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Specialising in WW2 British Airborne related militaria, but also offering an assortment of other items, we aim to offer a high quality selection of original pieces with an equally good service to match.

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DAGGERS OF THE 3rd REICH Very early book on the subject ( 1958 ) by ZM Research of New York : DAGGERS OF THE 3rd REICH 48 page paperback with 40 daggers illus by full page photos . Very good condition
GERMAN ERSATZ BAYONETS 1914-1918 by Carter Rare example of the book GERMAN ERSATZ BAYONETS 1914-1918 by Carter . Published 1976 . Hardback 64 pages , profusely illustrated . Very good used condition but minor damage to dustwrapper at base of spine .
124 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA formation sign Embroidered cloth formation sign. Very good condition. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
1889 Pattern ROYAL NAVY CUTLASS in SCABBARD Rare 1889 Pattern ROYAL NAVY CUTLASS in SCABBARD , these are seldom found complete with their issue scabbard.
1903 / 08 Pattern OTHER SERVICES (MOUNTED) HAVERSACK Rare1903 / 08 Pattern OTHER SERVICES (MOUNTED) HAVERSACK. Some marks and split to stitching at bottom of side pocket o/w very good,
1903 PATTERN HAVERSACK Rare 1903 PATTERN HAVERSACK , side pocket missing and large hole to bottom corner and base ( looks like mouse chewing ) . King's crown brass button to front flap.
1908 ECONOMY Pattern Webbing BAYONET FROG Original 1908 Economy Pattern Webbing BAYONET FROG ... the economy pattern used in WW1 lacked the usual 2 reinforcing rivets of the standard pattern .
1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE 1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE . A very scarce example of a 1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE . The belt loops and buckle have been removed , o/w intact and in good condition .
5th Parachute Brigade pewter tankard Interesting original piece in usable condition.
ADMIRALTY PATTERN 301 1910 JACK KNIFE Scarce ADMIRALTY PATTERN 301 1910 JACK KNIFE by Clarke & Son of Sheffield . Very strong spring , good condition overall but point reshaped to spearpoint .
African BRONZE CURRENCY SPEAR Old African CURRENCY SPEAR made of brass or bronze and is 160 cm long . It weighs over 1.6 kg. A very good example of its type.
AIR COMMANDO by Vaculik 1954 AIR COMMANDO by Vaculik 1954 . 303 pages many illustrations . No dustwrapper , faded bumped boards, contents good .
ALLIED AIRBORNE ASSAULT OVER THE RHINE 1945 STORMING HITLER'S RHINE - THE ALLIED ASSAULT FEB - MARCH 1945 - THE STORY OF THE LARGEST SINGLE AIRBORNE OPERATION IN HISTORY by Breuer 1985 . 308 pages , some illustations. Good condition.
ARMY AIR CORPS HISTORY THE ARMY IN THE AIR - THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS by Gen A Farrar Hockley 1994 . 268 pages , many illustrations .. Very good ex some nicks to dustwrapper .
Army Air Corps souvenir type wing Souvenir AAC wing with signatures of seven WW2 Glider Pilots to reverse. NOSMO KING to reverse which is "No Smoking" and reference to a popular WW2 stage act. Meaures six inches.
ARNHEM - A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Harclerode ARNHEM - A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Harclerode published 2000 . 192 pages with many illustrations & maps. Very good but some nicks to dustwrapper
ARNHEM 1944 by Piekalkiewicz ARNHEM 1944 by Piekalkiewicz . 1976. 112 pages , profusely illustrated . Very good condition.
ARNHEM LIFT - A FIGHTING GLIDER PILOT REMEMBERS by Hagen ARNHEM LIFT - A FIGHTING GLIDER PILOT REMEMBERS by Hagen . 1993 edition which is an expanded account gives a German account of the battle. 118 pages , many illustrations . Very good condition but with a few nicks to the dustwrapper .
AUSTRALIAN MACHETE BAYONET SCABBARD A scarce genuine AUSTRALIAN MACHETE BAYONET SCABBARD dated 1944 .Very good condition with some superficial mildew and mud stains .
Bayonet Belt Frogs Parts 1, 2 & 3 by J A Carter Bayonet Belt Frogs Parts 1, 2 & 3 by J A Carter. Published Tharston Press 1997 . Complete 3 parts in one volume. Very scarce . Very good condition. 168 pages, nearly 600 frogs illustrated . The definitive work. Hardback .
