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Scarce Royal Marine Police ( RMP ) White Metal Cap Badge

Die struck white metal cap badge (NOT a brass collar badge which has been chromed) with two original long loops to reverse (some minor bending from service wear). Worn by the RM police without a crown above. Some polishing to high points otherwise in very good condition.

The Royal Marines Police, formed in 1923, provided security and maintained discipline in Naval Dockyard areas. Recruitment was direct from serving or former Royal Marines. The Royal Marines Police was disbanded in 1949 with the advent of the Admiralty Constabulary. The cap badge consisted of the usual wreathed globe of the Royal Marines, but without the crown at the top and the whole was stamped from white metal rather than having the usual gilt finish.

See RMP shoulder titles separately listed.

K&K Vol 2 No 2102 refers (on page 82).

D80.3

Code: 59197Price: 55.00 GBP


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Royal Marine Light Infantry ( RMLI ) 1870-1897/8 Three Part Glengarry Badge

A scarce brass 3 part glengarry badge with the correct lug configuration on the Bugle and wreath each with 2 loops and centre globe 1 loop to reverse. In very good condition. There is more of a gilt finish to the laurel wreath, so this looks like a marriage of original parts but it works from a display point of view.

Ref K&K Vol1 1094

D80.3

Code: 59195Price:


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RMP Royal Marine Police Match Pair of Large Pattern White Metal Shoulder Titles

A matched pair in white metal (possibly plated) with two original flat hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.9cm tall. Scarce.

The Royal Marines Police, formed in 1923, provided security and maintained discipline in Naval Dockyard areas. Recruitment was direct from serving or former Royal Marines. The Royal Marines Police was disbanded in 1949 with the advent of the Admiralty Constabulary. This title was also worn by members of the Royal Marine Police Special Reserve from 1939 - 1949.

Churchill No 1600 refers.

D79.5

Code: 59190Price: 70.00 GBP


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Royal Navy ( RN ) Victorian 1st Class Petty Officer’s rank badge

A very scarce red embroidered on navy cloth example introduced in 1853. Crowned crossed fouled anchors resting on three chevrons indicating fifteen years service. In very good condition.

D81.1

Code: 59160Price: 145.00 GBP


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Capstan Navy Cut Tobacco Ships capstan plastic advertising Key Ring - very collectable

Circa 3.7cm tall including the ring and 15mm in diameter at the base. Tobacco related collectable. Some slight staining but otherwise in great condition.

Capstan was a brand of unfiltered British cigarettes made by Imperial Tobacco and originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894. The capstan used to raise the anchor chain, was also the iconic image which decorated the cigarette packet of Capstan Navy Cut cigarettes.

Coll.

Code: 59148Price: 6.00 GBP


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Volunteer Aid Detachments working in Royal Naval Hospitals Embroidered Red on Black Cloth Arm Badge

A scarce cloth embroidered in red RNH with a red anchor on a black background, as worn by VAD detachments serving in Royal Naval Hospitals. A circular badge, circa 5.8cm in diameter. This pattern was worn in WW1 and WW2 only. Looking at the construction this I would say it was of WW2 vintage. In very good condition and scarce.

See "Rank & Rate" E.C. Coleman, p89

D68

Code: 59047Price: 65.00 GBP


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The Royal Marines ( RM ) Lovat two part matching Bronze QEII Cap Badge

Globe and Laurel wreath is embossed JR Gaunt London. Separate Queen's crown and lion above. With original lugs, some twisting to the lugs. Scarce. As worn by officers and senior NCOs.

Code: 58965Price: 18.00 GBP


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The Royal Marines King's Badge Gold Bullion Arm Badge

The Royal Marines King's Badge - Gold Bullion Thread on dark blue (almost black) Cloth, albeit still issued today, this is an earlier version with some age. In very good condition. Circa 6cm in diameter.

On 7 March 1918, His Majesty King George V visited the Depot Royal Marines, at Deal in Kent. On this occasion he inspected Royal Marines Recruit squads, and took the salute of the 4th Battalion at a March Past. Six weeks later the 4th Battalion were to storm ashore on to the Mole in the raid on Zeebrugge, where they won great fame and two Victoria Crosses.

To mark his visit, His Majesty directed that the senior Recruit squad in Royal Marines training would in future be known as the King's Squad. He also directed that his Royal Cypher, surrounded by a Laurel Wreath, would be known as the King's Badge, and would be awarded to the best all round recruit in the King's Squad, provided that he was worthy of the honour. The badge was to be carried on the left shoulder, and worn in every rank. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was graciously pleased to approve that the custom and privilege of the King's Squad remain unaltered.

The King's Badge is not awarded to every squad, and is only presented if a Recruit measures up to the very exacting standards required. Even today, after Exercise Baptists Run (week 15) Section Commanders are identified and nominated on merit to take charge of approximately 8 fellow recruits from weeks 16-26. They are identified by a white flash on their CS95 chest epaulette. From week 26 onwards, the senior Recruit Troop appoints their "Diamonds", usually from the Section Commanders, at a ratio of approx 1 for every 8 recruits in that Troop. Diamonds are identified by having a single red diamond on a green rank sleeve, worn on the CS95 epaulette. The Diamonds will later undergo the Kings Badgeman board, convened by the Commando Training Wing staff. Assuming the board considers they merit the award, one individual may be nominated as a King's Badgeman.

Code: 58963Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 era Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer's Padded Bullion Cap Badge

King's crown and it has a nice early feel to it. Some minor signs of tarnish to edges of bullion but generally in very good condition. Circa 7.5cm wide and 6.5cm tall including black backing cloth.
WW1 era Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer's Padded Bullion Cap Badge

King's crown and it has a nice early feel to it. Some signs of tarnish to edges of bullion but generally in very good condition. Circa 7cm wide and 6.5cm tall including black backing cloth.

D57.2

Code: 58961Price: 95.00 GBP


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WW2 WRNS ( Women's Royal Naval Service ) Petty Officer's Embroidered Cap Badge, 1939 - 1953

A cloth embroidered padded badge of a WRNS Petty Officer, light blue thread over black, all on navy blue backing, in unissued condition and scarce. This version with only one blue circle around the anchor. Worn 1939 - 1953.

D56.3

Code: 58938Price: 55.00 GBP

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