the Garrison. During the Crimean War, highlighted the need for a dedicated School of Gunnery for the Royal Artillery to standardise training with the new weaponry. The new School was established at Shoebury in 1859, in a greatly enlarged area of 200 acres, extending to Ness Road.
SHOEBURYNESS GARRISON FORMATION SIGN Embroidered example of the yellow on blue howitzer gun worn at the Garrison. One very small moth hole near rear of howitzer. facing left. During the Crimean War, highlighted the need for a dedicated School of Gunnery for the Royal Artillery to standardise training with the new weaponry. The new School was established at Shoebury in 1859, in a greatly enlarged area of 200 acres, extending to Ness Road.
SHREWSBURY SCHOOL OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce bronze metal Officers Training Corps cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2682 page 217
SHROPSHIRE YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE First raised in 1795, which served as a cavalry and dismounted infantry regiment in the First World War and as a cavalry and an artillery regiment in the Second World War. It was then amalgamated with the Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery. A good die stamped brass example with slider to the reverse.
SHROPSHIRE YEOMANRY OR's CAP BADGE First raised in 1795, which served as a cavalry and dismounted infantry regiment in the First World War and as a cavalry and an artillery regiment in the Second World War. It was then amalgamated with the Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery. A good die stamped brass example with slider to the reverse.
SIGNALER TRADE / PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A fine brass signaler trade badge, with four loops to reverse.
SINGAPORE BASE ENGINEER GROUP FORMATION SIGN A worn printed example of the yellow lion and castle on R.E. colours worn by Engineer Base Group Singapore.
SMALL ARMS SCHOOL CORPS ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine silver anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker J R Gaunt London. Reference K & K 2 item 2141 page 95
SNIPER TRADE PROFICIENCY ARM BADGE A fine mint woven "S" over crossed rifles trade arm badge, Sniper. Small 60 mm x 55 mm.
SOLIHULL GRAMMAR SCHOOL [WARWICKSHIRE] CCF CAP BADGE A fine scarce CCF Combined Cadet Force. Officers Training Corps gun metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine all green field service cap with gold piping to crown. Cairo made, with white metal cap badge and general service buttons to front.
SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY [PRINCE ALBERTS] OFFICERS BULLION [PAIR] FACING COLLAR BADGES A fine facing pair of Officers bullion collar badges. 1st Battalion spent the whole of the First World War (1914-18) on the Western Front, while 2nd Battalion was in India. The regiment raised a regular 3rd Battalion during the conflict, as well as eight Territorial, four New Army and two home service battalions. These fought in Iraq, Egypt, Burma and Ireland as well as on the Western Front. In 1919 1st Battalion began four years in Ireland, while 2nd Battalion fought during the Third Afghan War (1919). 2nd Battalion left India in 1926, moving to the Sudan for a year before spending the rest of the inter-war period in England. 1st Battalion spent the late 1920s in Egypt and Hong Kong before moving to India in 1930, where it was based for the next 18 years. 2nd Battalion moved to Gibraltar in 1939, remaining there until it joined the Allied force in Tunisia in December 1943. From November 1942 to April 1944 1st Battalion operated in Burma. 2nd Battalion spent the whole of 1944 in Italy, before peacekeeping in Greece (1945-46) and occupation duties in Austria (1947). All told, the regiment raised ten battalions during the Second World War (1939-45). The 4th and 7th Battalions landed in Normandy two weeks after D-Day (6 June 1944) and fought their way through France and the Low Countries with the 43rd (Wessex) Division. On 28 February 1948, 1st Battalion embarked at Bombay, making it the last British military unit to leave India. Later that year the regiment’s two battalions merged. In 1952 the regiment deployed for a three-year tour during the Malayan Emergency (1948-60). Service on Cyprus in 1955 followed. In 1957 the regiment was on garrison duty in Germany and two years later it merged with The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry to form The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.
SOUTH AFRICA INSTRUCTIONAL CORPS CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the South African Instructional Corps, with 2 loops to the reverse. Owen Ref No 876 £12
SOUTH AFRICAN 6th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN. A fine felt formation sign. Dark green / black triangle with a smaller yellow triangle to centre.
SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE WW2 CAP BADGE A fine post 1926 die stamped gilding metal example, with two loops to reverse. Reference Owen 1533
SOUTH AFRICAN DUKE OF EDINBURGHS OWN RIFLES CAP BADGE A good die stamped white metal example, with two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS A good scarce die stamped brass / bronze cap badge worn circa 1922-26. Two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN KAFFRARIAN RIFLES COLLAR BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass collar badge. Two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN KAFFRARIAN RIFLES VICTORIAN OFFICERS GLENGARRY BADGE An excellent die stamped white metal example with two loops to reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL CORPS CAP BADGE A brass King's crown cap badge for the South African Medical Corps. In good condition complete with slider.
