A scarce original wartime period British made 'Free Czech Army 2 PESI PLUK 1940 badge'; Coat of Arms of Czechoslovakia bearing lion within a shield, superimposed over crossed Czech and Slovak flags with embossed title scroll, turret and 1940 within and 'AGDE' area to the base; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.MILLER Ltd B'Ham 18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minimal wear. Circa 3.7 cms tall. Scarce.
See the British Museum's example at:
Comm BoHa (87)
A finely detailed die struck and voided brass cap badge with two original long loops to the reverse (east - west). Original dark green felt backing, one area of edge wear to felt otherwise in good condition.
The GDF was formed on 1 November 1965. Members of the new Defence Force were drawn from the British Guiana Volunteer Force (BGVF), Special Service Unit (SSU), British Guiana Police Force (BGPF) and civilians. Training assistance was provided by British instructors.
In January 1969, the GDF faced their first test when the Rupununi Uprising, a bloody separatist movement in southern Guyana, attempted to annex the territory to Venezuela that was contained 3 days later with a balance of between 70 and 100 dead.
The GDF is an integral part of the Guyanese nation. Resources and equipment of the GDF are used to help other Guyanese; examples include medical mercy flights and the construction of roads and airstrips by the Engineering Corps.
See item 36285 for the predecessor badge British Guiana Defence Force.
Comm SiSa (7)
A bronzed brass metal .22 calibre small bore shooting badge. With original pin fitting and in very good condition, with minor wear to finish.
An attractive badge, the part voided version with original pin. Silver washed with brass showing through on high-points. 36mm in diameter. Sharp detail but with a small hole at 6 o'clock, possibly for the attachment of a safety chain.
The motto "On ne passe pass" (They shall not pass) was most famously used during the Battle of Verdun in World War I by French General Robert Nivelle. It appeared on propaganda posters, such as that by Maurice Neumont after the Second Battle of the Marne, which was later adopted on uniform badges by units manning the Maginot Line.
A large badge made by DELSART and in very good condition. An earlier pattern looking at the naming styles to the reverse.
Insignia of 1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes
Maker marked DELSART 89100 SENS G2321. In very good condition.
WW II plastic economy issue cap badge with two blades and makers details for Stanley Walsall to the reverse. The Polish Eagle and shield. Slightly warped with the two wings just forward of the eagles body and finish to front looking a bit grubby. Made from cellulose acetate plastic, sometimes incorrectly described as being made of Bakelite.
Removed from uniform, embroidered green four leaf clover on a black rectangle. Circa 4.5cm by 4cm. In very good condition. my grateful thanks to Henk for the identification.
The division was founded on February 1, 1953 and consisted of the 41st, 42nd and 43rd infantry regiments. Parts of the division fought in what was then New Guinea. The cloverleaf was chosen as a symbol of unity and interconnectedness
See here for more information on this and other Dutch formation signs:
Unissued condition, in very good condition. Circa 10.3cm tall and 9.5cm wide. With its tail to the reverse.
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