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militaria item North Waziristan Militia pouch belt badge
- British Empire
This exotic unit was raised under Lord Curzon's famous 'forward' frontier policy starting in 1900 when, in the North West Frontier Province, the army was withdrawn from tribal territory and replaced with disciplined tribal irregulars under British officers. Four battalions of militia were formed in Waziristan totalling 3,200 men.
£150.00
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militaria item Royal Engineer officer's dress cap badge, gold bullion
- British
This (59mm high) was worn on the dress field cap and the blue forage cap by all RE officers up to the present day. The field is blue melton cloth with the bomb in gold bullion, the title picked out in bullion on a medium blue silk ground.
£35.00
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militaria item 48th Cavalry (Indian Army) cap badge, white metal
- British Empire
This was an armoured unit of the Indian Army, which was raised as a wartime expedient in 1941 at Lahore from a nucleus of officers and men provided by the 19th KJO Lancers. It was disbanded in early 1944, the men reverting to their former unit. This badge was the white metal version worn by other ranks. The officers' version lacked the tank.
£60.00
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militaria item 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers cap badge
- British Empire
This regiment's other title was Watson's Horse. In 1947, on Partition, it transferred to the Pakistan Army as the 6th Lancers. A Captain Michael Allmand of this regiment won a posthumous VC for gallantry in northern Burma in 1944.
£30.00
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militaria item Probyn's Horse belt plate centre, white metal
- British Empire
This would have been worn until the amalgamation of Probyn's Horse with the 12th Cavalry in 1922. It would appear to be an other ranks example and was worn on a rectangular white metal plate. Probyn's Horse became King Edward's Own Lancers in 1906, having sported the Prince of Wales title since 1876.
£30.00
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militaria item 1914-18 Surrey Yeomanry shoulder title
- British
This is the classic war time badge, worn on both shoulders by the troopers and NCOs of the SY. It was probably worn after the 1922 amalgamation with the Sussex Yeomanry until the introduction of cloth titles in WW2. Surprisingly, it is rather harder to find than the cap badge.
£20.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry collar dog, officer's field service, bronze
- British
This badge is of die-struck gilding metal with a bronze finish (39mm high). It would have been worn on the khaki field tunic and there would have been a pair, one on either side of the collar.
£15.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry cap badge, other ranks, 1911 pattern
- British
This is a die-struck badge in gilding metal (50mm high) and was the standard badge for the tail end of the pre-war period and during WW1. A similar example was struck in white metal.
£15.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry collar dog, other ranks, 1911 pattern
- British
This is a die-struck gilding metal badge (41mm high), with minor distortion through age and use. A pair of these would have been worn, one on each side of the collar of the khaki tunic. This design replaced the earlier sword/coronet crest of Lord Middleton, who raised the regiment in 1901.
£15.00
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militaria item Surrey Yeomanry shoulder title, 2nd pattern
- British
This replaced the earlier 'IY' title, worn from the inception of the unit in 1901. The TA was formed in 1908 under the Cardwell reforms from the old yeomanry and volunteer infantry units of earlier days. The 'T&Y' section are cut from a single piece of gilding metal and brazed onto the rest.
£45.00
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The buckle arrived, thank you very much! Very good package!! Thanks for the good and fast service..

C U, Germany, 07.04.2009

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T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005

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