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A Queens Lancers cap badge, a two piece construction, maker marked Gaunt London
Princess Louise Dragoon Guards Cap Badge in brass with two lug fitting.
A good Guards buckle with Queens crown in good overall condition.
Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
A small grouping of items from MG Heiden who was the Commanding Officer of 1st Squadron 10th Cavalry 4th Infantry Division Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. and Commanding Officer, 3d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, from 1969 to 1970.
So we have the following items:-
1. Two Star Generals Flag maker marked and stamped. Measures 3' x 4'
2. Two Star Generals Garrison Cap made by Flight Ace. Gold trim with two stars, with service wear.
3. Named Joint Services Commendation Medal.
4. West Point Medal.
A good original 508 patch, embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth back.
Measures 2 7/8"
The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment was activated during World War II on 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Roy E. Lindquist formed the unit and remained its commander throughout the war.1
After extensive training and maneuvers 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 and later part id the 17th Airborne.
A good one piece type 7 101st Airborne Patch in good condition.
During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium and The Eagles Nest
An Enlisted Para/Glider cap badge, silk embroidered thread on twill with a cheese cloth backing.
An Enlisted Para/Glider cap badge, embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing.
A good un-issued Troop Carrier Flight Jack patch, embroidered on wool with cheese cloth backing.
Here is a large 1st Troop Carrier Command patch, embroidered on back twill with a cheese cloth backing.
Measures 4 3/4"
The command's mission was specialized training of combat crews for the air assault/air resupply mission tasked to the Army Air Forces. It was responsible directly to AAF Headquarters for the majority of the war, later coming under the umbrella of the Continental Air Forces in the spring of 1945
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