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Pin badge - Troutbridge badge

Troutbridge badge

  • Object:

    Pin badge

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Charlotte Barker, daughter of the late Ronald Barker OBE.

  • Museum number:

    S. 276-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A pin badge created for the radio and television show The Navy Lark, featuring the fictional Troutbridge Arms. The badge was based on the design for the real naval vessel HMS Troubridge badge.

H.M.S. TROUBRIDGE is named after Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge (1758-1807) who was a contemporary of Nelson. He became a famous fighting Admiral and gained renown when in the battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797 he joined Nelson in attacking the Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad, the largest ship in the world. Nelson said of him that he was the very best Sea-officer in His Majesty's Service. The Ship's Badge of HMS Troubridge depicted the Arms of the family name Troubridge.

The "Navy Lark" created their own badge which was similar to Troubridge's Badge. The difference being that they depicted a ship (Troutbridge) breaking through the bridge. Also added was the Troutbridge motto "Everybody Down!".

Physical description

A small brass pin badge with lapel pin style back. With painted images on the front showing a broken bridge with a boat going under it. Colours used are blue, red, white and black. The image is framed with a gold circle and topped by a crown.

Marks and inscriptions

'TROUTBRIDGE'
'EVERYBODY DOWN!'

Dimensions

Height: 0.9 cm whole approx., Width: 1.7 cm whole approx., Length: 2.5 cm whole approx.

Object history note

Pin badge for The Navy Lark, a radio comedy sketch, based on the H.M.S Troubridge badge which shows the Troubridge family Arms. Came to the V&A as part of the Ronnie Barker Collection.

H.M.S. TROUBRIDGE is named after Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge (1758-1807) who was a contemporary of Nelson. He became a famous fighting Admiral and gained renown when in the battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797 he joined Nelson in attacking the Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad, the largest ship in the world. Nelson said of him that he was the very best Sea-officer in His Majesty's Service. The Ship's Badge of HMS Troubridge depicted the Arms of the family name Troubridge.

The "Navy Lark" created their own badge which was similar to Troubridge's Badge. The difference being that they depicted a ship (Troutbridge) breaking through the bridge at a great rate of knots!

Descriptive line

A pin badge of The Navy Lark's H.M.S Troutbridge emblem, with the motto 'Everybody Down' beneath it.

Materials

Brass

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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