BIG BERTHA WW1 GERMAN CIGARETTE CASE Scarce original BIG BERTHA WW1 GERMAN CIGARETTE CASE. 12 x 6 cm. Good condition , shuts properly and has original elastic.
BOUNCE THE RHINE by Whiting. BOUNCE THE RHINE - THE GREATEST AIRBORNE OPERATION IN HISTORY by Whiting 1985 . 191 PAGES MANY ILLUSTRATIONS . Very good used condition.
BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA - AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS by Shortt. 1988. 68 pages, 300 badges illustrated in b & w. .Very good condition.
British 6353/1905 'WW1' JACK KNIFE by Turner British 6353/1905 'WW1' JACK KNIFE by Thomas Turner 'Encore' Sheffield . No other markings . The copper shackle is missing and there is a crack in the horn scales between the 2 rivets on one side .Otherwise in good used condition. .Overall length 8.25 inches, blade length 3.5 inches
COMBINED OPERATIONS TIE Jermyn St London COMBINED OPERATIONS TIE from Jermyn St London .Although this will have been owned and worn by a WW2 Combined Ops veteran , it is made of Crimplene so the tie itself dates to the 1960s .
COMBINED OPS MANUAL No.14b LANDING CRAFT SIGNALS'' 1942 Very scarce COMBINED OPS MANUAL No.14b LANDING CRAFT SIGNALS'' 1942 . 28 pages with illustrations....
COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL 'SMOKE' 1943 Very scarce COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.5 'SMOKE' 1943 . 32 pages, illustrated.
COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.37 'INFANTRY' 1942 . Very scarce COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.37 'INFANTRY' 1942 . 32 pages, illustrated. ...
COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.42 'TRAINING AT HOME STATIONS' 1943 Very scarce COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.42 'TRAINING AT HOME STATIONS' 1943 . 10 pages of text PLUS 14 pages of fold out illustrations.
DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE . 25 mm diameter .
EAGLE HEAD DAGGER Good quality eagle headed dagger .Overall length 11.75 inches . No markings, no scabbard.
Early HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND Scarce original early HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND with applique stripes and diamond . Dimensions when folded 8 x 5 inches .One small stain ( see pics )
Early WW2 Parachute Jump Instructor armband Rare early PJI armband. Early war wing with split feathers and different shaped canopy stitched on red armband. Signs of previous parachute light bulb type badge sewn underneath, possibly a unique or prototype piece. From the early Ringway days most likely. Ex Bosleys.
FORMATION BADGES OF WW2 - by H Cole. FORMATION BADGES OF WW2 - BRITAIN, COMMONWEALTH & EMPIRE by H Cole. ARMS AND ARMOUR PRESS, UK, 1973. Hard Back. 192 Pages , OVER 500 ILLUSTRATIONS 28 IN COLOUR. In good used condition , but large chip to dustwrapper ( see pic ) & some annotations to text.
German Military Fighting Knives, 1914-45 by Hughes German Military Fighting Knives, 1914-45 by Hughes ,paperback , 61 pages, profusely illustrated . Over 80 line drawings and photos . New revised edition 1992,
GREAT BRITISH GUNMAKERS 1540-1740 by Neal & Back GREAT BRITISH GUNMAKERS 1540-1740 by Neal & Back . Hardback.First edition (hardback), limited to 750 copies, of which this is copy number 361.( 30cm by 23cm ), 479pp. Illustrated throughout, mainly in black & white, but including 24 pages in colour. ,Dustwrapper edge rubbed but contenets very good.
Guards Armoured Division formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
HUNTERS FROM THE SKY - GERMAN WW2 FALLSCIRMJAEGER HUNTERS FROM THE SKY - THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN PARACHUTE REGIMENT 1940-45 by C Whiting 1975. 231 pages with many illustrations. Good used condition.
JAPANESE ARMY WW2 CANVAS SADDLE BAGS JAPANESE ARMY WW2 CANVAS SADDLE BAGS in very good clean condition
JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY JACK KNIFE JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY JACK KNIFE Very scarce Japanese Imperial Navy jack knife , staghorn grips, Japanese characters stamped on blade . Length when folded out 8 inches. . Good strong spring. Modelled on the pre 1910 Royal Navy Admiralty jack knife.
