WW2 ALLIED CZECHOSLOVAKIAN 1st INDEPENDENT ARMOURED BRIGADE BATTLEDRESS TUNIC

WW2 ALLIED CZECHOSLOVAKIAN 1st INDEPENDENT ARMOURED BRIGADE BATTLEDRESS TUNIC

Reserved

Description

A superb untouched 1940 pattern battledress top as worn by a sergeant of the 1st Independent Armoured Brigade.

Both upper sleeves with National titles and the formation sign of the Armoured Brigade.

Shoulder straps are bordered in crimson with crimson bars with the rank ‘pips’ attached. (One detached rank ‘pip’ was in one of the breast pockets which I have reaffirmed in place).

To the left breast Czech and British medal ribbon bars to include the Czech Medal for Gallantry.

Interior with WD broad arrow stamping and maker issue label showing date 1943 (see images). Collar as is not uncommon has be tailored to suit personal ‘taste’.

Tunic is damage free, but showing honest wear/usage with some slight staining.

A superb WW2 ‘fighting’ tunic too one of the Free Allied units.

(The Brigade was formed and equipped in United Kingdom during 1943.

It was active from September 1943 until May 1945.

It served as part of the 21st Army Group.

The brigade landed in Normandy in August 1944 and was given the mission of containing the German held port of Dunkirk for the rest of the war in Europe. In May 1945, the brigade moved to Czechoslovakia and was absorbed into the Czech Army.)