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Forum: General Topics. 12-11-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By 3battalion
Nice one Terry. Paul

Nice one Terry.

Paul
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-10-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By 3battalion
Is this what you're after? Pictured in Jon...

Is this what you're after?

Pictured in Jon Mill's Books Vol 2, No 4928.

Korean War, Japanese made.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-09-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By 3battalion
Rick, no good mate, lots of furry threads! ...

Rick, no good mate, lots of furry threads!

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By 3battalion
Thanks for the replies Gents. I don't know if my...

Thanks for the replies Gents. I don't know if my printed Wing is good, bad or just plain ugly but it is unusual that these would be made for reenactors as they're are usually pedantic about the whole...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By 3battalion
Ah so you don't believe WW2 Vintage Jerry? ...

Ah so you don't believe WW2 Vintage Jerry?

Very interesting.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By 3battalion
Cheese and Rice that's a lot of money! I...

Cheese and Rice that's a lot of money!

I wonder what a printed parachute brevet goes for....?

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-09-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By 3battalion
I didn't see the final price but when I last...

I didn't see the final price but when I last viewed the auction it was over 1k. I hadn't come across a printed SAS wing until I saw this auction. I do have a printed parachute wing that is similiar...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-09-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 3battalion
I nice addition to your collection Phill. ...

I nice addition to your collection Phill.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Phill, Some interesting observations on...

Hi Phill,

Some interesting observations on the 1944 pattern and the black wing highlight touching the blade. I do note that earlier war badges had the black line touching the blade but it seems,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-09-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 3battalion
Phill, your first badge looks WW2 to me. The...

Phill, your first badge looks WW2 to me. The second one is post war most likely from 60's on.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-09-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By 3battalion
Stuart, looking at the pictures I think you have...

Stuart, looking at the pictures I think you have an original wing. The glue residue on the back is most likely from the backing cloth that would have covered the rear of the wing. A metal backing...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-09-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By 3battalion
I wouldn't be too quick to class this wing as a...

I wouldn't be too quick to class this wing as a dud as it has some nice age to it and the construction is very similiar to attributed originals. Good idea posting it on the forum as you'll get a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-08-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By 3battalion
Sorry Andy, well known 'furry' fakes. ...

Sorry Andy, well known 'furry' fakes.

Welcome to the forum.

Paul
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-07-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By 3battalion
I think your first assessment is correct with the...

I think your first assessment is correct with the wing dating from the 70's on.

Regards

Paul
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-07-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By 3battalion
Very interesting Ian. Paul

Very interesting Ian.

Paul
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-07-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By 3battalion
Some wonderfully rare insignia Mike. Thanks ...

Some wonderfully rare insignia Mike.

Thanks

Paul
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 01-07-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By 3battalion
I enjoyed this thread and thought I'd add a few...

I enjoyed this thread and thought I'd add a few photos of the RAF Combined Ops Balloon Teams.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-06-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By 3battalion
I would agree it looks like a modern attempt on a...

I would agree it looks like a modern attempt on a WW2 Wing. That thick thread always makes me suspicious!

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-06-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,841
Posted By 3battalion
Thankfully, I think you may have saved someone a...

Thankfully, I think you may have saved someone a few dollars as that's not a wing I'd like in my collection.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-05-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,841
Posted By 3battalion
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-05-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,841
Posted By 3battalion
These look like the post war Japanese versions...

These look like the post war Japanese versions described by Les.

Nice.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,841
Posted By 3battalion
None of those wings look good to me. An excellent...

None of those wings look good to me. An excellent idea to get a running reference of all the questionable wings that appear on the market. One just sold yesterday for 200 quid that wasn't good.
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Forum: General Topics 16-05-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Vix, I have a list of SA service number...

Hi Vix,

I have a list of SA service number blocks and the Units they were allocated to.

Your number fell into the SAMC Block, but your information seems very specific so I'd stick with your...
Forum: General Topics 16-05-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Vix, The soldier's number indicates...

Hi Vix,

The soldier's number indicates service with the South Africa Medical Corps.

Paul
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By 3battalion
Not WW2 in my opinion. Paul

Not WW2 in my opinion.

Paul
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