button, small, unit, British, standard pattern, 16th/5th Lancers
button, card, seal
Thick card label:
INSPECTORATE OF CLOTHING / Ministry of Supply
Pattern No. 2757C
Cat. No. CA 1505
Stamped: WORKING PATTERN, "Working" over-stamped with STANDARD.
Buttons G.M. / 16th/5th L. Large / Supply to differ from this sample in the following particulars - Backs shall be Brass.
Reverse, all ms:
CofC Cardiff 4/3/52
Buttons Ltd. Birmingham 23/7/52
111 Penfold St. 3/5/54 423
A gilding metal domed large button to the 16/5 Lancers, the face of the button with a narrow outer rim, the centre embossed a pair of lances and swallow-tail pennants crossed in saltire, a shamrock wreath at the base. Superimposed on the lances a circlet bearing FIFTH ROYAL IRISH, surmounted by a King's crown, an Irish Harp in the centre. To the reverse a single central moveable shank and stamped FIRMIN & SONS LTD / LONDON.
The button secured to the label with a length of white cotton tape, sealed to reverse with a single red sealing wax seal bearing the Arms of the Board of Ordnance encircled with CHIEF INSPECTOR.