Jump to content

Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet shoulder boards


Recommended Posts

Hi guys,

I've just chanced upon a really magnificent pair of Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet shoulder boards and I thought I'd share some pictures with you!

These boards are in really pristine condition with hardly any wear/mothing at all, except for the laces which are slightly stained, and with Gieves maker marks slightly tarnished on one side of the boards. Otherwise they are near perfect!

The really interesting thing about this pair is the detailing of the Tudor Crowns, which are very well detailed compared to many other shoulder boards that I've seen. As you can see the middle section of the crown in-between the red felt, the Cross Pattee is clearly woven as compared to many others, which are usually designed with just a straight silver section cutting across the red felt. 

Feel free to upload some of the naval boards that you guys have and we might be able to see the differences even clearer!

IMG_5268.thumb.jpg.22d423cc03d2a6bb6e14d

IMG_5270.thumb.JPG.7df4739477f662b8ceac2IMG_5274.thumb.JPG.4f4a9be416f5abab86c55

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Jerry B said:

Those are truly stunning items.  I don't often comment on or collect RN items but these are superb.

Thank you! 

In fact these pictures don't even do justice to them. The gold lace still shines beautifully, and the whole board seems like new despite being made during the reign of HM King George VI (1936-1952). 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
On 16/03/2016 at 12:10, WWIIBuff said:

Those are fantastic.  Quite the example of WWII quality and craftsmanship of insignia.

Here are a pair I have.  They are nice too, but not as nice as yours.

 

1717 (1).jpg

Thank you for sharing! Yours are really nice too!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...
  • 7 months later...
On 11/05/2017 at 22:22, claretbaron said:

wow, it is nice. expensive?

Actually I got it from an eBay bid at a very reasonable price considering it’s an original and the condition is really excellent. But it was just luck as there weren’t many people bidding on it at the time of purchase.

8 hours ago, DaNang1966 said:

These are just great - still looking for a set myself...

Thank you. Yea just as WWIIBuff said, one day you will eventually come across a pair for purchase yourself! It may take awhile but just keep your eyes peeled!

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Weixiang Liu said:

Actually I got it from an eBay bid at a very reasonable price considering it’s an original and the condition is really excellent. But it was just luck as there weren’t many people bidding on it at the time of purchase.

You were very fortunate.  My pair also came from Ebay, but I paid quite a bit for them.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

Hi all! 

I recently acquired two other Admiral of the Fleet shoulder boards - the first is a pair for the Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy, with cyphers of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

C0DC1EEA-A31D-4798-856D-3B9FABDB4533.jpeg

The other is a rather interesting piece - the Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Australian Navy. This rank is honorary, and as of today, has only been conferred upon HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Endinburgh in 1954. 

9BBB0437-7849-4BF8-BEDF-CDAF13BE1409.thumb.jpeg.14ead2615a2edcf1b260b3b061ddf5eb.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...