© "GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS":  INFANTRY 1881-1970 

The lists are now updated on a day-to-day basis - not just at the end of each month.

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:  Howard Ripley "Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970" [HR]

INFANTRY, 1881-1970

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.  Boar head & cat wreathed, below coronet
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment.   Name around stag passant
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00

Black Watch [Royal Highlanders]. Name around St.Andrew, on star
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50

Black Watch [Royal Highland Regiment]. St.Andrew on star
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Black Watch [Royal Highland Regiment] [NCO]. “42” on star
[Backmarks: “Stephen Simpson & Son, Preston”]
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £3.50

Border Regiment [1881-1959].  Dragon below "China"
[also King's Own Royal Border Regiment, 1959 on]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Buffs [Royal East Kent Regiment, 1936-59].  Name around wyvern in wreath, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Buffs [Royal East Kent Regiment] [Mess]. Name below wyvern passant
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London”]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £1.50 [wear]

Cameron Highlanders [1902-1961]. Name around thistle, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £1.00

Cameronians [Type 7] [1952-1968]. Bugle with bow, wreathed by thistles, lined field, QC 

Horn, one-piece convex, 24 mm. £2.50 


Cheshire Regiment [1881 on]. Name around oak sprig in star 

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £0.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £0.25

Devonshire Regiment [pre-1902]. Name around castle on star, QVC
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £4.50

Devonshire Regiment [1902-1952]. Name around castle on star, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00

Dorsetshire Regiment [Type 2]. Name around 3-tower castle & "Primus in Indis"
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 20 mm. £0.75
Brass, two-piece convex, 17.5 mm. £0.50

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [1929-1959]. Name around castle, coronet & bugle
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Duke of Wellington's [West Riding] Regiment [Type 2].  Name around elephant
Brass, two-piece convex, 25mm. £2.50

Duke of Wellington's
[West Riding] Regiment [Type 3] [Mess]. Elephant statant
Silver mounted on brass, one-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.50

Durham Light Infantry [1881-1946].  Large KC above bugle, no bow on string
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

East Lancashire Regiment [1881-1958].  Name around sphinx above rose
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

East Surrey Regiment [Type 1] [1881-1901]. Name around castle on star, QVC  

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £3.50 [depression in back]  

East Surrey Regiment.   Name around castle on a star, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.00

Essex Regiment (Type 2).   Eagle above castle, wreathed  
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 
£2.50 
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00 

Glasgow Highlanders [Type 1]. “Glasgow Highlanders 9 th B’n H.L.I.” around St.Andrew
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Green Howards [1881-1903]."Princess of Wales's Own" below coronet, and bent "A" on cross [HR2] 315]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Green Howards [1903-1951]. "Princess of Wales's Own", coronet & straight "A" [HR2] 316]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Guards, Coldstream [1855 on].  Royal motto around cross, on star [HR 81]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Grenadier Guards [Type 1] [1855-1901]. Linked "VRRV" above grenade, QVC 
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50 [QV cypher]  

Guards, Grenadier [QE2] [1953 on].  "ERRE" unlinked letters, grenade & QC [HR 80]
Brass, two-piece convex, 22 mm. £0.75

Guards, Irish [1902 on]. Irish harp below KC [HR 83]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

Guards, Scots [1855-1902]. Motto around thistle, QVC, on star [HR2] 104]
Brass mounted, two-piece convex, 25mm. £4.50

Guards, Scots [Type 2] [1855-1901]. Motto around thistle, on star, QVC  

Backmarks: “W. Dowler & Sons, Birm’m”

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

Guards, Scots [1902-1952]. Motto around thistle, on star,KC [cf. HR 82]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Guards, Scots [1952 on]. Motto around thistle, on star,QC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Guards, Welsh [KC] [1914-1952].  "Cymru Am Byth" & KC around leek [cf.HR 84]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.75

Hampshire Regiment [1881-1992]. Tiger above rose, wreathed [HR2] 347]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £0.50

Hertfordshire Regiment [1908-1961]. Name around stag couchant

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50


Highland Light Infantry 
[9th Battalion Glasgow Highlanders]. Name in full around St.Andrew on star 

Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £3.50 

Highland Light Infantry.   “HLI” in bugle, elephant, “Assaye”, on star, Imperial Crown [HR 288]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00

