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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-17, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Burton
I see what you mean, and the majority seem to be...

I see what you mean, and the majority seem to be quite dark, so probably not light blue anyway.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-17, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Burton
Thanks! Very interesting. I'd assumed my...

Thanks! Very interesting.

I'd assumed my service dress was from between July 1943 (when the Africa star was awarded) and the end of the war when other medals were. I suppose it is possible that...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-17, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Burton
Yes indeed. And was it copied from an early...

Yes indeed. And was it copied from an early generic British airborne (not 12th Bn) lanyard?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-17, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Burton
Thanks Pierre, Yes, I had wondered too if it...

Thanks Pierre,
Yes, I had wondered too if it was an 8th Bn lanyard. Previous unit eh? That might make it RAF perhaps? As regards the wonderful Lock book, I've found the lanyard section to contradict...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-04-17, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Burton
Thanks Bill. I've been here before, but forgot...

Thanks Bill. I've been here before, but forgot all my login details!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-04-17, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Burton
Airborne lanyard query

I've recently come across this passage in Ken Joyce's book on the Canadian Parachute Bn, "Into the Maelstrom", suggesting that before it settled down into the lanyard colours documented well...
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