© "GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS": CORPS

The lists are now updated daily

There is a general information section at the bottom of the menu page for uniform buttons,
and a “How to Order” section on the Home Page of the website.      

References:  Gwen Squires "Uniform Buttons: a Guide for Collectors" [GS], Howard Ripley
"Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970" [HR]

CORPS, DEPARTMENTS & ARTILLERY   

Army Apprentices School [Type 1] [1947-1952]. Name below cogwheel, torch and swords, KC 

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50 

Army Catering Corps [1941-1952].  Name in circlet around steaming bowl, KC [HR 548]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50

Army Educational Corps [1921-1950]. Name in scroll below open book & rifles [HR2 526]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Army Dental Corps [1921-48]. "ADC" monogram below KC, wreathed [HR2 529]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Army Educational Corps [Type 2] [1921-1950]. Scroll below open book, and lances 

Silver mounted on brass, two-piece, 15 mm. £2.50 [mess button]


Army Educational Corps 
[Type 3] [1921-1950]. “A.E.C.” in print letters

Backmarks: J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. Late Jennens”

Brass, one-piece flat, engraved design, 19 mm. £3.50 [blazer button]

Army Legal Services [1958 on].  Figure of "Justice" [HR 552]
Brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £3.50

Army Pay Department [1902-1920]. Name around lion, scalloped border, KC [HR2 512]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50 

Army Physical Training Corps.  KC above crossed swords [HR 547]
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.75

Army Service Corps [1902-18].  Royal motto around “ASC" monogram, on star, KC [HR 510]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.00

Army Service Corps [Type 4] [pre-1918]. Royal motto around “ASC" monogram on star, KC  

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London“

Gilt, two-piece mounted, 16 mm. £6.00 

[Sources: cf. GS 33-5; H&L pl. 305-5; HR 510; HR2 481] [mess buttons]

Army Veterinary Service [1910-1918]. Name around GV cypher on star, KC [HR2 519]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £3.50

Corps of R.E.M.E. [Type 1] [1942-47]. "REME" in wreath, KC [HR 524]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50

Corps of R.E.M.E. [Type 2] [1947 on].   Lightning bolt, horse, globe and KC [HR 525]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50

Corps of R.E.M.E. [Type 3] [Blazer]. Lightning bolt, horse, globe and QC [GS 40-5]
Brass, one-piece flat, 20 mm. £1.00
Brass, one-piece flat, 14 mm. £0.25

General Officers [NCO’s] [pre-1872]. “VR” cypher below QVC, wreathed [HR2 475]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm.
£4.50

General Officers.  Crossed sword & cannon in wreath, no crown [HR2 3]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 15.5 mm. £1.50

General Officers [Full Dress].Crossed sword and cannon in wreath, no crown [HR 2]
Brass mounted, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.50

General Officers, Colonels [QV].  Royal motto & QVC around QV cypher [HR2 4]
Brass, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £4.50

General Officers, Colonels [EdVII]. Royal motto around EdVII cypher, KC [HR2 5]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £3.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £2.50

General Officers, Colonels [GV].  Royal motto & KC around GV cypher [HR2 6]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £1.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

General Officers, Colonels & Brigadiers [GVI]. Royal motto & KC around GV cypher [HR2 8]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

General Service Corps [1872-1902].  Royal crest, QVC [HR2 541]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

General Service Corps. Royal crest, KC [HR2] 541]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £0.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 12 mm. £0.25

General Service Corps. Royal crest, KC [HR2 541]
Black horn, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00

General Service Corps. Royal crest, KC [HR2 541]
Natural horn, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.50

General Service Corps [Volunteers] [1872-1902].  Royal arms, QVC [cf.HR2 541]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 24.5 mm. £2.50

General Service Corps
[Volunteers] [1902 on].  Royal arms, KC [HR2 541]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 12.5 mm. £0.25

Intelligence Corps [1941-1952].KC above double petal rose[cf.HR2 533]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

Medical Staff Corps [1855-1898]. Name in buckle around "VR" cypher on star, QVC [HR 517]
Brass, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £7.50

Motor Transport Reserve.
Car wheel, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps 
[Type 1] [1902 on]. "A" below KC 
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 
£1.00 

Royal Army Chaplains Department [Christian]. Maltese Cross, wreathed, KC [HR2 466]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £2.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.50

Royal Army Chaplains Department [Christian]. Maltese Cross, wreathed, KC [HR2 466]
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

Royal Army Dental Corps. Dragon biting sword above motto, wreathed, KC [cf. HR2 530]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Medical Corps [1902-1952].  Name, wreathed serpent & KC [HR2 496]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £0.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 12 mm. £0.25

Royal Army Medical Corps [Blazer]. Wreathed serpent, QC [cf. GS 38-27]
Brass, one-piece flat, 20 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Medical Corps [Mess]. Wreathed serpent, KC [GS 38-27]
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co.”]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £1.50