SOUTH AFRICAN NATAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two long threaded studs to reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN ORDNACE CORPS CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN ORDNANCE CORPS CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the South African Ordnance Corps. With 2 loops to the reverse. Owen Ref No 1202
SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS & HARBOURS BRIGADE SET WW2 Bronzed cap badge, pair collar badges & pair of shoulder titles. All with loops to reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN REGIMENT PRESEDENT STEYN CAP BADGE A good large pattern die stamped brass example worn circa 1935-64. Slider to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN SCOTTISH SCHOOL CADETS OFFICER BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent cast bronze example worn 1916-24, with two blade fixings to reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN UMVOTI MOUNTED RIFLES CAP BADGE Good scarce die cast brass example with two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH AFRICAN [Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles] CAP BADGE A good post 1922 die stamped brass example, with two loops to the reverse. Owen 26
SOUTH EAST COMMAND 1st INFANTRY DIVISION A fine scarce formation combination.
SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine unused woven cloth formation sign. Formed in wartime from Aldershot Command and those parts of Eastern Command which lay south of the Thames. HQ was near Reigate. It ceased to exist at the end of 1944, its area being split between Eastern and Southern Commands WW2 British Army South East Command divisional sign.
SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine painted formation sign. Formed in WW2 wartime from Aldershot Command and those parts of Eastern Command which lay south of the Thames. HQ was near Reigate. It ceased to exist at the end of 1944, its area being split between Eastern and Southern Commands. 55 mm dia large version. WW2 British Army South East Command divisional sign.
SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine unused painted on khaki formation sign. Formed in WW2 wartime from Aldershot Command and those parts of Eastern Command which lay south of the Thames. HQ was near Reigate. It ceased to exist at the end of 1944, its area being split between Eastern and Southern Commands. 40 mm dia smaller version. WW2 British Army South East Command divisional sign.
SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A fine unused painted on khaki formation sign. Formed in WW2 wartime from Aldershot Command and those parts of Eastern Command which lay south of the Thames. HQ was near Reigate. It ceased to exist at the end of 1944, its area being split between Eastern and Southern Commands. WW2 British Army South East Command divisional sign.
SOUTH IRISH HORSE The South Irish Horse was a Special Reserve cavalry regiment of the British Army. Formed on 2 January 1902 as the South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry. It was renamed as the South Irish Horse from 7 July 1908 and transferred to the Special Reserve (Cavalry). After fighting in the Great War the unit was disbanded in 1922 following the implementation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Ref KK Vol1 item 1505 page 363
SOUTH IRISH HORSE CAP BADGE A brass cap badge to the South Irish Horse, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 1505 page 363
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce South Lancashire Regiment Officer’s silvered and gilt cap badge. Fine die-cast example. J.R. Gaunt London Loops VGC
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of Silver / Gilt Officers Cap badges, both with two loops to reverse.
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped bi-metal example to the Prince of Wales's Volunteers, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 652 page 189
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT [PRINCE OF WALES OWN VOLUNTEERS] OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of die cast Officers bronze collar badges, both with two loops to reverse and makers mark J R Gaunt London. Reference Churchill item 1127 page 179
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT [PRINCE OF WALES OWN VOLUNTEERS] OFFICERS SILVER / GILT BERET BADGE An excellent Officers beret badge to the South Lancashire Regt, with two loops to reverse and heavy red felt glued to reverse.
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT [PRINCE OF WALES OWN VOLUNTEERS] OFFICERS SILVER / GILT FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE An excellent Officers Field service / beret badge to the South Lancashire Regt, with two loops to reverse and heavy red felt glued to reverse.
SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT [Prince of Wales Volunteers] COLLAR BADGE A good die cast bi-metal collar badge, with two loops to the reverse.
SOUTH LANCASHIRE VICTORIAN GLENGARRY BADGE A fine two part glengarry badge, with loops and baking plate & sticky tape residue to reverse. Black felt or velvet to centre, with white metal Sphinx.
SOUTH MIDDLESEX RIFLE VOLUNTEERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE. A fine bronzed Victorian helmet plate, with three loops to reverse.
SOUTH NOTTINGHAM HUSSARS WW1 SHOULDER TITLES [PAIR] A fine pair of all brass shoulder titles with two loop fixings to reverse of each.
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A die stamped bronzed cap badge to the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. With 2 loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 1432 page 147
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine die stamped white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference KK 1 item 1432 page 357
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine die stamped white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1432 page 357
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine die stamped gilding metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1432 page 357
SOUTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HUSSARS CAP BADGE A fine die stamped uncleaned white metal example with slider to reverse. Reference K & K 1 item 1432 page 357
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference K K Vol 1 item 649 page 189
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE A good post 1901 die stamped bi-metal example. Slider to the reverse.
