Sarawak Rangers Cap Badge Malaya Borneo Iban Trackers

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  • Sold Date: Feb 23, 2011
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1 piece of Very Rare Large-size Brass SARAWAK RANGERS Cap Badge, Rare, circa late 1940s to 1950s
Extracted from Wikipaedia

The Sarawak Rangers were a para-military force founded in 1862 by the second Rajah of Sarawak , Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke . They evolved from the fortmen which were raised to defend Kuching in 1846. The Sarawak Rangers were first commanded by William Henry Rodway, briefly in 1862 and again from 1872 to his retirement in 1881, and were highly skilled in jungle warfare and general policing duties, being equipped with various western rifles, cannons and native weaponry.

They were based in a number of forts constructed at strategic locations in towns and at river mouths. Aside from protecting Sarawak's borders, they were used to fight any rebels and were engaged in a number of campaigns during their history. In times of emergency or war, they could depend on the support of the local population and tribespeople.

The Sarawak Rangers were disbanded for a few years in the 1930s, only to be reformed and mobilised for the Second World War in which they attempted to defend Sarawak from Japanese invasion in 1942 at the start of the Pacific War . After the abdication of Charles Vyner Brooke in 1946, the Sarawak Rangers became a colonial unit under direct British control and saw action in both the Malayan Emergency and the Borneo Confrontation . In 1963, after the formation of Malaysia, the Sarawak Rangers became part of the Royal Ranger Regiment .

(Important! For sale is one piece of Sarawak Rangers cap badge only . The 4th picture with 2 badges was included to illustrate the size of this badge. The other badge is not included in this auction.)
Material - Brass. With 2 loops at the back of the badge.
Condition: Used. Tarnished.
Dimensions: Approx. Large Badge 6cm by 5.5cm. (The 3rd picture compare the size of this badge with current Malaysia Rangers badge)
Shipping Charges:
Worldwide via International Airmail Registered/Signed-For at US$3.50.
Singapore / Malaya - US$2.50 via registered mail. Sorry, no viewing and local pickup.
Payment: PAYPAL only.