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A nice set of five not seen before British wartime For Freedom Airborne Forces post cards
This is a neat example of a nice set of five not seen before British wartime For Freedom Airborne Forces so called 'propaganda' post cards dipicting various parachute trained members of the newly formes Airborne Forces. These 'propaganda' postcard were issued to boosted the spirit of the British people and to get some money for the war effort. This set of post cards is in a nice issued condition with some minor staining from years of slightly handling i.e storage.
A nice plastic i.e bakelite British Army Air Corps cap badge
This is a good example of a plastic i.e bakelite Army Air Corps badge mainly worn by members of the Glider Pilot Regiment. The AAC badge was also worn by the early members of the Parachute Regiment in North Africa. This one is in a perfect condition and has two brass coloured lugs to the back and is made by the well known Walsall based maker of Stanley&Sons.
A good British made late war period Le Regiment de la Chaudiere shoulder title
This is a excelent example of a good British made late war period Le Regiment de la Chaudiere shoulder title. Le Régiment de la Chaudière (Mitrailleuses) mobilized Le Régiment de la Chaudière (Mitrailleuses), CASF on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated as Le Régiment de la Chaudière, CASF on 24 May 1940; and as the 1st Battalion, Le Régiment de la Chaudière, CASF on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Great Britain on 21 July 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy, France as a part of the 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 January 1946. This example is in a perfect un-issued cindition and is coming from a old Dutch collection.
A nice issued printed British made Canadian 4th P.L.D.G. (Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) shoulder title
This is a neat example of a nice issued printed British made Canadian 4th P.L.D.G. (Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) shoulder title. In 1936 the 4th Hussars and the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards were amalgamated to form the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. The 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards was a Militia Regiment activated for Wartime Service with the Canadian Army (Active) in 1941. A former cavalry regiment with roots in the Ottawa area that dated back to the late 1800s it was assigned to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps which itself had been activated in 1940. In 1942 it was redesignated the 4th Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards), the same year the first of its soldiers sailed for the United Kingdom where 4th PLDG joined 1st Canadian Infantry Division at Camp Aldershot. In the four months 4th Recce fought in North West Europe, a third of the time it was in Italy, it lost some 187 men. This shoulder title is in a pefect issued condition.
A nice un-issued red on black Commando mid war i.e late war type shoulder title
his is a nice example of a red on black Commando shoulder title introduced early 1943 and worn in the early stage of formation of the Commando units before the use of the numbered shoulder titles. This title is in perfect and un-issued condition.
A nice Canadian made two piece Calgary Highlanders cap ie beret badge
This is a good example of a nice Canadian made two piece Calgary Highlanders cap ie beret badge. On 6 July 1944, one month after the Normandy landings, the regiment landed in France. In Operation Spring, the Calgary Highlanders were part of the Battle of Verrières Ridge, along with the Black Watch, in which the regiment took heavy casualties. The unit saw extensive action in Normandy, marched through Dieppe with the 2nd Division in September 1944 as liberators, then moved on to the fighting for the Channel Ports. By the end of September the regiment was in Belgium and forced a crossing of the Albert Canal, northeast of Antwerp. The regiment saw extensive fighting in the Netherlands in October 1944, opening the way to South Beveland, and then west to the Walcheren Island Causeway where the brigade fought an extended battle beginning on Hallowe'en night. From November to February 1945 the regiment wintered in the Nijmegen Salient, then was back in action in the Rhineland fighting, clearing the last approaches to the River Rhine itself. Fighting resumed on the far bank in March, and city fighting in Doetinchem and Groningen followed. The regiment ended the war on VE Day on German soil. The badge is in a nice un-issued condition.
Code: 51354Price: 40.00 EUR
A nice wartime printed matching issued set of RAF (Royal Air Force) Albatross insignia
This is a good example of a nice wartime printed matching set of issued RAF (Royal Air Force) Albatross rank insignia.