King's Crown Parachute Regiment cap badge with slider Scarce post war example with slider. This badge was only made in the period 1948 - 1953. It is widely copied and original examples such as this are hard to find. This example has been nicely polished on the front and shows use and wear contemporary with its age.
Large collection of WW2 BURMA CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA to Pte FIDGEN Large collection of WW2 BURMA CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA formerly the property of Pte FIDGEN ( Royal Berks, Buffs, Middlesex , Royal Fusiliers & Labour Corps ) as follows ; Pre War MAP OF BURMA large contemporary WW2 4 CORPS POSTER BURMA - A MIRACLE IN MILITARY ACHIEVEMENT POCKET GUIDE TO BURMA AUTOGRAPH BOOK PHOTO & negs of his gf / wife etc JAPANESE ARMY DOCUMENTS 2 x NON FRATERNISATION LEAFLETS CHRISTMAS CARD 17th INDIAN DIV to his parents IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL CITATION to Pte Fidgen 2 x ORIGINAL SIGNED PENCIL DRAWINGS OF BURMESE SCENES ANTI GAS LEAFLET VE DAY LETTER from Fidgens former employers thanking him for his war service MILITARY DRIVING LICENCE & ORDERS LETTER OF APPRECIATION on leaving the Army DEMOB CERT SOLDIERS SERVICE & PAY BOOK TERRITORIAL CERT CERT OF TRANSFER TO THE RESERVE Book ...EPILOGUE IN BURMA with dedication to Fidgen from Maj Taylor of the Royal Gurkha Rifles ( who Fidgen was driver for in Burma )
LEATHER CASE for the WW2 INFRA RED 'TABBY' IMAGE TUBE LEATHER CASE for the WW2 INFRA RED 'TABBY' IMAGE TUBE , lid fastening strap broken off o/w good condition.
Lee Enfield No.4 SPIKE BAYONET SCABBARD Lee Enfield No.4 SPIKE BAYONET SCABBARD ..Body only NO throat .
MAORI PATU CLUB MAORI PATU CLUB made of a very heavy hardwood . Weighs 290 g and is 22 cm long.
MARINE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD MARINE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD by Campbell & Reynolds .1983 . 191 pages with 51 pages of colour plates . Very good condition though a few small nicks to dustwrapper.
MEN OF THE RED BERET by M Arthur . MEN OF THE RED BERET - AIRBORNE FORCES 1940-1990 by M Arthur. 1990 . 430 pages , many illustrations . Very god used condition.
NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & BIRKENHEAD BUTTONS WW2 King's crown NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & 4 BIRKENHEAD FIRE SERVICE BUTTONS .
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 1 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 1 . 2005 7th edition . 396 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 2 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 2 . 2005 7th edition . 485 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 3 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 3 . 2005 7th edition . 425 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 4 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 4 . 2005 7th edition . 386 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
NAZI DAGGER TRADEMARKS ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Fisher. 2003 NAZI DAGGER TRADEMARKS - ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 2003 5th edition .590 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
New stock added 10th November 2016 Please check the different categories for lots of new and interesting items. I am always willing to buy Airborne, Commando or Special Forces insignia with very good prices paid.
New stock being added Apologies for any inconvenience caused, but I'm having a large stock take which will take a couple of weeks. One of the reasons for this is I wish to prevent people ordering items that are no longer available. Expect new stock to be added and price reductions on existing items to be online on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 2pm. Thank you for your patience.
No 1 (Guards) Independent Company Pathfinder Officers' red beret The Pathfinder unit of 16th Parachute Brigade in the 1950's. Saw action in Cyprus, Suez, Jordan and later Borneo and Northern Ireland. This example is an Officers' piece with Scots Guards bullion cap badge with tartan backing. Two of the Commanding Officers of the early 1950's had Scots Guards as their parent unit so this beret could well have been one of theirs. 1951-3 Maj EIL Mostyn, MC Scots Guards 1953-5 Maj GP Burnett Scots Guards The beret is private purchase with New Bond Street tailor's label to inside of heavy khaki padded lining. Cloth sweatband with folded ribbon to back. One of the metal grommets is missing and overall the beret is showing lots of age and use. Many soldiers from this small elite unit went on to serve with the Guards Squadron, 22 SAS. Very rare piece and important part of Airborne history.
