A good original 5th Armoured Division patch in near mint condition.
The 5th Armoured “Victory” Division was activated on 10 October 1941, and reached the United Kingdom in February 1944.
The division landed at Utah Beach on 24 July 1944 and moved into combat on 2 August, driving south through Coutances, Avranches, Vitré, and across the Mayenne River to seize the city of Le Mans, 8 August. Turning north, the division surrounded the Germans in Normandy by advancing, through Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe liberated on 11 August, to the edge of the city of Argentan on 12 August, 8 days before the Argentan-Falaise Gap was closed. Fought across France and Germany.