South Africa - Border Light Horse Cap Badge and Collar Set, worn 1903 - 1909 only
A scarce matched set of cap and facing collar badges, with two original loops to the reverse of each. The loops to the collars have been slightly pressed to tighten them for wear, otherwise in superb condition, Scarce.
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SLBn - Sierra Leone Battalion ( West African Frontier Force ) Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt
Scarce Sierra Leone Battalion ' SLBn ' brass shoulder title, British made with J.R. Gaunt London stamped to the reverse with both of its original lugs. Worn circa 1901-28. In good condition.
The British colony of Sierra Leone contributed one battalion of infantry to the West African Field Force. It was formed from personnel of the Sierra Leone Frontier Police.
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QONR - Queen 's Own Nigeria Regiment Blackened Brass Shoulder Title, 1956 - 1960
Scarce brass shoulder title, only worn from the formation of the unit in 1956 until Independence in 1960. Originally blackened, most of the black finish is now absent, with two original lugs to the reverse. Scarce.
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African Somaliland Scouts White Metal Cap Badge, 1942 - 1952 - Gaunt
Die cast white metal with original slider to reverse stamped JR Gaunt London (no dot). In excellent condition.
Renfrew et al, Vol. 1, No 692 refers.
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West African Gold Coast Defence Force ( GCDF ) brass shoulder title, 1927 - 1939
Brass shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5cm wide and 1.3cm tall. An all white unit as opposed to the Gold Coast Territorial Force, which consisted of white officers and African other ranks. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2, No 1735 refers.
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South Africa - Military Nursing Service White Metal Pin Brooch Badge
Die struck example with original and functional pin fittings. Circa 28mm in diameter. Minor service wear otherwise in very good condition. Worn circa 1939 - 1962.
The design is of a springbok head tracing left within a circle inscribed with the initial letters S.A.M.N.S. (English) and S.A.M.V.D. (Afrikaans). As worn on the coat lapel.
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South African Constabulary Edwardian White Metal Helmet and Cap Badge, King's Crown
A large unvoided white metal slouch hat badge of the South African Constabulary, worn 1902-1908. In very good condition, but some service wear to top loop. Circa 57.5 mm (w) x 68 mm (h).
Owen 1851 refers.
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League of Frontiersmen Cap Badge - Northern Nigeria Branch
Many thanks for Terry’s help with identification. Scroll below has the initials "N.N.L.F.". Which stands for Northern Nigerian branch of the League of Frontiersmen.
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WW2 East African Kenya Regiment (TF) Auxiliary Air Unit (KAAU) Cast Brass Cap Badge
A rare attractive theatre made large and heavy cast cap badge to this colonial war raised unit which was formed during WW2 in 1940, the pilots trained by the Aero Club of Kenya were grouped into the “Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit”. Dozens of club members had joined; nineteen members were subsequently killed in the war after the unit's incorporation into the Royal Air Force. Many made names for the... read more
WW2 EAAEC East Africa Army Education Corps Cast Brass Shoulder Title
Gilt still bright, two integral tombstone style loops to the reverse. A bit crude as one would expect from sandcasting but original and scarce. Of Kenyan interest too.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1839 refers.
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