Picked this up for £2 because i think it is a ww2 british invasion armband. I know British ones are rarer and usually on khaki cloth, but bear with me!
I live in West Berkshire, where the US 101st Airborne were billeted. I have seen American versions on exactly the same, distinctively woven, white ribbon (wish i had a photo for comparison) and I have been led to believe that they were made locally.
So I'm geussing this was issued to one of the British Glider Pilots who flew them from the local US 9TH AirForce Troop Carrier bases, but cannot prove it.
Would anyone be able to confirm this, or blow the theory out of the water?
matchbook is just for scale and fun.