In very good condition with original slider and five sweat/braising holes to the reverse. This pattern worn from 1926. This is not the smaller beret pattern.
A good straight and stiff badge with sharp detail and two original lugs to the reverse (slight twisting from wear).
K&K Vol 1 No 901 refers.
Of two part riveted construction with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1958 - 1968 only.
Comm StWi (40)
A padded khaki coloured linen cloth holland badge backing, padded and pierced for a slider, looking for a South Staffordshire Regiment Cap Badge for a long and stable relationship!
In worn condition with the outline of the badge sought clearly visible.
The Holland cloth originates from the 38th of Foot (1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment) who from the early 18th century spent over 50 years on continuous foreign service, whilst in the West Indies their uniforms got in such a bad state that they started to make waistcoats from Holland Cloth (a type of linen sack cloth made in Northern Ireland) and also to line their red tunics. They often only wore their khaki waistcoats on account of the heat - and therefore probably were the first regiment to wear a khaki or tropical uniform. The Holland Patch was not officially sanctioned until 12th December 1935. Sometimes incorrectly described as an Armhem patch creating a spurious relationship with the Airborne Forces.
"Badge Backings and Special Embellishments" pp 132-133 refer.
Comm StWi (50)
A die struck brass cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some polishing to the high points and crown and minor twisting to the lugs from service wear, otherwise in good condition. Worn 1941 - 1954. Sealed pattern 23rd March 1941.
See my item 63175 for the Warrant Officers' pattern.
K&K Vol 2 Fig 1951 refers.
Comm StWi (33)
Warrant Officer's bronze gilded and silver cap badge with 2 original loops to reverse with as manufactured strengthening strip of brass to neck of grenade. Worn 1937-54. Silver plated cypher to ball of grenade, but the gilt on the front of the grenade mostly polished back to the bronze, otherwise in good condition.
K&K Vol2 No 1950 refers.
Comm StWi (34)
A superb die cast silver plated set of badges to an officer of the Durham Light Infantry. The cap has longer lugs and is slightly larger than the accompanying collar badges. Cap is 32mm tall and collars 30mm. The collars are facing and a good match, one with P to reverse of crown to indicate the silver plating, and both have the short D style lugs typically found on collar badges. The long loops on the cap have been straightened at some point as they show some plier marks otherwise in lovely condition.
Brown plastic 7 flames grenade with two original blades to the reverse. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'Bakelite'. Maker marked A Stanley & Sons, Walsall. In very good condition.
The first order for the plastic grenade was placed on 10th Feb 1942. It was for wear both as a head-dress and collar badge, however, collar badges had not been authorised on battledress and SD Tunics were almost obsolete by this date. The gun badge
On the SD cap Other Ranks had worn the service dress cap badge (i.e. the large Gun) until ACI 1179 of 1941 authorised the wearing of a grenade.
09.06.41. Telegram sent by WO to all Commands ‘RA cap badge will be of the ‘grenade’ type. Collar badge (Catalogue CB 0520) will be utilised for this service. Cap badges of the ‘gun’ type (Catalogue CB 0289) already in possession will continue to be worn until unserviceable, and no complete change over by units to the new badge will be permitted. No objections will be raised to both types of badge being worn in any one unit.’ 26.06.41. Army Orders refers to above, permitting retention of ‘gun’ badge for horsed units wearing ‘Cap SD Stiff’. By 1951 the Gun badge had again been authorised for wear by Other Ranks on the beret.
Die struck in white metal with original slider to the reverse. King's crown and large pattern (not the smaller beret version. A very good striking with sharp detail.
A good die cast brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse maker marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop). Un-voided tablet below. I have seen this pattern in anodised but not in brass. Vendor claims this variant worn by 4th / 5th Battalion (TA) units.
K&K Vol 2 No 1791 refers.
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