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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.
A Kings Crown Army Air Corps cap badge quality and detailed strike. Two lug fixing to the badge.
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.
A scarce S.O.E. Parachute qualified wing, paper backing, padded and in good condition.
Measures 4" x 1 1/4"
Here is a British Paratrooper wing, embroidered on a hessian backing, some age and wear.
An embroidered British Glider Pilot wing in near mint condition.
Established in 1942 the Army Air Corps Regiment was responsible for training and crewing the British Army's military gliders that saw action in the European campaign during WW2.
A 2nd Ranger Battalion embroidered cloth on wool title in good condition with a cheese cloth back.
Ranger battalions were officially activated in September 1943 and shipped to Great Britain where they were prepared for Operation Overlord.
On 6 June 1944, Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies, commanded by Lt. Colonel James Rudder, landed at Pointe du Hoc from LCA landing craft and specially modified DUKW "Ducks" operated by the Royal Navy. The 225 Rangers had set off from Britain to launch an assault upon the cliffs overlooking the English Channel. In order to augment the strength of the 2nd Battalion, members of what was formerly the 29th Rangers were assigned as well
Here is a scarce Parachute Regiment cap badge. Scarce early voided Kings Crown pattern. With lug fittings. Some wear.
A good original Para cap badge. Lug fittings one of which is slightly bend (would straighten) other than that it is a fine example.
WWII Kings Crown Para Regt cap badge with slider fitting. Age and wear.
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