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  1. One of two recent arrivals, both for officers of the Welch regiment who served during WWII and beyond. This one was stated by the seller to have belonged to Captain R. A. A. Evans whose captaincy was gazetted August 30th 1940, though I could not find it. The seller also had his OSD cap from when Evans was transferred to the Royal Artillery which I did not get. This cap has a bronzed OSD cap badge on blades with the C spelling of Welch which is correct for WWII and also has the bronzed regimental OSD buttons of POW feathers with motto. It can be seen in the hand that this cap had another badge on it at some stage and perhaps the officer when he transferred to the RA added that badge to this cap until he got himself the other RA cap and then maybe replaced the Welch badge back onto it. This is a supposition on my part and perhaps the seller was mistaken about this cap and it has been pimped, though the regimental OSD buttons are hard to find and appear to have always been on it. SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 30 AUGUST, 1940 TERRITORIAL ARMY. ROYAL ARTILLERY. The undermentioned Offrs. are transf'd. from the following Infantry units, retaining their rank and seniority 1st Aug. 1940:— Welch R. Capts.:— R. A. A. Evans (62083). SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 27 JUNE, 1947 The undermentioned Capts. to be Lt.-Cols., 1st May 1947: —….(War Subs. Maj.) R. A. A. EVANS (62083)….. The London Gazette of TUESDAY, the 25th of MAY, 1948 War Office, 28th May, 1948. The KING has been graciously' pleased to confer " The Efficiency Decoration " upon the following officers of the Territorial Army: — ROYAL ARTILLERY. ……..Lt.-Col. R. A. A. EVANS (62083). ………. SUPPLEMENT. TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 28 NOVEMBER, 1950 TERRITORIAL ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS. ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY. The undermentioned Lt.-Cols. from Active List, to be Lt.-Cols.:—- R. A. A. EVANS, T.D. (62083), 20th June 1950, retaining his present seniority. SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 13 APRIL, 1951 War Office, 3rd April, 1951. The KING has been graciously pleased to confer the award of the "1st Clasp" to the Territorial Efficiency Decoration upon the following officers: —). R.A. Lt.-Col. R. A. A. EVANS, T.D. (62083). ……..
  2. I recently had the pleasure of being part of the logistics team involved with placement of these medals and portrait, which were commissioned to the Royal Artillery Museum in London. These were part of the Revell Smith estate. Major General William Revell Smith was born in Melbourne Australia in 1894. Educated at Charterhouse school, he volunteered with the Westminster Dragoons in 1914 and served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Later to be commissioned into Royal Artillery in 1916, he was promoted to Battery Commander. Married Norma Flowerdew Lowson in 1920, he then served in India from 1920-1938, leading expeditions to Kashmir, Sikkim and Western Tibet. Commander of 53 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in 1939, he commanded all anti- aircraft forces during the invasion of Normandy, and was promoted to Major General in 1945. He was General Officer Commanding Troops in Malta and North Africa in 1948-1949, he retired in 1949, and died in 1956. Decorations include - CB, CBE, DSO, MC & Bar, Albert Medal, France 1914/15, British War Medal, Victory Medal 1914/18 & Mention, 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939/45 War Medal & Mention, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Commander Of Legion of Merit (America), Crown of Belgium (Commander), Belgium Croix de Guerre with Palm. One of the most decorated Officers in the history of the Armed Forces.
  3. Another recent addition, WWII RA officers forage cap with a stunning gilt officers badge on it. Condition is pretty good and as far as I can ascertain the maker only made military items during the war years. In 1840 Morris Angel, the founder of the Company, opened a second-hand clothing shop in the Seven Dials area of London (near Covent Garden) providing a service for those who wanted good quality clothes at reasonable cost. When an actor asked if he could rent a suit rather than buy it, the hire business took off. The company remains a family enterprise with the 6th generation of the Angels family working in the company. Morris and his son Daniel moved to premises on Shaftesbury Avenue. Daniel opened a bespoke department in this new respectable environment. The quality and style of the clothes was high, and soon theatrical managers were seeking his services for their West End shows. As the film industry was beginning, Angels began a relationship with the film industry that lasts to this day, making the costumes for the film Maid of the Mountains (1913). Our Shaftesbury Avenue location ensured that we dressed every show of distinction in the West End, including musicals Showboat, The Girl Friend, The Co-optimists, The Year of Grace, No, No Nanette, and plays such as Journey's End, and The Truth Game. Angels quality is unsurpassed In the late 1920s, after Madame Tussauds was destroyed by fire, Angels re-dressed all the waxworks and provided uniforms and livery for the staff. From 1940 to 1945, Angels provided dress uniforms for the Free French Army and for ENSA, the army entertainment troupe. Angels won their first Best Costume Design Academy Award for Hamlet (1948) with Laurence Olivier. In 1989, a fire broke out at the Shaftesbury Avenue store, but Angels continued to provide costumes as the premises were restored. Angels acquired Bermans in 1992, moving the professional hire for film, TV and theatre to Camden. This allowed the original 119 Shaftesbury Avenue to be opened as Angels Fancy Dress; giving over almost one acre of storage space to public fancy dress hire. A small part of our warehouse. Angels The Costumiers moved the Film and TV Stock to a 160,000 sq.ft. purpose-built facility in Hendon in 2002. The building provides an incredible working environment, encompassing costume rental, line-up, costume making facilities, preparation areas and a suite of 15 designer offices and over 8 miles of costume rail in one room. Angels supplied costumes and uniforms to all five films nominated for the 2008 Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design and four out of the five films nominated for Film Costume Design BAFTAs. Across The Universe, Atonement, Elizabeth The Golden Age*, La Vie En Rose** and Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street. It looks to have a little bit of moth damage and the chinstrap is also damaged, but the gilt officers badge looks to be a real beauty.
  4. A buy it now from the bay. Royal artillery Territorial force officers forage cap, for a Major or Lt Colonel. The RA TF was formed from the Volunteer force in 1908 and after WWI was granted the right to wear the "normal" RA gun badge, prior to that they wore a version with laurel leaves on the upper scroll instead of the word Ubique. The maker of the cap, Hamburger, Rogers & Co. were well known military outfitters who had been in existence for many years, originally established in 1750, 1796 R. and H. Hewetson. 1814 Hamburger and Co. 1827 Hamburger, Harwood and Co. 1839 Hamburger, Rogers and Co. then from 1841 when Rogers joined as Hamburger, Rogers & Co, Kings st, London, until they went out of business in 1917, though some sources claim Rogers joined in 1839. They were best known for supplying swords and headgear, though originally they were renown suppliers of lace for the Royal family and for military uniforms. The condition is not too bad, though only a fragment of the chinstrap survives and there is some moth tracking on the crown.
  5. Post 1953 example as it has the Queens crown and in very good condition with a size mark for 42 inches (106cm), so I assume pre 1969 or thereabouts.