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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
15th ( Scottish ) Infantry Division Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign
A small formation sign relative to others at circa 3.8cm square. Removed from uniform, in good condition.
Formed 1939 as second line to 52nd Lowland Division, based in defence of Northumberland Coast until June 1944 when it took part in the Normandy landings, crossing the Rhine in March 1945.
Cole p39 refers.
Code: 58437Price: 18.00 GBP
13 - 115th Construction Regiment, Royal Engineers ( Territorial Army )Formation Sign Designation Flash
Small woven blue on red formation sign at circa 2.6cm square. In very good condition. See Morris part 2, Page 43, No 34). As worn by 115th Construction Regiment, Royal Engineers ( R.E. ), which was part of 26 Engineer Group formed in 1947 as part of Southern Command ( HQ at Salisbury ), disbanded 1 Apr 1967.
This small square with the number 13 was worn on the left arm below the Royal Engineers cloth shoulder title and above the 115th Engineer regiment formation sign (Morris, Part 2, p43 No 37) (see accompanying photo of this configuration being worn on a 1949 officer's battledress tunic). On the right arm the only they wore the embroidered 26th Engineers group formation sign (a white horse on a blue rectangle, (Morris Part 2, p39, no 11)) below the Royal Engineers Shoulder Title.
Code: 58433Price: 28.00 GBP
WW2 11th Armoured Division Painted Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash
Stencil applied black bull charging with red eyes, horns and hooves on a yellow felt rectangle. A trace of some white bluetack to the reverse. In good condition.
The 11th Armoured Division was formed in 1941. It became part of 21st Army Group. It took part in the heavy fighting around Caen, the breakout of the Normandy beachhead. Fought in Operations Market Garden and in the Battle of the Bulge with distinction, and the sweep across Germany to the Elbe which ended with the German's surrender in May 1945.
Cole p35 refers.
Code: 58432Price: 22.00 GBP
WW2 5th battalion Cameron Highlanders / 152nd Brigade / 51st ( Highland ) Division / Battledress Combination
Printed formation sign with woven tartan flash above and red felt service strip below, on battledress panel with some glue / paper traces stuck to reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1940 - 1945.
In August 1940 the 5th Battalion The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders were posted to the newly reformed 152nd Brigade and took part in Battles in North Africa and Italy. Before returning to the UK in preparation for D-Day. They landed in Normandy 7th June 1940, and had a key role in major ops at Caen, Falise Gap, Seine, and Ardennes, and fighting across Northern Europe.
Code: 58431Price: 225.00 GBP
Post WW2 5th ( Territorial ) Battalion The Essex Regiment / 13th Infantry Brigade / 5th Infantry Division Battledress Combination
Printed white on red shoulder title above a woven 5th Infantry Division Circular formation sign (second pattern as introduced in 1946) with arms of service battalion two strips below, the top one in purple felt, the bottom one in a red woven material. In good condition on original khaki battledress panel.
The 5th Bn were based at Chelmsford and were mobilised at the outbreak of WW2 and were dispatched to the Middle East seeing service in Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Italy. The Battalion was then transferred to North West Europe in March 1945. The 5th Battalion served with the 5th Infantry Division from 1944 to 1946, the 5th Division being disbanded in 1946 (Cole p37).
D Day 6th June 1944 - 8th GHQ Troops Engineers ( Beach Groups ) Pair of Printed Formation Signs
Printed cloth formation signs in worn condition. Units which formed part of the beach groups that established the Normandy beach head on D Day on 6th June 1944 wore this patch, but also for the earlier invasion of Sicily. Circa 5.2cm in diameter. One with black back lining now absent. Condition reflected in price.
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