King’s Own Scottish Borderers [Type 4] [1952 on]. “KOSB” below lion on QC

Silver mounted one-piece brass, 17 mm. £3.50 


King's Regiment [Liverpool].  "King's Regiment", horse, wreathed, KC [HR 215]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.
Name around rose, KC & lion
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00

King's Own Scottish Borderers [1887 on].  Name around lion and KC [HR 240]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
[1902-1947].  Rose in bugle, KC [HR 277]
Brass, two-piece convex, 17 mm. £1.00

King's Royal Rifle Corps [officers]. KC above bugle horn with tied bow, wreathed [HR 561]
Blackened brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

King’s Royal Rifle Corps [1872-1902].QVC above bugle with strings[HR2] 380]
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £7.50

Kings Royal Rifle Corps [1902-1928]. KC above bugle horn with tied strings [cf. HR 565]
Horn, one-piece low convex, 22.5 mm. £1.00

King’s Royal Rifle Corps [1902-1924]. KC above bugle with tied strings [cf. HR 380]

Horn, ball button, 18mm. £2.50


King’s Royal Rifle Corps
[QC]. QC above bugle with tied strings [cf. HR 565]

Horn, one-piece low convex, 23 mm. £1.00

Horn, one-piece low convex, 17 mm. £0.50

Horn, one-piece low convex, 12 mm. £0.50 [cap button]

 

King's Shropshire Light Infantry [Type 3]. "Shropshire" in band around "KLI", QVC  

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London”

Brass, two-piece convex, mounted design, 22 mm. £7.50

 

King's Shropshire Light Infantry [Type 4].  "Shropshire" around "KLI", KC  

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50


Lancashire Fusiliers
[1881-1961].  KC above sphinx, in wreath [HR 234]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00


Lancashire Fusiliers
[Mess]."XX" in print letters, stippled field [GS 38-21]

Brass, two-piece convex, 13 mm. £1.50


Light Infantry Regiments
[1947-1959]. Bugle with strings and tied bow [HR2] 415]

White metal, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00 [worn by Light Infantry Brigade 1959-1962]

Lincolnshire Regiment [1902-1946]. Name around sphinx in wreath, KC [cf. HR2] 298]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25mm. £2.50

Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
”Loyal N. Lanc Regt” in ribbon around shield, QVC
Brass, one-piece convex, 16 mm. £3.50

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment [1902-70]. Name around wreathed lion, shield & KC [HR 271]

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £1.50

 

Manchester Regiment [Type 1] [1881-1901]. Royal motto around sphinx, QVC  

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co London” with plumes trademark

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50  


Manchester Regiment [Type 2].  Royal motto around sphinx, tail down, KC [cf.HR2] 383]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25mm. £1.00

Middlesex Regiment [1881-1959].  Wreathed plumes and "Albuhera" [HR 279]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £0.50

Norfolk Regiment, Royal [1935-1959].  Britannia only [HR 218]
[also worn by the East Anglian Brigade, 1959-1964]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Northamptonshire Regiment [Type 2] [1902-1952]. Name around castle, KC  

Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £1.00  

North Staffordshire Regiment [1881-1959]. Name & plumes around knot, wreathed [HR 283]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment [1992 on]. Paschal lamb holding flag, on star
Bronzed metal, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment [Type 1] [1881-1901]. Lion gardant above QVC  

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London” with plumes trademark

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment [1881-1959] [Mess]. Lion crowned and gardant, on KC [cf. HR 633]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £3.50

Queen’s Regiment [Mess]. Lamb paschal holding flag, on star, QC [HR 646]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex,15 mm. £1.50

Queen's Royal Regiment [1909-1959].  Name below goat, "1661" & naval crown [HR2] 277]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
[1902-1909]. Name, goat and "1661", KC [cf. HR2] 276]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Queen Victoria’s Rifles [pre-1961]. St.George and dragon, below KC

Horn, one-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Horn, one-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50

Horn, one-piece convex, 12 mm. £1.50

Rifle Brigade [1939-58]. Name above coronet, "AW" and bugle [HR2] 409]
Blackened brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Rifle Brigade [1924-1939]. KC above bugle with strings & "RB" [HR2] 408]
Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £4.50
Horn, one-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50

Royal Anglian Regiment [Mess] [Type 1]. Castle with key, on star [HR 648]
Silver mounted on brass, one-piece flat, 15 mm. £1.50

Royal Berkshire Regt. [1885-1948].  "Ps. Charlotte of Wales's" and "R.Berks" around KC & dragon [HR 273]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Royal Berkshire Regiment
[OFF] [1948-1959]. Dragon passant [GS 31-27, HR 274, HR2] 372]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50

