A fine rare example following the pattern used by the Grenadier Guards but heavily die-stamped in thick white metal with four dark toned loops to the reverse. A large item at circa 10.5cm.
All in good condition, if a little fragile, printed on economy wartime quality paper with a few little tears and all with rusty staples. The editions are for May 1943, August 1943 and September 1944. This is all I have currently.
Each paper was Free to Next of Kin and was the official organ of the British Red Cross & St John Ambulance War Organisation. Each edition runs to 16 pages. Full of fascinating black and white newspaper quality photos and articles about life in the PoW camps.
Please note no returns on these items.
A matched pair of die cast blackened bronze collar badges with two original short lugs to the reverse of each. The property of the same man who owned the later pattern cap badge listed as my item 62951 and collar badges listed as 62980. This pattern worn until 1908 by this regiment of Scottish Yeomanry. In superb condition and rare.
A matched pair of die cast blackened bronze collar badges. The property of the same man who owned the accompanying cap badge listed as my item 62951. Most of the black finish worn back to the bronze equally on both badges. Please note one bell held slightly higher on the body than the other.
These were pre WW1 issue (1908 - 1916), but this pattern was brought back in 1952 - 1956 by this regiment of Scottish Yeomanry. As the officer concerned served prior to WW2 and had some imperial yeomanry badges in his estate I am happy these relate to the earlier period. Shorter D style lugs as found on collars and a lot shorter than those on the cap badge already mentioned.
See the following thread:
The final photo shows a photo of 1911 with the cap and collars of this pattern being worn by a Captain Tower.
A SWB officially impressed 503440 awarded to Private Clifford Norrish of the 51st (Graduated) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment. An unmarked silver circlet inscribed 'For King And Empire Services Rendered' bearing crowned 'GRI' Imperial Cypher to voided centre. In good condition, dark toned, original C clasp but sadly now missing its pin. Circa 32mm in diameter.
TR/4/22018 Private Clifford Norris did not serve overseas and therefore the SWB is his only medal entitlement. He enlisted on 13th March 1917 and was discharged on 15th April 1918 under para 392 (xvi) K.R. (no longer physically fit for war service), aged 19. Copy of CD version of SWB roll entry and copy of WW1 Medal Index Card (MIC) to be supplied.
The 51st (Graduated) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment was formed on 27.10.1917 at Halesworth from the 226th Graduation Battalion (previously the 63rd Training Reserve Battalion) as part of the 203rd Brigade of the 68th Division and then moved to Yarmouth. In May 1918 it moved to Herringfleet where it remained, but by the looks of it without Clifford!
The definition of the Graduated Battalions of the Training Reserve was issued in an appendix to Army Council Instruction 986 of 1917. When this Instruction was issued, the legal minimum age for overseas service was 19. Most recruits would be posted to a Graduated Battalion after first training with a Young Soldier Battalion. For more about Graduated Battalions, see here:
Approximately 1,150,000 badges were issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved.
A small theatre made brass cast cap badge of the East African Armoured Corps (EAAC) with two original integral loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1941 - 1945.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1810 refers.
Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, gilt bright. No makers marks. In excellent condition. An engraved letter 'D' with a ' barking' fox running through. Acquired in Scotland and presumed to be the Deeside Hunt, but happy to be corrected.
Worsted cloth formation sign. Diamond black border with chevrons in black, gold and two in dull red. Hessian backed. Small black diamond was worn at the top. Worn by all ranks on battledress. In very good condition.
Introduced in 1939 when the regiment was mobilised with the BEF to go to France. It was expected that for security reasons, the regiment would not be permitted to wear badges or numerals and therefore, in order to have some form of regimental distinguishing sign it was decided by the adjutant to adopt a regimental design and colouring similar to that which was painted on the regiment's steel helmets. This was done and the regiment's predecessors continues to wear this distinctive flash.
BoBD (jon Mills) No 353, Cole p131 (Badges on Battle Dress) & Morris Part 2 p73 refers. Langridge plate 1 no 12 (supplement).
Brass crown for use as part of glengarry with helmet plate centre. Two original wire loops to reverse. Some service wear but good condition.
Helmet plate centres were worn on the Glengarry until 1896 with a brass crown above, sometimes worn separately rather than joined to the HPC and often held together with a brass backing plate. This stand-alone crown is in lovely condition with two original staple style loops to the reverse.
K&K Vol 1 No 288 refers.
An officer's blackened silver plated Victorian helmet plate. This pattern of castle also noted on a similar quality officer's helmet plate to the 3rd VB of the Suffolks. Black velvet backing in good order. Unusually this plate has three screw posts but they look like the original fittings but would normally expect to find three loops.
No damage to plate crown or star tips. A roman numeral IV has been scratched onto the reverse of the bottom point of the star. The three retaining pins are also replacements.
Please note other ranks of this battalion wore a blackened brass helmet plate. HQ Ipswich. Worn 1887 - 1901.
website designed and maintained by Concept500