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A fine unused bullion Officers formation sign. 32 x 52mm
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.
A fine scarce printed 264th Scottish Beach Brigade Formation Sign, printed uniform removed example.
A fine woven example.
A fine printed unused example.
A fine printed unused example
A fine woven blue "13" on red small square.
When the TA was reconstituted in 1947, the Hampshire Fortress RE was reformed as 115 Construction Regiment, RE, with its HQ at Fareham and the following organisation.
Reference Jon Mills Vol 2 item 5460 page 1093
Embroidered example of the yellow wheat sheaf and "Cheshire" on a blue circle, worn by 113 Assault Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers.
A fine woven formation sign.
Reference ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/59th_(Staffordshire)_Infantry_Division
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