Matched Pair of South African Pioneer Battalion Bronze Collar Badges
A really nice pair of collar badges, great design. Believe this pattern was worn between 1934 and 1940. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. Most probably officer's issue. In excellent condition. read more
Nigerian Regiment Royal West African Frontier Force Blackened Brass Shoulder Title
With two original lugs to the reverse, wear to the black finish, but in good condition. Worn from 1928 - 1960.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 325 refers.
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Scarce Gold Coast Regiment West African Frontier Force ( GCR WAFF ) Brass Shoulder Title
Early pattern as worn from 1901 - 1928 (the title Royal was bestowed in 1928 in view of their service against the Germans in Africa during WW1 ). A large elliptical one piece die cast shoulder title. This is a heavy quality piece, circa 5.4cm wide and 3.4cm tall. Slight misshaping to one lug. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 301 refers. read more
Gold Coast Regiment R.W.A.F.F. Pair of Gilt Officer's Shoulder Titles
Matched pair both maker marked on the reverse Dowler & Sons (one is partly obscured by lug). One title slightly brighter than the other but a genuine matched pair with two original lugs to each. read more
South African Native Labour Corps NEAS Cast Gilt Cap badge with flat topped crown
NEAS - South African Native Labour Corps Cast Gilt Brass Cap Badge.
N.E.A.S = Non European Army Services - formed in 1940 and was effectively the South African Native Labour Corps. Only one original lug remains. Not the usual pattern. Circa 5.5cm tall and 3.4cm wide.
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4th Egyptian Infantry Headdress Brass Cap Badge
See Volume 2 of the highly recommended "British Colonial Badges Volume II" by Barry Renfrew et al, as item no 2294. Two original fixing posts to the reverse which have rusted. Circa 2.9cm tall. Missing its black square backing cloth. Circa 1890. May also have been worn by 4th Sudanese Infantry.
This pattern, but with different fixings was worn in brass by 4th KAR.
South African Basutoland Territories Cap Badge
Gilt brass king's crown cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse, worn by the Basutoland High Commission Territory Corps ( HCT ). The centre bears the monogram HCT, above the scroll Basutoland. Some light verdigris to front and around the lugs on the reverse. Circa 4.1cm tall. Scarce.
Britain took control of this small native kingdom as a British Crown Colony i... read more
4th ( Uganda ) Battalion King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officer's OSD Cap Badge, pre 1930
Raised in 1902, this is the pre 1930 pattern. with both the Arabic numeral for the number 4 in the centre of the bugle and the number 4 below. Die cast in bronze, originally blackened, with two original integral lugs to the reverse. The K on King appears to have been miss-struck otherwise in good condition. Very scarce. read more
Scarce WW1 Egyptian Labour Corps ( ELC ) Cap / Collar Badge
A very scarce cast brass badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. In great condition. A lovely item, depicting an ancient Egyptian style "Eye" above the letters,ELC.
This unit was raised in as one of the native labour battalions during world war one. They received Bronze British War Medals, so this would look good mounted with one of these. The ... read more
WW2 Nysaland Defence Force Gilt Cast Cap Badge with Diamond Backing Cloth
Finely cast scarce cap badge in excellent good condition with two original holding lugs (east - west) undamaged and intact with a diamond felt cloth backing cloth (mustard yellow over black), which in itself is a scarce item. Badge is circa 3.5cm in diameter. Extremely scarce African auxiliary forces cap badge.
Nysaland became the Republic of Malawi in 1964. read more