The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
A bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider. Two sweat / braising holes to reverse of scroll.
The star of St Patrick in white metal with brass title scroll superimposed. In 1922 it was amalgamated with the 7th Dragoon Guards, at which point it lost reference to its Irish pedigree.
K&K Vol 1, 740 refers. read more
The 5th ( Princess Charlotte of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
A Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider.
A gilding metal circlet inscribed 'Vestigia nulla retrorsum' (Latin: 'We do not retreat'), surmounted by a gilding metal K/C. A white metal centre piece bears the White Horse of Hanover with the Roman numeral 'V' above and the letters'DG' below. In 1922 they were amalgamated with the Inniskillings ( 6th Dragoons ).... read more
The 6th Dragoon Guards ( Carabiniers ) Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
Bi metal cap badge in good condition with original slider and two sweat / braising holes to the reverse of the scroll. With sharp detail. An all brass economy badge was issued in 1916.
The Regiment was amalgamated with the 3rd Dragoon Guards in 1922 to form the 3rd Carabineers ( Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards ), and again in 1971 with the Royal Scots Greys to form t... read more
7th ( The Princess Royal's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge
The 1906 - 1922 pattern cap badge with original slider. Some very light polishing to highpoints, may have been lacquered. In very good condition.
This is an unusual cap badge in as much as its design was a throw back to the the earliest days of the British Army when regiments were styled after the names of their commanding officers. In this case Ligonier's Horse who... read more
1st ( Royal ) Dragoons Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
Bi-metal cap badge with original slider, in reasonable condition with some service wear. Not a lot one can say about this badge other than many resorted to unofficial private purchase brass eagles to make up for its uninspiring design. The eagle was of course to commemorate the capture of the French Eagle of the 105th Regiment of Infantry at Waterloo.
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1st ( Royal ) Dragoons Unofficial Brass Eagle Cap Badge, c.1915 - 1919
Brass gilding metal die struck cap badge in good condition, with original slider and with sharp detail. Circa 3.2cm tall excluding slider. Rare.
This small and unofficial brass eagle above a plinth with 105, was ordered privately by the Regiment from a firm in Hythe in the early days of WW1, and was worn until 1919 when the Regiment returned from the Rhine to Hounslow. Officialdo... read more
2nd Dragoons ( Royal Scots Greys ) Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
Slight polishing to the detail on the breast of the eagle otherwise in very good condition with original slider. This pattern was worn until 1971.
The French pattern eagle and scroll ' Waterloo ' below commemorate the capture of the eagle of the 45th Regiment of Infantry who were decimated by the charge of the Royal Scots Greys.
K&K Vol 1, Fig. 752 refers.
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The 3rd ( King's Own ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
A really lovely example with the large pattern White Horse of Hanover, original slider with crimp mark and sharp detail.
A smaller pattern horse appeared in 1930 (much more akin to the size of the horse used on the badge of the West Yorkshire Regiment) and with the addition of "THE" in the title scroll. In 1958, the Regiment was merged with the 7th Hussars.
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The 4th ( Queen's Own ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
Bi-metal badge with original slider. In good condition with sharp detail.
The motto 'Mente et manu' means 'With heart and hand'. In 1958 the regiment was merged with the 8th Hussars.
K&K Vol 1, Fig. 756 refers.
The 5th ( Royal Irish ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge
A bi-metal die cast cap badge with original slider, with two sweat / braising holes behind the lance pennants (all brass on this version). Motto 'Quis Sebarabit' ('Who shall separate us?'). Original slider maker marked (with correct small pattern style of naming) Lambourne & Co (underscore to letter o), Birmingham. Not noted this badge before by this manufacturer. Scarce.
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