A die cast white metal small pattern beret badge (circa 3.3cm tall), with original slider to the reverse and stamped on slider Firmin London. VGC.
K&K Vol 2, No 2015 refers.
A small bi-metal cap badge with original slider. Slider correctly impressed with the maker's mark DN (Dalman & Narborough) Lombard St, Birmingham. Not often encountered.
Sadly one lug missing in action otherwise in good condition with some polishing to highpoints.
Cats tail down, seven voids, with two original long loops to the reverse, some twisting and one slightly sprung from the badge but still fully functional. Sharp detail with no polishing. Removed from a display board - pristine reverse as no oxidization.
The 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army before being transferred to the British Army on India's independence in 1947.
As part of the British Army, the regiment served in Malaya, Hong Kong and Brunei until 1994 when the regiment was amalgamated with the other three British Army Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles. It is the only Gurkha regiment which did not have Kukri on its cap badge. A post WW2 example.
In unissued condition. Not often encountered. Presumably not very popular but sensible.
A white metal plated original brass / gilding metal cap badge with an original slider (and no signs of ever having been lugged). The plate to the front is wearing through showing the gilding metal below. It also has no signs of plating to the reverse, so most probably NOT one of the first batch of badges which were plated by the REME units in the field for the 7th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) - re-designated as the 141st (7th Battalion, The Buffs) Royal Armoured Corps, in October 1941.
Anyway, a nice original badge, which could be an oddity, or 141st RAC (later issue), or regimental police. Finally, this is not the Birmingham Mint white metal version.
Sadly fixing loops neatly removed otherwise in good condition but lack of loops reflected in price.
In new / unused condition. Suitable for display or wear. Circa 9.5cm tall and 8.5cm wide.
In very good condition complete with its two original blades, straight example with only light crazing to reverse. Made from cellulose acetate. Sometimes incorrectly described as Bakelite. Scarce.
See 60070 for the white metal version.
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