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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Die Struck White Metal Cap Badge - JR Gaunt London

White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped JR Gaunt London (no dot). Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. In very good condition.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.

A16.2

Code: 60348Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Cavalry Regiment - 27th Lancers Officers Gilt Brass Shoulder Title

In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 33mm wide. This is smaller than the other ranks pattern by 2mm in width and better made and of a thicker metal quality. See figure 104 in Hostilities Only by Peter Seaman for confirmation. Westlake No 194 refers but the latter does not differentiate between the OR and Officer patterns.

E38.1

Code: 59827Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW2 25th Dragoons Officer's Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title

Locally produced slip-on (this has opened up to its full length) yellow thread 25.D on a dark blue material. Small hole on top edge with white backing showing through. Scarce.

Peter Seaman "For Hostilities Only" Fig No 62 refers.

Comm GrH

Code: 59743Price:


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WW2 - XXIID Scarce 22nd Dragoons Officer's Gilt Brass Shoulder Title

A small gilt shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition.

Peter Seaman's "For Hostilities Only" Fig No 11.

C27(7/7)

Code: 59742Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Die Struck White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin London

White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped Firmin London. Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. Lovely condition.

K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.

A16.3

Code: 59741Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 - Set of three 23rd Hussars Officer's Buttons

A hard to find set of the three different pattern buttons in very good condition with sharp detail, gilt a bit dulled on the two smaller buttons, worn by officers only, as follows:

1) Large domed gilt pattern, circa 21mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked " Son & Ltd, ndon, Eng". but not well struck so name not evident, but this is the Gaunt pattern.

2) Medium domed gilt pattern, circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Eng.

3) Small domed gilt pattern, circa 12mm in diameter, fixed shank, blank reverse.

Other ranks wore universal pattern buttons on their greatcoats.

Fig 29 Peter Seaman's "For Hostilities Only" Book refers.

D48.3

Sold to John.

Code: 59716Price:


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 25th Dragoons Theatre Made Cast Bi-metal Cap Badge

Multi part riveted construction die cast cap badge with original short slider to reverse. Scarce to find Indian made version with slider, usually found on loops. Not one of the rubbish copies now to be found on a certain auction website. Circa 3.5cm tall. See BMBF for discussion on the scarcity of the slidered versions.

The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments. It was initially assigned to the 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, the 254th Indian Tank Brigade). In 1943, it was reassigned to the Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive.

It spent the remainder of the war in India and Burma. It was part of the 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.

B25

Code: 58829Price:


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 27th Lancers Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin

Bi-metal with original slider to reverse stamped Firmin London. No damage to the lances or lance pennons. Short strengthening bars fitted to lance pennons behind slider.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940 and took the elephant's head won by the 27th Light Dragoons in the Mahratta War of 1803. There were two patterns of this cap badge, one with the elephant's head in white metal and the rest in brass and another pattern with the lower half of the lance pennons in white metal. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

B11.19

Code: 58828Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Voided White Metal Cap Badge

White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse. Note the voided Roman numerals. In very condition.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.

A15.1

Code: 58827Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 23rd Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin Made Pattern

Not often encountered from this manufacturer, this is a quality two part bi-metal cap badge with six braising / sweat holes to the reverse. This style of manufacture has been attributed to Firmin (although it bears no maker's mark). The Gaunt made patterns tended to have two circular sweat / braising holes and the scroll was mounted on to the white metal H badge whereas here the H has been been mounted on the brass base plate with scroll. Scarce.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

A17.4

Code: 58826Price:

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