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A fine quality scarce 'Army Physical Training Staff or Army Physical Training Corps gold sweetheart booch', small crossed swords surmounted by a King's Crown, the reverse impressed "9ct" (9 carat gold). Very good condition, retaining original coiled pin fitting normally associated with Great War brooches.
'Army Gymnastic Staff ' formed in 1860.
Renamed the 'Army Physical Training Staff ' in 1918.
'Army Physical Training Corps' in 1940.
In November 2010 Her Majesty The Queen approved that the 'Army Physical Training Corps' be re-titled The 'Royal Army Physical Training Corps'.
A fine quality scarce 'Army Physical Training Corps gold an enamel sweetheart booch', crossed swords surmounted by a Queen Elizabeth II Crown, the reverse bearing Birmingham 9 carat gold hallmarks for 1960 and maker's details "H.P". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings incorporating safety roller catch in good working order, complete with a velvet lined fitted leather case.
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