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bess55 09-02-20 11:22 AM

Airborne field ambulance badges sold
 
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Gents, for interest.

Sold in auction near me yesterday (suffolk) the attached.

I spoke to the vendor, who explained briefly the following. Although he knew very little about his father during the war, he knew he was initially a concsiensous object, who eventually went into the RAMC. At some point he clearly joined a PFA - these were his badges taken from uniforms after the war where they remained in his shed until his father's death 2 years ago. Days before the air landings at Arnhem he had a burst appendix and was in hospital when Market Garden commenced, so did not jump at Arnhem. He later served in Burma apparently.

In case you were wondering . . . . 4,400.

Bess

silverwash 09-02-20 01:49 PM

did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks

bess55 09-02-20 03:07 PM

Yes, add 15% to that.

Frank Kelley 09-02-20 06:38 PM

Only fifteen percent?

bess55 09-02-20 06:42 PM

Yes for cash . . . 17.5% otherwise at this auction house

CAM 09-02-20 08:05 PM

Bess,

Glad you wrote 'a" PFA. Many believe there was only one and also do not recognise the Air Landing Field Ambulances.

Chris

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Originally Posted by bess55 (Post 499740)
Gents, for interest.

Sold in auction near me yesterday (suffolk) the attached.

I spoke to the vendor, who explained briefly the following. Although he knew very little about his father during the war, he knew he was initially a concsiensous object, who eventually went into the RAMC. At some point he clearly joined a PFA - these were his badges taken from uniforms after the war where they remained in his shed until his father's death 2 years ago. Days before the air landings at Arnhem he had a burst appendix and was in hospital when Market Garden commenced, so did not jump at Arnhem. He later served in Burma apparently.

In case you were wondering . . . . 4,400.

Bess


Mike B 10-02-20 05:51 PM

Pretty sure I recall a (one) 'YORKSHIRE' slip-on selling for 1700 at C&T not that long ago - may be mistaken, but pretty sure.
Mike
PS - Is that an Australian wing with the red background? Bottom right, third image.

JON188 11-02-20 06:51 PM

I see what you mean Mike about the wings style.
Id say its more likely to be on red due to the RAMC link?

bess55 11-02-20 08:16 PM

The vendor told me that his Dad had also served in Burma. Could they be Indian wings?

Sonofacqms 11-02-20 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by JON188 (Post 499982)
I see what you mean Mike about the wings style.
Id say its more likely to be on red due to the RAMC link?

Could anyone confirm which unit wore this badge?

Rob

3battalion 12-02-20 01:49 AM

I don't believe it's an Australian Parachute Battalion related wing.

As Jon mentioned, I believe it's an Indian made wing with red background to match the RAMC titles.

Very nice!

Paul

Mike B 12-02-20 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by JON188 (Post 499982)
I see what you mean Mike about the wings style.
Id say its more likely to be on red due to the RAMC link?

Thanks Jon - the shape is confusing
Mike

Mike B 12-02-20 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 3battalion (Post 499999)
I don't believe it's an Australian Parachute Battalion related wing.

As Jon mentioned, I believe it's an Indian made wing with red background to match the RAMC titles.

Very nice!

Paul

Many thanks Paul - as mentioned to Jon, the shape is really confusing.
Regards
Mike

Frank Kelley 12-02-20 10:37 AM

A bargain, these days!:eek:


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Originally Posted by bess55 (Post 499802)
Yes for cash . . . 17.5% otherwise at this auction house


tcrown 12-02-20 01:32 PM

Interesting grouping. Thanks for sharing, Bess.
In today’s market, I would say the price seems reasonable.


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