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WW2 21st XX1 INDEPENDANT PARACHUTE COMPANY SHOULDER TITLESA 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.
Code: 53977Price: 480.00 GBP
WW2 WEST YORKSHIRE SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLEA fine WW2 slip on.
Code: 53973Price: 22.00 GBP
WW2 ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLEA fine woven slip on shoulder title.
Code: 53956Price: 22.00 GBP
WW2 WOMENS LAND ARMY SHOULDER SLIP ON.A fine scarce slip on, complete, with very small moth hole to top right corner [see photos]
Code: 53953Price: 55.00 GBP
ROUGH RIDERS 283rd [COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY] LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, 1st AIR LANDING ANTI - AIRCRAFT BATTERY SHOULDER TITLES [PAIR]A very scarce slightly faded, matching pair of Rough Riders woven shoulder titles.
The 283rd (County of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA, later 1st Air Landing Anti-AIrcraft Battery R.A supporting 6th Airborne.
The 283rd (County of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA, was the anti-air unit of the 1st Airborne Division in 1942 alongside the 2nd Airlanding Anti-Aircraft battery which supported thr 6th Airborne Division. Nicknamed the 'Rough Riders' they were formerly a territorial unit based in London with their sister regiment, 'The Sharpshooters' - 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry.
They wore Imperial Purple 'Rough Riders' shoulder titles accompanying the Pegasus and Airborne flashes along with an imperial purple square backing on the beret with the 'collardog' capbadge which was RR on a spur, the same as the regimental collar dogs for Service Dress. Being an artillery unit, they also wore the white, braided artillery lanyard.
In December 1942, it was renamed the 1st Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft battery RA and served with the 1st Airborne Division until February 1944 when it was disbanded, some of the men went into the 2nd Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Battery. The 2nd Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Battery took over the role and instead of being part of a division was part of the British 1st Airborne Corps. The battery was to be attached to either airborne division (1st & 6th) when necessary.
For the Normandy invasion, the unit provided a detachment of men and equipment to the 6th Airborne Division and would be flown to Normandy in 4 gliders. Only 2 gliders made it, one crashed into the sea and one crashed over France. While in Normandy the unit fought in arduous battles and skirmished alongside other divisional troops despite being a 'rear echelon' unit. Members of the unit were employed on the Anti-Tank and Howitzer artillery pieces with other members of the divisions' Royal Artillery units.
While the detachment was fighting in Normandy, the remainder of the battery stayed in the U.K. and conducted parachute training at RAF Ringway in Manchester, with the detachment returning to U.K. in August. In September, the battery supported the 1st Airborne & 82nd Airborne Divisions in Operation Market Garden. It provided anti-air defence at an Airstrip near Grave in the Netherlands and for the 1st Airborne Corps HQ in Nijmegen, where General 'Boy' Browning was based. Some members of the battery were attached to General Urquhart's staff in the Arnhem/Oosterbeek area, mainly at the 1st Airborne Division headquarters at Hartenstein Hotel.
On the withdrawal of the 1st Airborne from Arnhem, the division (including the battery) returned to England and in November moved from Marlborough Barracks in Bulford to Monkton Farleigh, Corsham Garrison, in Wiltshire. A few months later in the new year, the battery was confirmed by the War Office that is was to be split and reformed into the 5th & 6th Airlanding Anti-Tank Batteries. On the 22nd January 1945, the battery was returned to War Office control which was finalised on the 24th January. Following this, the battery was disbanded along with many other units within the airborne divisions.
Code: 53945Price: 450.00 GBP
WW2 ROYAL MARINE [PAIR] SHOULDER TITLESA fine pair of shoulder titles. Reference Badges on Battle Dress Vol 1 item 2230 page 419 by Jon Mills look at the shape of the "R" on Royal.
WW2 QUEENS WEST SURREY SHOULDER TITLESA fine matching pair of woven shoulder titles, scarce as they have no apostrophe.
Code: 53926Price: 40.00 GBP
WW2 NEWFOUNDLAND CLOTH SHOULDER TITLENewfounfland Cloth Shoulder Title, red embroidered lettering on khaki as worn by 57th and 59th (Newfoundland) Field Regiments Royal Artillery.
This cloth title was re-introduced in 1939. Newfoundland became a self-governing Dominion in 1917 and on the 31st March 1949 became the sixteenth province of Canada.
In WW2 Newfoundland regiments saw action with the Royal Artillery; the 59th Heavy Regiment fought in France and Germany; the 166th Field Regiment in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, coming under the command of Viscount Alexander of Tunis. In addition, several thousand Newfoundlanders served in the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, in the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F., and in the Forestry Corps in Scotland. About 600 Newfoundlanders were killed in action.
Code: 53888Price: 55.00 GBP
1st BATTALION ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLEA fine printed cloth shoulder title of the slipover type. Yellow on black with green trim. Worn by A Company.
ROYAL NAVY COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLEA fine post WW2 woven white on dark blue shoulder title.
The Royal Naval Commandos were a commando formation of the Royal Navy which served during the Second World War. The first units were raised in 1942 and by the end of the war, 22 company-sized units had been raised to carry out various tasks associated with establishing, maintaining and controlling beachheads during amphibious operations. Royal Naval Commando parties took part in all Allied amphibious landings from early 1942 to the end of the war, when they were disbanded. Operations included the landings at Diego Suarez on Madagascar, Operation Torch, Operation Neptune, the Screwdriver operations in Burma, Operation Market-Garden and the assault on Walcheren.
Code: 53817Price: 55.00 GBP
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