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT E11R CAP BADGE A good scarce post 1953 die stamped bi-metal example. Slider to the reverse.
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine blue field service cap, with cap badge backing.
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICER OSD CAP BADGE A fine WW1 Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. The regiment was greatly expanded for the duration of WW1, with 18 battalions serving on the Western Front, in Italy, Gallipoli and Egypt. Ten representative battle honours were chosen for display on the regiment's colours.
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICER OSD CAP BADGE A fine WW1 Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. The regiment was greatly expanded for the duration of WW1, with 18 battalions serving on the Western Front, in Italy, Gallipoli and Egypt. Ten representative battle honours were chosen for display on the regiment's colours.
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine silver & Gilt Officers cap badge with two loops & fixing rivets to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 649 page 189
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS BLAZER BADGE A fine woven blazer badge.
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce WW2 moulded light bronze plastic example, with two blades to the reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2226 page 113
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine cast silver, or plated not hall marked Officers smaller field service cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. Reference smaller version K & K Vol 1 item 624 page 185 Size 35 mm Dia. The South Wales Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for 280 years. It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot, in 1689, but was not called the South Wales Borderers until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The regiment served in a great many conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Second Boer War, and World War I and World War II. In 1969 the regiment was amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales, which later amalgamated with the Royal Welch Fusiliers into a new large regiment, known today as the Royal Welsh. As the name suggests, the regiment recruited primarily from South Wales.
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS ORs CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge with slider to reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 625 page 185
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS ORs CAP BADGE A fine die stamped bi metal cap bade with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 625 page 185
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS WW1 ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 625 page 185
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine gold anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker J R Gaunt Birmingham. Reference K & K 2 item 2492 page 187
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY OTC ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised cap badge with slider to reverse and maker Firmin. Reference K & K 2 item 2492 page 187
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silver/Gilt Special Air Service Officer’s SAS cap badge. Die-cast silvered dagger, two part construction. “Who Dares Wins” scroll in gilt. Long loops Designed by Cpl. Tait, MM. Approved by David Stirling and General Auchinleck.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silver/Gilt Special Air Service Officer’s SAS cap badge. Die-cast silvered dagger, two part construction. “Who Dares Wins” scroll in gilt. Long loops Designed by Cpl. Tait, MM. Approved by David Stirling and General Auchinleck.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine scarce Silver/Gilt Special Air Service Officer’s SAS cap badge. Die-cast silvered dagger, two part construction. “Who Dares Wins” scroll in gilt. Long loops Designed by Cpl. Tait, MM. Approved by David Stirling and General Auchinleck.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE [SAS] PAIR OF SHOULDER TITLES A scarce pair of shoulder titles, light blue on maroon. 135 mm x 22 mm. The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, hostage rescue and human intelligence gathering.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE [SAS] QUALIFICATION PARACHUTE WING BADGE A fine 'Sabre' Parachute Wings (worn upper right arm)woven. S A S qualification badge of a pair of feathered wings, white line across the top, upper part dark blue, lower light blue, in the centre a parachute, all on a black backing. The wing shape is said to be based on the ancient hieroglyph for Ra, the Egyptian solar deity, seen on a frieze in a Cairo hotel by Jock Lewes, designer of the badge. The light and dark blue colours were in the original hieroglyph but had an additional significance as Lewes had rowed for Oxford and another founder member of the unit, Lt. Langton, had rowed for Cambridge. The badge was worn at the top of the right arm by all qualified parachutists of the Regiment but on the left breast above any medals by anyone who had made an operational drop or participated in a conspicuous operation.
SPECIAL AIR SERVICE [SAS] WW2 BERET BADGE A fine scarce woven WW2 beret badge. The Special Air Service began life in July 1941 from an unorthodox idea and plan by a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards David Stirling, who was serving with No. 8 (Guards) Commando. His idea was for small teams of parachute trained soldiers to operate behind enemy lines to gain intelligence, destroy enemy aircraft and attack their supply and reinforcement routes.
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT [SRR] BULLION CAP BADGE Insignia, Special Reconnaissance Regiment. Enlisted personnel. Corinthian Mask with sword through, silver and gold bullion hand embroidered on navy. The Special Reconnaissance Regiment, or SRR, is a special reconnaissance unit of the British Army. It was established on 6 April 2005 and is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) under the command of Director Special Forces, alongside the Special Air Service (SAS), Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). The regiment conducts a wide range of classified activities related to covert surveillance and reconnaissance. The SRR draws its personnel from existing units and can recruit volunteers from any serving male or female member of the British Armed Forces.
