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WW1 Royal Navy Trio ; British WW1 Bronze 1914 Star, a Victory Medal a British War Medal and also a Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct to Stoker Petty Officer G.W. Doc WRA Royal Navy. 20620 - 20620
The Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) is a medal awarded to regular members of the armed forces. It was instituted by King George V in 1930 and replaced the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal as well as the Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas Medal. The medal was originally awarded to Regular Army warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the UK Armed Forces. It also had a number of territorial versions for the Permanent Forces of the British Dominions. The eligibility criteria were relaxed in 1947 to also allow the award of the medal to officers who had served a minimum period in the ranks before being commissioned. Since 2016, the eligibility was widened to include officers who had never served in the ranks, and so the medal can now be awarded to all regular members of the British Armed Forces who meet the required length of service. It was issued when he was serving at H.M.S. Columbine which was a depot on the Firth of Forth for torpedo boat destroyers of the Grand Fleet. The Victory Medal (United Kingdom) was issued to all those who received the 1914 Star or the 1914–15 Star, and to most of those who were awarded the British War Medal. It was not awarded singly. To qualify, recipients need to have served in the armed forces of the United Kingdom or the British Empire, or with certain recognised voluntary organisations, and have entered any theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. While home service did not count, United Kingdom based members of the RAF who were actively engaged in the air against the enemy did qualify, as did those who flew new planes to France. The British War Medal was instituted on 26 July 1919 for award to those who had rendered service between 5th August 1914, the day following the British declaration of war against the German Empire, and the armistice of 11 November 1918, both dates inclusive. Consideration was given to the award of clasps to commemorate certain battles and theatres of operations and some 68 clasps were proposed for Naval recipients and 79 for the Army. While the Naval clasps were authorised, and printed in Admiralty Weekly Order 2051 of August 1920, none were awarded and the idea was abandoned in 1923 on the grounds of excessive cost. The 1914 Star, colloquially known as the Mons Star, is a British World War I campaign medal for service in France or Belgium between 5 August and 22 November 1914. The 1914 Star was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in January 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who served in France or Belgium between 5 August and midnight of 22–23 November 1914. The former date is the day after Britain's declaration of war against the Central Powers, and the closing date marks the end of the First Battle of Ypres. The medal is a four-pointed star of bright bronze, ensigned with a King’s crown, with a height of 50 millimetres (62 millimetres with the ring suspension included) and a width of 44 millimetres. The medal and suspension assembly was struck in one piece. The obverse has two crossed gladii (swords) with their blades upwards, the points and hilts of which form what might appear to be four additional points to the star. The swords are overlaid by a wreath of oak leaves, with the Royal Cypher of George V at the base of the wreath and a central S-shaped scroll inscribed "AUG 1914 NOV". The reverse is plain and is impressed with the recipient's number, rank, name and regiment or unit. The ribbon has the red, white and blue colours of the flag of the United Kingdom in shaded and watered bands. The same ribbon was used for the 1914–15 Star. This is a very good original example of the British WW1 Bronze 1914 Star. The rear of the medal has recipient’s details ‘14992. L Taylor 1/G. GDS’ (1st Battalion Grenadier Guards) . The 1st Battalion initially served in the 20th Infantry Brigade, 7th Division landing at Zeebrugge on 7th October 1914. In August 1915 the Battalion formed part of the 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division and would remain with it to the end of the War. The battalion saw much action in The Great War. 1,279 Officers and Men of the 1st Battalion died between 1914 & 1918. The medals their original ribbons. The price includes UK delivery. 20620

C1910 British Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Officer’s Gilt King’s Crown Helmet Plate Card Mounted For Display. Sn 20565:18 - 20565:18
The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all Army personnel and their families, in war and in peace. The RAMC, the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps form the Army Medical Services. This is an excellent, original C1910 RAMC Officer’s gilt metal helmet plate in the form of King’s crown Royal Arms with three part scroll to the bottom with “ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS” within. There are the correct 3 lug fittings to the reverse of the plate. The plate is mounted on a display card covered in red felt. The card measures 6 ½” x 5 ½”. The plate is secured to the card by wire through the lugs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20565:18

Victorian British Engineer Volunteer Other Ranks White Metal Queen’s Crown Helmet Plate Card Mounted For Display. Sn 20565:17 - 20565:17
The enthusiasm for the Volunteer movement following an invasion scare in 1859 saw the creation of many Rifle, Artillery and Engineer Volunteer units composed of part-time soldiers eager to supplement the Regular British Army in time of need. This is an excellent, original Victorian Engineer Volunteer OR’s White Metal Helmet Plate. The Queen’s crown plate has lower scroll “Engineer Volunteers”. The plate has 2 lug fittings to the reverse. The plate is mounted on a display card covered in red felt. The card measures 6”x 6”.The plate is secured to the card by copper wire through the lugs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20565:17

Indian General Service Medal with a Warzistan 1919-21 Clasp and Ribbon Awarded to Private H.G.Symons of the ‘Indian Army Ordnance Corps’.BA 407. - BA 407
The Indian General Service Medal (1909 IGSM) was a campaign medal approved on 1 January 1909, for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies. From 1919, it was also awarded to officers and men of the Royal Air Force, with the Waziristan 1925 clasp awarded solely to the RAF. Awarded for service between 1st October 1919 and 20th December 1921 for the punitive operations against the Tochi and Wana Waziris and Mahsuds. The medal is 36 millimetres in diameter. It was struck at both the Calcutta and London mints, for Indian and British forces respectively. For early campaigns it was awarded in silver to combatants and in bronze to native bearers and servants. The Indian Army Ordnance Corps (abbreviated as IAOC) is an active corps of the Indian Army and a major formation responsible for providing material and logistical support to the Indian Army during war and peace. The medal clasp and ribbon are in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. BA 407.

