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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-19, 02:22 AM
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Posted By tcrown
I would agree with Luc: the glue back, the...

I would agree with Luc: the glue back, the overlaying leg of Bellerophon are good indications of a WW2 period patch. The felt is probably thicker than later versions.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-19, 12:50 AM
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Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
If you focus just on fabric, assuming your four...

If you focus just on fabric, assuming your four examples have been printed on fine weave material, what type of ‘ghosting’ do you see on the back?
Would you mind sharing a few pics?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-06-19, 11:20 PM
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Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
Frank, I do agree that no one can have a definite...

Frank, I do agree that no one can have a definite answer about whether wartime or post war these badges can be.
The dyes variants of the most common Pegasus (coarse weave) were discussed in this...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-06-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, without seeing...

Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, without seeing the back, we can't really conclude, can we?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-06-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
The only two printed Pegasus on fine weave with...

The only two printed Pegasus on fine weave with WW2 provenance that I have in my documentation are provided by O. Lock and Ken Joyce in their books. Both have the slight ‘ghosting’ of the figure...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-06-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
Another pair that was identified as WW2...

Another pair that was identified as WW2 https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45979&highlight=printed+pegasus
I'm still not convinced. Any opinion anyone?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
Re-sold by Chairborne as WW2 type. I'm not...

Re-sold by Chairborne as WW2 type. I'm not convinced.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-06-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By tcrown
Thanks for sharing, Mike. Jacques Guyader,...

Thanks for sharing, Mike.
Jacques Guyader, badge #160 was assigned to Troop 8, 2nd section (Lt Hulot), 2nd sub-section (Sgt Senée). He landed on D-Day with 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commandos...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-06-19, 08:42 PM
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Views: 602
Posted By tcrown
Printed Pegasus- Fine Weave Versions

It is widely accepted that Printed Pegasus, as many other insignias (see https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72788), were produced using two type of cotton fabric (drill #2...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-05-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By tcrown
Sean, this is a copy indeed. As for who was...

Sean, this is a copy indeed.
As for who was entitled to wear these airborne curved titles, I believe they were introduced very early after the creation of the parachute forces in a printed format....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-04-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By tcrown
Omg, this is unbelievable!

Omg, this is unbelievable!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-04-19, 04:08 PM
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Views: 213
Posted By tcrown
Paul, Jerry, thanks for your reviews. Much...

Paul, Jerry, thanks for your reviews. Much appreciated!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-04-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By tcrown
Any particular details on the soldier in the...

Any particular details on the soldier in the photo?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-04-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By tcrown
Opinion on Para Wings, Please

I'd like opinions on a pair of parachute wings that has been neatly trimmed. I have it displayed with a standard WW2 uncut example. I'm a bit unsure because of the association of white and black...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-04-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By tcrown
Great display. Thanks for sharing.

Great display. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-04-19, 08:32 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By tcrown
Very nicely done, indeed.

Very nicely done, indeed.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-04-19, 08:30 PM
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Views: 1,467
Posted By tcrown
Thanks Ken for your input. I believe you're...

Thanks Ken for your input.
I believe you're right about the printed pattern what was presented on this thread: It can't be WW2. I've made a double photo exposure of both a WW2 standard badge (from a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-04-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
Thanks Steve. I appreciate your message. Any...

Thanks Steve. I appreciate your message.

Any particular view on the topic of this thread? Ken Joyce confirms that two types of weaves were used in WW2 for printed shoulder titles (coarse vs satin...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-04-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
I apologize, Steve. I should have asked you...

I apologize, Steve. I should have asked you permission first.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-04-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
Thank you very much for your input, Ken. The...

Thank you very much for your input, Ken.
The finer weave material was indeed used later in the war for the second version of printed Pegasus. I didn't know this was also the case for other printed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-03-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
Yes Jerry, that's what I call the twill material....

Yes Jerry, that's what I call the twill material. This is I believe the fabric that was used for the printed para titles.

Another example of the two types of weave with these RASC titles, both...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-03-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
You may be right, Jon.

You may be right, Jon.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-03-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
Thanks for sharing, Jerry. I think we can...

Thanks for sharing, Jerry.

I think we can see the two types of fabric on the two pairs of RA titles as well similar to the Para titles I posted .
The backs are plain black on both Para titles. No...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-03-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
Thanks for sharing. I don't think it was the...

Thanks for sharing.
I don't think it was the case for the Parachute Regiment. All pale blue printed titles were likely produced in UK.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-03-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By tcrown
The photo is extracted from O. Lock's book. Hope...

The photo is extracted from O. Lock's book. Hope the site owner won't be too upset!
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