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WW2 PARACHUTE REGIMENT QUALIFIED BADGEQualified Parachutist.
WW II embroidered qualification sleeve badge. An opened parachute canopy in white flanked by a pair of pale blue wings,on a shaped khaki background.
Code: 53897Price: 90.00 GBP
WW2 2nd OFFICERS COMMANDO / SAS BERET BADGE / FORMATION SIGNA fine rare Officers bullion beret badge / formation sign.
WW2 No2 Commando Bullion Embroidered Beret / Formation Sign, embroidered commando dagger with S S to either side on black cloth backing. Insignia shows evidence of being removed from a tunic or beret. The unit arm badge was the same design as the Officersí cap badge, the knife plus SS, and also with a black background. It was worn on both arms by all ranks and came in silver bullion and white thread. It was phased out during the latter part of 1943 in favour of the Combined Operations patch. Reference Imperial War Museum
https://www.coh2.org/news/68434/the-commandos-of-wwii-a-brief-look for evidence once used as a Beret badge.
No. 2 Commando was a battalion-sized British Commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The first No.2 Commando was formed on the 22nd June 1940 for a parachuting role at Cambrai Barracks, Perham Down, near Tidworth, Hants. The Unit at the time consisted of four troops - 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'. Eventually 11 troops were raised. On 21 November, it was re-designated as the 11th Special Air Service (SAS) Battalion and eventually re-designated 1st Parachute Battalion. After their re-designation as the 11th SAS Battalion, a second No. 2 Commando was formed. This No. 2 Commando was the leading commando unit in the St Nazaire Raid and suffered heavy casualties. Those who made it back from St Nazaire rejoined the few who had not gone on the raid, and the commando was reinforced by the first intake of volunteers from the new Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry. No. 2 Commando then went on to serve in the Mediterranean, Sicily, Yugoslavia, and Albania, before being disbanded in 1946
Code: 53889Price: On Request
WW2 SPECIAL AIR SERVICE [SAS] QUALIFICATION BADGEVery nice and rare wartime padded SAS wing. Three popper fixings to reverse. Used and worn condition.
The wing shape is said to be based on the ancient hieroglyph for Ra, the Egyptian solar deity, seen on a frieze in a Cairo hotel by Jock Lewes, designer of the badge. The light and dark blue colours were in the original hieroglyph but had an additional significance as Lewes had rowed for Oxford and another founder member of the unit, Lt. Langton, had rowed for Cambridge. The badge was worn at the top of the right arm by all qualified parachutists of the Regiment but on the left breast above any medals by anyone who had made an operational drop or participated in a conspicuous operation.
Reference Imperial War Museum
50th/51st/52nd COMMANDO CAP BADGE [Middle East Campaign]A fine scarce brass cap badge with two thin loops with spiralled shanks. Correct for badge. Formed in 1940. Included Jewish and Palestinian troops from the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps. Worn with or without parent cap badge, 40mm long. Reference Taylor p67-68
Code: 53845Price: 140.00 GBP
WW2 PARACHUTE REGT QUALIFICATION ARM BADGEA fine woven example. 86 mm wide 34 mm heigh
Code: 53837Price: 80.00 GBP
WW2 FREE FRENCH 3rd SAS BERET BADGEA fine scarce French Special Forces, trimmed example.
Code: 53830Price: 320.00 GBP
WW2 FREE FRENCH SAS PARACHUTE REGIMENT BERET BADGEA fine worn in late 1943/1944 very rare bi metal beret badge. Cross of Lorraine soldered to a Parachute Regiment Beret badge which has the Kings Crown removed. Although crudely soldered, this would have been the correct way. Most Iíve seen look like they have been superglued, with no other means of fixing.
The French used to say that it was the British insignia without the "chien-chien et son panier", which means "the little dog and his basket".
This is a very scarce item.
Reference Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948 by Peter Taylor page 136 (shows a badge minus crown and cross of Lorraine)
Code: 53829Price: On Request
WW2 PARACHUTE REGIMENT CAR BADGEAn excellent WW2 Regimental enamel car badge, with JR Gaunt maker. 140mm high
Code: 53823Price: On Request
WW2 PARACHUTE REGIMENT QUALIFICATION BADGESTwo fine trimmed early UK made parachute lightbulb qualification badge. One Officers Bullion and an other ranks qualification lightbulb badges. Both 40 mm high aprox.
Code: 53816Price: 110.00 GBP
WW2 1st PATTERN PARACHUTE REGIMENT VOIDED CROWN CAP BADGEA fine scarce WW2 white metal die struck Parachute Regiment cap badge with voided king 's crown and lion 's legs.
Indicating an early first issue type cap badge, with two original fixing loops the reverse.
Code: 53803Price: 160.00 GBP
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