Cadet?, Canadian?, part of Coldstream Guards shoulder title? A useful set of brass letters, larger one is circa 1.8cm tall and the two smaller ones are matching (despite perspective in photos) and 1.5cm tall.
A brass shoulder title with two original hexagonal style fixings to the reverse. In very good condition.
Formed in 1900, only five of the eight battalions envisaged were ever raised and none had any personnel after March 1906.
Westlake No 1594 refers.
In good condition with two original hexagonal loops to reverse. This is the version with the misspelt part of the motto with Quo Fasa Vocant which should have been Quo Fata Vocant.
Col. D. Wood No. 283 (B) refers
A brass title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Some service wear but overall in very good condition. Worn until 1902.
Westlake No 779 refers (this one with not as much curve)
Pair of early pattern brass two-piece shoulder titles, " Bugle / Oxford." Worn from 1907 by other ranks and retained by the 2nd Battalion until 1914, whereas the 1st Battalion wore a different pattern (Westlake 1177) from 1908 (see also my item 60807). A matched facing pair, with all fittings present and correct (one top lug on one bugle slightly squashed but functional).
Westlake No 1176 refers.
According to Westlake this pattern was introduced by Army Order 509 of 1920, but at the time of publication could find you photographic evidence of it being worn. Two original loops to the reverse. In good condition.
Westlake No 1055 refers.
It is also listed in the Supplement to Military Insignia of Cornwall (Ivall & Thomas 1976) as item 14 on page 9, but they were unsure of who wore it and when.
Painted gloss black, some wear to black finish otherwise in good condition with two original loops to the reverse.
Westlake No 1395 refers.
A gilding metal shoulder title central device (it would have had a single NF (for Northumberland Fusiliers ) and battalion number above (24, 25, 26, 27 or 30). Locally made for the Tyneside Irish in the early days of the First world war by the local goldsmiths, Reid & Co. Still in Newcastle to this day!
Sadly this one has been relugged with some heavy looking copper strips (e-w), still a rare badge and condition reflected in price.
A scarce pre WW1 regular battalion shoulder title with two original hexagonal fixing loops to the reverse. Circa 3.4cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Worn circa 1885 - 1907. In very good condition.
Left facing die cast brass shoulder title, one piece, with two hexagonal fixings to the reverse. A scarce example as worn for a few years only between 1930s until replaced in 1936.
Westlake No 1357 refers.
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