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STOLEN AT CINEY, BELGIUM ON 27TH OCTOBER 2013 - ITEM NUMBER 10986 GLIDER PILOTS' CRASH HELMET. REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE RECOVERY OF THIS ITEM.


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''Theirs is the Glory'' souvenir ticket Souvenir ticket made from aluminium from the crashed Arnhem gliders. Issued for the premier of ''Theirs is the Glory''. Good example with nice patina, hole for hanging drilled through the top. Getting harder to find.
11th East African Division formation sign Heavily embroidered first pattern formation sign with pin fixing to reverse together with East Africa slip on shoulder title. Both items locally made and in very good condition.
12 x King's Crown General Service buttons Larger type for service dress, some maker marked.
1954 Parachute Regiment battledress blouse Excellent 3rd Battalion example with shoulder titles, wartime type parachute qualification badge, printed Pegasus patches, green lanyard and badges for bandsman. Good overall condition complete with label. Getting collectable.
19th Indian Division formation sign Printed example in good condition.
1st Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA beret badge RR Rough Riders converted from collar badge. As worn by 1st Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA on the red beret. Very good condition.
21 SAS modified Denison Smock Second pattern example, 1945 dated, size 3, modified drawstring waist adjuster, parachute cord zip pull. All completely original and in untouched condition. Monkey tail present, original lift the dot zip, no visible damage and overall good clean condition. Name and number of 21 SAS trooper on inside of collar. Rare and interesting piece.
23 Parachute Field Ambulance photographs Seven assorted 23 Parachute Field Ambulance studio photographs all dating from the post-war years. Great research material.
31st Independent Infantry Brigade formation signs Matching embroidered pair cut from battledress blouse. Both in very good condition, one slightly more faded than the other.
33 Field Regiment Royal Artillery formation signs Nice matching pair of embroidered '3' cloth formation signs for 33 Field Regiment.
3rd Indian Infantry Division/Chindits cloth formation sign Rare printed example in very good condition. I have seen probably one of these printed examples for every 50 embroidered examples.
3rd Indian Infantry Division/Chindits cloth formation sign Scarce painted example in very good condition. Khaki backing and press studs to reverse.
3rd Indian Infantry Division/Chindits cloth formation sign Embroidered yellow on black example with integral "Chindits" title. Excellent condition.
4th Infantry Division printed formation signs Excellent unused matching printed pair.
4th Queen's/T shoulder title 4th Queen's Territorial embroidered cloth shoulder title. Scarce shoulder title in very good condition.
78th Infantry Division formation signs Excellent printed matching pair.
7th Para RHA battledress blouse Very interesting and collectable post-war blouse to 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery WO2. Printed Pegasus formations signs and padded qualification wing of the wartime pattern. Metal RHA shoulder titles, WO2 rank insignia to sleeves and ribbons for MBE, Italy star, Defence and War medals and General Service medal with MID oakleaf. Unnamed but dated and issued 1960. The 7th Para RHA first saw action in Kuwait and then in Aden in the early sixties. Overall condition is pristine.
88th Army Group Royal Artillery formation signs Embroidered pair of cloth formation signs for 88th AGRA. Good removed from uniform condition.
Army Catering Corps shoulder titles Embroidered matching pair.
Assorted RWAFF related insignia Three items of RWAFF related cloth.
Auxiliary Fire Service cloth badge Emroidered example in excellent condition.
British Troops Northern Ireland formation sign Embroidered example in good condition.
British Troops Siam formation sign Rare printed cloth formation sign for British Troops Siam. Black Siamese dancer on yellow background. Excellent condition.
Buy, sell, exchange I am always looking to buy, sell or exchange WW2 period British Airborne, Commando and Special Forces uniforms, headwear, insignia and equipment. Top prices paid. Please check my website regularly or email me with your wants or items for sale.
Deactivated Mac-10 sub machine gun Complete with folding shoulder stock, dummy sound moderator, deactivation certificate. New specification. Pristine clean condition. Pictures to follow. Postage at cost price 30 UK Special Delivery. UK sale only
Early WW2 Battledress Trousers Scarce early pattern. Rego made, 1940 dated, size 4, label present. Unexposed front pocket, first aid pocket and tabs with brass buttons to bottom of trouser leg. One brass button missing from waist but this is loose in the pocket so could be repaired. One of the best pairs I've seen, very very difficult to find a better pair.
Early WW2 Irvin Parachute Company pin badge Earliest type of Irvin Parachute Company pin badge. Good complete and intact condition.
Early WW2 Special Air Service cloth cap badge Reproduction early war type SAS cloth cap badge. Very good condition. Good temporary filler item.
Eastern Command India formation signs Very nice locally made pair with press stud fixings to reverse. Good condition showing use.
