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A nice British made i.e printed Belgium Town Plan booklet

A nice British made i.e printed Belgium Town Plan booklet

This is a nice 11/43 dated British made i.e printed Belgium Town Plan booklet. The booklet shows the maps of the most Belgium and Luxembourg towns. Its measuring 15.5cm by 20.5cm and has 72 pages. Not seen before.

Code: 51470

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A British pattern Mk IV Rectangular Service Protractor for the '38 Pattern webbing map case

A British pattern Mk IV Rectangular Service Protractor for the '38 Pattern webbing map case

I was lucky enough to find last week three identical examples of a British pattern Mk IV Rectangular Service Protractor for the '38 Pattern webbing map case. The A Mk IV was the last, special design of British military rectangular protractor. Later protractors were transparent and semi-circular. The earliest ones were reinforced in the ivorine with metal mesh and carried the patent number 361012/30 so it presumably replaced the AIII about 1930. Later ivorine ones were not reinforced and the one pictured is one of those. The scales on one side, from top to bottom are: yards 1 inch = 1 mile; yards 1/4 inch = 1 mile; miles 1/4 inch = 1 mile; yards 1:20,000; metres 1/4 inch = 1 mile; metres 1 inch = 1 mile. On the other side below the protractor scales are: metres 1:80,000; metres 1:25,000; miles 1:250,000; yards 1:250,000; yards 1:50,000; yards 1:25,000. I can offer them for an attractive price (they are of course priced per single piece!). Please do note that this item does not show 'sold' before the last item has been sold.

Code: 51469

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A nice example of a embroidered Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title

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 paste i.e glue backing. A nice dark blue on light blue and in a nice and un-issued condition with a small moth nip to the top.

Code: 51468

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A nice British made hand embroided West Nova Scotia Regiment shoulder title

A nice British made hand embroided West Nova Scotia Regiment shoulder title

This is a keen example of a British made hand embroided West Nova Scotia Regiment shoulder title. Originated 8 October 1869 in Paradise, Nova Scotia, as The First Regiment of Annapolis County Volunteers. The regiment mobilized as The West Nova Scotia Regiment, CASF for active service on 1 September 1939. The unit then embarked for Great Britain on 21 December 1939. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The West Nova Scotia Regiment, CASF on 7 November 1940. It landed in Sicily on 10 July 1943, and in Italy on 3 September 1943, as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. On 19 March 1945, the battalion moved with the I Canadian Corps to North West Europe, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 October 1945. On 1 June 1945, a second Active Force component of the regiment was mobilized for service in the Pacific theatre of operations designated as the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The West Nova Scotia Regiment), CASF. Following VJ-Day the battalion was disbanded on 1 November 1945. This example is in a perfect issued condition. Harder to find these days.

Code: 51467

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A nice British made printed i.e canvas 49th Loyal Edmonton Regiment shoulder title

A nice British made printed i.e canvas 49th Loyal Edmonton Regiment shoulder title

This is a great example of a British made printed i.e canvas 49th Loyal Edmonton Regiment shoulder title. The regiment mobilized The Edmonton Regiment, CASF for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, CASF on 7 November 1940; and as the 1st Battalion, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment on 7 July 1943. On 22 December 1939, it embarked for Great Britain. "D" Company participated in the expedition to the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen on 25 August 1941, and the battalion landed in Sicily on 10 July and Italy on 3 September 1943, as part of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The unit landed in France on 15 March 1945 as part of OPERATION GOLDFLAKE, on its way to the North West Europe theatre of operations, in which it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion disbanded on 15 October 1945. This example is in a nice and un-issued condition. Getting harder to find.

