A die struck brass cap badge with 2 original loops to reverse. Part of the Canadian Light Horse. The four squadrons wore their own militia badges throughout. Total strength of 1st Hussars was 171 all ranks. Commanded by F.C.Jamieson. In very good condition. Scarce.
Babin p10 10-4 refers.
Die struck in very good condition with original slider to the reverse (applied slightly off-centre). Sharp detail.
Crossed feather quills above a laurel wreath. Slight pull to one of the threads, otherwise with no damage or moth. Circa 4.2cm in diameter.
This is a Canadian trade badge for Clerical Trades (Group 2). This pattern was used from about 1956 until the introduction of the Canadian Forces (CF)
Combined Services uniform in 1968. They were subsequently reintroduced later in a slightly different pattern (no longer khaki) for the CF Dress
uniform and also the Garrison Dress uniform.
Many thanks to Doug for providing the above identification.
A large pattern die struck 3D cap badge with two original loops to the reverse, which have been straightened and reshaped but still fully functional. Circa 5.2cm tall. King's crown so pre 1952. Not seen one with the two tablet configuration like this before, the one of the left reverse reading 'JR Gaunt / Montreal' and the one on the right 'Made in England'.
A nice set of small pattern brass shoulder titles to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions. Two original loops to the reverse of each and maker marked Scully Ltd. In very good condition.
Given Tiptaff made many Canadian badges, this is most probably Canadian. But it could equally serve as a stand in for a Tyneside Irish 30th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers numeral (althougth not of the correct pattern).
Two original loops to the reverse. Circa 1.9cm wide and 1.3cm tall. Back stamped Tipftaff B'Ham in very small neat letters. UK made.
The 30th Battalion, CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 30th Battalion was authorized on 27 October 1914 and embarked for Britain on 23 February 1915. It was redesignated as the 30th Reserve Battalion, CEF on 18 April 1915 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. On 4 January 1917 its personnel were absorbed by the 1st Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion was subsequently disbanded on 1 September 1917.
A bronze cap badge embossed Tiptaft (UK maker) to the bottom left of the reverse of the maple leaf. Two original lugs but these appear to have been nipped, possibly for ease of display. Otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4cm tall and 3.6cm wide. Babin No E50 refers.
The 50th Battalion (Calgary), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 50th Battalion was authorised on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 27 October 1915. The battalion disembarked in France on 11 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war.18 The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920. It took part in the action at Vimy Ridge and many others.
A good scarce bi metal two part construction example in bronze and white metal. Two original lugs to the reverse. Maker's tablet Hicks & Sons London to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm tall and 4.4cm wide. In very good condition.
A large pattern die struck 3D cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 5.3cm tall. King's crown so pre 1952. Scarce.
Scarce brass collar badge with makers details for Ellis and the dated 1913 to the reverse and two original flat style circular lugs. A beaver upon the motto scroll, " Semper Paratus " and the number "46" below. Circa 4.7cm wide and 2.7cm tall. Scarce.
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