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Nice condition pre war/war time Officers bronze cap badge to the South Staffordshire Regiment with its orginal Holland Patch backing

Nice condition pre war/war time Officers bronze cap badge to the South Staffordshire Regiment with its orginal Holland Patch backing

This is a good example of a pre war/war time bronze Officers cap badge to the South Staffordshire Regiment. It has two lugs on the back with its original cotter pin and has maker marked. The badge is in a perfect and almost un-used condition. A nice badge of high quality and difficult to find these days.

Code: 51531

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A nice issued and mid war period standard British parachute qualification wing

A nice issued and mid war period standard British parachute qualification wing

This a fine example of a standard British made mid war period 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 qualified for them after 8 jumps. 2 from a balloon and 6 from a aircraft. This wing is in a nicely issued condition.

Code: 51530

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A good example of a mid war period un-issued matching set of No.6 Commando shoulder titles

A good example of a mid war period un-issued matching set of No.6 Commando shoulder titles

This is a neat example of a mid war period un-issued matching set of No.6 Commando shoulder titles. 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: 51529

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A typical British made Canadian shoulder title to the British Columbia Regiment

A typical British made Canadian shoulder title to the British Columbia Regiment

This is a neat rexample of a typical British made Canadian shoulder title to the British Columbia Regiment. The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles) was called out at 4:15 a.m. on August 26, 1939, two weeks prior to the official declaration of war by the Canadian governor general. The British Columbia Regiment trained in Canada until January 1942, when it was announced that the 4th Division would become an armoured division. As a result, the unit was re-designated as the 28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment), and its officers and men were sent to England for training. In August 1943, Lieutenant-Colonel D.G. Worthington became the commanding officer of the regiment. In October, the regiment began to receive the M4 Sherman tanks, gradually replacing the Canadian-made Ram tanks, which had been in use for training. Following the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day, the regiment landed in France on July 23. The regiment saw its first action in the Second World War during Operation Totalize, on August 8, 1944. After the closing of the Falaise Pocket, the regiment participated in the pursuit of retreating German forces into Belgium, as part of the First Canadian Army. In October, as part of the Battle of the Scheldt, the regiment, as part of the First Canadian Army, took part in the essential task of clearing out the Scheldt Estuary to make the approach to the port of Antwerp safe for operation. The regiment finished the war in Germany, after crossing the Rhine in April 1945. The regiment captured the town of Neuenhaus and administered it for a brief period. The final action of the war involved crossing the Kusten Canal on April 17, 1945. This example is in a nice condition with some minor moth nips.

Code: 51528

35.00 EUR


A nice British made Canadian shoulder title to The Calgary Regiment

A nice British made Canadian shoulder title to The Calgary Regiment

This is a nice example of a nice British made Canadian shoulder title to The Calgary Regiment. 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. The shoulder title is in a nice and un-issued condition.

Code: 51527

35.00 EUR


A nicely issued pre 1953 RAF (Royal Air Force) AM (Air Ministry) Air Crew Type B Special Ration tin

A nicely issued pre 1953 RAF (Royal Air Force) AM (Air Ministry) Air Crew Type B Special Ration tin

This is a good example of a issued pre 1953 RAF (Royal Air Force) AM (Air Ministry) Air Crew Type B Special Ration tin. Issued to air crew as an ‘in flight treat’, which in its day would have carried boiled sweats and chewing gum etc. Tin with minor scratching and surface abrasing….content sadly long gone.

Code: 51526

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A nice British made embroided Canadian Provost Corps shoulder title

A nice British made embroided Canadian Provost Corps shoulder title

This is a neat example of a nice wartime British made embroided Canadian Provost Corps shoulder title. In mid June 1940, the Canadian Provost Corps was officially born out of 1 Provost Company. For most of 1940, 1 Provost Company was stationed in England, but was involved in the battles during the fall of France. The Canadian Provost Corps Training Centre operated from November 1942 to May 1946, training a total of 1,897 all ranks. During World War II, most of the Canadian Army in England was stationed at Aldershot. The corps saw action for the first time on 18 August 1942 in the Dieppe Raid. During 1943, 1 Provost Company became involved in operations in Sicily and after the crossing into Italy on 3 September 1943, the company continued its support of the I Canadian Corps as part of the Eighth Army as Allied forces crept northwards from the toe of Italy. The Canadians were part of twenty-four provost and traffic control companies and two Special Investigation Branch sections that were attached to the Eighth Army.
Shortly after the Normandy landings in June 1944, the 2nd Canadian Line of Communications (LoC) Provost HQ and six sections were deployed in Northern France on traffic control duties. 1 Provost Company also saw action at Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. On 18 October 1945, 1 Provost Company was de-activated when it was repatriated to Canada. This example is in a perfect un-issued condtion.

Code: 51525

35.00 EUR


A perfect example of a typical British made Canadian The Lake Superior Regiment embroided shoulder title

A perfect example of a typical British made Canadian The Lake Superior Regiment embroided shoulder title

This is a neat example of a typical British made Canadian The Lake Superior Regiment embroided shoulder title. The regiment mobilized The Lake Superior Regiment, CASF, on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Lake Superior Regiment, CASF, on 7 November 1940 and as the 1st Battalion, The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), CASF, on 26 January 1942. It embarked for Britain on 22 August 1942. On 26 and 27 July 1944, it landed in France as part of the 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division, and it continued to fight in northwest Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion disbanded on 15 February 1946. This title is in a perfect un-issued condition.

Code: 51524

35.00 EUR


A nice un-issued and embroided British made Canadian Governor General's Footguards shoulder title

A nice un-issued and embroided British made Canadian Governor General's Footguards shoulder title

This is a neat example of a nice un-issued British made embroided Canadian Governor General's Footguards shoulder title. The Governor General's Foot Guards originated in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 June 1872 as the 1st Battalion Governor General's Foot Guards. Details from the regiment were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939 for local protection duties. The details were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment mobilized The Governor General's Foot Guards, CASF, for active service on 24 May 1940. On 26 January 1942, it was converted to armour. It embarked for Great Britain on 23 September 1942. On 24 July 1944, it landed in France as part of the 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. This example is in a nice and n-issued condition.

Code: 51523

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A nice and unissued set of British made embroided Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers shoulder titles

A nice and unissued set of British made embroided Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers shoulder titles

This is neat example of nice and unissued set British made embroided Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers, 5th Canadian Armoured Division, shoulder titles. As an officially constituted unit of Canada, The Princess Louise Fusiliers were authorized in 1867. During the unit's history, it has undergone several name changes. The onset of World War II saw more action for the Fusiliers, when they were sent to Italy as part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. The regiment fielded two machine gun companies, the 11th Independent MG Coy. in support of the 11th Infantry Brigade, and the 12th Independent MG Coy. in support of the 12th Infantry Brigade. In British and Commonwealth armoured divisions of that period, independent MG coys. consisted of a HQ platoon, plus one platoon operating Browning .50 cal. heavy MGs and a second platoon operating 107mm heavy mortars; they were heavy direct-fire support units. In February 1945 the 5th Armoured was transferred from Italy to Belgium, and these two companies participated in the liberation of the Netherlands from late March to the German surrender. During the conflict, the regiment received nine more battle honours, bringing their total count to 16. This set is in a perfect un-issued condition.

Code: 51522

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