Giant Gate Badge from RNVR Sussex Division
Made from solid gunmetal bronze , these very rare gate badges are the most magnificent Royal Navy badges that we come across.
The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was established on June 30th 1903
The force was organized into regional ‘Divisions’, each comprising of several ‘Companies’, and recruitment was open to men from all walks of life
In 1939 on the outbreak of the Second World War, the Navy was searching for a site for a training depot for officers of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. The Sussex Division of the RNVR was based in Hove was chosen, its motor launch, ML 1649, was called HMS King Alfred
At over 32” x 20” 83 cm x 53 cm
We have been the World’s largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard.
In a market full of souvenirs & fakes, we are are proud to present to you these, the ‘Real McCoy,’ in which to confidently invest, and wholeheartedly enjoy.