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ROYAL TANK CORPS OFFICERS 1924 BERET BADGEA very fine and rare example by JR Gaunt, London. Gilt crowned laurel sprays bearing scroll inscribed 'Fear Naught' across the lower portion. To the centre, a silver tank pointing to the reverse. VGC. Reference KK 1922
SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICER SILVER & ENAMEL CAP BADGEAn 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.
ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE OFFICERS CAP BADGE & COLLARSA 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.
Code: 53371Price: 95.00 GBP
OFFICERS ROYAL SCOTS GREYS [RSG] 2nd DRAGOONS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGEA 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.
Code: 53361Price: 140.00 GBP
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICER OSD CAP BADGEA 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.
Code: 53356Price: 45.00 GBP
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] OFFICERS BRONZEA fine Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings and maker J R Gaunt London to reverse.
Code: 53274Price: 35.00 GBP
ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION MACHINE GUN COMPANIES OFFICERS CAP BADGEA 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.
SECOND LIFE GUARDS OFFICERS CAP BADGEA fine enamel cap badge, with brooch fixing to reverse.
Code: 53251Price: 40.00 GBP
E11R HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICERS CAP BADGEA fine officers cap badge to the Household Cavalry, with two long loops to the reverse.
Code: 53247Price: 25.00 GBP
AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE [ATS] OFFICERS BRONZEFine 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
Code: 53241Price: 30.00 GBP
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