ON TO BERLIN - BATTLES OF AN AIRBORNE COMMANDER 1943-46 ON TO BERLIN - BATTLES OF AN AIRBORNE COMMANDER 1943-46 by J Gavin . Personal a/c by Gen Gavin of the 82nd Airborne . 1979. 336 pages many maps and illustrations. Ex library but good used condition.
ON WAR SERVICE BADGE 'NORTH WALES POWER & TRACTION Co' WW1 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE 'NORTH WALES POWER & TRACTION Co' enamel badge . Maker marked Vaughton and Sons , Birmingham
OPERATION TONGA - ONE NIGHT IN JUNE by Shannon & Wright ONE NIGHT IN JUNE THE STORY OF OPERATION TONGA , THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE INVASION OF NORMANDY by Shannon & Wright 2000 . 208 pages , many illustrations . Very good condition .
Original COMMANDO TYPE GRAPPLING IRON Original COMMANDO TYPE GRAPPLING IRON . Weighs 1.5 kg & is 13 inches tall & 9 inches wide . Very rusty but solid condition.
Original BOER WAR GLASS SLIDES in BOX Original BOER WAR GLASS SLIDES in BOX .Only 6 of the set of 8 are present , some damage mostly edge chips etc , box is complete but split along one corner , study pics please
OUT OF THE SKY - A HISTORY OF AIRBORNE WARFARE OUT OF THE SKY - A HISTORY OF AIRBORNE WARFARE by Hickey . 286 pages , profuse illustrations . Generally very good condition
OWEN SMG BAYONET SCABBARD OWEN SMG BAYONET SCABBARD , marked 'MANGROVITE 44' on the back. Very good condition.
PACKET OF PRICE'S WARTIME NIGHT LIGHT CANDLES PACKET OF PRICE'S WARTIME NIGHT LIGHT CANDLES as seen , in the original box. Box is all there but missing tab at one of the corner seams. Rare to find in this good condition.
Pair of SAM BROWNE BRACE ATTACHMENTS Pair of original SAM BROWNE BRACE ATTACHMENTS , used but good condition.
PARA ! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT by Harclerode PARA ! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT by Harclerode 1999. 415 pages many illustrations. Very good condition.
PARACHUTE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD PARACHUTE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD IN COLOUR by Bragg & Turner..1st 1979 .227 pages, Over 900 badges illustrated in colour. Good used condition.
Parachute Regiment cap badge Post war Queen's Crown anodised aluminium cap badge. Gaunt marks to slider.
Pattern 1888 BAYONET marked to IMPERIAL YEOMANRY Pattern 1888 BAYONET marked to IMPERIAL YEOMANRY . Issue date Feb 1900 . Locking catch button ceased andwith a kink to the end of the blade. No scabbard but a good Boer War relic .
Rare AUSTRALIAN FRANCOTTE - MARTINI CADET BAYONET Rare AUSTRALIAN FRANCOTTE - MARTINI CADET BAYONET . Length 16.5 inches , muzzle ring diameter 14 mm . Surface rust overall and the locking ring is seized though looks releasable .
READY FOR ANYTHING - THE PARACHUTE REGT AT WAR 1940-82 READY FOR ANYTHING - THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT AT WAR 1940-1982 by J Thompson 1989 . 365 pages , many illustrations . Good used condition .
Revolutionary period FRENCH SABRE DE BORD Good example of a scarce Revolutionary period FRENCH SABRE DE BORD , with hand chiselled motto VINCRE OU MOURIR' ( VICTORY OR DEATH ) .Some loss of leather to the covering of the grips and a crack to the wooden grip on one side , some minor chips to blade edge commensurate with use. Overall length 31 inches , blade length 26 inches.
Royal Army Dental Corps shoulder title Single embroidered RADC title.
Royal Marine Division formation sign Embroidered type. 4 available. Order 2 for a pair.
SKY HIGH IRVIN - THE PARACHUTE PIONEER by Hearn SKY HIGH IRVIN - THE STORY OF A PARACHUTE PIONEER by Hearn 1983. 208 pages with many illustrations. Ex library with all usual stamps etc but still a good example.
