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Here is a grouping of six of the best British special forces tapes.
Each tape measures 7 7/8” long by 1 1/8”
A matching pair of Para Regiment collar insignia. Lug fittings, Kings Crown with opposing lions.
A Parachute Regiment Kings Crown cap badge marked by Gaunt of London. Slider fitting in good condition.
Well here we have two items that came in together,
A Commando Grappling Hook a Fghting knife.
WWII fighting knife is in the design of Taylor of Sheffield. The stiletto blade maker marks have been ground out with sharpening. Complete with leather scabbard that has service wear and has been customised/repaired.
The WWII British Commando Grappling hook has three prongs. Measures 8” in length by 8” across with an loop eye for attaching rope.
WW2 British Commando’s Grappling Hooks were famously used by the British commandos during the D-Day landings and other famous actions.
Sold as one lot.
A scarce WWII Para Beret in used and worn condition. Faint makers mark for Kangol Wear Limited with broad arrow, the date is not clear 194? The regiment cap badge is very polished and worn, with lug fittings. The beret is the "spun" WWII manufacture and has service wear and tear.
Here is a 101st Airborne Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch known as a Type 4. Two pieces with separate tab, light age related wear.
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 on to the Eagles Nest.
82nd Infantry Airborne Division Sleeve patch. A one piece construction with age related wear.
Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. StVith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaignsare were credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
Here we have a Parachute Regiment title. Early example wool embroidered on a canvas material with a black back. As detailed on page 142 of Oliver Lock’s British Airborne Insignia as a locally made variation.
A Paratrooper jump wing in good condition. Flat example embroidered on wool with a hessian back. Age related and wear.
A US Army Glider Trooper Wing. English made with faint maker marks for Gaunt London, pin back and in good condition.
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