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A set of four sleeve badges in near mint condition.
Represent 1 to 4 years service.
A good used Allied Forces H.Q. patch, some wear.
Allied Force Headquarters (AFHQ) was the headquarters that controlled all Allied operational forces in the Mediterranean Theatre of World War II from late 1942 until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945.
AFHQ was established in the United Kingdom in August 1942 under Lieutenant General Dwight David Eisenhower in order to command the forces committed to Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa, set for November. Eisenhower had the title Commander-in-Chief, Allied Expeditionary Force.
A good embroidered Anti Aircraft Command patch.
Used and removed from uniform
A Southern Defence Command patch, removed from album with some glue residue to the back.
Measures 3 9/16" x 2 3/4"
Southern Defense Command (SDC) was established on 17 March 1941 as the command formation of the U.S. Army responsible for coordinating the defense of the Gulf of Mexico coastal region of the United States. A second major responsibility of SDC was the training of soldiers prior to their deployment overseas.
Here we have nine original patches for Coastal Artillery Districts of America commencing with :-
1. 1st New England District
2. 2nd New York - Philadelphia District
3. 3rd Chesapeake Bay District
4. 4th Southern District
5. 9th Pacific District
6. AA Command Central
7. AA Command Eastern
8. AA Command Southern
9. AA Command Western
10. Hawaiian CA Brigade
Sold as a lot of 9
A London Base Command patch. Good post war manufacture. I am always looking for original period patches but they are scarce and tend to be expensive.
London Base Command was established as a unit of the ETO, 16 October, 1942 until March 1943 when SHAEF was established.
WWII U.S.Army 5th Army Patch, removed from uniform, some service wear. Have several in stock.
The Fifth Army first saw action during the Salerno landings (Operation Avalanche), the assault landings at Salerno, part of the Allied invasion of Italy, in September 1943. Due to the comparatively low numbers of American troops available in the Mediterranean Theater it was made up of one American and one British corps. Its role in Italy cost Fifth Army dearly. It suffered 109,642 casualties in 602 days of combat, of which 19,475 were killed in action. The Fifth Army headquarters returned to the United States in September 1945. Fifth Army was deactivated on 2 October 1945
An original English made Eisenhower's Head Quarters patch. Used and removed from uniform.
Here is an English made printed 2nd design patch. Used and removed from uniform.
The European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) was a United States Army formation which directed US Army operations in parts of Europe from 1942 to 1945. It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast,
A good Iceland Base Command patch, fully embroidered example.
Iceland was an important steppingstone between Europe and the New World in North America. Hitler several times toyed with the idea of a descent upon the island and laid preliminary plans for it; but to forestall such a move British troops, soon joined by a Canadian force, had landed in Iceland on 10 May 1940. Icelandic annoyance with the British and Canadian garrison, and British losses in the war, which made a withdrawal of the Iceland garrison seem desirable, plus the United States concern for the Atlantic sea lanes, combined to bring Iceland within the American defense orbit.
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