Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve WWI Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve WWI

Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve WWI

Woven cloth pagri badge. Black on yellow. Worn on the foreign service helmet.
The Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve (NVR) was a reserve infantry unit in the British protectorate of Nyasaland (modern-day Malawi). The British Central Africa Volunteer Reserve was formally established by the colonial government in 1901 and was renamed when the protectorate became Nyasaland in 1907. In the initial years the unit was little more than a rifle shooting club with no uniform and no military training. The NVR was placed on a more formal standing in 1908 under the Volunteer Ordinance. This implemented residency and racial requirements for membership and made provision for the unit to be mobilised by the governor. The unit was initially formed of four sections but grew to seven sections by 1914 and by 1930 the unit had ten.
In good condition

Code: 59642

115.00 GBP