40. United Kingdom & Commonwealth



 

The United Kingdom and the British Empire participated perhaps like no other nation during World War II, and presented here are flags and ensigns from every part of that far flung empire which included soldiers, sailors and airmen from many races, ethnicities and nationalities.

Also included here are flags and ensigns from Australia to Pakistan to Canada the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy “airborne troops and POWs, which represent the totality of the service of the Commonwealth.

One artifact of interest is a POW embroidered pair of 1942-1944, U.K. Glider Pilot Regiment Army Flying Badge wings. The Glider pilot who wore these wings was likely captured after a battles in Sicily, Normandy, Southern France, or Arnhem.

The Royal Pakistan Artillery was formed after WWII and the Royal Air Force ensign is attributed to UK Glider forces. The other Commonwealth ensigns demonstrate the far-flung nature of the British Empire. The empire was not immune to popular culture and this Grouping features an Australian felt pennant commemorating the battle for the Capture of Tarakan on Borneo in Indonesia in 1945. Such souvenir pennants are almost unknown outside Australia.

Also included here is an extremely rare golden yellow Allied Airborne Drop Panel. These were used by glider and airborne troops to mark landing zones and resupply areas. Due to their utilitarian nature these panels were consumable field expedients, few of which were preserved.

 

World War II - United Kingdom & Commonwealth Grouping

 



13 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
Royal Pakistan Artillery Centre Camp Flag. ZFC1242 Royal Pakistan Artillery Centre Camp Flag. Military / Other Countries
UK Royal Air Force Ensign. ZFC3287 UK Royal Air Force Ensign. Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
United Kingdom // Merchant Ensign (RED) / WWII ZFC3269 United Kingdom // Merchant Ensign (RED) / WWII Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
Canada // National Flag / WWII ZFC3271 Canada // National Flag / WWII Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
U.K. Royal Artillery, Camp Flag, WWII. ZFC3266 U.K. Royal Artillery, Camp Flag, WWII. Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
Royal Australian Navy Jack, WWII. ZFC3270 Royal Australian Navy Jack, WWII. Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
Royal Canadian Navy Jack -1939 - 1945, WWII ZFC3114 Royal Canadian Navy Jack -1939 - 1945, WWII Canada
United Kingdom // Jack / Canada MFG - WWII ZFC3268 United Kingdom // Jack / Canada MFG - WWII Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
Canada Red Ensign, homemade - Airborne Association ZFC3267 Canada Red Ensign, homemade - Airborne Association Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
U.K. Royal Army Service Corps Ensign. ZFC3212 U.K. Royal Army Service Corps Ensign. United Kingdom
UK // Royal Air Force Wings / Bundles for Britain ZFC2179 UK // Royal Air Force Wings / Bundles for Britain Flag related Pins & Jewelry
UK // Glider Insignia / POW made ZFC3309 UK // Glider Insignia / POW made Jim Mountain Military Historical Sub-collection
Australia // Capture of Tarakan / Pennant ZFC2419 Australia // Capture of Tarakan / Pennant Australia/Pacific

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