A fine Cambridgeshire unit 1st Battalion.
A fine Italian made Officers bullion shoulder title.
Reference (Jon Mills BoBD 2754) Vol 1 page 534
A fine scarce mint 1915 Officers bronze cap badge, with three loops fixings and maker plate JR Gaunt to reverse.
Absorbed by the 3rd Canaidan Machine Gun Battalion in 1917.
Reference Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18 item 837 Reginald H.W. Cox
A fine printed formation sign.
A fine woven formation sign.
A fine printed formation sign
Printed cloth shoulder title.
A rare all brass one piece with numeral '1' above curved title 'SPORTMANS' with 'RF' below. Pair of lugs to reverse.
The Battalion was raised in London by Mrs E Cunliffe-Owen on 25 September 1914. Recruits joined up at the 'Hotel Cecil' in the Strand, London. The battalion served with 99th Brigade in 33rd Division. The brigade was transferred to 2nd Division on 25 November 1915. This shoulder title is one of two known types worn by the battalion.
Reference ; RA Westlake CMST plate 51 item 799
A black shield (edged in gold) bearing fifteen gold bezants (small circles) superimposed on a vertically positioned white sword with gold hilt, point down, all on a blue ground.
The design was that of the arms of the Duchy of Cornwall, the sword representing Excalibur to mark the traditional association of King Arthur with the West Country. Divisional HQ was formed 28 February 1941 from personnel of HQ South West Area or Southern Command. Re-designated 77th Infantry Division 1 December 1941. The badge was adopted by the 73rd Independent Infantry Brigade (qv) when the County Division was redesignated 77th Infantry Division on 1 December 1941. (77th Division also had Excalibur in its badge
Reference ; https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072501
A fine printed formation sign, unused.
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