• Constabulary 'Merit Class' rank badge

  • Use stars to collect & save items A vector image of star to represent action to save this item   Login to save this item
  • Download (non-commercial use only)

Content can be downloaded for non-commercial purposes, such as for personal use or in educational resources.
For commercial purposes please contact the copyright holder directly.
Read more about the The Creative Archive Licence.

Image 1:Download link to the full resolution of image number 1
full resolution of image 1


A 19th century hand made cloth and silver bullion wire badge that was used by most police forces in Wales. Merit Class could be that of a Merit Class Constable or Merit Class Sergeant.

Sewn usually onto the lower part of a uniform tunic right sleeve, it indicated the officers rank. Merit Class was usually the upper limit that was achievable in a particular rank and was tied into an incremental pay scale structure. Approximately 3 inches wide.

Part of the Ross Mather Police Memorabilia of Wales Collection.

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to leave a comment