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.

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 All Ranks 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 All Ranks 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.

AA Buttons were orderd it appears but did they get past the approval stage and issued? To date none have been seen or found:-
Leicestershire Yeomanry; The letters L.Y. in a ring PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN surmounted by a Coronet
Size Cat No. Pat No. Sealed Vocab Reference
Large CA 3198 15257 16 Sep 1952; 25 Nov 1952 C 5281 Jan 1953
Small CA 3199 15258 16 Sep 1952 ; 25 Nov 1952 C 5281 Jan 1953


Regimental blazer jacket engraved flat buttons.


White Metal button, Firmin.

White Metal button, J R Gaunt, 16mm.

Silver Plate button, J R Gaunt, 25mm.


Silver Plate button, J R Gaunt, 16mm.


White Metal button, Jennens & Co, 1908-24.

Officers bronze button, Jennens & Co, 1908-24.


White metal, unmarked, 24mm.

PAOLIY Buttons


Silver plated Officers button, 1902-08.
Made by Firmin & Sons Ltd, London.


Silver plated Officers button, 1902-08.
Made by Hobsons & Sons London.


Bronzed Officers button, 16mm.
Make:- SUPERB QUALITY


Gilding metal and white metal other (all?) ranks buttons, 1902-08.
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.


Firmin Silver plate, circa 1880-99, 23mm.


Jennens & Co, Silver Plate, pre 1900, 22mm


Hamburger & Co, Silver/Sheffield Plate Button, pre 1900, 21mm.


 
White metal all ranks button, post 1844. 


Treble Gilt Standard, 17mm.
Possibly Senior NCO.


Other Ranks White Metal, Fast Shanks, 20mm.


Brass Other Ranks buttons c1844-99.

LY Georgian Buttons


Silver Plate, 1830-44, Jennens & Co.


White Metal, 1830-44, LONDON PLATE, 15mm.


Pre 1844 shoulder scale button, German silver.


White metal all ranks Georgian buttons. 


Gilt coatee button, detector find, broken shank,15mm.


White metal  coatee button, detector find, broken shank,15mm.


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.