A Silver St. John Ambulance Ass. Medal, St. John Ambulance Brigade Badge & Order of St. John Priory Of Wales Miniature L.S. Medal & Ribbon. Sn 10391:3. - 10391:3
A Silver St. John Ambulance Association medal named to 242893 Herbert Jordan and hallmarked for 1919. These were issued for efficient service, bars were added for further service. The second is a St. John Ambulance Brigade membership badge complete with wearer's pin on the reverse. The last being a Order of St. John, Priory Of Wales miniature Long Service medal and ribbon. The medal is to Robert P. Williams and it is hallmarked on the reverse for 1913. This is complete with correct ribbon. The price includes UK delivery. 10391:3.

C1803-1812 British General Service Stove Pipe/Shako Plate. BA 385. - BA 385
A shako is a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually with a visor, and sometimes tapered at the top. The British pattern "stovepipe" shako is a tall, cylindrical type of headwear. The stovepipe was used by the infantry of the British Army from around 1799. From 1800 on, the shako became a common military headdress worn by the majority of regiments in the armies of Europe and the Americas. Replacing in most instances the light bicorn, the shako was initially considered an improvement, and its use was continued until the end of the Peninsular War, 1814. This is a British ‘General Service’ example, Solid brass, 156 mm in length and 104 mm wide with fixing holes intact. See ‘The British infantry shako, in: Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 15, No. 60 (Winter, 1936), pages 188-208 by Alex. R. Cattley. The price includes UK delivery. BA 385.

Victorian Miniature Silver Copy of the Elcho Challenge Shield. 20433. - 20433
This is a very nice Victorian miniature silver copy of the ‘Elcho Challenge Shield’ with embossed decoration representing Scotland and England. Measuring 104mm in length and 63mm wide, hollow 10mm in depth. The elcho challenge is an annual long range shooting completion between National teams from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The first match was held in 1862 at Wimbledon Common between England and Scotland, which England won by 166 marks. The original shield was six foot high and made from a sheet of iron with gilt highlights. The decoration is clear and there is some minor surface scratching which is to be expected due to its age. An interesting piece worthy of further investigation. The price includes UK delivery. 20433. (Drawer)

Encased Bronze WWI Memorial Plaque to 2nd Lieutenant Frank Graham Edwards of the R.A.F. 20361. - 20361
In 1916, the British government decided that steps should be taken to create a memorial for the next of kin of service personnel who died during the war. In the summer of 1917, it was announce that a government committee had decided that the memorial would take the form of a Bronze plaque. A competition to design the memorial plaque was announced in The Times on 13th August 1917. Applicants were instructed that their design had to be a s near as possible 18 square inches. It may be a circle of 4 ½ “ in diameter, or square of 4 ½ “ or a rectangle of 5 by 3 ½ “. The only other stipulation were that the design should include the inscription ‘HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR’. This example has been mounted on a round frame with intricate design to the edge, backed with a Bronze metal material with a swing arm for display. The plaque was dedicated to a Frank Graham Edwards who was a Lieutenant in the R.A.F THAT DIED ON 26th April 1918 aged 19 years old. Frank met his death in an accident when flying over Salisbury plain. His death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on Friday 3rd May 1918. The reg No 687110 is inscribed on the frame and the ‘Forces War Records’ show ‘Frank Graham Edwards’ as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1918. Commonwealth War Graves show him as being buried at Macclesfield Cemetery, and as the son of ‘Henry Deakin Edwards’ & ‘Charlotte Mary Edwards’ of 30 Beech Lane in Macclesfield. A substantial print out of Franks history will accompany the plaque. The price for this piece of history includes UK delivery. Worthy of further investigation. 20361. (Top shelf stores)

Edwardian / Pre-WW1 5th Royal Irish Lancers Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka King’s Crown Brass Plate. Sn 20368:5 - 20368:5
The 5th Royal Irish Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army. It saw service for three Centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. It amalgamated with the 16th The Queen's Lancers to become the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. This is an excellent original Edwardian / Pre-WW1 5th Royal Irish Lancers Trooper’s Lance Cap / Chapka King’s Crown Brass Plate. The curved plate has the correct King’s Crown, Royal heraldic devices & Harp with banner ‘Fifth Royal Irish Lancers’. The rayed plate has pre WW1 battle honours Blenheim (August 1404), Ramillies (May 1606), Oudenarde (July 1708), Malplaquet (September 1709), Suakin (1885) South Africa 1899-1902 & Defence Of Ladysmith (Boer War). The rear of the plate has its original 2 screw bolt lugs. The price for this impressive Lance Cap plate to a Prestigious Lancer’s Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 20368:5

A Collection of 1961-1967 Brass ‘B&W’ Dragoons Shoulder Titles (Sold Separately). BA 393. - BA 393
The Berkshire & Westminster Dragoons (WDs) was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army Army Reserve, located in central London. Its lineage is continued by one of the Royal Yeomanry's six squadrons. Formed in the aftermath of Second Boer War as part of the County of London Yeomanry, the WDs fought in the Battle of Gallipoli and led British forces onto the beaches during the Normandy Invasion in 1944. The squadron most recently saw action on Operation Telic, for which it was mobilised for the 2003 war in Iraq. Seven items available with pins and backing plates *one with pin missing from the rear*. In good condition. The price includes UK delivery (the price is per title). BA 393. (Buckles badges drawer)
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