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  • 1945 dated Parachute Regiment Kangol

    This getting up early lark is beginning to pay dividends. Some moth damage so it will be spending the next few days in the freezer. Absolutely oroginal, 1945 dated and almost certainly unissued.

    My only question is: do I add my Parachute Regiment cap badge, and if so, where exactly should it be fitted?
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  • #2
    I wouldn't add a badge if it hasn't had one, but that's just me.
    It's down to whatever you fancy.

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    • #3
      I would tend to agree but I have had this cap badge since December 2016 which, incidentally, I bought from the same house clearance people as today's purchase.

      I am not sure which is more sad, a Parachute Regiment red beret without a badge or a Parachute Regiment badge without a red beret.


      https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=135275

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      • #4
        I suspect a certain forum member, Ms Tigerlily, will be even sadder that she hasn't aquired it.......

        Any chance your house clearance people may be able to provide any provenance, albeit the beret's unworn?

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        • #5
          A very good find and the badge you have would be an earlier war example and looks well rubbed, so perhaps not appropriate for a 45 dated beret, still both are lovely items.
          Regards,

          Jerry

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          • #6
            There is certainly a chance and often there is accompanying paperwork with items that I get from them. They also tend to dribble items out over several weekends as they go through the clearance and find out exactly what they have got. I get offered all the obviously military items, another bloke gets offered any vintage tools, another gets gardening items and so on.

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            • #7
              I would just leave it alone.


              Originally posted by High Wood View Post
              This getting up early lark is beginning to pay dividends. Some moth damage so it will be spending the next few days in the freezer. Absolutely oroginal, 1945 dated and almost certainly unissued.

              My only question is: do I add my Parachute Regiment cap badge, and if so, where exactly should it be fitted?

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              • #8
                leave it be - IT WILL ONLY BE ORIGINAL ONCE.
                kind regards, Michael

                //////// Please view my militaria & Insignia sales website www.grandads-kitbag.com /////////

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                • #9
                  Message received loud and clear.

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                  • #10
                    Good sense spoken in this thread - the beret tells its own story, and you can not be sure a Parachute Regiment badge is relevant to the original owner of the beret - it could have been a member of several Arms, Services, Corps etc. I guess I am a bit of a purist, but certainly agree - leave it as it is. If no damage would be done you could stick it in a frame with the badge resting on the beret in appropriate position, or just with it, without making holes in the beret.
                    Great find
                    Mike

                    Not sure what the least acceptable context is - an earlier badge on a later beret - or later badge on earlier beret?
                    Last edited by Mike B; 02-06-19, 06:10 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NEMO View Post
                      leave it be - IT WILL ONLY BE ORIGINAL ONCE.
                      Exactly!
                      Researcher 39th Battalion, Kokoda campaign and Australian sappers.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
                        I suspect a certain forum member, Ms Tigerlily, will be even sadder that she hasn't aquired it.......

                        Any chance your house clearance people may be able to provide any provenance, albeit the beret's unworn?
                        It has a good custodian so I'm not sad, very nice beret.

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                        • #13
                          Hmmm I think you're smiling through the tears - I suspect you'd be a little more envious if it were a "Suez" date?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
                            Hmmm I think you're smiling through the tears - I suspect you'd be a little more envious if it were a "Suez" date?
                            Suez date would be nice, but nope, no envy, just a little sad due to not having my fathers gear in the family anymore as you know. Hence my saying I know this beret has a good custodian. I like to think all my dads stuff is with someone who will treasure it also.

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                            • #15
                              You do not have your fathers stuff?
                              What did it consist of and where might it be now?
                              This is not good!


                              Originally posted by Tigerlily View Post
                              Suez date would be nice, but nope, no envy, just a little sad due to not having my fathers gear in the family anymore as you know. Hence my saying I know this beret has a good custodian. I like to think all my dads stuff is with someone who will treasure it also.

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