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WW2 SPECIAL AIR SERVICE [SAS] QUALIFICATION BADGEVery nice and rare wartime padded SAS wing. Three popper fixings to reverse. Used and worn condition.
The wing shape is said to be based on the ancient hieroglyph for Ra, the Egyptian solar deity, seen on a frieze in a Cairo hotel by Jock Lewes, designer of the badge. The light and dark blue colours were in the original hieroglyph but had an additional significance as Lewes had rowed for Oxford and another founder member of the unit, Lt. Langton, had rowed for Cambridge. The badge was worn at the top of the right arm by all qualified parachutists of the Regiment but on the left breast above any medals by anyone who had made an operational drop or participated in a conspicuous operation.
Reference Imperial War Museum
VICTORIAN THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGEA Victorian example with two loops and solder holes to reverse.
Reference KK Vol1 item 603 page 183
Code: 53857Price: 40.00 GBP
VICTORIAN 7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS CAP BADGEA good Victorian Other ranks bi-metal circa 1896-1901, with two loops to the rear.
Reference KK Vol 1 item 759 page 211
Code: 53856Price: 50.00 GBP
WW2 WAR RAISED 25th DRAGOONS CAP BADGEA bi metal cast Indian made example with two loops to reverse. Reference K & K Vol 2 item 1915 page 17.
The 25th Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1941 to 1947.
The regiment was raised in Sialkot, India, in February 1941 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 3rd Carabiniers along with volunteers from infantry regiments. It was initially assigned to 4th Indian Armoured Brigade (which later became 254th Indian Armoured Brigade and, still later, 254th Indian Tank Brigade). In 1943, it was reassigned to Indian XV Corps and transported in great secrecy to Arakan prior to taking part in the Battle of the Admin Box, in which its M3 Lee tanks proved decisive.
It spent the remainder of the war in India and Burma. It was part of 50th Indian Tank Brigade and based in Madras and Bangalore prior to being disbanded in 1947.
Code: 53855Price: 50.00 GBP
VICTORIAN 6th DRAGOONS [CARABINEERS] CAP BADGEIn very good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse with the usual expansion / sweathole construction.
K&K Vol 1 No 746
Code: 53854Price: 50.00 GBP
WW2 27th LANCER CAP BADGEA fine Kings crown bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse.
Visible fixing hole behind elephants head.
War raised in India in 1940. Disbanded in August 1945. Reference K K Vol 1 item 1917 page 17.
Code: 53853Price: 45.00 GBP
10th HUSSARS OFFICERS TENT HAT BADGEQuality officer's two part construction silver gilt tent hat badge with 2 silvered loops to reverse. Ref K&K Vol2 1929
Code: 53852Price: 75.00 GBP
ROYAL NAVY COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLEA fine post WW2 woven white on dark blue shoulder title.
The Royal Naval Commandos were a commando formation of the Royal Navy which served during the Second World War. The first units were raised in 1942 and by the end of the war, 22 company-sized units had been raised to carry out various tasks associated with establishing, maintaining and controlling beachheads during amphibious operations. Royal Naval Commando parties took part in all Allied amphibious landings from early 1942 to the end of the war, when they were disbanded. Operations included the landings at Diego Suarez on Madagascar, Operation Torch, Operation Neptune, the Screwdriver operations in Burma, Operation Market-Garden and the assault on Walcheren.
Code: 53817Price: 55.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH RED CROSS CAP BADGEScarce variant circular pattern WW I uniformed ambulance drivers cap badge in red and white enamel with two loops,makers details for Gaunt London. 30 mm dia
Code: 53847Price: 45.00 GBP
4th ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS CAP BADGE A fine bi metal cap badge, with two loops which have been fixed over blow holes. Signs the badge used to have a slider. Numbers scratched to reverse.
Reference K & K Vol 1 item 740 page 209
The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.
Code: 53848Price: 42.00 GBP
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