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WEST RIDING VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE
A fine Bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse.
Reference K&K Vol1 1688

Code: 53313Price: 65.00 GBP


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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.

Code: 53299Price: 40.00 GBP


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CHESHIRE VOLUNTEER REGIMENT WW1 VTC CAP BADGE
A fine scarce WW1 brass cap badge, with two loops to reverse.

Code: 53298Price: 40.00 GBP


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TYNESIDE IRISH [1914-1918] CAP BADGE
A fine brass cap badge, with two north south loops to reverse.

The Tyneside Irish Brigade was a British First World War infantry brigade of Kitchener's Army, raised in 1914. Officially numbered the 103rd (Tyneside Irish) Brigade, it contained four Pals battalions from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, largely made up of men of Irish extraction. (Another Newcastle brigade — the 102nd (Tyneside Scottish) — contained Tynesiders with Scottish connections).
Along with the 101st and 102nd Brigades, the Tyneside Irish made up the 34th Division which arrived in France in January 1916 and first saw action in the Battle of the Somme that year. On the first day on the Somme, the 34th Division attacked astride the Albert-Bapaume road at La Boisselle. The brigade's task was to follow up the main attack by the 101st and 102nd Brigades and advance on a line from Pozières to Contalmaison.

Code: 53295Price: 70.00 GBP


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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.

Code: 53286Price: 220.00 GBP


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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Code: 53279Price: 120.00 GBP


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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.

Code: 53243Price: 120.00 GBP

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