It's a nice hollow Wurster type 1.2.3 'Organised Grass Pattern' in bronze, the material is tombak. These are not rare at all, but they are desirable as probably the next earliest PAB design after Juncker, and the fact the design is fantastic, the whole badge oozes the quality of these early designs. Some may think the hardware has been repaired/re soldered, but this is typical of how they were afffixed using a solder/flux mix that leaves this greenish to white residue around the base of the fittings. It's completely normal and nothing to worry about, don't be tempted to clean it off!
A great badge to have!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
Big ned and Watchdog-thanks!!!)))