2nd Polish Corps Maid of Warsaw Embroidered Formation Sign


The badge is a battle honour conferred on the 7th Hussars and Life Guards by the 2nd Polish Corps, commanded by General Wladislaw Anders, after they fought together against the Germans at Ancona and Rimini in Italy in 1944. The badge is referred to as the Syrena or mermaid badge, or the Maid of Warsaw. The image is of a mermaid fighting with sword and shield, the symbol of Warsaw and used as a badge by Polish soldiers.