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British Army - Uncut matched facing pair of printed 51st Independent Infantry Brigade Cloth Formation Signs, circa 1950s
In good condition, with minor rust mark to the reverse. Circa 11.5cm wide (both) and 5.7cm tall.
Featured in 'Uniforms of the WWII Tommy" by David B. Gordon. However, there was no 51 Brigade in WW2 and the date of formation and the history of this particular formation is obscure. It may have been created in the Canal Zone in the spring of 1955. Between June and October 1955 Brigade HQ is noted as forming part of the First Border Expedition in Aden. However, the Brigade is also noted as arriving in Cyprus from the Canal Zone in August 1955. It is still listed there in April 1957. In January 1962 the Brigade appears to have been in UK when it was merged with 63 Gurkha Brigade to form 51 Gurkha Brigade. Scarce.
Code: 59731Price: 25.00 GBP
North Wales District Midland West District ( Western Command ) Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign
Small embroidered red on green felt circle, circa 3.5cm in diameter. Has some bluetack to reverse otherwise in very good condition with no damage or mothing.
Code: 59658Price: 15.00 GBP
WW2 21st Army Group ( GHQ and L of C Troops ) Pair of Printed Formation Signs, later British Troops in France
Removed from uniform, a pair of formation signs, printed blue cross on a red shield, one still on khaki backing.
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WW2 Indian Army - 303rd ( Bengal ) Lines of Communication Area District Formation Sign
303 L. of C. formation sign, in worn condition and removed from uniform - it looks like four press studs to the reverse have also been removed. Depicts a .303 rifle bullet. Scarce.
Cole p117 refers.
Code: 59566Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 Indian Army - 404th ( East Bengal ) Lines of Communication Area District Formation Sign
404 L. of C. formation sign, in worn condition and removed from uniform - it looks like four press studs to the reverse have also been removed. Depicts a paddy-bird. Embroidered / woven and faded from wear. Scarce.
Cole p117 refers.
Code: 59565Price: 55.00 GBP
Northumbrian ( Northern Command ) 1st Pattern Printed Formation Sign - Home Guard
St Oswald's shield of Northumbria. Came into existence in 1942. Also worn by units of the Northumberland Battalions of Home Guard. Has been removed from uniform, some slight creasing otherwise in good condition. Circa 5.2cm tall by 4.3cm wide.
Code: 59458Price: 28.00 GBP
WW2 Lincolnshire Home Guard Printed Cloth Formation Sign
A printed example of the Lincolnshire Imp on khaki rectangular backing. Worn by 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions of the City of Lincoln Home Guard. Sticky to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Scarce.
Code: 59400Price: 65.00 GBP
Lincolnshire Regiment Roman Numeral X (10) Embroidered Cloth Regimental Battledress Flash / Formation Sign
A circular cloth black disk circa 5cm in diameter with an embroidered numeral X for the 10th Regiment of Foot. Worn by various battalions of the regiment and also 102 LAA (ex 7th Lincolns) during WW2. Also worn by some officers of the 6th battalion on the khaki beret during the Italian campaign. Hessian backed. Some edge wear and fraying to left hand-side otherwise in good condition.
Code: 59397Price: 65.00 GBP
WW2 1st Pattern Eastern Command (UK) Facing & Matched Pair of Silk Woven Formation Signs
Removed from uniform, facing and appear to be matched, one slightly brighter white than the other but in very good condition. HQ Luton, territory covered East Anglia and Central Midlands. This pattern with a bulldog was worn until 1947 only and then replaced by a Viking's head above crossed swords.
Cole P17 refers.
Code: 59305Price: 20.00 GBP
Northern Ireland District 3rd Pattern Embroidered Formation Sign, QEII Crown
Removed from uniform, QEII crown. 1950s onwards. In very good condition.
Davis No 137 refers (but this with a Queen's crown)
Code: 59304Price: 15.00 GBP
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