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WW2 WOMENS LAND ARMY TIMBER CORPS CAP BADGEA rare original wartime period 'Women's Land Army Timber Corps beret badge', the reverse with maker's details "A Stanley & Sons Walsall. Very good condition, retaining original two blade fittings, no warping or distortion, an excellent example.
Code: 53655Price: 150.00 GBP
24th LANCER OFFICERS CAP BADGEGilt & 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.
Code: 52879Price: 80.00 GBP
MANCHESTER REGIMENT OFFICERS POST 1881 WAIST BELT CLASPA fine Silver/Gilt Officers waist belt clasp, with matching numbers.
Code: 53654Price: 190.00 GBP
COLDSTREAM GUARDS ALBERT SHAKO PLATE 1845 to 1855 PATTERNA fine very scarce short lived due to suitability, other ranks Prince Albert Shako plate in brass with 2 iron loops to reverse and two peice construction.
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 started with this pattern during the battle of Alma. But was found unsuitable for wear in engagements and the forage cap worn invariably by troops at Inkerman, 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.
Code: 53652Price: 400.00 GBP
LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP WW2 BERET BADGEA 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.
Code: 53653Price: 800.00 GBP
EAST KENT [BUFFS] REGIMENT OFFICERS HELMET PLATE 1901-1914A 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.
Code: 53651Price: 325.00 GBP
SOUTH MIDLAND DISTRICT FORMATION SIGNA printed yellow bell set on a dark blue shield.
The District covered the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and part of Gloucestershire, with HQ in Oxford. The bell was intended to associate the HQ with Oxford, representing 'Great Tom' of Christ Church. It is not clear when the District was disbanded but it does not appear in Cole 1953. Ref https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072416
Code: 53648Price: 32.00 GBP
ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLEDublin Fusiliers
A scarce brass shoulder title with two loops to reverse. Worn on the KD Jacket circa 1910. Ref Westlake 1432
Code: 53649Price: 47.00 GBP
ROYAL SCOTS GREYS OFFICERS COLLAR BADGEA fine sterling silver collar badge, with two silver loops to reverse.
Code: 53647Price: 35.00 GBP
4th VB VOLUNTEERS BATTALION NORFOLK REGIMENT GLENGARRY BADGE A fine w/metal Norfolk Regiment (4th Volunteer Battalion) Glengarry badge, Brittania to centre with Victorian crown and two of the original three loops to reverse.
Code: 53643Price: 120.00 GBP
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