56th (London) infantry division patches

a fine pair of patches depicting the black cat of Dick Withington of london on a red wool backing

left for the middle east in 1942 in 1943 it took part in the landings on salerno and anzio and the advance through italy as part of the 8th army it toof part in the Po valley campain, forging through the Argenta gap winning a bridgehead over the Reno,and sweeping N.E. to liberaste Venice at the end of 15th army groups victorious campain in northern Italy, great patches