For King and Country British Fascisti badge J R Gaunt lapel badge in good condition, enamel intact. Good original example bought from a local junk shop recently.
Glider Pilot Regiment Officers' collar badges Frosted silver Firmin London stamped matching pair in very good condition. King's Crown pre-1953.
GQ Parachute Company badge Silver coloured example with pin fixing. Very good condition.
Grenadier Guards shoulder title Nicely embroidered serif type.
HQ 16 Independent Parachute Brigade Group Studio photograph for Headquarters 16 Independent Parachute Brigade Group, Aldershot, 28th September 1954. Many famous WW2 faces in this group.
King's Crown General Officers' cap badge Gold embroidered cap badge with velvet crown. High quality. Good condition. Quite scarce.
King's Crown Notts & Derby Sherwood Foresters cap badge Bi metal example with slider.
King's Crown Notts & Derby Sherwood Foresters cap badge Bi metal example with slider.
King's Crown RN Officers' cap badge Nice large padded example possibly WW1 issue (as came with other WW1 related items) in good but used condition. Metal anchor and finely embroidered chain.
King's Crown Royal Artillery Officers' cap badge Bronze example with three prongs to reverse. Good condition.
King's Crown Royal Artillery Officers' cap badge Bronze example with two prongs to reverse (one broken). Maker marked Firmin London. Good condition
Lancashire Fusiliers sweetheart badge Attractive example with enamel detailing. Good complete working condition.
Locally made parachute qualification badge bullion cloth Locally made Far East design parachute wings. Silver/gold thread on black background. Small size, possibly mess dress. Good condition.
Malta Mobile Units RA Embroidered red and blue Maltese Cross formation sign sewn onto material.
No 9 Commando shoulder titles Early white on black embroidered set in very good clean condition.
Parachute Regiment shoulder titles Post-war embroidered light blue on maroon. Good matching pair.
Post WW2 Canadian Airborne red beret Post WW2 1955 dated example of the Canadian made and issued red beret. Very good condition.
Post-war 44 Parachute Brigade DZ patch Scarce 44 Parachute Brigade (Volunteers) formation sign. Embroidered blue on maroon. As worn on the Denison Smock. Good but used condition.
Post-war SAS parachute qualification badge Nice padded drooped wing example with paper backing. One of the best I've seen of this type.
Queen's Own Buffs shoulder title Embroidered cloth shoulder title.
RAF Officers' cap insignia Flat metal King's Crown example for the side cap. Good condition.
Rare AMFOGE formation sign Hard to find cloth patch for Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections. Very good condition. More information about AMFOGE can be found here http://www.insigne.org/AMFOGE-I.htm
Rare AMFOGE patch with RASC provenance Hard to find cloth patch for Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections with provenance paperwork for A/Sgt F C Stone, Royal Army Service Corps. Group contains US made AMFOGE patch, AB64 pay book, release book, sea service landing permit for Greece, some wedding photographs, RASC association membership card, record of service card and US ribbon bar. More information about AMFOGE can be found here http://www.insigne.org/AMFOGE-I.htm
Rare Special Air Service Malayan era cap badge Rare locally made SAS cap of the Malayan Emergency era. Very attractive, well made piece in very good condition but clearly having been removed from a beret.
Rare WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles silver beret badge Worn only by Officers' and Warrant Officers' of 1st (Airlanding) Battalion RUR. Sterling silver marked. Very good condition, lugs intact. Marked with initials to reverse. This one has two very neatly drilled holes through the front - I've seen this on one other example-it is said it was done do when worn on the beret it was also sewn through the front to secure what is quite a heavy cap badge. Very hard to find.
RASC Air Despatch Units 2 x printed cloth formation signs for RASC Air Despatch Units. Both in good condition.
Reconnaissance Corps locally made cap badge Scarce locally made white metal example with slider. Green felt backing to reverse. Came with a collection of WW2 Far East related insignia.
Royal Army Dental Corps shoulder title Embroidered RADC red on green.
Royal Army Dental Corps shoulder title Embroidered RADC red on blue.
Royal Army Dental Corps shoulder title Embroidered RADC red on green.
Royal Army Education Corps shoulder titles Light blue on dark blue embroidered pair.
Royal Army Pay Corps shoulder titles Embroidered matching pair.
Royal Artillery King's Crown buttons 4 x large, 5 x small. Some maker marked.
Royal Artillery Officers' collar badges Bronze matching pair in good condition.
Royal Artillery Officers' collar badges Bronze matching pair in good condition.
Royal Marines Commando paperwork and badge Various cards, telegrams and one photograph all RM Commando related. Lots of names and signatures on a birthday card from RM Commando training unit. Embroidered Combined Operations badge came with this lot.
Royal Marines embroidered cash tapes Nice uncut pair in perfect condition.
