Royal Regiment of Artillery Officer's Sweetheart Cap Badge. Set with fifty five round rose cut diamonds in open back grain and rubover settings with a combined approximate weight of 0.58 carats, to an elaborate openwork military brooch with crown to top, a gun with rotating wheel and rammer, as well as the regiment's two mottos 'UBIQUE' Latin for 'Everywhere' and 'QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT' Latin for 'Where Right and Glory Lead', both mottos awarded in recognition of distinguished service around the world, with extremely fine enamelled detailing, pierced backholing and secure hinged pin fastening with scrolled closure, approximately 3cm in height. Tested yellow gold and silver, circa 1895.
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army. The gun depicted is a 9 Pounder Riffled Muzzle Loader of 1871 including its rammer. This badge is an extremely fine example of this type of brooch and is considered to have been made for an officer as the gun wheel usually rotated.