ST BEES [CUMBERLAND] SCHOOL C.C.F CAP BADGE. A fine gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Slightly rubbed, see photo. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2664 page 215, but with CCF instead of OTC.
ST BRENDANS COLLEGE C.C.F CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2665 page 215
ST DUNSTAN COLLEGE [CATFORD] OTC CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal Officers training corps cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
ST DUNSTANS COLLEGE [CATFORD] CCF ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised example with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2668 page 215
ST DUNSTANS COLLEGE [CATFORD] OTC CAP BADGE A fine gilding metal die cast example with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2668 page 215
ST EDMUNDS SCHOOL [CANTERBURY] OTC CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast brass Officer Training Corps cap badge, with two loops to the reverse. Reference K & K 2 item 2669 page 215
ST EDWARDS SCHOOL [OXFORD] OTC CAP BADGE A fine scarce gilding metal cap badge, with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2671 page 215.
ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE RAMSGATE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine OTC bronze cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2676 page 217
ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE RAMSGATE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE A fine OTC bronze cap badge, with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2676 page 217
ST PETERS SCHOOL [YORK] CCF CAP BADGE A fine combined cadet force cap badge, in gilding metal, with two loops to reverse. Spring of 1903 a miniature rifle range (Morris Tube) was opened at the School. It was hoped this would lead to the formation of a Cadet Corps (Officers’ Training Corps or O.T.C.), and this was eventually founded by the Head Master S.M. Toyne, in 1913, shortly before the beginning of the First World War. In 1941 the O.T.C was superseded by the Junior Training Corps (J.T.C.) and this in turn was reborn as the CCF (Combined Cadet Force) in 1948.
STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Officers cap badge, with slider to reverse. Has cloth glued to reverse.
STAFFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY E11R [QUEENS OWN ROYAL REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine die struck E11R white metal cap badge , with slider to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 2307 page 131
STAFFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY [HUSSARS] VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian Cap badge in gilding metal, two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1412 page 355
STAFFORSHIRE REGIMENT ANODISED CAP BADGE A silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Staffordshire Regiment.With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt Bham. Reference K& K 2 item 2050
STOWE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine bronzed brass [Buckinghamshire] shoulder title with four loops to reverse. Reference Westlake 1789
STOWE OTC OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass [Buckinghamshire] shoulder title with four loops to reverse. Reference Westlake 1789
STOWE SCHOOL BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ANODISED CAP BADGE A fine anodised Officers Training Corps cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
SUFFOLK & CAMBRIDGE TERRITORIALS STAYBRIGHT CAP BADGE An anodised cap badge to the Suffolk & Cambridge Territorials.With a clipped slider to the reverse & makers mark Firmin London. KK 2379
SUFFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Victorian example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 603 page 183
SUFFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE A Victorian example with two loops to reverse. Reference KK Vol1 item 603 page 183
SUFFOLK REGIMENT FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine field service cap with bi metal cap badge & general service buttons. No moth. Dark blue crown, flap & body, with a yellow peak.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT Officer's OSD CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast bronze Officer's Service Dress cap badge, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 605 page 55
SUFFOLK REGIMENT OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE A good scarce die cast bronze Officer's Service Dress cap badge, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 2 item 605 page 55
SUFFOLK REGIMENT OFFICERS VICTORIAN CAP BADGE An excellent Victorian silver [no hallmark] Officers cap badge.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT OR`s WW1 CAP BADGE A good scarce die stamped bi-metal example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 604 page 183
SUFFOLK REGIMENT PLASTIC ECONOMY ISSUE CAP BADGE A fine scarce plastic economy issue cap badge with two blade fixings to reverse.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT SWEETHEART WW1 White faced Enamel Sweetheart brooch. Vgc
SUFFOLK REGIMENT SWEETHEART A fine enamel sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT SWEETHEART A fine enamel Sweet Heart brooch to The Suffolk Regiment.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT SWEETHEART SILVER & ENAMEL BROOCH A fine silver & enamel pin sweetheart with brooch fixing to reverse.
SUFFOLK REGIMENT WW2 SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven slip on shoulder title, with velcro to reverse.
SUFFOLK WW2 PRINTED SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW2 shoulder title, white on red. Some glue residue to reverse.