Royal Marines embroidered epaulette loops Matching embroidered pair of Royal Marines epaulette loops. Red on blue titles on khaki cloth. Good but used examples.
Singapore District formation signs Excellent embroidered pair in original uncut condition.
South East Asia Command shoulder title Embroidered black on red cloth shoulder title for SEAC.
Sudan Defence Force cap badge Nice original locally made example. Single lug appears to have been ground down on reverse - this example might have been sewn on instead?
Unusual unofficial Oxf. & Bucks L.I shoulder title Unusual unofficial cloth shoulder title for Oxf. & Bucks L.I. Fancy lettering style and unusual with the additional L.I at the end. Embroidered locally made.
Updated 26th February 2014 New incoming stock (please email for details). Always looking to buy or trade WW2 Airborne, SAS, Commando, SOE, Special Forces items. Anything considered.
WW1 Army Service Corps cap badge Complete with slider. Pre 1918 example.
WW1 British kukri Very nice hard to find military marked kukri. 1917 dated, Indian made. Complete with scabbard and frog. I have estimated postage at roughly 10 UK and 22 International.
WW1 leather belt 1914 dated Leather belt with 1914 type snake fitting, 1914 dated and made by Adams. Good condition.
WW1 No 5 Mills bomb Inert example all complete, 1915 dated.
WW1 RFC Pilots' wing Great war period Royal Flying Corps Pilots' cloth wing. Attractive flat example in excellent condition.
WW1 RGA cloth shoulder titles Great War era Royal Garrison Artillery cloth slip on titles. These have had the slip on bits removed and have been sewn on. Good matching used pair.
WW1 RNAS Airship Officers' silver cap badge Scarce example in good condition completed with lugs. J R Gaunt London marked to reverse.
WW1 WAAC group Assorted lot of WW1 WAAC associated badges and insignia. All came together.
WW2 153 Parachute Battalion bush hat badge White crossed kukris suspended from a parachute embroidered on light blue rectangle. Very good condition. Rare piece.
WW2 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Regiment RA shoulder title Rare unofficial embroidered title for these Airborne Gunners. Sadly a bit moth eaten but the price reflects this.
WW2 1st Allied Airborne Army patch Embroidered British made example in very good clean condition.
WW2 1st Allied Airborne Army patch ed British made example in very good clean condition.
WW2 1st Allied Airborne Army patch Embroidered British made example in average condition. Removed from uniform.
WW2 1st Battalion Border Regt shoulder title and provenance Excellent example of the rare unofficial shoulder title worn by the 1st Battalion of the Border Regiment which had an airlanding role with 1st Airborne Division during WW2. The shoulder title comes with various paperwork to Douglas Haig Scriven who is confirmed as having served in this battalion on the Certificate of Service card. Also included is his Release Book, Record of Service, Grade Card and Border Regiment Association pass.
WW2 2 Medical Commando shoulder title Embroidered white on dark example.
WW2 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Embroidered example.
WW2 2nd Black Watch 44th Airborne Division BD blouse Rare 2nd Battalion, Black Watch battledress blouse. This Battalion formed part of the Airlanding contingent of 44th Airborne Division which was formed in November 1944. Canadian made blouse, 1945 dated, Black Watch tartan to both sleeves, printed India Pegasus formation signs and embroidered Airborne strips used as shoulder titles. Parachute qualification badge to front right breast - Far East made type - blue wings and white parachute on black backing. Hard to find and unusual combination. All original insignia and wartime applied. Named and numbered inside with soldiers details.
WW2 2nd Glider Pilots' wing Excellent padded example in uncut formerly the property of 2nd Glider Pilot R.A. Buck who flew in Hotspurs and Horsas.
WW2 3 Corps cloth formation signs Nice high quality embroidered pair in good condition. Removed from uniform.
WW2 3rd Indian Infantry Division Chindits formation sign Embroidered example in very good condition sewn onto material.
WW2 44th Indian Airborne Division formation sign Much harder to find embroidered version of the Pegasus India formation sign. Nicely embroidered and backed in khaki airtex material. Moth nip to top right.
WW2 44th Indian Airborne Division formation sign Very nice printed example, removed from uniform.
WW2 49th West Riding Division formation sign Printed Polar Bear formation sign sewn onto material. Right facing and in good condition.
WW2 5th Scottish Parachute Regiment cap badge White metal cap badge with pin fixing on Hunting Stuart tartan backing. Fought as part of 2nd Parachute Brigade which later became an independent formation.
