British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Books by Forum Members


Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia

 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
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-10-19, 03:47 PM
Postwarden's Avatar
Postwarden Postwarden is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Garden of England
Posts: 2,484
Default Airborne Arm title with curved ends

As a result of the posts on the Forum I bought a copy of Graeme Deeley's excellent book Never Not Ready; the History of RAF Regt Parachute Units 1942-2012. I would encourage anyone interested in both Airborne forces and the RAF to get a copy.

It starts with the parachute units raised by the Iraq Levies and includes a number of pictures showing their parachute detachment wearing wings and the Airborne arm title, the latter looking locally-made, having curved ends. I attach one of the images published in the book

Has anyone ever seen an example of this curved ended title and if so would they be willing to share an image with us?

Jon
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Iraq Levies Airborne title.jpg (60.2 KB, 118 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-10-19, 07:31 PM
Luc's Avatar
Luc Luc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Posts: 2,481
Default

Shoulder titles with rounded ends in general are a quite uncommon feature but these are the only examples of airborne titles that I know of.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-19, 10:59 AM
54Bty's Avatar
54Bty 54Bty is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London, England
Posts: 5,326
Default

I have had this one for a while, if I can find it I will do the back.

Marc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Airborne emb-LtBlMr.jpg (28.6 KB, 33 views)
__________________
I am still looking for the Army Formation sleeve badges from the Sultanate of Oman.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14-10-19, 08:44 PM
tcrown tcrown is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 54Bty View Post
I have had this one for a while, if I can find it I will do the back.

Marc
I have a similar title with provenance from a WW2 veteran. They are not scarce. I believe the object of this thread is more about locally-produced airborne curved titles which Iíve never encountered myself.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.