Die cast silver plated plumes with applied gilt coronet. Circa 3.9cm tall. Two long silver plated loops to the reverse. Some wear and twisting to lugs otherwise in good bright condition.
The final photo shows a comparison of this item against the other ranks pattern, for sale elsewhere (item 58069).
1st Queens Dragoon Guards Officers frosted silver plate Beret Badge. In stunning condition with two original long silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 3.8cm tall. In excellent condition.
See my item 59768 for a hallmarked silver version of this badge.
Die cast full dress gilt cap badge with two long loops to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London to the reverse. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Worn 1938 - 1957.
During the Second World War, the regiment served as a reconnaissance unit with the 1st Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade, part of 1st Infantry Division, during the Battle of France. It then served with the 27th Armoured Brigade. Having been equipped with Sherman DD tanks, it took part in the D-Day Landings at Sword Beach, and fought during Operation Overlord, taking part in the landings at Sword Beach, and continuing fighting with the 27th Armoured Brigade until late July 1944 when it transferred to the 8th Armoured Brigade
Die cast, two part construction with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm wide. In very good condition, some bending to loops and minor wear to gilt on the high points. Worn 1920 - 1956.
K&K Vol2 No 1496 refers (page 126).
A fine EIIR coloured silks and gold bullion officers' private purchase beret badge on red felt backing, removed from cap. Slightly moth grazing to front red backing but no holes, has some age to it. In very good condition,
Sold to PG
a large fire gilt ammunition pouch badge with red felt backing cut to shape and with all three blades present to the reverse. Gilt bright (a few minor blemishes and minor wear to highpoints) with no damage and all the fiddly bits present and correct. Circa 11cm wide and 7cm tall.
WW1 War Raised Unit - Reservists from The Household Cavalry, c.1916 - 1918
A large bronzed die cast oval badge with two original blades to the reverse. Circa 5.6m tall. In very good condition. Scarce.
Strictly not a cavalry regiment, The Household Battalion was raised as an infantry battalion in September 1916 from reservists of the Household Cavalry ( 1st and 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards ) and served on the Western Front as part of the 4th Division.
K&K, Vol 1, No 733 refers.
A scarce OSD die cast Bronze cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. No damage to lances or pennons, correct font. Sharp detail. Pre 1922.
Please note that the 'rule' about not seeing any sign of the lances crossing below the 5 applies to other ranks bi-metal badges. Original OSD badges are found where the lances cross and where they do not.
A fire bronzed die cast small pattern officers cap / collar badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Lambourne & Co, Birmingham. Circa 2.6cm in diameter. A rare badge in wonderful bright condition.
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