British Infantry formed the bulk of the forces landing on Sword Beach. There were many famous Regiments in both the Infantry Divisions and providing Motor Battalions in the Armoured Divisions.
For D-Day most were issued with the new pattern helmet, as shown, as well as a life belt.
Our infantryman has just come ashore and is yet to ditch his life belt. He carries the standard issue No4 Lee Enfield Short Magazine rifle (SMLE), which was an extremely accurate .303 bolt action weapon.
The British experimented with camouflage uniforms, but most infantry wore the good old battledress tunic and trousers.
THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS
5th BATTALION, 32nd GUARDS BRIGADE,
GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION
One of the oldest regiments in the British Army, The Coldstream Guards fought in Normandy and as part of XXX Corps in the drive on Arnhem in Market Garden.
Figures available in marching and fighting order (for patroling). Available as single figures or in sets right up to a full rifle section and gun group of 10 figures.
COST £32.50 SINGLE FIGURE
Tel: telephone (44) 01361 884748
Or use our contact form.
We're pleased to announce our new range Farquhar and Murray. This is a gloss, traditional range of 18th Century toy soldiers.