A fine flat plastic cap badge with two blade fixings & Stanley Walsall maker to reverse.
A fine flat example, with two blades to reverse.
A rare plastic economy issue Royal Marine cap badge. Black plastic flat example by A. Stanley & Sons , Walsall. With two blades to the reverse. Vgc. Reference K K Vol 2 item 2246 page 115.
A rare Ulster Rifles plastic economy issue cap badge. With two blades to reverse. Good Condition, with no distortion.
The Royal Irish Rifles (became the Royal Ulster Rifles from 1 January 1921) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, first created in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot. The regiment saw service in the Second Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War.
A fine scarce Polish Army WW2 plastic economy cap badge.
Crowned winged eagle on top of an Amazon shield. Excellent condition, with Stanley & Son Walsall maker and two blade fixings to reverse.
A fine economy issue plastic cap badge, with maker Stanley & Sons Walsall and two blade fixings to reverse. Flat example.
A fine plastic cap badge, with two blade fixings to reverse. very slight curve.
A rare white plastic economy issue cao badge. With A Stanley & Sons Walsall two blade fixings and clean with soap and water to reverse. Very slight curl of crown, but very good.
A dark chocolate brown example with two blade fixings to reverse.
Reference KK Vol 1 item 659 page 189. Maker A Stanley & sons Walsall
A scarce silver plastic headdress badge to the Parachute Regiment, being a pair of wings, the pinions straight and horizontal, on which an open parachute surmounted by a Royal Crest with an Imperial (King’s) crown. With a pair of blades to reverse. good conditon [see photos]
Plastic cap badges were first introduced into the British Army during 1941 as a result of metal shortages caused by the prioritised demands of industrialised war production. The wearing of plastic badges proved very unpopular with British Army personnel. The symbolism of the badge is that the wings denote airborne generally, and the parachute denote the specific role of the Regiment. The Parachute Regiment was formed in August 1942 from the individual Parachute Battalions within the Army Air Corps (formed February 1942). The winged parachute headdress badge was adopted in May 1943 and was from that time worn in place of the AAC badge.
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