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The Boys Brigade Matched Pair of Woven Cloth Shoulder Titles
An early and rare pair of titles, red thread on black. Removed from uniform, some edge wear but otherwise in good condition.
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Code: 62533Price: 85.00 GBP
WW1 / WW2 Wrekin College (Shropshire) Junior Training Corps ( JTC ) Embroidered White on Khaki Slip-on
A scarce JTC slip on with two original retaining strips to the reverse. Some light mothing the hessian to the reverse and slight corner damage on the top left. Otherwise in good bright condition.
In 1948, JTC units were re-organised as the Combined Cadet Force.
WW1 South Shields ( County Durham ) Temperance Society Essay Competition Silver Hallmarked Medal / Medallion
An unusual and small medallion. The obverse contains the town coat of arms for the North East town of South Shields: a life boat in the centre, manned by the South Shields pilots with the motto adopted by the borough above "always ready". The reverse has been crudely engraved " V.A. 15th July 1915 ". Maker marked and hallmarked, including the link, the medal is in good condition and dark toned. Circa 26mm in diameter.
Code: 62531Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 Home Front Brass Army Cadet Force Mufti Lapel Buttonhole Badge
Post 1943 pattern in brass as per Mills "Doing Their Bit" No X18 and page 250 refers. This has two loops neatly soldered to the reverse. Circa 2.9cm tall. Good condition.
Code: 62530Price: 3.00 GBP
King George V Fund for Sailors Tinnie Pin Badge, founded 1917
Quite large at circa 3.8cm in diameter, slightly foxed to front, but otherwise in very good condition, with original and functional pin.
The First World War took a terrible toll on merchantmen and warships: in one fortnight in 1917 many thousands of sailors and over 400,000 tons of shipping were lost. Many of those men had a family to support, and towards the end of the war many small charitable organisations were set up to support the injured and bereaved.
In the City of London, far-sighted ship-owners and officers realised that what was most needed was an umbrella organisation that could take a realistic overview of the need and direct resources to where they were needed. They set up a Fund for that purpose and His Majesty George V took a deep and immediate interest, giving both his name and an establishing donation of £5000 to the new organisation.
During subsequent conflicts, and in the intervening years of peace, King George's Fund continued to provide both immediate and long-term support to the casualties of war, and to others who have paid a high price for a life at sea.
Code: 62529Price: 3.00 GBP
Boer War Tinnie - Lieut.-General Thomas Kelly-Kenny, CB
Some surface wear to picture and dulling / rusting to the rim, with original pin to reverse. Kelly-Kenny, an Irishman who commanded the Queen's Regiment until 1886, when he retired on half-pay. He joined the Staff and commanded the 6th Division of the South African Field Force.
Code: 62527Price: 4.00 GBP
Boer War Tinnie - Lieutenant - General Sir George White, VC., GCB
Some surface wear to image and dulling to the gilt / brass rim and minor rusting, with original pin. General White was in command of the troops in the Natal and was the gallant defender of Ladysmith in the Boer War.
Code: 62526Price: 4.00 GBP
WW2 Italian commemorative bronze medal medallion to the battleship Vittorio Veneto
A small commemorative bronze medallion to the Italian WW2 battleship R.N. ( Regia Navale ) Vittorio Veneto, circa 27mm in diameter and still suspended from its original clip and velvet covered card (the box in which it would have been displayed is no longer present). The reverse is blank.
The Vittorio Veneto saw extensive service during the war and participated in the Battle of Cape Spartivento in November 1940 and the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941. She was damaged by torpedoes several times, including in the engagement off Cape Matapan and by the British submarine HMS Urge in December 1941, though she escaped undamaged during the British raid on Taranto in November 1940. She spent 1941 and early 1942 attempting to attack British convoys to Malta, but crippling fuel shortages in the Italian fleet curtailed activity thereafter. Vittorio Veneto was among the Italian ships that were surrendered to the Allies in September 1943 after Italy withdrew from the war, and she spent the following three years under British control in Egypt. After the war, she was allocated as a war prize to Britain and subsequently broken up for scrap.
Full Size Republic of Pakistan Republic Medal 1956
With correct ribbon, full size cupronickel medal, swivel suspender with the date 23rd March 1956. Good condition.
Instituted: 16 March 1957, by the President of Pakistan. Awarded to commemorate the inauguration of the Republic of Pakistan on the 23 March 1956.
Code: 62524Price: 8.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title
Removed from uniform, paste back, in good bright condition, with very minor edge wear. No moth. Circa 12.2cm wide and 2.2cm tall.
Code: 62523Price: 8.00 GBP
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