South Lancashire Regiment Officers Collar Badges, ‘Wales’ and ‘Wales’s’ Variations.

From formation in 1881 to 1920 the regiment was titled – The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). During the period 1920-38 the title was The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire). The final change in 1938 had it re-titled The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers).

‘The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers’ (or abbreviated form ..’Vols’) title appears on some collars post 1923. Earlier collars have ‘The Prince of Wales Volunteers ‘ spelling.

Below: two officers silver and gilt collars, with the ‘Wales’s’ and ‘Wales’ spelling.

South Lancashire Regiment Officers Collar Badges, 'Wales' and 'Wales's' Variations.

Description: The Prince of Wales’s feathers overlain by a coronet. Below the feathers a scroll inscribed ‘Prince of Wales’s Vols’, or ‘Prince of Wales Vols’. Feathers in silver, coronet and scroll in gilt.

Silver and copper riveted reverse
Silver construction with gilt components fixed with copper rivets or wires.

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