Silver statuette of a boxer titled ' Army/BAOR Champion 1978/79/80'.Mounted on a plinth with 3 x silver plates & engraved with title and names of contributing 1 Queen's Officers Mess Members x 42
The title of this piece is ‘The Queen Victoria Cup’ depicting the Duke of Wellington on horseback. The base silver presentation plates are engraved ‘Presented to the Col and Officers 2nd Bn East Surrey Regiment by Capt (Brevet Major) FW King’ and ‘Winners 2nd Bn The East Surrey Regt – Bisley 10th October 1899’. The team fired LM Rifles using cordite ammunition. the plate records the scores of all team members and the ranges at which they fired.The Team member names are also engraved on one of the plates.
Three handled loving cup engraved: The Royal Sussex Challenge Cup also engraved: Tha Army Badmington Association Junior Singles Trophy Presented by the Royal Sussex Regiment.
A highly ornate 36 inch x 30 inch Challenge Shield from The Royal Sussex Regiment.
Top: Crown with raised wording ‘Challenge Shield’.
Upper Centre: Winged angel blowing horn (Fame) Centre: Royal Sussex Badge with ‘2nd Royal Sussex Regt’ under.
Lower Centre: Plate showing officer on horseback leading marching troops.
Centre left and right: 2 identical plates of crossed sword scabbard and rifles.
Bottom: Royal Sussex badge with raised ‘2nd Royal Sussex Regt’.
Outer ring of 14 circular engraving plates Inner ring of 16 circular engraving plates.
The Ilderton Trophy is an oval shaped bowl with two angel handles surrounded by 4 statuettes which are 6.75 inches high. The statuettes, one at each corner, represent the period dress of 1661, 1750, 1810 and 1887. It was presented to the 2nd Bn The Queen's Own Royal West Surrey Regiment by Lt Col Charles Edward Ilderton DSO in 1894. Ilderton assumed command of the 1st Battalion on 29 September 1890. He retired as a full Colonel on 5 January 1905.
The inscription reads:
PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS
2nd BATTALION THE QUEEN'S REGIMENT
ON THEIR RETURN FROM FOREIGN SERVICE