Two part die cast construction with two original loops to the reverse and marked S for Silver. Circa 3.1cm across, Worn with the flags facing outwards making this a left side collar badge. Worn on the Service Dress and Battledress blouse with no bakcings. In very good condition.
The badge reflects the regiments which provided the first cadres from the 4/7th Dragoon Guards and the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, the star of the former and the castle of the latter.
Seaman's "For Hostilities Only " figure 6 refers.
Die struck with voided Roman numerals XXII, circa 41mm in height and 27mm wide with two original loops to the reverse (north - south). Some signs of service wear but overall in very good condition.
A stunning set of officers silver plated and gilt three part construction cap and collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. In very good condition. With sharp detail and bright gilt. A 'P' impressed to the reverse of the cap badge to signify silver plated. A very close match on the collars but not exact.
For Hostilities Only Fig 22 refers (which claims these are Gaunt pattern).
A stunning pair of officers silver plated and gilt three part construction collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each (north - south). In very good condition. With sharp detail and bright gilt. A close but not exact match.
For Hostilities Only Fig 22 refers( which claims these are Gaunt pattern).
White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped JR Gaunt London (no dot). Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. In very good condition.
The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.
K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.
In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 33mm wide. This is smaller than the other ranks pattern by 2mm in width and better made and of a thicker metal quality. See figure 104 in Hostilities Only by Peter Seaman for confirmation. Westlake No 194 refers but the latter does not differentiate between the OR and Officer patterns.
Locally produced slip-on (this has opened up to its full length) yellow thread 25.D on a dark blue material. Small hole on top edge with white backing showing through. Scarce.
Peter Seaman "For Hostilities Only" Fig No 62 refers.
A small gilt shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition.
Peter Seaman's "For Hostilities Only" Fig No 11.
White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped Firmin London. Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. Lovely condition.
K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.
Multi part riveted construction die cast cap badge with original short slider to reverse. Scarce to find Indian made version with slider, usually found on loops. Not one of the rubbish copies now to be found on a certain auction website. Circa 3.5cm tall. See BMBF for discussion on the scarcity of the slidered versions.
The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments. It was initially assigned to the 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, the 254th Indian Tank Brigade). In 1943, it was reassigned to the Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive.
It spent the remainder of the war in India and Burma. It was part of the 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.
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