Scarce original WW1 photograph of Royal Naval Reserve Trawlers Petty Officer
Real photographic postcard of a Petty Officer wearing a stokers trade badge in the form of a three bladed propeller with the letters RNR T below, denoting Royal Naval Reserve Trawlers. Photographer: Gibson & Sons, Penzance & Scilly Isles. Postcard in good overall condition for age and postally unused.
Very Scarce WW1 RN Transport Petty Officer's Bullion Cap Badge
In good condition, bright colours and no wear to badding or bullion, but age to back and a very scarce item. 6.5cm tall and 3.5cm wide. read more
WW1 Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve RNMBR Full Dress Cap Badge
Not sure which is harder to find, one of these cap badges or hen's teeth. In great original condition, some signs of wear. Circa 6.5cm tall and 4cm wide at crown. Some minor wear to red felt on left of crown, but otherwise in very good condition for age. This particular version does not have any coloured jewels mounted on rim of crown.
Formed in 1914, Officers were ... read more
WW1 Rare Mercantile Marine Torpedoed Arm Badge
A very rare embroidered gold bullion on black felt, with original manufacturer's label still attached to the reverse! This reads: "Stephen Simpson, Gold and Silver lace manufacturer and embroiderer, Avenham Road Works, Preston". 7.5cm x 2.5cm.
When Jellicoe inspected the merchant seaman gunnery training college at Cyrstal Palace, he went down the ranks of one class aski... read more