£450.00 (inc. VAT)

Royal Navy WWII Boat Badge – HMS Illustrious

A decorative and collectable piece of Royal Navy history

HMS Illustrious was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers

Built by Vickers Armstrong

A distinguished service history with many battle honours

HMS Illustrious was transferred to Force H for the Battle of Salerno in mid-1943 and then rejoined the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean at the beginning of 1944. Her aircraft attacked several targets in the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies over the following year before Illustrious was transferred to the newly formed British Pacific Fleet

In 1942 HMS Birmingham escorted a convoy to Mahajanga West Coast where the 10th Infantry Brigade was landed under air cover provided by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious

She was broken up in 1956

Dimensions :

Badge 5.5in 14cm x 5.25in 13cm

1 kg weight

We have been the World’s largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard.

In a market full of souvenirs & fakes, we are are proud to present to you these, the ‘Real McCoy,’ in which to confidently invest, and wholeheartedly enjoy

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