WW2 63 Airborne Composite Company RASC Arnhem KIA medal group A very moving and important Killed in Action medal group to an experienced Air Despatcher shot down and killed over Arnhem on 19th September 1944. 63 Airborne Composite Company RASC served with distinction in WW2 especially so during the Normandy and Arnhem campaigns. This company lost the most number of Air Despatch troops during the two campaigns and was ultimately withdrawn on 20th September 1944. This medal group and condolence/entitlement slip belonged to 161755 Driver Richard Entwistle Ashton, 63 Airborne Composite Company RASC and attached to 299 Special Duties Squadron in WW2. From April 1944 they were responsible for dropping SOE agents and their supplies into occupied France. For The D-Day and Arnhem operations they flew a total of 624 sorties. For the Arnhem operation Ashton flew with Wing Commander P B N Davies (Commanding Officer of 299 Squadron) who was also killed on the 19th when their plane became engulfed in flames after taking on heavy flak. Three of the crew bailed out and survived, the rest sadly perished. Medal condolence/entitlement slip (mistyped RAAC instead of RASC but Army number confirmed on CWGC) http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2644231/ASHTON,%20RICHARD%20ENTWISTLE Medals include 39/45 star, France & Germany star, War medal and Defence medal. 63 Airborne Composite Company RASC info http://www.paradata.org.uk/article/11890/related/33361 Description of how Stirling LK135 5GN was shot down over Arnhem http://www.onderscheidingenforum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1918
WW2 78th Division insignia Single printed cloth formation sign together with small brass 78th Division axehead lapel badge.
WW2 82nd West Africa Division formation sign Printed example in good used condition.
WW2 8th Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Nice condition embroidered example.
WW2 8th Army formation sign Nicely embroidered example utilising a gold bullion cloth strip as the cross.
WW2 AB64 Chindit group Very nice original AB64/RAMC association card to Private Porter who served out with the RAMC as a Radiographer attached to 3rd Indian Infantry Division/Chindits in the Far East. Some intertesting entries in the pay book. Complete with his bullion Chindit patch.
WW2 AIRBORNE cloth strip Printed example removed from uniform. Unfortunately faded on the front.
WW2 Airborne Forces battledress blouse Pristine example of an Airborne Forces' battledress blouse to a Royal Artillery Staff Sergeant. Printed Pegasus formation signs, metal RA gun badges to both arms, rank insignia for Staff Sergeant and medal ribbons indicating service in France & Germany. This blouse is size 7 and 1945 dated. It has a number of interesting contemporary modifications including pleated back, extra button hole on front, shoulder pads inside for extra comfort and cardboard inside arms to stiffen the appearance of badges. This is a very attractive and well looked after example.
WW2 Airborne Forces Denison Smock Firstly, if you want a perfect condition, spent the war on a shelf example don't keep reading. This example has history and character, if only it could talk! This is a first pattern example made by Hoffman & Sons dated 1943. What I think makes this Smock special are a few things. To each epaulette is an embroidered cloth Crown for the rank of Major. There is also a very nice parachute qualification badge to the right arm with details highlighted with black thread. And the last special bit is the modification made to the seat part of the Smock - a large open pocket - made for carrying extra bits. The Smock itself has period replacement cuffs, removed monkey tail, all original brass Newey buttons and zip, and four pockets to front. This is a Smock which has been worn and exhibits plenty of what might be combat use. The colours have faded a little, there are a few holes here and there in addition to normal wear on the cuff and sleeve areas. Who knows, this might have been worn by the great Major John Frost himself??
WW2 Airborne Forces Denison Smock Excellent first pattern example, made by CWS, size No 7 and completely original and intact. This is a transitional type having a hand painted back panel and printed front panel. Cuffs are in good condition, monkey tail present, N marked brass zip, Newey brass buttons and label to inside. Overall good condition but with one very small period repair on the front right breast pocket pictured in photograph 5. A classic piece of British Army clothing.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Printed right facing Pegasus formation sign as worn by 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions. Good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Right facing printed example in very good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Right facing printed example in very good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Printed left facing example removed from uniform.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Embroidered higher quality example, well made. Left facing and very good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Very nice used matching printed pair, removed from uniform.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Excellent earlier high quality type showing beautiful embroidery. Light blue on a cherry background with white cheesecloth type material to reverse. Removed from uniform matching set.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Printed matching pair in excellent condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Perfect matching printed pair. Excellent condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs/parachute badge combination All matching and removed from the same uniform. Matching pair of printed Pegasus formation signs and parachute qualification badge. Very nice set.
WW2 Airborne Forces red beret Iconic item of head wear. This classic red beret is made by Supak and is 1944 dated. Size 6 3/4 and M ^ WD marked. Complete with ribbon, supple leather headband, brass air vents with leather backing and in overall very good condition. No signs of cap badge hole but appears slightly used. Very hard to find.
WW2 Airborne Forces red beret Excellent Kangol made example. 1945 dated, good size 7, supple leather headband, ribbon present, WD markings correct for year, leather patch behind brass grommets etc. Very good but used condition. Very minor slit where cap badge once was which does not go through black liner.
