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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: 55.00 GBP


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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: 40.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 24th Lancers Other Rank 's White Metal Cap Badge

A really good die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse, stamped " Firmin London ". In good condition.

The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944.

K&K Vol 2 no 1914 refers (sealed 1st May 1941)

B11.18

Code: 58825Price: 40.00 GBP


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26th Hussars Other Ranks 2nd Pattern Brass Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt London

Die struck English made brass metal with original slider to the reverse, this maker marked in small letters JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). In good condition.

Seaman fig 76 refers.

D41.3

Code: 58763Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons NC0's Bi-Metal Arm Badge

As worn by Sergeants and WOs on battledress only with original black leather circular backing, of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 5cm across. Raised in 1940 and disbanded in 1947.

Seaman's "For Hostilities Only " figure 15 refers.

C27

Code: 58673Price: 355.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Other Ranks Pair of White Metal Collar Badges

A good match with two original loops to the reverse of each, and one with braising hole visible, the other is filled in. Circa 3.1cm across, Worn with the flags facing outwards. In very good condition. The badge reflects the regiments which provided the first cadres from the 4/7th Dragoon Guards and the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, the star of the former and the castle of the latter.

Seaman's "For Hostilities Only " figure 9 refers.

C27

Code: 58672Price: 110.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title

In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse, as figure 12 in Peter Seaman's Book " For Hostilities Only ". Raised in 1940 and disbanded in 1945. Circa 13mm tall and 32mm wide.

C27 (2)

Code: 58579Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 - 22nd Dragoons Officer's Silver Plated Cap Badge

An officer's die cast silver plated (unmarked) cap badge with two original long silvered loops to the reverse. Voided Roman numerals XXII, circa 41mm in height and 27mm wide. In very good condition.

Seaman p27 fig 2 refers.

C27(1/7)

Code: 58507Price: 135.00 GBP

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