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Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Commemorative Glass Dish and Black and White Photo of Recipient in Full Dress

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Commemorative Glass Dish and Black and White Photo of Recipient in Full Dress

This is an original 1960s photo portrait which shows Ron Winters of the RGH ( died in 2015 aged 84) as a young trooper in full dress of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. The accompanying regimental glass dish was apparently presented to all soldiers on parade at the presentation of the guidon standard at Badminton on the 27th May 1962. Slight wear to the gilt lettering and a few small marks to white finish otherwise in very good condition with do damage, chips or cracks. Photo in very good condition.

Please note due to the glass item I will post to a UK address only.

Comm GM

Code: 61904

35.00 GBP


4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Pewter 1 Pint Tankard - CSM H K West Shooting Trophy 1925 - Gallipoli Veteran

4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Pewter 1 Pint Tankard - CSM H K West Shooting Trophy 1925 - Gallipoli Veteran

These normally come a bit more bashed and with the bottom glass broken, but in this case it is watertight, fits nicely in the hand and has only a few dings and small dents that do not detract. Maker marked Phillips Aldershot. It has a disc bearing St George slaying the Dragon and below engraved neatly in upright capitals:

4th Bn Northd Fusiliers
(Permanent Staff)
Rifle Meeting.
1925
Won By
C.S.M. H.K. West

The tankard comes with a photocopy page from the St George's Gazette dated 31st August 1925 confirming the award of the Special Prize for Permanent Staff - No 6447034 C.S.M. West at the Rifle Meeting at Ponteland.

Harry West was a regular solider who served as a Corporal in the 2nd Royal Fusiliers in WW1, landing at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 (regimental number 139181 & GS/127207 on re-enlistment in March 1919), and was entitled to a 1915 Trio. He later served with with the 4th Battalion (TA) as part of their permanent staff (Army Number 6447034). He was awarded his LSGC medal in 1929, but this was forfeited in 1932 on account of his being tried by a District Court Martial for offences of a fraudulent nature and reduced from the rank of CQMS to Fusilier. His WW1 MIC comes with the tankard confirming the above details.

At the outbreak of the Great War the 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers was based in Calcutta, India. In January 1915 the Battalion landed in England, moving to Stockingford near Nuneaton. The 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers formed part of the 86th Infantry Brigade, 29th Division which sailed for Egypt on 16th March 1915. The Battalion departed with a strength of 28 Officers and 962 Other Ranks destined for Mex Camp.

On 25th April 1915 Harry West of the the 2nd Royal Fusiliers landed at X Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, at the start of the ill-fated campaign. The Battalion would stay in theatre for eight months and took part in some of the most brutal fighting on the peninsula. On 10th Oct 1915 the 29th Division took stock of its casualties to date and counted the number of ‘originals’ in each battalion who had landed on 25th April some six months earlier. Only 158 of the Royal Fusiliers 990 ‘originals’ answered the roll call. Of these most had been wounded or sick, evacuated, recovered and returned. Only 72 had never left the Gallipoli peninsula. There is no record of the number who struggled through to January 1916 when the Battalion was finally evacuated at the end of the disastrous campaign, but the presumption is Harry was one of the lucky ones. A sad ending to his military career at the hands of a District Court Martial.

Comm GM

Code: 61902

45.00 GBP


British Army 1888 Volunteer Pattern Slade - Wallace  Buff waist belt and QVC Brass  clasp - 7th Bn Durham Light Infantry (DLI)

British Army 1888 Volunteer Pattern Slade - Wallace Buff waist belt and QVC Brass clasp - 7th Bn Durham Light Infantry (DLI)

British Army three part 1888 Pattern SLADE-WALLACE Buff waist belt and buckle. Queen Victoria Crown WBC with motto: "DIEU ET MON DROIT". In original Buff leather without white blanco applied. The belt has both sliding buff leather keepers and all its brass component parts. Various black ink stamps including 7 DLI (Sunderland) - there is another feint stamp showing what looks like 3 S (7th DLI pre 1908 were the 3rd Bn DLI,(Sunderland) and prior to that the 3rd Sunderland RVC). In very good condition, some grubby marks to leather and with some polishing to brass highpoints otherwise a nice complete example with all of its attachments and brass fittings in place.

Not happy to send to the USA on account of past problems with textile imports.

