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Old 30-01-22, 08:30 PM
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Default Unknown Parachutist Wings



These came from an old used 'odds and sods' box in a military tailors shop. They are on a thick grey felt cloth which I've not seen before.
Can anyone ID their origin / regiment / dress etc please?
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Looks like a post WW2 British parachute wing.

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Looks like a post WW2 British parachute wing.

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Agreed. What has me stumped is who was it for? I cannot find reference to the Grey felt anywhere.
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Sean, the grey felt is probably the khaki backing fading to a lighter colour. As this type of wing was designed for wear on the combat uniform, and not a dress uniform, I wouldn't spend much time researching wing backing colours.

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Probably a colour change as a result of being laundered on a shirt washed in bio detergent.

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