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Third Armoured Division with separate Spearhead Tab



A US 3rd Armored Division patch with separate tab removed from uniform with light service wear and age..

"Spearhead" was adopted as the nickname of the 3rd Armored Division in recognition of the division's role as the spearhead of many attacks during the liberation of France in 1944.

Code: 55633

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Novelty Armoured Division Patch



Here we have a Novelty Armoured Division made in Japan or Korea. Unknown theme and in mint condition.

Code: 55601

10.00 GBP


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US Army 714th Armoured Battalion Patch



Here is a 714th Tank Battalion patch In good condition 714 has been added to a standard armoured patch.

The 12th Armored Division was activated on 15 September 1942. Organization and initial training was at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and continued at Camp Barkeley in Abilene, Texas. The division consisted of approximately 11,000 soldiers, and was composed of tank, field artillery, motorized infantry battalions and other support units.

In early 1943 the division adopted the nickname "The Hellcats", symbolizing its toughness and readiness for combat.

12th Departed New York, for the European Theater of Operations on 20 September 1944. It landed at Liverpool, England on 2 October 1944. While awaiting replacement armor which had been borrowed by the U.S. Third Army, the 12th was sent to Tidworth Barracks16 in Wiltshire, UK. It crossed the English Channel from Southampton, arrived at Le Havre, France, on 11 November 1944 and then traveled up the Seine River to Rouen to join the Seventh Army elements met the enemy near Weisslingen in Alsace on 5 December, and the entire division moved against the Maginot Line fortifications two days later. The 12th Armored Division suffered over 1,700 battle casualties during the fighting in and around Herrlisheim. As a consequence, when African-American soldiers who were in non-combat positions were able to volunteer to become combat troops, Major General Roderick R. Allen was one of only ten division commanders who allowed them to join the combat ranks. The division was attached to the Third Army under General George S. Patton, Jr., on 17 March 1945 through its crossing of the Rhine on 28 March. The soldiers were ordered to remove their identifying unit insignias and vehicle markings were painted over, disguising the fact that Patton had an additional tank division under his command. Thus the 12th was given the nickname the "Mystery Division". The attack resumed on 18 March 1945.

Code: 55600

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US Army 750 Armoured Division Patch



A 750th Armoured Division Patch which has been been modified from a standard armoured patch.

The 750th was an independent tank battalion. During World War II it was standard practice in combat operations to attach a tank battalion to each front-line division. Tanks provided support to the infantry in suppressing strong points and bunkers, providing close-in artillery fire and combating enemy tanks and other vehicles. On 1 November 1944, the 750th was attached to the 104th (Timberwolf) Infantry Division and was ordered to move to the vicinity of Aachen, Germany.

During the period 16 November to 15 December, companies and platoons of the 750th were attached to and supported individual regiments and battalions of the 104th during the hard-fought town-by-town drive beyond the Siegfried Line to the Roer River. In a commendation issued on 7 December 1944, the 104th’s commander, Major General Terry Allen, stated: "The 750th Tank Battalion assisted materially in the capture of Lammersdorf and Inden, by their quick and timely support; in the organization of Lucherberg for defense against enemy counter attacks, elements of the 750th Tank Battalion were particularly effective." Other attacks in which the 750th’s tanks provided material assistance to the Timberwolves included the capture of Eschweiler, Volkenrath, Durwiss, Putzlohn, Weisweiller, Pier, Merken and Schophoven.

Code: 55599

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US Army 89th Armoured Division Patch



An 89th Medium Tank Battalion patch in near mint condition.

The 89th Medium Tank Battalion was an armored tank unit of the United States Army. It was activated in Korea in August, 1950 and in November 1951, it was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. The unit participated no fewer than ten campaigns, from 1951 through the Armistice in 1953 with the 26th Division. It earned the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Unit Commendation.

The 89th Tank Battalion returned to Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division where it remained until deactivation in 1957.

Code: 55598

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WWII US Army 14th Armoured Division Patch



A 14th Armoured division patch in good un-issued condition.

The 14th Armored Division landed at Marseille in southern France, on 29 October 1944. Within two weeks some of its elements were in combat, maintaining defensive positions along the Franco-Italian frontier. The division was assigned to US 6th Army Group on 1 November. On 10 November, the division was assigned to US Seventh Army. On 12 November the Combat Command Reserve (CCR) was detached, and ordered to the Maritime Alps by 6th Army Group to relieve units in defensive positions there. On 15 November, Combat Command A moved north from the area of Marseille to Epinal to take part in the VI Corps drive through the Vosges Mountains, and was followed by Combat Command B five days later. Hard fighting at Gertwiller, Benfeld, and Barr helped VI Corps to crack the German defenses, the division was on the Alsatian Plain in early December. On 17 December the division attacked across the Lauter River into Germany itself, along with the other units of VI Corps, it fought its way into a heavily defended portion of the German Westwall. Due to the growing crisis in the Ardennes, General Eisenhower, the supreme commander, ordered the Seventh Army to stop its attack and withdraw from the Westwall, where its units assumed positions south of the Lauter River. The order was poorly timed as elements of the 14th Armored Division had penetrated deep into the German defenses, and were poised to break out into the enemy's rear.

Code: 55597

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US Army 1st Armoured Division Patch



A 1st Armoured Division "Old Ironsides" Patch Post war issue in used condition.

Code: 55596

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U.S.Army 3rd Tank Battalion Patch Spearhead



A 3rd Armored patch, used removed from uniform. Post war issue.

The first elements of the 3rd Armored in France saw combat on 29 June, with the division as a whole beginning combat operations on 9 July 1944. During this time, it was under the command of VII Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps for some time, and assigned to the First Army and the 12th Army Group for the duration of its career. They went on to fight across France, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge) Holland and Germany.

Code: 53156

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WWII US Army 2nd Armoured Division Patch with Title



A fully embroidered 2nd Armored Division patch with a separate and scarce "Hell on Wheels" tab embroidered on wool. In un-issued condition.

Patton's 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany.

Code: 55583

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WWII US Army 2nd Armoured Division Patch with Title



A fully embroidered 2nd Armored Division patch with a separate "Hell on Wheels" tab. In un-issued condition. Made in South Korea.
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Patton's 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany.

Code: 55584

20.00 GBP


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