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Title Surrey Yeomanry mess kit button, 2nd pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1911-22
Price £10.00

This (13mm diameter) is the small button for mess kit (waistcoat and cuffs), also serving for the dress/forage cap. It is unmarked silver or heavily plated.

The SY was first raised in 1794, disbanded in 1848 and later raised again in 1901. It amalgamated with the Sussex Yeomanry in 1922, forming two batteries of field guns as part of a four-battery unit, the 98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Brigade, RFA. It served with distinction in both world wars.

This possibly has a lacquered finish, hence no tarnish, and its condition is good.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Buttons : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know the sword arrived today. Great condition, really chuffed with it. Many thanks.

S W, UK, 20.03.2007

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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