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WW2 Polish Artillery Officer Cadet School Scotland Breast Badge & Document

United Kingdom 1944-45

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Badge of the Polish Artillery Officer Cadet School in Scotland with a matching document.. One of the rarer badges of the Polish Armed Forces in the West. Badge number 407 issued to corporal podchorąży Antoni Kuchejda.  

One-piece badge made of soft metal. A wreath-shaped badge made of laurel and oak leaves, topped at the bottom with the coat of arms of Scotland, (inscribed lion on the shield). In the center of the wreath there is an image of an artillery shell and the initials (SPA) – Artillery Cadet School (Szkoła Podchorążych Artylerii). Designed by Witold Mars. 

 Late war badge, made in soft alloy rather than silver. Very hard to find with a matching legitymacja document, with matching numbers. Issued on 22nd December 1945.

The reverse of the badge is plain, numbered on the back of the wreath (No. 407).The badge is mounted on two threaded posts with spinners.