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Old 03-12-13, 04:20 PM
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Default Never Not Ready RAF Parachute Units

I've just been lucky enough to open a package this morning containing a massive tome called Never Not Ready The History of RAF Regiment Parachute Units 1942-2012 by Graeme Deeley. 652 packed pages.

I have only flicked through it at the moment but WOW! If only every unit had such a fantastic fully illustrated history as this. To say this book outdid even my wildest dreams is such an understatement. It is outstanding and if not already will become the must have book on the subject.

I've no connection with Graeme other than being a very satisfied customer. I just felt I had to give a shout out. Highly recommended for anyone interested in RAF Regiment or Airborne Forces.
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Old 03-12-13, 04:25 PM
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Couldn't agree more.

Brilliant book.

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I've just been lucky enough to open a package this morning containing a massive tome called Never Not Ready The History of RAF Regiment Parachute Units 1942-2012 by Graeme Deeley. 652 packed pages.

I have only flicked through it at the moment but WOW! If only every unit had such a fantastic fully illustrated history as this. To say this book outdid even my wildest dreams is such an understatement. It is outstanding and if not already will become the must have book on the subject.

I've no connection with Graeme other than being a very satisfied customer. I just felt I had to give a shout out. Highly recommended for anyone interested in RAF Regiment or Airborne Forces.

I got this for my birthday in October, and absolutely a fantastic read, very very informative. I never knew the RAF had had so many parachute units or how embedded they are in the airborne forces, those that slate the RAF and RAF Regiment in particular really ought to read this and get an education!
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Here's a link: http://www.nevernotready.co.uk/

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Thanks, looks good. Just ordered a copy...
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I got mine today, twenty quid, plus a donation to the collection he has and postage. A stunning piece of work and I've only flicked through it!
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I've just been lucky enough to open a package this morning containing a massive tome called Never Not Ready The History of RAF Regiment Parachute Units 1942-2012 by Graeme Deeley. 652 packed pages.

I have only flicked through it at the moment but WOW! If only every unit had such a fantastic fully illustrated history as this. To say this book outdid even my wildest dreams is such an understatement. It is outstanding and if not already will become the must have book on the subject.

I've no connection with Graeme other than being a very satisfied customer. I just felt I had to give a shout out. Highly recommended for anyone interested in RAF Regiment or Airborne Forces.
Any info on the Iraq RAF Levies in the book?
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Old 07-12-13, 04:42 PM
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Yes there are 39 packed pages (whole of chapter 1.) on the Levies.
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Yes there are 39 packed pages (whole of chapter 1.) on the Levies.
Good to know, maybe one to add to my wanted list,.....one day, following my recent acquisition of two cap badges to the Levies.
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Great book - Comprehensive and thorough coverage of all the RAF para units. I very much recommend it.
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Great book - Comprehensive and thorough coverage of all the RAF para units. I very much recommend it.
Thanks, on my list
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Good to know, maybe one to add to my wanted list,.....one day, following my recent acquisition of two cap badges to the Levies.
Hi Jerry, is the background of the elephant patch light blue and is this also known as a Paiforce patch.

I believe I saw these in Carmarthen on Sunday.

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Old 05-09-19, 02:05 PM
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Hi Jerry, is the background of the elephant patch light blue and is this also known as a Paiforce patch.

I believe I saw these in Carmarthen on Sunday.

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Indeed Jack,

it can be known as Persia & Iraq Command or Persia & Iraq Force.

They did come from Carmarthen, price was very good for the silver badges, and pretty good for the patch IMO.
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Indeed Jack,

it can be known as Persia & Iraq Command or Persia & Iraq Force.

They did come from Carmarthen, price was very good for the silver badges, and pretty good for the patch IMO.
Thanks Jerry, the seller is a good bloke.
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Thanks Jerry, the seller is a good bloke.
I buy items from him on a regular basis, his prices are often very good and he is a friend as well.
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