Special Forces

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British 8th Army Long Range Desert Group bush shirt/jacket.

 

Standard British issue bush shirt/jacket as worn by all branches of the service, this one with the shoulder insignia of the famed 8th Army, together with shoulder titles indicating LRDG - Long Range Desert Group, an elite branch of the Special Forces who went in advance of the main force. Rank slides indicate a Lieutenant Colonel. Overall good condition showing wear but no damage. Shirt is ink stamped with date of 1942 and what also appears to be 1947 so it may have been reissued, but I am no expert in Army nomenclature.

$275 / £215 / €235   email to secure this item

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

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British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket19

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

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British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket2

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

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British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket4

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

British 8th Army LRDG bush shirt/jacket

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet with burlap cover plus netting.

 

Post WWII British or NATO paratrooper helmet, based on the British Mk III issued in 1944 with webbing and leather chin strap, but riveted to the helmet shell instead of attached with screws. Sand coloured finish with plenty of scratches but no dents or damage that I can see. Lacks any kind of liner, but it does included its original matching net cover and also a burlap/hessian sacking cover, together with a wide rubber band to secure these in place. Rubber has some holes. Could be used for re-enacting or for building a decent mock up of a wartime paratrooper for display.

$120 / £95 / €105   email to secure this item

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

Cold War British/NATO Paratrooper helmet

WWII British Army Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945 with original white metal badge.

Excellent and rare example of the army black beret with Royal Tank Regiment badge. Manufactured by Kangol with a clear date of 1945 and broad arrow stamp which includes coded letter "Z" that also stands for the year 1945. Great condition and large size. The black beret with Tank Regiment badge was made famous by Montgomery (even if he did add another badge!) but represents some of the bravest and toughest of Britain's special forces in WWII. 

$320 / £250 / €270  email to secure this item

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

WWII Royal Tank Regiment beret dated 1945

Royal Marine Commandos green beret.

Very good and rare example of the Royal Marine Commandos green beret with pre-1952 cap badge. Manufactured by  Compton Sons and Webb, though the name is partially faded and obscured by glue residue from what looks like a piece of tape - perhaps a name tag or label. It looks to be a size 6-3/4 and the board arrow mark is legible, as is a partial date, ending in a "3". This could be 1943 but could also be 1953, although the badge is pre-1952 and has clearly been on the beret for a long time. Not sold as WWII because it cannot be guaranteed, but a great and rare piece of headgear in very good used condition.

$200 / £160 / €170  email to secure this item

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Royal Marine Commando green beret

Australian made, 1943 dated Army Battledress blouse with No.3 Commando shoulder tabs and Combined Operation patches.

 

Very nice quality wool serge battledress blouse with 1943 dated label and the addition of No. 3 Commando shoulder tabs and Combined Operations patches to both sleeves as well as pips for a Lieutenant, Royal Marines. There is no name and no provenance to go with this battledress, but the insignia are machine sewn to the sleeves and appear original. Please feel free to ask questions of if more detailed photographs are required I will do my best to provide them.  Since there is no history or provenance, it is priced as what it is – a lovely example of a scarce BD with rare insignia.

$475 / £360 / €405  email to secure this item

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches made BD with No.2 Commando and c

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches made BD with No.2 Commando and c

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

WWII Australian made BD with No.3 Commando and combined ops patches

RARE SAS / Airborne Windproof Trousers, unissued condition, dated 1943.

 

Extremely rare and highly sought after item of clothing issued to British Special Air Service, Airborne troops and SOE agents. This pair in unissued condition dated 1943. Complete with drawstring waist-tie. Size 1, so quite small (which may explain their incredible condition) but still perfect for any WWII Special Forces display. Impossible to upgrade.

$495 / £375 / €420  email to secure this item

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

SAS Windproof trousers dated 1943

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USN AN6540 unissued