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Cloth Qualification Badge – Army Flying Badge, Royal Crest Wings, Glider Pilot & Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilot, 1st Pattern Large. c.1942 - 46.
A Been There Done That Example of an Early / 1st Pattern Large, Worn / Used / Removed From Uniform (RFU) Conditioned, WW2 Period Army Flying Badge, Royal Crest Wings to: The Glider Pilot Regiment, Glider Pilots & The Royal Artillery (RA), Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilots. Embroidered Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Felt. Yellow Gold / Scarlet Red / White / Green / Blue Embroidered Kings / Tudor / Imperial Crown Royal Crest with Black Highlights. Wings (14 Feathers) Light Blue. Set on a Dark Blue Melton Felt Backing. Trimmed for Wear. Worn on the Left Breast. c.1942 - 46.
Notes: Royal Crest Kings Crown (KC) Wings Awarded: Initially to Both Glider Pilots & Air Observation Post (AOP) Pilots.
c.1942 - 46: Lge KC Wings.
c.1946 - 50: Sml KC Wings.
c.1944 - 50: 2nd Pilot Wings.
c.1948 - Late 50’s: AOP Pilots Wings.
Dimensions: 46 mm x 130 mm.
Code: 51131Price: 150.00 GBP
Horse Furniture – The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Victorian Quality White Metal Martingale Ornament, Guelphic Crown. c.1898 - 1902.
An Exceptionally Nice, Scarce, Quality, Victorian Period Example of a White Metal Martingale Ornament to the: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Within a Seeded Buckled Belt Reading: RIFLE BRIGADE, A Strung Bugle Facing Right as Observed from the Front, Set on a Plain Domed Background. Surmounted by a Guelphic Crown. Cast in Quality White Metal, 2 x Securing Posts N / S. c.1898 - 1902.
Notes: Rifle Brigade
1800 (17th Jan): Raised as an Elite Corps of Riflemen. The Rifle Corps.
1803: Numbered: 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles).
1816: Redesignated: The Rifle Brigade.
1881: The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own).
1881 (July): The Prince Consort's Own (The Rifle Brigade).
1958: Became: 3rd Green Jackets.
1966: Became: 3rd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets.
Dimensions: 82 mm x 40 mm.
Code: 51130Price: 85.00 GBP
Metal Shoulder Titles - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. All Ranks. Small Pattern Titles. Pair. c.1960’s - 1994.
A Very Nice Unissued Pair of All Ranks Gilding Metal Small Pattern Shoulder Titles as Issued to: The 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment 28/LXI. Semicircular Title: GLOSTER with 2 x Flat Hexagonal Type Retaining Lugs (Each Badge), complete with Backing Plate & Split Pins. Worn by Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) on Tropical Dress, also By Officers & Warrant Officers on the Black Barrack Dress Regimental Jumper that was adopted in the 1960’s and Lasted until 1994. c.1960’s - 1994.
Dimensions: 10 mm x 44 mm – Backing Plate 26 mm x 47 mm.
Code: 51129Price: 12.00 GBP
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force) – Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge) Mid to Late War Zinc. G. H. Osang, Dresden. c.1935 - 45.
A Very Nice Been There Done That Condition of a Scarce / Sort After Mid to Late Word War II Period Zinc Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge). As Awarded to All Ranks of the Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force). A Split Oval Wreath of Laurel & Oak Tied together at the Bottom by a Garland. Mounted on the Wreath a Diving Eagle with Down Swept Wings Clutching a Canted Swastika in its Talons, Facing Left as Viewed from the Front. Fittings: Two Piece Construction, secured together by 2 Rivets. Solid Back / Reverse. Mid to Late War, Feinzink (Fine / Refined Zinc). Vertical Hinged Needle Pin (Magnetic) & Flat Wire Catch. Stamped Makers Mark Reads: G.H.OSANG DRESDEN. c.1935 - 45.
Award Criteria: The Original Criteria was for All Ranks of the Luftwaffe who successful completion of the Parachute Training Course, which included 6 Jumps. The Award was presented in a Blue Case / Box with an Award Certificate / Document, also a Jump License & Log. 02 May 44 the Award became eligible for Medical, Administrative & legal personnel who had made 1 Combat Jump.
Notes: Formation 29 Jan 36 first Para Instructor Trg / Set up Para / Jump Sch @ Stendal Airbase. 600 Trained Vols formed 1st Para Batt General Göring Regt of the Air Force. Renamed 01 Apr 38 1st Batt, 1st Para Regt. 1936 Army formed a Para Inf Coy & the SS a Para Platoon. 04 Nov 38 Para Inf Coy up scaled to Batt Strength, then on the 01 Jan 39 Transferred to the Air Force, becoming the 2nd Batt, 1st Para Regt, in the newly formed 7th Airborne Div (Summer 38) Commanded by Gen Student. Approx. 50 Paras were attached to the German Condor Legion for the Spanish Civil War. Further up scaling followed 3rd Batt, 1st Regt & 2nd Para Regt with 2 Batts.
Dimensions: 53 mm x 41 mm. Weight: 31 g.
Imperfections: War Time Repair to Swastika & a Strengthener Applied. Practically No Remains of the Gold & Silver Wash. See Pics!
Code: 51128Price: 325.00 GBP
ADDITIONAL PICTURES. WW2 Deutsche (German) – Luftwaffe (Air Force) – Fallschirmschützenabzeichen (Paratrooper Badge) Mid to Late War Zinc. G. H. Osang, Dresden. c.1935 - 45.
