Button Variants
LDYPAO Buttons
Metal Types (found so far) : Anodised Aluminium & Brass Reproduction.
Size Range : 25mm (officer), 20mm (all ranks) & 13mm (Cap Button).
Maker: J R Gaunt London.

Reproduction solid brass Officers buttons, post 1970 and today.
Unknown maker.


13mm Anodised aluminium Cap button, plain half ball.


20mm Anodised aluminium All Ranks button, c1963-Today.
Made by J R Gaunt London.

 25mm Anodised aluminium Officers button, c1963-Today.
Made by J R Gaunt London.

IWM Catalogue number: INS 1688

Production date: 1957

Materials: Anodised aluminium

FULL NAME: Button, standard pattern, Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry

SIMPLE NAME: button: British

Creator: JR Gaunt London

Category: Uniforms and insignia

 

Card reverse: Inscribed I of C Birmingham 12/7/57 followed by initials CAB. stamped 8 Jul 1958, 25 Aug 1959, 11 Jul 1960, 8 Mar 1961, 8 May 1962, 15 Jul 1963, 4 Apr 1960, 10 May 1965, 3 May 1966, 15 Jul 1968.

 

Card front: Button, pouch, card, seal, label

Button: A rose surmounted by a queen's crown; superimposed on the rose, the crest of the Prince Consort

Pouch: Cloth pouch to protect button

Card: Headed Inspectorate of Clothing Ministry of Supply 8455-99-973-0397 Pattern No. 17418 Spec. No. UK/CIC/2315 C Cat No. CA 4307 Standard; handwritten inscription beneath button, Buttons Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry AA Large; approved by DOS 24/4/57; authority given as Encl 78 To 54/Officers/4051 (Ord 17B); signed CA Bird; further inscribed IC/C/11070 and stamped 18 May 1957 at base.

Seal: The shield of the Arms of the Board of Ordnance encircled Chief Inspector label: (stapled to reverse of card) headed Standard Pattern No 17418 (CA 4307) Catalouge No. 8455-99-973-0397; inscribed, Buttons Insignia Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry AA Gold Resealed 21 Nov 1969; signed (illegible) for DDISC.

IWM Catalogue number: INS 1692

Production date: 1957

Materials: anodised aluminium

FULL NAME: button, standard pattern, Leicestershire and Derbyshire (Prince Albert's Own) Yeomanry.

SIMPLE NAME: button: British

Creator: JR Gaunt London

Category: uniforms and insignia

 

Card reverse: Inscribed JR Gaunt & Son 13/9/57 followed by initials CAB and, in a different hand, 1490. C of C Cardiff 2/11/61 followed by signature (illegible) (2604).

 

Card front: Button, pouch, card, seal

Button: A rose surmounted by a queen's crown; superimposed on the rose, the crest of the Prince Consort

Pouch: Cloth pouch to protect button.

Card: Headed Inspectorate of Clothing Ministry of Supply 8455-99-973-0397 Pattern No. 17418 Spec. No. UK/CIC/2315 C Cat No. CA 4307 Standard; stamped next to button, Shade to be as Set "B" pattern 1950B; handwritten inscription beneath button, Buttons Insignia Gold Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry AA Large; approved by DOS 24/4/57; authority given as Encl 78 To 54/Officers/4051 (Ord 17B); signed CA Bird; further inscribed IC/C/11070 and stamped 18 May 1957 at base.

Seal: The shield of the Arms of the Board of Ordnance encircled Chief Inspector.


 25mm Anodised aluminium Officers button, c1963-Today.
Made by Firmin London.


Brass LYPAO and DY used c1957-63 by the LDYPAO Regiment.
Made by J R Gaunt London.

LYPAO Buttons
Metal Types (found so far) : Silver plate, Bronze, White Metal & Brass.


Officers bronze button, c1915-46


White Metal button, c1930s.

PAOLIY Buttons


Silver plated Officers button, c1902-08.
Made by Firmin & Sons Ltd, London.


Silver plated Officers button, c1902-08.
Made by Hobsons & Sons London.


Gilding metal and white metal other (all?) ranks buttons, c1902-08.
Made by Sword Make.

PAOLYC Buttons
Metal Types (found so far) : Silver plate, White Metal & Brass
Size Range (found so far): 23mm, 22mm, 21mm, 18mm & 17mm.
Makers Marks (found so far): -
J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London Eng : c1890-94
  Firmin & Sons Ltd 153 Strand & 47 Warwick St London : c1880-99
Firmin & Sons Ld London : c1879
Hamburger & Co London :  Post 1844
Treble Gilt Standard : c1890-99


White metal all ranks Hussar ball button, c1870-Today.


Jennens & Co, Silver Plate, 22mm


Hamburger & Co, Silver/Sheffield Plate Button, 21mm.


 
White metal all ranks button, post 1844. 


Treble Gilt Standard, 17mm.
Possibly Senior NCO.


Brass Other Ranks buttons c1844-99.

LY Georgian Buttons


Pre 1844 shoulder scale button, German silver.


White metal all ranks Georgian buttons. 


White metal all ranks Georgian button, possibly the very first pattern, c1794.
This was a metal detecting find on the Leics & Notts border in 2009.