SURREY YEOMANRY [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A pair of woven cloth shoulder titles. 1901 the Regiment was bestowed with the title Princess of Wales's, this was changed to Queen Mary's when George V became the King. In WW1 they served in Salonika with major offences to end the war in the Balkans. Seeing Action in Both World Wars. Between the wars: In February 1920 The Surrey Yeomanry was reformed as an Army Troops unit within Eastern Command. However, the post-war reorganisations of the Territorials made most of its Yeomanry Cavalry Regiments surplus to requirements and in early 1922 it was announced that the Surrey Yeomanry would convert to Royal Field Artillery. 98th (Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry, Queen Mary’s) Army Field Brigade, Royal Artillery. This regiment was formed by the conversion and amalgamation of the Sussex Yeomanry, and the of the Surrey Yeomanry, Queen Mary’s Regiment in 1922.
SURREY YEOMANRY [QMR] SHOULDER TITLE A fine woven Queen Marys Regiment cloth shoulder title, yellow on blue.
SURREY YEOMANRY [QUEEN MARYS REGIMENT] CAP BADGE A fine Kings crown brass cap badge, with slider to reverse. The cypher of Queen Mary to the centre of a crowned Garter Strap,above double scrolls bearing the full regimental titles. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1473 page 361.
SUSSEX & SURREY DISTRICT SOUTH EAST COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A painted Wolf's Head in a pale green oval. As part of South-Eastern Command this District was associated with the Canadian "Wolf-Force" part of the 1st.Canadian Corps based in the area. Headquarters at Haywards Heath. Ref Cole page 102
SUSSEX & SURREY DISTRICT SOUTH EAST COMMAND FORMATION SIGN A painted Wolf's Head in a pale green oval. As part of South-Eastern Command this District was associated with the Canadian "Wolf-Force" part of the 1st.Canadian Corps based in the area. Headquarters at Haywards Heath. Ref Cole page 102
SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICER SILVER & ENAMEL CAP BADGE An excellent Officers silver & enamel cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICER SILVER & ENAMEL CAP BADGE An excellent Officers silver & enamel cap badge, with two long loops to reverse.
SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICER SILVER & ENAMEL CAP BADGE An excellent Officers silver & enamel cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. J R Gaunt & Son, Sterling marked to reverse. Uncleaned but in excellent condition.
SUSSEX REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine WW1 horse shoe type brass shoulder title, with two loops to reverse. Makers stamp J R Gaunt London on reverse.
SUSSEX VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS [VTC] PAIR WW1 SHOULDER TITLES A fine scarce pair of brass shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 69 item 1090
SUSSEX VTC CAP BADGE A bronzed metal cap badge to the Sussex VTC, with two loops to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1681 page 407
T / 1 MONMOUTHSHIRE [WELSH] SHOULDER TITLE CIRCA 1908 - 1920 A fine blackened brass metal territorial Shoulder title, with three loops to reverse.
T / 1 MONMOUTHSHIRE [WELSH] SHOULDER TITLE CIRCA 1908 - 1920 A fine brass metal territorial Shoulder title, with three loops to reverse.
T / 4 BORDER REGT SHOULDER TITLE A fine Territorial brass one piece shoulder title, with three loop fixings to reverse.
T / 4 WILTS WILTSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass, one piece Territorial shoulder title, with three hex type fixings to reverse.
T / 5 GORDON HIGHLANDERS SHOULDER [PAIR] TITLES A fine pair of brass metal 5th Territorial Battalion shoulder titles, both with backing plate & three loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 87 item 1381
T / 5 NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGT SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass, one piece shoulder title, with three loop fixings to reverse.
T / 6 NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass, one piece Territorial shoulder title, with three loop fixings to reverse.
T / OTC / INNS of COURT SHOULDER TITLES A good pair of scarce blackened brass Officer's Training Corps shoulder titles. Three loops to the reverse.Reference Westlake 1566 plate 100.
T / RE / KENT WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A good Territorial Royal Engineers Kent brass example, with three loops to the reverse.
T / RFA / E.LANCASHIRE SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce brass shoulder title to the Territorial Royal Artillery, East Lancashire. Three loops to the reverse. Reference Westlake item 620 plate 37
T / RFA SUSSEX ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce Territorial Royal Field Artillery brass example, with three lugs to reverse.
T 2 MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine Territorial shoulder title in brass, with two of the three loops to reverse.
T 28 LONDON SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass Artist Rifles shoulder title, with three loops & backing plate to reverse.
T 4 BORDER REGIMENT PRE WW1 SHOULDER TITLE A scarce white metal pre WW1 Territorial shoulder title with three loops to reverse.
T 4 NORFOLK SHOULDER TITLE A good scarce WW1 brass metal Territorial title with three loops to reverse.
T 4 NORTH LANCASHIRE A brass shoulder title of the 4th. Territorial Battalion of the North Lancashire Regiment, with three lugs to reverse.
T 5 NORTH STAFFORD STAFFORDSHIRE SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with three loops to reverse.
