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WW2 Czechoslovak Artillery in England 1942 White Metal Breast Badge
Die-stamped silvered bronze, circa 28mm wide x 35 mm tall, vertical pinback and C clasp, pin bent but still functional, very minor silvering wear, in very good condition. There are named Miller varieties for 1940, but the 1942 versions are not found named.
On hold for Roman
Code: 58487Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 Czechoslovakia Forces in UK Cap Badge
A brass alloy cap badge with original blade fixings (cut short). Otherwise in very good condition.
Reserved for Roman
WW2 Home Front - York City Enamel Crest Mounted on a Gilding Metal Spitfire Fighter Pin Badge Booch
An attractive and unusual find, with the enamel crest added. In good condition with original pin but C clasp is bent otherwise in good condition with some small scratches to enamel, but enamel intact. Wing span circa 4cm.
A scarce original wartime example for the "City of York", sold to raise funds to buy Royal Air Force fighter plane during Second World War.
Code: 58465Price: 45.00 GBP
Matched Pair of WW2 Northumberland Home Guard ( HG ) Printed Cloth Designation Flashes
Removed from uniform and therefore worn condition. Would have been worn with separate numbers above. Scarce.
Code: 58381Price: 60.00 GBP
WW2 Czechoslovakia Forces in UK Officer 's Bronze Cap Badge
A bronze cap badge with fixings now absent. A card square glued to reverse. Otherwise in good condition.
WW2 Home Front - Belgian Forces in UK Patriotic Cockade Rondel Pin Lapel Badge
Enamel with pin fitting to reverse. Some damage to enamel otherwise in good condition and of WW2 vintage.
Code: 58225Price: 15.00 GBP
Post WW2 - Mixed Services Organisation Cap Badge and Long Service Award
Two items relating the post WW2 Mixed Service Organisation ( MSO ). A circular gilt cap badge with two original loops to the reverse (some paper stuck to reverse). Circa 4.3cm in diameter and a long service award breast badge with original functional pin and fixings.
The MSO was a civilian arm of the British Army of the Rhine ( BAOR ) which employed displaced persons as drivers, clerks, mechanics and guards.
Originally formed as watchman and labour units in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War the MSO employed citizens of Eastern European nations occupied by the Soviets. These former prisoners of war, concentration camp inmates and forced labourers were left in western sectors of occupied Germany at the end of the war and chose not to return to their countries of origin. Whilst some displaced persons only worked with the organisation for a short time others stayed until retirement age. The MSO was organised in a structure similar to British Colonial Units, with a British Commanding Officer and senior Non-commissioned officers operating over a 'native' officer and NCO structure. Whilst the Transport Service was disbanded in the late 1980s the MSO Guard and Labour Services continued into the 1990s using guest labour from Turkey, Pakistan and other Non-EU Countries.
Members of the MSO were known affectionately as "Mojos" by British servicemen.
Code: 58219Price: 20.00 GBP
Post WW2 - Control Commission Germany Large Gilt Cap Badge with two Gilt CCG buttons
A large gilt cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm across. In very good condition with two good quality gilt buttons, one large and the other medium sized.
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of "Local Government". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
Code: 58218Price: 18.00 GBP
Post WW2 - Control Commission Germany Large Bronzed Cap Badge
A large cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm across. In good condition.
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of " Local Government ". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
Code: 58217Price: 10.00 GBP
2nd Battalion Northumberland Home Guard Formation Designation And Shoulder Title Set
Totally original and removed from uniform, all came together. Tatty from wear, but ND seems particularly hard to come by. 1st pattern embroidered St Oswalds Shields as worn by Home Guard units in Northumberland.
Code: 58198Price: 145.00 GBP
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