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WW2 War Raised Unit 24th Lancers Officer 's OSD Bronze Cap Badge

A really good bronze die cast cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. No damage to the lance tips. Even colour and sharp detail. Circa 4.1cm tall. Scarce.

The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944.

B32.1

Code: 57338Price: 120.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit 24th Lancers Officer 's OSD Bronze Collar Badges

A really good matched pair of bronze die cast collars with two original lugs to the reverse of each. No damage to the lance tips. Even colour and sharp detail to both. Each is circa 3.3cm tall. Scarce.

The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944.

Code: 57337Price: 85.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 25th Dragoons Theatre Made Cast Bi-metal Cap Badge

Multi part riveted construction die cast cap badge with original short slider to reverse. Scarce to find Indian made version with slider, usually found on loops. Not one of the rubbish copies now to be found on a certain auction website. Circa 3.5cm tall. See BMBF for discussion on the scarcity of the slidered versions.

The 1941 regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments. It was initially assigned to the 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, the 254th Indian Tank Brigade). In 1943, it was reassigned to the Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive.

It spent the remainder of the war in India and Burma. It was part of the 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.

B25

Code: 57240Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Die Struck White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin London

White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped Firmin London. Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. Lovely condition.

K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.

Code: 57124Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 27th Lancers Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin

Bi-metal with original slider to reverse stamped Firmin London. No damage to the lances or lance pennons. Short strenthening bars fitted to lance pennons behind slider.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940 and took the elephant's head won by the 27th Light Dragoons in the Mahratta War of 1803. There were two patterns of this cap badge, one with the elephant's head in white metal and the rest in brass and another pattern with the lower half of the lance pennons in white metal. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

B11.19

Code: 57117Price: 48.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 24th Lancers Other Rank 's White Metal Cap Badge

A really good die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse, stamped " Firmin London ". In good condition.

The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944.

K&K Vol 2 no 1914 refers (sealed 1st May 1941)

B11.18

Code: 57097Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 23rd Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin Made Pattern

Not often encountered from this manufacturer, this is a quality two part bi-metal cap badge with original slider and six braising / sweat holes to the reverse. This style of manufacture has been attributed to Firmin (although it bears no maker's mark). The Gaunt made patterns tended to have two circular sweat / braising holes and the scroll was mounted on to the white metal H badge whereas here the H has been been mounted on the brass base plate with scroll. Scarce.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

A184.5

Code: 56779Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Die Struck White Metal Cap Badge

White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse. Note the voided Roman numerals. In very condition.

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers

Code: 56373Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 23rd Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge - with reinforcing bar

In tip top bright condition with original slider, strengthening bar to reverse of crown and sweat / braising expansion holes to rear. Die struck with sharp detail and of exceptional quality. This is pattern of manufacture is attributed to JR Gaunt & Sons, but unmarked (the lettering to the reverse of the scroll is the reverse image of the word "Hussars").

The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948.

A14.2

Code: 56372Price: 34.00 GBP


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WW2 War Raised Unit - 26th Hussars Brass Cap Badge

Die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. A good stiff badge with sharp detail. The very small orb to the very top of the Hapsburg crown has been sheered off, otherwise great condition.

The Regiment was raised in India in 1941. The 26th Hussars adopted the Prussian eagle in brass which no doubt arose out of their being formed from a cadre of the 14th / 20th King's Hussars.

A15.4

Code: 56371Price: 36.00 GBP

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