T 5 QUEENS SHOULDER TITLE A fine all brass shoulder title, with three hex fixings to reverse.
T 9 MANCHESTER UNVOIDED SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce unvoided 9th Territorial Battalion brass shoulder title, with three loops to reverse. Reference R A Westlake Plate 83 item 1313 but solid and unvoided.
T CITY OF LONDON [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of brass Territorial shoulder titles, with backing plates and two loops to reverse of each.
T R E HANTS SHOULDER TITLES [Pair] A pair of excellent Territorial Royal Engineers Hampshire Regiment, shoulder titles, with three loops to the reverse and backing plates to each.
T R F A WEST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A fine all bras example with three loops to reverse
T RFA EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLE A brass T RFA East Lancashire Shoulder Title, with three lugs to reverse.
T RFA HANTS [HAMPSHIRE] SHOULDER TITLE A fine unusual Indian made cast brass shoulder title, with three loops to reverse. Reference Westlake plate 39 item 644
T RFA LONDON SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass shoulder title, with backing plate and three fixings to reverse.
T RFA WEST LANCASHIRE SHOULDER TITLE A fine brass Territorial Royal Field Artillery shoulder title, with three loops to reverse. RFA units of the regular army As with all elements of the regular army, these units were, after being mobilised in August 1914, manned by a mixture of serving regulars, army and Special Reservists. From around October 1914 they began to be supplemented by wartime recruits and by the war's end the majority of the complement of most regular units were not career soldiers. In general the regular RFA units were under command of the regular Divisions, until from late 1915 they were increasingly mixed into the New Army Divisions RFA units of the Territorial Force In general the TF artillery units were under command of the TF Divisions although some were sent overseas early to supplement the firepower of regular Divisions.
TANK CORP White metal cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Scarce white metal king's crown cap badge. A WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel with the motto," Fear Naught" to the lower scroll. Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1923
TANK CORPS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine WW1 Tank Corps Arm badge, with two loops to reverse.
TANK CORPS ARM / SLEEVE BADGE A fine Tank Corps brass arm badge, with two loops to reverse.
TANK CORPS BRONZE SWEETHEART BUTTON HOLE. A very unusual bronze sweetheart button hole, with stripes. Patient maker & number to reverse.
TANK CORPS CAP BADGE A fine brass king's crown cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. A WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,with scrolls above and below bearing the title. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1156 page 294
TANK CORPS CAP BADGE & [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGE SET A fine white metal cap badge and two facing collar badges, all with two loop fixings to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1923 page 17
TANK CORPS E11R OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine E11R Officers frosted/Silvered cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
TANK CORPS E11R OR's CAP / BERET BADGE A fine scarce white metal E11R beret badge with slider to reverse
TANK CORPS E11R OR's CAP / BERET BADGE A fine early post 1953 beret badge, with two loop fixings to reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps". reference KK Vol 1 item 1156 page 294. Item has a J & Co makers mark to the reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps". reference KK Vol 1 item 1156 page 294.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps". reference KK Vol 1 item 1156 page 294. Item has a J & Co makers mark to the reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce [OSD] officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps". Maker J R Gaunt London to reverse. reference KK Vol 1 item 1156 page 294.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE CAP BADGE An excellent scarce officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps". reference K K Vol 1 item 1156 page 294. Item has a J & Co makers mark to the reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS BRONZE COLLAR BADGES An excellent pair of Officers Bronze collar badges with two loops to reverse. Maker JR Gaunt London to reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES A fine facing but not identical pair Officers Silver/Gilt collar badges. Both with two loops to reverse. One has J R Gaunt London and the other has J & Co to reverse. One also has the Gilt a little cleaner.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS E11R CAP BADGE A fine frosted silver Officers cap badge, with two loops and a backing plate to reverse.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS E11R [FACING PAIR] COLLAR BADGES A fine pair of E11R Silver/Gilt collar badges, two part construction with two loops to reverse of each.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS S/GILT CAP BADGE A fine scarce silver & gilt Officers cap badge, with J R Gaunt & Son London and two loop fixings to reverse. Tank secured through holes where the loops are.
TANK CORPS OFFICERS S/GILT CAP BADGE A fine scarce silver & gilt Officers cap badge, with J R Gaunt & Son London and two loop fixings to reverse. Tank secured through holes.
TANK CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine small Gilt & enamel sweetheart brooch. 24 mm x 20mm
TANK CORPS SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine small sweetheart brooch 25 mm x 20 mm
TANK CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE A good die stamped brass example. Two lugs to the reverse. The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War.[1] Today it is an armoured regiment of the British Army. Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps.
