badge, standard pattern, 21st Special Air Service Regiment (The Artists Rifles)
badge, card, 2 seals
Thick card label:
INSPECTORATE OF CLOTHING / Ministry of Supply
Pattern No. 15649
Spec. No. UK/CIC/55D ..... Cat. No. CB 1516 (scored through, 8455.99.974.0781 written in)
Stamped: WORKING PATTERN, "Working" over written STANDARD
ms: Badge: Organization ... Titles Arm Embroidered (scored through) ... Special Air Service (Artists) ... Light Blue / Maroon Embrd Arm
Approved D of A&S, date 26.3.53 ... Authority Encl 34 to 54/GENA/375 (Ord 17A) ... IC/C/13159
Date stamp: 15 APR 1953
Messers Lewis Falk Ltd ... 27.8.53 ... 2688
Lewis Falk Ltd ... 12.11.53 ... 4136
Date stamp: 5 DEC 1958
An upward curved double arc of maroon wool, the upper arc longer than the lower, on which SPECIAL AIR SERVICE / (ARTISTS) embroidered in pale blue thread. Black fabric backing to reverse.
The badge is secured to the label with two staples, sealed to reverse with two red sealing wax seals bearing the shield of the Arms of the Board of Ordnance encircled with CHIEF INSPECTOR.