buttons, small, British, Royal Armoured Corps, officers
Gold anodized aluminium officers' small domed 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: Small. Fixed shank to reverse.
Box 3: Mounting card captioned "Royal Armoured Corps Officers", on which 5 items (10037-10041). Towards the centre right front a green sealing wax seal of an oval on which MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / PATTERN ROOM, with across the centre, ARMY / OFFICERS. File reference to bottom left, "54/Rac/205".To reverse, two green sealing wax deposits securing the tape. 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.