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Old 13-11-20, 10:55 PM
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Default Officers or NCO Para Badge?

Can any of the Parachute Regiment gurus confirm if this is an NCOs or officerís badge please?

Iím leaning towards NCO but being a strictly other ranks collector Iím not 100% certain.

Itís lovely quality and going by the colour and tarnish I believe either silver or silver plate, most probably the latter judging by the loops. Sadly no markings of any kind.

Thanks.
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Old 14-11-20, 09:19 AM
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Luke, i knew a few blokes who had private purchase silver badges, not strictly an officer's thing. Your's however looks to have a bit of age to it, so possibly an officers. Thoughts for what its worth. Regards Mark
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Old 14-11-20, 09:44 AM
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Can any of the Parachute Regiment gurus confirm if this is an NCOs or officer’s badge please?

I’m leaning towards NCO but being a strictly other ranks collector I’m not 100% certain.

It’s lovely quality and going by the colour and tarnish I believe either silver or silver plate, most probably the latter judging by the loops. Sadly no markings of any kind.

Thanks.
Gaunt pattern unmarked officers silver plated cap badge. It could possibly be unmarked silver but more likely to be plated as I would expect a Gaunt silver badge to have the tail voided.

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Old 14-11-20, 05:57 PM
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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 example for comparison https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...7&postcount=17
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Old 14-11-20, 07:06 PM
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I don't think it would be unreasonable to refer to it as an officers badge.


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Can any of the Parachute Regiment gurus confirm if this is an NCOs or officerís badge please?

Iím leaning towards NCO but being a strictly other ranks collector Iím not 100% certain.

Itís lovely quality and going by the colour and tarnish I believe either silver or silver plate, most probably the latter judging by the loops. Sadly no markings of any kind.

Thanks.
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Old 15-11-20, 06:02 PM
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My thanks to all.
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