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Carpathian Rifle Brigade

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    Hello Gentlemen, let me start by saying that I'm very happy to join this Forum.I'm mainly interested in the Canadian participation in WW2 but I have an interest in all other facets of the conflict.
    My first question is about an Carpatihian Rifle Brigade badge that I bought some time ago and, with the help of the members of this Forum I would like to know if this badge is an original one or a very good copy.
    All comments will be appreciated.
    Jo
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    original, and a very nice one at that....

    Awarded to Lance Sergeant/Cadet Jakub Switalski, who was decorated with the Cross of Valor at Tobruk.

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    original, and a very nice one at that....

    Awarded to Lance Sergeant/Cadet Jakub Switalski, who was decorated with the Cross of Valor at Tobruk.
    Thanks for the quick answer GFC , 2 more questions for you. Is the information(s) about the Cross of Valour available from the internet and, like I said previously I bought this badge some time (years) ago, what would be the going price for this one these days.
    Thanks.
    Jo

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    there are threads about the decoration in this forum
    the citation for Cadet Switalski's can be problematic - most records are at Sikorski in London, but there are many gaps, some large, in the KW paperwork

    I can't comment on what it goes for on the collector market as my collecting over some years has become fairly passive, but it CERTAINLY is an excellent example !

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    Well ive never seen one before and i must say it looks very impressive and to find out some info on it as well , thats even better

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    Many thanks GFC for your informations, it's greatly appreciated and thanks also to davejb for the comment.Until next time..
    Cheers
    Jo

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    Hi Jo,

    I have only be able to find the following information on Jakub Switalski:

    When he received his Monte Cassino Cross Nr:1880

    Rank: Podporucznik

    Surname: Switalski

    Christian Name: Jakub

    Date of Birth: 1910

    Army Number: 1910/10/III

    Unit: 1BSK. ( 1st Carpathian Rifle Battalion, !st Carpathian Rifle Brigade, 3rd Carpathian Division).

    I hope that the above information is of some use, if you write to the Ex-Combattants Organisation in London, they will be able to give you his Brigade Number whilst in Tobruk, and the Date of his award of the Carpathian Brigade Badge. I was able to obtain information from them on the 3 Badges that I have in my collection.

    Season's Greetings from a rather white UK.

    Andrew

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    Quote by andrzejku98 View Post
    Hi Jo,

    I have only be able to find the following information on Jakub Switalski:

    When he received his Monte Cassino Cross Nr:1880

    Rank: Podporucznik

    Surname: Switalski

    Christian Name: Jakub

    Date of Birth: 1910

    Army Number: 1910/10/III

    Unit: 1BSK. ( 1st Carpathian Rifle Battalion, !st Carpathian Rifle Brigade, 3rd Carpathian Division).

    I hope that the above information is of some use, if you write to the Ex-Combattants Organisation in London, they will be able to give you his Brigade Number whilst in Tobruk, and the Date of his award of the Carpathian Brigade Badge. I was able to obtain information from them on the 3 Badges that I have in my collection.

    Season's Greetings from a rather white UK.

    Andrew
    Fantastic and thanks a million time for your great informations. I really appreciate your help.
    Now I can put life into this great badge
    Again thank you very much and Season's Greeting from the Great White North.
    Jo

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    Thanks for the link GFC, will have a good look at it. Wishing you and all members a great 2011.
    Cheers
    Jo

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