Original British Military Visor Lot And Shoulder Board - Formerly Part the Tower of London Yeoman Warders Club Collection - 7 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Lot of 7 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!

Also included is a US Navy Commander’s Shoulder Board Belonging To Research Physician Daniel J. He led cutting edge programs in genomics and proteomics, and next-generation vaccine development against malaria.

The items included in this lot are:
- British HM Customs and Excise Waterguard Visor (Size 59): HM Customs and Excise (properly known as Her Majesty's Customs and Excise (or His as appropriate), often abbreviated to HMCE) was a department of the British Government formed in 1909 by the merger of HM Customs and HM Excise; its primary responsibility was the collection of customs duties, excise duties, and other indirect taxes. The payment of customs dues has been recorded in Britain for over one thousand years and HMCE was formed from predecessor bodies with a long history.

The Waterguard was a division of HM Customs and Excise (HMCE) responsible for the control of vessels, aircraft, vehicles and persons arriving into and departing from the United Kingdom. This included crew members and passengers, as well as persons traveling on foot. Waterguard officers were responsible for applying the allowances provided for in law and for collection of customs and excise revenue on the excess. The officers were also responsible for the enforcement of the prohibitions and restrictions, including controlled drugs and plant and animal health. With the reorganization of HM Customs and Excise in 1972 the Waterguard was renamed the 'Preventive Service' and the functions of the Waterguard continued to be carried out as part of the HMCE (and its successor HM Revenue and Customs) until the establishment of the UK Border Agency in 2008.

- British Royal Marines Visor (Named Halliday, Size 7): The Royal Marines are the UK's Commando Force and the Royal Navy's own amphibious troops. They are an elite fighting force, optimized for worldwide rapid response and are able to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.

Fully integrated with the Royal Navy's amphibious ships, they can be deployed globally without host nation support and projected from the sea to conduct operations on land.

A key component of the Royal Navy's maritime security function, they provide a unique capability and are experts in ship-to-ship operations.

- British Royal Air Force Police Visor (Size 58): The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the service police branch of the Royal Air Force, headed by the provost marshal of the Royal Air Force. Its headquarters are at RAF Honington and it deploys throughout the world to support RAF and UK defense missions. The RAFP was formed on 1 April 1918, when the RAF was formed by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. By the end of World War II there were 500 officers and 20,000 NCOs in the RAFP. In January 1947, the RAF Provost Branch became a Specialist Branch within the RAF. In December 1950, George VI approved the badge and motto Fiat Justitia. By 2009, the RAFP had served in 66 countries around the globe.

- x2 British Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer Visor (Size 58): In the Royal Navy, the rank of chief petty officer comes above that of petty officer and below that of warrant officer class 2. It is the equivalent of color sergeant in the Royal Marines, color sergeant or staff sergeant in the Army, and flight sergeant in the Royal Air Force.

- British Royal Navy H.M.S. Heron Sailor Pork Pie Cap (Size 7): A pork pie hat is one of several different styles of hat that have been popular since the mid-19th century. It features a flat crown that resembles a traditional pork pie. Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, or RNAS Yeovilton, (IATA: YEO, ICAO: EGDY) (HMS Heron) is an airfield of the Royal Navy and British Army, sited a few miles north of Yeovil, Somerset. It is one of two active Fleet Air Arm bases (the other being RNAS Culdrose) and is currently home to the Royal Navy Wildcat HMA2 and Army Air Corps Wildcat AH1 helicopters as well as the Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force Merlin HCi3/4/4A and Wildcat AH1 helicopters.

The site consists of 1,000 acres (1.6 sq mi; 4.0 km2) of airfield sites plus ranges and minor estates. Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is a large multi-role air station with an annual budget of some £61 million. The airfield is also home to the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the station hosts an annual Air Day in July.

- US Navy Commander’s Shoulder Board Belonging To Research Physician Daniel J. Carucci: Dr. Carucci is a Physician/Scientist with over 25 years of experience in large-scale innovation programs, vaccine development, organizational leadership, and global public health. Over the past seven years, he partnered with McCann Health as a consultant to establish a foothold in global public health supporting the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman, Every Child Initiative and to bring more effective commercial communications approaches to public health. He is a co-creator of The Immunity Charm™, one of the most creatively awarded public health campaigns in history.

As a research physician with the U.S. Navy, he led cutting edge programs in genomics and proteomics, and next-generation vaccine development against malaria. After retiring from the Navy at the rank of Captain, he was the first Director, Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, a $200 million investment portfolio at the Foundation of National Institutes of Health funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and later served as Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, and produced the award-winning documentary film “A New Picture of Health”. He has worked in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo; and has deep experience across the developing world including remote areas of Central America, Asia, and Africa.

Dr. Carucci received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine; and a Master of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in highly respected journals, including Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, and others. His U.S. Navy awards include the Legion of Merit with gold star (in lieu of a second award), Meritorious Service Medal with gold star (in lieu of a second award), Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. He is the recipient of the American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine, and U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon of the Year.

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