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The Royal Marines ( RM ) Lovat two part matching Bronze QEII Cap Badge

Globe and Laurel wreath is embossed JR Gaunt London. Separate Queen's crown and lion above. With original lugs, some twisting to the lugs. Scarce. As worn by officers and senior NCOs.

Code: 58965Price: 18.00 GBP


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The Royal Marines King's Badge Gold Bullion Arm Badge

The Royal Marines King's Badge - Gold Bullion Thread on dark blue (almost black) Cloth, albeit still issued today, this is an earlier version with some age. In very good condition. Circa 6cm in diameter.

On 7 March 1918, His Majesty King George V visited the Depot Royal Marines, at Deal in Kent. On this occasion he inspected Royal Marines Recruit squads, and took the salute of the 4th Battalion at a March Past. Six weeks later the 4th Battalion were to storm ashore on to the Mole in the raid on Zeebrugge, where they won great fame and two Victoria Crosses.

To mark his visit, His Majesty directed that the senior Recruit squad in Royal Marines training would in future be known as the King's Squad. He also directed that his Royal Cypher, surrounded by a Laurel Wreath, would be known as the King's Badge, and would be awarded to the best all round recruit in the King's Squad, provided that he was worthy of the honour. The badge was to be carried on the left shoulder, and worn in every rank. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was graciously pleased to approve that the custom and privilege of the King's Squad remain unaltered.

The King's Badge is not awarded to every squad, and is only presented if a Recruit measures up to the very exacting standards required. Even today, after Exercise Baptists Run (week 15) Section Commanders are identified and nominated on merit to take charge of approximately 8 fellow recruits from weeks 16-26. They are identified by a white flash on their CS95 chest epaulette. From week 26 onwards, the senior Recruit Troop appoints their "Diamonds", usually from the Section Commanders, at a ratio of approx 1 for every 8 recruits in that Troop. Diamonds are identified by having a single red diamond on a green rank sleeve, worn on the CS95 epaulette. The Diamonds will later undergo the Kings Badgeman board, convened by the Commando Training Wing staff. Assuming the board considers they merit the award, one individual may be nominated as a King's Badgeman.

Code: 58963Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 era Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer's Padded Bullion Cap Badge

King's crown and it has a nice early feel to it. Some minor signs of tarnish to edges of bullion but generally in very good condition. Circa 7.5cm wide and 6.5cm tall including black backing cloth.
WW1 era Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer's Padded Bullion Cap Badge

King's crown and it has a nice early feel to it. Some signs of tarnish to edges of bullion but generally in very good condition. Circa 7cm wide and 6.5cm tall including black backing cloth.

D57.2

Code: 58961Price: 95.00 GBP


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WW2 WRNS ( Women's Royal Naval Service ) Petty Officer's Embroidered Cap Badge, 1939 - 1953

A cloth embroidered padded badge of a WRNS Petty Officer, light blue thread over black, all on navy blue backing, in unissued condition and scarce. This version with only one blue circle around the anchor. Worn 1939 - 1953.

D56.3

Code: 58938Price: 55.00 GBP


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Victorian Royal Marine Light Infantry ( RMLI ) Brass Bugle from two part Glengarry Badge

A die struck brass stringed bugle with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 3.4cm tall. As worn by other ranks of the RMLI on the glengarry which was authorised for wear from 1870 until 1898. It is missing the separate complete laurel wreath and globe. It would be great if this could reunite one.

K&K Vol 1 No 1094 refers (bugle only)

D19.1

Code: 58621Price:


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Korean War HMS Theseus -17th Carrier Group Christmas Card 1950 Hong Kong

A locally made Christmas card for this veteran of the Korean War dated 1950, when she was heavily engaged in operations against the North Koreans. Photo of the ship to the inside. Signed from "Your loving son Derek". In very good condition.

This carrier's aircraft flew over 4,000 operations during the Korean War and won the battle honour Korea 1950 - 1951. See the video of their triumphant homecoming at this this url:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7uvNpWM-Bk

During her fourth operational patrol, which began in the middle of December 1950, aircraft from Theseus sighted and fired on numerous land vehicles in the north of the separated country, in what was a typical winter scene, with heavy snow covering the area. The destruction was extensive with many vehicles being destroyed. Soon afterwards Chinese troops became the target of heavy attacks from the carrier's aircraft, which after the end of their fourth tour had completed over 1,630 hours in the air and fired over 1,400 rockets.

She took part in the Suez crisis of 1956 and was subsequently broken up at Inverkeithing in 1962.

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Code: 58436Price: 22.00 GBP


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WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Hood Battalion Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt Tablet

Cap Badge only offered here for sale. The collar badge is included only for purposes of scale and interest. Cap Badge is circa 4cm tall and the tablet is the thin JR Gaunt London tablet.

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Reserved for RC

Code: 58239Price:


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WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Drake Battalion Brass Shoulder Title

Two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse. Some minor staining to front.

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Reserved for RC

Code: 58238Price:


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WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Howe Battalion Brass Shoulder Title

Two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse.

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Reserved for RC

Code: 58237Price:


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WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Collingwood Battalion Brass Shoulder Title

An extremely scarce shoulder title. Two original lugs to the reverse but this have been squashed, one more so than the other.

Comm FB

Code: 58236Price: 485.00 GBP

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