Code: 51127Price: On Request
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) OR’s Gold & Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge. c.1959 - 2006.
A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Glengarry Badge to: The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment). A Fused Grenade with Bulging Flames, as observed from a side view, with 14 Points. On the Ball the Monogram HLI Surmounted by a St Edwards / Queens Crown. Die Struck in Gold & Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 2 x Flat Lugs N /S. KK2045. c.1959 - 2006.
20 Jan 1959: Amalgamated with The Royal Scots Fusiliers (A Lowland Regiment) to Form The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) & placed in the Lowland Brigade wearing The Lowland Brigade Badge. L Bde: 5 Regt’s until May 68, Cameronians Disbanded. R Scots, R Scots Fus, HLI, KOSB & The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 01 Jul 1968: Lowland Brigade Amalgamated with Highland Bde to form The Scottish Division. 2006: Amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland as the 2nd Battalion.
Dimensions: 67 mm x 34 mm.
Code: 51126Price: 9.00 GBP
Plaque – British Special Air Service (S.A.S.) Regiment, WWII / Malayan Scouts Period in Theatre Mate Hand Painted Regimental Wall Plaque. c. WW2 / Post WW2.
A Lovely Quirky In Theatre Made Hand Painted on Plywood Wall Plaque to: The Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment / Malayan Scouts. King Arthurs Sword Excalibur surmounted by flames. Title Scroll / Motto Reads: WHO DARES WINS. (Designed by Sergeant Bob Tait M.M. in 1941). Light Blue, White, Red & Black on Dark Blue (The Colours Light / Dark Blue are said to Represent Oxford & Cambridge Universities). c. WW2 / Post WW2.
Notes: 1952: 22nd Special Air Service Regiment.
1948 - 60: Malayan Emergency.
1954 - 59: Jebel Akhdar Rebellion, Oman.
1963 - 66: Indonesian / Malaysian / Borneo Confrontation.
1963 - 67: Aden Emergency.
1962 - 76: Dhofar Rebellion, S Oman / Yemen Border.
1964 - 79: Rhodesian Bush War.
Dimensions: 138 mm x 115 mm.
Code: 51125Price: 35.00 GBP
Cap / Headdress Badge – The Highland Brigade OR’s Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge. c.1959 - 1968.
A Very Nice Worn / Used Condition, Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Silver Staybrite Glengarry Badge to: The Highland Brigade. A Seeded Motto Scroll Reading: CUIDICH’N RIGH Gaelic for ‘Help to the King', Surmounted by a Stag’s Head, Superimposed on St. Andrew’s Cross. Die Struck in Silver Anodised Aluminium / Staybrite, Voided, 3 x Flat Lugs E / W / S. KK2036. c.1959 - 1968.
1958: 14 Brigades. The Highland Brigade Regiments:
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).
The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's).
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
The Gordon Highlanders.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's).
Dimensions: 52 mm x 43mm.
Code: 51124Price: 9.00 GBP
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Küstenartillerie Truppen (Coastal Artillery Troops) Standard Issue BeVo National Emblem Breast Eagle / Badge. c. WWII.
A Lovely Unissued Conditioned All Ranks (AR’s) Standard Issue Superior Quality BeVo Machine Embroidered National Emblem Breast Badge / Insignia for: Members of the Deutsche Kriegsmarine (German Navy) Küstenartillerie Truppen (Coastal Artillery Troops). Completely Manufactured in Rayon, Golden Yellow on Feldgrün (Field Green). Worn above the Right Breast Pocket on Uniforms / Tunics & in the corresponding position on other forms of Uniform without Pockets. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c. WWII.
Dimensions: 55 mm x 118 mm.
Code: 51123Price: 38.00 GBP
WW2 Deutsche (German) – Schulterklappe (Epaulette / Shoulder Strap) SS Medical Corps / Waffen SS Medical Troops, SS-Unterscharführer (Senior Corporal / Junior Sergeant). Black Felt, Gold Stress, Piped in Dark Blue. c.1930’s - 45.
A Lovely Condition, Scarce / Sort After Removed from Uniform SS-Unterscharführer (Senior Corporal / Junior Sergeant) Rank, Single, Schulterklappe Epaulette / Shoulder Strap to the: SS Medical Corps / Waffen SS Medical Troops. On Black Melton Felt, NCO Style Tress in Yellow / Gold & Piped in Blue / Dark Blue. Backed in Feldgrau (Field Grey) Wool Melton Felt. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibres. c.1930’s - 45.
• Schutzstaffel – The SS. Literally Protection Detachment, formed in 1925 from the Stosstrupp Hitler. Stosstrupp (Shock Troop).
• Waffen SS – The Militarized Formations of the SS. Originally composed of the Verfügungstruppe and the Totenkopfverbande. Combined non German SS Units after 1940.
• Verfügungstruppe – The Original Militarised Formations of the SS renamed Waffen SS in 1939.
• Totenkopfverbände or TV – Death’s Heads Units. Originally made up of Volunteers from the Allgemeine SS. Employed as Concentration Guards. Formed the Nucleus of the first field formations of the Waffen SS.
• Unterscharführer: British / US = Sergeant. SS = Unterscharführer. German Army = Unteroffizier / Oberjäger. Waffen SS = SS-Unterscharführer.
• 1930’s: SS Medical Corps began to appear within each SS-Sturmbann (Battalion). Sanitäter Truppen (Medical Troops).
Dimensions: 105 mm x 44 mm.
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