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Army, Navy, Air Force Badges and Police Insignia For Sale

Ian Kelly Militaria are UK-based dealers specialising in genuine military badges, patches and uniform buttons.  We have been trading internationally since 1990 and have a good range of UK and overseas navy, army, air force, police and emergency services insignia for sale.

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Army, Navy, Air Force Badges and Police Insignia For Sale

Ian Kelly Militaria are UK-based dealers specialising in genuine military badges, patches and uniform buttons.  We have been trading internationally since 1990 and have a good range of UK and overseas navy, army, air force, police and emergency services insignia for sale.

Please use the 'Search' box above if you want to buy a specific item, or click the category buttons below to browse through around 10,000 different buttons and badges to buy.

Most of our items are British, British Empire or British Commonwealth, but we have insignia from many other countries, especially parachute wings.

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  • Nautical Insignia

    Naval and Nautical Insignia for Sale

    Original Naval Forces, Merchant Navy and nautical insignia for sale, including badges, patches and buttons of the British Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Commando, Yacht and Boat Clubs.

  • Merchant Navy and Shipping
    Merchant Navy and Shipping Insignia
  • Cavalry and Armoured

    Cavalry and Armoured Regiment Cap Badges, Patches and Uniform Buttons for sale.

    Cavalry and Armoured regimental insignia and qualification badges available to buy, including:

    • Cap badges
    • Collar badges (also known as collar dogs)
    • Cloth and metal shoulder titles
    • Regimental arm badges
    • Rank badges & epaulette slides
    • Formation signs (arm patches)
    • Regimental buttons.

    Most of our stock dates from 1881 through WW1 and WW2 to the present day, although we do have some older items for sale.

    We mainly stock British Army, British Empire and British Commonwealth badges, patches and buttons, but sometimes sell insignia from other countries.

  • Yeomanry

    Yeomanry Cap Badges, Patches and Uniform Buttons for sale.

    Yeomanry regiments were formed as army reserve cavalry in the 1790s and now exist as British Army Reserve armoured and reconnaissance units.  The Imperial Yeomanry was formed in 1899 as cavalry to serve in South African during the Boer War.  The Imperial Yeomanry was disbanded in 1908 but continued as part of the Territorial Army and Army Reserve.

    We are specialist UK-based militaria dealers who buy and sell genuine uniform badges & buttons worldwide by mail order.  We specialise in original military collectables and have the following insignia available to buy:

    • Imperial Yeomanry insignia
    • Cap badges
    • Collar badges (also known as collar dogs)
    • Cloth and metal shoulder titles
    • Shoulder chains for ceremonial uniforms
    • Yeomanry regimental arm badges
    • Rank badges & epaulette slides
    • Formation signs (arm patches)
    • Yeomanry uniform buttons.

    Most of the stock we sell dates from 1881 through WW1 and WW2 to the present day, although we do have some older items for sale.

  • Artillery

    Artillery Cap Badges, Patches and Uniform Buttons for sale.

    We sell worldwide artillery and gunner insignia, including Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Field Artillery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Airborne Gunner, Commando Battery and Air Defence / Anti-Aircraft (Ack-Ack) collectibles.

    We are specialist UK-based militaria dealers who buy and sell genuine uniform badges & buttons worldwide by mail order. We specialise in original military collectables and have the following gunner insignia available to buy:

    • Cap badges
    • Collar badges (also known as collar dogs)
    • Cloth and metal shoulder titles
    • Shoulder chains for ceremonial uniforms
    • Regimental arm badges and TRFs
    • Rank badges & epaulette slides
    • Formation signs (arm patches)
    • Artillery uniform buttons.

    Most of the stock we sell dates from 1881 through WW1 and WW2 to the present day, although we do have some older items for sale.

  • Engineers (including REME)

    Original Military Engineer Insignia For Sale

    Genunie Royal Engineers insignia, plus REME, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force engineering badges, patches and uniform buttons available to buy. 

