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War Office Controlled Units Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign

Embroidered kings crown red over black War Office formation sign with the Royal Crest to the centre. Circa 5.5cm by 4.2cm. Removed from uniform. A hole in the red felt to left of lion otherwise good condition.

Comm GrH

Code: 62511Price: 2.00 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: 62506Price: 95.00 GBP

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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.

Comm GrH

Code: 62488Price: 185.00 GBP

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Durham Light Infantry (DLI ) Printed Pagri Style Shoulder Title as worn by officers of the 1st Battalion in Italy in 1944

Rare printed shoulder title, red on dark green, in very good condition. Thank you to Colin T for use of the image of the battledress tunic with this shoulder title being worn.

BoBD No 521 refers.

Comm GrH

Code: 62486Price: 195.00 GBP

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WW2 - 56th Independent Infantry Brigade 2nd pattern Matched Pair of Facing Woven Felt Formation Signs

An original and rare matched facing pair of formation signs, the cut down circular versions worn after D-Day when the brigade lost their independent status and joined the 49th Division. This formation sign was worn below the 3rd pattern 49th Division Polar Bears. Removed from uniform, in superb condition with the correct white mesh (does not glow under UV light tester) and black cotton backing to the reverse as found on this pattern.

The 56th was one of the independent brigades of the 21st Army Group, landing in Normandy on D-Day 6th June 1944.
The choice of the sphinx was made because it was a feature of the cap badges of the three Regiments of the Brigade - The South Wales Borderers; the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Essex Regiment.

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Cole p130 / BoBD (Jon Mills) 3200/3201 refer.


Code: 62432Price:

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22nd Engineer Group (TA) Royal Engineers Northumbrian District Embroidered Formation Sign

St Oswald's shield of Northumbria superimposed with a Royal Engineers Badge (9 flames) with the motto 'Ubique' below. Circa 5cm by 5.5cm. In very good condition.

The unit was based initially in Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead, but on being moved to Nottingham in 1961 this badge passed to 28th Engineer Group who were northern based.

BoBD No 5436 refers.

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Code: 62404Price: 15.00 GBP

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ACF (Army Cadet Force) shoulder title and small pattern TT (Tyne Tees) Formation sign Combination

As worn by North East (Northumberland and Durham) army cadets ACF yellow / gold thread on dark green, and an embroidered TT formation sign, but the small pattern and quite scarce. Circa 3cm square (attached with staples but easily removed).

Comm FB

Code: 62403Price: 10.00 GBP

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Northumbrian ( Northern Command ) 1st Pattern Printed Formation Signs - Home Guard

St Oswald's shields of Northumbria. Came into existence in 1942. Also worn by units of the Northumberland Battalions of Home Guard. Removed from uniform, one of which is a bit stiff with paste glue which attached it, otherwise both in good worn condition. A reasonable match, one a touch brighter than the other.

Comm FB

Code: 62402Price: 55.00 GBP

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WW2 Printed Northumbrian District ( Northern Command ) St Oswalds Shield Pair of 2nd Pattern Cloth Formation Signs

Removed from uniform. Some edge fray to top and bottom of each. Circa 5.5cm by 5.5cm. Also worn by Northumberland Home Guard units.

Cole p.99 refers.


Code: 62401Price: 45.00 GBP

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WW2 Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) Regimental Felt Cloth Flash Designation

Removed from uniform. Circa 4cm by 4.5cm. In good condition. Has some age to it. Also worn by the 112th Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Regiment, formerly the 9th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters.

BoBD No 1440 refers.


Code: 62352Price:

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