Original American & European Nations Military and Police Visor Lot - Formerly Part the Tower of London Yeoman Warders Club Collection - 6 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Lot of 6 Available. IMA recently acquired a collection of headgear from the Yeoman Warders (aka “Beefeaters”) Club located at the Tower of London. The club has a strict policy of allowing only members of the Yeoman Warders and their guests entry. It has become a tradition over the years for visiting guests with any current or prior military or police service to leave one of their pieces of headgear. Over the years this collection has grown too large, leaving the Warders to liquidate the collection to IMA! Making this a truly exclusive offering!

The visor hats included in this lot are:
- Post WWII British Royal Regiment of Fusiliers: Measures approximately as a size 60cm.
- British Honorable Artillery: The cap is named and dated as 1953 and worn by Bill Berry. Size 7 and broad arrow stamped.
- Princess of Wales Peaked Forage Type Visor: Size 7 ⅜
- Unknown French Female Police “Bowler” Cap
- U.S. Army Warrant Officer Cap: Belonged to CW5 Jennifer J. Werner, Operations Coordinator at the US Embassy in London.
- U.S. Navy Female Cap: Cap belonged to a sailor with the last name Clark. Type 1 Class 1 in a size 20.

This is truly a wonderful assortment of visors. All come ready to display!

Yeoman Warders have been guarding the Tower of London since Tudor times. Nicknamed ‘Beefeaters’, the Yeoman Body of 32 men and women are all drawn from the Armed Forces.

Yeoman Warders were originally part of the Yeoman of the Guard – the monarch’s personal, crack bodyguard who traveled with him everywhere.

Henry VIII decided that the Tower should be protected by part of the royal bodyguard.

These ‘Yeoman Warders’ were eventually granted the right to wear the splendid red uniform, which today is known as the state dress uniform and is worn on state occasions such as the monarch’s birthday.

The more durable everyday dark blue ‘undress’ uniform was introduced in the 19th century.

Today’s Yeoman Warders need to have at least 22 years of military service.

Apart from that, they need to have reached the rank of warrant officer and to have been awarded the long service and good conduct medal.

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