Royal Army Medical Corps [Volunteers]. Name, wreathed serpent, KC [cf. HR2 496]
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.75

Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Royal motto around shield with three cannon, KC [HR 521]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Royal Army Ordnance Corps [Blazer]. Royal motto around shield with cannons, above motto, QC [GS 40-4]
Brass, one-piece flat, 21 mm. £1.00
Brass, one-piece flat, 14 mm. £0.25

Royal Army Ordnance Corps [Mess]. Shield with three cannon, QC [cf. HR 523]
Silver mounted on brass, one-piece flat, 16 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Ordnance Corps [1919-46]. Name, KC and three cannon in shield [HR 522]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £0.75

Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Shield with three cannon, KC [HR2 503]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Pay Corps [1929-1952].  Lion above KC & "Fide et Fiducia" [cf. HR2 514]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Pay Corps [Blazer]. Lion gardant above "Fide et Fiducia", KC [cf. HR2 514]
Brass, one-piece flat, 20 mm. £1.00

Royal Army Service Corps [GVI].  Name around GVI cypher below KC [HR2 484]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50


Royal Army Service Corps [Blazer]. Circlet around “EIIR” cypher, on star, QC [GS 40-10]
Brass, one-piece flat, 21 mm. £1.00
Brass, one-piece flat, 14 mm. £0.25

Royal Army Veterinary Corps [1919 on].  Centaur design, rimmed [HR 534]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £2.50

Royal Corps of Signals [1921-1946].  Name around Hermes [HR 73] 
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 
[Type 2] [1947 on]. Lightning, horse, globe, KC  
Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm.
£1.00

Royal Engineer Department [QV].  Name, QVC around "VR", lined background [HR 72]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £12.50

Royal Engineers [QV].  "Royal Engineers" around "VR", QVC [HR 66]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £6.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £3.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £2.50

Royal Engineers [Ed.VII]. Name below EdVII cypher and royal motto, KC [HR2 87]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Royal Engineers
[GV].  Name around GV cypher and royal motto, KC [HR 70]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.25

Royal Engineers [GVI].  Name around GVI cypher and royal motto, KC [HR2 90]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £0.75
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.25

Royal Engineers [Blazer]. ”RE” and reversed “RE” below KC
Brass, one-piece flat, 21 mm.
£1.00
Brass, one-piece flat, 15 mm. £0.25

Royal Engineers [Blazer]. Name below circlet with royal motto and EIIR cypher, wreathed, QC [GS 39-29]
Brass, one-piece flat, 21 mm.
£1.00
Brass, one-piece flat, 15 mm. £0.25

Royal Engineers [Volunteers].Name below EdVII cypher and royal motto, KC [cf. HR2 87]
White metal, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Royal Engineers, Volunteers. Name in full around royal motto and EdVII cypher, KC
White metal, two-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £1.50

Royal Horse Artillery [1902-1952].  KC above cannon [HR 62]
Brass ball, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £4.50
Brass ball, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

Royal Pioneer Corps [1940 on].  Crossed rifle & spade; wreath, KC & motto [HR 545]
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Regiment of Artillery [1873-1902].  QVC above cannon [NL R16]
Brass, two-piece convex, 21.5 mm. £3.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £1.50

Royal Regiment of Artillery [1902-1952].  KC above cannon [NL R17]
Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £0.75
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £0.25

Royal Regiment of Artillery [1953 on].  QC above cannon [NL R17]
Brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £0.25

Royal Sappers & Miners [f.1812].“RSM” in quadrants of crossed pick and hammer, KC
Brass, one-piece flat, 16 mm. £4.50

Small Arms School Corps [Type 2]  [1952 on]. Name around machine-gun and crossed rifles, QC  

Chrome, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50 


Submarine Miners 
[1886-1901]. Name in buckle around “VR” cypher

Backmarks: “I & B. Pearce & Co. London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50 [poor condition]

Volunteer Artillery [1873-1902].  QVC above a cannon [NL V2]
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50
Silver plated, two-piece convex, 16.5 mm. £3.50

Volunteer Artillery [1873-1902].  QVC above a cannon [NL V2]
White metal, two-piece convex, 23.5 mm. £4.50

Volunteer Artillery [1902-1952].  KC above a cannon [NL v3]
White metal, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50
White metal, two-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £1.00

Volunteer Engineers. Name around QV cypher, QVC [GS 10-16]
Nickel, two-piece convex, 23 mm. £7.50

War Department Fleet. "WD" and crossed swords, rope border, KC  

Brass, two-piece convex, 24 mm. £4.50 

Women's Royal Army Corps [1949 on].  Coronet on fleur-de-lis [HR2 544]
Brass, two-piece convex, 26 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 22.5 mm. £0.75
Brass, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £0.50