Kings Crown British Guiana Police Force, British America, Cap Badge, Circa 1920s
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Kings Crown British Guiana Police Force, British America, Cap Badge, Circa 1920s:
ORIGINAL KINGS CROWN BRITISH GUIANA POLICE FORCE, BRITISH AMERICA, CAP BADGE, circa 1920s
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a hard to get of one of the former territories of the British Empire in the Americas. Especially insignia from the period following World War One (1914 – 1918)
YOU ARE offerDING ON THEBADGE IN PHOTO 1 ONLY (theother illustrations are for reference purposes only). Namely,1 X KC BRITISH GUIANA POLICE CAP BADGE, circa 1920s, only!
The additional ‘cloth on card’ embellishment is available on request for an a further £3.00
A lovely addition to any collection or an excellent beginning to a new one!
Low starting price!!
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This is an obsolete item which is over 90 years old. It bears no resemblance to any currently issuedbadge and conveys no authority or powers.
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This is an Other Ranks Quality, British made insignia with bronze lug fittings suitable for cap or other native head-dress. Size 52 x 47 mm and of die-cast construction. Made of white metal, it is strong and stout construction, which supports its early date of manufacture origin. There is a nice lustre and patina on the obverse surface.
OBVERSE.Kings Crown over a Belt & Buckle device with well-defined lettering of ‘BRITISH GUIANA POLICE’ in block capitals on a stippled ground. Within which a full three-masted Victorian British clipper ship sailing east (the colonial badge of the colony).
REVERSE. Brass slider is the form of attachment for helmet pugaree or cap.
CONDITION. Good condition for age and usage and type of manufacture. A well-defined stamping, giving a good 3D appearance to this emblem. See photographs of the specific badge that is for sale.
DATE & IDENTIFICATION. Circa 1920s or earlier. Hard to get an original early white metal example like this.
The pictures don't really do justice to the items. Photographs of items other than the specific badge offered for sale are for illustrative purposes only.
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Key Words – Hong Kong, Police, Constabulary, China, Militia, British, United Kingdom, Empire, Colonial Forces, India, Princely States, Raj, Army, Military Forces, Latin, Central, South America
A must for any military or political image collectors / historians of social history
British Guiana is a mainland South America territory linked historically with the British West Indies, with whom it still has language, cultural and political ties.
Policing in British Guiana
Headed by a commissioner of police, the force had limited paramilitary capabilities. The 5,000-member force had three major elements: a Mounted Branch trained in riot control, a Rural Constabulary, and a Special Constabulary that served as the police reserve. Additionally, several constables were employed by the government and private businesses to guard property.
1812 Municipal Police Boards established in Georgetown and New Amsterdam to supply watchmen, jailers and court officials.
1839 Colony-wide ‘British Guiana Police’ formed under an Inspector General (IG). A River Police developed as part of this organisation.
1849 Rural Constabulary developed as an auxiliary body to the main force. Duties involve summons serving, executing warrants and such like. However, they can be mobilised to full-time service in times of emergency.
1891 Organisation became a semi-military police force on the lines of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Providing, policing, peace-keeping and other ancillary governmental functions. Accommodation and Training Depot is established.
1900 or so, Criminal Investigation Department developed.
1905 Mounted Branch formed.
1928 Strength of Inspector General (IG), 20 officers, 791 other ranks (ORs)
1938 Inspector General became Commissioner of Police (CP).
1939 ‘British Guiana Police Force’ name now applied to force. Still paramilitary in nature but developing a ‘civil police’ organisation like that in the United Kingdom.
1943 Police reorganised.
1947 Colonial Government’s Transport and Harbours Department Supernumerary Constabulary formed under to maintain law and order and protect property on trains and steamers. Members were absorbed as regular member of the Colony Police in 1958, while still performing the same duties.
1950 Strength of CP, 24 officers, 1140 ORs.
1951 Special Constabulary formed as an auxiliary body to the main force. Pat-time supplemental element like the Specials in the United Kingdom. With restricted powers unless called out for full-time service.
1950s Supernumerary Constabulary formed as another auxiliary body of the main force. for large commercial firms. Paid for by large commercial firms for whom they fulfil watch & ward / security duties. Carry the same powers as the regular police and wear uniforms approved by the Commissioner. Traffic Branch & Driving School formed.
1953 Women Police formed.
1955 Separate Training School established for new recruits. Original Depot houses and facilitates the training for other members of the force, as well as accommodating the fully armed Police Emergency Force. They used effectively in 1962 with the support of British troops to suppress civil unrest.
1957Strength of CP, 1 Deputy CP, 2 Assistant CPs, 63 officers, 1470 ORs.
1966 Independence as Guyana under a Governor General
1970 The Co-operative Republic of Guyana formed. Organisation renamed Guyana Police Force.
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