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Hi all,

Day 1 of a UK family holiday and I have tested positive for COVID and symptomatic and my wife is also positive but asymptomatic. Never mind some Forum time where I can reply in real time.

Here is my Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry collection of badges and buttons with corresponding notes. Many were kindly sourced from Keith Hook as per my notes.

I don't profess to be an authority on these badges and the regiment, and I am very happy to receive the edits, comments and the observations of others.

I would like to obtain matching shoulder titles and any badges or buttons that I don’t have in this collection so just drop me a PM please.

Best regards Dean

The Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge collection

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry was first raised in 1794 and then disbanded in 1828. Re-raised in 1831 as the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry and it was again disbanded in 1846. This pattern of raising and disbanding continued between 1860 and 1887 with the 1st Lincolnshire Mounted Rifle Volunteers and then the 1st Lincolnshire Light Horse Volunteers.

The success in the Second Boer War of the Imperial Yeomanry, a force of mounted infantry raised under a Royal Warrant dated the 14th December, 1899 saved the remaining Yeomanry Cavalry in Great Britain, armed with carbines and swords and dressed in elaborate uniforms, from disbandment. By Royal Warrant, dated the 15th April, 1901 the 38 remaining Yeomanry Cavalry regiments were converted into Imperial Yeomanry, armed with rifles and dressed in khaki. Twenty new regiments were formed under the terms of the new regulations by 1903, including two in Ireland.

Responding to public enthusiasm in Lincolnshire the Lord Lieutenant submitted an application to King Edward VII for approval to raise a yeomanry regiment. The raising of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry was approved on the 18th May, 1901. This approval, published in the London Gazette on the 25th June, 1901 is in the Royal Submissions Book in the National Archive at Kew.

The Earl of Yarborough was commissioned as the Commanding Officer and recruiting commenced. Some members served in South Africa as part of the 22nd (Cheshire) Company, 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, but in insufficient numbers to qualify the regiment for the battle honours South Africa 1901 and/or 1902, awarded in December 1904.

Lord Kesteven took over as Commanding Officer in 1907. The introduction of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act of 1907 led to the transfer of the yeomanry to the Territorial Force on the 1st April, 1908 with the regimental title of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry changing to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry were placed under the orders of the North Midland Mounted Brigade. The regiment’s headquarters was set up in the old Militia Barracks at Lincoln with the squadrons being headquartered as follows:

A Squadron: Grantham (and drill stations at Stamford, Bourne and Holbeach)
B Squadron: Louth (Spilsby, Horncastle and Alford)
C Squadron: Lincoln (Sleaford, Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Wragby)
D Squadron: Grimsby (Barton, Brigg, Scunthorpe, Ulceby).

The Earl of Ancaster succeeded Lord Kesteven as Commanding Officer in 1911. Lord Kesteven was recalled from the Territorial Force Reserve to replace Lord Ancaster on mobilisation in September 1914.

In the Great War, the 1/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry were attached to the ANZAC Mounted Brigade and saw action in the Mesopotamia campaign in Egypt and Palestine. Sailing from Gibraltar on the SS ‘Mercian’ they were attacked by a surfaced U-boat on the 3rd November, 1915. In the ensuing exchange of fire as they made for the African coast, they sustained over a hundred casualties including Lord Kesteven who died of wounds and his body was returned to England for burial.

The 2/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry was formed in September 1914 as a “second line” (training, draft-supplying reserve) for the 1/1st. They came under the orders of the 2/1st North Midland Mounted Brigade. In July 1916 the 2/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry converted into a cyclist unit.

The 3/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry was formed in 1915 as a “third line” (training, draft-supplying reserve for the 1/1st and 2/1st). Early in 1917 they were absorbed into the 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment at the Curragh.

On the 17th August, 1918 the 1/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry left the 12th Cavalry Brigade and together with the 1/1st East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry they were renamed the 102nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps and re-badged to the Machine Gun Corps.

Following the post-Great War reduction and re-organisation of the British Army, the Lincolnshire Yeomanry not wishing to convert to a Royal Artillery or Tank Corps (Armoured Car Company) unit was disbanded in November 1920.

