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Title Royal Engineers horseshoe sweetheart brooch, George VI
Nationality British
Period c 1945
Price £5.00

The Royal Engineers were responsible for bridge/road building, mine fields, their laying and clearance, etc. These brooches would have been worn by women on their handbags and lapels to commemorate the service of their men in the field, a tradition which started in the Boer War.

Measuring 2.5cm across, it is of two-piece construction, made from gilding metal and enamel. It is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gilding.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010

I am wholly delighted with the shako plate. [It] is a wee cracker. It is a real pleasure to have something combining both condition and quality in equal parts, and I simply could not be more pleased.

R H, UK, 08.01.2010