SNIDER AMMUNITION BOX Scarce original SNIDER AMMUNITION BOX , date stamped on box 1886 and on label 1892. Tin lining . Measures approx 16 x 7 x 8 inches. Weighs around 3 kg. Good condition .
SOLDIERS IN THE AIR by P Mead SOLDIERS IN THE AIR - THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARMY FLYING by P Mead 1967. 224 pages , profuse illustrations . Generally very good condition but spotting to fore edge .
South Staffordshire Regiment shoulder title Gold on maroon title with glider worn as a commemorative shoulder title in the 1950s. Very nice embroidery on this one. Amazing to see that this title has now been reproduced.
THE 9th - ROYAL ENGINEERS PARACHUTE ENGINEERS UNIT by Purves THE 9th - ROYAL ENGINEERS PARACHUTE ENGINEERS UNIT by Purves . Hardback published 1988 . SIGNED BY AUTHOR . Packed with illustrations . Some nicks to dustwrapper o/w good condition
THE BRUNEVAL RAID by Millar 1974 THE BRUNEVAL RAID - FLASHPOINT OF THE RADAR WAR by Millar 1974 . 206 pages , many illustrations . Good condition with some marks .
THE DEVILS BIRTHDAY - THE BRIDGES TO ARNHEM 1944 by Powell THE DEVILS BIRTHDAY - THE BRIDGES TO ARNHEM 1944 by Powell . 1984 . 276 pages many illustrations . Very good condition.
THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM by Heaps THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM by Heaps . 245 pages , many illustrations . Ex library , well used condition.
THE PARAS by J Parker 2000 THE PARAS by J Parker 2000 . A general history . Very good used condition.
THE RED DEVILS - BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS by G G Norton THE RED DEVILS - BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS by G G Norton . 1984. 310 pages , many illustrations. Very good used condition.
TUAREG TAKOUBA SWORD TUAREG TAKOUBA BROADSWORD is the traditional weapon of the Tuaregs and other peoples of the Sahel region . This one is in good condition in its correct scabbard. Overall length 37 inches . Blade length 32 inches . Armourers marks to blade . A nice example
Unusual enamelled ON NATIONAL SERVICE PHOENIX BADGE Unusual numbered 'ON NATIONAL SERVICE' PHOENIX badge , 25 mm diameter enamelled badge , Very good condition .. By Fattorini
Unusual heavy bladed knife Unusual angled knife for sale . Overall length across the bend is 12 inches. Blade length 6 inches. Heavy blade. No markings, no scabbard.
US & ALLIED MILITARY KNIVES Book 1 M3s & M4s'' by Bill Walters Just out : US & ALLIED MILITARY KNIVES Book 1 M3s & M4s'' by Bill Walters Privately published , author signed . Brand new hardback 197 pages ,100s of large colour photo illustrations. This must be the definitive book on the subject .
US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA' The definitive book on the subject. 'US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA' by Peter R Senich . Large format 230 pages, profusely illustrated . Published in 1993 by Paladin Press and now long out of print , this is a very difficult book to find .. especially in this MINT condition .... the example you will receive is still in in its shrink wrapper . Covers : SHARPSHOOTERS BETWEEN THE WARS ; SNIPER EQUIPMENT ; TARGET SCOPES FOR SNIPERS ; SNIPER ISSUE - MATCH GRADE SYSTEM ; RIFLESCOPES IN ACTION - PROBLEMS IN THE FIELD ; THE BOLT ACTION SNIPER RIFLE - END OF AN ERA ; THE TARGET TELESCOPE ; TELESCOPIC SIGHTS - THE M1 RIFLES ; SCOUT SNIPER TRAINING ; THE JAPANESE APPROACH TO SNIPING ; SCOUT SNIPER COMBAT EXPERIENCES ; SPECIAL EQUIPMENT etc etc
USE OF TOGGLE ROPES Feb 1944 A facsimile of a very rare WW2 ' unit produced ' training manual : USE OF TOGGLE ROPES by Sgt J Liddle , 22nd Training Bn Royal Marines Feb 1944 .The original was a poorly produced item done on a Roneo duplicating machine and hence this facsimile taken directly from an original , also suffers from poor reproduction quality ... neverthess it is readable though faint in places . 33 pages and many illustrations .
