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WW2 Polish 1st Armored Regiment Badge – Kirkwood & Son


White metal, Kirkwood & Son, Edinburgh Scotland ,, 41mm x 41mm

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A two-piece badge, made in the shape of an Maltese cross. A Crusader tank is applied on the cross. In the center of the tank there is an embossed number (1), the reverse of the badge is smooth with a visible threaded post, a plain round nut.

Version made by Kirkwood & Son in Edinburgh, when the regiment was stationed in Scotland circa 1942-44.

 The 1st Armored Regiment was part of the 1st Polish Armored Division of General Maczek. The Regiment fought in France in Normandy, including the battles for Hill 262 (Maczuga), then in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The badge belonged to a regiment’s second lieutenant.