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.
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.
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
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.
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
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