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WW2 British Troops in Norway Embroidered White on Pale Blue Cloth Formation Sign - Of Special Forces Interest
A scarce embroidered pattern formation sign facing right removed from uniform depicting a white Viking ship and sunrise embroidered on light blue square, small stain to left edge otherwise in good condition. Worn for a short period of time only at end of WW2. Printed versions more commonly encountered.
In May 1945, following the German surrender in Norway on the 7th May, the 1st and 2nd SAS Brigades were sent to Norway to disarm the 300,000 strong German garrison. Other units entitled to wear this flash were members of 1st Airborne Division under Urquhart, the 50th Northumbrian Division and the 88th Group RAF.
Cole p108 refers.
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
Cambs & Hunts ACF Embroidered White on Red Cloth Shoulder Title
Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Army Cade Force.
In good condition, part of black backing to reverse remains, exposing white hessian mesh beneath.
Code: 59297Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 Anti-Aircraft Command Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign
Removed from uniform, a thickly embroidered black on red formation sign, better than usually encountered.
Code: 59296Price: 8.00 GBP
Original City Of London Cadets Formation Sign Badge Patch
Army Cadet Force ( ACF) City Of London Flash depicting the arms of the City of London: Sword /Cross /Shield. Embroidered with hessian backing. An early issue which as some age to it.
Code: 59285Price: 15.00 GBP
WW2 Original Beja Battle Badge
Scarce WW II example of the red felt and aluminium award badge with original brooch pin to the reverse. A German tank pierced by a sword and the name plate "Beja" to the centre of a shield. Locally made in Tunis in North Africa from a design by the C.O of 172nd. Field Regiment Royal Artillery, Lt. Col. McN Graham DSO, it was awarded to some men of 155 Battery Royal Artillery and a few of the 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment after their heroic action against German Armour at Beja in North Africa.
The badge is a white metal shield with a red felt centre with a white metal Tiger tank pierced by a crusader's sword ( sign of 1st Army ). Small plate inscribed Beja in top right corner. It measures circa 5.1cm by 7cm tall and has the original pin fitting to the reverse. It was worn unofficially by both regiments on the right breast pocket or right arm below 46th Division sign to mark this incredibly brave action. (Source: Norman Litchfield article MHS Journal May 1982).
Code: 59273Price: 380.00 GBP
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