In 1903 the Officers of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry adopted a lancer style of uniform for full dress to attend levees The Lincoln-green uniforms of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry were very well described and detailed in David J. Knight’s “The Lincolnshire Yeomanry, 1901-08” (The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society, Volume 68, No. 270, November 2017). Full Dress for Officers was elaborate Lancer style tunics with white plastron fronts and plumed czapka caps. Other Ranks wore Lincoln-green tunics with peaked caps, shoulder chains and double white striped overalls strapped under their boots. Standard khaki Service Dress was worn by all ranks from about 1908 to disbandment in 1920. A slouch hat was worn by all ranks from 1902 for Service Dress.

As a Lancer regiment in Full Dress a Lance cap with silver plate was worn by Officers of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry attending levees from 1903. The Lancer cap plate bore the flat-topped shield of the ‘Arms of the City of Lincoln’ surmounted by an Imperial Crown set within a laurel wreath and bearing a five-part scroll with Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry on the first, third and fifth panels. When a green and white forage cap was adopted later it had Lancer style quarter welts piped white as well as around the brim. However, the regiment was never officially Lancers until the formation of the Corps of Dragoons, Hussars and Lancers in 1916 to which yeomanry units were allocated in order to facilitate cross posting and (Lancers) was added to the unit’s Army List entry.

The cap and slouch hat badges of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry are illustrated and described in Kipling & King’s “Head Dress Badges of the British Army Volume 1” as badges 1357 and 1483 respectively (referred to hereafter as KK 1357 & KK 1483). The Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge is also illustrated and described in F. Wilkinson’s “Cavalry and Yeomanry Badges of the British Army 1914” as badge 194 and in Reginald H. W. Cox’s “Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18” as badge 1355. John Gaylor’s “Military Badge Collecting” illustrates and describes the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badge in plate 52 and the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge in plate 30.

The cap badge of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry is of a central shield from the ‘Arms of the City of Lincoln’ surmounted by an Imperial Crown, set within a laurel wreath bearing a tri-part scroll inscribed Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry (badges 1 – 4). They were worn on the Officers’ and Other Ranks’ slouch hats and field caps. The badges of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry were in die struck silver for the Officers’ Forage Cap (badge 1) and in die cast bronze for Officers' Service Dress (badge 4); die struck silver plate for senior NCOs (badge 2); and in die struck, white metal (badge 3) for Other Ranks. KK 1357 was noted by Kipling & King as being made in silver, white metal and bronze.

The cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry differs from the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry on the naming on the scroll arms and the replacement of Imperial with a row of ten or fourteen leaves (see later note on Gaunt made badges with only ten leaves) to the central scroll (KK 1483) The badges of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry were in die struck sliver with loops for Officers’ Forage Cap (badge 9) and in die cast bronze with blades or loops for Officers’ Service Dress (badges 14 & 22); die struck silver plate with loops for senior NCOs; and in die struck white metal with loops (badges 10, 11 & 20) and also in die struck bronze with sliders (badge 15) or loops (badges 16 & 21) for Other Ranks. KK 1483 is described in gilding metal and bronze. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry cap badges with erased Imperial scrolls have not in my experience been noted as being used for the later Lincolnshire Yeomanry.

Keith Hook was the original owner and curator of many of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges now in my own collection and shown here. I am eternally grateful to him for passing them and his extensive knowledge of them on to me.

The existence of the hallmarked silver Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badge (badge 1) marked by the Birmingham Assay Office with date letter for 1913, its anchor mark and J&Co (Jennens & Co) led Keith to quite reasonably assume that some Officers of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry decided to wear the Imperial Yeomanry pattern badge on their forage caps, although there was a silver-plated version available. Jennens & Co would have been quite happy to supply but one might have expected them to have insisted on a minimum order. This would infer that there may be further examples of such a badge out there, however, this is the only known example that we are aware of and there are no records of a hallmarked Lincolnshire Yeomanry pattern badge. Keith further noted that Hugh King had an Officers’ quality gilt Lincolnshire Yeomanry cap badge which was later sold by Bosleys Military Auctioneers, and it is unclear what it was worn on. The Lincolnshire Yeomanry already had Officers' bronze badges but, unlike the Essex Yeomanry they did not require them until after mobilisation in the Great War and so the purpose of a gilt badge is unclear.

David Knight has passed on to me that Bob Smith had a photograph of the sealed pattern of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badge which was in silver and dated 7th October, 1902. There was another which was described as the same badge but darker which would have been the bronze Officers’ Service Dress version. The Officers’ Service Dress version would have been worn on the side of the slouch hat in Service Dress as the plain peaked khaki Staff cap was not introduced to the Lincolnshire Yeomanry until 1905 for Officers and the Regimental Serjeant Major, and for all ranks from 1909.

