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WW2 CAMERONIANS [SCOTTISH RIFLES] TAM O'SHANTER A excellent Canadian maker Brill cap dated 1943 Tam O'Shanter. With no visable moth, size 7. Winnipeg Canada.
Code: 54252Price: 180.00 GBP
11th ROYAL TANK CORPS PAGRI FLASH A fine Woven cloth pagri flash. Worn on the Wolseley pattern foreign service helmet
Code: 54251Price: 160.00 GBP
WW1 MOTOR MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS WW1 FIELD SERVICE CAP / COLLAR BADGE.A scarce bronze 1914 to 1918 example, with four loops to reverse.
Once the fighting on the Western Front had settled down (by late 1914) the opportunities for motor machine gun units to operate as a mobile force were limited indeed. In many cases they had to operate as conventional machine-gun sections. However, they came into their own once again during the great advances of 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens on 8 August. Elsewhere, and most particularly in Egypt, Palestine, East Africa and Mesopotamia, the mobility of the units was of great value and they saw considerable action in these theatres.
A MMG Squadron joined the Royal Naval Division on 17 March 1915 and served with it on Gallipoli in April and May 1915. By the opening of the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, there were 18 MMG Batteries with the BEF, of which two were Canadian. Five of them were engaged at Loos.
A battery included 18 cycle/sidecar combinations, carrying 6 Vickers machine guns with ammunition and spare equipment; 8 motorcycles without sidecars; 2 or 3 wagons or cars; and a sidecar combination for the officer commanding.
The creation of the MGC in October 1915 incorporated the Motor Machine Gun Service, which now became known as the Machine Gun Corps (Motors). At this time the MGC(M) had around 3000 men.
From late 1916, many men of the MGC(M) transferred to the Heavy Section, MGC (later to be known as the Tank Corps). In 1922, the Tank Corps absorbed the MGC(M) completely and the Motor Machine guns units disappeared from the British army's order of battle.
Code: 54250Price: 180.00 GBP
WW2 1st BATTALION EAST SURREY REGIMENT FORMATION SIGN.A fine WW II embroidered yellow eight pointed star on a black background
Code: 54249Price: 42.00 GBP
WW1 OVERSEAS SERVICE CHEVRON The Army Order stated “Chevrons of two colours – red and blue – have been approved. The first chevron, if earned on or before 31st December 1914, will be red; if earned on or after 1st January 1915, it will be blue; and all additional chevrons after the first will be blue”.
Code: 54248Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS [MATCHING PAIR] SHOULDER TITLESA fine scarce pair of woven shoulder titles.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army, by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots and later in the war included the strafing of enemy infantry and emplacements, the bombing of German military airfields and later the strategic bombing of German industrial and transportation facilities.
Code: 54247Price: 200.00 GBP
WW2 5th BERKSHIRE REGIMENT, 115th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION COMBINATION. This is a woven 115th Independent Infantry Brigade formation sign above a single red felt bar and red felt inverted triangle all on a shaped battle dress cloth panel.
Code: 54246Price: 120.00 GBP
WW2 12th ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION FORMATION SIGNA fine printed example.
Code: 54245Price: 35.00 GBP
WW2 3rd INFANTRY DIVISION, 8th BRIGADE, 2nd EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT FORMATION COMBINATIONThis is in excellent condition and is a black and red felt formation sign above a black felt with white metal rose regimental sign for the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment all on khaki battle dress material.
Code: 54244Price: 200.00 GBP
WW2 TRAINING BRIGADE SUPPORT SERVICES JUNIOR LEADERS FORMATION SIGN.A fine very scarce woven formation sign. Reference Boulanger page 570. Some glue to reverse.
Code: 54243Price: 45.00 GBP
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