Scarce 1st Issue WWII Royal Naval Patrol Service (RNPS) Badge
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Scarce 1st Issue WWII Royal Naval Patrol Service (RNPS) Badge

Code: emi20011p


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a scarce first issue (19401-1942) World War II Royal Navy Patrol Service (RNPS) badge. The RNPS performed minesweeping and anti-submarine patrols to try and safeguard the shipping lanes that were so crucial to keeping Britain afloat during the war. Designed by George Kruger Gray, the RNPS badge was only one achievement in a portfolio including the University of Western Australia coat of arms used from 1929 to 1963 as well as the colonial flag for Aden, a British subject from 1937 to 1963. Gray's design is a shark harpooned by a marline spike and some mines harvested by fishing nets. The symbolism was to show that the U-boats (shark) were being attacked by the spike (Merchant Marine) and that the mines (the enemy) was being taken care of by resourceful fishermen. The bottom of the badge reads M/S A/S for Mine Sweeping/Anti-Submarine,

VINTAGE: Circa 1940-1942 (World War II).

SIZE: Approximately 1-1/8" in height and 7/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin T-style with C catch.

MARKINGS: R.G. 837751; very small, unreadable maker mark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Great Britain and Commonwealth militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVAEX13 LAAEX8/13 SAAEX11/18

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The badge has little wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.