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THE WELSH REGIMENT ECONOMY ISSUE PLASTIC CAP BADGEA fine flat plastic cap badge with two blade fixings & Stanley Walsall maker to reverse.
Code: 54395Price: 37.00 GBP
T / 4 GLOSTER SHOULDER TITLE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTA fine brass Territorial shoulder title, with three loop fixings to the reverse.
Code: 54392Price: 34.00 GBP
15th HUSSARS PAIR OF KINGS CROWN COLLAR BADGESA fine pair of Kings crown 15th Hussars collar badges. Both with three loops each to the reverse.
Code: 54394Price: 40.00 GBP
T / 6 GLOSTER SHOULDER TITLE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTA fine brass Territorial shoulder title, with three loop fixings to the reverse.
Code: 54393Price: 34.00 GBP
WW2 110th [POONA] INDIAN LINES OF COMMUNICATION FORMATION SIGN.WW II unused printed example of the circular shield above a pair of crossed Mahratta swords in black on a red background.
Code: 54391Price: 75.00 GBP
WW2 4 x POLISH POLAND ARMY PLASTIC LARGER 25 mm BUTTONSFour fine plastic issue buttons. More available and smaller ones if required.
Code: 54389Price: 32.00 GBP
WW1 CHINESE LABOUR CORPS CAP BADGE, WORN BY THE "COOLIES"A scarce badge, with four blade fixings.
The Chinese Labour Corps were a force of workers recruited by the British government in World War I to free troops for front line duty by performing support work and manual labour. The French government also recruited a significant number of Chinese labourers, and although those labourers working for the French were recruited separately and not part of the CLC, they are often considered to be so. In all, some 140,000 men served for both British and French forces before the war ended and most of the men were repatriated to China between 1918 and 1920.
Code: 54390Price: 140.00 GBP
WW2 COMMANDO BEACH GROUP FORMATION SIGNA mint woven 1943 pattern example with glue residue to reverse. Formed part of the beach group that established the Normandy beach head on D day 1944.
A FACING PAIR OF WW2 23rd INDIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGNSAn excellent rare facing pair of 23rd Indian Formation signs. Badge circular (57 mm diameter) printed khaki-cloth patch with outer red border and red cockerel printed in the centre. Has stiff backing with three fixings to reverse of each.
Reference Imperial War Museum
Second World War Indian Army formation badge for 23rd Indian Division. It was conceived by the Divisional Commander, Major General Reginald Savory, who later played a vital role as Director of Infantry. The red fighting cock was intended to be symbolic to both British and Indian Army troops while not alienating Hindu or Muslim troops. It was also meant to have a slightly bawdy interpretation. Savory said that frequently he had to insist that the result was 'a fighting cock, not a bloody rooster'. It was designed by Lieutenant-Colonel L F A 'Busti' Maddocks. Formation note: 23rd Indian Division was raised at Jhansi on 1 January 1942. Its main role for the next two years was patrolling on the Assam-Burma border, covering the retreat from Burma and later as a diversion for the First Chindit Operation. It was in reserve on the Imphal Plain until January 1944, where the dispersed brigades of the division were involved in some very heavy fighting, including the Battle of Sangshak, and later fought in the battles for Shenam. In December the division underwent training for combined operations, as it was earmarked for Operation Zipper, and landed in Malaya after the surrender. It then transferred to Java in an internal security role and was heavily involved in fierce street fighting. It returned to Malaya and was disbanded in March 1947.
Code: 54379Price: 180.00 GBP
T / 5 GLOSTER SHOULDER TITLE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTA fine brass shoulder title with three loop fixings to reverse.
Code: 54382Price: 34.00 GBP
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