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WW2 Solid Silver Free Norwegian Forces Cap Badge -J.R Gaunt London.


1942, J.R Gaunt London, 36mm x 36

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A rare badge of the Free Norwegian Forces (Utefronten)  in the United Kingdom. Badge in the form of a wreath with the initial cypher of King haakon VII. 

Reverse with two omega type loops and silver hallmarks indicating the producer J.R Gaunt & Sons of London (JRG&S) and the assay mark for London 1942, sterling silver. 

Norwegian soldiers in the United Kingdom formed units including the Norwegian Independent Company 1, and 5 Troop of the No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando (trained together with the Polish Commando in Achnacarry). During the years in exile in Britain the bulk of the Norwegian Army consisted of a brigade in Dumfries, and smaller units stationed in Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard and South Georgia. Some units were sent to take part in the liberation of Finnmark.