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WW2 Danish Brigade Group Cloth Formation Sign
Scarce woven cloth formation sign removed from uniform but in good overall condition.
The Danish Brigade in Sweden (Danish: Den Danske Brigade i Sverige) or in short, the Danish Brigade (Den Danske Brigade/DDB) (also referred to as Danforce) was a military unit made up of Danish refugees during WW2. Trained and supplied by Sweden, the brigade was created to help liberate Denmark. The Swedish government delayed the deployment of the Brigade to Denmark so as to not complicate the surrender of German forces there. Most of the German occupation force surrendered without incident to Allied troops on 5 May. However, three Danish soldiers were killed by snipers as they marched into Copenhagen.
Ultimately the Danish Brigade was deployed in the British Zone of Germany following the surrender of Germany.
Cole "Badges on Battledress" p160 refers.
Code: 58859Price: 110.00 GBP
Korean War - 40th Infantry Division Matched Facing Pair of Printed Cloth Formation Sign
Printed yellow cockerel with red comb on dark blue (almost black) background. Removed from uniform and then an album with glue and paper stuck to reverse.
Formed in Hong Kong in 1949. Fought in Korea. Comprised of 1st Bn the Middlesex Regiment, 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and with supporting troops drawn from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade when in Korea. In very good condition.
Cole "Badges on Battledress" p58 refers.
Code: 58851Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 56th Independent Infantry Brigade Woven Formation Sign
An original embroidered cloth formation sign, right facing, cut to shape as was common practice. The Brigade was part of the 21st Army Group landing in Normandy on D-Day. Scarce.
WW2 - 2nd Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment / 5th ( Yorkshire ) Division Battledess Combination
1st Pattern printed 5th Division formation sign above a maroon / purple Maltese cross for the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment sewn on to a cut out panel of battledress sleeve. Some mothing to Wiltshire cross on left hand-side otherwise in good condition.
The 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, began the war as part of the 13th Infantry Brigade, which also included 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (later 5th Essex Regiment), part of the 5th Infantry Division of the British Expeditionary Force in France. The battalion fought in a series of engagements during the Battle of France in May 1940, most notably at the Battle of Arras. After being evacuated at Dunkirk, the 2nd Wiltshires participated in Operation Ironclad, the capture of Vichy-held Madagascar, known as the Battle of Madagascar. On 19 May the Battalion re-embarked on the Franconia to sail to India to rejoin the 5th Division and were stationed in Bombay and Ahmednagar until August. The Wiltshires, as well as the rest of the brigade were then sent to the Middle East. As part of 13th Infantry Brigade, the Wiltshires spent the end of 1942 until early part of 1943 operating in Iraq, Persia, Syria and Palestine, under Middle East Command. Later, the brigade participated in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, and the follow-on invasion of the Italian mainland in September 1943. During the Italian Campaign, the 2nd Wiltshires would win battle honours for its actions, taking part in the Moro River Campaign and later crossing the Garigliano river in January 1944. From March until late May, the battalion fought in the Battle of Anzio, enduring terrible conditions and fighting in trench warfare, similar to that on Western Front nearly 30 years before. They later fought in the breakout from the Anzio beachhead, Operation Diadem and the subsequent capture of Rome. On 3 June 1944 Sergeant Maurice Albert Windham Rogers was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the first and only to be awarded to the regiment during the Second World War. Eventually the battalion, as well as the rest of the brigade and the 5th Division would be withdrawn from the Italian Campaign and sent to Palestine, where they would remain for the rest of the year, training and absorbing replacements, mainly from anti-aircraft gunners retrained as infantrymen. In early 1945 to relieve the British 1st Infantry Division. However, the 5th Division was instead joined the British Second Army, at the time fighting on the Western Front, to participate in the final drive into Germany in April 1945. They took part in the Elbe River crossing as well as the encirclement of Army Group B. When hostilities ended on 8 May 1945, they were at Lübeck on the Baltic Sea. The Battalion moved to Einbeck on 1 July and settled down to occupation duties. As the official history reads, "So ended a journey of over 25,000 miles through nearly six years of war.
Code: 58811Price: 195.00 GBP
WW2 8th Armoured Brigade Printed Formation Sign
A really good WW2 printed example of the red / brown fox's mask on a yellow background. This Brigade fought with the Eighth Army in the Western Desert and later formed part of 21st.Army Group in North-West Europe and the occupation of Germany. Some paper / glue spots to reverse,removed from old album otherwise in very good condition. Scarce.
Cole p124 refers.
Code: 58803Price: 125.00 GBP
WW2 - 27th Armoured Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign
Woven cloth formation sign of a golden seahorse on blue felt shield. This Brigade saw much action in the D-Day landings, landing on D-Day as part of the 3rd Division. Rest of the 27th Armoured supported the follow up attacks at Caen. The badge designed by Captain Tony Farrell, 44 RTR. Disbanded 30th July 1944. In very good condition with no moth or repairs.
Cole p125 refers.
WW2 Commando Brigade Matched Pair of Printed Dagger Formation Signs
Removed from uniform, in 'as worn' condition. Red, unsheathed daggers, with blades pointing upwards, set on black backgrounds. Believed to have been the property of 7346297 Quartermaster Sergeant E.E, Bishop, Royal Army Medical Corps ( R.A.M.C.), attached to special forces.
Code: 58731Price: 225.00 GBP
Australian, Eastern Command ( New South Wales ), 1950s Embroidered Cloth Formation Signs - uncut pair
Red and green flower machine embroidered on a grey blue background, uncut pair so in unissued condition, each circa 6cm square.
Code: 58677Price: 10.00 GBP
Scarce WW1 Combination - 78th ( Infantry Division ) / Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on Pale Tropical Khaki Drill Panel with Hooks & Eyes
Glue patches to reverse and some age to hooks and eyes otherwise in good bright condition. A printed formation sign, yellow on black square above a felt green shamrock with an applied red felt triangle as worn by all battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Worn April 1943 to August 1945 in Sicily and Italy. 38th Irish Brigade consisted of 2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and the 2nd and 6th Battalions Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Code: 58498Price: 235.00 GBP
WW2 - 14th Army Printed Formation Sign Desigation Flash
A scarce printed pattern narrower than he woven example usually encountered. The roman numerals "XIV" on a black bar and pierced by a sword on a red shield. It has been printed and the background is buff (not yellow, so do not get too excited, it is not a 3rd Indian Armour example). Circa 6.2cm tall and 5cm wide. Removed from uniform, sewn to a jungle green backing. In good condition.
The exploits of the men of 14th Army are legendary, fighting in some of the worst conditions and terrains of the war.
Formed in November 1943, 14th Army under the command of General (later Field Marshal) Sir William Slim. The Army was responsible for the successful defence of India and the subsequent defeat of Japanese forces in Burma. Disbanded 1945.
Code: 58450Price: 45.00 GBP
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