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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.
12 x King's Crown General Service buttons Larger type for service dress, some maker marked.
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.
1st Battalion Border Regiment shoulder titles Unofficial type worn by the 1st Battalion. Matching embroidered pair. Post-war type.
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.
Auxiliary Fire Service cloth badge Emroidered example in excellent condition.
British Military Mission to Greece Embroidered Greek flag and crown on khaki backing. Very nice example.
British Troops Northern Ireland formation sign Embroidered example in good 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.
Coming soon No. 2 Commando battledress blouse (without shoulder titles) Airlanding Royal Armoured Corps battledress blouse
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.
GQ Parachute Company badge Silver coloured example with pin fixing. Very good condition.
Grenadier Guards shoulder title Nicely embroidered serif type.
IWGC Imperial War Graves Commission shoulder title Embroidered cloth shoulder title for IWGC Imperial War Graves Commission. 22 available at 4 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
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.
No 9 Commando shoulder titles Early white on black embroidered set in very good clean condition.
No. 1 Parachute Training School patch Original printed cloth patch worn on the RAF overalls at No. 1 PTS.
No. 1 Parachute Training School patch Original printed cloth patch worn on the RAF overalls at No. 1 PTS.
O Force Jordan formation sign Scarce printed cloth formation sign.
Original British badges just in! Passing on these good prices to my customers in limited quantity Postage UK 1st class recorded 2, Special Delivery 7 Postage worldwide 3 standard, 9 tracked Glider Pilot Regt 40 each (80 per pair) Recce glue back 25 each (50 per pair) Recce embroidered 25 each (50 per pair) Royal Corps of Signals 7 each (12 per pair) East Surrey 6 each (10 per pair) Cheshire 6 each (10 per pair) Essex 6 each (10 per pair) Parachute light bulb early type 30 each War Graves 3 each (5 per pair) 3rd Anti Aircraft printed 12 each (20 per pair) 5th Anti Aircraft 6 each (10 per pair) 6th Anti Aircraft printed 12 (20 per pair) RN Petty Officer 5 RN Gunner 3 Royal Marine Division 8 each (15 per pair)
Original Canadian badges just in! Passing on these good prices to my customers in limited quantity Postage UK 1st class recorded 2, Special Delivery 7 Postage worldwide 3 standard, 9 tracked 5, 6, 8 RCA 4 each (7 per pair) Cameron Highlanders 20 each (40 per pair) 48th Highlanders 30 Midland Regt 20 Canadian Grenadier 20 each (40 per pair) Dragoons 20 (40 per pair) RCCS 6 each (10 per pair) Arty 2nd Corps 6 each (10 per pair) 1st Canadian Arty Group 6 each (10 per pair)
Parachute Regiment shoulder titles Post-war embroidered light blue on maroon. Good matching pair.
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.
Post-WW2 South Stafford shoulder title Gold on maroon South Stafford above glider. Formerly property of Captain Steele, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
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 WW2 Glider Pilots' flying badge Rare bullion padded example with khaki (not dark blue/black backing). Only the second example I've ever had. Excellent clean condition, removed from uniform. Full size 13cm example.
Rare WW2 RAF Bomb Disposal Combined Operations BD blouse A excellent opportunity to purchase a rare blouse to a small, unusual but highly specialized unit. Lots of information and pictures here http://www.combinedops.com/ROYAL_AIR_SERVICING_COMMANDO.htm Rare WW2 battledress blouse to a Bomb Disposal Sergeant in the RAF Servicing Commando. Usual printed RAF Shitehawks to both sleeves, Sergeant stripes, large RAF issue Bomb Disposal badge to right sleeve, embroidered Combined Operations formation signs on lower of both sleeves (correctly facing the incorrect way signifying "rear party") and Africa star ribbon to breast. Label present but difficult to read. In the early days the RAF Commando wore khaki BD like this one but later reverted to the standard blue RAF Aircrew BD. Overall condition is good but worn. Badges have been subjected to the typical wartime squaddie standard of sewing and a few are beginning to come away on the edges
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.
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.
South East Asia Command shoulder title Embroidered black on red cloth shoulder title for SEAC.
