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Territorial Army Nursing Service, Assorted Insignia.

Territorial Army Nursing Service, Assorted Insignia.

A card mounted with several items of insignia relating to the Territorial Army Nursing Service. Initially formed as the Territorial; force Nursing service in 1908 it was reorganised in 1921 to become the Territorial Army Nursing service. The items are a silver (not marked) tippet badge featuring the crossed AAs of Queen Alexandra from its original ribbon.A rare large cap badge and two collar/tippet badges follow, with a rare pair of white metal T badges. there are also three bi- metal(officers) collar badges as well as one bronze version.A sweetheart type brooch in Mother of Pearl completes the badges and an original photograph shows how the badges would be worn on service.

Code: 53026

220.00 GBP


Territorial Force Nursing Service,assorted insignia.

Territorial Force Nursing Service,assorted insignia.

A number of items relating to the British Army Territorial Force Nursing Service.Founded in 1908 to supplement the existing military services, nurses with more than three years experience could volunteer to man emergency hospitals in the event of war.Nearly 3000 nurses were available to serve in 1914 and by the end of the war over 8000 nurses had served in the TFNS.
The items consist of two patterns of Tippet badge consisting of the intertwined AAs of Queen Alexandra below an Imperial Crown.The first model without the scroll was in use from 1908 until just after the War. The addition of the scroll bearing Fortitudio Mea Deus was a short lived interim pattern prior to the change of name to Territorial Army Nursing Service in 1921 and quite scarce.Both are silver although not marked as such.
Also included are the rare TF round badge and a collar tab and cap insignia for the TFNS. A pair of rare white metal T Badges,as were worn at the corners of the tippet are also included.too pictures of the insignia being worn complete the lot. An interesting lot with several rarities.

Code: 53025

Reserved


Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve,Tippet Medal,small size.

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve,Tippet Medal,small size.

An original Silver Tippet badge for the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve.From it's foundation in 1908,(from what had been Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve)until 1949, this badge would have been worn on the Cape or Tippet.The medal was made of silver(but not always marked as such) and consisted of a voided centre with the letter R for Reserve below an Imperial Crown.
In a good but worn condition,with original silk ribbon.This is the smaller size version being 31mm high.Unmarked to rear.

Code: 53003

70.00 GBP


Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps,Silver tippet Badge,kings crown

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps,Silver tippet Badge,kings crown

A scarce silver Tippet badge/medal for the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps for the period 1948-1952.The Corps was officially formed on February 1st 1949 and this badge replaced the previous one for QAIMNS.The King's Crown version was changed to the Queen's Crown upon the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11,although these King's crown versions were often reissued for many years unto the 1970s.
The badge consists of an open work design features the Danish Dannebrog cross with an A for Alexandra in the centre.Around the edge is the title.This is suspended from an appropriate silk ribbon(although this may be a replacement?).The condition is generally good although there are some minor signs of wear .Hallmarked for WJD(William James Dingley) Birmingham 1951.Height to suspension ring 51mm Overall length 116mm

Code: 53000

250.00 GBP


General Service Medal,Canal Zone clasp,RAMC private J W Parkin

General Service Medal,Canal Zone clasp,RAMC private J W Parkin

An original British Forces QE II issue Service Medal named to a Private J W Parkin, Royal Army Medical Corps.It bears the rare bar for Canal Zone, signifying service between 16th October 1951 and 19th October 1954 in the Suez canal zone.In good condition with swivel mount ,original ribbon with pin brooch fixing.Named to 22632928 Pte J W Parkin RAMC In its original box with felt tip annotation.

Code: 52944

225.00 GBP


9 carat Gold Sweetheart Brooch,Royal Army Medical Corps

9 carat Gold Sweetheart Brooch,Royal Army Medical Corps

A 9ct Gold and enamel Sweetheart Brooch bearing the regimental badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps.It bears the rod and serpent within a laurel wreath topped by a kings crown.This is above a blue enamel scroll which bears the motto In Arduis Fidelis.In excellent condition.Marked 9ct to rear.Width 51mm

Code: 52879

95.00 GBP


Associate Royal Red Cross, ER II Military Nursing medal

Associate Royal Red Cross, ER II Military Nursing medal

A nice example of a Queen Elizabeth II Period medal of the Royal Red Cross,2nd class. Holders of this award are known as associates (Associate Royal Red Cross).The second class award was introduced in November 1915.Originally only awarded to female members of the Military services, it has only been awarded to men since 1976.
The medal is an enamelled silver Maltese cross with a central figure of the reigning monarch, in this case Queen Elizabeth II .The reverse bears Faith,Hope and Charity and 1883(the year it was instigated) on each of the four arms.The royal cypher is in the centre.This is suspended from the red and blue silk bow ribbon fixing.In very good condition.
.Height 62mm

Code: 52878

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Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve,Silver Nurses Cape badge

Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve,Silver Nurses Cape badge

A Large and heavy Silver(not marked as such)Badge for the Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve formed in March 1897.It's members,who worked as Nurses in civilian Hospitals,were to be mobilised in times of conflict to staff the Army's Hospitals.Their major debut was in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa where many served bravely.
I recommend the site; https://boerwarnurses.com/boer-war-nurses-database/
The badge has the issue number 383.This was issued to Sister Mary Little who trained at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.Enlisting on March 2 1900 .She served in South Africa and is shown as being based in Natal in 1900 and at the 7th General Hospital Pretoria on 07.08.01.She was also entitled to the QSA and KSA medals.
Condition is very good with little wear to the face.Pin and clasp are good. Another lovely item with early links to our Army Nursing Services and now becoming very difficult to source. A large and impressive badge being some 50mm high.

Code: 52200

300.00 GBP


World War One Victory Medal.South African Military Nurse

World War One Victory Medal.South African Military Nurse

An original First World War Victory Medal awarded to an I Van Military Nurse.This is the South African pattern of badge with the same figure of winged victory to the face, designed by William McMillan,as the UK.The reverse however bears the words The Great War For Civilisation both in English and in Dutch.Only 75,000 of these were awarded and the South African Military Nursing Service had only a limited personnel in the UK,France and Africa.I have been unable to yet find a service record for this nurse as to where she may have served but it may be worthy of further research.Condition is good with original plated finish.Replacement ribbon.

Code: 52862

Reserved


Royal Air Force Medical Branch,Original Cap Badge

Royal Air Force Medical Branch,Original Cap Badge

A World War 2 period bronze metal cap badge for the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force.The design features the Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, wrapped with a medical serpent, within a laurel wreath surmounted by a Kings Crown.Below this is a scroll with the latin motto; Nec Aspera Terrent- Nor do Difficulties Deter. Condition is good with minimal wear.Slider fixing to rear.Height 46mm

Code: 52836

SOLD