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WW2 Polish Beret Badge 65th Pomorski Infantry Battalion


Brass, cloth, steel. 1946/47 Italy

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Scarce beret badge of the 65th Pomorski (Pomeranian) Infantry Battalion. The badge is in the form of coat of arms of Gdańsk.

 The beret badge of the 65th Infantry Battalion was introduced on the 31st January 1946 by the Command of the 2nd Polish Corps. The 65th Infantry Battalion was part of the 16th Pomorski Infantry Brigade (2nd Warsaw Armoured Brigade), 2nd Polish Corps of General Anders. 

The 16th Pomorski Infantry Brigade was formed from Poles liberated from prisoner of war camps and Poles which were forced to serve in the German army. Most of these came from Northern Poland and hence the coat of arms of Gdańsk. 

A rare badge, hard to find a genuine example. One of most scarce badges of the Free Polish Army in Exile.

Size 38mm x 28mm. Weight 4.8 grams.