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Old 09-02-20, 11:22 AM
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Default Airborne field ambulance badges sold

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
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Old 09-02-20, 01:49 PM
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did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks
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Old 09-02-20, 03:07 PM
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Yes, add 15% to that.
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Old 09-02-20, 06:38 PM
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Only fifteen percent?
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Old 09-02-20, 06:42 PM
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Yes for cash . . . 17.5% otherwise at this auction house
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Old 09-02-20, 08:05 PM
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Bess,

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

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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
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Old 10-02-20, 05:51 PM
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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.
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I see what you mean Mike about the wings style.
Id say its more likely to be on red due to the RAMC link?
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The vendor told me that his Dad had also served in Burma. Could they be Indian wings?
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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
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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
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Old 12-02-20, 10:11 AM
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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
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Old 12-02-20, 10:17 AM
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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.
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Old 12-02-20, 10:37 AM
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A bargain, these days!


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