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 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.
WW2 '40 pattern battledress trousers Two pairs available in near perfect condition with no holes, rips or repairs. Typical mid war configuration. Unfortunately no labels present but both WD marked one ''M'' one ''N'' for 1943/1944. Both same size approximately 32" waist x 32" leg. Contact me for further information if required.
WW2 101 Troop formation sign Reproduction example in good condition.
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 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Embroidered example.
WW2 2nd Battalion South Staffs group Very nice group to Captain Steele of the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion of course had a glider role in WW2 and most famously known for their Arnhem exploits. Officers' bronze cap badge and collars with Holland patch backing, white metal cap badge, glider troops qualification badge cut from battledress material and two post-war awards for running. Very hard to find lot with provenance.
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 3rd Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Printed example in excellent condition. 4 available at 12 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 3rd Infantry Division formation signs Nice embroidered matching pair, removed from uniform. Fought from D-Day to Berlin.
WW2 5 Commando brass shoulder title Nice intact example with both squared lugs present.
WW2 5th Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Embroidered cloth example. Two types available. 5 available at 6 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 5th Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Embroidered cloth example. Two types available. 12 available at 6 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
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 7th Battalion Parachute Regiment beret Excellent worn example. Kangol made, size 7 1/4, WD marked. Parachute Regiment cap badge to front with green backing all contemporary to beret. Leather band intact, ribbon present. Overall good but used condition. Not one of your normal boring mint 1945 berets, this one has seen use. 7th Battalion served in the Ardennes and took part in the Rhine Crossings in 1945. Would still display nicely for a D-Day period display.
WW2 8th Anti-Aircraft Division formation sign Nice condition embroidered example.
WW2 Airborne Division formation sign Single embroidered higher quality type. Right facing. Only one available.
WW2 Airborne Division formation signs Embroidered glue back type Pegasus formation signs in their original uncut state. 4 pairs available at 125.00 per pair. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Airborne Forces cloth formation signs Excellent matching glue back pair of Pegasus formation signs.
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 Left facing example in good order.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Right facing printed example in very good condition.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation sign Right facing example in good order.
WW2 Airborne Forces formation signs Nice embroidered type 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 strips Scarce serif embroidered pair in very good condition. Light blue on cherry. Hard to find.
WW2 Anti-Tank Artillery cloth shoulder title Rare embroidered cloth shoulder title worn by 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. Very nice Airborne badge, hard to find. Similar example (same condition etc) sold by another dealer yesterday for 300.
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 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 in very good clean condition.
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 Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa MG shoulder title Biritsh made embroidered glue back Candian shoulder title. Very good condition. 11 available at 25 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Canadian 1st Artillery Group cloth badge Embroidered cloth badge for 1st CAG. 12 available at 6 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Canadian 6 RCA title Embroidered cloth title for 6 RCA. 48 available at 4 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Canadian 8 RCA title Embroidered cloth title for 8 RCA. 24 available at 6 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Cheshire Regiment shoulder title Embroidered glue back type. 12 available at 3 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Cheshire Regiment shoulder title Embroidered type with tan back. 22 available at 3 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
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 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 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 Very nice matching embroidered pair. Circular shape. Removed from uniform.
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 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 Essex Regiment shoulder title Unusual embroidered large font ESSEX white on red cloth shoulder title. 12 available at 4 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Glider Pilot wing/Army Flying badge Excellent large example measuring 13 cm across.
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 Unusual example on black backing. Scarce.
WW2 Glider Troops qualification badge Earlier pattern, backed on red for company or battalion colours. Very hard to find like this.
WW2 Irvin parachutist badge Excellent complete condition, Fattorini maker marks to reverse.
WW2 Leicestershire Regiment shoulder title Embroidered white on red shoulder title. Very good condition.
WW2 light blue pips Light blue padded pips as worn by Para Regt, Glider Pilot Regt, SAS etc. Matching pair.
WW2 light blue pips Light blue padded pips as worn by Para Regt, Glider Pilot Regt, SAS etc. Matching pair.
