Rare item, theatre made with two original integral loops to the reverse. In very good condition. The final picture shows all three of the shoulder titles in this series available for sale elsewhere on this site (item 60233 for the KDF title).
In very good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 5.8cm tall. Gilt has dulled but otherwise in excellent condition and only worn 1895 - 1902. From 1902 onwards they became a King's African Rifles Battalion. There would only have been a handful of officers. Rare.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 672 refers.
A scarce king's crown UK made die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm tall. In excellent condition and very scarce. Not listed in Renfrew.
Rare item, theatre made with two original integral loops to the reverse, one damaged otherwise in good condition. The final picture shows all three of the shoulder titles in this series available for sale elsewhere on this site (item 60233 for the KDF title).
In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Queen 's crown, worn circa 1952 - 1961. Slight spot of verdigris to G in Tanganyika. Circa 3.4cm tall.
Tanganyika was a territory administered by the United Kingdom from 1916 until 1961. The UK initially administered the territory as an occupying power with the Royal Navy and British Indian infantry seizing the territory from the Germans in 1916. From 20 July 1922, British administration was formalised by Tanganyika being created a British League of Nations mandate. From 1946, it was administered by the UK as a United Nations trust territory.
Excellent quality king's crown officers gilt pagri badge with original long slider fitting to the reverse. The head of a giraffe to the centre of a crowned furled scroll bearing the title with the " GRI " cypher at the scroll junction.
This is a very scarce Tanganyika Territory badge with long slider to the reverse indicating this was for wear in the pagri folds of the tropical sun helmet. Die cast in gilded brass, this would have been worn by white officers of the civil service who provided the administration of this territory from 1922. Given the GRI cypher it suggests this was worn until 1937. A large attractive badge at circa 6.5cm tall. The hole in the slider would have enabled a securing stitch to hold it in place. Sharp detail and gilt bright.
Tanganyika Territory was the British share of the former German colony of German East Africa, which the British took under a League of Nations Mandate in 1922, and which was later transformed into a United Nations Trust Territory after World War Two.
Renfrew el al, Vol 1, No 664 refers.
A fine die-stamped white metal example with two original lugs. Very good condition. Coll
Die pressed brass sheet unvoided Other Ranks collar badge with two original wire loops to the reverse. Worn circa 1914 - 1929. Circa 3.5cm wide and 2.7m tall. This was not the cap badge. The cap badge worn by this unit was the general service badge of the time that is the union arms in garter surmounted by crown.
The unit existed from 1913 to 1929 and served in the Southern area of German South West Africa in 1915. The Karroo Schutters were also known as the 14th Dismounted Rifles. The motto "NON SIBI SID" "PATRIAL" means "Not For Self But For Country".
Somewhat ironically the collar badge was designed by one of the five Boer prisoners who escaped from the ship "THE CATOLINA" in Columbia harbour on 13 January 1901. They were known as the "five swimmers" and swam to a Russian steamer KERSON where they made their escape. The five were a Steyn, Botha, Haussner and the two Steytler brothers. This feat is depicted on the badge design. So given the 1st commanding officer of the Karoo Schutters was one of these five swimmers, Lt Col Steyn, the badge does seem to represent "one in the eye" for the British Empire!
Steyn was an officer in General Smuts's staff in the Anglo-Boer War and commanded the unit during the GSWA campaign.
Owen No 1755 refers
Die cast silver, with two original long silver lugs to the reverse. Maker marks on reverse JRG & S ( JR Gaunt & Sons) with hallmarks for 1961. Circa 3.2cm tall. Good detail.
Renfrew et al, No 457 refers.
Die struck brass (more copper in colour) badge with original slider to the reverse, maker marked Firmin London. In very good condition. Circa 4.3cm tall.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1794 refers.
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