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Household Cavalry Other Ranks Forage Cap Badge GV Cypher

Household Cavalry Other Ranks Forage Cap Badge GV Cypher

A die struck brass cap badge with two original loops to the reverse, which have been nipped together but still fully functional. Good detail.

Whilst on the service cress cap the two Life Guard regiments and the Royal Horse Guards wore their own regimental badges, on the forage cap, the three regiments (which became two regiments post 1922), wore a cap badge with the Garter motto and the monarch's cypher, which was common to all the personnel of the Household cavalry. Worn from the introduction of the cap badge in 1913 until the change of Monarch in 1937 when a new sealed pattern introduced the GVI cypher. This badge is quite scarce and hard to come by.

Journal of Society for Army Historical Research Vol 30 No 124 (Winter 1952) p174 and K&K Vol 1 No 732 refer.

G161.2

Code: 55291

85.00 GBP


1st Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge

1st Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge


An early WW1 GV pattern cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse. In good condition but dark toned. Scarce.

The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ).

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 727 refers.

B54.10

Code: 54756

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2nd Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge

2nd Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge

An early WW1 GV pattern cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse. A good striking but with traces of dry polish and also some detail to the crown polished. Scarce.

The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ).

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 728 refers.

D13.11

Code: 54755

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Royal Horse Guards  ( The Blues ) GV Other Ranks Bronzed Cap Badge

Royal Horse Guards ( The Blues ) GV Other Ranks Bronzed Cap Badge


An early WW1 GV pattern bronze cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse. A really good sharp striking in excellent good condition. Scarce.

The Regiment was amalgamated with the 1st Royal Dragoons in 1969 to form the Blues & Royals.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 731 refers.

D13.10

Code: 54754

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The Household Battalion  - WW1 War Raised Unit - Reservists from The Household Cavalry, c.1916 - 1918

The Household Battalion - WW1 War Raised Unit - Reservists from The Household Cavalry, c.1916 - 1918


A large oval badge with a bronzed finish and with original slider to reverse. Circa 5.7cm tall.

Strictly not a cavalry regiment, The Household Battalion was raised as an infantry battalion in September 1916 from reservists of the Household Cavalry ( 1st and 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards ) and served on the Western Front as part of the 4th Division.

K&K, Vol 1, No 733 refers.

A7.5.

Code: 55282

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1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - pre 1915 pattern (Type 1)

1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - pre 1915 pattern (Type 1)


An all brass cap badge in very good condition with original slider. Scarce.

The 1st Dragoon Guards wore until 1915, the brass eagle from the Arms of the Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria who was their Colonel-in-Chief from 1896 to 1914, with title scroll below. With Austria being aligned against the allies in WW1, his insignia was discontinued in 1915, and replaced with a bi-metal eight-pointed star until 1937, when the brass eagle was resumed but without the scroll. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1959 with the Bays to form The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 734 refers.

Code: 54753

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1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi--Metal Cap Badge - post 1915 pattern (Type 2)

1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi--Metal Cap Badge - post 1915 pattern (Type 2)


A Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider and original strengthening bar to the reverse, along with two sweat / braising holes behind the central device.

In 1915, the rather grand double-headed brass Austrian eagle was replaced with this bi-metal eight-pointed star. It was worn until 1937, when the brass eagle was resumed but without the scroll. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1959 with the Bays to form The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 734 refers.

Code: 55289

30.00 GBP


2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays )  Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge

2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays ) Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge


A gilding metal cap badge, with good detail, original slider but some verdigris to the reverse which is showing very slight to the front. Can be stopped with a wipe of WD40!

For just over sixty years, the regiment wore the same plain pattern brass badge, differing only in the successive three crowns: the QVC (angular type), K/C Tudor Crown (a domed variety as worn in 1914), and the Q/C St Edward's Crown worn with the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 737 refers.

Code: 54752

18.00 GBP


3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 1 - Flat Topped 3)

3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 1 - Flat Topped 3)


A good strong badge with original slider (some initials lightly scratched to the reverse of slider), with large circular sweat/ braising hole behind the coronet. Sharp detail.

In 1914, the Regiment wore set of three white metal plumes and motto, brass coronet and scroll. although two different strikes used varying patterns of the numeral '3', one flat-topped and the other rounded. This is not signifcant and probably accounted for by just different makers. In 1922 they merged with the Carabiniers ( 6th Dragoon Guards ), but it was not until 1929 that the new combined badge was adopted, with each squadron retaining its separate regimental badge until that year.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 738 (flat-topped '3') refers.

Code: 54751

45.00 GBP


3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 2 - Round 3)

3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 2 - Round 3)



Round ' 3 ' variety with original slider and with good detail.

In 1914, the Regiment wore set of three white metal plumes and motto, brass coronet and scroll. although two different strikes used varying patterns of the numeral '3', one flat-topped and the other rounded. This is probably accounted for by just different makers. In 1922 they merged with the Carabiniers ( 6th Dragoon Guards ), but it was not until 1929 that the new combined badge was adopted, with each squadron retaining its separate regimental badge until that year.

K&K Vol 1, Fig. 739 (rounded '3') refers.

A117.2

Code: 55290

36.00 GBP