Code: 51466

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A nice British made The Royal Canadian Regiment printed i.e canvas shoulder title

A nice British made The Royal Canadian Regiment printed i.e canvas shoulder title

This is a nice example of a British made The Royal Canadian Regiment shoulder title. When war was declared on September 10, the RCR had already been allocated to the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, a formation made up entirely of Ontario units. Moving to the United Kingdom in December 1939 as a component of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, the RCR saw hard training for almost four years. On 10 July 1943, the RCR landed at Pachino in the opening waves of the Allied invasion of Sicily. The RCR fought in several battles of the Italian campaign, including key engagements in the Moro River valley near Ortona in December 1943. During 1944, the regiment took part the Battle of Monte Cassino in attacks on German defensive lines called the Hitler Line and later the Gothic Line. The regiment was transferred to northwest Europe in February 1945 during Operation Goldflake and took part in the liberation the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. The regiment received 28 battle honours for its participation in the Second World War. The regiment returned home to Canada in 1945.

Code: 51465

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A nice example of Get Tough ! by Major W.E. Fairbairn

A nice example of Get Tough ! by Major W.E. Fairbairn

This is a good example of a 1943 dated nicely used Get Tough ! by Major W.E. Fairbairn. The father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Capt. W. E. Fairbairn, taught the famed British Commandos from this classic, long-out-of-print manual on unarmed combat. Known for his "get tough" attitude, Fairbairn designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies. Due it's age this copy is in a nicely issued condition.

Code: 51464

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A nice un-issued British made Canadian Carleton & York Regiment embroided patse i.e glue backing shoulder title

A nice un-issued British made Canadian Carleton & York Regiment embroided patse i.e glue backing shoulder title

This is a need example of a nice un-issued British made Canadian Carleton & York Regiment embroided shoulder title. The Carleton and York Regiment mobilized on 1 September 1939. It embarked for Britain on 9 December 1939. Lt.-Col. Ganong took it to England and had the distinction of heading the first Canadian battalion to set foot on English soil. After three and a half years, it participated in the invasion of Sicily in July-August, 1943, after landing in Sicily on 10 July 1943. In 3 September 1943, the Regiment participated in the invasion of the Italian mainland, as an assault battalion in the leading brigade, as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division, fighting as part of the British 8th Army. From December 1943, until March 1945, the Carleton and York Regiment was engaged in a serious of intense and costly battles, including Ortona, the Gothic Line, and the Liri Valley. On 16 March 1945, it moved to North-West Europe as part of Operation Goldflake, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 30 September 1945 This example is in a nice un-issued condition with a minor moth nip in the lower C.

Code: 51463

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A British made Canadian Dental Corps printed i.e canvas shoulder title

A British made Canadian Dental Corps printed i.e canvas shoulder title

This is a perfect example of a British made Canadian Dental Corps printed i.e canvas shoulder title. The history of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps can be traced back to the Boer War in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. For the first time, Canadian dental surgeons operated in a theatre of war. They were attached to the Canadian Army Medical Corps but had no Army status during this time. Between the two World Wars the Dental Corps was little more than a number of individual dental officers scattered thinly throughout the Canadian Army.
In 1938 the Canadian Dental Association then successfully lobbied the Minister of National Defence to create an independent defence dental service. Subsequently the Canadian Army Dental Corps was replaced by the Canadian Dental Corps (CDC) under the command of a 'Chief Dental Officer'. The CDA nominated Doctor Frank Lott to be the Director of the new CDC and he was subsequently appointed Lieutenant Colonel and Director Dental Services. The word ‘Army’ was removed from the name in recognition of the tri-service role of the Dental Corps. At the end of WWII the Canadian Dental Corps had a strength of over 5000 members, over half of whom had deployed overseas. This example is in a perfect un-issued condition.

Code: 51462

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A scarce and difficult to find small Horlicks Ration tin

A scarce and difficult to find small Horlicks Ration tin

This is a nice example of a sought after and difficult to find Horlicks 24 hour ration tin. This type is more diffulcult to find than his big brother. The tin is in a overall good and slightly used condition. A nice and sought after ration tin.

Code: 51461

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