King's crown and it has a nice early feel to it. Some minor signs of tarnish to edges of bullion but generally in very good condition. Circa 7.5cm wide and 6.5cm tall including black backing cloth.
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.
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.
According to May in the chapter on the "The Flying Services -The R.N.A.S." pp239/240:
"Officers' collar badges of the Talbot armoured car are known, as are slightly larger variants, in bronze and gilt of the Lanchester armoured car".
This is a gilding metal with an applied bronze finish, with two original loops to the reverse and depicts the Lanchester Armoured Car. Some wear to bronze finish and some twisting to the lugs but otherwise in very good condition. Right facing. Rare.
The Lanchester Armoured Car (nicknamed the Flying Fish) was used to equip three squadrons of the RNAS. Six vehicles were sent out to Lawrence of Arabia, but never made it as they were torpedoed on route. The design was unconventional as the engine was mounted alongside the driver, affording better armoured protection. There was a six wheeler version produced in the 1920s for the 11th Hussars, but its use was dropped completely by 1926. Some rated them superior to the Rolls Royce armoured car, especially its springing arrangements which afforded greater tyre economy.
A scarce cloth embroidered in red RNH with a red anchor on a black background, as worn by VAD detachments serving in Royal Naval Hospitals. A circular badge, circa 5.8cm in diameter. This pattern was worn in WW1 and WW2 only. Looking at the construction this I would say it was of WW2 vintage. In very good condition and scarce.
See "Rank & Rate" E.C. Coleman, p89
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.
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.
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