badge, brooch, British, Royal Army Chaplains Department (Church of England), officers
Miniature brooch badge to officiating chaplains of the Royal Army Chaplains Department, being a Tudor (King's) crown surmounting a simple vertically elongated cross in the centre of which a circlet on which 2IN THIS SIGN CONQUER", the circlet enclosing a quatrefoil, the cross overlays a vertical oval wreath, the right arm of oak leaves, the left of laurel, the cross dark silver, the background to the circlet and quatrefoil blue enamel, remainder gilt. Pin-back fixing to reverse.
The badge is attached to a large parchment-style label on which: Officers Dress and Equipment / No. (blank) / Pattern Room, The War Office; Standard Pattern of: Miniature Badge (Brooch) for wear by officiating Chaplains. To be worn on the lapel of their civilian coats. Approved by the King 9/2/1931./ Date 5/5/31, Approved (Signature) for the Director of Ordnance Service. To folded end of label: 54/Officers/2733; pencil notation: "Price 15s/-d". Reverse blank. Small remnant red sealing wax seal on the cotton tape securing the badge to the label.
Accompanying the label a piece of paper on which in pencil: "Through lack of space for Brooch for wear by 'Officiating Chaplains', please see in Box No. 67 on superseded side."
(in black print) "OFFICERS DRESS AND EQUIPMENT. PATTERN ROOM. THE WAR OFFICE. No. STANDARD PATTERN OF:- (in black type) MINIATURE BADGE (BROOCH) FOR WEAR BY OFFICIATING CHAPLAINS. To be worn on the lapel of their civilian coats. Approved by the King 9/2/1931. Date (handwritten) 5/5/1931 (in print) Approved FOR DIRECTOR OF ORDNANCE SERVICE.", along the side of the label "W.O. PAPERS. 54/Officers/2733 Price 15/-"