Officers Cap & Collar Badges 1946 - 1954
The Corps badge design changed on 12th August 1946, the official heraldic description of the revised badge was:
‘The figure of Mercury holding a Caduceus in the left hand, the right hand aloft poised with the left foot on a globe all silver, above the globe a scroll inscribed ‘Certa Cito’ and below on each side six laurel leaves all gold, the whole ensigned with the Tudor Crown in gold’.
The sealed pattern for this cap badge is dated 12th August 1946 and is held at the Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Forum.
The badges approved under this pattern are the Officers pattern, in Gilt and Silver Plate and worn with Forage Cap, blue, and SD cap, officers pattern. Other ranks pattern in Gilding Metal and White Metal.
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0527]
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0576]
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0702]
Right is a pair of the Silver plate and gilt officer pattern collars by are by J.R.Gaunt London and are again stamped with a letter 'P' on the reverse.
Left is an officer pattern Gilt and Silver Plate cap badge by J.R. Gaunt London.
It is stamped with the letter 'P' on the reverse which denotes silver Plate. Inset below shows an example of the 'P' stamp.
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 1121]
Left is a very fine example of Royal Corps of Signals Officers 1930s' Field Service Side Hat with the cap badge.
Below is a Royal Signals 1950's Majors Dress Cap
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 1056]
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0308]
Officers (Unofficial) Bullion wire badges
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0579]
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0965]
Below are some examples of Royal Corps of Signals Officers 1930s' Field Service Cap with unofficial bullion wire cap badges.
This below Unofficial officers bullion cap badge was likely a locally manufactured for an officer serving in Malaya late 1940's early 1950's.
[Colin Hodgkins collection UK 0964]
Below is an officers bullion wire left collar badge, possibly a Royal Signals Band collar.
[Colin Hodgkins Collection UK 0037]
Below is an unknown officers bullion wire cap badge. Tudor (Kings Crown) makes it too early for it to be 70th (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron. (Volunteers). Chris Walker (www.signalsbadges.co.uk) asked Major Michael Woods (Retired) OC 70 Essex Yeomanry in 1985. He has advised it's most definitely not 70 Essex Yeomanry.
[Colin Hodgkins collection UK 0137]