It has been suggested on the British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum that a number of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badges continued to be worn when the regiment became the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and looped badges were converted to having blades for wear on the solar topee. This has been challenged by others on the Forum who note that based on photographic evidence few of Lincolnshire Yeomanry wore their regimental badge on the solar topee.

A distinctive feature of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge is the tall and domed crown termed a Bishops’ Mitre by Luke Halls on the Forum. This crown is shown in the badge illustrated as KK 1483 and Wilkinson 194. The Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges shown as KK 1483 and Wilkinson 194 have a die flaw on the laurel adjacent to the scroll with a blemish running along the top edge above the NR in YEOMANRY and a near solid A. It is likely that badges produced with this flaw are later versions of genuine badges produced from a worn die.

There are examples of both Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges with voids between the two leaves at the ends of the scroll. This appears to be a manufacturers variation and infers that more than one die was in use. There was certainly at least one other manufacturer than J.R. Gaunt producing Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges. Luke has identified that 3,000 Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges were ordered from Bent & Parker, Birmingham in 1916 but in the absence of a sealed pattern or maker marked badge there is way of distinguishing these actual badges.

There are differences in the leaf patterns between different examples of genuine Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges which is likely to be due to different manufacturers and different dies. Two different dies are noted in the examples of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges shown in the Professor Charles Thomas collection which sold at auction in 2018. It is likely that as the pair of Lincolnshire Yeomanry Officers’ Service Dress collar badges (badges 19) were manufactured by Firmin London that they would have produced cap badges as well.

From mid-1916 onwards it was the practice that the bronze finish on Other Ranks badges of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry were polished back to a brass colouration. Keith recalls that old comrades of three of the bronze badged Yeomanry units pre-1914: the 1st Devon, North Devon and Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry told him in the 1950s that in 1916 there was a general edict to all units to "dull" their badges”. When steel helmets were issued, units were told to polish their badges, so the normally bronze badges were polished back to brass. Luke has confirmed that the 3,000 Lincolnshire Yeomanry cap badges from Bent and Parker, Birmingham were bronzed.

The badges of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry have been heavily copied. A couple of quick observations before a more detailed analysis follows.

Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges in gilding metal with loops are copies unless to the rear there is original bronzing still present. The slider on genuine bronze Other Ranks badges protrudes further than the bottom of the badge with the slider being level with the bottom of the badge on copies. Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges with sliders marked with the JRGaunt.London mark or Firmin London mark are copies.

There are several differences between genuine and copies of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges namely:

• The central leaves to the left at 3 o’clock and right at 9 o’clock of the central shield have a fully stamped outline with a void between the edge of the leaf and the border of the shield on copies of both the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges. On original badges of both the central leaves emanate from under the border of the shield with no void between the leaf and the border of the shield.

• Kipling and King show the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badge (KK 1357) and the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge (KK 1483) both with leaves under the shield. The crown on KK1483 is of the Bishops’ Mitre shape. Wilkinson shows the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge 194 with the leaves under the shield but with a regular shaped crown and the die flaw blemish above the NR in YEOMANRY. Cox has the void between the central leaves and the shield on the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge 1355 again with a regular shaped crown. Gaylor shows the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry badge in plate 52 with the leaves under the shield and correctly shaped crown. However, the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge shown in plate 30 is a copy with the voids between the central leaves and shield, a flaw of a near solid M in Yeomanry and a square shaped crown.

• The Martin Marsh catalogue of copies of badges shows badge 666 (brass) and badge 1110 (white metal) as Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges both with the void between the central leaves and the shield and the square shaped crown.

• There is a void between the lower tip of the shield and the upper border of the scroll ribbon on copies. On original badges the shield tip and the ribbon border merge with no void. On original badges the edge of the ribbon border is angled to where it meets the shield. On copies the border of the ribbon at this point has a perpendicular edge.

• The void between the upper tip of the shield and the base of the crown is quite broad on original badges.

• The jewels in the centre of the base of the crown differ in shape to those towards the sides on original badges whereas on copies they are a regular rectangular shape across the base.

• The bottom border at the base of the crown and the parallel row of pearls above the jewels is curved upwards on original badges and is flat on copies.

An interesting Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge (badge 11) is where the original coronet has been broken off and replaced with an Imperial Crown larger than that on other Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges. The brazing in of the replacement crown is quite evident on the rear of the badge as shown. Keith was told by his mentor, who had collected since the 1900s that badges with coronets were made by a firm new to badge making under the mistaken impression that the coronet was correct because all the Commanding Officers since formation were members of the aristocracy.

