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Here is a late 40's Airborne Beret to the Glider Pilot Regiment in good used condition, some service wear by Hobson size 6 7/8". Name tape stitched inside is S.F.Cooper. The Gilder Pilot Regiment badge is maker marked by J.R.Gaunt London and a pad has been stitched to the inside of the lining.
Note image 2 shows up light red but it is maroon.
Attributed to Sir Coles John Child, 2nd Baronet (1906-1971)
Here is a private purchase 1950's Airborne beret made by the Ammo Company. Bullion Queens Crown Brigadier Rank to the front and padded in the inside. Name tape stitched into the head lining "St John Child Bart 1Batt. CG" In used condition with service wear.
A mint un-cut Paratrooper wing, embroidered on wool still retains the production number. Scarce in this condition.
A rare U.S. Paratrooper 48 Star sleeve ID Flag.
This example is printed on gauze material.
Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/8"
A brass version of the Horsa glider, with loop fittings, solid strike.
Sleeve patch worn by soldiers of both the Staffordshire & King’s Own Border Regiments.
A Glider Pilot Regiment cap badge, Kings Crown, lug fittings, not maker marked.
Here is a scarce 3rd Indian Division Officer patch in bullion. Used, aged and tarnished bullion thread. Embroidered gold Burmese dragon with pagoda in background in bullion thread embroidery on navy blue circular patch
The formation was formed at Jhansi as a Special Force of long-range penetration troops, after the First Chindit expedition, on 18 September 1943. The first operation had featured 77th Indian Infantry Brigade, consisting of battalions of Burma Rifles, Gurkhas and the King's Liverpool Regiment who had been on internal security duties in India. During the operation, the railway lines were cut a number of times between Mandalay and Myitkyina. More importantly, the troops emerged from the jungle as heroic figures, lionised by the press as the first British and Commonwealth troops to get the better of the Japanese in the jungle, dispelling the myth of the Japanese 'supermen'.
A Junior Paras Jump Wing in mint un-issued condition.
Silk woven embroidery.
Measures 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
A scarce padded example in near mint condition. The stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal, the para lines are also stitched, very high quality piece.
The reverse is stock WWII manufacture on hessian material.
A printed Airborne Division Formation sleeve insignia, removed from uniform with some service wear, age and fading.
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