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Gambia Blackened Brass Shoulder Title ( RWAFF Gambia Company ?)

Gambia Blackened Brass Shoulder Title ( RWAFF Gambia Company ?)


Blackened brass, finish worn to front, with two orignial lugs. The Royal West African Field Force had a Gambia Company. Confirmation welcome.

Not listed in Renfrew et al, either volume  read more

Code: 55074

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WW2 East African Army Medical Corps Cap Badge and Collar Set

WW2 East African Army Medical Corps Cap Badge and Collar Set


An attractive and scarce set as worn in WW2, Cap has slider and is slightly darker in colour than the collars. Collars are matched pair with two integral lugs to each (north-south). Cap is on original slider. All locally made in East Africa and die cast. Cap badge and collars are all 4.7cm tall. Collars have better definition than the cap badge. Worn circa 1939 - 1945 only.

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Code: 55072

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Nigerian Regiment Royal West African Frontier Force Blackened Brass Shoulder Title

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.

Coll.  read more

Code: 54716

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South African Native Labour Corps NEAS Cast Gilt  Cap badge with flat topped crown

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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Code: 54393

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4th Egyptian Infantry Headdress Brass Cap Badge

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.
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Code: 54279

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South African Basutoland Territories Cap Badge

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

Code: 53729

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4th ( Uganda ) Battalion King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officer's OSD Cap Badge, pre 1930

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

Code: 53546

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Scarce WW1 Egyptian Labour Corps ( ELC ) Cap / Collar Badge

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

Code: 53296

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WW2 Nysaland Defence Force Gilt Cast Cap Badge with Diamond Backing Cloth

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

Code: 51787

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