Gaunt also manufactured badges for the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and these bear their makers name of J.R. GAUNT LONDON on a plaque to the rear. They made Other Ranks badges in white metal and in bronze for Officers’ Service Dress. Badge 20 is an original Gaunt made Lincolnshire Yeomanry Other Ranks badge in die struck white metal with Gaunt plaque and original copper loops. Badge 21 is an original Gaunt made Lincolnshire Yeomanry Other Ranks badge in die struck bronze with Gaunt plaque and its original loops replaced with a brooch pin. Badge 22 is an Officer’s Service Dress version in die cast bronze with Gaunt plaque and folded blades. A distinctive feature of these Gaunt made badges is there are on ten leaves on the central panel of the scroll and not fourteen as on the Lincolnshire Yeomanry badges produced by other manufacturers.

All NCOs above the rank of Corporal of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry wore a fleur-de-lis arm badge in silver bullion on Lincoln green for Full Dress (badge 23), in green above green chevrons on khaki as Imperial Yeomanry, and in worsted on khaki on Service Dress and khaki drill for the Territorial Force.

Collar badges were a shield of the ‘Arms of the City of Lincoln’ without adornments and are shown In Churchill and Westlake’s “British Army Collar Badges” as badge 100. Officers of both the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry wore collar badges in die struck silver plate for Full-Dress (badge 6) and in die struck bronze for Officers’ Service Dress (badges 8 & 19). Officers’ Service Dress collars can be found unmarked and with Gaunt London (badge 8) or Firmin London (badges 19) makers plaque to the rear. White metal collar badges in die struck silver plate (badge 6) were worn with the green Full Dress and khaki service dress tunics by Officers and in die struck white metal (badges 7) by Other Ranks of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry.

Examination of a number of photographs of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry belonging to David Knight shows that collar badges in white metal (badges 13) were only worn by Other Ranks of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry on Parade Dress and not on Service Dress or Khaki Dress. This observation has been confirmed by Keith. The Lincolnshire Yeomanry did not wear gilding metal collar badges and the notion that these were shared with the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) is a myth. The Arms of the City of Lincoln was adopted as the collar badge of the Loyal North Lancashire regiment with the amalgamation in 1881 of the 47th Lancashire and 81st Loyal Lincoln Volunteers. They only wore collar badges in gilding metal for Other Ranks and in bronze for Officers’ Service Dress with such collars having a title scroll beneath the shield.

Shoulder titles of a plain brass LIY were worn by the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry. A LIY shoulder title can be seen being worn by Lt Col the Earl of Yarborough in a photograph of him and another Officer on page 67 of David J. Knight’s “The Lincolnshire Yeomanry, 1901-08”, (The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society, Volume 68, No. 270, November 2017), reproduced here courtesy of David Knight. Interestingly, in “The Uniforms of the Imperial Yeomanry, 1901-08” by D J. Knight and R J. Smith, (Military History Society, 2007) which includes the same photograph (albeit at a lower resolution), the authors note that “although brass shoulder titles are referred to in a tailor’s book, there is no evidence of this in photographs”. Nevertheless, Plates 21d and 22a in the same publication both show a LIY shoulder title for the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry. A large LIY shoulder title is shown for the Lanarkshire Imperial Yeomanry in Plate 18b and for the Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry in Plate 21b. Keith has advised me that the Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry wore the LIY shoulder tile as separate letters. Ray Westlake’s “Shoulder Titles of the British Army” book doesn’t show or describe shoulder titles to the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry but does describe a LIY shoulder title for the Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry, but the size isn’t stated. Keith has also noted that the Lanarkshire Imperial Yeomanry wore a LIY shoulder title that was larger in size than that worn by the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry.

In my own collection I have shown an example of a LIY shoulder title which is 16mm in height with the three letters joined together (badge 5). This example would match the LIY shoulder title being worn by Lt Col the Earl of Yarborough in the photograph noted above. I have a larger version of the LIY shoulder title which is 20mm in height and this would be for the Lanarkshire Imperial Yeomanry.

