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).
Die struck with two original lugs to the reverse. Please note this has nothing to do with Palestine or Israel. Circa 4cm tall. In very good condition and scarce. Pre 1953.
Cannot locate this particular pattern in either volume of Renfrew, Renfrew and Cranstron, but it is identical to the Helmet Plate centre in Vol 1 No 241.
A scarce British made die-stamped example of crowned gun pattern; top scroll “In Oriente Primus”; tri-part scroll “Singapore Royal Artillery”; “V” mounted on a turning wheel, original slider. A lovely item.
Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with sharp detail and original slider to the reverse. Worn circa 1928 - 1942 (although still being worn later by some personnel in the 1950s). Circa 5.2cm tall.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 726 and page 126 refers.
Die cast white metal, with original long slider marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop). Some service wear to slider otherwise the badge is in very good condition and with sharp detail. Worn circa 1921 - 1942.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 761 refers.
In good condition with two integral tombstone style fixing loops to the reverse. Worn circa 1902 to 1921. Of Malaya / Singapore interest. Scarce.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 786 refers.
A good quality pair of gilt brass shoulder titles with both original loops to the reverse of each. Some minor service wear. Worn circa 1915 - 1936. Scarce.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 Nos 768 & 769 refer.
An attractive and scarce well made local cast brass badge with original pagri pin fixing. Nice original condition (worn from 1940s to 1955). 3.8cm tall and 3.5cm wide.
It is little known, but the Libyan Desert was the scene of one of the greatest logistical feats of WW2. After the capture of Kufra by Leclerc in February 1941 it became apparent, that the French have neither the manpower nor the logistical capability to maintain a garrison, and the task fell on the Sudan Defence Force. All supplies for the subsequent two years had to be trucked in from Wadi Halfa on the Nile, accross 1200 kilometres of barren and waterless desert. The convoys standard routes went via Bir Missaha and Jebel Kamil to the southern tip of the Gilf Kebir, either rounding it or crossing Wadi Firaq or Wadi Wassa. From there the convoys turned North, passed the 'Three Castles' and Wadi Sora, then continued via Mushroom Rock and Kendall's Dump to Kufra. To this day a number of relics still remain scattered in the desert.
There is nothing published on the convoys. While the accomplishments of the LRDG are well known, war historians have completely ignored this unglamorous but immense feat, in which the Sudan Ordnance Corps played a key part.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 2308 refers.
A scarce die cast silver plated example on its original loops (north - south). Some minor wear to plated finish on the highpoints otherwise in good condition. Circa 1930s.
Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 2105 refers (but this one silver plated).
A scarce title, worn on battledress. This private school corps was associated with the Durham Light Infantry and wore the DLI cap badge. Some glue patches to reverse otherwise in very good condition.
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