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ROYAL TANK REGIMENT OFFICERS ASTRAKHAN HATA fine Astrakhan hat with bullion Royal Tank Regiment E11R badge, with faint Herbert & Johnson makers stamping.
1943 DATED ROYAL TANK REGIMENT NON CRASH HELMETA very scarce WW 2 very hard but light composition material helmet, with cushioned "bump-pad" to the front. Leather sweat-band bearing "WD" stamp and date letter "P" for 1943.
Some bumps and service wear, especially the bump pad.
Reference B.Davis Uniforms and Insignia WW II page 221.
Non Crash Helmet R.T.R [Royal Tank Regiment] and then the Crash Helmet R.A.C [Royal Armoured Corps ] based on the miners helmets of the time. Combat experience showed that tank crews were exposed to enemy fire, particularly commanders who often had their heads above the turret hatch opening in order to better see the terrain and enemy movement.
WW2 14th ARMY SLOUCH HAT DATED 1942A fine scarce dated 1942 slouch hat, with 14th Army bullion badge. Hat has some moth mostly under rim [more pictures if required] but doesnt detract. Maker N.121 Wool Felt 6,3/4 size
14th Army active from 1943 - 45.
The British Fourteenth Army was a multinational force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army.
It was often referred to as the "Forgotten Army" because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the contemporary press, and remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe for long after the war. At one point it held the longest battle line, from the Bay of Bengal to the borders of India and China.
The Army was responsible for the successful defence of India and the subsequent defeat of Japanese forces in Burma. In June 1945 14th Army was withdrawn to India to prepare for the invasion of Malaya,14th.Army's exploits are very well known and after enduring the appalling conditions of the jungles of the far-east secured great victories in the Arakan at Imphal,Kohima,Mandalay,Meiktila,and many more that led to the liberation of Burma and Malaya. whence the HQ was deployed in September. The Army was disbanded on 31 December 1945.
Code: 53224Price: 240.00 GBP
DATED 1945 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS CAP BADGE AND BERET. A fine dated 1945 & maker Kangol wear limited WW2 Armoured Corps Cap badge & Beret. In excellent condition. 7 quater size.
The RAC was created on 4 April 1939, just before World War II started, by combining the cavalry wing (cavalry units that had mechanised), and the Royal Tank Corps (which was thereupon renamed the Royal Tank Regiment within the new corps). As the war went on, many other units became mechanised and joined this corps. In 1944, the RAC absorbed the Reconnaissance Corps.
Code: 53219Price: 160.00 GBP
ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE KINGS CROWN FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine dark blue field service cap with Bi metal cap badge and matching buttons.
maker label inside Hobson & Sons London with Atkin M.E no 5 COY. Has Sandhurst written inside.
Size 7 1/8
Code: 53076Price: 70.00 GBP
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS GLENGARRY A fine Glengarry bonnet, rosette to side, ribbons to the rear. And white metal cap badge. No visible moth, no maker or date.
Code: 53074Price: 70.00 GBP
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS OFFICERS FIELD SERVICE CAPA fine E11R dark green field service cap, with boss badge and original buttons to front. No maker or moth.
E11R ARMY CATERING CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAPA fine dark blue cap with light grey/blue peak, piped with yellow & matching crown. Cap badge and two general service buttons. Excellent condition with no maker mark or moth.
16th THE QUEENS LANCERS FIELD SERVICE CAP A fine red crown & body. Dark blue peak & flap, with yellow piping to flap. Kings Crown bimetal cap badge, with two general service buttons to front. No maker & a moth nip, by lance tip,otherwise very good.
PIONEER CORPS FIELD SERVICE CAPA fine burgandy body & crown with green peak & flap. All brass Kings crown cap badge and two general service buttons. Excellent condition with no maker or moth.
Code: 53007Price: 65.00 GBP
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