Transfer to the Territorial Force from 1908 saw the introduction of the T / Y / LINCOLN shoulder title in brass as illustrated by Ray Westlake’s as shoulder title 334 (badge 12). This shoulder title has a Y in serifs. In 1916 the T from the title was dropped and Y / LINCOLN again in brass was worn until the Regiment was disbanded in 1920. The Y / LINCOLN title is noted in Westlake but not illustrated or numbered. The Y / LINCOLN shoulder titles can be found with serifed Y (badge 18) as with the T / Y / LINCOLN shoulder title or with a Y without serifs (badge 24). White metal shoulder titles have not been noted for the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry or the Lincolnshire Yeomanry unlike as was the case with some other Yeomanry Regiments.

The buttons of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry and Lincolnshire Yeomanry and their predecessor Regiments are detailed in Howard Ripley and Denis Darmanin’s “Yeomanry Buttons 1830-2000” (The Military Historical Society, Special Number 2005). The North Lincoln Yeomanry Cavalry (1831-46) is represented by button 124 in silver. Although described in an old pattern book its use has not been substantiated. The Lincoln Heath Troop (1831-38) is shown as button 125 in gilt and brass which features a tower above a scroll with LINCOLN HEATH YEOMANRY below. An example is shown on a British Military Button website as 20mm in brass with makers mark of Shaw London. The Lincolnshire Yeomanry Cavalry buttons (30 & 37) in the centre of the row of buttons shown in my collection are 24mm and a 17mm brass buttons with flat backs, fixed shanks and were made by Nutting of Convent Garden. This button is not shown in Ripley and Darmanin. I would date these Lincolnshire Yeomanry Cavalry buttons to the 1838-46 period.

The Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry is represented as button 126 (buttons 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 & 35). These were produced in silver, white metal, gilt and bronze in large, medium and small sizes and are convex with fixed shanks.

The Lincolnshire Yeomanry is represented as button 127 (button selections 26, 34, 36 & 38) produced in silver and bronze again in three sizes and are again convex with fixed shanks. Manufacturers of Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry buttons have been noted as Gaunt, Jennens, Thornhill and Hamburger and for the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, Firmin and Thornhill.

Badge 1. Officers’ Forage cap badge of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry (KK 1357) hallmarked to the front with Birmingham 1913 by J&Co for Jennens & Company. Die struck with voided leaf tips adjacent to the ends of the title scroll. Thick gauge silver loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield.

Badge 2. Senior NCOs’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry (KK 1357) in silver plate. Die struck with non-voided leaf tips. Silver loops positioned east-west to the reverse on the inside of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield.

Badge 3. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry (KK 1357) in white metal. Die struck with voided leaf tips adjacent to the ends of the title scroll. Dark toned copper loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield.

Badge 4. Officers’ Service Dress cap badge of the Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry (KK 1357) in chocolate bronze. Die struck with voided leaf tips. Copper blades now rolled positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield.

Badge 5. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry shoulder title in gilding metal, 16mm in height.

Badge 6. Officers’ collar badge (Churchill 100) in die struck silver plate with dark toned copper loops positioned east-west.

Badge 7. Other Ranks’ collar badge (Churchill 100) in die struck white metal with copper loops positioned east-west.

Badge 8. Officers’ Service Dress collar badge (Churchill 100) in die struck bronze with Gaunt London plaque to the rear and copper loops positioned east-west.

Badge 9. Officers’ Forage cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in silver plate. Die struck with voided leaf tips. Silver loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 10. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in white metal. Die struck with voided leaf tips. Copper loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 11. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in white metal. Die struck with the original coronet replaced with a larger Imperial crown. The badge has voided leaf tips. Copper loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 12. Lincolnshire Yeomanry T Y LINCOLN three tier shoulder title (Westlake 334) in gilding metal with three loops.

Badges 13. Other Ranks’ pair of collar badge (Churchill 100) in die struck white metal with copper loops positioned east-west.

Badge 14. Officers’ Service Dress cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in chocolate bronze. Die cast with a Bishops’ Mitre type crown and voided leaf tips. Fretted example with voids cut around the bottom pair of leaves under the shield. Copper blades now rolled positioned east-west to the reverse on the inside of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll. This is the second example of a fretted Officers’ Service Dress Lincolnshire Yeomanry badge I have seen.

Badge 15. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in lighter bronze. Die struck with a Bishops’ Mitre type crown which is narrower and has a wider gap between the broadest point of the crown and the adjacent voided leaf tips. Brass slider to the rear of the base of the crown. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll. Leaves under the shield.

