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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.
Parachute Regiment Cap badge, Kings Crown with slider fixing.
A padded 2nd Glider pilot wing in mint condition.
Measures 3 1/2" x 7/8"
A Parachute Regiment Cap badge with the Stewart tartan backing in good condition
The 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Parachute Battalion raised as 15th (King's) Parachute Battalion.
The 15th Parachute Battalion was formed in India during 1945 from the 1st Battalion the King's Regiment (Liverpool). Prior to this the 1st Battalion King's had been part of the Chindits special force and taken part in the second Chindit expedition, Operation Thursday, of 1944. It was assigned to the 77th Indian Parachute Brigade, part of the 44th Indian Airborne Division.
The war ended before the battalion was committed to combat but a number of officers and sergeants parachuted into Japanese Prisoner of War Camps in Java, Sumatra, Bangkok and Singapore to provide aid to the prisoners.
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"
Here is a scarce Parachute Regiment cap badge with the parachute polished out (some long serving Paras would polish them out to indicate lengthy service)
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"
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