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Old 12-07-21, 07:55 PM
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Hi is this a modern Wing? or has it some age to it? Many thanks Billy
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Old 13-07-21, 12:16 AM
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It all depends on what you mean by modern: the wings are post war but could have been issued in the late 50s, private purchase IMO.
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Old 13-07-21, 05:24 AM
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Hi tcrown, thanks for the info, if its early 50,s thats better than expected, size is very small?
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Weird! Too small for standard wings and too large for regimental mess wings…
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I thought perhaps for a shirt? Could they be for a Childs Army Uniform "Toy one?"???
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These are also shown in Oliver Lock's book, he describes them as faded from washing and exposure to the sun. Others believe they are of WW2 Italian production.
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Old 14-07-21, 06:15 PM
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Hi Luc, I like your view only because I would like them To Be-WW2, perhaps someonecwill come along to verify completely, but they are Genuine! just to make sure? Billy
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They don't look discoloured and certainly not WW2 by construction. Sorry Billy.
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It is genuine though? Just to verify! and an anomaly due to size? cheers billy
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Yes, I think it is genuine, private purchase and post war. Cheers
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