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1916 Machine Gun Guards Sweetheart Brooch.

1916 Machine Gun Guards Sweetheart Brooch.

A rare original short-lived 'Machine Gun Guards brass and enamel sweetheart brooch'; brass five pointed star each point being a bullet, alternating between each, a grenade, rose, thistle, shamrock and leek representative of the five 'Regiments of Foot Guards', with the centre bearing a Crowned 'GMG' cypher within a circlet inlaid with blue enamel and inscribed "Quinque Juncta In Uno 1916". Very good condition, retaining original hook catch, old replacement pin shank, enamel perfect.
Height 32mm.

Redesigned 8th May 1918 as Guards Machine Gun Regiment.

Code: 13086