A scarce brass badge from the East African Military Nursing Service.It has a central design of an African Elephant with tusks in a voided centre.The outer band has the title East African Military Nursing Service.Good overall condition with original pin and clasp intact.Height 36mm
Territorial Force Nursing Service,Cased Tippet Badge
An original full size silver tippet badge This pattern of badge was in use from 1908 to 1920 and consists of the intertwined A's of Queen Alexandra beneath an Imperial Crown.The Badge retains it's original ribbon with only minor signs of wear.These badges were silver but rarely marked as such.
The Suspension bar brooch is good . Good condition overall.Height 89mm.
An original full size silver tippet badge in its original case; This pattern of badge was in use from 1908 to 1920 and consists of the intertwined A's of Queen Alexandra beneath an Imperial Crown.The Badge retains it's original ribbon with only minor signs of wear.These badges were silver but rarely marked as such.
The Suspension bar brooch is good . Good condition overall.Height 85mm.
The original wooden box is silk and velvet lined with a paper label for JR Gaunt & SonLtd 53 Conduit St London W.The outside is rather distressed but retains its catch.
An original full size silver tippet badge; This pattern of badge was in use from 1908 to 1920 and consists of the intertwined A's of Queen Alexandra beneath an Imperial Crown.The Badge retains it's original ribbon with only minor signs of wear.These badges were silver but rarely marked as such.
The Suspension bar brooch is good . Good condition overall.Height 70mm
This is accompanied with a rare original pair of white metal T (for Territorial) badges.These were worn at the corners of the Tippet and have a lug badge fixing secured by split pins.
A scarce original pair of brass shoulder titles, with backing plates and split pins for Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps.I understand that these were only worn on tropical uniform from the mid 50s to mid 60s.Length 35mm
A scarce painted metal car badge for the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Association.The design features the Association badge with the central Dannebrog Cross below a queens crown, with a scroll bearing Friendship to the bottom.Height 93mm In surprisingly good condition considering this has been fitted to a car radiator grill! General finish is good although the retaining screws and backing plate shown some signs of rust
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 no issue number which I believe may have been the case for later issued badges and is priced accordingly
Condition is Good with moderate surface wear to the face.Pin and clasp are good with safety chain in situ. 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.
Another Trained Army Nurse Badge, which are always in demand. It features a crowned Lion atop a QE 2 crown in front of crossed swords.This pattern of badge was in use between 1956 and 1973.(often referred to as the Dustbin Lid due to it's size).Made of a pressed base metal/pewter, this pin is original and in good condition although there was some small traces of rust which I had treated .Height 42mm
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.
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.
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