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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Colin S
Thanks for those views. The dealer described them...

Thanks for those views. The dealer described them as a reproduction of a WWII wing but I thought they looked very similar to some wings I saw on an authenticated 21 SAS battledress top from the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Colin S
SAS wings - opinions wanted

Any views on these well padded wings. - authenticity and period?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-07-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Colin S
[QUOTE=Mike_2817;584387]All Glider Pilot Regiment...

[QUOTE=Mike_2817;584387]All Glider Pilot Regiment Pilots wore the same wings.



Not strictly true - later in WWII GPR 2nd pilots wore pale blue wings with a yellow ‘G’ in a circle in the middle....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-07-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Colin S
No - in this context Air Training Corps Cadets...

No - in this context Air Training Corps Cadets are modern members of a youth organisation aged 11 to 18, not trainee pilots in WWII.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-07-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Colin S
I got issued a similar set of wings in the 1980s.

I got issued a similar set of wings in the 1980s.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Colin S
The post war 17 PARA (TA) had a rifle green...

The post war 17 PARA (TA) had a rifle green diamond badge backing until it became part of 4 PARA (V) in the late 1960s. (The same backing as used by 7 (Light Infantry) Para Bn in WWII).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Colin S
The 4th Foot - the Kings Own??

The 4th Foot - the Kings Own??
Forum: Other Militaria 19-05-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Colin S
An anodised beret badge is normal for ORs, while...

An anodised beret badge is normal for ORs, while officers wear a much darker bronze badge. Whether or not this badge is an ORs which has been ‘tactically darkened’ or not I don’t know. The green...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-05-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Colin S
It looks fine to me - I have a similar one and...

It looks fine to me - I have a similar one and believe it’s a 1960s issue
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Colin S
You are right that the Belgian SAS were disbanded...

You are right that the Belgian SAS were disbanded after WW2 but they immediately became 1st Parachute Battalion in 1946, which is why they used the SAS ‘winged dagger’ but in metal, unlike the SAS...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Colin S
Belgian badges are normally gold for officers,...

Belgian badges are normally gold for officers, silver for NCOs and brass for ORs. The ‘winged dagger’ badge was inherited from the Belgian 5 SAS Regiment raised in the UK during WW2 and was worn by...
Forum: General Topics 15-05-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,974
Posted By Colin S
Have a look at http://stablebelts.co.uk/ which...

Have a look at http://stablebelts.co.uk/ which has a good section on Australian (and NZ) stable belts.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 25-04-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Colin S
The one in the bottom centre with bright yellow...

The one in the bottom centre with bright yellow wings looks the same shape as those issued to 3 Bn Royal Australian Regiment when they were in the airborne role (1983-2011), which itself was a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-04-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Colin S
Yes, I’m hopeless at Roman numerals :) but, as we...

Yes, I’m hopeless at Roman numerals :) but, as we said at school:

Latin is a language as dead as can be
It killed the ancient Romans
And now it’s killing me! :D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-04-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Colin S
The ‘CLXIV’ might suggest 144 Parachute Medical...

The ‘CLXIV’ might suggest 144 Parachute Medical Squadron? It’s a Mk 7 helmet, as used in the later stages of Afghanistan. The spray painting through nets was common in the initial issue of the helmet...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Colin S
Yes, the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment - the ‘Van...

Yes, the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment - the ‘Van Doos’
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-04-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Colin S
Both 5th Bn and 15 PARA(SV) wore the backing as a...

Both 5th Bn and 15 PARA(SV) wore the backing as a diamond. 15 PARA(SV) wore it aligned so the red stripe ran from from the midpoint of the right upper edge to the midpoint of the left lower edge. (I...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Colin S
5 Para Bn originally wore the first pattern AAC...

5 Para Bn originally wore the first pattern AAC badge with the Hunting Stewart tartan backing on a Tam-O-Shanter and then on a maroon beret. The AAC cap badge was then replaced by the Parachute...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Colin S
5th Bn Parachute Regiment - Hunting Stewart...

5th Bn Parachute Regiment - Hunting Stewart tartan to Para Regt beret badge - diamond shape (Also used post WWII by 15 PARA (SV). )
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-04-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Colin S
Yes

Yes
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-04-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Colin S
The DZ flash under the para wings was unique to 9...

The DZ flash under the para wings was unique to 9 Regt AAC while in 16 Air Assault Brigade. Although it was in generic AAC colours, as used by the earlier 664 (Para) Sqn AAC in 16 Para Bde in the...
Forum: Other Militaria 01-04-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Colin S
The lanyard has been identified as one for the...

The lanyard has been identified as one for the post war 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment (TA) in the 1950s, but their lanyard was definitely two cords tightly intertwined (maroon and black) into one...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-03-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Colin S
‘Small crown’ refers to the size/volume of the...

‘Small crown’ refers to the size/volume of the beret - it means they are generally smaller than those used in WWII and into the 1950s and 1960s - less overhanging the side of the head when pulled...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Colin S
Removing the lining is common - it helps when...

Removing the lining is common - it helps when moulding it to the desired shape.

The black badge is only used when the beret is worn in the field and it was common in Northern Ireland. However,...
Forum: Headdress 26-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Colin S
Imitation Scottish feathered bonnet?

Imitation Scottish feathered bonnet?
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