WW2 Airborne printed strips Hard to find matching printed pair, worn underneath the Pegasus formation sign. Provenance to buyer. Very good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 Airborne shoulder title Light blue on maroon curved embroidered example in excellent condition.
WW2 Airborne shoulder titles 2 x single embroidered examples. Light blue on maroon. 100 each. Please specify whether you require top or bottom example.
WW2 Airborne title/Pegasus combination Embroidered combination blue on maroon Airborne shoulder title and Pegasus formation sign. Both items sewn on material.
WW2 Anti-Aircraft Command formation signs Matching embroidered pair stiffened with cardboard.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Standard white metal example, voided Crown.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Standard white metal example, non-voided Crown.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Metal example in good condition.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Metal example in good condition.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Standard white metal example, non-voided Crown.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Standard white metal example, voided Crown.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Metal example in good condition.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Metal example in good condition.
WW2 Army Air Corps plastic economy cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Plastic economy, blades intact, maker marked A.Stanley & Sons.
WW2 Army Air Corps plastic economy cap badge As worn by the Parachute Regiment before they got their own cap badge and of course also worn by the Glider Pilot Regiment. Plastic economy, blades intact, maker marked A.Stanley & Sons.
WW2 Army Flying badge/Glider Pilots' wing Very nice private purchase example measuring nearly 13cm across. Slightly padded. Very good clean condition.
WW2 ATS War Office Signals formation signs Excellent matching pair on BD cloth material.
WW2 Beach Groups formation signs Unusual pair of locally made embroidered cloth formation signs.
WW2 Beach Ordnance shoulder title Scarce embroidered cloth shoulder title for Beach Ordnance. Good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Good condition.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Very good condition.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Very good condition.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Closely trimmed for smarter appearance. Very good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Excellent clean condition.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type, removed from uniform, plenty of threads present. Nicely used.
WW2 British parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type with scarcer red thread backing associated with the Parachute Regiment battalions of the 6th Airborne Division. Good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 British War Correspondent shoulder titles Perfect matching pair of slip ons. Gold wire embroidered on dark green. Very good clean condition. Scarce.
WW2 Combined Operations formation sign Left facing embroidered tombstone example sewn onto material.
WW2 Combined Operations formation sign Used removed from uniform example. Left facing, tombstone shape.
WW2 Combined Operations formation sign Single printed right facing example. Looks like a nice early example with deep ridged weave pattern as opposed to the more common later examples that give a smooth appearance. Excellent condition.
WW2 Combined Operations formation sign Left facing printed example in tombstone shape.
WW2 Combined Operations formation sign Yellow on dark embroidered economy example. Right facing, tombstone shape and in excellent condition.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed matching pair of Combined Operations cloth formation signs. Very good condition. Getting hard to find.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed matching pair of Combined Operations cloth formation signs. Very good condition. Getting hard to find.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed tombstone shape in good condition. They appear slightly folded with some signs of being removed from uniform.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed matching uncut pair of Combined Operations formation signs. Tombstone shape. Excellent condition.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed tombstone shape in good condition unfolded condition.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed matching pair removed from uniform. Tombstone shape.
WW2 Commando shoulder title Nicely embroidered white on black example, quite large, of the type associated with No. 2 Commando. Very good condition.
WW2 Czechoslovakia nationality shoulder titles Matching pair of embroidered cloth nationality shoulder titles. Very good condition save for one or two very minor moth nips.
WW2 Defence Medal No ribbon.
WW2 Devon cloth shoulder titles Matching embroidered pair in good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 Devonshire Regiment buttons 4 x large 8 x medium 2 x small All Gaunt made. Former property of 12th Battalion Devonshire Regiment Captain. Served through D-Day, Ardennes and Rhine.
WW2 Devonshire Regiment Officers' bronze cap badge Very nice G R Gaunt made and marked example. Good condition. Former property of 12th Battalion Devonshire Regiment Captain. Served through D-Day, Ardennes and Rhine.
WW2 Devonshire Regiment plastic cap badge Good condition plastic economy cap badge maker marked A Stanley & Sons Walsall.
WW2 Far East made Worcestershire Regiment shoulder titles Nice scarce Far East locally made pair of Worcestershire Regiment cloth shoulder titles. Uncut white on red block.
WW2 Fifty-Second shoulder title Rare unofficial Airborne embroidered cloth shoulder title for 2nd Battalion Oxf. and Bucks LI. Of course, most famous for their Pegasus Bridge D-Day exploits. Very good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title Scarce printed example. Good condition save for missing black backing.
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title More unusual embroidered version. Very good condition some glue to reverse.
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder titles Matching embroidered pair of dark blue on light blue cloth shoulder titles. Some moth nipping and glue and paper to reverse. Hard to find.
