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A attractive - most likely early type WW1 - 47th (2nd London) Division embroidered 'Dutch Tile' formation sign

A attractive - most likely early type WW1 - 47th (2nd London) Division embroidered 'Dutch Tile' formation sign

This is a superb example of a - most likely early type WW1 - 47th (2nd London) Division embroidered 'Dutch Tile' formation sign. The 2nd London Division was designated the 47th Division in 1915, during the Great War, and referred to as the "1/2nd London Division". The division was sent to France in March 1915, one of the first Territorial divisions to enter the fighting, and served on the Weste...  read more

Code: 52066

45.00 EUR

A superb - pre 1953 - RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Pilot's qualification wing

A superb - pre 1953 - RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Pilot's qualification wing

This is a good example of a nicely - pre 1953 - RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Pilot's qualification wing for intended use on a khaki drill i.e tropical uniform. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921. The RAAF took part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts. During the early years of the Second World War a number of RAAF bomber, fighter, reconnaissance and other s...  read more

Code: 52065

55.00 EUR

A attractive - typical British made - C.M.S.C (Canadian Military Staff Clerk) formation badge

A attractive - typical British made - C.M.S.C (Canadian Military Staff Clerk) formation badge

This is a neat example of a attractive - typical British made - C.M.S.C (Canadian Military Staff Clerk) formation badge. The role of the CMSC was to train and provide personnel for the clerical 'back office' support to the Canadian Army, principally for the General Staff, Adjutant General and Quarter-Master General Branches. The term 'clerk' was defined very broadly and included "Stenographers,...  read more

Code: 52064

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A superb - full matching - set of Number 5 Commando shoulder titles

A superb - full matching - set of Number 5 Commando shoulder titles

This is a neat example of a - full matching - set of mid war period shoulder titles to No.5 Commando. No. 5 Commando was a battalion-sized commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War. Formed in July 1940, the unit took part in a couple of small-scale raids in France in 1941 and contributed some personnel to Operation Chariot before taking part in the landings on Madagascar in ...  read more

Code: 52063

65.00 EUR

A superb - albeit regrettably single - embroided 79th Armoured Division formation badge

A superb - albeit regrettably single - embroided 79th Armoured Division formation badge

This is a good example of a superb embroided formation sign to the 79th Armoured Division. The division was formed as a standard armoured formation, but in March 1943, it was about to be disbanded for lack of resources. Alan Brooke (Chief of the Imperial General Staff), however, foresaw the need for specialised armoured vehicles and offered its command to Major General Sir Percy Hobart. Hobart ...  read more

Code: 52062

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A attractive pair of issued - removed from uniform - printed Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation signs

A attractive pair of issued - removed from uniform - printed Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation signs

They don't come better then this attractive issued - removed from uniform - pair of 'Pegasus' Airborne Division formation signs and they are getting harder to get these days. 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 perfect matching set is in a good and issued condition. Hard to upgrate.  read more

Code: 52061

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A attractive R.A.S.C. (Royal Army Service Corps) Air Despatch printed arm badge

A attractive R.A.S.C. (Royal Army Service Corps) Air Despatch printed arm badge

This is a neat example of a used RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) Air Despatch arm badge. They are well known for there action at Arnhem. Throughout the battle, Air Despatchers of 63, 223, 253, 398, 799 and 800 Companies RASC (AD) flew 611 re-supply sorties, dropping just over 2000 tons from Stirling and Dakota aircraft during the period 18 -26 Sept 1944. This badge has the door and a cliped tai...  read more

Code: 52060

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A superb and neatly used (removed from uniform) 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division formation badge

A superb and neatly used (removed from uniform) 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division formation badge

This is a good example of a nice used embroided formation badge to the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division. The Division is well known for their action during the Normandy campaigns. The badge is in a nice used condition.  read more

Code: 52059

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A attractive (not so often seen type) Airborne - arms of service strip -

A attractive (not so often seen type) Airborne - arms of service strip -

This is a superb example of a attractive (not so often seen type) Airborne arms of service strip. These strips were introduced at the end of 1942 and were in use by a mix of Parachute and Glider trained soldiers of the 1st, 6th and the Canadian Airborne Troops till the end of 1944. There is a variation of types and makers of these Airborne strips. This one has a thick lettering and a sort of b...  read more

Code: 52058

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A superb (difficult to find) mid war period - on felt - un-issued British Glider trained Infantry qualification badge

A superb (difficult to find) mid war period - on felt - un-issued British Glider trained Infantry qualification badge

This is a perfect example of a very attractive so called 'Gliderpatch'. These badges (BoBD 2125) were made by a London based Company called Hand & Co. in May 1942 who had designed an oval cloth badge depicting a light blue Horsa glider on a khaki backing for the newly formed Airlanding Brigade. The Company had the badge in full production by June 1942. The badge was to be worn in a postition up...  read more

Code: 52057

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A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical early British made Number 9 Commando shoulder title

A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical early British made Number 9 Commando shoulder title

This a great example of a superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made Number 9 Commando shoulder title. No. 9 Commando undertook its first raid on the nights of 22/23 November 1941 against Houlgate in France Operation Sunstar on the French coast at Houlgate. The raid was a success and they landed and evacuated without any loss. The next operation men from No. 9 were involved in wa...  read more

