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Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11323
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Price: $ 160.00
Weight: 4 grams
Dimensions: 2.7 cm
Condition: Excellent, all stones present, pin, hinge and clasp in full working order.

Description: A rare Kenya Regiment sterling silver and marcasite sweetheart brooch, of fine quality depicting a charging Water Buffalo profusely set with marcasite stones with "Kenya Regiment" scroll below. The buffalo has a red stone eye, which is quite striking and catches the eye. The back is clearly hallmarked "Sterling" for sterling silver, and the pin has a roller safety catch. The Kenya Regiment was a British military unit recruited from white settlers in colonial Kenya and Uganda. It was formed in 1937 but temporarily disbanded at the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Re-established in 1950, it participated in the repression of the Mau Mau rebellion (1952–56) and was finally disbanded in May 1963 when Kenya became independent (source wikipedia). The singer Roger Whittaker served in this regiment. In his final paragraph of his book "The Charging Buffalo" - A History of the Kenya Regiment, Sir Guy Campbell writes: "I want to believe that when I leave this earth I will find in the hereafter a Branch of our Regimental Association who will welcome me into their midst and that from the open veranda I will have a view of the old Rift Valley road overlooking Lake Naivasha and in the distant haze the hills beyond Nakuru. We shall all be young again and laughter will fill the air."
Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch
Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch

Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch
Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch - STERLING hallmark

Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver and Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch
Kenya Regiment Sterling Silver

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