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Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 13-01-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
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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: 383
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: 383
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: 383
Posted By tcrown
Canadian Made Pegasus Patch

I have an embroidered Pegasus patch that I have always considered suspiciously.
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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: 232
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: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-01-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By tcrown
144GBP, a very fair price for this pair. ...

144GBP, a very fair price for this pair.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383873801401
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-12-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By tcrown
Steve, check this pair out...

Steve, check this pair out https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-AIRBORNE-CLOTH-PATCHES-WW2-/383873801401?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
Not an exact match and not the best photo either. It seems they are...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-12-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
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: 636
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: 512
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: 385
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: 2,467
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: 2,467
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: 17
Views: 663
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: 240
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: 17
Views: 663
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: 17
Views: 663
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...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-11-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By tcrown
Thanks for your contributions. Conclusion: no...

Thanks for your contributions.
Conclusion: no particular meaning, not specific to para berets
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-11-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By tcrown
Sure thing, these eyelets are painted and coated....

Sure thing, these eyelets are painted and coated. It's quite common to see paint chips on these but in the examples posted, the owner deliberately cleaned up the whole surface. I guess no particular...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-11-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By tcrown
Para Berets Eyelet Oddity

I have noticed on several para berets that the paint of one of the eyelets seems to have been deliberately removed, revealing brass underneath. I was wondering if any of the forum members would have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By tcrown
Marinus, I share your suspicions about these...

Marinus, I share your suspicions about these "dustbin lidded lugs"
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=524559&postcount=30
They look a bit too fresh.
I see D loops on the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By tcrown
I would agree with Jack. A private purchase...

I would agree with Jack. A private purchase silver plated badge made by Gaunt.
Private purchase badges were not necessarily exclusive to officers particularly the plated version.
See this other...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-11-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By tcrown
Well, sold for £460! I feel sorry for the buyer. ...

Well, sold for £460! I feel sorry for the buyer.
The typeface is not consistent with a WW2 Supak original beret.
This is what it should look like:
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I can’t explain the absence of line which...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-11-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By tcrown
Too many red flags on this one I'm afraid,...

Too many red flags on this one I'm afraid, certainly not typical from that maker.
To list a few:
- no white line
- crow foot should be above the size mark
Check this out...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By tcrown
Gary, if you’re still looking for a WW2 para...

Gary, if you’re still looking for a WW2 para beret, you should stay away from this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233766646591
The markings are not original to the beret in my opinion.
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