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49th (West Riding) Division 'Polar Bears'

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    Default 49th (West Riding) Division 'Polar Bears'

    I have a particular interest in Polar Bears as my Grandad served in 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (Carrier Platoon of Support Company) from Normandy through to Germany.

    I particularly like the 'Iceland Force' silk patch and the 74th Field Regiment (Royal Artillery) 'TT' patch.

    Martin
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    Thumbs up from me Martin, Nice set there mate.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Very set set of badges.
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    Very nice collection Martin , i like the head down original Div patch from Iceland , plus the late war 74 Field Regt TT patch a real one off to that Gunner Regt , i saw one on flea bay quite rcently which went for 160 !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Very nice collection Martin , i like the head down original Div patch from Iceland , plus the late war 74 Field Regt TT patch a real one off to that Gunner Regt , i saw one on flea bay quite rcently which went for 160 !
    Er, yes. That's the one above!

    Martin

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    Nice collection of badges Salzburg.
    Thought you would like this . My mate saved this from going to the dump last year. Have since found out who it belonged to and little bit of information.
    Rod

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    Great set of patches Martin, good to see you sharing them on here as well as the BMBF.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by plumbob View Post
    Nice collection of badges Salzburg.
    Thought you would like this . My mate saved this from going to the dump last year. Have since found out who it belonged to and little bit of information.
    Rod

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    Nice Battledress, Bob. I had an opportunity at Militaria 2014 of buying a Blouse badged to the Leicesters but didn't go for it because I'd already blown my budget for purchases that day. Biggest mistake of my collecting career!

    Martin

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    Default My Polar bear collection

    Martin, nice that you like these patches. I have a passion for them and mainly just
    collect the head down type. Since you like them, here is a photo you might like
    Was your Granddad never in Iceland?



    Reg

    Hinrik
    Iceland

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    Great collection Hinrik , did you find any in Iceland ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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