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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.
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.
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 .
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
Special Air Service cloth shoulder titles Matching pair of embroidered cloth shoulder titles from the post war/1950s period.
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
Victorian POLICE / PRISON GUARD HANGER Victorian POLICE / PRISON GUARD HANGER , wear to grips, no scabbard , no locking catch
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 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 1st SAS shoulder title Rare removed from uniform example in good condition. Full provenance and copies of paperwork available to purchaser. From estate of 1st SAS Trooper who fought through WW2.
WW2 1st SAS shoulder title Rare removed from uniform example in good condition. Full provenance and copies of paperwork available to purchaser. From estate of 1st SAS Trooper who fought through WW2.
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 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 50-52 Commando cap badge Good locally made example complete with lugs of the famous knuckleduster cap badge.
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 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 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 12 1944 Good example in large size 12 and 1944 dated. Complete with all buttons and fastenings but some slight moth damage to right sleeve and lower back which isn't too bad and could be easily repaired.
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 camouflage scarf with provenance Genuine wartime example from lot of items belonging to a WW2 Parachute Regiment sniper. Provenance provided to buyer. Scarf has been used and is a little stiff and slightly faded. Lots of modern or post war examples available but ones like this are very hard to find.
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 D-Day, Arnhem and Rhine Glider Pilot group Lot of original items belonging to S/Sgt later SSM Nixon - first pattern Denison Smock made by Frankenstein, dated 1942 and size 3. Army Flying badge to left breast, SSM rank insignia to lower right arm, maroon epaulette loop to left side (right missing), whistle attached to collar dated 1943, lucky shoes charm to left breast pocket, and monkey tail present. This is the best Denison smock I've seen offered for sale ever and that's without including this one's provenance! - battledress blouse dated 1945 and size 7. Printed Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder titles, printed Pegasus formation signs, SSM brass rank insignia to lower arms, Army Flying badge to left breast together with 39/45 and France & Germany medal ribbons. - Royal Artillery No 1 dress jacket with Army Flying badge to left breast and Sgt insignia to right sleeve. Possibly served as AOP prior to GPR. Together with matching coloured Field Service cap and RA side cap. - Glider Pilot Regiment plaque 'Seek To Fight' with locally made African type knife to one side and wartime third pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife to the other side in very good clean condition with scabbard. Pommel stamped '3' and cross guard stamped '21'. Blade is hand forged type. On bottom part of plaque there is an original padded 2nd Glider Pilot and Army Flying qualification badges. - other items include C type flying helmet, Airborne cufflinks in box and paperwork including October 1945 image of Nixon with comrades and copy newspaper cuttings detailing some of S/Sgt Nixon's Arnhem experiences. Grouping was bought indirectly from family and has not been fully researched. Family state that Nixon's smock was used from issue until the end of war and he served the D-Day, Arnhem and Rhine operations. Unique and historical group of rare items. More photos available to interested parties.
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 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 Intelligence Corps shoulder titles Interesting printed pair which have been tailored by the soldier. They have been embroidered in black thread over the printed letters and then folded and stitched to reduce in size. I can only describe these as a lovely salty pair which have seen use in WW2. 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 No. 44 Commando shoulder title Uncut on original cloth square. Served Far East. Very good condition.
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 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 Navigator Suits Aircrew Type D blouse 1944 Hard to find Type D blouse to an RAF Navigtor with all original wartime applied insignia. Overall condition is very good with all fixtures and fittings intact and working including brass Lightning zipper. Blouse is of Canadian manufacture and label inside is present but faded. A computer scan of the label reveals the blouse is a size 2 and made in May 1944.
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/Special Forces wing Nice early war padded example. Worn but full of character. If only if these things could talk? Full provenance and copies of paperwork available to purchaser. From estate of 1st SAS Trooper who fought through WW2.
WW2 Sergeant rank stripes Scarce printed matching printed pair.
WW2 South Staffordshire Regiment cap badge Nice used example with Holland patch.
WW2 South Staffordshire Regiment Officers' collar badges Very good matching bronze pair with Holland patch backing.
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 staff sergeant rank crowns Very good large type as worn by Glider Pilots above the Sgt stripes.
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!