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Army Air Corps Parachute Squadron Red Beret, Anodised Cap Badge and DZ Backing Flash

A rare example of the pattern worn by members of 664 & 658 Parachute Squadrons Army Air Corps during the 1970's. The red beret with anodised Army Air Corps cap badge set onto a nylon miniature of the units DZ badge. The interior retaining NATO issue label of the early style with UK head size. Later issue, late 1970's 1980's would have NATO standard head size details. Slight age wear and a few small moth nips, but overall in good condition and rare.

See British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock. Page 219 states worn by these two Squadrons from 1973 until 1977 only.

In 1973, ‘Parachute’ had been incorporated in to the Squadron title, as most of the aircrew and LAD were trained parachutists and everyone wore the Red Beret. With the disbandment of the Parachute Brigade on 1 April 1977, these entitlements were withdrawn. As the 2i/c, Tony McMahon noted:

‘ In March 1977 the squadron exchanged its red berets for the AAC berets on a small parade outside the squadron hangar, with many a tear shed by those who held the para association dear. In fact, there was one REME SNCO who took it so badly that he avoided wearing blue beret whenever he could..."

See also the following url: http://www.656squadron.org/history/farnborough/

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Code: 58369Price:


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1908 - 1914 Pre WW1 Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Officer 's Full Dress Tunic - Simply Fantastic

A stunning Officer’s scarlet 1880 pattern tunic with silver plated buttons, all present and correct, and plated bullion epaulettes with bullion "T"'s for Territorial and bullion rank pips for the rank of Lieutenant.

Extremely rare reverse colours collar bullion badges, silver bullion with gilt devices. Gosling green facings with Austrian knots to cuff. Bright colour and great condition for age, quilted interior. A few minor marks and the tiniest of surface wear but no holes or repairs. This was quite a slight chap so you will need a small/adjustable mannequin for display.

Regret I will only post to a UK address, cheque or bank transfer preferred on this item.

Coll.

Code: 58313Price: 550.00 GBP


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Stunning Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Officer 's Full Dress Tunic

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Code: 58312Price: On Request


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Scarce WW2 Royal Navy Sailor / Ratings Uniform - H.M. Submarines Cap Tally and Photo - all attributed to K. Pegler

All of these naval items came together including the photo. The cap tally was badly knotted and marked with blanco, which I have gently cleaned and lightly pressed. It is very much a working rig, with some yellowing, occasional stains and sun fade. The cap is bruised and battered, the jersey has a few small snag holes to it, complete with Nelson collar, white top and original bell bottom pants, plus his ditty bag with threads, a needle and with a Leading Seaman's bullion patch. All as originally found and scarce. Full stop after "submarines" on the cap tally.

Will post to a UK address without issue, but please ask for a quote if wanting this sent overseas. Regret unable to post to the USA on account of textile important nonsense.

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Code: 58307Price: 95.00 GBP


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Additional Photos Scarce WW2 Royal Navy Ratings Uniform - H.M. Submarines Cap Tally and Photo - all attributed to K. Pegler

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Code: 58306Price: On Request


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Korean War vintage United Nations ( UN ) Peacekeeper 's Beret with Enamel UN Badge

The vendor told me this was the property of a Royal Northumberland Fusilier who served in Korea, which would date it to the early 1950s. Unfortunately he could not recall the chap's name. No makers marks or personal details on the beret. Badge has some slight enamel loss to top outer ring, gilt still bright. No moth, stains or damage to outside. Some signs of having been worn to the inside, but a good clean beret overall.

Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale.

Coll.

Code: 58309Price: 30.00 GBP


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Scottish Regiment Officer 's Tam O' Shanter Cap Beret

In good condition with no moth, tears or damage. Leather lined sweat band. Feint makers mark details show this to have been made by Umbro. Only fault appears to be a fade mark across the top of the beret from storage or sunlight. Will fit a small head only, circa 52 cm in circumference.

Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale.

Comm FB

Code: 58308Price: 28.00 GBP


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Early Rifle Volunteer Officer 's Forage Cap found in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, most likely 7th Durham City Rifle Volunteers

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Code: 58310Price: On Request


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Early Rifle Volunteer Officer 's Forage Cap found in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, most likely 7th Durham City Rifle Volunteers

1855 pattern black wool forge cap with flat peak and rifle green braid and top knot. Label to inside gives military outfitters details as G Phillips, Army & Navy Outfitters, Stonehouse. Leather lining still present and silk purple lining present but perished in places.

Has seem some service, as determined from the worn and grubby interior, but otherwise it has held its shape and has only minor moth traces except for a bad patch of damage to the top left front of the cap (see photos). Dark green braided lace and dark green top button. Bullion bugle badge sewn to front is the original and also in very good condition.

According to the owner, found in the early 1990s in a box in a loft in a house in Houghton-le-spring, County Durham. An amazingly scarce item and most likely attributable to one of the Durham Rifle Volunteer Units who wore Rifle Green, making this more than likely the property of an officer who served with the 7th Durham City Rifle Volunteers, who were nicknamed locally as the ' Black Watch '.

The 7th became the 4th Durham Rifle Volunteers in 1880 and then the 4th V.B. Durham Light Infantry in 1887, and 8th Territorial Battalion DLI in 1908.

Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale.

Comm FB

Code: 58311Price: 285.00 GBP


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Scarce Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Territorial Battalion Officer 's Side Cap and Silver Plated South Africa Scroll Cap Badge

Crown to reverse of badge stamped "P" for silver plated and with maker's name JR Gaunt London. Badge has two lugs (e-w) and is secured behind the sewn-in lining, which makes cleaning the badge difficult, but also stops it going walkies! it is lightly tarnished and needs a good clean.

One silver plated cap button to front ( the other sadly is missing). This is King's crown and is a particularly scarce button. Named in the lining to " J. J. March ". Cap in very good condition.

Condition report - one button missing, minor moth pin prick holes x2, slight moth edge nibble to rim, one small thread for retaining side hook broken. Displays really well from outside, just needs that extra button!

Sold to CT

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