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Code: 53980Price: On Request


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WW2 LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP SHOULDER TITLE SLIP ON
A fine very scarce Long Range Desert Group shoulder title slip on. Harder to find than the Beret badge, and thats very hard.
Uncleaned and a little rusty looking. Rust marks from shoulder title on slip on. Complete with two loop fixings and bent over pin.

The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength".
Originally called the Long Range Patrol (LRP), the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers.
The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert. During the Desert Campaign between December 1940 and April 1943, the vehicles of the LRDG operated constantly behind the Axis lines, missing a total of only 15 days during the entire period. Possibly their most notable offensive action was during Operation Caravan, an attack on the town of Barce and its associated airfield, on the night of 13 September 1942. However, their most vital role was the 'Road Watch', during which they clandestinely monitored traffic on the main road from Tripoli to Benghazi, transmitting the intelligence to British Army Headquarters.
With the surrender of the Axis forces in Tunisia in May 1943, the LRDG changed roles and moved operations to the eastern Mediterranean, carrying out missions in the Greek islands, Italy and the Balkans. After the end of the war in Europe, the leaders of the LRDG made a request to the War Office for the unit to be transferred to the Far East to conduct operations against the Japanese Empire. The request was declined and the LRDG was disbanded in August 1945.
Reference Imperial War Museum https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30103123

Code: 53979Price: 1000.00 GBP


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WW2 PRINTED 1st / 6th AIRBOURNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGN
A fine printed formation sign depicting Bellerophon astride a Pegasus.

Code: 53978Price: 100.00 GBP


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WW2 21st XX1 INDEPENDANT PARACHUTE COMPANY SHOULDER TITLES
A fine look unused very rare unofficial pair of woven private-purchase non-regulation shoulder title worn by The Company on best Battle Dress.
The CO Major "Boy" Wilson only allowed this title to be worn whilst walking out.

The 21st Independent Company the Parachute Regiment pathfinders served the 1st Airborne Division and formed in June 1942. It trained in North Africa and parachuted ahead of the main force against the Primosle Bridge in Sicily on 13/14th July 1943. The Company was sea-landed at Taranto Italy on 9th September and fought in the ground role, returning to the UK in December.

Reference
https://www.paradata.org.uk/unit/21st-independent-parachute-company
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/batt_ind_coy.htm
http://summerof44.org.uk/OldSite/Menu/Units/21st.htm

Code: 53977Price: 480.00 GBP


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WW2 KINGS REGIMENT [LIVERPOOL] CAR BADGE
A fine enamel Kings Crown car badge, by J R Gaunt London.
Main badge good for age with some slight damage to the bottom enamel, near maker. See photos.

Code: 53976Price: 120.00 GBP


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SALE 25 % NOW ON

Code: 53975Price: On Request


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WW2 OFFICERS GILT CROWNS MATCHING PAIR.
A fine pair of small 14 mm hight gilt crowns.

Code: 53974Price: 30.00 GBP


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T / 1 MONMOUTHSHIRE SHOULDER TITLE
A fine blackened title, Reference R A Westlake item 1481 plate 93

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WW2 WEST YORKSHIRE SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE
A fine WW2 slip on.

Code: 53973Price: 22.00 GBP


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OFFICERS NOTTS & DERBY CAP BADGE
A fine post 1953 Officers cap badge.

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