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Old 18-02-22, 05:34 PM
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Default Unknown (non British) Metal Para Wings For ID

As the title states, picked up these unknown (to me) foreign, metal Para wings. Any help in identifying their nationality greatly appreciated. Will be offered for sale once indetified.

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Old 18-02-22, 05:50 PM
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Two eBay listings identify the one with the star as Honduras.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MIL...-/173183135793

https://www.ebay.com/itm/402165419585

Star in wreath : Honduras Army Master parachute wings, metal

https://allbadges.net/en/badge/34639

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Old 18-02-22, 06:24 PM
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These appear to be US Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Badges, in different grades (basic, senior, and master). The higher grades may not be authorized...
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Thanks both....do both units wear an identical pattern ?

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Paul, they look like USMC wings but the quality......?
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Here is the Navy/Marine Parachutist Badge. And, yes, the quality does look better, so maybe Honduras...?
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These appear to be US Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Badges, in different grades (basic, senior, and master). The higher grades may not be authorized...
The USMC and US Navy do not issue or wear wings in different grades (Master, Senior and Basic, unlike the US Army and USAF) as even freefall instructors wear the ‘basic’ model. These wings are Honduran.

The US ones are slightly different in design - look at the base of the badge.

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