WW2 Glider Pilots' crash helmet Excellent complete condition save for some damage on one rubber earcup which could be replaced. STOLEN AT CINEY, BELGIUM ON 27TH OCTOBER 2013. REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE RECOVERY OF THIS HELMET.
WW2 Glider Pilots'/Army Flying sweetheart badge Silver and enamel sweetheart badge for Glider/Army pilots. Pristine undamaged condition. Silver marked to reverse.
WW2 Glider Troops qualification badge Earlier pattern, backed on red for company or battalion colours. Very hard to find like this.
WW2 GQ Parachute Saved My Life 9ct gold badge Rare WW2 issue GQ Parachute Saved My Life 9ct gold badge number 107. Awarded to Cpl L Winsper after bailing out on 9th February 1943 when his aircraft developed problems during RAF pilot training. Cpl Winsper later qualified as a pilot and joined the Glider Pilot Regiment as a Staff Serjeant Glider Pilot. Sadly he died of wounds received during the Battle of Arnhem and is buried in the Oosterbeek cemetery. The badge is Gaunt made and hallmarked.
WW2 Nederland formation sign Embroidered example sewn onto material. As worn by Dutch troop 10 Commando etc.
WW2 No 4 Mk 2 spike bayonet North Africa Veteran acquired No 4 spike bayonet given a typical North Africa camouflage paint job. Quite scarce to find like this.
WW2 No. 1 Parachute Training School metal badge Excellent clean condition. Completely intact and 100% enamel present. Maker marked to reverse.
WW2 No. 1 Parachute Training School metal badge Excellent clean condition. Completely intact and 100% enamel present. Maker marked to reverse.
WW2 No. 2 Commando beret badge or formation sign Rare Officer's silver wire cap badge or formation sign. Very good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 No. 3 Commando cloth shoulder titles Excellent matching set in very good condition. Embroidered red on black type.
WW2 No. 40 Commando cash tape title 5/8'' type in good condition. Fought Dieppe, Italy and Aegean.
WW2 No. 6 Commando cloth shoulder title Embroidered red on black example.
WW2 No. 6 Commando shoulder title Very attractive example. Rounded corners. Removed from uniform. Very good condition.
WW2 No.6 Commando shoulder title Better quality embroidered type red on black. Very good condition.
WW2 No.6 Commando shoulder titles Embroidered matching pair in very good condition.
WW2 No.9 Commando shoulder titles Nice original matching pair, white on black. Very good condition.
WW2 Norweigan Armed Forces in exile cap badge Gaunt made silver hallmarked example. Unfortunately pin to reverse has broken but could be repaired.
WW2 Officers' metal rank pips for Captain Set of six matching rank pips.
WW2 Oxf. & Bucks shoulder title Embroidered glue back type in very good condition.
WW2 Oxf. & Bucks. shoulder titles Very nice matching printed pair Oxf. & Bucks. cloth shoulder titles. Good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Nicely embroidered private purchase UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Fantastic large Italian made example on large backing. Made using silk thread.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce early parachute qualification badge. One of the earliest types with split feathers, cloud like canopy and cut in typical half moon shape. A classic badge now getting hard to find. Very good clean condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Very good condition, sewn onto material.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Blue wings (faded) and white parachute on black backing. Thread may have some silk content. Conforms to Italian made insignia of the period. No 2 Commando were wearing black wings in Italy so this is a possibility.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Good quality locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East example. Padded badge with blue wings and white parachute back on khaki cloth. Three studs to reverse for affixing to uniform. Very attractive and scarce example. Good clean condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard wartime UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard wartime UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Good locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East example. Blue wings and white parachute on black backing. Three studs to reverse for affixing to uniform. Very good clean condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge A nice example of a locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East parachute qualification badge. Blue wings and white parachute on khaki backing. A pretty example in very good condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge A good Middle East made example of typical local manufacture. These were copied from the standard UK made type being made in the field or in tailor shops. Blue wings and white parachute on brown backing. These are much harder to find than the 44th Indian Airborne types. Good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge A good Middle East made example of typical local manufacture. Very unusual shape. Blue wings and white parachute on kahki cloth backing. Pin for affixing to uniform to reverse. These are much harder to find than the 44th Indian Airborne types. Some discolouration otherwise good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge A delicately constructed example of a locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East parachute qualification badge. White wings and white parachute on black backing. Scarce example showing some wear, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Blue wings and white parachute on khaki backing as worn by 44th Indian Airborne Division. Very nicely embroidered locally made piece. Good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Unusually constructed early UK made example possibly private purchase. Embroidered blue wings and white parachute on kahki backing.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Good quality locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East example. Padded badge with blue wings and white parachute. Pin to reverse for affixing to uniform. Highly unusual shape. Scarce example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge High quality example, possibly Officers' piece. Padded example with detail picked out. Identical example available on BuyWyze for 175.00.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Small example of the parachute qualification badge worn by 44th Indian Airborne Division. Sadly slightly faded but nevertheless a good example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge High quality, possibly Officers' example almost identical to 11558 save for the black backing. There are various theories about this wing. Some people say SOE, some say it was an early Airborne forces thing, others say 2 Commando. The jury is still out I think.
