49th West Riding Reconnaissance Regiment WW2 beret badge

49th West Riding Reconnaissance Regiment WW2 beret badge

Code: 21283

£1,250.00 Approx $1509.66, €1477.54
 

Fine very rare original die-stamped white metal upright spear supported by lightning bolts with die-cast Yorkshire Rose lcorrectly let in to the centre; across the base, a scroll RECONNAISANCE CORPS. Toned loops.
Formed September 1942 from the 29th and 148th Independent Reconnaissance Squadrons. Performed vital service in the capture of Arnhem and the liberation of Holland. They are honoured annually in Utrecht to this day.