Code: 52056

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A very attractive - nicely worn and issued - No.1 Commando shoulder title

A very attractive - 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 Nort...  read more

Code: 52055

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A superb (typical so called Brabant weef Dutch made) 21st Army Group GHQ and Lines of Communication Troops badge

A superb (typical so called Brabant weef Dutch made) 21st Army Group GHQ and Lines of Communication Troops badge

This is a good example of a (typical so called Brabant weef Dutch made) 21st Army Group GHQ and Lines of Communication Troops badge. The 21st Army Group was a British headquarters formation formed during the Second World War. It controlled two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of the British Second Army and the First Canadian Army. Established in London during July 1...  read more

Code: 52054

20.00 EUR

A very attractive - and not so aften seen variation - typical British made parachute qualification wing

A very attractive - and not so aften seen variation - typical British made parachute qualification wing

This is superb example of a - not so aften seen variation - typical British made parachute qualification wing. The parachute qualification wing was introduced in early 1941 for everyone who had passed the Parachute Training school located at Ringway near Manchester Airport. These wings came in different shapes and sizes. The parachute qualification wing was issued after the soldier had qualifie...  read more

Code: 52053

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A attractive set of badges - still on a piece of battle dress - to the British 21st Army Group

A attractive set of badges - still on a piece of battle dress - to the British 21st Army Group

This is a great example of a attractive set of badges - still on a piece of battle dress - to the British 21st Army Group. The 21st Army Group was a British headquarters formation formed during the Second World War. It controlled two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of the British Second Army and the First Canadian Army. Established in London during July 1943, under...  read more

Code: 52052

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A attractive - early '50 - Territorial Army APJI (Assistant Parachute Jumping Instructors) qualification wing

A attractive - early '50 - Territorial Army APJI (Assistant Parachute Jumping Instructors) qualification wing

This is a perfect example (BoBD 5052) of a early issue (from 1955 onwards) cotton on felt with a white cloth backing. Army Personnel attached to the Royal Air Force for the purposes of training parachutists were designated as Assistant Parachute Jump Instructors and wore this proficiency badge on the upper right arm. Authorised by ACI 25 in 1955.  read more

Code: 52051

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A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made Canadian Postal Corps shoulder title

A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made Canadian Postal Corps shoulder title

This is a superb example of a - albeit regrettably single - typical British made Canadian Postal Corps shoulder title. The white lettering on this title reflects the lettering first approved for the CPC distinctions worn over formation patches. In March 1941 CPC had received permission for white letters on 1 Corps and 1 & 2 Division formation patches but they later adopted gold letters for dist...  read more

Code: 52050

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A attractive - Canadian made - Calgary Highlanders cap badge

A attractive - Canadian made - Calgary Highlanders cap badge

This is a superb example of - Canadian made - Calgary Highlanders cap badge. In September 1940, the 1st Battalion arrived in England. 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 Verri√®res Ridge, along with the Black Watch, in which the regiment took heavy casualties. The unit saw ex...  read more

Code: 52049

35.00 EUR

A superb plastic i.e bakelite made all ranks Reconnassiance Corps cap badge

A superb plastic i.e bakelite 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 gro...  read more

Code: 52048

90.00 EUR

A superb - albeit regrettably single - mid war period white on black embroided commando shoulder title

A superb - albeit regrettably single - mid war period white on black embroided commando shoulder title

This is a great example of a superb - albeit regrettably single - early white on black embroided commando shoulder title (BoBD 2049). According to Jon Mills these white on black Commando titles were worn by the French commando's until joining No.10 Commando. A nice commando title in a un-issued condition.  read more

Code: 52047

45.00 EUR

A attractive - and naturally single - so called early post war (late '40 early '50) parachute qualification wing

A attractive - and naturally single - so called early post war (late '40 early '50) parachute qualification wing

I recently uncovered a small stack of 5 - fully identical and truly - virtually mint i.e. unissued - examples of a so called early post war (late '40 early '50) parachute qualification wing. The parachute qualification wing was introduced in early 1941 for everyone who had passed the Parachute Training school located at Ringway near Manchester Airport. These wings came in different shapes and s...  read more

Code: 52046

30.00 EUR

A free Dutch Forces Officers gilded (British made Gaunt London marked) Nederland cap badge

A free Dutch Forces Officers gilded (British made Gaunt London marked) Nederland cap badge

This is a superb example of a - British made - Officers Nederland cap badge die-stamped in gilded metal complete with the slider on the reverse stamped with makers mark J R Gaunt London.  read more

Code: 52045

25.00 EUR

A attractive (mid war period) un-issued No.6 Commando shoulder title

A attractive (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 ...  read more

Code: 52044

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A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made (with a glue ie paste backing) Number 9 Commando shoulder title

A superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made (with a glue ie paste backing) Number 9 Commando shoulder title

This a great example of a superb - albeit regrettably single - typical British made (with a glue ie paste backing) Number 9 Commando shoulder title. No. 9 Commando undertook its first raid on the nights of 22/23 November 1941 against Houlgate in France Operation Sunstar on the French coast at Houlgate. The raid was a success and they landed and evacuated without any loss. The next operation men...  read more

Code: 52043

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A superb plastic i.e bakelite made all ranks Reconnassiance Corps cap badge

A superb plastic i.e bakelite 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 gro...  read more

Code: 52042

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