Code: 51353Price: 20.00 EUR
A nice issued embroided British i.e Canadian made Lorne Scots shoulder title which was left behind in Holland
This is a good example of a nice issued embroided British i.e Canadian made Lorne Scots shoulder title which was left behind in Holland and was recently found a in old Dutch collection. The Lorne Scots was one of the first regiments to be mobilized in the Second World War but never served as a cohesive regiment. Instead, members of the Regiment were organized into defence platoons and attached to various brigade, division and army headquarters. Members of The Lorne Scots served in every theatre of war in which Canada fought with the exception of Hong Kong. A platoon of Lornes served with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada at the capture of Boulogne. Other platoons took part on the raid at Dieppe and landed on the beaches of Sicily. This example is in a nice issued condition.
A nice never seen before local i.e 'sand cast' made Canadian Calgary Regiment cap i.e beret badge
This is a perfect example of a nice never seen before local i.e 'sand cast' made Canadian Calgary Regiment cap i.e beret badge. When the Canadian Armoured Corps was created, the Calgary Regiment lost its status as an infantry regiment and transferred to the new corps. A reserve regiment remained in Calgary. The regiment was composed of 400 members of the reserve battalion, drawing also from reinforcement personnel from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. The original 'A' Squadron was drawn from Olds and district, 'B' Squadron from Stettler area, 'C' Squadron from Red Deer, and Headquarters from Calgary, High River, and Okotoks district. In March 1941 the regiment moved to Camp Borden, becoming part of the First Army Tank Brigade and in June 1941 sailed for Great Britain. Matilda tanks were initially used on the Salisbury Plains, but these were replaced later in the year by the first manufactured Churchills.
The overseas unit trained on various vehicles in Canada and the United Kingdom, and in August 1942 took the Churchill tank into battle for the first time at Dieppe. The unit was rebuilt after the raid, having left large numbers of tanks and crews behind. A notable casualty was Lieutenant Colonel "Johnny" Andrews, who was killed in action. In late February 1945 the regiment was moved to Leghorn and embarked to Marseilles, France, where it moved by rail to the North-West Europe theatre. The regiment moved to the Reichswald Forest and on 12 April 1945 fought in the Second Battle of Arnhem, supporting the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division to Ede, the Netherlands. The regiment's final actions of the Second World War were in support of the 1st Belgium Brigade in clearing the resistance between the Nederrijn and Waal Rivers. When the overseas unit returned to Canada in 1945, it was disbanded, and the Calgary Regiment continued its service as a reserve armoured unit. This cap i.e beret badge is in a nice condition.
A nice British made Canadian The Irish Regiment of Canada embroided shoulder title
This is oa good example of nice British made Canadian The Irish Regiment of Canada embroided shoulder title. Details from the regiment were placed on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939 as the Irish Regiment of Canada (Machine Gun), CASF (Details), for local protection duties. Those details called out on active service disbanded on 31 December 1940.
The regiment mobilized the Irish Regiment of Canada (Machine Gun), CASF for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated as the Irish Regiment of Canada, CASF on 12 August 1940; and as the 1st Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada, CASF on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Great Britain on 28 October 1942. It landed in mainland Italy on 10 November 1943, as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade, 5th Canadian Armoured Division. Between 20 and 27 February 1945, the battalion moved with the I Canadian Corps to North-West Europe as part of OPERATION GOLDFLAKE, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion disbanded on 31 January 1946.
The 53rd Field Battery mobilized as the 53rd Field Battery, RCA, CASF on 1 September 1939. On 1 June 1940 it amalgamated with the 26th Field Battery, RCA, CASF and was redesignated as the 26th/53rd Field Battery, RCA, CASF. On 1 January 1941 this amalgamation ceased and it was redesignated as the 53rd Field Battery, RCA, CASF and as the 53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, RCA, CASF the same day. It provided light antiaircraft artillery support as part of the 11th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA, CASF, in Great Britain. The overseas battery disbanded on 1 March 1944. This example is in a perfect unissued condition.
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