English Made IX Airborne Engineers patch in bullion and silk threads embroidered in high relief on blue wool, backed with canvas. The white paint appears to have been done in the period, perhaps the bullion toned darker and the individual wanted to brighten the look?
Condition is very good- fine, with some mothing to blue wool on the edges. Some silver bullion worn away on the airstrip insignia at center.
A nice example for not huge money.
3 1/4 inches high.