Royal Dublin Fusiliers [1881-1922]. Name below grenade & KC [HR2] 407]
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. Ltd. London”]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Royal Fusiliers [1902-1961]. Royal motto in buckle around large rose, KC [cf.HR 213]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £0.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £0.50 [cap button]

Royal Green Jackets [1968 on]. QC above bugle with tied strings [HR 568 & HR2] 437]
Horn, one-piece ball, 19 mm. £2.50

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [1881-1926]. "Inniskilling" around castle, flag left [HR2] 333]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50

Royal Irish Fusiliers [1881-1968].  Eagle above "8"  [HR2 399]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Irish Rangers.
Irish harp in shamrock wreath, QC [HR2 429]
Horn, one-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £0.50

Royal Irish Rifles [Type 3] [1902 on]. Name below Irish harp wreathed, KC 

Blackened brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £4.50 


Royal Irish Rifles 
[Type 4] [1902 on]. Name below Irish harp wreathed, KC 

Horn, one-piece convex, 23 mm. £2.50

Royal Leicestershire Regiment [cap button]. Tiger passant, tail reflexed
Brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £1.50

Royal Leicestershire Regiment [Type 4] [1881-1960]. Tiger passant, tail reflexed 

Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £3.50

Royal Munster Fusiliers [Mess]. Tiger passant and gardant [HR 644]
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London”]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 14 mm. £3.50

Royal Scots [1881 on].  Name around St Andrew on star [HR 200]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50
Brass, two-piece convex, 18.5 mm. £1.00

Royal Scots [Mess]. St. Andrew on star [HR 591]
Silver mounted on brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £3.50

Royal Sussex Regiment [Type 2] [1881-1959]. Maltese cross and plume  

Brass mounted, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £2.50 [mess button]


Royal Warwickshire Regiment [Type 1]. Name with “Regiment” around goat, KC, [cf.HR2] 285]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

Royal Warwickshire Regiment
[Type 3]. Royal motto in buckle around goat, KC [HR 212]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25mm. £2.50

Royal Warwickshire Regiment
 [Type 5]. Royal motto in buckle around antelope  
Brass and silver mounted, two-piece convex, 16 mm. £1.50 [mess button] 

Royal West Kent Regiment [1881-1902]. Lion above QVC [cf. HR2] 373]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £4.50

Royal West Kent Regiment [1952 on]. Lion above QC [cf. HR2] 373]
Brass, two-piece convex, 19 mm. £0.50

Sherwood Foresters [Notts & Derby] [1902 on]. Name & wreathed stag on star, KC [HR 269]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

Somerset Light Infantry [Prince Albert’s]. “Jellalabad” above mural coronet & stringed bugle [HR 603]
Silver on brass, one-piece flat, 17 mm.
£2.50 [mess button]

South Lancashire Regiment.  Name around plumes & sphinx, wreathed, KC [HR 259]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

South Staffordshire Regiment
 [Type 2] [1902-1952]. Knotted rope below KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. 
£2.50

Suffolk Regiment [1900-1959].  Name below castle, in wreath, KC
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

 

Ulster Defence Regiment [1970-1992]. Name around Irish harp, QC

Anodised metal, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50


West India Regiment 
(1795-1927).  "WIR" script in wreath, KC 

Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £7.50  

West India Regiment [Mess]. Script letters “WIR” and reversed, below KC
[Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London”]
Mounted brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £4.50
Mounted brass, two-piece convex, 15 mm. £3.50

West Yorkshire Regiment [Type 2].   Name, tiger [tail down] "India" & "Waterloo" [HR 225]
Brass, two-piece convex, 18 mm. £1.00

Wiltshire Regiment.   Name, monogram & coronet [HR 280]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £1.00

York and Lancaster Regt. [Type 2]. Name [with “the”], coronet, tiger, rose, wreathed [HR 284]
Brass, two-piece convex, 25 mm. £2.50

MESS, DRESS & BLAZER

Royal Hampshire Regiment [Blazer].  "XXXVII" & "LXVII" around "HR" gothic letters [GS 39-17]
Gilt, one-piece flat, 19 mm.
£3.50
Gilt, one-piece flat, 16.5 mm.
£1.50

HORN & VULCANITE

Royal Green Jackets [1968 on].  QC above bugle with strings [HR2] 437]
Horn, one-piece convex, 14 mm. £0.25