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A nice plastic made all ranks Reconnassiance Corps cap badge
This is a neat examle of a nice plastic made standard issued all ranks Reconnassiance Corps cap badge. The Reconnaissance Corps, or simply Recce Corps, was a corps of the British Army, formed during the Second World War whose units provided the mobile spearhead of infantry divisions. It was formed from infantry brigade reconnaissance groups on 14 January 1941. All the brigade reconnaissance groups of each infantry corps were formed into reconnaissance battalions, each usually bearing the number of its relevant division. This example is in a nice and issued condition.
A nice matching set of printed RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) shoulder titles
This is a neat set nice and matching printed RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) shoulder titles. These printed titles were introduced around '42-'43 because of economic measures. This set in in aperfect and un-issued condition.
A good example of a mid war period un-issued No.6 Commando shoulder title
This is a neat example of a mid war period numbered un-issued No.6 Commando shoulder title. Formed in July 1940, No. 6 Commando's first involvement in operations came in late 1941 when it contributed small forces to raids in Norway. In April 1942 the whole unit was scheduled to take part in Operation Myrmidon, in France, but this raid was eventually cancelled. As a result, the first full-scale operation that No. 6 Commando took part in was Operation Torch, the Allied landings in Algeria in November 1942. Later, it joined the advance into Tunisia in 1943. On 6 June 1944, it participated in the D-Day landings in France as part of Operation Overlord, coming ashore with the 1st Special Service Brigade which was tasked with linking up with the troops from the 6th Airborne Division on the eastern flank of Sword.
Following this, No. 6 Commando were used in the defence of the beachhead and the subsequent operations to break out from Normandy before being withdrawn with the rest of the brigade back to the United Kingdom in September 1944. In January 1945, they took part in the Allied counterattack during the Ardennes Offensive before joining the advance into Germany as part of Operation Plunder. With the end of hostilities, the unit was disbanded in 1946. This example is in a nice and un-issued condition.
Code: 51148Price: 25.00 EUR
A British Airborne 'Light Bulp' qualification badge
This is a un-issued 'Light Bulp' qualification badge who was given to members of the Airlanding Regiments and supporting units who were flown in by glider and had not done the regular Parachute course which were earning them the Parachute wing. Instead of the 7 jump require for the Parachute wing they did 5 jumps to earn them the 'Light Bulp'. The were wearing the light bulp on there lower right sleeve. This one has the well known 'glue or paste' backing and is in a perfect un-issued condition.
Code: 51147Price: 55.00 EUR
A nice example of a embroidered Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title
This is a good example of a nice shoulder title to the Glider Pilot Regiment. Introduced half way through the war with its typical British 'glue backing'. A nice dark blue on light blue and in a perfect and un-issued condition.
A good example of a nicely worn and issued No.1 Commando shoulder title
This is a perfect example of a nicely worn and issued No. 1 Commando shoulder title. The No. 1 Commando was a unit of British Commandos and part of the British Army during the Second World War. It was raised in 1940 from the ranks of the existing independent companies. Operationally they carried out a series of small scale cross channel raids and spearheaded the Operation Torch landings in North Africa. They were then sent to the India as part of the 3rd Commando Brigade and took part in operations in the Burma Campaign. During the Second World War only eight commandos were recipients of the Victoria Cross two of the eight were from No. 1 Commando. After the war they were sent to reoccupy Hong Kong before being amalgamated with No. 5 Commando and became known as No. 1/5 Commando. The amalgamated No. 1/5 Commando was disbanded in 1946. This title has a white cheese cloth backing which you see apear on mid war time shoulder title's and is further in a prefect issued condition. Hard to find these days.
A nice Dutch or German made Polish bevo like shoulder title
This is a good example of a un-issued white on red Poland shoulder title. Worn by Polish volunteers who had joined a Infantry, Commando or Parachute unit. This single title is in a perfect un-issued condition.
Code: 51144Price: 30.00 EUR
A nice plastic cap badge to the Devonshire Regiment
This is a nice example of a plastic cap badge to the Devonshire Regiment and is made by the well known manufactory Stanley&Sons from Walsall. The 12th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment is well know for their actions during D-Day in June 1944 as part of the 6th Airlanding Brigade. This example is in a nice issued condition.
Code: 51143Price: 55.00 EUR
Out of print book : The Lost Company, C Company 2nd Parachute Battalion in Oosterbeek and Arnhem September 1944 by Marcel Anker
This is a nice, almost mint example of a 2017 1st print hardback The Lost Company, C Company 2nd Parachute Battalion in Oosterbeek and Arnhem September 1944. The Lost Company and is the story of C Company 2nd Parachute Battalion, in Oosterbeek and Arnhem, September 1944, it is a hard back, 128 pages long and contains around 180 B&W photographs and is 21cm x 28cm. It is a limited edition of 200 copies and tells in great detail the actions of this company at the railway bridge in lower Oosterbeek, then around the St Elisabeths Hospital and western Arnhem and finally the few survivors who fought in the Oosterbeek pocket. They were the only rifle company from the 2nd Battalion who never made it to the road bridge. Over the years Marcel traced and spoke to many veterans of C Company and this work forms the backbone of the book.
A nice an un-issued British made national free Czechoslovakia shoulder title
This ia a neat example of a nice an un-issued British made national free Czechoslovakia shoulder title. Czechoslovak exile units saw action on most of the major fronts of WW2 and generally performed very well. They earned the respect and admiration of other Allied nations and units and their sacrifices were crowned when they could return home to a free Czechoslovakia in 1945, though now as part of the Soviet bloc in Europe. This badge is in a perfect condition.
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