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Red Cross LONDON Small Brass Shoulder Title
Circa 4.4cm wide and 0.9cm tall, with two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition. See item 59461 for a similar item to the Durham red cross.
Code: 60149Price: 3.00 GBP
WW1 Metropolitan Police Special Constable Long Service Medal 1914
Known as the "Chocolate Drop" medal, issued to Special Constables serving at outbreak of war in 1914. Reverse of top bar with original pin bears makers mark of G.R. Gaunt of London. The reverse is blank. Very good condition.
Code: 59923Price: 12.00 GBP
WW1 St John Ambulance - Unusual silver stamped service badge 1917-1919
A scarce original St. John Ambulance War Service silver badge; circular example bearing title surround "Served 1917 - 1919" the fretted centre displaying a plain 'Maltese Cross', the reverse impressed "Silver". Pin and clasp original and functional. Circa 2.5cm in diameter. Scarce.
Code: 59921Price: 28.00 GBP
WW2 British Red Cross Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment ( VAD ) Cloth Arm Badges / Insignia
A trio of badges worn by female ambulance drivers and the like during the Blitz. Removed from uniform otherwise in good condition. No 2662 written to reverse of the VAD badge.
Code: 59920Price: 32.00 GBP
WW2 British Red Cross & St John Ambulance Brigade Embroidered Formation Sign
Scarce embroidered example of the WW II formation sign worn by the joint B.R.C. & St. J organisation. Removed from uniform, circa 6.7cm tall and 6cm wide.
Code: 59919Price: 25.00 GBP
N YORKS North Yorkshire White Metal Shoulder Title - probably Police
White metal with two original lugs to the reverse. Most likely a police item.
Code: 59522Price: 6.00 GBP
WW1/WW2 Durham British Red Cross Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment ( VAD ) Cloth Arm Badge on Brassard - Named
Durham 12 , then 6252 M. Burn B.R.C.S. written on a label to the reverse of the Brassard. A small trace of white bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition .
Code: 59462Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 Durham British Red Cross Brass Metal Shoulder Title
Three part title with separate letters which of course could be configured a number of ways 36, 39, 63 or 93. All came together. one cotter pin. In very good condition.
I have seen a cap badge to 69 Durham Red Cross VAD so such higher numbers were possible.
Code: 59461Price: 30.00 GBP
Royal Fiji Police Locally Made Brass Shoulder Title, 1970 - 1987
A nicely detailed cast one piece shoulder title with two small but original lugs to the reverse. In good condition and worn only between 1970 and 1987.
Fiji achieved Independence on the 10th October 1970. For the Police it would mean a change of name to the ' Royal Fiji Police Force '.
On the 5th October 1987, Fiji was declared a Republic, the Governor General resigned and the following day the Fiji dollar was devalued. On the 15th the Governor General agreed to become the first President of the Republic. In Vancouver the Heads of Commonwealth Governments met and declared that the Commonwealth membership of Fiji ended when the country became republic. The immediate effect on the Police Force was that the title Royal was removed from its name.
Code: 58885Price: 18.00 GBP
Sunderland County Borough Police White Metal St John 's Ambulance Brigade First Aid Arm Badge - Property of Police Inspector William Kirtley
A scarce arm badge with red felt backing and two original loops to the reverse, one slightly bent over but still functional. Circa 4.6cm in diameter and in good condition with sharp detail. As worn on the left forearm of the police jacket sleeve of qualified St Johns First Aiders, typically a few inches above the elbow. Pre WW2.
The badge came with some interesting original papers belonging to a senior Sunderland Police officer, Inspector William Kirtley. The papers include his Police National Registration Identity Card with portrait photo dated 25th July 1940 and signed by the Chief Constable of Sunderland Borough Police. It confirms William was born near Herrington, Durham on the 4th January 1902. Also included are: a copy of his death certificate dated 2nd February 1981 which confirms he was a Police Inspector ( Retired ), and living in Sunderland at the time of his death; a copy of his marriage certificate dated 1928 which confirms his rank as Police Constable as at that time; as well as various testimonials for him from his school and also employers prior to joining the police force dated 1927, including one on the headed paper of the Lambton, Hetton and Joicey Collieries signed by the Manager. Worthy of further research.
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