A scarce cloth embroidered in red RNH with a red anchor on a black background, as worn by VAD detachments serving in Royal Naval Hospitals. A circular badge, circa 5.8cm in diameter. This pattern was worn in WW1 and WW2 only. Looking at the construction this I would say it was of WW2 vintage. In very good condition and scarce.
See "Rank & Rate" E.C. Coleman, p89
In unissued condition. Only one available.
The first University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) was established in Aberdeen in 1967 and was still training 58 students when it was moved to Edinburgh in 2012. Their training vessel was HMS Archer.
The end of Aberdeen University Royal Naval Unit left a major port and huge swathe of coastline without a permanent naval presence.
Quite a few marks and scratches from service wear to brass, with two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse.
In excellent undamaged condition. Lugs all in good condition. Cap badge maker marked JR Gaunt B'ham.
A stunning heavy quality helmet plate in mint condition with all three original loops to the reverse. An eight pointed star, the top most point displaced by a St Edward's Crown ( QEII pattern) with laurel wreath and scroll inscribed ""Gibraltar"" applied to the top and fouled anchor to the junction below. Within the wreath, a pierced strap inscribed ""Per Mare Per Terram"" on blue enamel ground. To the centre, a frosted silver plated globe in relief. Multiple piece construction. Circa 9cm tall. Sealed pattern 1954. Faultless.
K&K Vol No 2 No 2096 refers.
Attractive item with no moth damage. No1 Dress Royal Navy.
Good example, by by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall, details to the reverse. complete with its two blades. Very good condition. Made from cellulose acetate. Sometimes incorrectly described as Bakelite. Scarce.
A simply stunning and scarce silver-plated and gilt cap badge for the Royal Marine Artillery Band with two original lug fastenings (east and west). Reverse embossed F&S (Firmin & Sons, bottom left of reverse of laurel wreath). With George V cypher mounted on the ball. Worn 1912 to 1923.
K&K Vol 1 No 1113 refers.
Finely detailed and dark toned but in very good condition with no damage to enamel, with original and fully functional pin and c clasp. Looks circa WW1 in design, and circa 3.5cm tall.
HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys' training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich (from 1899) and Shotley (from 1905). She remained in service at RNTE Shotley until October 1976.
In good condition but with signs of service wear especially to black paint finish. Two original lugs (east - west) and embossed with maker's name: J R Gaunt London.
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