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This lot are all as follows, all unworn except where noted:
Pair of Captain's Rank Slides, white Bath stars on black
Bomb Disposal Officer RHKP (Royal Hong Kong Police) rank slide, worn but excellent condition
Sergeant's Rank Slide, white chevrons on black
Corporal's Rank Slide, white chevrons on black
B NEG blood group embroidered badge, white on black with a velcro, 2 part backing
Used by EOD/IED teams when they were working with the police. To be more covert black uniforms worn to partly blend in with the police.
All items worn by crews at Catterick in the late 1980's early 1990's.
This is a vintage lot, no longer used, operations have moved on at a fair pace and this was used in the late 80' to the early noughties.
EOD - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
IED - Improvised Explosive Device
I served at Catterick from 1988 to 1992 and again from 2000 until 2008 so have worn these while on Ops. These were collected by me, the items I wore are framed in a collection I have!
This is in excellent condition but is a little grubby. It is a black embroidered cat and bomb, cat with embroidered white face. Bomb with red and black embroidered sparks. The whole on a white felt circle with a white embroidered inner border. It is all backed with white linen and is 126 mm diameter.
Felix was used originally by the ATO's in Northern Ireland and the cat logo stuck (still used today!).
Was part of a collection of a former ATO. Items collected in dealings with personnel. Most of the collection has now been disposed of, just a few items left.
This badge was acquired in NI in the 80's as a 'piss take' item!!!!
This is unworn and is embroidered red and blue on heavy white linen with a very close weave hessian backing. It is 130 x 87 mm. A useful item to decorate a jacket! Was part of a collection of a former ATO. Items collected in dealings with personnel. Most of the collection has now been disposed of, just a few items left.
This is unworn and is red embroidery on khaki with a waxed linen backing and linen tape loop.
It is un-official and has some information in British Army Proficiency Badges by Edwards & Langley page 124 item 185 and page 80 item 86.
Item 185 shows one variant but this is a period piece which may have been a version that was produced but never worn officially as there were a plethora of badges available at that time.
This is on a sand coloured background and is the smaller size, 40 x 50mm.
This is in excellent condition and is a purple printed stylised bomb on khaki. It is 67 x 33mm.
This is in unworn condition and is in heavy white embroidery with blue rings on khaki with a waxed linen and paper backing.
This is in excellent condition and is heavy yellow, black and red embroidery on red serge type material. A home made example with black rings and fins plus 2 red lines.
This is in excellent condition in heavy embroidery on red with a waxed linen backing. It is late war.
This is in excellent, very clean condition and is in heavy embroidery on red with a trimmed waxed linen backing.
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