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WW1 TANK CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE

WW1 TANK CORPS OFFICERS CAP BADGE

An excellent scarce officers bronze cap badge with two blades to the reverse. WW I style tank to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel,between double scrolls bearing the title,"Tank Corps".
reference K K Vol 1 item 1156 page 294. Item has a faint J & Co makers mark to the reverse.

Code: 54664

87.00 GBP


PRE WW2 3rd ROYAL TANK REGIMENT BADGE

PRE WW2 3rd ROYAL TANK REGIMENT BADGE

A fine rare woven large 3rd Royal Tank Regiment badge. Size 110mm x 80mm

The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the First World War. Today, it is the armoured regiment of the British Army's 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade. Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Code: 54593

240.00 GBP


WW2 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS BERET BADGE

WW2 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS BERET BADGE

Purchased in a reputable auction house as a job lot of mint, unissued Beret badges.

Very reasonably priced.

You are only purchasing one Beret badge for £22.

10 x to be sold 2nd pattern die struck white metal mint example with North south lugs.
A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953.
Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1919

Code: 54545

22.00 GBP


WW2 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS BERET BADGE

WW2 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS BERET BADGE

A fine 2nd pattern slider version with sort after maker Gladman & Norman Spencer Street Birmingham.

A mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, with a billet on the wrist inscribed R A C. With an Imperial crown. 1942-1953.
Vgc Ref KK Vol 2 1919

Code: 54465

37.00 GBP


GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE

GUARDS MACHINE GUN REGIMENT WW1 CAP BADGE

A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on cut off slider circa 1916-18. Five pointed star with circlet inscribed “Quinque juncta in uno 1916”. To the centre a crowned GMG cypher; the principal points of the star in the form of a bullet, between the bullets, the grenade, Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Leek. Reference KK Vol 1 item 923 page 241.

Code: 54413

70.00 GBP


SPECIAL SERVICE BATTALION No 5 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE

SPECIAL SERVICE BATTALION No 5 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE

A fine rare theatre made shoulder title, possibly cast Indian with two loops to reverse.

No. 5 Commando was a battalion-sized commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War.

Formed in July 1940, the unit took part in a couple of small-scale raids in France in 1941 and contributed some personnel to Operation Chariot before taking part in the landings on Madagascar in 1942. In late 1943 it was sent to India with the rest of the 3rd Special Service Brigade and subsequently took part in operations in Burma throughout 1944 and 1945.

Following the end of the war the unit undertook occupation duties in Hong Kong where they were amalgamated with No. 1 Commando on 23 March 1946 to form 1/5 Commando before eventually being disbanded in February 1947.

Code: 54415

350.00 GBP


WW2 GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT STAFF CAR OFFICIAL BADGE

WW2 GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT STAFF CAR OFFICIAL BADGE

A mint example of a chrome and enamel Staff car badge, With maker JR Gaunt to bottom. 140mm high. Plain chrome to reverse.
If collecting to the Regiment, it would make an excellent centre piece.

Code: 54341

200.00 GBP


BRITISH 2nd ARMOURED CAR, ROYAL AIR FORCE CAP BADGE

BRITISH 2nd ARMOURED CAR, ROYAL AIR FORCE CAP BADGE

White metal arm badge with 2 blades to reverse. Formed in 1922 by the RAF for the defence of Iran, Transjordan and Kuwait. Air power alone was insufficient so a hard hitting mobile ground force was formed. No. 2 company looked after Transjordan. Shortly after renamed Iraq Levies under RAF control. 37mm x 25mm

Code: 54309

SOLD


WW1 MOTOR MACHINE GUN PAIR COLLAR BADGES.

WW1 MOTOR MACHINE GUN PAIR COLLAR BADGES.

A fine pair of brass, but bronze looking cast collar badges, both with two loops to reverse.

Code: 54264

SOLD


WW2 SCARCE NO 5 FREE NORWEGIAN TROOP / 10th INTER ALLIED COMMANDO OFFICERS CAP BADGE

WW2 SCARCE NO 5 FREE NORWEGIAN TROOP / 10th INTER ALLIED COMMANDO OFFICERS CAP BADGE

A fine scarce Officers Silver hallmarked Ancor, Lion and T for Birmingham 1943, with maker JR Gaunt & Sons to reverse. Worn only 1942 to 45.

The No. 5 Norwegian Troop was formed in August 1942 under command Captain Rolv Hauge, the men of the troop came from refugees brought back to Britain after commando raids and sailors stranded abroad after the German invasion of Norway.
The H7 is the monogram of King Haakon VII and was used as a symbol of freedom. 3.6cm in diameter.

Scarce.

In August 1942 Hauge was given the command of No. 5 Norwegian Troop of the No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando, with the rank of captain. Hauge was authorized to select volunteers from the whole Norwegian Brigade, but with the core from Company 4 which recently had undergone the shock troops training course. The unit was initially based in Nefyn in Wales, and underwent a standard three-week Commando Hardening Course in Achnacarry before they were accepted as commandos.

In January 1943 a detachment from the troop participated in Operation Cartoon, an attack on the pyrite mines of Stordø Kisgruber at Litlabø near Sagvåg in Stord, Norway. From May 1943 the unit was based in Eastbourne and went through intensive training in preparation for landing operations. From January 1944 they were stationed in Shetland, where they took part in raids to the Norwegian coast, and in June they moved back to Eastbourne. Hauge's unit took part in the Battle of the Scheldt, in particular the Operation Infatuate, the victorious attack on Walcheren in November 1944.Hauge's report from the attack on Walcheren is reprinted in Eystein Fjærli's book from 1982. The unit had a loss of four killed and seventeen wounded during the eight days of the attack, Hauge being amongst the wounded. While recuperating, Hauge was awarded the British Military Cross for his leadership during the Walcheren battle.

In January 1945, No. 5 Norwegian Troop took part in the attack on the island Kapelsche Veer, along with No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando. This attack was not an immediate success, but the island was conquered by Canadian troops a few weeks later. After the first Norwegian assault against the German lines had resulted in more than 50% casualties, Hauge had called off the renewed attacks ordered by No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando. No. 5 Norwegian Troop saw no further fighting during the war after the Kapelsche Veer attack, being instead sent to officially neutral Sweden on 1 May 1945. On 9 May 1945, eight days after arriving in Sweden, Hauge led No. 5 Norwegian Troop over the border to Norway to take part in the disarming of the surrendered German forces there. When Crown Prince Olav returned to Norway on 13 May, No. 5 Norwegian Troop formed his guard of honour.

Among Hauge's war decorations were the St. Olav's Medal With Oak Branch, the Norwegian War Medal, the Defence Medal 1940–1945, the Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal, the British Military Cross, the 1939–45 Star, and the France and Germany Star.

Code: 54253

SOLD