Comm FB

Code: 62971

165.00 GBP


Lord Lieutenant of Scotland Bullion Kings Crown Cap Badge and Gilt Collar Badge Set

Lord Lieutenant of Scotland Bullion Kings Crown Cap Badge and Gilt Collar Badge Set

A rare set, pre 1952. The bullion in good condition and the large gilt metal collars (non-facing), have been cast, each with two original loops to the reverse, gilt bright and in superb condition. Please note will not split as came together.

Coll

Code: 62943

165.00 GBP


The Regiment van Heutsz Royal Netherlands Army Brass Cap Badge

The Regiment van Heutsz Royal Netherlands Army Brass Cap Badge

A large die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some service wear to central design otherwise in good condition.

The Regiment van Heutsz is a line infantry regiment of the Royal Netherlands Army. The regiment was named after J.B. van Heutsz, a former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, and was formed on July 1, 1950. It is notable for its service as part of the United Nations force sent to fight during the Korean War. Its badge is the former crest of the Dutch East Indies and it maintains the traditions of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger (KNIL) which was disbanded in 1950 (see item below).

Code: 60246

8.00 GBP


Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) White Metal Regimental Notice / Bulletin Board Insignia Device Badge (Type 2)

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) White Metal Regimental Notice / Bulletin Board Insignia Device Badge (Type 2)

A large cast plated pewter St George above a 'V' with a separate but associated Motto scroll below. This is attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and with small holes for pins to secure it to a notice board. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.

This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item for details of how to obtain a copy). See page 169 (No 524B). The item for sale is the same badge as that depcited in the book and comes directly from the author.

DRW 76

Code: 62923

SOLD


Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) White Metal Regimental Notice / Bulletin Board Insignia Device Badge (Type 1)

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) White Metal Regimental Notice / Bulletin Board Insignia Device Badge (Type 1)

A large brass cast silver plated St George above a 'V' and Motto scroll attached below. Some wear to the plate with the brass showing through but still attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and one out of three securing pins below remaining. Circa 9.5cm tall. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.

This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item 62726 for details of how to obtain a copy).

Denis Wood page 169 (No 524A) refers (The photo in the book is in black and white so the brass base colour of this item does not show in the book but it is the same badge and comes directly from the author).

DRW 75

Code: 62922

SOLD


RNF / RRF Fusiliers Association Tie, Ashington Branch, Northumberland

RNF / RRF Fusiliers Association Tie, Ashington Branch, Northumberland

British made, in mint condition still in original plastic packaging. Nicely designed with an attractive RRF badge to pinned to centre below the hackle. A clever design, or as we would probably say in the North East - A bobby dazzler!

DRW 72

Code: 62919

12.00 GBP


69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment / later 2nd Bn The Welsh Regiment ) Georgian Musicians Leather Pouch

69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment / later 2nd Bn The Welsh Regiment ) Georgian Musicians Leather Pouch

Possibly a unique find here is a cuir bouilli (boiled leather to make it rigid and hard) musician's pouch, waxed to make the leather glossy. It has the number 69 below a Georgian style crown burnt into the leather (pyrography being the technical term). Brass button retains the flap. Large retaining loop for wear on a waist belt in matching leather to the reverse. No stitching faults. Possible name to reverse but no longer able to work this out. A wonderful early item, museum quality. Circa 8 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Worn by bandsman / musician.

The 69th Foot were amalgamated with the 41st Foot (Welsh Regiment) in 1881, to form the Welsh / Welch Regiment's second battalion.

On account of it being leather there may be some countries I am unable to post this item to. Please bear this in mind if you live in a country with such restrictions before ordering it. I am unable to post this to the USA.

Comm GM

Code: 61894

145.00 GBP


Blue UN Colour Neckerchief worn by a British Gurkha Officer, with US forces, Seoul,South Korea

Blue UN Colour Neckerchief worn by a British Gurkha Officer, with US forces, Seoul,South Korea

Neckerchief in excellent condition, looks almost like new. The property of Col DR Wood ex 2GR. Together with a white on red embroidered shoulder title on press studs. The Honor Guard drawn from platoons of British or Gurkha battalions stationed in Hong Kong who were detached to US forces in Seoul, South Korea for one month at a time. In VERY good condition.

See also item 62725.

DRW 43

Code: 62673

12.00 GBP