badge, unit, shoulder strap, British, sealed pattern, Royal Marines Light Infantry
2x shoulder straps, mount.
Badges: Secured to the mount with thread, a pair of shoulder straps to the Royal Marine Light Infantry, being an overall rectangular shape, cut to a point at the upper end with the lower end flaring outward, on the lower half is a laurel wreath enclosing a deep-padded globe, all hand embroidered in pale blue with black detail on the globe, all on a dark blue backing.
Mount: Thick card, large; Triplicate 2; No.: 8041/1914; Straps Shoulder Embd. OR on Cloth Blue No. 2; For Tunics and Frocks; Rl. Marine Light Infantry; "The distance of the embroidery from the bottom edge to be as in the Standard Pattern, The quality of the Embroidery to be equal to the Standard Patterns. All Straps to be delivered in pairs, The shape and size of all Shoulder Straps delivered to be in strict conformity with the pattern, The nap of all faced Cloths to brush downwards, otherwise the Shoulder Straps will be rejected; For paste to be used for fastening the embroidery on back of straps, see Specification No. ACD/(210 and 489 both struck through) 819 written in; ms notation "(Hand Embd)"; Approved: (blank), Date: 3/4/14; ACD/Patterns/2685 & /2648.
Reverse: Two horizontal oval red sealing wax seals on which the Arms of the Board of Ordnance, with above WAR DEPARTMENT and below PATTERN.