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WW2 PRINTED 1st / 6th AIRBOURNE DIVISION FORMATION SIGNA fine printed formation sign depicting Bellerophon astride a Pegasus.
Code: 53978Price: 100.00 GBP
WW2 BRITISH REINFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTRE [INDIA] FORMATION SIGNA good scarce red rectangle printed with a British Bulldog superimposed on a yellow five point star.
Orgonization set up for the training of British reinforcements in India.
Reference Cole page 147
Code: 53958Price: 60.00 GBP
5th INDIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGNA fine scarce printed formation sign.
The 5th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II which fought in several theatres of war and was nicknamed the "Ball of Fire". It was one of the few Allied divisions to fight three major enemy armies, Italian, German, and Japanese.
The division was raised in 1939 in Secunderabad with two brigades under command. In 1940 the 5th Indian Division moved to Sudan and took under command three British infantry battalions stationed there and was reorganised into three brigades of three battalions each. The division fought in the East African Campaign in Eritrea and Ethiopia during 1940 and 1941, thence moving to Egypt, Cyprus and Iraq. In 1942 the division was heavily engaged in the Western Desert Campaign and in the fighting withdrawal to Alamein. From late 1943 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945 it fought continuously from India through the length of Burma. After the end of the war, it was the first unit into Singapore and then fought pro-Independence forces in Eastern Java.
Engagements; East Africa, Western Desert Campaign, Burma Campaign, Battle of Kohima, Operation Tiderace and
Battle of Surabaya
Code: 53960Price: 50.00 GBP
87th ARGA [ARMY GROUP ROYAL ARTILLERY] FORMATION SIGNWoven cloth 2nd pattern formation sign. Black phoenix with yellow flames and red bar below. Ref Morris Part 2 p10
87th AGRA (Army Group Royal Artillery) embroidered formation sign. Black Phoenix rising from yellow flames on blue rectangle VGC
Code: 53959Price: 60.00 GBP
WW2 5th [ST AUSTELL] BATTALION, CORNWALL HOME GUARDA fine very scarce printed 1941 pattern formation sign. writing to reverse, but an excellent unused example.
The Home Guard (initially Local Defence Volunteers or LDV) was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War. Operational from 1940 until 1944, the Home Guard was composed of 1.5 million local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service, such as those too young or too old to join the services, or those in reserved occupations–hence the nickname "Dad's Army". Their role was to act as a secondary defence force, in case of invasion by the forces of Nazi Germany and their allies.
404th [EAST BENGAL] LINE OF COMMUNICATION AREA FORMATION SIGN.WW II embroidered example of the white "paddy-bird " on a red background
Code: 53961Price: 60.00 GBP
82nd ESSEX HEAVY ANTI - AIRCRAFT REGIMENT FORMATION SIGN82nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Cloth Formation Sign, being an embroidered example remaining in good condition.
Code: 53963Price: 55.00 GBP
WW2 10th INDIAN DIVISION PRINTED FORMATION SIGN. fine scarce printed formation sign of the red and blue bands forming a diagonal cross on a black square. The 10th. fought in Baghdad,and Tehran before joining the Eighth Army in Libya. In 1944 the division joined the heavy fighting of the Italian Campaign. Reference Cole Page 80.
WW2 38th [WELSH] DIVISION, 114th BRIGADE FORMATION SIGNWW2 38th (Welsh) Division 114th Brigade Battle Dress Combination Insignia, printed formation sign above two red felt bars on battle dress cloth backing panel. Uniform removed example.
Code: 53965Price: 80.00 GBP
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