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10 uniform buttons HM Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Army Service Corps RASC Vintage 1954 to 1965

Ref: 3EH1

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Discover a piece of history with this set of 10 vintage uniform buttons from the HM Queen Elizabeth II era, representing the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) during the years 1954 to 1965. Each button is adorned with the ER insignia, showcasing authenticity and royal heritage.

  • Color: Brass/Gold
  • Diameter: small - 20mm, big - 26mm
  • Material: Brass
  • Maker: Buttons Limited Birmingham
  • Form: Round

Manufactured by Buttons Limited in Birmingham, UK, these buttons are in excellent condition—six large and four small buttons in total. Add a touch of regal elegance to your collection or military memorabilia with these genuine artifacts.

The Royal Army Service Corps

10 uniform buttons HM Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Army Service Corps RASC Vintage 1954 to 1965

10 uniform buttons HM Queen Elizabeth II The Royal Army Service Corps RASC Vintage 1954 to 1965

Established in 1888, The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) served the British Army until its disbandment in 1965. Responsible for diverse roles including transport, supply, and administration, the RASC played a crucial role in ensuring logistical support for the military. Handling land, coastal, and lake transport, as well as air despatch, the corps managed barracks, fire services, and the supply chain for essentials. In 1965, the RASC underwent reorganization, with its functions distributed among other corps like the Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) and Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), leading to the dissolution of the RASC.

A Player's cigarette card featuring a driver from the Home Counties Transport & Supply Column
Image: A glimpse into military history: A Player's cigarette card featuring a driver from the Home Counties Transport & Supply Column of the Army Service Corps donned in impeccable full dress uniform.
Source: By John Player & Sons Tobacco Company - https://talesfromthesupplydepot.blog/2020/03/10/the-territorial-force-cigarette-cards-part-3/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=113967339

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