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Original Royal Navy HMS Despatch screen badge 1919

HMS Despatch was a Danae-class light cruiser

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

This screen badge is made of cast iron Badge due to the saving of precious non-ferrous metals during war-time

HMS Despatch was operating in the South Atlantic for the early part of the war, where she captured the German merchant Düsseldorf and intercepted the German merchant Troja

She was also in the Mediterranean, escorting convoys in late 1940, and became involved in the Battle of Cape Spartivento

HMS Despatch was reduced to the reserve in January 1945, and sold on 5 April 1946 for scrapping. She arrived at the yards of Arnott  Young, Troon, Scotland in 1946 to be broken up

A very rare and collectable screen badge

Dimensions :

34cm diameter

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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

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