A Lovely Scarce / Sort After / Not Worn Condition, WW2 Period, All Ranks (AR’s), Single, Worsted (Woollen Yarn) on Melton Cloth / Felt Shoulder Title Badge to: The 5th S.A.S. / 1st Belgian S.A.S Squadron / 1st Belgian Parachutist Regiment. White Embroidered Capitals S. A. S. on a Maroon Melton Felt Background. Black Cheese Cloth Backed. No Modern Synthetic Threads / Fibers. c.1944 – 46.
Notes: 5th SAS / 1st Belgian SAS Parachutist Regiment. 1942 (08 May) 1st Para Unit: ‘B’ (Parachute) Company, 2nd Bn Belgian Fus. 1942 (Oct): Attached 3 Para.1943 (Jan): Redesignated: Belgian Independent Parachute Coy.1943 (Aug): Posted as: 4th Coy British 8th Para Bn.1944 (Jan): Joined: The Special Air Service Brigade.1945 (Apr): Coy rec Vols from Belgian & became the Belgian S.A.S Regt & Operated as 3 Recce Sqn’s under 2nd Canadian Corps.1945 (08 May): Counter Intelligence Roll. Post War: Reduction & a Fight to Continue.1946 (Early): Redesignated: 1st Para Regt S.A.S, then Belgian Para Bn, & 1st Para Bn.
WW2 Operations: 1944 France: After D Day, Le Mans & Chartres “Chaucer”, “Shakespeare” & “Bunyan”. 44 (16th Aug): Ardennes, “Noah”. 44 (02nd Sep): Belgium “Brutus”, Link Up with Resistance. 44 (05th Sep): Germany “Berbang” 1st SAS Troops into Germany.
Dimensions: 25 mm x 65 mm.
Code: 51021Price: 150.00 GBP