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seanhath 30-01-22 08:30 PM

Unknown Parachutist Wings
 
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These came from an old used 'odds and sods' box in a military tailors shop. They are on a thick grey felt cloth which I've not seen before.
Can anyone ID their origin / regiment / dress etc please?
Sean

3battalion 30-01-22 09:20 PM

Looks like a post WW2 British parachute wing.

Paul

seanhath 31-01-22 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3battalion (Post 571221)
Looks like a post WW2 British parachute wing.

Paul

Agreed. What has me stumped is who was it for? I cannot find reference to the Grey felt anywhere. :confused:

3battalion 31-01-22 09:52 AM

Sean, the grey felt is probably the khaki backing fading to a lighter colour. As this type of wing was designed for wear on the combat uniform, and not a dress uniform, I wouldn't spend much time researching wing backing colours.

Paul

grey_green_acorn 31-01-22 10:25 AM

Probably a colour change as a result of being laundered on a shirt washed in bio detergent.

Tim


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