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A nice little lot of three orginal well known so called 'Arnhem' photographs

This is a need little lot of three orginal well known so called 'Arnhem' black and white photographs. These photographs in the lot were printed at the end of the war or just post war.The three picture well know scenes from the Battle of Arnhem and after. On one of the pictures members of the 2nd Battalion, the South Stafforshire marching along the Utrechtseweg towards Oosterbeek. On the other there are members of the Airborne Division press team in front of the girls college at the Groesbeekseweg in Nijmegen. The other one was taken at the Hartenstein park at oosterbeek. The photographs are coming from a photoalbum and have been glued to a piece of black cardboard. The photo's are measuring 9.5cm by 7.0cm. These original prints of these Arnhem photographs are harder to find these days.

Code: 51266Price:


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A nice single left facing embroided Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation sign

This is a neat example of a single nicely embroided left facing Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation sign. First introduced in 1942 and designed by Major E.Seago based on the Greek saga of the winged horse Pegasus and his rider Bellerophon. This example is in a perfect un-isued condition and the patches are harder to find these days.

Code: 51265Price: 65.00 EUR


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A nice early '30/'40 embroided Canadian made Canadian Grenadier Guards shoulder title

This is a good example of nice early '30/'40 embroided Canadian made Canadian Grenadier Guards shoulder title. The Canadian Grenadier Guards originated in Montreal, Quebec on 17 November 1859 as the First Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the regiment furnished 20 officers and 125 other ranks to other units before its own mobilisation in 1940 when, as 1st Battalion, The Canadian Grenadier Guards, it reached full strength in three weeks. It trained first on St. Helen's Island in Montreal, moved subsequently to Camps Borden and Valcartier, garrisoned the Halifax citadel, was stationed in Saint John, New Brunswick, and trained in Sussex, New Brunswick and Debert, Nova Scotia.
On 5 February 1942, the First Battalion became 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment (CGG), a unit of 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division (which included 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment (GGFG)). In September, proudly wearing the black beret of the Armoured Corps, 22 CAR moved to England where it would continue to train in a number of areas until deployed to Normandy on 21 July 1944. From that time until VE Day on 8 May 1945, 22 CAR fought throughout the battles around Falaise, the move into Belgium and the Netherlands and finally across the Rhine, earning 12 Honorary Distinctions. By this time, 22nd Canadian Tank Battalion (CGG) had been raised for the Pacific Force, but the war in the Pacific ended before it could be deployed overseas. 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment returned to Montreal in February 1946 for demobilization and gave up its tanks. This example is in a nice and issued condition.

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A nice and early un-issued embroided Scots Guards shoulder title

This is a good example of a nice and early embroided Scots Guards shoulder title. The Scots Guards (SG), is one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. It is the oldest formed Regiment in the Regular Army, more so than any other in the Household Brigade. In April 1940, the 1st Battalion, as part of the 24th Guards Brigade, took part in its first campaign of the war, during the expedition to Norway. In North Africa, as part of the 22nd Guards Brigade, the 2nd Battalion took part in fighting against the Italians in Egypt followed by tough fighting in Libya, then also controlled by Italy. In North Africa, in March 1943, the 2nd Battalion took part in the defensive Battle of Medenine, after the Germans had counter-attacked the Allies. In September 1943, the 2nd Battalion, as part of the 201st Guards Brigade of the 56th (London) Division, took part in the Landing at Salerno. In December 1943, the 1st Battalion, as part of 24th Guards Brigade, arrived in the Italian Theatre. At the Battle of Monte Cassino in early 1944, the 2nd Battalion suffered heavy casualties in tough fighting. The 1st Battalion, as part of its brigade, joined the 6th South African Armoured Division in May 1944. The regiment took part in many fierce engagements throughout 1944, including those against the Gothic Line, a formidable defensive line. This example has it's typical early buckram backing and is further is a nice un-issued condition.

Code: 51263Price: 20.00 EUR


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A nice just post war French made French parachute qualification wing

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Code: 51262Price: On Request


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A nice matching set of Canadian made CANADA shoulder titles

A nice matching set of Canadian made CANADA shoulder titles.

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A neat example of a nice un-issued embroided mid war period standard type Parachute Regiment shoulder title

This is a perfect example of a nice un-issued embroided mid war period standard type Parachute Regiment shoulder title. These embroided shoulder titles were introduced half way trough 1943. The title has a dark blue lettering on pale blue backing and is in a nicely condition. Difficult to find these days. Simply a nice example of this shought after shoulder title!

Code: 51260Price: 80.00 EUR


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A nice un-issued KOSB (Kings Own Scottish Borderers) white on red embroided shoulder title

This is a good example of a un-issued KOSB (Kings Own Scottish Borderers) white on red embroided shoulder title. In the period between the wars, the regiment's regular battalions were sent all over the British Empire to Ireland, Egypt and Hong Kong but were quickly recalled home at the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939. One of its heaviest losses during the war was at the ill-fated Battle of Arnhem in which the 7th Battalion, as part of the 1st Airlanding Brigade of 1st Airborne Division, suffered 90% casualties in September 1944;[13] they defended the perimeter in Oosterbeek against 2nd SS Panzer Corps. This example is in a perfect un-issued condition.

Code: 51259Price: 15.00 EUR


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Out of print book : SIGNED COPY ... By Land Sea and Air, an illustrated history of the 2nd Ballation, The South Staffordshire Regiment 1940-1945

This is a excellent account of the wartime experience of the 2nd Battalion, the South Stafforshire Regiment. - This book is the story of a Regular Battalion that in September 1939 was stationed in India before returning to the UK in July 1940. In 1941 they were selected to convert to an Airlanding unit in the newly forming 1st Airlanding Brigade and started a short association with gliders. Sent to: Nort Africa in 1943, Italy in Sepotember 1943, September 1944 operation Market Garden. This example is in a good condition and has been signed by both auteurs.

Code: 51258Price:


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Out of print book : SIGNED COPY ... By Land Sea and Air, an illustrated history of the 2nd Ballation, The South Staffordshire Regiment 1940-1945

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Code: 51257Price: On Request

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