A good die cast native brass example. Two loops to the reverse. Formed at Lahore in April 1941, Disbanded 1944. 42mm high
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 cast brass cap badge. 31mm height x 25 mm wide. With two loops to reverse.
A fine Kings Crown bullion wing, small version 55mm
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
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
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