    Most of our insignia is from the British Army and British Commonwealth or British Empire countries, but we sometimes have stock from other countries. 

    In the British Army, Royal Engineers are known as Sappers.  The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers is a different branch of the British Army and is normally known by the abbreviation REME.

  • Bomb Disposal
    Bomb Disposal (EOD) badges and buttons for sale. Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit insignia.
  • Signals and Communications

    Military Signals and Communications Insignia for sale.

    Signals, radio operator, wireless, and telecommunications unit insignia and qualification badges available to buy.  We mainly stock British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force communications badges, patches and buttons, but sometimes have insignia from other countries.

  • Royal Palace & Guards

    Royal Palace Household Staff and Guards Regiments insignia for sale

    Original collectable insignia associated with royal palaces and soldiers from royal Guards regiments available to buy.  Most items are British, but some are from similar ceremonial units in other parts of the world.  In particular, we have genuine military and civil regalia, badges, buttons and patches to purchase from the following:

    • Life Guards
    • Royal Horse Guards
    • Blues and Royals
    • Grenadier Guards
    • Coldstream Guards
    • Scots Guards
    • Irish Guards
    • Welsh Guards
    • Royal Household Palace and Castle Staff
    • Diplomatic Corps
    • Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard
    • Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London
    • Royal Company Of Archers: Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland
    • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Infantry

    Infantry Cap Badges, Patches and Uniform Buttons for sale.

    Infantry regimental insignia and qualification badges available to buy, including:

    • Cap badges
    • Collar badges (also known as collar dogs)
    • Cloth and metal shoulder titles
    • Regimental arm badges
    • Rank badges & epaulette slides
    • Formation signs (arm patches)
    • Regimental buttons.

    Most of our stock dates from 1881 through WW1 and WW2 to the present day, although we do have some older items for sale.

    We mainly stock British Army, British Empire and British Commonwealth badges, patches and buttons, but sometimes sell insignia from other countries.

  • Airborne & Special Forces

    Original parachute jump wings and Airborne unit insignia for sale. Special Forces badges bought and sold internationally. Airborne unit insignia, parachute jump wings and badges and drop-zone flashes and patches.

    Authentic British SAS (Special Air Service) badges are quite rare, but if we have any genuine SAS badges or para wings in stock, they will be displayed on this page.

  • Army Air Corps
    Army Air Corps insignia - badges, patches and buttons
  • Marines and Commando
    Royal Marines and Commando specialist qualification insignia and rank badges for sale.
  • Intelligence and Security
    Intelligence and Security unit insignia for sale.
  • Musician Insignia
    Musician, Piper, Drummer or Bugler uniform insignia for sale - badges, buttons and patches.
  • Cadet, Training or School
    Cadet and adult training unit insignia for sale, including University Officer Training Corps (UOTC), Small Arms School Corps (SASC), Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC), Royal Army Educational Corps (RAEC), Infantry Juniors Leaders Battalion, Army Apprentices School, Army Foundation College, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC).
  • Medical, Dental and Veterinary

    Military Medical, Dental, Nursing and Veterinary insignia for sale

    Collectable military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary, nurse and ambulance insignia for sale by mail order, including cap badges, badge backings, collar badges, shoulder titles, rank badges, nursing brooches, patches and uniform buttons for the following units and their worldwide civilian and military equivalents:

    • QARNNS - Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service
    • RAMC - Royal Army Medical Corps
    • RADC - Royal Army Dental Corps
    • RAVC - Royal Army Veterinary Corps
    • QARANC - Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
    • PMRAFNS - Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service
    • St John Ambulance
    • British Red Cross Society
    • Queen's Nursing Institute - District Nurses
    • State Registered Nurses
    • State Certified Midwives
  • Military Police and Provost
    Military Police and Provost insignia for sale
  • Religious, Clerical, Legal and Pay
    Religious, Clerical, Legal, Administrative and Pay insignia for sale.
  • Transport, Ordnance, Catering & Logistic