Victorian POLICE / PRISON GUARD HANGER Victorian POLICE / PRISON GUARD HANGER , wear to grips, no scabbard , no locking catch
WHEN DRAGONS FLEW - 1st Bn BORDER REGT 1939-45 WHEN DRAGONS FLEW - 1st Bn BORDER REGT 1939-45 by Eastwood , Gray & Green Printed Year: 1994 Edition: 1st Pages: 232 H/B , well illustrated Some minor chips and knocks to dustwrapper , very good internally .
WW2 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment lanyard Hard to find example. Double twist dark red and single twist blue. Both ends intact and complete with brass fastener. Good order but showing age and use. Rare piece.
WW2 133rd or 224th Parachute Field Ambulance battledress blouse Very rare battledress blouse with short lived unofficial shoulder titles for either 133rd or 224th Parachute Field Ambulance. Canadian made blouse with inside pocket removed. Embroidered Parachute RAMC shoulder titles, parachute qualification badge, printed Pegasus formation signs and Sergeant stripes. Overall condition is excellent with only one contemporary repair to right sleeve which does not detract. I've never seen another Parachute RAMC title offered for sale, nevermind an original blouse with a matching pair.
WW2 13th Corps formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 1st Battalion Border Regiment unofficial shoulder title Rare unofficial shoulder title for the 1st Battalion Border Regiment which had a glider role in 1st Airborne Division. Fought famously at Arnhem. Multi piece construction, not to be confused with post war types. Includes good provenance and paperwork to a WW2 1st Border soldier. Very good condition.
WW2 231st Independent Infantry Brigade formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 24th Independent Guards Brigade formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 2nd Black Watch, 14th Airlanding Brigade, 44th Indian Airborne battledress blouse Very rare battledress blouse to a small Airborne unit which participated in Chindit operations. Straight Airborne titles used as shoulder titles, Black Watch tartan patches, printed Indian Airborne formation signs and Far East locally made parachute qualification badge to right breast. Size 9, 1945 dated Canadian made blouse. Overall condition is good but service used, one button missing from right epaulette otherwise all complete. Very hard to find, I've never seen another example.
WW2 2nd Glider Pilots' wing Excellent padded example in very good condition. Hard to find.
WW2 30 Corps formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 34 Indian Corps formation signs Scarce matching printed pair. Removed from uniform.
WW2 3rd Anti-Aircraft Division formation signs Matching painted formation signs. Very good condition.
WW2 49th West Riding Infantry Division formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 4th Armoured Brigade formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 52nd (Lowland) Division formation sign Nice complete set consisting of larger type printed shield and good quality embroidered Mountain tab with paper backing.
WW2 52nd (Lowland) Division formation sign Nice complete set consisting of embroidered shield and embroidered Mountain tab with paper backing.
WW2 56th Recce Regt killed in action group Emotive group to Trooper Rubbins who was killed in action 26th November 1942 in North Africa. Medals include 39/45 star, N Africa star and War medal together with entitlement slip and box of issue to Mrs Rubbins. Group comes with Trooper's cap badge and two letters confirming unit and location of grave. Hard to find.
WW2 5th Infantry Division/Intelligence Corps battledress combination Scarce cloth formation sign combination on battledress cloth for 5th Infantry Division/Intelligence Corps. Nice original piece, removed from uniform. One doesn't see many original combinations such as this.
WW2 6th Armoured Division formation sign Left facing printed example. Served in Africa and Italy.
WW2 6th Armoured Division formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 716 Airborne Light Composite Company RASC release book Complete unresearched release book to Private Roper of the above unit. I haven't seen many release books to Airborne personnel.
WW2 8th Army formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 8th Army formation signs Very good matching embroidered pair. Appear locally made. Served in the Africa, Sicily and Italy campaigns.
WW2 Air Formation Signals formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Very nice embroidered high quality matching pair in very good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces steel helmet Second model with all steel shell and leather chinstraps. BMB made, 1942, size 6 7/8, stitched chinstraps, yellow sorbo padding, crash pad present and overall condition very good. This is about as good of an example of this type of helmet as you could find. It is a nice early piece in the correct specification perfect for a Normandy or Arnhem display.
WW2 Airborne Officers' Anti-Tank Killed In Action medal group Very nice group of 4 to Captain Saviour of 3 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery who was KIA on the first day of the Rhine operation 24th March 1945. Medals, condolence slip, and some research.
