A 1905 Royal Canadian Artillery Cap Badge
A 1905 Royal Canadian Artillery Cap Badge - Edward VII, Blackened bronze, maker marked GAUNT 53 CONDUIT ST. LONDON, intact lugs, exceptionally crisp detail, beautiful patina, extra fine. Footnote: In November 1904, King Edward VII presented banners to the Royal Canadian Field Artillery and the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery. It was His Majesty's pleasure to present these banners to commemorate the service of C, D and E (Special Service) Batteries during the Boer War. The banners were officially presented by the Governor General, Lord Minto, in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. A similar banner was also presented to the Royal Canadian Regiment. The banners were accorded the honours of colours but did not supplant the guns as the colours of the Regiment.