buttons, cap, British, Royal Armoured Corps, other ranks
Gold anodized aluminium Soldiers' small domed cap button for The Royal Armoured Corps, on which embossed a clenched right-hand mailed gauntlet, palm outward, on the wrist a tablet embossed RAC. Captioned: Cap. Fixed shank to reverse.
Box 3: Mounting card captioned "Royal Armoured Corps Other Ranks", on which 8 items (10025-10032). A file reference at bottom left, "54/Rac/205'. Towards the top right front a green sealing wax seal of an oval on which MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / PATTERN ROOM, with across the centre, ARMY / OFFICERS. To reverse, a green sealing wax deposit securing the cap badge. To the top left corner an oval stamp "Q (Maint) 2 / MINISTRY OF DEFENCE" across the centre "4 May 1970".
The Royal Armoured Corps was formed in April 1939 to incorporate all the mechanized cavalry regiments and the Royal Tank Corps in one group, with the exception of The Household Cavalry.