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Normandy June 1944 - WW2 59th ( Staffordshire ) Infantry Division Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign - 2nd Pattern

Small embroidered pit head badge. Rectangular, circa 4.2cm by 3.2cm. Some mothing and holes to blue felt backing, mainly on edges. Removed from uniform, acceptable condition but seen better days. Comprised of Staffordshire Territorial units and joined 21st Army Group for the Invasion of Europe. served as part of the 21st Army Group during the early stages of the Battle of Normandy a few weeks after the D-Day landings, and following heavy fighting in the advance to take the City of Caen, the Division virtually ceased to exist.

Comm FB

Code: 59915Price: 25.00 GBP


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Normandy June 1944 - Czech Independent Armoured Brigade Group Woven Cloth Formation Sign

In very good condition. A red cross on a pale blue shield, with the white lion rampant of Bohemia super-imposed on the cross. Scarce.

This Czechoslovakian brigade was formed and trained in England, and took part in the operations in North-West Europe as part of 21st Army Group, landing in Normandy in late June 1944.

Cole p158 refers.

D44.18

Code: 59914Price: 175.00 GBP


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D-Day + 1 - 7th June 1944 - 5th battalion Cameron Highlanders / 152nd Brigade / 51st ( Highland ) Division / Battledress Combination

Printed formation sign with woven tartan flash above and red felt service strip below, on battledress panel with some glue / paper traces stuck to reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1940 - 1945.

In August 1940 the 5th Battalion The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders were posted to the newly reformed 152nd Brigade and took part in Battles in North Africa and Italy. Before returning to the UK in preparation for D-Day. They landed in Normandy 7th June 1940, and had a key role in major ops at Caen, Falise Gap, Seine, and Ardennes, and fighting across Northern Europe.

Comm GrH

Code: 59912Price: 185.00 GBP


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D-Day 6th June 1944 - 79th Armoured Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign - Hobarts Funnies

5cm sides, triangular printed formation sign, removed from uniform but generally in very good condition. Scarce.

Bull 's head on a yellow triangle. Part of 21st.Army Group, they landed in Normandy on D-Day as a specially equipped assault formation. In the thick of it, in all the heavy fighting right up until the end of the War. With much of their armour being converted into "Flails" "Kangaroos" "Crocodiles" and "Buffaloes" they were known as Hobart's Funnies, they were equipped with Flails (for mine clearance), Crocodiles ( flamethrowers ), Buffaloes ( amphibious carriers ), Kangaroos (for giving the infantry a lift) and included a specialist Assault Brigade of Royal Engineers. Worn by among others the war raised 22nd Dragoon Guards.

Comm FB

Code: 59909Price: 45.00 GBP


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Post WW2 - Kings Liverpool Regiment cloth pagri / bush hat badge

One edge nibble otherwise in good condition with residue of four tape strips to reverse. Introduced in 1945 for wear on the new “jungle cap” (the floppy thing anglers wear). There are photographs of King’s Regt in Korea wearing this version.
It was still being worn in Kenya in early 1960s. Thank you to Julian for the information.

Comm FB

Code: 59905Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 King 's Own ( Royal Lancaster Regiment ) Printed / Shoulder Title Battledress Combination

Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment printed shoulder title above a horizontal single felt battalion strip and a printed blue and yellow regimental designation strip for the King's Own, all as sewn to its original battledress sleeve backing.

Comm GrH

Code: 59869Price: 100.00 GBP


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WW2 56th ( London ) Division / Queen 's Regiment Combination Printed Shoulder Title and Embroidered Formation Sign on K.D. Slip-on

An embroidered black cat on rectangle above a sewn on printed Queen 's white on red shoulder title. Reverse shows evidence of having been glued into an album at some time otherwise in good worn condition. .

The 56th London Division fought in the Middle East, Sicily and Italy

Comm GrH

Code: 59868Price: 45.00 GBP


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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH) Flash / 40th Infantry Division Formation Sign Mounted on Tropical KD Green Cloth Panel Combination

A rare early 1950s Korean War combination, embroidered A&SH flash above a printed 40th Infantry Division Cockerel (facing right) with a top loop in cloth and two original press studs to reverse. Most probably made up locally in Hong Kong before proceeding to Korea.

Comm GrH

Code: 59866Price: 125.00 GBP


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WW2 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Tartan Flash / 2nd Division Battledress Combination, worn 1944-45 only

Mounted on Battledress panel, printed formation sign, 2 AOS stripes and a Cameron tartan regimental flash with a red vertical felt bar to the centre, presumably representing the company. Some sun fading to red of the felt and tartan patch and some wear to the printed 2nd Division formation sign. Otherwise in very good condition and a scarce item.

Comm GrH

Code: 59865Price: 225.00 GBP


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53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division / Womens Royal Army Corps (WRAC) Combination

An unusual combination as worn by a W.R.A.C sergeant. White on Beech Brown embroidered shoulder title above the red on khaki embroidered " W " of 53rd Infantry Division above sergeants chevrons all still affixed to the top part of a khaki blouse sleeve. Cold War item. One small hole in centre of blouse material which is visible when held up to the light

E27.10

Code: 59839Price: 95.00 GBP

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