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New Section on WW2 Period Arms, Corps and Services Other Ranks Cap Badges Complete
This latest section attempts to give WW2 badge collectors a definitive guide to the British Army badges worn by supporting services through this conflict. Where an example is not available for sale I have occasionally used an image from Kipling and King and acknowledge this use here. Those badges marked Comm JT have come from a single old collection that was mounted on 'linoleum' tiles and this has produced an air seal to the backs which means the badges on the reverse look like they were made yesterday! They have aged nicely to the fronts but those with the mint backs have clearly never been issued. Please see the photos attached of some of those listed on these old cards.
Code: 60899Price: On Request
WW2 3rd Regiment RHA Royal Horse Artillery Theatre Made Cap Badge
A finely cast side cap badge with two original lugs to reverse. GVI cypher. Circa 3.4cm tall. Officially this badge was not sanctioned with a GVI cypher until 1948 for wear on the foreign service helmet. Apparently worn by the 3rd Regiment RHA in the Middle East in WW2 - thanks to Alain for confirming.
WW2 RA Royal Artillery Field Service Cap Grenade - Canadian Made W.Scully
An attractive die cast gilt badge made by W.Scully of Montreal, Canada. Seven flames confirm this as Royal Artillery.
On the SD cap Other Ranks wore the service dress cap badge (i.e. the large Gun) until ACI 1179 of 1941 authorised the wearing of a gilt grenade.
09.06.41. Telegram sent by WO to all Commands ‘RA cap badge will be of the ‘grenade’ type. Collar badge (Catalogue CB 0520) will be utilised for this service. Cap badges of the ‘gun’ type (Catalogue CB 0289) already in possession will continue to be worn until unserviceable, and no complete change over by units to the new badge will be permitted. No objections will be raised to both types of badge being worn in any one unit.’ 26.06.41. Army Orders refers to above, permitting retention of ‘gun’ badge for horsed units wearing ‘Cap SD Stiff’.
The first order for the plastic grenade was placed on 10.02.42. It was for wear both as a head-dress and collar badge, however, collar badges had not been authorised on battledress and SD Tunics were almost obsolete by this date.
By 1951 the Gun badge had again been authorised for wear by Other Ranks on the beret.
RA Royal Artillery Brass Cap Badge
In good condition with original hairpin slider and strengthening bar to the reverse. Fixed wheel. As worn from 1902 until 1942.
K&K No 808 refers.
RE Royal Engineers GVI Cypher Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge
In very good unissued condition with original slider to the reverse. This pattern worn from 1937 until 1949.
K&K Vol 2 No 1940 refers.
Code: 60895Price: 6.00 GBP
Royal Corps of Signals Bi-metal Cap Badge
In very good unissued condition with original slider to reverse.
This pattern worn from circa 1920 until 1946.
K&K 888 refers.
collar badge depicted but same pattern as cap badge which was larger.
K&K Vol 2 No 2110 refers.
Currently out of stock
Code: 60893Price: On Request
Jewish Chaplain Cap Badge
K&K Vol 2 No 2112 refers.
Currently out of stock
Code: 60892Price: On Request
RASC Royal Army Service Corps GVI Cypher Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge
In very good unissued condition with original slider. Some verdigris to reverse of slider.
K&K Vol 2 No 2116 refers.
RAMC Royal Army Medical Corps Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge
In very good unissued condition with original slider. This pattern worn throughout both world wars.
K&K No 1007 refers.
Code: 60890Price: 10.00 GBP
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