WW2 Anti-Tank Regiment RA shoulder title Rare embroidered cloth shoulder title. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Solid Crown example in very good order. Worn by Parachute Regiment and Glider Pilots.
WW2 Army Flying badge / Glider Pilots' wing Lovely high quality large flat example measuring 13cm across. Very good condition.
WW2 Army Flying badge/Glider Pilots' wing Excellent example formerly the property of Squadron Sergeant Major Nixon, a veteran of the D-Day Arnhem and Rhine campaigns. Large flat 13cm type with paper backing, used and removed from uniform. Very hard item to find comes with some paperwork, picture and SSM Nixon's account of his time at Arnhem.
WW2 ARP HAND BELL Brass WW2 ARP HAND BELL , Marked 'ARP' and 'FIDDIAN'. The original clapper has been replaced with a large brass nut but still rings very melodiously !
WW2 ATS shoulder title Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 battledress blouse size 13 1943 Very good clean condition with absolutely no damage and complete with buttons and all fastenings. Large size 13 and 1943 dated.
WW2 British made US pathfinder patch Also worn by some men in 21/22 Independent Parachute Companies. Immaculate condition.
WW2 Canada shoulder title Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Cheshire Regiment shoulder title Standard embroidered glue back type. 22 available. Order two for a pair.
WW2 Cheshire shoulder title Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Very good matching printed pair in circle confuguration. Not the more common unused tombstone type, this pair has been removed from uniform and seen action. Hard to find like this.
WW2 D-Day killed in action helmet of Private Arnold Hargreaves, 13th Battalion Parachute Regiment A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase an item of historical importance. Second model Airborne Forces steel helmet made by BMB and dated 1943. Early yellow foam to interior and stitched leather chinstraps. Helmet net to exterior. Helmet has clearly seen use and is in the type of condition one would expect. Helmet is named "A HARGREAVES" on chin cup. This is now difficult to see but upon close examination it is clearly there and contemporary with the rest of the helmet. Private A Hargreaves of 13th Battalion Parachute Regiment was parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and sadly listed as killed in action on the CWGC website. After much research I have discovered that not much is known about the circumstances of Private Hargreave's death other than he might have possibly been one of the 8 British parachutists executed by a senior German NCO of 711th Infanterie Division. He was later tried for this war crime and executed in 1948 in Hameln. Helmet came out of France from a farm in the 1970s. More photographs available on request.
WW2 Despatch Rider qualification badge Good clean example.
WW2 Dispatch Rider trade badge Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Dorset shoulder title Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 early pattern battledress blouse size 11 1942 Very good clean example in large size 11 and dated 1942. One of the best I've seen. Complete with all buttons and fastenings. No marks or holes.
WW2 East Africa / 11th East African Division formation sign Scarce printed cloth formation sign and embroidered title combination. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Essex shoulder title Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Foresters shoulder title Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 GERMAN OFFICERS CIGARETTE CASE Nice named & dated WW2 GERMAN OFFICERS CIGARETTE CASE . Good condition with original elastic .
WW2 Glider troops Qualification badge Increasingly hard to find. This example is the earlier type and is in near perfect condition.
WW2 Home Guard shoulder title Painted example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Intelligence Corps shoulder titles Very good printed matching pair, removed from uniform. Hard to find.
WW2 Irvin parachutist badge Nice early wartime period example not to be confused with the more common post war types. Good complete example.
WW2 Leicestershire shoulder title Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Leicestershire shoulder title Embroidered example.
WW2 Motor Transport trade badge Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 NAZI PARADE PENNANT Good original WW2 NAZI PARADE PENNANT . 5.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches long .2 part applique construction , some stains .
WW2 Northamptonshire shoulder title Single embroidered example.
WW2 Northern Command formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Officers' Inns of Court Regiment beret Fought throughout North West Europe campaign and was the only armoured car unit to land on D-Day, the main force tasked with escorting Royal Engineers troops to blow up vital bridges to halt a counter attack from German panzer units. Large padded cap badge on green beret same colour as worn by Commando troops. Overall good condition but showing lots of signs of use and wear. Very hard to find beret from a small unit.
WW2 PARA PERSONAL A/C BRIGADIER PEARSON A FIERCE QUALITY - THE FIGHTING LIFE OF BRIGADIER ALISTAIR PEARSON DSO, MC by Julian James 1989 . 134 pages 12 illustrations .3 maps. Very good condition
WW2 Parachute cloth shoulder titles Rare early matching embroidered serifs pair. Removed from uniform and in very good order.
