In unissued condition. Only one available.
The first University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) was established in Aberdeen in 1967 and was still training 58 students when it was moved to Edinburgh in 2012. Their training vessel was HMS Archer.
The end of Aberdeen University Royal Naval Unit left a major port and huge swathe of coastline without a permanent naval presence.
Quite a few marks and scratches from service wear to brass, with two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse.
In excellent undamaged condition. Lugs all in good condition. Cap badge maker marked JR Gaunt B'ham.
This is a well made badge with some age to it. Gold bullion a little grubby but in good condition. It depicts a pelican in a circle on a padded black felt background. Hessian backing. Circa 4.5cm in diameter. Possibly worn on a cap or arm by a harbour pilot, harbour police or master or mercantile marine shipping line. Any information on identification welcome.
A stunning heavy quality helmet plate in mint condition with all three original loops to the reverse. An eight pointed star, the top most point displaced by a St Edward's Crown ( QEII pattern) with laurel wreath and scroll inscribed ""Gibraltar"" applied to the top and fouled anchor to the junction below. Within the wreath, a pierced strap inscribed ""Per Mare Per Terram"" on blue enamel ground. To the centre, a frosted silver plated globe in relief. Multiple piece construction. Circa 9cm tall. Sealed pattern 1954. Faultless.
K&K Vol No 2 No 2096 refers.
Quite large at circa 3.8cm in diameter, slightly foxed to front, but otherwise in very good condition, with original and functional pin.
The First World War took a terrible toll on merchantmen and warships: in one fortnight in 1917 many thousands of sailors and over 400,000 tons of shipping were lost. Many of those men had a family to support, and towards the end of the war many small charitable organisations were set up to support the injured and bereaved.
In the City of London, far-sighted ship-owners and officers realised that what was most needed was an umbrella organisation that could take a realistic overview of the need and direct resources to where they were needed. They set up a Fund for that purpose and His Majesty George V took a deep and immediate interest, giving both his name and an establishing donation of £5000 to the new organisation.
During subsequent conflicts, and in the intervening years of peace, King George's Fund continued to provide both immediate and long-term support to the casualties of war, and to others who have paid a high price for a life at sea.
Attractive item with no moth damage. No1 Dress Royal Navy.
Good example, by by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall, details to the reverse. complete with its two blades. Very good condition. Made from cellulose acetate. Sometimes incorrectly described as Bakelite. Scarce.
A simply stunning and scarce silver-plated and gilt cap badge for the Royal Marine Artillery Band with two original lug fastenings (east and west). Reverse embossed F&S (Firmin & Sons, bottom left of reverse of laurel wreath). With George V cypher mounted on the ball. Worn 1912 to 1923.
K&K Vol 1 No 1113 refers.
Finely detailed and dark toned but in very good condition with no damage to enamel, with original and fully functional pin and c clasp. Looks circa WW1 in design, and circa 3.5cm tall.
HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys' training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich (from 1899) and Shotley (from 1905). She remained in service at RNTE Shotley until October 1976.
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