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Old 22-12-21, 05:43 AM
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Awful, sent them back for a refund of any monies paid!

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Thanks Jerry,

It's not looking good.

Here are the Para badges but I suspect there's going to be little good news.

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Old 22-12-21, 02:11 PM
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Leaving aside originality, most of the badges are completely incorrect for wear in the 1970s.

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Agree with Graham. Cloth shoulder titles were worn on Battle Dress which was discontinued for the Regular Army in the early 1960s and the Territorial Army by the early 1970s. Most of the ‘fluffy’ cloth badges seem to have been laundered and tumble dried!

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Thanks for all the help gents,

Just to clarify, I have not paid a penny for these, the whole group was send to me on consignment, so not out of pocket.

I will see what more information surfaces and share at a later date but for now at least it seems this 'story' is no more that that.

Very much appreciate everyone taking the time to help untangle this mess.

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Old 22-12-21, 06:46 PM
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Regarding Parachute Regiment cap badges, at least from 1980,s those serving members I knew bought there own badges, Silver (hallmarked? Don't know?) obvious Aluminium Anodised as issued was used and worn but not liked, so Silver badges were not only worn by Officer's but also the rabble! Those lads I knew where really proud of these badges, god forbid anyone nicking the Beret!
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Wasn't just Para Reg. We were the same in the Royal Marines. I still have my circa 1950s (?) solid brass QC beret badge, bought rather than issued and worn for best.
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Hi Roy,
Hope all is well over there pal.
I’d not even hang around for a BS explanation.
If he wasn’t up front from the beginning about the source of his gash SAS insignia at least, I’d steer away.
Happy Christmas and New year my friend.
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Old 27-12-21, 09:27 PM
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Hi Jon,

Thanks for that mate, good advice.

I've heard some odd stuff from him of late and I'm still waiting for an answer to my question. I'm not putting too much time into it but I'm keen to hear what he say's. I won't give you all a blow by blow account but will wait a little longer and give you a summary. If nothing else it should be entertaining.

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The cloth para badges were not worn at that time.
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Fascinated to hear the outcome of this one.
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Hi Luke,

It's all gone a bit quite...!

Although I'm still planing to share some more details but I'm giving this chap enough space to make sure I have all the information before going off 'half cocked'.

As of now he has been avoiding my direct question, so will see how it plays out and let you all know in due course.

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