TANK CORPS WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent scarce light bronze / brass moulded plastic economy issue cap badge, with two blades to reverse. Makers stamp Stanley & Sons , Walsall.
TANK CREW WW2 ARM BADGE A nice embroidered white tank [depicting a WWI Pattern tank] on Khaki back ground.
TANK CREW WW2 ARM BADGE Woven cloth tank crew sleeve badge depicting a WWI Pattern tank, on khaki background.
TANK CREW WW2 ARM BADGE A nice embroidered white tank [depicting a WWI Pattern tank] on Khaki back ground.
TERRITORIAL ARTILLERY FORAGE CAP BADGE GENERAL PATTERN 1902-1908 A fine scarce white metal example with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 844 page 227
TERRITORIAL HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY NCO`s CAP BADGE A fine uncleaned bi metal grenade, die stamped two part cap badge, with two loops and fixing bolt to reverse. White metal grenade, & brass writing.
TERRITORIAL HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal Warrant Officers or Sergeant cap badge, with slider and fixing tangs to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1764 page 423
TERRITORIAL HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OR`s CAP BADGE A fine all brass grenade other ranks cap badge, with slider to revers.
TERRITORIAL HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OR`s CAP BADGE A fine vintage die stamped white metal flaming grenade with "HAC" to the ball. Slider to the reverse.
THE 5th [ROYAL IRISH] LANCERS CAP BADGE & COLLAR [FACING PAIR] BADGE SET. A fine bi metal cap badge, with blow holes filled with solder [ see photos] and two loops to reverse. Two facing brass collar badges, both with Victorian Crowns and two loops to reverse. Reference cap badge K & K Vol 1 item 757 page 211. The regiment was originally formed in 1689 as James Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons. Disbanded in 1799 before being reformed in 1858, keeping its old number and title, but losing precedence, being ranked after the 17th Lancers. It was immediately converted into a lancer regiment and titled 5th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoons (Lancers). In 1861, it was renamed the 5th (or Royal Irish) Lancers and then the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. The regiment served in India and a section served in Egypt in 1885, taking part in the battles at Suakin. It served with distinction in the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902, gaining battle honours at Battle of Elandslaagte and The Defence of Ladysmith. The regiment then returned to England where it stayed until the outbreak of World War I, when it became part of the British Expeditionary Force, sailing from Dublin to France in August 1914, and saw action continually from 1914 to 1918 in some of the war's bloodiest battles. During the battle of Bourlon Wood George William Burdett Clare received the Victoria Cross posthumously. The 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers won a total of 20 battle honours during the Great War. The 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers also has the grim honour of being the regiment of the last British soldier to die in the Great War, killed by a sniper as the regiment advanced into Mons a short time before the armistice came into effect. The regiment was renamed 5th Royal Irish Lancers and disbanded in 1921, but a squadron was reconstituted in 1922 and immediately amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to become the 16th/5th Lancers (later the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers). In 1993, this regiment was amalgamated with the 17th/21st Lancers to form the Queen's Royal Lancers.
THE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY [Earl of Carrick`s Own] Formed as cavalry after the Great War, it was converted in 1940 to two regiments of Artillery. This is the version with the small lettering of the word "of" between 'Earl' and ' Carrick'. slider to reverse. Reference K&K (Vol2) No 2299
THE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY [Earl of Carrick`s Own] Formed as cavalry after the Great War, it was converted in 1940 to two regiments of Artillery. This is the version with the small lettering of the word "of" between 'Earl' and ' Carrick'. slider to reverse. Reference K&K (Vol 2) No 2299 page 127
THE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY [Earl of Carrick`s Own] Formed as cavalry after the Great War, it was converted in 1940 to two regiments of Artillery. Slider to reverse.
THE BLUES & ROYALS BULLION CAP BADGE A fine E11R bullion cap badge
THE BORDER REGIMENT VICTORIAN CAP BADGE A fine scarce Victorian white metal cap badge with two loop fixings to the reverse. Red felt to centre missing. Reference KK Vol 1 item 643 page 187
THE BORDER REGIMENT WW2 ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGE An excellent scarce WW2 plastic cap badge, with two blades and maker details for Stanley Walsall to the reverse.
THE BOYS BRIGADE CAP BADGE A large Boys Brigade badge with two loop fixings to reverse. The Boys' Brigade (BB) is an interdenominational Christian youth organisation, conceived by Sir William Alexander Smith to combine drill and fun activities with Christian values.Following its inception in Glasgow in 1883, the BB quickly spread across the United Kingdom and became a worldwide organisation by the early 1890s. As of 2003, there were 500,000 Boys' Brigade members in 60 countries.
