A rare fine 8th (Anson) Battalion brass metal Royal Naval Division Drake cap badge.
Reference Ref K&K Vol1 1166.
Strengthening bar, maker name and two loops to reverse. Very good period cap badge.
A rare brass 5th (Nelson) Battalion Royal Naval Division cap badge. No lines on vertical three sails and upper pennant voided, slight tilt of “S” in "NELSON" on genuine. Maker tablet, but Gaunt plate plank. Hence price North and south loops to reverse.
A fine brass 6th (Howe) Battalion Royal Naval Division cap badge. Maker tablet to reverse and two loop fixings.
Pennant ends are attached on genuine badges but totally voided on copies. Lettering on HOWE scroll thicker on genuine badges.
Upper band of jewel band is more finely notched on genuine badges.
An excellent example of a rare 1st (Drake) Battalion fine bi- metal Royal Naval Division Drake cap badge.
Reference Ref Gaylor Plate 44. 8 lines of longitude on genuine badges.
Blow hole, maker tablet and two loop fixings to reverse. Thicker lettering, Scroll ends are also more detailed, gap between AUXILIO and DIVINO and British Isles more clearly defined on all genuine badges.
A fine looks bronze, but uncleaned brass helmet plate.
90 x 72 mm.
A fine looks bronze but uncleaned large die stamped brass "Dog & Bonnet" with bottom scroll inscribed "Per Mare Per Terram".Box loop and tang to the reverse. 100 mm x 62 mm.
White metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse.
Formed immediately WWI finished in 1918. Worn on the lower arm near the cuff.
Genuine, with no fault line through the centre of the badge like the fakes.
Reference; Badges and Insignia of the British Armed Services page 102.
Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920.
A floating mine embossed onto a white metal surface, within a roundel, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Surmounted by a King's crown and above a motto scroll with: 'MINE CLEARANCE SERVICE' inscribed upon.
A fine scarce Officers bronze cap badge, with three blade fixings to reverse. Worn by 188th, 189th, 190th & 223rd MG Companies from late 1916 (also by the 63rd MG Bn. in 1918) The 190th Bde. MG. were originally formed from RMLI only, but were later forced to absorb a mix of RNVR & RMLI.
The MG Companies were formed on arrival in France in May 1916, from a proportion of the existing MG sections from the 6 Naval Battalions, & completed by specially trained drafts from England.
A fine very scarce cira 1915 -1918, 2nd Pattern Officers bronze cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse.
Reference K & K Vol 1 item 1158 page 295
60 mm width
A fine Kings Crown bullion cap badge, has some moth to reverse. But none to front.
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