Royal Navy Boat Badge – HMS Glasgow 1936
HMS Glasgow , a Southampton Class Light Cruiser
Built by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Greenock
She was part of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron of the Home Fleet when she escorted the King and Queen to Canada in 1939
HMS Glasgow served in several campaigns ; Norwegian campaign, The Mediterranean, Far East , Scarpa Flow, The Arctic and Home waters
In 1948 HMS Glasgow was transferred to the West Indies and was again the flagship of the fleet, returning to the UK in 1950. In 1951 she was the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet based at Malta under Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma. In 1953, she took part in the film Sailor of the King
She also took a large quantity of gold to Fort Knox as an emergency reserve
After a colourful career HMS Glasgow was sold for scrap in 1958
Wooden back mount 10.5in height
We have been the Worlds 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.