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Rare original Second World War era believed Cornish / Cornwall LDV / Home Guard issue ' River Patrol ' uniform patch. This is in heavy embroidery on blue twill with yellow 'RP' and white boat emblem on stylised blue waves with a black material backing. Has a fold from storage.
This is unworn and is a printed cloth formation sign. The village of Luss is on the Western side of Loch Lomond. Family arms of local landowners the Colquhouns
The following is a missive from: Col NA Archibald MBE | Commandant | Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF
I followed the ACF route as this and others were purchased as a load of ACF badges!
Very interesting to see the badge which would have been worn as a Tactical Recognition Flash on the upper sleeve. Appropriately for a unit based in Luss, it is the emblem and motto of the Colquhouns of Luss. "Si je puis", 'If I can'. See following link:
Sir Iain Colquhoun was quite a soldier as you can read in the link below. In the 1930s he would head out into the Luss Hills with a rifle, dressed only in his kilt. No shoes! or shirt! A real Highlander. Perhaps this behaviour was symptomatic of his service in WW1.
The area of the Luss Hills was the favourite hunting ground of Robert the Bruce. So much so that at the Battle of Bannockburn he invoked "The blessed St Kessog (of Luss)", the patron saint of Scotland at that time.
This is in good but grubby condition. It is a heavy, red embroidered with black highlights lion on a thick, heavy yellow felt car pennant. It has linen tapes at the broad end with a slot for pole if required.
This is in excellent condition and is enamelled, bi-metal with a pin backing. This is a small version.
This is in excellent condition
These are as follows:
Home sweet home
To my dear Father
To my dear sister from your loving brother (no card)
Souvenir d Havre, embossed card. Message 'To Rose with love from Joe. Address: Mrs B Batch, 23 Holker St, Skipton Rd, Keighly, Yorks
To my sweetheart, no card very tatty.
These are in excellent condition and the lot comprises:
Enamelled brass with a white metal lions head and pin backing.
Enamelled brass with 'Honorary' on a central bar and moon shaped buttonhole backing, it has serial No 79190 on the rear.
This is a beautifully embroidered badge with the addition of an 'AE' in a wreath above. The badge is a pre 1949 example and this was probably embroidered just post war. It is in silk on a linen background. The whole is approx 36 x 42 cm. Plenty of border to allow it to be framed.
This is in worn but excellent condition and is an embroidered red on black example of the tunic/coverall badge worn by firemen from Birmingham. The monogram NFS above the number '24' on a black circular felt with a black linen backing.
NFS - National Fire Service
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Fire_Service
This is unused, still sealed with sealed with attached safety pin. It is by Vernon & Co Ltd, Preston and is dated May 1939.
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