    Military and civilian transport, ordnance, catering & logistic insignia for sale. Badges, patches and buttons for collectors, including:
    Royal Pioneer Corps
    Royal Army Ordnance Corps
    Royal Corps of Transport
    Royal Logistic Corps
    Army Catering Corps
    Royal Army Service Corps
    Gurkha Transport Regiment
    Corporation transport
    Bus & rail company badges & buttons

  • Women's Services
    Women's Services insignia for sale
  • United Nations
    United Nations insignia for sale.
  • Aviation Insignia
    Aviation insignia (badges, patches and buttons), including Royal Air Force, overseas air forces and civil airlines.
  • Reserve & Volunteers

    Territorial Army, Reserves, Volunteers, Auxiliary and Militia Uniform Insignia for sale.

    We are specialist UK-based militaria dealers who buy and sell genuine uniform badges & buttons worldwide by mail order.  We mainly stock British Army, British Empire and British Commonwealth badges, patches and buttons, but have reserve unit insignia from other countries for sale.

    We specialise in original military collectables and have insignia available to buy, including:

    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
    • Royal Marines Reserve
    • Territorial Army
    • Army Reserve and Volunteers
    • Royal Auxiliary Air Force
    • Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    • Cap badges
    • Collar badges (also known as collar dogs)
    • Cloth and metal shoulder titles
    • Regimental arm badges and TRFs
    • Rank badges & epaulette slides
    • Formation signs (arm patches)
    • Uniform buttons.

    Most of the stock we sell dates from 1881 through WW1 and WW2 to the present day, although we do have some older items for sale.

  • Home Guard
    Home Guard insignia for sale.
  • Royal Observer Corps
    Royal Observer Corps insignia
  • Civil Emergency Services
    Civil Emergency Services insignia
  • Police & Prisons

    Civil Law Enforcement, Military Police and Provost badges, patches and buttons, plus items of Prison and Corrective Services insignia. This section includes Constabulary cap badges, Police helmet plates, Police buttons, Police helmets (Bobby helmets)and woven or embroidered cloth pullover badges.

    We recommend the following reference book -

    Police Forces of Great Britain and Ireland - their Amalgamations and their Buttons. ISBN 0901718297: R Hazell and Co. (1983).

  • Overseas Police & Prisons
    Police, Prisons and Corrective Services insignia from outside the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This section includes British Empire, Commonwealth and Colonial Police badges.
  • Fire and Rescue Service

    Fire and Rescue Service Insignia for sale

    Fire Brigade cap badges, rank markings, badges, uniform patches and shoulder slides available to buy.

    During World War 2, Fire Brigades were brought under central Government control (nationalised) in 1941 in order to be able to quickly share resources across the UK. From 1941-1948, all Fire Brigades in the UK wore the same design of NFS (National Fire Service) cap badge. In 1948, Fire Brigades returned to a regional structure under local authority control and adopted separate designs for the badges of each town and county Fire Service. In 1974 there was a major re-structure of UK counties and the names of many fire brigades changed as a result.

    Most of the badges on our catalogues are from UK town and county fire brigades and date from 1948 to the present day.

    Click here for a large selection of Fire Service uniform buttons

  • Civil Defence
    The UK Civil Defence organisation was formed shortly before WW2, where it was most active. It was revived afterwards during the 'Cold War'. This section includes ARP (Air Raid Precautions) badges, Fire Watchers insignia, Civil Nursing Reserve, Air RaidWardens shoulder titles, Rescue and Welfare organisation patches. Royal Observer Corps insignia is in a separate section.
  • Ex-Service Organisations
    Ex-Service Organisations insignia for sale - blazer badges, buttons and patches.
  • Non-Military
    Insignia from non-military organisations
  • Yacht and Boat Club
    Yacht, Boat, Sailing and Rowing Club buttons and badges for sale.