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Old 10-01-22, 12:09 PM
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Pegasus formation patches. Enhanced with WD acceptance mark.
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Old 10-01-22, 02:07 PM
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Never seen a WD Arrow like that before, certainly not the official Broad Arrow.

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I had always thought the arrow was to represent stacked rifles, but not sure where I first heard it, but it was a long time ago.

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Unfortunately those are completely spurious patches to my knowledge.

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Thanks for confirming my understanding. I am not aware of formation signs being WD marked.
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There used to be a US based ebay seller named cunnard/westderbyrdliverpool6; he was (in)famous for selling abundant amounts of WD marked British special forces related insignia. He is no longer in business, thank goodness, so perhaps someone took over?
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I had always thought the arrow was to represent stacked rifles, but not sure where I first heard it, but it was a long time ago.

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Terry, could you be thinking of the Birmingham Small Arms/BSA trademark? Regards, Paul.
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Paul, All I remember is that back in he '60s when I was studying and researching British Napoleonic uniforms the broad arrow was three even lengths and was told that it represented stacked rifles. And, was a sign of the British Army. The British Napoleonic canteen was often marked with this sign. But I can also see it being an arrowhead relating to the Longbowmen of earlier times.

This is a vintage 1861 canteen, but is what I was referring to.

https://collegehillarsenal.com/1861-...litary-Canteen

Not recalling who told me that I am most probably wrong, but until now that was always my understanding.

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OK Terry. As far as I know the Government property mark has just been known as The Broad Arrow mark as it represents an arrow head. More of a slang term I have heard being the crow's foot mark. I have a nail that is supposed to have come from HMS Victory with two Broad Arrow marks, but I don't know if its genuine.
BSA started using the Piled Arms trade mark in 1880. Regards, Paul.
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