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Forum: General Topics 30-07-21, 06:59 AM
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Views: 90
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: 2
Views: 217
Posted By 3battalion
Any thoughts?

Any thoughts?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-07-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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: 647
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: 647
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: 647
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: 213
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: 647
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: 2,179
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: 2,179
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: 2,179
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: 2,179
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: 452
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: 411
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: 716
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: 784
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: 414
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: 414
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
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 22-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By 3battalion
Australian Army Formation Patches from 1949

Many moons ago I received a poster highlighting Australian formation signs from 1949 on (picture attached). I thought it would be a good collecting project to try and put together a frame with all...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-05-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By 3battalion
PM sent on Chinese Regt. Paul

PM sent on Chinese Regt.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-05-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By 3battalion
It's just a bullion version of the gold 'S'. ...

It's just a bullion version of the gold 'S'.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-04-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Roy, Not that much but a nice formation...

Hi Roy,

Not that much but a nice formation sign for Malayan collectors.

I think I picked my example up for 30 quid.

Regards

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-04-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Roy, That looks OK to me. Regards ...

Hi Roy,

That looks OK to me.

Regards

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-04-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By 3battalion
Some lovely insignia Rick - nice find in the...

Some lovely insignia Rick - nice find in the Attic!

PM sent about some medals.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-04-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By 3battalion
I'd agree with Jon, the brown felt backing looks...

I'd agree with Jon, the brown felt backing looks like the Post War Australian Para Wings.

Paul
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