THE BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine enamel pin sweetheart brooch
THE BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT SWEETHEART BROOCH A fine sterling Silver & enamel Sweetheart brooch. 30 mm x 25 mm.
THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES PIPERS GLENGARRY BADGE A fine white metal pipers badge, with three loops to reverse. Unusual with I believe the Douglas Tartan backing. Tartan square is 90 mm x 90 mm The Cameronians did not wear tartan until 1881 when, in common with other Lowland regiments, they adopted the Government, or Black Watch, tartan. It was only in 1891 that the regiment was authorised to wear the Douglas tartan, which was taken into use the following year. The use of the Douglas tartan reflects the origins of the 26th Cameronian Regiment. In 1881, when the regiment was designated a rifle regiment, the officers and men were clothed in the distinctive Rifle Green cloth with bands of black thistle lace on the shako and black cords. The pipers of the regiment also wore the Douglas tartan.
THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT A good [ a little rubbed] post 1922 die stamped bi metal cap badge with slider to the reverse. The 22nd Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. The regiment was expanded in 1881 as part of the Childers reforms by the linking of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot and the militia and rifle volunteers of Cheshire. Ref KK Vol 2 item 1987 page 55
THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS A Bi metal post 1953 cap badge to the Royal Engineers. Maker Buttons Birmingham, with a slider to the reverse. Cypher of Queen Elizabeth 2 and with a St Edward`s crown KK Vol 2 1942.
THE DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS VICTORIAN HELMET PLATE Silver & gilt Officers Helmet plate.Excellent Condition. The Castle of Exeter, with scroll inscribed Semper Fidelis in silver on black velvet background. On the universal scroll The Devonshire Regiment. Reference KK Vol 1 item 225 page 123. But this is the later version with just Regt.
THE DUKE OF LANCASTER'S OWN YEOMANRY CAP BADGE Brass badge with slider to reverse. Ref K&K Vol 1 item 1428 page 357
THE DUKE OF LANCASTER'S OWN YEOMANRY CAP BADGE A rose within a wreath, laurel on left, Oak on right. On the wreath, scrolls inscribed Duke of Lancaster`s Own. all brass / gilding metal badge with slider to reverse. Ref K&K Vol1 1428 page 357
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTONS REGIMENT [WEST RIDING] OFFICERS CAP BADGE A fine post WW2 Silver/Gilt Officers cap badge, with two long loops to reverse. The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army. Nicknamed the "Dukes" The Second World War was declared on 3 September 1939, and the 1st Battalion was immediately sent to France as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division of 1st Corps of the BEF. During the retreat to Dunkirk, the 'Dukes' formed part of the rearguard. The 'Dukes' fought in the North African Campaign, fighting with distinction in a number of actions and gaining several Battle Honours, as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. They fought at the Battle of Medjez Plain and the Battle of Banana Ridge and in the Battle of Djebel bou Aoukaz. The Bou was a ridge dominating the Medjez el Bab to Tunis road. The 'Dukes' also fought in the Italian Campaign. They took part in the Anzio Campaign, in an attempt to outflank the Gustav Line and force a German retreat from Monte Cassino. The 'Dukes' fought with distinction at the Battle of Monte Ceco in October 1944 where Captain Arthur Burns was awarded a DSO and Private Richard Henry Burton of the 1st Battalion was awarded a Victoria Cross for his courageous action in the battle. In December 2004, as part of the re-organisation of the infantry, it was announced that the Duke of Wellington's Regiment would be amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Green Howards', all Yorkshire-based regiments in the King's Division, to form the Yorkshire Regiment. The re-badging parade took place on 6 June 2006.
THE INNISKILLINGS [6th DRAGOONS] CAP & COLLAR BADGE [FACING PAIR] SET A fine bi metal cap badge, with two loops & blow holes to reverse. And two white metal facing collar badges, both with two loops to reverse. Cap badge Reference K & K Vol 1 item 758 page 211. The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 5th/6th Dragoons (later the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, then finally the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards) in 1922. One of their most notable battles was the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. They also fought with distinction at the Battle of Waterloo in the Charge of the Union Brigade and again during the Crimean War as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers at the Battle of Balaklava. World War I sounded the death knell for mounted cavalry as it became apparent that technology had moved forward with greater destructive power and made horsed cavalry redundant on the modern battlefield. The British Army reorganised and reduced its cavalry corps by disbanding or amalgamating many of its famous cavalry regiments in 1922 as part of the Geddes Reforms.
THE INNISKILLINGS [6th DRAGOONS] [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLES A fine pair of post 1920 scarce brass metal shoulder titles, both with two loops to reverse. Reference Westlake Plate 5.
THE KINGS BADGE [For loyal Service] BUTTON HOLE BADGE.