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Old 13-12-19, 07:27 PM
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I bought these today and would value opinions.

Army Air Corps pilots wings, these are a bit grubby . . !

Chindit patch in bullion, again grubby.

Wings and parachute, these look new to me and if thought to be original unused.

Your thoughts appreciated on these three.

Thanks Rob
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Old 14-12-19, 05:37 PM
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Beautiful original wings, well done!
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Old 14-12-19, 06:43 PM
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Luc, many thanks for confirming my thoughts on the AAC wings, any ideas on the Chindit patch which came with it?

The other wings I think are modern.

Rob
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Old 14-12-19, 06:46 PM
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Very nice and original Chindit patch, great find.

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Old 14-12-19, 09:10 PM
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Roy, thanks for the advice on the Chindit patch, I thought it was a good one, but getting the thumbs up from you confirms my thoughts.

Best wishes Rob
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Old 14-12-19, 09:11 PM
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The Chindits patch is outside my comfort zone, but I would happily add it to my collection.
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Old 14-12-19, 11:33 PM
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Anyone have any thoughts on the modern looking wings?

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Old 15-12-19, 03:17 AM
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Rob,

I don't think the SAS wings are genuine, as they are swept upwards. To my knowledge SAS wings are straight across, the lone exception are the 23 SAS which are swept downwards. Maybe someone with more knowledge may correct me.

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Old 15-12-19, 10:46 AM
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The SAS wing is a good one in my opinion. You can see similar in Airtrooper's album; page 5 far right column, 4th wing from the top.

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Old 15-12-19, 10:50 AM
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Not exactly the same manufacture, but similar:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=71116
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Old 15-12-19, 05:38 PM
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Thanks chaps for your thoughts, the wings are almost the same if not the same as the one you put up Leigh.

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Old 15-12-19, 08:22 PM
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Here are the latest version in and out of their issued packaging for comparison - definitely slightly upswept.
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Old 15-12-19, 09:00 PM
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Rob,

the attached is a genuine one (different manufacturer) from 1980s.


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I don't think the SAS wings are genuine, as they are swept upwards. To my knowledge SAS wings are straight across, the lone exception are the 23 SAS which are swept downwards. Maybe someone with more knowledge may correct me.

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