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Original British WWII Royal Artillery 78th Division Captain Uniform Set

Regular price $450.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. The 78th Infantry Division, also known as the Battleaxe Division, was an infantry division of the British Army during the Second World War that fought, with great distinction, in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy from late 1942–1945.

This is a wonderful condition rank of Captain uniform set from WWII. This officer served in the 78th division and fought in North Africa and Italy during WW2!

The Battleaxe Division was considered to be one of the best divisions of the British Army during the Second World War, due to its high morale and excellent leadership, and the best mountain warfare division in the British Eighth Army. This view was shared by many senior commanders, such as Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Allfrey, commander of V Corps, who claimed the 78th Division was the "finest fighting division of any that I had the privilege to have in 'V' Corps.

Included in this set are the following:

• Wonderful condition wool tunic with artillery lapel pins, artillery buttons, Captains rank epaulets pins, 78th division battleaxe shoulder patches medal ribbon bar with awards as follows: 1939–1945 Star (Battle of Britain or Bomber Command), Africa Star (8th Army or 1st Army or North Africa 1942–43) with a metal 1, Italy Star, Defence Medal (Silver laurel leaves (King's Commendation for brave conduct; civil). A pistol lanyard that has been cut and the tail stuffed into the front pocket.
• Matching wool trousers
• Royal artillery officer peaked cap (approximate size US 7) with makes label that reads:

Thomas & Stone

Hat & Cap Makers

97 Jermyn Street

St. Jame’s

London, S.W.1.

This is a wonderful uniform set from a officer in one of the most famous British divisions who fought in North Africa and Italy during World War Two offered in excellent condition.

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