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Forum: Other Military Topics 07-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Colin S
Interesting and useful site. Thanks for pointing...

Interesting and useful site. Thanks for pointing it out.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-12-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Colin S
Either 7th (Light Infantry) Battalion, Parachute...

Either 7th (Light Infantry) Battalion, Parachute Regiment in WW2 or 17th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (TA) late 1940s to 1960s.

The rifle green diamond is a light infantry connection. (17 PARA...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-11-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Colin S
If you look very carefully at the smudged date...

If you look very carefully at the smudged date inside the lining it seems to be “1962” which should have alerted viewers of this item.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Colin S
Army Physical Training Corps - worn on a black...

Army Physical Training Corps - worn on a black blacking with red vertical stripes.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Colin S
148 Battery of 29 Commando Regt RA did wear...

148 Battery of 29 Commando Regt RA did wear Combined Ops badges on both sleeves of DPM para smocks, in square shape in the 1980s and in round shape after that. They still wear round Combined Ops...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-10-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Colin S
The original photo shows the Radio Telegraphist...

The original photo shows the Radio Telegraphist badge to be red on black.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-10-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Colin S
As I understand it there were delays in getting...

As I understand it there were delays in getting sufficient metal stars so the Regiment might have ordered a cloth beret badge for the interim?

In any event, all overtaken by the change from the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-10-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Colin S
As I indicated earlier, in my personal experience...

As I indicated earlier, in my personal experience from the early 1980s onwards, I have not seen the red coloured wings in use by any unit, RM, RAF or Army. The RAF used the white parachute with blue...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-10-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Colin S
Many of the early Free French paras earned their...

Many of the early Free French paras earned their wings at the Polish para school in Scotland. However, it is unusual to see both the Polish ‘eagle’ and British wings worn by the same man, who would...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-10-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Colin S
The reason I associate the ‘pre 1972’ wings with...

The reason I associate the ‘pre 1972’ wings with the RM is that there are definitely RM wings issued in the 1990s in the same colours & configuration (excess material around the badge but with the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-10-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Colin S
I have always associated this version with the...

I have always associated this version with the Royal Marines (especially with the Admiralty ‘Vocab’ numbers on it)
Forum: Headdress 13-10-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Colin S
The book by John Rawlinson ‘350 years of RM...

The book by John Rawlinson ‘350 years of RM Uniforms’, as advertised on this RMHS site, may also be of help....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-10-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Colin S
I don’t know but the thicker rigging lines and...

I don’t know but the thicker rigging lines and wider base to the parachute are characteristics of wings made in the late 1990s onwards. Manufacturers may continue to make and supply badges which are...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-10-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Colin S
The blue and white wings are modern Royal Navy...

The blue and white wings are modern Royal Navy tropical dress and date from the late 1990s onwards.

The red on stone wings I believe to be similar to those used on RAF hot weather working dress in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-10-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Colin S
RAF para wings

I’d agree that these are 1970s/80s for wear on camouflage uniforms (parachute smocks etc) and on the RAF service dress (RAF blue suit - I don’t know its formal name).
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
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: 393
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: 370
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: 370
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: 327
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: 271
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: 339
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: 504
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: 918
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: 918
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...
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