Badge 16. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in chocolate bronze. Die struck with a squarer Bishops’ Mitre crown and voided leaf tips. There is a die flaw blemish above the NR in YEOMANRY consistent with this being struck from a worn die. Copper loops positioned east-west to the reverse on the inside of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 17. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) rubbed back to gilding metal retaining original bronze finish to the rear. Die struck with a Bishops’ Mitre crown and voided leaf tips. There is a die flaw blemish above the NR in YEOMANRY consistent with this being struck from a worn die. Copper loops to the rear of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Fourteen leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 18. Lincolnshire Yeomanry Y LINCOLN two tier shoulder title with the Y in serif in gilding metal with two hexagonal loops.

Badges 19. Officers’ Service Dress pair of collar badges (Churchill 100) in bronze with Firmin London (Firmin & Sons Ltd London) makers plaque at rear and copper loops positioned east-west.

Badge 20. Other Ranks Forage cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in white metal. Die struck with non-voided leaf tips with J.R. GAUNT London makers plaque to rear of crown. White metal loops positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Ten leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 21. Other Ranks’ cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in light bronze. Die struck with non-voided leaf tips with J.R. GAUNT London makers plaque to rear of crown. Original loops replaced with brooch pin positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Ten leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 22. Officers’ Service Dress cap badge of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry (KK 1483) in chocolate bronze. Die cast with non-voided leaf tips with J.R. GAUNT London makers plaque to rear below the crown. Copper blades now rolled positioned east-west to the reverse of the title scroll. Leaves under the shield. Ten leaves to bottom scroll.

Badge 23. NCOs’ fleur-de-lis arm badge for the rank of Corporal and above of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in silver embroidery on a Lincoln green background.

Badge 24. Lincolnshire Yeomanry Y LINCOLN two tier shoulder title with the Y without serifs in gilding metal with three hexagonal loops.

Button 25. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry medium (19mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in silver plate with a sealed back, fixed shank by Hamburger & Co London.

Button 26. Lincolnshire Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 127) in gilding metal with sealed back, fixed shank by Firmin & Sons Ld London.

Button 27. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in bronze with a sealed back, fixed shank by Jennens & Co Ltd London.

Button 28. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in gilt with a sealed back, fixed shank by J. R. Gaunt & Son Lt London Eng.

Button 29. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in silver plate with a sealed back, fixed shank by Hamburger & Co London.

Button 30 – Loyal Lincolnshire Yeomanry in a circular strap large (24mm) button (likely to date from 1838-46) flat backed in gilt by Nutting Covent Garden.

Button 31. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in silver plate with a sealed back, fixed shank by J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd London.

Button 32. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in gilt with a sealed back, fixed shank by J. R. Gaunt & Son Lt London Eng.

Button 33. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in bronze with a sealed back, fixed shank by Jennens & Co Ltd London.

Button 34. Lincolnshire Yeomanry large (25mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 127) in bronze with sealed back, fixed shank by J. Thornhill & Son Lincoln.

Button 35. Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry medium (19mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 126) in silver plate with sealed back, fixed shank by J. Thornhill & Son Lincoln.

Button 36. Lincolnshire Yeomanry medium (19mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 127) in gilding metal with sealed back, fixed shank by Firmin & Sons Ld London.

Button 37. Loyal Lincolnshire Yeomanry in a circular strap medium (17mm) button (likely to date from 1838-46) flat backed in gilt by Nutting Covent Garden.

Button 38. Lincolnshire Yeomanry medium (19mm) button (Ripley and Darmanin 127) in silver plate metal with sealed back, fixed shank by Firmin & Sons Ld London.
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Absolutely not my area of collecting - but wow, a wonderful study (this screams out to be collated as a booklet at the very least!) Excellent work, and thanks for sharing, really interesting read.
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Thanks very much Woofy - the Forum and the knowledge of its members is a great resource and I like to try and give a little something back, cheers Dean
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Dean,

Superbly explained with excellent photos.

It certainly needs a to be a sticky for anyone interested in the Regiment to refer to.

One thing I noticed is that unlike quite a few other Yeomanry badges there doesnt seem to be any erased IMPERIAL scroll badges? Is that correct.

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Many thanks Simon. Talk about not seeing the wood for the trees. I had completely overlooked that. In my experience I have not seen an erased scroll LIY badge despite that being as you rightly point out a not uncommon finding with other Regiments IY badges.

I have add this to the narrative.

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This is fantastic Dean.
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Thanks Chris - I suspect many will be going through their LIY and LY badges and counting leaves, cheers Dean
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...so #23 is the NCO Arm Badge? (excellent collection BTW)
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