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Here is a Victorian Glengarry badged to the 1st Shropshire Volunteer Battalion. No Moth, slight wear to the front of the cap and the tail ribbon on the has a hand sewn repair reattaching it. Original badge fitted badge which has three lugs but only two are used to attach the badge to the cap.
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.
An original USA tab white on Khaki for US citizens serving with Allied Forces.
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,
This is a 1944 dated AAF A11 Hack watch, issued to Pilots and Navigators, used and with wear, well marked on the back of the case.
Replacement but period strap but please note - the watch is working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted.
Here is an rare original period 508 Oval, used and removed from uniform, some service wear but in good condition.
The 508th embarked on 19 December 1943 in New York City, New York and sailed on 28 December 1943 for Belfast, Northern Ireland, arriving there on 8 January 1944. After additional training at Cromore Estate in Portstewart, the regiment was moved by ship to Glasgow in Scotland and by train on 13 March 1944 to Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire, England, where they became part of the veteran 82nd "All American" Airborne Division, commanded by Major General Matthew Ridgway,
The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment participated in Operation Overlord, jumping into Normandy at 2:15 a.m. on 6 June 1944. Their immediate objectives were to capture Sainte-Mère-Église. Operation Market Garden, jumping on 17 September 1944. The regiment established and maintained a defensive position over 12,000 yards (11,000 m) in length, with German troops on three sides of their position. They seized a key bridge and prevented its destruction. Other units prevented the demolition of the Waal river Bridge at Nijmegen. The 508th later played a major part in the Battle of the Bulge in late December 1944, during which they screened the withdrawal of some 20,000 troops from St. Vith and defended their positions against the German Panzer divisions.
A shirt size USAAC Aerial Gunner wing, pin back with safety clasp, quality one piece strike. Marked on the back partly mis-stamped looks like 10K Gold Filled (see image).
Measures 2 1/4"
A USN Officer cap badge, two piece construction in sterling silver and 1/20th 10K gold filled.
A quality full size two piece construction US Navy Officer cap badge in 1/10th 10K gold filled. Aged and tarnished (you may wish to polish this one) maker marked LBG
An original Officer for the Glider Artillery / Engineers garrison cap badge, embroidered on twill. Near mint condition.
Measures 2 1/16"
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