button, Army: British Colonial Unit, Falkland Islands Defence Force
STANDARD PATTERN No. 22652
Specification No. UK / SC / 3907A
Catalogue No. 8455 - 99 - 130 - 5875
Designation: Button, Insignia, Falkland Islands Defence Force, AAL Gold 36 Line, All Ranks
QAD (S??) B????, 8.2.84
L.B. 9 BUTTON, 20.6.86
An anodised aluminium gold large button to the Falkland Islands Defence Force, on which embossed a shield divided diagonally top left to lower right, the right upper portion showing the stern of a nineteenth century sailing ship, sailing left, the lower left portion showing a seal / sea-lion on a stippled background, looking left. From the lower point of the shield hangs an elaborate rope finial knot, a loop of rope curving up from each side of the knot to the sides of the shield where it becomes a scroll, similarly stippled, curling round the top of the shield, and bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT. Reverse with central loop and name of manufacturer, S & W Ltd / Bham.
Button and label attached by a piece of thin white and green cord, secured by a single small lead disc.