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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.
Here is a WWII period Para title in mint un-issued condition.
Measues 5 5/8" x 1"
A printed Airborne Division Formation sleeve insignia, removed from uniform with some service wear, age and some fading.
An early embroidered Parachute title some age and wear.
Measures 4 1/4" x 1"
Parachute Regiment Title post war period late 40's 50's in good condition, removed from uniform.
Here is a Glider trooper Wing, pin back with safety clasp, no maker marks, original period example.
Original one piece 82nd Airborne Division Patch. This is an original white back on piece, edges are tan twill. Used and removed from uniform
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