WW2 light blue pips Light blue padded pips as worn by Para Regt, Glider Pilot Regt, SAS etc. Matching pair.
WW2 Military Cross 1944 Excellent original Military Cross award dated 1944 on reverse. Perfect example. Hard to find.
WW2 Nederland formation sign Embroidered example sewn onto material. As worn by Dutch troop 10 Commando etc.
WW2 No 1 Commando shoulder title Lovely embroidered example.
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. 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 parachute qualification ''light bulb'' Worn by parachute qualified troops not serving or not having previously served in a parachute unit. Nice embroidered type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Nicely embroidered private purchase UK made type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Full size (not to be confused with the small mess dress type) silver and gold bullion parachute qualification badge. Nice example with paper back. Removed from uniform. These are scarce!
WW2 parachute qualification badge Fantastic large Italian made example on large backing. Made using silk thread.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Unusual UK made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Very good condition, sewn onto material.
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 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 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 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 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 example.
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 Embroidered example removed from uniform.
WW2 Parachute shoulder title Early embroidered serif example, blue on maroon. Good removed from uniform condition.
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 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 PPA cap badge Popski's Private Army cap badge marked "COPY". Has some weight and might have silver content.
WW2 RAF Pilots' cloth wing Lovely early WW2 drooped wings example, very thickly padded. One of the best I've seen.
WW2 RAF Pilots' sweetheart wings Silver marked and enamel in good complete condition. Ever so small chip to enamel on right edge.
WW2 RAF Pilots' wing Officers' quality padded example in good but used condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 RAMC Officers' cap badge Good J R Gaunt made bronze example with blades.
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 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 shoulder title Type 4 single. Hand embroidered type on green backing.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Type 5 matching pair. Very attractive small title, appears machine embroidered. Only two pairs left.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Over the following weeks I will be listing a number of WW2 Reconnaissance Corps cloth shoulder titles. All types will be included. I think the only ones missing are the ''Reconnaissance Corps'' and serif types. Type 1 - large block lettered font Type 2 - standard glue back type Type 3 - hand embroidered on very dark green almost black backing, with spaced out letters. Only one available. Type 4 - hand embroidered on lighter green backing Type 5 - small type machine embroidered Type 6 - small type hand embroidered
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Type 2 matching pair. Standard glue back type. Excellent condition.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Type 4 matching pair. Hand embroidered on green backing.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Nice quality original embroidered example. I have a few available so please order 2 for a pair or however many you require.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Type 6 matching pair. Very attractive small title, appears hand embroidered. Only one pair left.
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 Canadian Corps of Signals cloth badge Embroidered cloth RCCS badge. 24 available at 8 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Royal Corps of Signals shoulder titles Unofficial embroidered type. Excellent matching pair.
WW2 Royal Engineers shoulder title Very attractive embroidered serif type lettering. Title stitched onto battledress blouse backing.
WW2 Royal Marines cap badge Nice pre-1953 example brass other ranks' cap badge.
WW2 Royal Marines cap badge Brass example with red backing.
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 Chief Petty Officer cloth badge Embroidered cloth CPO rank badge. 10 available at 5 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
WW2 Royal Navy Gunner cloth badge Embroidered example in very good condition. 11 available at 4 each. Get them while you can, once they're gone they're gone.
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 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 South Staffordshire Regiment collar badges Three bronze Officers' collar badges complete with Holland patches to reverse. All complete and intact. One pair and one single example. Formerly property of Captain Steele, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
WW2 Special Air Service beret badge Formerly the property of WW2 SAS Trooper Thomson 545212. Took part in Operation Trueform IV. Not fully researched. Excellent order, attractive embroidery as used from 1944.
WW2 Special Air Service shoulder title Embroidered white on maroon example as worn by the Belgians serving in 5th SAS. Excellent conditon.
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 US 101st Airborne Division patch Scarce British made Bando Type B-1. Unusual white border to reverse. Very good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 US 101st Airborne Division patch US made example without tab.
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 Correspondent shoulder titles Matching subdued slip on pair. Very good condition.
WW2 War Medal No ribbon.
WW2 Wiltshire Regiment shoulder title Printed example, removed from uniform.