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Advancing Bren Gunner, 1st Bttn. of The South Lancashire Rgt., 3rd Inf. Div. (sand base)--single WWII British figure
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Item Number: DD340(B)

Advancing Bren Gunner (with Sand base)

The ‘Bren Gun’ was the classic light machine gun of WWII.  Originally designed in Brno Czechoslovakia, it was licensed and modified by the British Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield in the U.K. Hence the title ‘BREN’.  Originally introduced into service with the army in 1938, the ‘Bren’ continued to serve throughout WWII and well beyond. It was even carried into battle during the Falklands War of 1982!

Our K&C advancing ‘Tommy’ moves forward clutching his Bren and looking for a suitable firing position to take up.

The ‘Beach’ base has a natural ‘sand’ textured base, perfect for those collectors wanting to replicate the landings straight out of our upcoming Royal Navy Landing Craft.

As most of you know, on D.DAY, 6 June 1944, more British and Canadians actually landed on that first day than Americans, but the three Allied Armies had a major battle on their hands first of all to secure all 5 Landing Beaches and then fight their way inland and try to capture their initial objectives before the Germans could launch the inevitable counter-attacks.  On Sword Beach in the British sector, one of the spearhead infantry units leading the assault was the 1st Battalion of The South Lancashire Regiment.  This particular battalion was an integral part of the famous British 3rd Infantry Division.

Back in June 1940, this division was among the last units of the B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) to leave France from the beaches of Dunkirk and so it was very appropriate and fitting that they were among the first to land in France on another beach in another place four years later!

Due to be released in OCTOBER 2021.