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An original and scarce "White Tongue" 101st Pathfinder shoulder sleeve patch and separate Airborne tab. In used condition and removed from uniform. Some service wear. Type 6
The pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the way on D-Day in the night drop before the invasion. They left from RAF North Witham, having trained there with the 82nd Airborne Division. Their task was to mark out the planned drop zones prior to the arrival of the Division.
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"
A good used AAC cap badge, not maker marked, some age and verdigris in places.
Winston Churchill announced the establishment of a new branch of army aviation, the Army Air Corps, formed in 1942. The corps initially comprised the Glider Pilot Regiment and the Parachute Battalions (subsequently the Parachute Regiment), and the Air Observation Post Squadrons. In 1944, the SAS Regiment was added to the Corps.
A padded 2nd Glider pilot wing in mint condition.
Measures 3 1/2" x 7/8"
English made Troop Carrier patch in good condition, removed from album trace of glue on the back otherwise a great period example.
Measures 3 5/8" x 2 3/4"
A printed un-cut pair of Combined Operations Commando formation sleeve badge. In mint condition.
Measures 7" x 3 3/4"
A 1950/60's Paratrooper Wing in used condition and removed from uniform.
Not padded but a thick example
Measures 3 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Here is a 1960/70's paratrooper wing, used and removed from uniform, colour is faded to near white.
Measures 2 7/8" x 1 1/4"
A removed from uniform example with some colour fading and service wear.
Measures 3" x 1 1/2"
A WWII British Paratrooper Helmet, dated 1944 by BMB.MkII fitted with the WWII chin strap edging. Size is 6 7/8" and has a damaged net.
Retains 60% of the camo paint and has the numbers 17/011 in white painted on dark blue to the left side. Named in the back to Kershaw 2 Trp.
A WWII helmet and may have been the subject of a repaint.
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