WW2 parachute qualification badge An unusual shaped example of a locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East parachute qualification badge. Blue wings and white parachute on black backing. Slightly padded with pin fixing to reverse. Lovely aged piece.
WW2 parachute qualification badge A delicately narrow constructed example of a locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East parachute qualification badge. Blue wings and white parachute on light backing. Paper backed.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard wartime UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard wartime UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Good locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East example. Blue wings and white parachute on black backing. Metal plate and pin to reverse for affixing to uniform. Good example showing lots of action.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Good locally made 44th Indian Airborne/Far East example. Blue wings and white parachute on black backing. Very good clean condition.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal cap badge introduced in 1943.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal cap badge introduced in 1943.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal type with fixings intact. Aged and worn example, plenty of character.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Firmin made Firmin made, unmarked example. High quality piece that has been the subject of some intensive polishing by the proud soldier that wore this. Sometimes these white metal Firmin made badges had some silver content.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Gaunt made Gaunt made solid silver piece in excellent condition. Unfortunately not hallmarked but these pieces were identical to the hallmarked examples in every other way apart from the hallmarks. Very high quality piece showing good detail and some considerable weight compared to a standard issue example. Has been silver tested. A hallmarked example could cost double the price.
WW2 Parachute Regiment economy cap badge Wartime plastic economy cap badge in excellent un-warped condition. Complete with blades.
WW2 Parachute Regiment medal group Very nice unnamed Parachute Regiment medal group. 39-45 star, Africa star with 1st Army clasp, France & Germany star, Defence and War medals together with voided Crown cap badge and post war lapel badge. Interesting in that the Defence and War medals have been incorrectly mounted.
WW2 Parachute Regiment shoulder title Nice printed example removed from uniform.
WW2 Parachute Regiment shoulder title Dark blue on light blue printed example in good condition.
WW2 Parachute Regiment shoulder title Embroidered example removed from uniform.
WW2 Parachute Regiment shoulder title Less common variant embroidered example. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Parachute Staff/Instructors' armband Rare early example of red melton cloth bearing parachute wings with central fleck to wings. These wings are the early type with different style canopy. Evidence of previous badge large (parachute with open canopy). Black cloth lines, brass press studs. Ex-Bosleys.
WW2 Parachute wings silver and enamel sweetheart Very attractive blue wings and white parachute enamel on silver Parachute wings sweetheart bagde. Marked silver to reverse. Completely intact including fixing.
WW2 Parachute wings sweetheart badge Attractive enamel wings in good working order. Slight discolouration at 12 o'clock and a little bit too much enamel used on the right side of the right wing but otherwise very good condition.
WW2 Paratroop Regiment shoulder title Scarce short lived embroidered cloth shoulder title for Paratroop Regiment. Very good clean condition.
WW2 Physical Training Instructor vest badge Pre-1953 King's Crown type. Good condition.
WW2 plastic economy Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by members of the Parachute Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment. Good condition, completely intact. Maker marked to reverse.
WW2 plastic economy Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by members of the Parachute Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment. Good condition, completely intact. Maker marked to reverse. This example has been darkened slightly to stand out less.
WW2 plastic economy Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by members of the Parachute Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment. Good condition, completely intact. Maker marked to reverse.
WW2 RAF Air Sea Rescue cloth formation sign Embroidered white on blue in excellent condition.
WW2 RAF Pilots' cloth wing Nicely embroidered type sewn onto material.
WW2 RAF Pilots' sweetheart wings Silver marked and enamel in good complete condition. Ever so small chip to enamel on right edge.
WW2 RAMC Officers' cap badge Good J R Gaunt made bronze example with blades.
WW2 RAMC Officers' collar badge Bronze matching pair in very good condition.
WW2 RASC arm of service cloth strips Good removed from uniform matching pair.
WW2 RASC cloth shoulder titles Embroidered matching pair in good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 RASC glider unit battledress blouse Fantastic original RASC Airborne blouse with wartime applied insignia. 1943 dated, size 7. Embroidered RASC shoulder titles, printed Pegasus cloth formation signs, scarce glider troops qualification badge, trade insignia and overseas service strips. Excellent complete condition with label, one or two very minor moth nips which are not really noticeable. Original blouses with glider troops qualification badges are very difficult to find.
WW2 RASC shoulder titles Excellent matching printed pair.
