Duke of connaucht's own Hampshire enamel badge 128th Infantry Brigade WWII

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Nov 07, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
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For sale here i have Duke of connaucht's own Hampshire enamel badge 128th Infantry Brigade WWII 33mm high

The 128th Infantry Brigade – The Hampshire Brigade. [6]

The Hampshire Regiment had a number of Territorial Army battalions, whose ranks were swelled throughout 1939. During 1939 the 5/7th Battalion was split into the 5th Battalion and the 7th Battalion, and the 4th Battalion was split into the 1/4th Battalion and the 2/4th Battalion. The 1/4th, 2/4th and 5th Battalions were formed into the 128th Infantry Brigade (the “Hampshire Brigade”), part of 43rd (“Wessex” Division) .6 January 1943 the 128th Infantry Brigade left Britain as part of 46th Infantry Division , for North Africa, as part of “Operation Torch”. The Brigade disembarked at Algiers on 17 January, moving to Bone where it remained until the end of January, when the Brigade moved to Hunts Gap. The 5th Battalion was sent 12 miles further ahead to Sidi Nsir. 26 February the 5th Battalion at Sidi Nsir was attacked in overwhelming strength as the Germans began Operation “Ox Head”, a Corps level assault by German Paratroopers, elements of 10th Panzer Division and 501st Heavy Tank brigade. The 5th Battalion was supported by 155th Battery Royal Artillery, and during the day the unrelenting German assault knocked out all the guns, whose crew
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