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43rd [WESSEX] RECCONAISANCE REGIMENT FORMATION COMBINATIONA fine combination formation sign all woven.
Code: 53430Price: 200.00 GBP
WW2 8TH CANADIAN DIVISION FORMATION SIGNS [PAIR] A fine scarce handed pair of cloth/felt formation signs. removed from uniform, 75mm x 50 mm
Code: 53448Price: 80.00 GBP
WW2 GAMBIA AREA FORMATION SLIP ON SHOULDER TITLE A fine scarce printed Khaki slip on reference Bruno Boulanger [WW2 British Formation Badges] page 512
58th [MIDDLESEX] SEARCHLIGHT REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGNA fine scarce woven formation sign.
58th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery was an air defence unit of Britain's Territorial Army (TA) raised just before World War II. It defended the East Midlands of England during The Blitz, and later served as infantry in North West Europe at the end of the war, converting to the anti-aircraft (AA) artillery role postwar.
This searchlight unit was formed as part of the doubling in size of the TA at the time of the Munich Crisis in late 1938. Formally, it was a duplicate of 36th (Middlesex) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers, based on 344 AA Company at Harrow, which was transferred from 36th AA Battalion to provide a cadre of trained men. In February 1939 the existing AA defences came under the control of a new Anti-Aircraft Command. In June a partial mobilisation of TA units was begun in a process known as 'couverture', whereby each AA unit did a month's tour of duty in rotation to man selected AA and searchlight positions.
On 1 August 1940 the Royal Engineers' AA battalions were transferred to the Royal Artillery (RA), being redesignated searchlight regiments.
In April 1943, 344th Bty received orders to train for a mobile role, and after this training it joined 100 AA Bde on 30 June. 100 AA Bde was one of the formations slated to participate in Operation Overlord (the Allied invasion of Normandy planned for 1944) and shortly afterwards the battery became formally independent of 58 S/L regiment. 344th Independent S/L Bty proceeded to Normandy in July 1944 where it pioneered the use of searchlights to create artificial moonlight, otherwise known as movement light or 'Monty's Moonlight', to aid movement in night operations by 21st Army Group. In February 1945 it changed its title to 344th Independent Moonlight Bty and split off a separate 581st Independent Moonlight Battery.
Code: 53435Price: 80.00 GBP
38th INFANTRY DIVISION, 10th BATTALION ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS WW2 FORMATION COMBINATIONA fine formation combination.
Code: 53438Price: 180.00 GBP
80th INFANTRY DIVISION WW2 FORMATION COMBINATIONA fine printed formation, with some moth at the bottom.
Code: 53434Price: 140.00 GBP
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION RECCONAISANCE, ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS FORMATION COMBINATIONA combination formation sign for 3rd Infantry Div. Recce Personnel, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Code: 53429Price: 180.00 GBP
4th ARMOURED BRIGADE, 2nd ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SLIP ONA scarce North African campaign slip on.
3rd INFANTRY DIVISION [CHINDITS] BULLION FORMATION SIGNA fine scarce Officers Bullion formation sign. Reference Cole 77
Made history with their airborne invasions penetrating deep into Burma under Major General Orde Wingate D.S.O.
The Chindits were disbanded in February 1945. Several of the brigade headquarters and many of the veterans of the Chindit operations were reformed and merged into 44th Airborne Division, while the force headquarters and signals units formed the core of XXXIV Indian Corps.
49th [WEST RIDING] INFANTRY DIVISION , ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS WW2 FORMATION COMBINATIONA fine scarce WW2 formation combination.
Code: 53409Price: 180.00 GBP
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