1944-47, United Kingdom/Occupied Germany
A beautiful World War Two period battledress of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. A typically “Polish” altered jacket with custom collar made to be more pointed and padded shoulder.
The left shoulder board is black, a distinctive emblem of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. On the epaulets three bars for the rank of senior corporal.
On the sleeves “Poland” titles with lovely black backing and a bullion thread private purchase patch of the 1st Polish Armoured Division “Squirrel”.
Around the left shoulder, attached to the left breast pocket is a black lanyard. Above the pocket a loosely attached Polish Wound Badge (Twice awarded).
On the collars there are marks from the collar pennants which have been removed. Judging by the color of the thread which is still left in places, this was most likely the pennants of the Sanitary (Medical) units of the 1st Polish Armoured Division.
A lovely battledress, great restoration project for display. Jacket worn by a soldier of the 1st Polish Armoured Division of General Maczek which fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.