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MACHINE GUN CORPS WW1 OR's CAP BADGE & COLLAR SETFormed in October 1915 in response to the need for more effective use of machine guns on the Western Front in World War I. A good scarce die stamped brass example, with slider to the reverse. Reference KK Vol 1 item 1154 page 294. WW1 Great War raised Unit.
Code: 54130Price: 70.00 GBP
WW2 101st FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN.A scarce 110th Field Regiment Royal Artillery WW2 cloth formation badge.
Red “M” printed on a blue square. Removed from uniform. GC
HQ Gorton, Manchester
5th [CUMBERLAND] BATTALION BORDER REGIMENT CPA BADGEA excellent example, white metal cap badge, with two loops to reverse.
5th Battalion mobilised in August 1914, redesignated 1/5th on formation of duplicate 2/5th Battalion in October 1914. On Western Front from October 1914.
Code: 54129Price: 60.00 GBP
WW2 33rd INDIAN CORPS FORMATION SIGNS.Two fine Brabant Weave cloth formation signs.
Reference Cole page 75.
Second World War Indian Army higher formation badge for XXXIII Indian Corps. Formation note: XXXIII Indian Corps (33rd Indian Corps) was raised to defend Southern India and was originally intended as an amphibious force (hence the tri-service badge). As part of 14th Army, 33rd Corps was tasked to defend the northern-most Japanese thrust around Kohima. Through 1944-45 the Corps took part in the offensive driving the Japanese back over the Chindwin, the push to the Irrawaddy and the capture of Mandalay (March 1945). Having operated on the line of the Irrawaddy, 33rd Corps linked up with troops moving north from Rangoon and was transferred to 12th Army in May 1945.
Code: 54128Price: 90.00 GBP
RARE BACKWARDS FACING ROYAL TANK CORPS OFFICERS 1924 BERET BADGEA very fine rare short lived example by JR Gaunt, London. Gilt crowned laurel sprays bearing scroll inscribed 'Fear Naught' across the lower portion. To the centre, a silver tank pointing to the reverse. VGC. Reference KK 1922, https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30103383
Granted the “Royal” prefix in 1923, following which the top scroll was removed and the lower scroll carried the Corps motto, “Fear Naught”. The tank was now depicted side-on as opposed to three-quarters front. This design was sealed in October 1924. Unfortunately, in March 1924 King George V had approved the black beret as the headdress for the Tank Corps and when worn in the beret the tank was facing to the rear, anathema in the iconography of military badges. A new version was rapidly adopted later that year, with the tank facing left, to the wearer’s right, so facing forward when worn in the beret.
Code: 54127Price: 375.00 GBP
WW2 102nd COAST BRIGADE [PAIR] FORMATION SIGNSA fine woven cloth pair of formation signs. Unused but folded. A white W outlined in black with a yellow sun, white waves on blue and a red sky all on khaki. HQ in Portsmouth. Ref Waring 547
Code: 54124Price: 120.00 GBP
21st ARMY TANK BRIGADE, RECCONAISSANCE TROOP FORMATION SIGNA rare 1939 pattern Reconnaissance Troop formation sign, yellow on green, cut from battledress. Served with 1st Army and 8th Army during battles in Tunisia and Italy.
WW1 TANKS ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SHOULDER TITLEA fine scarce TANKS worn unofficially between 1916 / 20 reference RA Westlake plate 9 item 198. Two loops to reverse.
Code: 54123Price: 70.00 GBP
WW2 11th ARMOURED DIVISION [PAIR] FORMATION SIGNSA scarce screen printed on black canvas 1st pattern 1941. 11th Armoured Division matching uncut faceing pair of formation signs.
Some glue residue to reverse.
The 11th Armoured Division, also known as The Black Bull, was an armoured division of the British Army which was created in March 1941 during the Second World War. The division was formed in response to the unanticipated success of the German panzer divisions. The 11th Armoured was responsible for several major victories in the Battle of Normandy from in the summer of 1944, shortly after the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944, and it participated in the rapid advance across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and, later, the Rhine crossing in March 1945, and later invaded Germany. It was disbanded in January 1946.
Code: 54122Price: 100.00 GBP
8th ARMOURED BRIGADE WW2 FORMATION SIGNA fine Scarce mint 1st pattern 8th Armoured Brigade WW2 cloth formation sign. 1941 pattern.
The 8th Armoured Brigade was an armoured brigade of the British Army formed in August 1941.
Fought at the Battles of Alam Halfa and El Alamein.
Code: 54120Price: 140.00 GBP
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