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Colonial Africa - Sudan Political Service (SPS) Gilt Pagri Sun Helmet Badge

Colonial Africa - Sudan Political Service (SPS) Gilt Pagri Sun Helmet Badge

A small gilt badge with stout pin and original fittings; fully functional. Circa 32mm in diameter. Fire gilt bright and in great condition overall. Worn circa 1899- 1955.

The example of this badge without the date '1899' is shown in Renfrew (No 1305) but is a hallmarked silver version with the date letter for 1931. This particular example, in this metal and finish, is not illustrated.

The Sudan Political Service was one of the smallest of its colonial brethren and never had more than 150 members at any one time and no more than 500 served throughout its existence.

See:

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230286320_7

Renfrew et al Vol 1 no 1305 refers.

G107

Code: 62740

145.00 GBP


Sudan Defence Force (SDF) Officers Large Pattern Silver Hallmarked Cap Badge

Sudan Defence Force (SDF) Officers Large Pattern Silver Hallmarked Cap Badge

Large size silver cast SDF officer's cap badge with hairpin slider to the reverse and Cairo hallmarks (date letter indistinct). An armed native tribesman upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters "S.D.F." Circa 4.6cm high. Very good condition and a quality badge.

The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During WW2, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.


D73.5

Code: 59043

SOLD


Sudan Defence Force ( SDF) Small Pattern Officer's Cap / Collar Badge

Sudan Defence Force ( SDF) Small Pattern Officer's Cap / Collar Badge

Small size cast brass SDF officers cap / collar badge with two original loops to the reverse (one possibly strengthened with silver solder). Circa 2.5cm tall. An armed native tribesman upon a camel above a tablet bearing the letters "S.D.F."

The Sudan Defence Force (SDF) was a British Army unit formed in 1925, as its name indicates, to maintain the borders of the Sudan under the British administration. During WW2, it also served beyond the Sudan in the East African Campaign and in the Western Desert Campaign.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1286 refers (but this in brass not white metal)

D31.14

Code: 59042

40.00 GBP


Early Middle East - Egyptian / Sudan Defence Force  - Matched Pair of Officers Gilt with Red Velvet Collar Badges as worn by British Seconded Officers

Early Middle East - Egyptian / Sudan Defence Force - Matched Pair of Officers Gilt with Red Velvet Collar Badges as worn by British Seconded Officers

A magnificent pair of gilt crown collar badges for the rank of major (Bimbashi), of two part construction, with two lugs attached to the reverse and original velvet red backing. Circa 3.5cm wide and 3cm tall. They are the same size - just some issues with my photography!

A194.8

Code: 58298

45.00 GBP


Middle East Egyptian Army  - 11th Sudan Infantry Bronzed Cap Badge

Middle East Egyptian Army - 11th Sudan Infantry Bronzed Cap Badge

A die struck bronzed brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse and maker marked " Lambourne & Co Birmingham ". Circa 5.1cm tall and in very good condition. Scarce.

Formed in late 1880s, and worn until 1925 with the creation of the Sudan Defence Force.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1276 refers.

C29.11

Code: 58293

45.00 GBP


WW1 - Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) Theatre Made Cast Brass Collar Badge

WW1 - Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) Theatre Made Cast Brass Collar Badge

A scarce locally made sand cast brass shoulder title with two original copper loops to the reverse (some twisting) depicting a camel facing right above a plinth "I.C.C.".

There were four battalions raised and they existed as a Brigade between December 1916 and June 1918, comprising mainly recruits from the Australian Light Horse, some British Yeomanry Regiments and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Comm ADSM

Code: 62925

245.00 GBP


WW1 - 12th (Australian) Company, 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps Theatre Made Cut Brass One Piece Shoulder Title

WW1 - 12th (Australian) Company, 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps Theatre Made Cut Brass One Piece Shoulder Title

A scarce 12th (Australian) Company, 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps locally made shoulder title with two original copper loops to the reverse (bent over but still functional).

There were four battalions raised:

Actually a Brigade, they were better known as a Corps. It was in existence from December 1916 to June 1918.

First Battalion recruited from Australian Light Horse
Second Battalion recruited from British Yeomanry Regiments
Third Battalion recruited from Australian Light Horse
Fourth Battalion: two companies from Australian Light Horse and two companies from New Zealand Mounted Rifles (No 15 and 16 Companies).

The only source I can find online to a 12th company is given below:

"We were sorry for the camels. Although we often cursed them, when they were to be taken away from us, we found that we had become quite attached to our ugly, ungainly mounts. The Arabs would not treat them as kindly as we had done, and we reckoned they were entitled to a long spell in country that suited them better than the rough and slippery mountain tracks of Palestine."

Trooper Frank Reid, No 12 (Australian) Company, 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps

Source:

https://www.thefield.co.uk/country-house/the-imperial-camel-corps-31175

There is a similar title to the 15th Company listed in Oldham's "Badges and Insignia of the New Zealand Army" p109 item 12/13.

Comm ADSM

Code: 62926

SOLD


Colonial - Sudan Defence Force Supply Department Brass Cap Badge

Colonial - Sudan Defence Force Supply Department Brass Cap Badge


A heavy die cast brass cap badge of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. As worn by the Sudan Defence Force Supply Department. A shamrock leaf upon a multi-rayed star. In very good condition. Circa 1925 - 1955.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1294 refers.

Comm ADSM

Code: 62720

65.00 GBP


WW2 South Africa Yellow and Green Felt Designation Formation Cloth Sign

WW2 South Africa Yellow and Green Felt Designation Formation Cloth Sign

Circular cloth formation sign. In good condition.

Comm FB

Code: 57528

12.00 GBP


Zululand Mounted Rifles Collar Badge, circa 1903 - 1913

Zululand Mounted Rifles Collar Badge, circa 1903 - 1913

Very scarce Zululand Mounted Rifles (ZMR) collar badge, right facing, worn only c. 1904 -1913. Gilt suggests officer's issue, die struck, with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Rhino above motto scroll is "Wa Tshe Tsha" and the scroll below this carries the words Zululand Mounted Rifles. Some slight wear to gilt on highpoints but a very scarce badge.

The ZMR were absorbed by the Umvoti Mounted Rifles in 1913, one of many units that disappeared after the Union of South Africa was established.

The ZMR took part in the Natal 1906 campaign, suppressing the Bambata ( Zulu ) rebellion. Despite being a very small unit (circa 90-155 men), they received five Distinguished Conduct Medals. Apparently an Intelligence section was formed out of the ZMR. The role of the ZMR in the Natal 1906 campaign (Bambata rebellion) can be read in this super account by Ken Gillings:
http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol081kg.html

D52.3

Code: 58896

45.00 GBP