British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Search Forums

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Showing results 1 to 25 of 272
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: tcrown
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By tcrown
Yes, I think it is genuine, private purchase and...

Yes, I think it is genuine, private purchase and post war. Cheers
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By tcrown
They don't look discoloured and certainly not WW2...

They don't look discoloured and certainly not WW2 by construction. Sorry Billy.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By tcrown
Weird! Too small for standard wings and too large...

Weird! Too small for standard wings and too large for regimental mess wings…
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By tcrown
It all depends on what you mean by modern: the...

It all depends on what you mean by modern: the wings are post war but could have been issued in the late 50s, private purchase IMO.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By tcrown
Quite interesting wings with some common features...

Quite interesting wings with some common features with early private purchase WW2 British badges (see https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=532245&postcount=9)

Feather detached...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-07-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By tcrown
Paul said post war Rhodesian parachute wings.

Paul said post war Rhodesian parachute wings.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 25-03-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By tcrown
I'm quite intrigued about that smock. Not being...

I'm quite intrigued about that smock. Not being very familiar with the topic, I'd like to know the fate of Canadian AB uniforms after 1st Can Para was disbanded at the end of the summer of 1945.
My...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 24-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By tcrown
The smock has been relisted I suspect because the...

The smock has been relisted I suspect because the description had to be corrected. It is a post war smock made by John Gordon & co. The obvious giveaway is the nickel studs typical of late 40s to mid...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-01-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By tcrown
Mike, it is an interesting question. Steve, the...

Mike, it is an interesting question. Steve, the author of the article would have an answer for you.
I had a look at my small collection of ww2 berets and one out of four doesn’t have the loose...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By tcrown
Certainly one of the earliest (April to July...

Certainly one of the earliest (April to July 1943) and consequently rarest Para cap badge. Well done!
Interestingly, it has the typical upper die flaw close to the chute rigging which was discussed...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 13-01-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By tcrown
Indeed, this badge has nothing to do with the...

Indeed, this badge has nothing to do with the Canadian made Pegasus patch. I would say it is a bad attempt to copy a British embroidered version of the patch. However private purchase versions are...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 12-01-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By tcrown
I appreciate your contributions. Marc, can you...

I appreciate your contributions.
Marc, can you substantiate your opinion?
Any other views are welcome.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 09-01-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By tcrown
Thanks Roy. Much appreciated. Do you confirm...

Thanks Roy. Much appreciated.
Do you confirm these Pegasus were issued in the summer of 1945 for a short period of time before the Battalion was disbanded? I'm not sure if Pegasus patches continued...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 02-01-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By tcrown
Canadian Made Pegasus Patch

I have an embroidered Pegasus patch that I have always considered suspiciously.
237354 237355
However, it looks relatively close to two examples presented in Ken Joyce's book. They are described...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-01-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By tcrown
I believe you’re referring to the embroidered...

I believe you’re referring to the embroidered Para shoulder titles worn during WW2.
Establishing a comprehensive list of unofficial Parachute Regiment designations is an difficult task given the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-12-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By tcrown
Thanks Mike. I have added a post as promised re...

Thanks Mike. I have added a post as promised re the 'cloud' type in my 'early wings' original thread.
Cheers
Pierre
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-12-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By tcrown
The “cloud” Pattern Canopy Type Wings

Very soon after the release of the official Parachute Wings Badge, several variants appeared on the market due to strong demand from the soldiers themselves.
It was not uncommon for new qualified...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-12-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By tcrown
As Paul said, the color of the backing is not an...

As Paul said, the color of the backing is not an indication of early wings.
Check this out https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80666
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By tcrown
Andy, it is a fake indeed. There are plenty of...

Andy, it is a fake indeed. There are plenty of original printed Pegasus patches on this forum for your reference https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64777
As a piece of advice,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-12-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,792
Posted By tcrown
Hervé, I sent you a PM.

Hervé, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-12-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,792
Posted By tcrown
I think your badge is original and as Herve wrote...

I think your badge is original and as Herve wrote was the first badge handed over to Jean Reiffers on May 11th 1944. He was trained at Achnacarry in June/July 1943 and joined the 2nd section of Troop...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-12-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By tcrown
I sent you a PM.

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-11-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By tcrown
Very interesting badge. Possibly one of the...

Very interesting badge. Possibly one of the earliest private purchase badge made by Gaunt with only one of the three common die flaws.
To be compared to this one...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-11-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By tcrown
I guess in the collecting world, something is...

I guess in the collecting world, something is only worth what someone is prepared to pay. I didn't want to sound unappreciative for what these medals represent. My preference goes to collecting...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-11-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By tcrown
Medal group Para Regiment Vet

This group https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114530815365 sold for 841GBP.
Honestly, the price seems excessive for a common medal group and a modern private beret, even with provenance. Collecting WW2...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 272

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:39 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.