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Original WWII Royal Welsh Fusiliers Regimental Sterling Silver Sweetheart Brooch

Regular price $125.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. Sweet Heart Brooches go back thousands of years. Young men off to War trying to declare their undying love to the girl of their dreams in the hope she will stay true.

IMA has purchased a small collection of these romantic items purchased by a devoted Grandfather for his first Grandson and buying him one a year until the Grandfather's death 23 years later. The old man was no fool, he only bought the best, mostly sterling silver but a few in hall marked gold. Each Broach displays the emblem of the Soldier's Regiment. A gift of true love, now to be shared with the woman of your dreams

The Royal Welsh Fusiliers were raised in 1689 as the 23rd Regiment of Foot to serve under the new King William 3rd against the outgoing King James 2nd becoming known as the Welsh Fusiliers in 1702 and being awarded the title "Royal" in 1713. Probably one of the most active Regiments in the British Army, fighting at Lexington and Concord, and later at Yorktown. It served in the Peninsula Wars and at Waterloo under the Duke of Wellington and participated in almost every Campaign throughout the Victorian era. It then served in the Boer War and World War One and Two. Just a few short years ago it served in Bosnia.

The Cap Badge of the Welsh Fusiliers is a flaming bomb with blue enamel ring marked "The Welsh Fusiliers" picked out in blue enamel. Measuring 1" X 1 1/8" tall with silver hallmarks to rear

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