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East Africa - Kenya Defence Force Brass Cap Badge - Firmin

A brass cap badge, with sharp detail. In the form of an heraldic lion, with original slider fitting to the reverse, stamped Firmin London. Some loss of definition to lion's face from over polishing. Clearly the property of a smart Askari Worn circa 1923 - 1963.

Renfrew et al Vol 1, No 520 refers.

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Code: 59121Price:


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Sudan Defence Force ( S.D.F. ) Officer's Large Pattern Silver Hallmarked Cap Badge

Large size silver cast SDF officer's cap badge with hairpin slider to the reverse and Cairo hallmarks (date letter indistinct). An armed native tribesman upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters "S.D.F." Circa 4.6cm high. Very good condition and a quality badge.

The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During WW2, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.


D73.5

Code: 59043Price: 155.00 GBP


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Sudan Defence Force ( S.D.F. ) Small Pattern Officer's Cap / Collar Badge

Small size cast brass SDF officers cap / collar badge with two original loops to the reverse (one possibly strengthened with silver solder). Circa 2.5cm tall. An armed native tribesman upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters "S.D.F."

The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During WW2, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1286 refers (but this in brass not white metal)

D31.14

Code: 59042Price: 45.00 GBP


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Colonial Sudan - Kordofan Province White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin

A semi die struck white metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Embossed with maker's mark Firmin London. In very good condition.

Each district of the Sudan had its own Police force which acted like a military gendarmerie, dealing with uprisings, border raids and other challenges.

Renfrew et al, Vol1 No 1331 refers.

D62.8

Code: 59019Price:


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Zululand Mounted Rifles Collar Badge, circa 1903 - 1913

Very scarce Zululand Mounted Rifles (ZMR) collar badge, right facing, worn only c. 1904 -1913. Gilt suggests officer's issue, die struck, with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Rhino above motto scroll is "Wa Tshe Tsha" and the scroll below this carries the words Zululand Mounted Rifles. Some slight wear to gilt on highpoints but a very scarce badge.

The ZMR were absorbed by the Umvoti Mounted Rifles in 1913, one of many units that disappeared after the Union of South Africa was established.

The ZMR took part in the Natal 1906 campaign, suppressing the Bambata ( Zulu ) rebellion. Despite being a very small unit (circa 90-155 men), they received five Distinguished Conduct Medals. Apparently an Intelligence section was formed out of the ZMR. The role of the ZMR in the Natal 1906 campaign (Bambata rebellion) can be read in this super account by Ken Gillings:
http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol081kg.html

D52.3

Code: 58896Price: 75.00 GBP


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South African Infantry White Metal Badge

SWA Territorial Force Reaction Badge with two original screw posts and retaining nuts to reverse. Lion roaring with 'Semper Pugnans' scroll below, as worn 1979-1990. Some minor wear to finish on lions nose otherwise in very good condition.

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Code: 58814Price: 8.00 GBP


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Rare Signals Section King's Africa Rifles Officer's Gilt Cap Badge - Firmin London

In stunning condition with two original loops to the reverse (e.-w) and embossed to the reverse Firmin London. A rare badge. Circa 4.3cm tall. King's crown so pre 1953.

Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 1789 refers.

D44.3

Sold to R.C.

Code: 58808Price:


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Colonial Sudan Intelligence Officer's Service Helmet Pagri Badge

Die struck gilt, UK made with original strong pagri pin to the reverse with C clasp. A large badge at circa 4.9cm in diameter. In excellent condition. Dated 1904, presumably its year of formation. A rare badge.

Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1301 refers.

Sold to JR

Code: 58807Price:


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Victorian East Africa - The Uganda Rifles Gilt Brass Helmet Badge

In very good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 5.8cm tall. Gilt has dulled but otherwise in excellent condition and only worn 1895 - 1902. From 1902 onwards they became a King's African Rifles Battalion. Rare.

Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 672 refers.

D44.14

Code: 58806Price: 175.00 GBP


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WW2 Egyptian Home Guard - Cairo Civil Defence Force Brass Cap Badge

Die cast, theatre made with original slider to the reverse. An attractive design with sharp detail. Renfrew et al in Volume 2 depict the Suez Canal version. This is for the capital Cairo.

D20.16

Code: 58762Price:

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