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This is a beautifully mounted and displayed selection and comprises:
Staybrite Bonnet Badge with 2 lugs and tartan badge backing.
Pair of staybrite collar badges with lugs, brass plates and pins.
Pair of staybrite shoulder titles with lugs, plates and pins.
Staybrite sporran badge with lugs and hairgrip!
2 x staybrite buttons, 25mm, fixed shank and hairgrips!
This is a beautifully displayed lot comprising:
White Metal, chrome and gilt mounted bonnet badge with 7 lugs, 3 split pins and brass plate.
Facing pair of gilt collar badges with single lug. Motto in the scroll 'Cuidich 'N' Righ' (Help the King)
This is a beautifully displayed selection comprising:
White Metal Bonnet Badge with lugs and a tartan badge backing.
Staybrite Bonnet Badge with lugs and a tartan badge backing.
Pair of staybrite collar badges with single lug.
Small staybrite sporran badge with 2 lugs.
Larger staybrite pipers sporran badge with 2 lugs.
Love to be able to date this to either WW1 or WW2 but although the cap appears old the badge appears newer. This is in overall very good condition with some moth grazing and few very small moth holes, does not impact on the integrity of the cap. It is a lined, black felt cap with red toorie, silk edging and silk tails. I take a size 57 beret and this fits me comfortably, gives an indication of the size. The badge is cast white metal with a locked pin. It is stamped No 103 on the rear and there appears to be a makers mark which I have struggled to read (angles etc!). The badge is pinned with a black silk rosette behind. The motto 'Sans Peur' is from French translating as "Without fear" and is linked with the Sutherland clan.
The 5th Seaforth Highlanders adopted the motto Sans Peur , from the French "Without Fear", with the crest which was a wildcat and the tartan, all of the Sutherland clan.
This differentiated the 5th Seaforths from other Seaforth battalions who displayed the motto of the MacKenzies which was Cuidich 'n Righ (Help the King) and also who wore the MacKenzie tartan.
The 5th Bn. of the Regiment was a territorial unit in both World Wars and recruited in the counties of Sutherland and Caithness. Instead of the Mackenzie tartan kilt and stag's head badge the battalion wore the Sutherland Kilt and the wildcat badge of the Clan Sutherland. The 2nd and 5th battalions formed part of 152 Brigade of the reconstituted 51st Highland Division, and served with distinction from El Alamein onwards through to the German surrender in Sicily. Subsequently 152 Brigade joined the D-day campaign from 7th June 1944 and served continuously until the capture of Bremen and VE-Day. Uniquely for a territorial battalion in World War II, the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was the subject of a battalion history, Battalion by Alistair Borthwick, which is a powerful testimony to the quality and sustained contribution of this distinguished unit.
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Excellent for the re-enactors out there!!
These are all cut to shape and the lot comprises 5 x different tartan badge backings.
This is in excellent condition and is Government tartan with a black line.
This is in excellent condition and is a red/white cross on black and green tartan.
This is unworn and is a red and yellow cross on dark green and black tartan.
This is in excellent condition and is a piece of tartan in 2 parts. One of a number listed. More info: https://www.scotlandshop.com/tartan-finder
This is in excellent condition and is a piece of tartan with a stiff hessian backing. One of a number listed. More info: https://www.scotlandshop.com/tartan-finder
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