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These are in very good condition as follows:
Large size, enamelled brass by Harris Ltd Glasgow buttonhole fixing
Small size, enamelled brass with brooch fitting
This is in excellent condition with a brooch pin.
This is a working whistle by:
J Hudson & Co
Some of the white metal is rubbed exposing the brass.
It has a weathered double strand lanyard in red and grey. (These are the colours of QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) so may have been used by a nurse in a hospital? or a male ARP person who had a hospital in his 'patch' and used a QARANC lanyard (or was given one) no provenance just pure conjecture!)
Nice item all the same even if a little weather beaten.
This is in excellent condition and is die stamped with a pin brooch backing.
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.
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