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WW2 - DEMS Merchant Navy Embroidered Red on Black Shoulder Title

DEMS stands for Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. This is a scarce WW2 embroidered red on black sleeve badge. One edge nip otherwise in good condition with some white bluetack traces to the reverse.

Comm GrH

Code: 57527Price: 58.00 GBP


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Royal Navy ( RN ) Chief Motor Mechanic Rate No 1 Dress Bullion Badge

A very scarce item, with some age to it, two bladed propeller with king's crown and a star above and star below. Minor edge wear bullion remains bright and in good condition.

A7.18

Code: 57494Price: 45.00 GBP


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Scarce Royal Navy Non-substantive Cloth badge for a Chief Petty Officer ( CPO ) ( Meteorological Observer ) post 1952

' Cloudobservers' Gold bullion and coloured thread embroidered on black 'tombstone'. Some fraying to edges of cloth edges, otherwise in good bright condition. Circa 9cm by 4cm.

Scarce rating as required 3 years in the rate. This was probably worn on the lapel. See following URL (copy and paste into your browser):

http://cloudobservers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2013/01/01.-Jan-Badges.pdf

Code: 57493Price: 18.00 GBP


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WW2 - Original Merchant Navy Cloth Embroidered Shoulder Title

Removed from uniform and has quite a bit of service wear, especially the edges and some wear to reverse, but scarce.

Code: 57492Price: 14.00 GBP


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Embroidered Bullion Chief Petty Officer ( CPO ) Royal Navy Peaked Cap badge, King 's Crown

White metal anchor to centre, bullion in good condition. has been worn and curved to a jaunty shape to fit cap (stiffened into this shape). No moth. Original waxed black cotton backing. Circa 7cm tall and 5cm wide at crown. Pre 1952.

Code: 57491Price: 46.00 GBP


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Attractive fire gilt Victorian Royal Naval Sweetheart Brooch - straw boater on crossed cutlasses

A very attractive Royal Navy sweetheart pin brooch badge which has three glass beads mounted on it for the good old "Red, White and Blue". A naval straw hat with ribbon. Some minor gilt wear to swords, consistent with age. Otherwise in very good condition with functional pin and "c" clasp, and safety chain. Registered design number to reverse. A scarce and quality piece of jewellery.

Code: 57490Price: 48.00 GBP


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Rare WW1 Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve RNMBR Full Dress Cap Badge

Hard to find, an original full dress cap badge to the R.N.M.B.R, some signs of wear and some mothing to the backing material, mainly to the top orb area of the crown Also some minor wear to black felt on left of crown, otherwise in good condition. Circa 6.5cm tall and 4cm wide at crown. This particular version does not have any coloured jewels mounted on rim of crown.

Formed in 1914, Officers were from RNVR, but there were three special ratings who wore a uniform with jackets and special cap and collar badge. This gallant little reserve unit was disbanded in 1921.

B30.8

Code: 57489Price: 350.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve ( RNMBR ) Chief Motor Mechanic ( Petty Officer ) Embroidered Cloth Collar Badge

Extremely scarce R.N.M.B.R. petty officer 's collar cloth badge as worn only between 1916 and until end of 1918 when this small unit of mainly ex-trawler men was disbanded. Some wear to edges and remains of black paper backing to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm square.

Code: 57488Price: 150.00 GBP


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WW2 HM Destroyer Royal Navy Ratings Cap Tally

An original embroidered gold thread on black silk ribbon, with swallow tail ends and circa 35 inches ( 68cm ) in length. These "anonymous" cap tallies were intended to ensure that the enemy could not work out which warship was where.

The tiny white spot in the photo is not a mark on the tally, it was a spec of thread which brushed off.

Code: 57487Price: 38.00 GBP


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Very Scarce WW2 Royal Navy Cloth - R.N. Ferry Crew

Extremely scarce (hen's teeth spring to mind) original World War Two embroidered yellow on navy blue battledress shoulder title "R.N. / Ferry Crew". In good condition, bright condition, with no moth or damage.

This unit was formed in 1942 by Lieutenant Commander C.D.Barber, R.N., and comprised of men who for various reasons were not in military service. Their role was to deliver small boats of all descriptions: trawlers, barges, launches, and so on to Admiralty bases, Ports, Harbours or repair yards. The Small Boats of Dunkirk may well have been the inspiration behind this unit.

Code: 57486Price: 145.00 GBP

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