A rare collection of World War One 11TH Hassars badges,
Lot 148
A rare collection of World War One 11th Hussars badges,
Sold for £200 (US$ 332) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare collection of World War One 11th Hussars badges,
comprising cap badge, two collar badges, two shoulder titles, two Major's rank crowns, Rolls-Royce Squadron Sleeve badge, four original WW1 photographs of the 11th Hussars Rolls-Royce Armoured Cars in the desert in Palestine, together with a Princess Mary Christmas tin, 1914, and brass letter opener in the form of a Kukri.
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Footnotes

  • These badges were the property of Major Dawson who fought on the Western Front at Messines and in 1917 in Egypt and Palestine during World War 1.
    The 11th Hussars was the first cavalry regiment to swap their horses for armoured vehicles. It was a bitter blow to the regiment as they had been a mounted regiment for over 200 years. Up until then the operation of armoured cars had been carried out by the Royal Navy Air Service and the Royal Tank Corps. However it was felt that the age of the horse in warfare was over so the cavalry would need a more up-to-date modus operandi. There was much training to be done, maintenance to be carried out, weapons to be tested, signals to be completed and new tactics to be taught. The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car establishment was laid down by the War Office as follows: An RHQ and three Armoured Car Squadrons each consisting of HQ and 3 Troops. 21 officers, 34 NCOs, 380 rank and file, total 435. There were 38 armoured cars, 30 motor-cycles and supporting lorries.
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