In very good condition with backing plates and cotter pins. They are the same size despite my photos!
a lovely example with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Of two part construction in white metal, circa 4 cms tall. In very good condition and scarce.
Grebert p49 / Bosleys Sale 65 lot 191 refer.
Comm RoHa (B2)
A die struck white metal hat badge of the NSW Irish Rifle Regiment, worn circa 1903 - 1912. The badge features the Irish harp above a shamrock, encircled by a Waratah wreath, and surmounted by the imperial crown. The Irish motto 'FAG AN BEALAC' ('Clear the way') is carried beneath the shamrock, and the title 'N.S.W. IRISH RIFLE REGIMENT' is inscribed on a scroll at the bottom of the badge. With two original east - west loops to the reverse. In unissued condition.
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Comm RoHa (B2)
A stunning example in frosted silver plate with three original long screw posts to the reverse. Circa 1905. Some minor wear to plate on high points otherwise tip top. Circa 8.4 cm tall. Vendor states made by Gaunt but unmarked.
Renfrew et al Vol1 No 196 refers (but the one listed here is in frosted silver).
49th Battalion, The Stanley Regiment. Stamped brass construction, theatre blackened, with both original lugs present and all in good condition (paint finish worn off). Circa 5.2 cms tall. This pattern worn 1930-43 Australian Army Militia 49th Battalion (The Stanley Regiment).
Casualties amongst the 49th Battalion are listed on the Australian War Memorial as 97 killed and 111 wounded, the majority of which were suffered during the fighting around Sanananda (New Guinea). Author Fred Cranston, who served with the 49th Battalion during the New Guinea campaign, disagrees with these figures, listing the 49th Battalion's casualties during the fighting around Sanananda as 14 officers and 282 other ranks killed or wounded, and 313 all ranks evacuated sick. Members of the battalion received the following decorations: one DSO, three MCs, one DCM, three MMs and 10 MIDs for their involvement in the fighting in New Guinea. The 49th Battalion was disbanded on 3 July 1943.
Comm BoHa (61)
Brass shoulder title with two original flat lugs to the reverse - one slightly bent over otherwise in very good condition. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 757 refers.
Comm BoHa (59)
A large die stamped brass example, worn circa 1948-1966. Two original loops to the reverse. Also a brass strengthening plate applied to the reverse of crown, a feature which I have observed on at least three other examples of this badge. Circa 5.8cm tall. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 122 refers.
British Guiana was a British colony, part of the mainland British West Indies, which resides on the northern coast of South America. Since 1966 it has been known as the independent nation of Guyana.
Comm BoHa (16)
Die struck with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. Worn 1922 - 1942 (as per the design for the cap badge but smaller). Of Malaya / Singapore interest. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1994/1995 refer.
Comm StWi (28)
A fine post 1953 die struck silver plated example with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Maker marked Stokes. Apparently produced by this firm between 1953 and 1960. In very good condition.
1st Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment of the Australian Army and is the senior regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Formed as a tank unit in the new Australian Regular Army on 7 July 1949, the regiment subsequently saw service during the Vietnam War operating Centurion tanks. Currently the unit is based in Edinburgh, South Australia as part of the 1st Brigade. As part of the Plan Beersheba reorganisation, the unit has become one of three Armoured Cavalry Regiments (ACRs) assigned to the Army's multirole combat brigades in Brisbane, Darwin and Townsville. Each ACR is equipped with M1A1 tanks and ASLAV light armoured vehicles.
Comm StWi (30)
In good condition with two original loops to the reverse (one slightly bent).
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