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2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Green Forage / Service Dress (SD)  Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Green Forage / Service Dress (SD) Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge

Rifle Regiments forage cap with brown leather inner welt, black patent leather peak and chinstrap. The peak has black embroidery to denote Field Officer. 2GR black horn buttons to side. Scarlet band and embroidered bullion cap badge (QEII crown) for the rank of full Colonel / Brigadier. Maker marked Herbert Johnson, new Bond Street. One moth nip to rim of front of cap top (see photo) and a slight split in black piping adjacent to the bullion badge otherwise in very good condition.

Worn by Colonel D.R. Wood, late 2GR 1972-73. Fairly unique and scarce.

Will only post to a UK address unless agreed first by email.

DRW 86

Code: 63188

SOLD


2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles)  Side Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Side Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge

A fine senior officer's side cap in rifle green with black piping and 2GR horn buttons to front of the peak. Maker's label Walter Barnard & Son, 9 Saville Row (London) W.1. Embroidered bullion and silk cap badge (QE2 crown) for full Colonel and Brigadiers. Worn by Colonel D.R. Wood, late 2GR 1972-73. In extremely good condition with little signs of wear. Fairly unique and scarce.

DRW 85

Code: 63187

SOLD


2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Forage /  SD Cap

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Forage / SD Cap

A superb Rifle Regiments' Officers Felt Forage / Service Dress Cap to the 2nd Gurkha Rifles. The felt cloth is unique to rifle regiments (other line regiments forage caps were made from Barathea cloth, a closely woven cloth with a slight diagonal weave appearance). To the centre is a large size boss badge for the 2GR bearing a silver plated PoW feathers. The cord boss is circa 3.3cm in diameter, and larger again than both the side cap and beret boss bobbles listed for sale below. Original black horn 2GR cap buttons to sides, black patent leather strap (some crazing). No moth or colour fade to boss badge. Hat is in great shape. Owner claims made by Walter Barnard & Son, 9 Saville Row, London (original branded brown paper bag, torn, accompanies the hat). The initials of the owner arepierced neatly into the inside leather welt "DRW". Worn by this officer from circa 1950s to 1972.

The property of a senior officer of the Regiment, who retired in 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer.

Please note the display head is not included in the sale.

Will only post to a UK address unless agreed first by email.

DRW 84

Code: 63186

SOLD


2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Gurkha Side Cap

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Gurkha Side Cap

This pattern of side cap or 'fore and aft' cap was worn only by officers of 2GR, from the early 1930s until 1994. Rifle Green with two original 2GR black horn buttons to front and an officer's corded boss badge with the PoW of the 2GR. The property of a senior officer of the Regiment, who retired in 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer.

The side cap boss badge has a fuller shape but is circa 2.5cm in diameter and smaller than the beret corded bobble listed below, which is 3cm in diameter. Some sun fade to the red of the boss cord and some old mildew stains to inside of liner otherwise in very good condition with no moth and all fittings and linings present.

Please note the display head is not included in the sale.

DRW 83

Code: 63185

115.00 GBP


2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Beret

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Beret

All Ranks Army Rifle Green beret issue made by British Fez Company, dated 1953. Fitted with an officer's cap badge with the beret pattern bobble / boss and the Prince of Wales's feathers of the 2GR in silver plate. The beret bobble is flatter and larger than the side cap boss badge at circa 3cm in diameter. The side cap boss badge has a fuller shape but is circa 2.5cm in diameter (see item listed above). In very good condition.

The property of the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd (KEO) Gurkha Rifles, 1968 - 1970. Retired 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer.

Please note the display head is not included in the sale.

DRW 82

Code: 63184

SOLD


Baseball Cap Simoor Rifles

Baseball Cap Simoor Rifles

All ranks issue, as issued to the 5th Battalion 8th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army. Worn c2000 until the present. In mint condition and unworn.

Please note the display head is not for sale.

DRW 81

Code: 63192

12.00 GBP


Sam Browne Brown Leather Belt and Shoulder Strap - White Metal Fittings

Sam Browne Brown Leather Belt and Shoulder Strap - White Metal Fittings

A high-quality Sam Browne belt in dark brown, as worn by officers of the 60th Rifles (KRRC) and 2nd Gurkha Rifles. Worn from the early 1930s onwards. In superb condition with no annotations or marks to the inside.

The property of a former senior officer of the 2nd (KE0) Gurkha Rifles.

DRW 80

Code: 63189

55.00 GBP


2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) All Ranks Stable Belt - Regimental Colours

2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) All Ranks Stable Belt - Regimental Colours

An All Ranks stable belt in unissued condition, not often encountered. Introduced in1965 and worn until 1994. Green central strip bordered with two red stripes and black coloured outer stripes.

Directly from a former officer of the regiment who was instrumental in both its design and introduction.

DRW 79

Code: 63190

SOLD


British Army Rifle Regiment Officers Canvas Web & Leather Sword Belt with Black Plastic Sword Slings

British Army Rifle Regiment Officers Canvas Web & Leather Sword Belt with Black Plastic Sword Slings

As worn by officers and warrant officers of the Rifles and previously by Rifle Regiments including the Gurkha Rifles regiments. One of the inside leather panels marked with the owners name "Wood".

It was worn below the No 1's (Rifle Green) and No 3 Dress (White Drill) Jackets to carry the rifle regiment pattern sword sheathed in a nickel plated scabbard.

In very good condition. Property of a former senior Gurkha officer.

Bodsworth "Service Dress 1902 to Present" Plate 143 refers.

DRW 79

Code: 63191

SOLD


Gurkha Felt Slouch Hat Queens Gurkha Signals

Gurkha Felt Slouch Hat Queens Gurkha Signals

A fine looking hat, with blue top line to the pagri band. Black patent leather chinstrap. The Leather welt on the inside is marked with the owners last four numbers 3368 QGS. Manufacturer's details stamped to inside on leather welt: Wilson & Stafford Ltd (size)6 7/8, and with a WD arrow and the date 1968. Complete with an other ranks bi-metal cap badge on loops (n-s) and backed with a 2.5 inch square of Grants tartan, the tartan wool heavily mothed. Hat is in super condition for age, retaining a good stiff shape and with only minor signs of service wear and some very minor moth graze. Tartan patch can easily be replaced.

Early slouch hats were relatively thin and went badly out of shape after getting wet. The Gurkha hat evolved to resolve this flimsiness problem by using two hats, one fitted snugly inside another, then steamed, and set (see edge of brim in photo). It makes a thicker and much more sturdy hat but this also makes it quite heavy!

Will only post to a UK address unless agreed first by email.

Bodsworth "Service Dress 1902 to Present" p299 refers.

Please note the display head is not for sale.

DRW 78

Code: 63194

75.00 GBP