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WW1 / WW2 Royal Navy Rating Leading Seaman Gold Bullion Insignia with Good Conduct Badge

No 1 uniform insignia. Some raggy edges to tombstone and bottom good conduct badge chevron is lifting from the badge above and needs to be fully sewn down. bullion thread and lace in good condition. This has some age to it.

Good Conduct Badges (worn on the left arm) were first authorised in 1849 for award after 5, 10 and 15 years satisfactory service. These periods were changed to 3, 8 and 13 years in 1861, and to 4, 8 and 12 years in 1946.

Code: 61781Price: 10.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Non-substantive Arm Badge - Air Gunner

Removed from uniform, embroidered gold thread on black tombstone for wear on No 1 uniform. A swept wing aircraft without addition indicating an Air Gunner 3rd Class (1939-1945). Bullion thread tarnished otherwise in very good condition. This has some age to it.

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WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Non-substantive Arm Badge - Aircraft Handler

Removed from uniform, embroidered gold thread on black tombstone for wear on No 1 uniform. A swept wing aircraft star above and H below indicating an Aircraft Handler, 2nd Class (1945 - 1948), or Aircraft Handler, 3rd Class (1948 - ). Bullion tarnished otherwise in very good condition. This has some age to it.

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Code: 61779Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Non-substantive Arm Badge - Air Mechanic (Electrical)

Removed from uniform, embroidered red on black tombstone for wear on the blue uniform. A two bladed airscrew propeller with star above and L below indicating an Air Mechanic (Electrical) Leading Rating (1939-1948), or Air Mechanic 1st Class (1945-1948). In very good condition.

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Code: 61778Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Navy Petty Officers Embroidered Bullion Rank Insignia with Good Conduct Badge (Chevron)

Bullion gold wire embroidered kings crown Petty Officers sleeve insignia. A pair of crossed fouled anchors surmounted by the king's crown with a gold lace chevron below. The latter is not a rank badge but a Good Conduct Badge. Removed from uniform, some minor tarnishing to uniform. Jewels below crown are red rather than blue. The were worn with blue jewels from 1920 onwards, red prior to this.

Good Conduct Badges (worn on the left arm) were first authorised in 1849 for award after 5, 10 and 15 years satisfactory service. These periods were changed to 3, 8 and 13 years in 1861, and to 4, 8 and 12 years in 1946.

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Code: 61777Price: 45.00 GBP


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Royal Navy (RN) Supply Rating (Stores) Embroidered Blue on White Tropical Dress Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge

Removed from uniform, in very good condition. White versions were worn on tropical dress.

The Star with S in the centre was common to both RN and WRNS ratings (May p92).

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Code: 61718Price: 5.00 GBP


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Royal Navy (RN) Supply Rating (Stores) Embroidered Red on Dark Blue Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge

Removed from uniform. In very good condition.

The Star with S in the centre was common to both RN and WRNS ratings (May p92).

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Code: 61717Price: 5.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Navy (RN) & WRNS Writer Clerk Red on Dark Blue Embriodered Proficiency Arm Badge

Removed from uniform, in good overall condition. White versions were worn on tropical dress (see my item 61440).

The Star with W in the centre was common to both RN and WRNS ratings (May p92).

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Code: 61716Price: 5.00 GBP


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An early Mercantile Marine Merchant Navy Officers Gold Bullion Cap Badge with Silver Plated Crown and Anchor Cap Badge - Makers label 'Lawton & Fenner' Ltd

A pre WW2 Merchant Navy Officer's Padded Gold Bullion Cap Badge with dark toned silver plated metal crown and anchor. Some tarnishing to gold bullion and some fading to maroon velvet central boss. Original maker's label to reverse 'Lawton & Fenner Ltd" and registered number 675204 which, if a registered design number, would date this pattern to 1920 - 1921. Circa 6.8cm tall including black felt backing cloth.

Lawton & Fenner Ltd was based in Preston and Incorporated 24th December 1925. It appears to have been struck off the companies register in 1983 (London Gazette, edition 49312, page 4793 of 8th April 1983 refers).

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Code: 61588Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Navy & WRNS Writer Clerk Proficiency Printed Tropical Dress Arm Badge

Removed from uniform, in very good condition. Printed RN rank and rate badges are less common than similar badges for the Army. White versions were worn on tropical dress (FS276 p30).

The Star with W in the centre was common to both RN and WRNS ratings (May p92).

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Code: 61440Price: 5.00 GBP

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