A large cast plated pewter St George above a 'V' with a separate but associated Motto scroll below. This is attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and with small holes for pins to secure it to a notice board. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.
This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item for details of how to obtain a copy). See page 169 (No 524B). The item for sale is the same badge as that depcited in the book and comes directly from the author.
A large brass cast silver plated St George above a 'V' and Motto scroll attached below. Some wear to the plate with the brass showing through but still attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and one out of three securing pins below remaining. Circa 9.5cm tall. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.
This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item 62726 for details of how to obtain a copy).
Denis Wood page 169 (No 524A) refers (The photo in the book is in black and white so the brass base colour of this item does not show in the book but it is the same badge and comes directly from the author).
As worn by British Army Gurkha Regiments other than 2GR who would have had a red backing to the QEII crown. In good condition. This item comes directly from a former Gurkha officer. In good condition.
A well made and early item of two part construction with King's crown and two original lugs to the reverse. To the centre of brass star is mounted a St George slaying the dragon. Possibly a civilian band item / youth orgianisation badge. Circa 5.5cm tall.
Any information welcome.
British made, in mint condition still in original plastic packaging. Nicely designed with an attractive RRF badge to pinned to centre below the hackle. A clever design, or as we would probably say in the North East - A bobby dazzler!
A scarce pair of facing upright bi-metal collar badges, but not matching, especially in respect of the fixings. Worn on the collars of No 2 Dress and the Mess Waiters' livery jacket with the high collar. Denis Wood is of the opinion that these were unofficial and paid for by the regiment to bling up their mess waiters. Circa 1960s. As there were only 6 - 8 mess orderlies these are scarce.
Col D R Wood "The Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" No 242 refers.
On camo material in good worn condition.
The RRF 1st and 3rd Battalions were deployed to Cyprus as part of the UN peace keeping force in 1986 - 1988. This insignia would have been worn at that time.
See "For England and St George" (Simon Duntsan) p105 for a picture of the Fusilier title and the UN patch (although the latter is of a slightly different pattern).
A post 1957 two part construction badge with raised rim, all in silver chrome metal and with two original loops (east -west) to the reverse and two screw posts to the reverse of the eagle with its correctly fitting hexagonal retaining nuts (slight rust to one). Circa 41mm tall and 31 mm wide (slightly smaller than the example in Linaker & Dine).
This pattern worn by Corporals, Sergeants and Warrant Officers. Lance Corporals wore a different pattern in different metals.
The final photo shows this item with the Lance Corporals 'version and also the aa crossed kukris arm badge, both listed elsewhere on the site for sale and do not form part of this lot.
Linaker & Dine Plate 36.4 refers.
A 1957 Lance Corporals' pattern two part construction badge with raised rim, the oval in gilding metal and the eagle blackened, with two original loops (east - west) to the reverse and two original screw posts to the reverse of the eagle but now with replacement retaining nuts (should have been hexagonal). These do not fit well but at least hold the eagle in place. Otherwise in very good condition. Post 1992 amalgamation worn with a red cloth backing. Circa 43mm tall and 34mm wide
The final photo shows this item with the Corporals and above all silver chromed version and also the aa crossed kukris arm badge, both listed elsewhere on on the site for sale and do not form part of this lot.
Linaker & Dine Plate 36.4 refers.
A small staybrite badge in the form of crossed kukris.
Worn by all ranks. In the case of NCOs above the NCO's arm badge to commemorate the regiment's tanks serving with the 43rd Lorried Gurkhas fighting through Italy campaign in 1944-45. The badge was first adopted in 1947. Original central fixing loop to the reverse. In very good condition. Continued to be worn by the amalgamated Kings Royal Hussars post 1992.
See also my item 59931 for the mess dress bullion cloth version.
Linaker & Dine Note 52 p118 refers.
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