photos showing a British Royal Naval Officer and an illustration of the official Royal Navy Officers Pattern Cap Insignia are taken from a wartime
publications held in our archives.
This badge was worn by all officers, including commissioned warrant officers, midshipmen and cadets of the Royal Navy. It features a fouled anchor motif surmounted by a British Royal Crown and the same basic
design remains in use today. Queen Victoria's death in 1901 brought a
change of crown to what is known as a Tudor or Imperial Crown (aka
King's Crown). This was in turn substituted by the Edwardian Crown, upon
the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and is still current issue. Hence during World War II the Tudor Crown was used, as may be seen above and in our original example featured below
This particular type is made of subdued brass and measures approximately 53 x 61mm. It is attached to the cap by means of 2 pointed prongs soldered to its reverse. The maker is not specified
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