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Old 03-08-20, 08:42 AM
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Now that 3 RAR are mechanised infantry and not doing any parachute training, does anybody know what will happen to their distinctive parachute wings. Iím presuming that the issue of the wings stopped in 2011 and that there will be very few people left in the Army now entitled to wear them now and they will soon be just history, just like their predecessor wing from the WWII 1st Parachute Battalion.

This seems a great shame when the wings were a specifically Australian design. Is there any plan to preserve their use in the future?
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Old 03-08-20, 08:50 AM
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Now that 3 RAR are mechanised infantry and not doing any parachute training, does anybody know what will happen to their distinctive parachute wings. Iím presuming that the issue of the wings stopped in 2011 and that there will be very few people left in the Army now entitled to wear them now and they will soon be just history, just like their predecessor wing from the WWII 1st Parachute Battalion.

This seems a great shame when the wings were a specifically Australian design. Is there any plan to preserve their use in the future?
Not that I know of. I assume qualified soldiers will continue to wear them until they leave the army. The Army Standards of Dress may contain more information.

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