Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Royal Pioneer Corps
In platinum, gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and enamels, a rifle, pick and shovel piled with, superimposed thereon, a laurel wreath reversed, all surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53 and above a scroll bearing the motto LABOR OMNIA VINCIT; the rifle, shovel and crown in platinum and diamonds, the pick in platinum, the band of the crown set with rubies and emeralds, the motto scroll in gold and blue enamel, the crown backed with red enamel on gold; vertical platinum brooch fitting; 33mm x 25mm.
The Pioneer Corps was formed as such in 1940 and became ‘Royal’ in 1946; its cap badge remained unchanged.
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