2nd VB SLI FS Cap Badge
A rare, white metal, field-service cap badge/collar badge for the 2nd volunteer battalion of The Somerset Light Infantry with two lug fastenings (north and south). Worn circa 1905-08 only. HQ at Taunton. Churchill 440.
Note: Churchill describes this as an officer's pattern collar/field-service cap badge in silver - he does not mention an other ranks' version in white metal. read more
North Riding RV Cap Badge
A blackened brass cap badge for The North Riding (of Yorkshire) Rifle Volunteers with two lug fastenings (east and west). The reverse bears a plaque for manufacturer J.R. Gaunt London (upside down).
Note: Despite the name, I understand this unit was part of the WW1 volunteer training corps (VTC) movement rather than the earlier rifle volunteer movement. read more
Victorian 2nd VB King's Regt Cord Boss
A rare and attractive blackened brass cap badge on a light green cord boss for The 2nd volunteer battalion of The King’s Regiment (Liverpool).
Note: Peter Brydon's (updated) booklet on "Insignia of The King's Liverpool Regiment Volunteers and Territorials" describes this item as an other rank's busby badge (p14, plate 2 reference 4). read more
Jersey (Royal Engineers) Militia Cap Badge
A bi-metal cap badge for The Jersey Field Squadron (The Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey) with a slider fastening (marked London Badge & Button Co Ltd). Marsh NMZ08.
Note: Marsh dates this badge's issue to c2008. The http://www.jerseymilitia.co.uk/rermijtaberetqc.html website provides more details. read more
1st Gloster RV Glengarry Badge
A rare, blackened brass, glengarry badge for The 1st Gloucestershire (City of Bristol) Rifle Volunteers/1st (City of Bristol) volunteer battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment with two lug fastenings (north and south). Brinson G46b.
Note: In his book on Military Insignia of Gloucestershire, Daniel Brinson dates this glengarry badge to circa 1882/3-1905.
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