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Korean War HMS Theseus -17th Carrier Group Christmas Card 1950 Hong Kong
A locally made Christmas card for this veteran of the Korean War dated 1950, when she was heavily engaged in operations against the North Koreans. Photo of the ship to the inside. Signed from "Your loving son Derek". In very good condition.
This carrier's aircraft flew over 4,000 operations during the Korean War and won the battle honour Korea 1950 - 1951. See the video of their triumphant homecoming at this this url:
During her fourth operational patrol, which began in the middle of December 1950, aircraft from Theseus sighted and fired on numerous land vehicles in the north of the separated country, in what was a typical winter scene, with heavy snow covering the area. The destruction was extensive with many vehicles being destroyed. Soon afterwards Chinese troops became the target of heavy attacks from the carrier's aircraft, which after the end of their fourth tour had completed over 1,630 hours in the air and fired over 1,400 rockets.
She took part in the Suez crisis of 1956 and was subsequently broken up at Inverkeithing in 1962.
Code: 58436Price: 22.00 GBP
WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Hood Battalion Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt Tablet
Cap Badge only offered here for sale. The collar badge is included only for purposes of scale and interest. Cap Badge is circa 4cm tall and the tablet is the thin JR Gaunt London tablet.
Reserved for RC
WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Drake Battalion Brass Shoulder Title
Two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse. Some minor staining to front.
Reserved for RC
WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Howe Battalion Brass Shoulder Title
Two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse.
Reserved for RC
WW1 RND Royal Naval Division - Collingwood Battalion Brass Shoulder Title
An extremely scarce shoulder title. Two original lugs to the reverse but this have been squashed, one more so than the other.
Code: 58236Price: 485.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Naval Division RND Hood Battalion Brass Collar Badge - Gaunt Tablet
A scarce brass collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Thin maker's tablet to reverse J.R.Gaunt London. Circa 3.2cm tall. Dark toned but in good condition.
WW1 RMLI ( Royal Marine Light Infantry ) Brass Shoulder Title
A brass shoulder title with 2 original hexagonal fixing loops to the reverse. Worn until 1923.
Westlake No 1597 refers.
Code: 58114Price: 18.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Navy ( RN ) Hostilities Cap Tally ' HMS '
Removed from cap, and still with its tiddly bow intact. Some minor service wear and creasing. Circa 20 inches ( 51cm ) in length.
Code: 57964Price: 12.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Naval Air Service ( R.N.A.S. ) Armoured Car Section Collar / Lapel Badge
A scarce bronzed collar badge with two original loops to the reverse as worn by the R.N.A.S. Armoured Car Section during WW1 from 1916 onwards. It depicts an Armoured Car to the centre of a crowned oval. Circa 4.1cm wide and 4.7cm tall. In good condition.
Code: 57938Price: 120.00 GBP
WW2 DEMS Embroided Red on Black Cloth Sleeve Badge
DEMS stood for ' Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships '. Scarce WW2 only issue with no moth or other damage.
Code: 57728Price: 68.00 GBP
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