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WW2 Polish 1st Grenadier Division Combat Breast Badge – Kirkwood & Son

53mm x 27.5mm, Kirkwood & Son Edinburgh, 1943/44

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Badge of the 1st Grenadier Division which fought in the French Campaign of 1940. Combat version with the visible wreath.

The badge was introduced in 1943 and awarded to the members of the 1st Grenadier Division.

The badge is the form of stylized crowned eagle sitting on a shield with the sentence inscribed in the circumference (God Honor the Fatherland – Bóg Honor Ojczyzna). In the lower part of the shield you can see the inscribed sign of grenadiers, a burning grenade with a number and initials (D 1 G) meaning 1 Dywizja Grenadierów (1st Grenadier Division). In the center of the shield, the Lorraine cross is visible, partially covering the eagle.

Reverse of the badge is smooth with a threaded post and the makers mark “K&S” – Kirkwood & Son. Spinner missing.

Fantastic condition as on photographs.