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Old 06-08-17, 06:51 PM
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Thanks - the downloaded image from the iWM is better quality, but whatever I do to Brightness and Contrast the effect of a dark coloured backing is still there, uniquely on that one man's beret. Did the Pathfinder Coys accept volunteers from the Battalions? The soldier at the top left of the image is, unlike all the others in the picture, wearing a light coloured lanyard. Is that
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with another look at the original, perhaps you are correct mike.
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with another look at the original, perhaps you are correct mike.
Perhaps 7 LI) Bn Parachute Regiment wore a rifle green badge backing? If so, perhaps that is what we are looking at? Mike
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Perhaps 7 LI) Bn Parachute Regiment wore a rifle green badge backing? If so, perhaps that is what we are looking at? Mike
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Mike, in Fisher & Lock's British Airborne Headdress (p44) they show a 7th Lgt Bn beret with a diamond shaped green badge backing to show their links to the Somerset LI. It could well be them that the trooper is from

They also show one with a circular green backing for members of the Ox & Bucks LI.
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The officer briefing is Lt Bob Midwood. There is more information and pictures on Paradata including one of him with three sergeants of 22 Independent Parachute Company. All are wearing the light coloured lanyard.
https://paradata.org.uk/media/34164?mediaSection=Photos

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Thanks for sharing, Tim.
Great group of photos! Paradata is definitely an invaluable source of info.
Incidentally, none of the Sergeants wear airbornes strips (photo taken in April 1944).

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