SLI (Vols) FS Cap Badge
A scarce, white metal, field-service cap badge for a volunteer battalion of The Somerset Light Infantry with two lug fastenings (east and west). As Churchill 411.
Note: Churchill states: "In the S.A.H.R. Journal Volume XXII, No 89, is an article by E.J. Martin Esq, 'The Universal Helmet Plate 1878-1914', it states that the helmet plate centre (Fig. 411), 'was formerly worn as a c... read more
Birmingham Battalion Mufti Badge
A brass and enamel mufti/sweetheart badge for the 14th-16th (1st-3rd Birmingham) battalions of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Note: It looks as though this is a mufti badge with the usual buttonhole fastenings replaced with a pin fastening and with an attractive rim added - presumably for presentation to a sweetheart. There is some chipping/staining to the enamel.
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1st London Divisonal Cyclists Cap Badge
A rare, brass, cap badge for The 1st/1st London Divisional Cyclist Company with a slider fastening. KK1873.
Note: Kipling & King states: "Formed in February 1916 for the 58th (London) Division. In May 1916, with 5th and 14th Cyclist companies, formed the 6th Corps Cyclist Battalion which was later the 6th Cyclist Battalion and a unit of The Army Cyclist Corps. read more
City of London Vol Regt (VTC) Cap Badge
A brass (previously bronzed?) cap for The City of London Volunteer Regiment (part of the WW1 Volunteer Training Corps movement) with two lug fastenings (east and west), The reverse bears a plaque for manufacturer J.R. Gaunt London. KK1645 read more
Queen's County Rifles Glengarry Badge
A rare, blackened brass, glengarry badge for The Queen's County Rifles with three lug fastenings (north, east and west). Worn circa 1874-81. KK1296.
Note: In 1881 this unit became the 4th (militia) battalion of The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians).
It looks like there is a small knick in the crown. read more