WW2 RCAF Navigator brevet Canadian made RCAF Navigator half wing. Very good clean condition.
WW2 Recce shoulder titles Scarce pair of locally made brass Recce titles for Reconnaissance. I sold an identical pair recently attributed to 45th Recce Regt. Square type lugs to reverse.
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps cap badge Brass example complete with fixings.
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps cap badge Standard brass metal example.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder title Standard issue glue back type.
WW2 Rough Riders shoulder titles Worn by 1st Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Battery. High quality embroidered matching set in good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 Royal Air Force group Lot of items relating to same RAF airman who was an Air Gunner pre-war then a Pilot wartime. Plastic maker marked cap badge, gilt RAF sweetheart badge, large 4.75 inch padded RAF Pilots' wings and pre-war Air Gunner badge. Attractive lot. Unfortunately no name to go with these.
WW2 Royal Artillery Airborne Forces battledress blouse Completely original wartime badged Major's Royal Artillery Airborne battledress blouse. Canadian made blouse 1943 dated, embroidered rank insignia and Royal Artillery titles and printed Pegasus formations signs. Unmessed with and hard to find. Only downside is the mothing on the left lower arm but this is easy to ignore. Great example at this price.
WW2 Royal Artillery Airborne Forces battledress blouse Pristine example of an Airborne Forces' battledress blouse to a Royal Artillery Staff Sergeant. Printed Pegasus formation signs, metal RA gun badges to both arms, rank insignia for Staff Sergeant and medal ribbons indicating service in France & Germany. This blouse is size 7 and 1945 dated. It has a number of interesting contemporary modifications including pleated back, extra button hole on front, shoulder pads inside for extra comfort and cardboard inside arms to stiffen the appearance of badges. This is a very attractive and well looked after example.
WW2 Royal Artillery bush hat British made example 1943 dated with RA insignia to side. Worn but still in good shape.
WW2 Royal Artillery cloth shoulder titles Matching printed pair in good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 Royal Artillery shoulder title Unusual painted example.
WW2 Royal Engineers cloth shoulder titles Matching embroidered pair with unusual large block letter type. Excellent condition.
WW2 Royal Engineers cloth shoulder titles Matching printed pair in excellent condition.
WW2 Royal Engineers shoulder title Very attractive embroidered serif type lettering. Title stitched onto battledress blouse backing.
WW2 Royal Marines cap badge Brass example with red backing.
WW2 Royal Marines cap badge Nice used brass cap badge, polished to front and showing lots of character. New is from local house clearance.
WW2 Royal Marines Commando Normandy KIA medal group Scarce medal group to Marine Clifford Douglas Marsden who was killed in action on 11th July 1944. Landed at Normandy aboard HMS Hilary. Group consists of 39/45 star, France & Germany Star and War Medal, paper condolence slip, original box, cap badge and some research.
WW2 Royal Navy cloth shoulder title Large printed cloth shoulder title for Royal Navy. Very good condition.
WW2 Royal Navy minesweeper sew on badge First type marked RD.837751 on reverse. Good complete condition.
WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer cap badge Very nice wartime economy example in great condition.
WW2 Royal Tank Regiment collar badges Nice matching white metal pair. Good condition.
WW2 Royal Tank Regiment sweetheart badge Tank emblem with horseshoe. Good condition.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles cap badge Standard white metal cap badge with slider.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles plastic economy cap badge Scarce plastic economy cap badge for RUR. Slightly warped and could do with a clean otherwise good complete condition with blades to rear.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles shoulder title Embroidered dark green on green example. Very good condition.
WW2 South Stafford shoulder title Embroidered glue back type in very good condition.
WW2 South Wales Borderers battledress blouse Very nice original wartime example. 1945 dated blouse, printed white on red South Wales Borderers shoulder titles, medal ribbons, skill at driving trade badge and metal wound stripe. Unmessed with example in good but used condition.
WW2 Special Air Service beret badge Late war example as used from 1944/45 onwards. Good used condition, removed from beret. Paper from old album to reverse.
WW2 Special Air Service shoulder title Embroidered white on maroon example as worn by the Belgians serving in 5th SAS. Excellent conditon.
WW2 Special Air Service shoulder title Very unusual locally made piece. Blue faded white SAS on maroon. Scarce.
WW2 Staff Sergeants' rank crowns Matching metal pair with backing plates and pins. From the estate of Arnhem Glider Pilot SSM Nixon. Hard to find.
WW2 V Force cap badge Scarce locally made piece. Blackened brass. Good condition.
WW2 V Force cap badge Scarce locally made piece. Blackened brass. Very good condition. See buywyze.com #1019983 for an identical example. This is cheaper and in better condition!
WW2 War Medal No ribbon.
WW2 Wiltshire Regiment shoulder title Printed example, removed from uniform.