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3 WWI Royal Marines Light Infantry Uniform Bronze Buttons 23mm Antique Militaria

Ref: 14CM21

$ 70

Own a piece of history with these authentic WWI Royal Marines Light Infantry uniform buttons. Crafted between 1912 and 1923, each button features the iconic Royal Marines insignia on a bronze top with brass backing.

Weighing 7 grams (0.25 ounces) and measuring 23mm in diameter, these buttons are significantly heavier than standard military buttons, adding to their allure. The reverse side bears the maker's mark 'JENNENS & Co LONDON'.

Perfect for collectors or enthusiasts, these buttons were once part of the prestigious mariner's red coat attire.

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Forged in History: Exploring WWI Uniform Buttons of The Royal Marines Light Infantry by Jennens & Co Ltd., London

3 WWI Royal Marines Light Infantry Uniform Bronze Buttons 23mm Antique Militaria

3 WWI Royal Marines Light Infantry Uniform Bronze Buttons 23mm Antique Militaria

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Jennens and Company Limited

Founded in 1800 as Messrs Jennens & Co, later Charles Jennens, and Jennens & Co Ltd around 1912. In 1924, it merged with Gaunt and Sons, marking a significant chapter in its history.

Uniforms of the Royal Marines

The Uniforms of the Royal Marines mirrored the British Army's, yet practicality prevailed at sea. Amid shipboard duties, Marines donned sailors' "slop" clothing, reserving full dress for watch and guard. At Trafalgar, amidst the chaos, many Marines shed their coats for comfort, fighting fiercely in checked shirts and blue trousers. This blend of tradition and adaptability symbolized their dual roles as disciplined soldiers and seafarers, embodying the Royal Marines' versatility and valor throughout history.

Iconic red uniform coat of the Royal Marines Light Infantry
Image: Iconic red uniform coat of the Royal Marines Light Infantry.
Source: The Great War (1914-1918) Forum https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/304190-royal-marine-light-infantry/
Evolution of The Royal Marines: A visual journey from 1664 to 1896
Image: Evolution of The Royal Marines: A visual journey from 1664 to 1896.
Source: By Richard Simkin - Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51194096

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