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WW2 67th SEARCH LIGHT REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY FACING PAIR FORMATION SIGNS

WW2 67th SEARCH LIGHT REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY FACING PAIR FORMATION SIGNS

A fine pair of Royal Artillery formation signs.
Embroidered example of the white owl on a red and blue diamond worn by 67 Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery.

Code: 54450

120.00 GBP


WW2 10th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN.

WW2 10th ARMOURED DIVISION FORMATION SIGN.

A fine rare 1st pattern woven pinkish but faded formation sign. Some glue residue to reverse.

Fox's mask on a black circular background. Formed early in the war from mechanized Cavalry and Yeomanry units in the Middle-East the 10th. Armoured fought with the Eighth Army in North Africa.

Formed in Palestine on 1st August 1941 moved to Egypt and took part in battles og Alam el Halfa and El Alamein. In January 1943 moved back to Palestine, then Syria, before returning to Egypt.

Reference Badges on Battle Dress Jon Mills Vol 1 item 2390 page 457 & WW2 British Formation Badges Bruno. Page 126

Code: 54452

180.00 GBP


WW2 SUSSEX HOME GUARD FORMATION SIGN.

WW2 SUSSEX HOME GUARD FORMATION SIGN.

A fine scarce early Sussex Home Guard wool formation sign. Reference WW2 British Formation Badges Bruno Boulanger page 617. Cut from BD blouse in circle.

Code: 54449

80.00 GBP


WWII 17th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN

WWII 17th INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN

A fine formation sign a yellow arrowhead embroidered on red felt triangle.
It was mainly composed of Regular Army battalions. The Brigade served with the 5th Infantry Division through most of the Second World War. On 5 May 1942 it was part of Force 121 in the invasion of Madagascar. After this, the 17th Infantry Brigade served in the invasion of Sicily with the British Eighth Army and the Italian Campaign before taking part in the closing stages of the campaign against Germany. Reference More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Infantry_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)

Code: 54451

45.00 GBP


WW2 10th BATTALION SHROPSHIRE HOME GUARD FORMATION COMBINATION

WW2 10th BATTALION SHROPSHIRE HOME GUARD FORMATION COMBINATION

A fine rare 1940 pattern formation sign and Infantry stripe. Khaki backing has been cut , but still in tacked, and just needs some tape to the back ,secure for display purposes. Does not detract.

Reference WW2 British Formation Badges Bruno Boulanger page 616

Code: 54448

140.00 GBP


WW2 DUMBARTONSHIRE HOME GUARD FORMATION SIGN.

WW2 DUMBARTONSHIRE HOME GUARD FORMATION SIGN.

A scarce printed no 4 zone West Scotland District Luss detachment. 1st Dumbarton Alexandria Battalion .

1st Battalion Dunbartonshire Home Guard had their headquarters in Alexandria and was affiliated to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders whose cap badge they wore. The Battalion was formed in 1940.

Some glue to reverse and small discolouration stain to face.

Reference WW2 British Formation Badges Bruno Boulanger page 613

Code: 54447

120.00 GBP


WW2 36th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

WW2 36th INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BRIGADE FORMATION SIGN.

A very scarce woven yellow acorn, inverted, in a green cup with sprig, all on a khaki ground. Reference https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30072761

The badge represents the Kentish cob-nut which was deemed an appropriate symbol for a Brigade composed of Kentish units. The Brigade was formed as a second-line Territorial Brigade on 7 October 1939 as a duplicate of 132nd Brigade. It was part of 12th Infantry Division and went to France on 20 April 1940 as one of the three so-called 'Labour Divisions' on the Lines of Communication. The intention was that these Divisions, all deficient in men, equipment and training, would complete mobilization and training in France. When the German armour broke through at Sedan these Divisions were nevertheless called forward and 12th Division was destroyed piecemeal. The Divisional commander, Petre, was detached to command the Arras garrison, 37th Brigade was dispersed on the approach to the Somme, and 35th Brigade was destroyed around Abbeville. 36th Brigade was destroyed on 20 May when two of its battalions were overrun by panzer formations south of Arras, the third battalion having been detached to Albert where it too was engaged by German mechanized forces. Only details managed to return to the UK. The Brigade was reconstituted in the UK on 8 June 1940 on cadres from the original three battalions, 6th and 7th Royal West Kents and 5th Buffs. On 28 June it was redesignated as an Independent Brigade, the badge almost certainly dating from this period. On 22 June 1942 it was redesignated an Infantry Brigade and joined 78th Division. It fought under this command for the remainder of the war, in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.

Code: 54445

240.00 GBP


2nd PORT TASK FORCE R.E FORMATION SIGN

2nd PORT TASK FORCE R.E FORMATION SIGN

A fine woven cloth formation sign. Reference Waring 653

Code: 54444

32.00 GBP


WW2 16th PARACHUTE FIELD AMBULANCE PARACHUTE R.A.M.C SHOULDER TITLE

WW2 16th PARACHUTE FIELD AMBULANCE PARACHUTE R.A.M.C SHOULDER TITLE

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.

Reference http://www.spanglefish.com/16parachutefieldambulance/index.asp?pageid=105901

Code: 54443

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US MILITARY ASSISTANCE ADVISORY GROUP REPUBLIC OF CHINA [TAIWAN] FORMATION PATCH

US MILITARY ASSISTANCE ADVISORY GROUP REPUBLIC OF CHINA [TAIWAN] FORMATION PATCH

A fine woven US made formation patch, with some glue residue to reverse. Reference

Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) is a designation for United States military advisors sent to other countries to assist in the training of conventional armed forces and facilitate military aid. Although numerous MAAGs operated around the world throughout the 1940s–1970s, the most famous MAAGs were those active in Southeast Asia before and during the Vietnam War.


Military Assistance Advisory Group in the Republic of China (Taiwan). From 1955, operational U.S. joint combat forces operating alongside the advisory group were directed by the United States Taiwan Défense Command.

The Military Assistance Advisory Group, Taiwan, commanded by Army Major General William C. Chase, was authorized 67 Army, 4 Navy and 63 Air Force personnel. Under the group's joint headquarters were Army, Navy and Air Force sections. General Chase arrived at Taipei, Taiwan, on 1 May 1951 to begin carrying out his duties as the military member of a team, which was charged with insuring that all assistance granted the Chinese Nationalists was in furtherance of United States foreign policy.

Code: 54442

55.00 GBP