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6th / 70th INFANTRY DIVISION FORMATION SIGN

The 6th Division had internal security duties in Palestine during 1939. Fought in North Africa, took part in the battle for Damascus against Vichy French forces, and relieved the 9th Australian division at Tobruk during the siege. The Division was then later despatched to India as the British element of the 3rd.Indian Division [Chindits] and renumbered "70th.Infantry Division"
Some faint staple marks where it have been displayed.
Reference http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072642

Code: 53308

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37th TYNE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS SEARCHLIGHT REGIMENT

A WW2 embroidered felt formation sign badge to the 37th (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment R.A. (Jon Mills BoBD 1247)

Code: 54904

65.00 GBP


WW2 38th THE KINGS REGIMENT SEARCHLIGHT FORMATION SIGN

A fine woven 38th (The King's Regiment) Searchlight Regt R.A. (TA) WW2 Formation Sign Badge

Code: 54905

65.00 GBP


646th LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN

A pair of fine handed woven formation signs.

Reference Jon Mills BoBD Vol 2. Item 5332 page 1073

Code: 54861

90.00 GBP


5th INDIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGN

A fine scarce woven 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: 54818

42.00 GBP


WW2 OFFICERS COMMANDO BRIGADES FORMATION SIGN

A fine unused bullion Officers formation sign. 32 x 52mm

Code: 54791

32.00 GBP


WW2 79th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN.

A fine woven WW II example. Worn by among others the 22nd Dragoon Guards. Ref Morris Part 1 p15 no.16.

The badge was derived from the arms of the first commander of the Division, Sir Percy Hobart, whose coat of arms included a 'bull passant'. Specialized Armour Training Establishment RAC. The 79th Armoured Division was formed in the UK on 14 August 1942 as a standard armoured division. In April 1943 it was re-organized and tasked to devise and test armoured assault equipment for the D-Day landings and the campaign in North West Europe. Eventually the Division commanded or otherwise developed a brigade (30 Brigade) of 'Crab' flail tanks, for the breaching of minefields, a brigade (1 Assault Brigade RE) of Churchill tanks converted to Engineer tasks (the Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers or 'AVRE'), and a number of independent units such as the Churchill-based 'Crocodile' flamethrower, armoured personnel carriers based on the Canadian Ram tank ('Kangaroo') and the American 'Buffalo' amphibious personnel carrier (Landing Vehicle Tracked - LVT). Development of the swimming DD (Duplex Drive) tanks also fell to the Division. The Division formed specialist assault teams for the D-Day landings for the purposes of breaching and clearing the shore defences. It subsequently provided specialist support throughout the campaign, frequently with units or even sub-units down to Troop level detached for specific operations. Involved in all the heavy fighting right up until VE Day.

Code: 54803

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WW2 264th SCOTTISH BEACH BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

A fine scarce printed 264th Scottish Beach Brigade Formation Sign, printed uniform removed example.

Code: 54797

70.00 GBP


WW2 439th LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT "P" BATTERY FORMATION SIGN

A fine woven example.

Code: 54798

27.00 GBP


34th ANTI AIRCRAFT BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

A fine woven example.

Code: 54799

37.00 GBP