A rare WW2 pattern cap badge with original electrical connector style lugs. Appears to have been nickel plated brass as per some earlier issues. Some bending inwards to the lugs and also wear to plated finish. With cotter pin.
A rare two part '44' and 'Royal Marines' red on blue embroidered cash tapes style shoulder title, removed from uniform (missing the final 'Commando' three part piece strip). '44' in good condition. 'Royal Marines' edges have some ragging and a bit of damage.
44 RM Commando was formed in mid 1943 and served in the Far East.
BoBD (Mills) No 2301 refers but without the final word 'Commando').
Removed from uniform, in very good condition. Some traces of glue to the reverse.
Formed in 1942 and attached to Commando HQ. There were two signalmen per Commando Troop. This is the second pattern introduced later in 1942 (previously it had been white on black). See Peter Taylor's book, page 65 and BoBD (Mills) No 2102, who confirms on page 384 that the embroidered versions were manufactured by George Kenning and Sons Limited.
A post war battledress shoulder title, removed from uniform, now a bit grubby and some staining but very hard to come by. The light blue backing is now more brown in colour. Glider facing left. Circa 11.8cm wide and 4.4cm tall. Some traces of white bluetack to the reverse.
Attractive and bright condition with maroon backing. Evidence of glue on reverse from being removed from uniform. Circa 5cm across and 4,5 cm tall.
Removed from uniform, in good overall condition. Looks to be an earlier issue.
A very rare and original cloth shoulder title, removed from uniform and in good condition.
The Royal Navy Commando was formed in 1941. The unit's depot was at H.M.S Armadillo in Scotland.
Hessian backed, white more of an off white now but in good condition with a light bluetack trace to the reverse. BoBD confirms these were also worn by the Free French Commandos.
BoBD No 2049 refers (see also page 387).
This is a scarce 1st SAS (Special Air Service) embroidered shoulder title removed from uniform. It is in very good condition but has some white bluetack to reverse.
Removed from uniform, in 'as worn' condition. Red, unsheathed daggers, with blades pointing upwards, set on black backgrounds.
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