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West Indies - St Kitts Nevis Defence Force Embroidered White on Red Felt Shoulder Title
In very good condition with hessian backing. No moth or other damage and colours bright. Circa 5.3cm wide and 4cm tall. This pattern was worn pre 1939. Scarce.
The St Kitts - Nevis Defence Force was formed in 1913, which numbered only 80 strong by 1925.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 229 refers.
Code: 58178Price: 55.00 GBP
Royal Malta Artillery Collar Badge / Malta Home Guard Cap Badge
An ornate Maltese cross with two dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm across. Renfrew et al in Volume 1 " British Colonial Badges " states this was the collar badge of the Royal Malta Artillery. However, in an article in M.H.S. Bulletin no.269 August 2017 by Dennis Darmanian (photo on p18) he claims this as an alternate badge as worn by the Malta Home Guard.
The Malta Volunteer Defence Force did not wear any particular uniform but civilian dress, mainly their normal daily attire. They were issued a ‘Brodie’ steel helmet, and recognised by an armband with the letter ‘V’. The authorities wished for the men to be dressed in overalls as in the United Kingdom, but at a later date they were issued with dark khaki denim battle fatigues and not all units wore armbands. This uniform was found better suited than the thick serge battledress, especially in hot weather. They also wore the standard issue khaki barathea field service cap, with a distinctive Maltese Cross badge (but there were several types of which this was one).
Code: 57917Price: 55.00 GBP
Pacific Islands Regiment ( PIR ) Brass Shoulder Title, 1953 - 1975
In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1.3cm tall. Britain's possessions in the South Pacific were amongst the smallest imperial holdings. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1202 refers.
Code: 57886Price: 15.00 GBP
Gibraltar Regiment Brass Shoulder Title
One piece with two original square lugs to the reverse. Good straight condition. Circa 5.2cm wide and 3cm tall.
Code: 57885Price: 16.50 GBP
King 's Own Malta Regiment ( KOMR ) Brass Shoulder Title
Scarce shoulder title, worn circa 1931 - 1970. Two original square lugs.
Renfew et al, Vol 1 No 1375 refers.
Code: 57884Price: 20.00 GBP
SRE ( V) Singapore Royal Engineer ( Volunteers ) Brass Shoulder Title
Scarce title with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5.2cm wide and 1.3cm tall. Slight twisting to one lug otherwise in very good condition. Worn circa 1902 - 1922.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 750 refers.
Code: 57883Price: 40.00 GBP
BH2 2nd Battalion British Honduras Regiment White Metal Shoulder Title - Scarce
Small white metal shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.7cm wide and 1.1cm tall. In good condition, with minor twisting to lugs.
British Honduras, now known as Belize since 1964. This item is not listed in either Renfrew et al, Vols 1 or 2. One for Vol 3 perhaps!
Code: 57882Price: 30.00 GBP
Scarce Transjordan Frontier Force Brass Shoulder Title - Dowler
Two original lugs and stamped Dowler Birmingham to the reverse. Circa 4.4cm wide and 1.3cm tall. In very good condition. Worn circa 1926 - 1948 only.
Trans Jordan was a British created state post WW1 from the remnants of the Ottoman Empire. The Frontier Force was created in 1926 as a ground unit when the RAF took responsibility for the defence of the territory. Many of its members came originally from the Palestine Gendarmerie / Police. It was disbanded in 1948.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 2285 refers.
Code: 57639Price: 42.00 GBP
WW2 STC Singapore Technical Corps Brass Shoulder Title
Shoulder title worn by Singapore Technical Corps circa 1930 to 1942. This was a uniformed formation of civilian specialists that assisted the armed forces during times of emergency. Lugs have been crudely soldered on. These do not look like replacements, but rather suggest an item of local manufacture. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.3cm tall.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2, No 1964 refers.
Code: 57638Price: 18.00 GBP
Malayan Volunteer Infantry Matched Facing Matched Collar Badges
Cast in brass with a gilt finish, with two original lugs to the reverse. A cracking pair of collar badges. Good quality and scarce. Worn 1915 - 1936 only.
Renfew et al, Nos 764 & 765 refer.
Code: 57637Price: 55.00 GBP
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