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WW2 48th INDIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADRESS BADGE

WW2 48th INDIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT HEADRESS BADGE

A good die cast native brass example. Two loops to the reverse. Formed at Lahore in April 1941, Disbanded 1944. 42mm high

Code: 54805

37.00 GBP


WW2 79th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN.

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

55.00 GBP


WW2 45th INDIAN ARMOURED CORPS HEADRESS BADGE

WW2 45th INDIAN ARMOURED CORPS HEADRESS BADGE

A fine cast brass cap badge. 31mm height x 25 mm wide. With two loops to reverse.

Code: 54804

32.00 GBP


WW2 KINGS CROWN OFFICERS MESS DRESS WING

WW2 KINGS CROWN OFFICERS MESS DRESS WING

A fine Kings Crown bullion wing, small version 55mm

Code: 54802

45.00 GBP


WW2 264th SCOTTISH BEACH BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

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

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

A fine woven example.

Code: 54798

27.00 GBP


34th ANTI AIRCRAFT BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

34th ANTI AIRCRAFT BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

A fine woven example.

Code: 54799

37.00 GBP


WW2 101st COAST ARTILLERY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN

WW2 101st COAST ARTILLERY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN

A fine printed unused example.

Code: 54800

37.00 GBP


WW2 R.W.A.F.F GOLD COAST FORMATION SIGN

WW2 R.W.A.F.F GOLD COAST FORMATION SIGN

A fine printed unused example

Code: 54801

32.00 GBP


WW1 BIRMINGHAM BATTALION ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE

WW1 BIRMINGHAM BATTALION ENAMEL LAPEL BADGE

WW1 Birmingham Battalion 1914 Kitchener’s Army enamelled badge by M.B. Sale of Birmingham
A mint example, by scarce maker, on buttonhole fitting. No damage to the enamel.

14th, 15th, and 16th Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

A circular white enamel gold-rimmed badge with gold and red King's crown with gold letters either side 'G' and 'R' underneath the words 'BIRMINGHAM BATTALION 1914'.

The battalions were raised in Birmingham in September 1914 by the Lord Mayor and a local committee. Together with the 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment they made up 95th Brigade in 32nd Division. They were all transferred to 5th Division in November 1915. The Division served in Italy in late 1917 returning to France in 1918. The lapel badge was worn on civilian clothing during 1914 before uniforms were issued.

Reference Imperial War Museum ; https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076842

Code: 54796

130.00 GBP