WW2 parachute lightbulb badge Very nice used example removed from uniform. Hard to find like this.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce early UK made example on heavy oblong cloth. Very good condition. Same available on buywyze.com for 220. Save yourself 40. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce unusual locally made example, consistent with Mediterranean theatre pieces. Nice removed from uniform condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Lightbulb cloth badge for those parachute trained troops not serving and/or not having served in a parachute unit. 7 original pieces available all in very good condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard wartime UK made type. Removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Officer's padded type with split feathers. Very nice example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type of the earlier design with split feathers.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type with split feathers. Nice removed from uniform example.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Nice standard white metal pattern with good patina. Complete.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Scarcer voided Crown type in excellent condition.
WW2 Parachute Regiment collar badges Nice matching silver pair with pin back fastenings.
WW2 Parachute Regiment collar badges Excellent sterling silver marked Officers' matching pair in very good complete condition. Some tarnishing to front. Hard to find.
WW2 Pioneer Corps shoulder title Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Polish 8th Army formation sign Typical type made for Polish troops serving in Mediterranean theatre. Very fine silver and gold bullion example. Good condition.
WW2 Polish 8th Army formation sign Typical type made for Polish troops serving in the Mediterranean theatre. Good bullion example.
WW2 RAF Pilots' wing Lovely early Battle of Britain era example. Elegantly styled wings and very thickly padded. Good condition.
WW2 RAF Pilots' wings Excellent early padded example in very good order.
WW2 RAF Regiment shoulder title Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 RAF tropical sleeve eagle Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 RAMC shoulder title Embroidered example.
WW2 RASC Airborne shoulder titles Yellow on dark blue Airborne embroidered cloth shoulder titles as worn by RASC units. Removed from uniform. Hard to find.
WW2 RATION CARD IN SPECIAL COVER WW2 RATION CARD IN SCARCE SPECIAL COVER . Ration card part used , cover made from an oilcloth type material.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder title Very nicely embroidered type. 26 pieces available. Order 2 for a pair.
WW2 REME shoulder titles Matching embroidered pair, removed from uniform.
WW2 REME shoulder titles Matching printed pair in very good condition.
WW2 REME shoulder titles Printed matching pair.
WW2 Rough Riders shoulder titles Rare unofficial shoulder titles for 1st Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Battery RA in their Glider role in WW2. Lovely pair of the serifs type removed from uniform worn during wartime, not to be confused with the post war type.
WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps shoulder title Unofficial serifs type in good condition.
WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps shoulder title Unofficial serifs type in good condition.
WW2 Royal Artillery shoulder title Printed example.
WW2 Royal Corps of Signals shoulder title Unofficial embroidered type. 10 pieces available. Order 2 for a pair.
WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer cap badge Padded example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Royal Netherlands Brigade formation sign Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Royal Signals cap badge King's Crown bi metal example complete with slider.
WW2 Royal Signals sweetheart badge Enamel badge on silver bar complete with pin.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles shoulder title Lovely embroidered example in very good condition.
WW2 S. Staffords shoulder title Very rare unofficial shoulder title worn by 2nd South Staffs in their Glider role in WW2. Last example I sold went very quickly, so don't miss out.
WW2 Salisbury Plain District formation sign Printed example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 SAS wing Late war 1944 type padded and in used condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 Sergeant rank stripes Scarce printed matching printed pair.
WW2 South Staffordshire Regiment cap badge Nice used example with Holland patch.
WW2 Special Proficiency trade badge Embroidered example. Removed from the souvenir scarf of a WW2 Cheshire Regiment veteran. He collected the badges during his service. He drove a Bren gun carrier in North Africa and participated in the Battle of Anzio and went on to fight in NW Europe.
WW2 Sussex and Surrey District formation signs Matching pair of painted cloth formation signs.
WW2 white lanyard As worn by a variety of units. Good condition showing age.
WW2 WO2/CSM etc rank badges Very nice embroidered padded matching pair. These are surprisingly difficult to find like this!
WW2/Malayan Emergency Era SAS wing Nice padded example now known to be worn late in WW2 and into Malayan Emergency Era post war.