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A fine scarce one piece shoulder title, Cadet company with five loop fixings to reverse.
A fine scarce one piece w/m shoulder title, with three loops to reverse.
Reference R A Westlake Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles Plate 73 item 1155
A one piece brass shoulder title, with three loop fixings to reverse.
Reference R A Westlake item 1482 plate 93
A probably Egyptian made very rare cast brass cap badge New Zealand
Reference Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18 Reg Cox. item 2/246 and https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/new-zealand-camel-corp-hat-badge
This is an unofficial First World War New Zealand Imperial Camel Corps hat badge. The badge features a camel facing left, with the Kings Crown on the hump and the letters 'NZ' in the centre of the body. Reflecting its origins as a wartime ad hoc unit the Imperial Camel Corps was never officially issued with cap and collar badges of its own. The New Zealand, Australian, British and Indian soldiers who served in the Camel Corps were expected to just continue wearing the badges of the units they had belonged to before joining the Camel Corps.
This state of affairs proved to be an unsatisfactory one for many of the cameliers, most of whom came to take great pride in the unique status of the Camel Corps and its successful exploits as the war went on. So the cameliers took matters into their own hands and designed their own badges which they then got local Egyptian craftsmen to manufacture for them. These badges were usually designed to reflect the national identity of the wearer (New Zealand, Australian, etc) and could also vary from company to company (the Australians in particular producing a number of different designs, as befitted their having the largest number of camel companies in the Corps).
The first four camel companies of the Imperial Camel Corps were formed in early 1916 to help suppress the Ottoman-backed Senussi raids on British and Egyptian outposts near the Libyan-Egyptian border. Later on that year the Imperial Camel Corps was expanded in size and re-organised to field a complete brigade which took part in the campaigns against Ottoman Turkish forces in the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine. Two New Zealand camel companies (No's 15 and 16) were formed as part of this expansion and served with the Imperial Camel Corps Brigade until it was disbanded in June 1918.
A fine scarce w/m one piece shoulder title, with three loops to reverse.
Reference; RA Westlake Collecting metal shoulder titles plate 60 item 936
A fine scarce one piece T / RFA / 4 / W. RIDING WW1 brass Yorkshire Royal Field Artillery shoulder title circa 1908-21. With three loops to reverse.
Reference R A Westlake 636
A fine scarce three piece shoulder title.
Tyneside Scottish is an honour title which has been held by a variety of British Army units since 1914. The Regiments which have held the title are the Northumberland Fusiliers, Durham Light Infantry, Black Watch and Royal Artillery. The Tyneside Scottish title is currently maintained by 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery Royal Artillery. The origins of the Tyneside Scottish are in the Kitchener's Army and the call to arms in World War I. The Recruitment to the British Army during World War I saw the raising of the Pals battalion. The Tyneside Scottish Committee was formed and raised the Tyneside Scottish Brigade of four service Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers. The Brigade's first major action was the Battle of the Somme where it sustained a large number of casualties. The Brigade was subsequently brought up to strength and served at Armentiers, Battle of Arras, and the final battles of 1918. The Brigade was disbanded in 1918.
A fine scarce brass one piece shoulder title.
Volunteer Battalion 1918, the Norfolk Volunteer Regiment consisted of 7 Battalions which formed the 1st to 4th Volunteer Bn of the Norfolk Regiment in 1918
Reference RA Westlake plate 54 item 838
A fine rare w/m di struck shoulder title, with two w/m loops to reverse.
In July 1918 the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Volunteer Training Corps were renamed and became part of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers.
Reference R A Westlake plate 49 item 768 .
A fine cast Kings Crown Indian headdress badge, with two loop fixings to reverse. 42mm high
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