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A WWII 101st Division "Screaming Eagles" Patch in good condition with separate tab. Known as a type 15 example.
During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium and The Eagles Nest in Germany.
A scarce pair of British Airborne Formation sign patches. Early WWII printed examples that have been worn and removed from uniform with some light service wear.
The tartan beret backing for the 15th Scots Parachute Battalion in un-issued condition.
The 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, originally raised as 15th (King's) Parachute Battalion by the British Army in World War II.
Here is a scare 82nd Airborne 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Warrant Officer tunic size is 38L dated 1942, one small nip (1/16") to the left side of the right pocket.
Fully badged with :-
1. English made 1st Allied Airborne patch.
2. Two piece 82nd Airborne patch,
3. Shoulder Warrant Officer ranks are pin back and maker marked Gaunt London.
4. English made Airborne oval for 505th PIR
5. English made Parachute wing, pin back and maker marked Guant London. Pin hook has been replaced.
5. Pin back Presidential Unit Citation, four overseas service bars,
6. Meritorious Service patch.
7. Pin Back Warrant Officer Branch of Service maker marked Gaunt London. Snowflake pattern acid test US Letters with Phinney clutch fittings.
8. Pin back three medal ribbon bar for Bronze Star, American Defence and ETO with arrow head and two campaign stars.
9. Three Fourragère shoulder cords. Belgian Red and Green Fourragère shoulder cords and the French Croix De Guerre Fourragère shoulder cord.
Also included is a WO garrision cap piped in silver/black with English made WO rank by Guant London completed with an English made Para/Glider cap patch sized at 7 3/8".
Tunic and cap are not named.
Warrant Officers were support specialists - not fighters in the combat branches (Armor, Artillery, Infantry, Air Defense) except for Combat Aviation - where they are pilots. Warrant Officers are typically engaged in supervising the work of enlisted technicians, equipment mechanics, and repair specialists. You do not find Warrant Officers forward of the Battalion rear area except on rare occasions.
Hence no Combat Infantry Award.
Here is a British Paratrooper wing, embroidered on a hessian backing, some age and wear.
Here is a scarce Parachute Regiment cap badge. Scarce early voided Kings Crown pattern. With lug fittings. Some wear.
Glider Badge, Brass Regimental metal arm badge. Solid strike with black felt backing, back plate and lug fittings. Some age and wear.
Up-dated information provided by Stephen Edwards MBE.with thanks.
A brass glider with black backing would indicate worn by the Staffordshire Regiment Post amalgamation to the Staffordshire Regiment from the North and South Staffs the glider is a South Battle honour this pattern went out of use when they again amalgamated again and be came Mercian Regiment Today glider is seen flying through the Stafford knot the county emblem.
Glider Pilot Regiment cap badge, Kings Crown example with slider fitting. Used but in good condition and solid strike.
Here is a 1950's metal Parachute Jump Wing (Singapore Issue) with lug fittings in good condition.
Worn on No. 3 Tropical Dress brass wing was worn and is mainly attributed to The New Zealand SAS Squadron.
Measures 2 1/4" x 15/16"
A good used removed from uniform example, with service wear. there is some maroon colour bleeding to the front (see images).
Measures 3 1/2" x 1 1/2"
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