Badges & Insignia

Explore our range of popular military badges and insignia including cap badges, collar badges, shoulder titles, helmet plates, brooches, cloth insignia and buttons worn by soldiers and officers of the various regiments of armed forces around the world.

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Military Badges and Insignia

Military badges and insignia are an important part of military tradition and are a fascinating category of militaria for those interested in military history and artefacts.

 

What are Military Badges and Insignia?

When discussing badges and insignia, this includes medals, patches, pins, shoulder titles, and other types of badges and insignia worn by members of various military organisations.

These items are often steeped in tradition and history, and they serve as a way to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of military personnel.

 

Examples of Badges and Insignia

One example of a ceremonial military badge is the Order of the Bath - an order of chivalry created in 1725 by King George I.

The Order of the Bath displays an enamelled eight-pointed Maltese Cross, with gold lions between the arms; in the centre, are three crowns, and a thistle, rose and shamrock within a red circlet.

It bears the motto of the Order, 'Tria Juncta In Uno' (Three Joined in One)', within a green laurel wreath; with the Order's Military Division motto, 'Ich Dien' (I Serve), in gold letters on a blue scroll below.

 

How do I start collecting Military Badges and Insignia?

If you are interested in starting a collection of militaria badges and insignia, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

First, it's important to research the history and significance of the badges and insignia you are interested in collecting.

This can help you understand the context in which they were used and their importance within the military organisation.

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Overall, collecting military badges and insignia can be a rewarding hobby for those with an interest in military history and artefacts.

With careful research, purchasing, and care, you can build a collection that showcases the important role these items have played in military history.

 

How to care for Military Badges and Insignia

It's important to properly care for and store your militaria collection and can involve using archival materials to protect items from damage, storing items in a climate-controlled environment, and handling items with care to avoid damage.

 

Ceremonial Military Badges and Insignia

Ceremonial military badges and insignia are a special category of militaria that are designed to be worn during formal occasions and ceremonies.

These badges and insignia can include a wide range of items, such as medals, patches, pins, and other decorations that are worn by members of the military to indicate their rank, unit, or other special accomplishments.

 

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