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Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 05-09-21, 01:47 AM
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Posted By 3battalion
Teddy, That looks like a nice original WW2...

Teddy,

That looks like a nice original WW2 Type 6 wing.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-08-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By 3battalion
Bottom left, modern Indian and bottom right, ...

Bottom left, modern Indian and bottom right, modern Belgium

Paul
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 13-08-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By 3battalion
Thanks Mike. Paul

Thanks Mike.

Paul
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 13-08-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By 3battalion
Gents, Thanks for all the replies and...

Gents,

Thanks for all the replies and excellent investigative work.

Indeed it looks like an sweetheart/souvenir piece.

I'm amazed at the perfect melding of a coin and the ASC badge.
...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 12-08-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By 3battalion
East Africa and Uganda Protectorate 1914

Gents,

I've had this badge for awhile now and am wondering if anyone has any information about it (when worn, military or police) as I couldn't see it mentioned in the excellent British Colonial...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Billy, It looks like a Brit mess dress...

Hi Billy,

It looks like a Brit mess dress wing to me mate.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-08-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Luc, Thanks for the reply. I agree the...

Hi Luc,

Thanks for the reply. I agree the construction appears to be British, but it's not like other Brit Pegasus signs I've seen hence why I thought it may be Belgium made.

The mystery...
Forum: General Topics 30-07-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By 3battalion
Unknown but it's a nice looking badge. Paul

Unknown but it's a nice looking badge.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-07-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 3battalion
Any thoughts?

Any thoughts?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-07-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 3battalion
Help with Pegasus - Belgium?

Gents,

Attached is a well made Pegasus that I'm trying to confirm when it was worn, post War Belgium?

Thanks

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By 3battalion
That's a great photo and Peter makes a good point...

That's a great photo and Peter makes a good point about the SAS and PJI brevets.

The thing that still intrigues me is the time frame for this wing. The photos we have of this wing being worn is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-07-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By 3battalion
Yes the Rhodesian collector was Peter and he was...

Yes the Rhodesian collector was Peter and he was kind enough to share the photo with me.

Iím still on the fence on this wing being war-time or post war given the only evidence to date of this...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By 3battalion
My first impressions when I obtained the wing I...

My first impressions when I obtained the wing I posted was that it was WW2 but then a very experienced Rhodesian collector shared the photo of it being worn and stated that it was the first version...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 02-07-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By 3battalion
WW2 236th Pioneer Corps Company. The...

WW2 236th Pioneer Corps Company.

The soldiers of this company were former members of the French Foreign Legion, hence the colours, who had chosen to fight with the Allies.

A nice formation...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-07-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Akiko, I believe your wing is very...

Hi Akiko,

I believe your wing is very similar to the first type of post war Rhodesian parachute wings.

See attached photo and similar set from my collection.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-06-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Jerry, Unknown mate, but my guess is...

Hi Jerry,

Unknown mate, but my guess is Force 136 as it is superbly made with fine silk threads often seen on wings from the Malay, Burma, Siam. Indo-China Theatre of operations.

They came with...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-06-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By 3battalion
An interesting and informative thread Gents. ...

An interesting and informative thread Gents.

Completely agree that any collector can spend their money on whatever they like. I've been guilty, many times, of spending far too much on a wing and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-06-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By 3battalion
Nice wing Keith. Here's another hand made...

Nice wing Keith.

Here's another hand made variation.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-06-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By 3battalion
I saw these Luc and thought they were an unusual...

I saw these Luc and thought they were an unusual looking locally made wing, possibly from Force 136 related, but certainly didn't expect these to go for much above 250 - 300 quid.

That price is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By 3battalion
Nicely presented- well done.

Nicely presented- well done.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-05-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By 3battalion
I don't believe there is that much difference...

I don't believe there is that much difference between printed and embroidered versions of the Pegasus badge especially when you're just looking for an example to display. Be aware there is a plethora...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-05-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By 3battalion
Outside my collecting interests Roy, but just...

Outside my collecting interests Roy, but just wanted to say that you have an superb collection that is very well presented.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-05-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By 3battalion
That's the ugliest Pegasus I've seen! Paul

That's the ugliest Pegasus I've seen!

Paul
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 25-05-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By 3battalion
Agree Terry. Having a collecting focus /...

Agree Terry.

Having a collecting focus / goal makes the hobby more interesting and rewarding when the project is completed.

Paul
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 23-05-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By 3battalion
Thanks for positive comments Gents. It was...

Thanks for positive comments Gents.

It was interesting collecting the various patches and reading the history behind each of the Units / Formations.

Paul
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