A fine very rare printed early 16th Parachute Field Ambulance shoulder title. White on Maroon.
Worn for a short time prior to the R.A.M.C in maroon.
The 16th (Parachute) Field Ambulance was a Royal Army Medical Corps unit of the British airborne forces during the Second World War. The unit was the first parachute field ambulance unit of the British Army. Their first deployment was in Operation Torch the Allied landings in North Africa. This was followed by Operation Fustian during the Allied invasion of Sicily. Their third mission was Operation Slapstick, a seaborne landing at Taranto in Italy.
The 16th (Parachute) Field Ambulance then returned to England to prepare for operations in North West Europe. Their next and final parachute landing was in September 1944, during the Battle of Arnhem. In the battle the 1st Parachute Brigade landed on the first day and the 16th (Parachute) Field Ambulance established at dressing station in a local hospital. Within days the location was overrun by the Germans and the majority of the field ambulance went into captivity as prisoners of war.
In 1945 it was reformed and took part in Operation Doomsday the occupation of Norway following the surrender of German forces there, but with the war over the unit was disbanded by the end of the year.
US Army ‘HUNTER KILLER TEAM/F TROOP/ 4TH CAV.’ cloth title
Good scarce Vietnam war era title special forces, white letters within red border scroll embroidered on black. Nylon film backing Removed from uniform. VGC
A fine 7th GURKHA RIFLES cloth embroidered shoulder title.
White on dark green felt.
A fine scare WW2 AIRBORNE cloth embroidered shoulder title.
Light blue sans-serif letters embroidered on slightly curved maroon felt. Removed from uniform.
A fine woven Nationality shoulder title. some glue residue to reverse.
A fine scarce woven shoulder title, with one little moth nip.
The Glider Pilot Regiment was a British airborne forces unit of the Second World War, which was responsible for crewing the British Army's military gliders and saw action in the European theatre in support of Allied airborne operations. Established in 1942.
Yellow embroidered on red,
Yellow on purple
White on dark green
All 5.5cm wide and 2.7cm tall. Some glue residue to reverse.
A fine woven shoulder formation combination.
A WW II yellow on green embroidered,Reconnaissance shoulder title, with slightly rounded corners. 125 mm X 22 mm
Scarce early type embroidered RFC oatmeal on black cloth, straight shoulder title
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