WWII Fourteenth Army Patch
WWII Fourteenth Army Patch - Silver and gold bullion wire sword and XIV insignia, handle of the sword wrapped in four rows of maroon thread, backed by a black embroidered bar, on a sand felt base, black reinforced backer, 57 mm x 65 mm, minor moth invasion, better than very fine. Footnote: The British Fourteenth Army was a multinational force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army. Formed in India in October 1943, under GHQ Delhi, the Fourteenth fought in Burma until withdrawn for the invasion of Malaya and replaced in Burma by Twelfth Army. The design of the Fourteenth Army badge was submitted anonymously in a competition open to all ranks for the choice of badge. When it was chosen, it was discovered that the artist was none other than the Army Commander, General Sir William Slim.