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Old 01-08-21, 03:24 PM
Ex Supt Clk RAOC Ex Supt Clk RAOC is offline
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Default ONE FOR THE SF COLLECTORS

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284391705...kAAOSwbhthBTeZ

Snap it up quickly guys because as he says 'Not Easy to Find'
well worth the 99p he is asking......IMHO........ pmsl

Have a great day and stay safe

Steve
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Old 01-08-21, 05:18 PM
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Default Not necessarily a fake....

This is not necessarily a fake! The French 1er RPIMa, the French equivalent of the SAS, recently re-adopted the ‘winged dagger’ with French language ‘Who Dares Wins’ motto, as they are descended from 2 and 3 RCP who were 3 and 4 SAS in the SAS Brigade in WWII. Whether this particular one is a fake I don’t know, but the elite of the French Army SF units is definitely wearing a similar badge on their maroon berets.
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Old 01-08-21, 09:01 PM
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Colin,
Well as they say one lives and learns.
I will watch and see what others have to say but you certainly through a different light on it.
Cheers
Steve
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Old 02-08-21, 12:23 AM
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Picture of the French "SAS".

Not sure how rare this patch is. Will have to see home many personnel are in the unit.
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Old 02-08-21, 08:11 AM
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Four combat (RAPAS) companies, plus one cmd/log company and one trg company.

Note that the photo above not only shows the beret badge on a maroon beret (compared to the redder beret worn by other French para units) but also French para instructor wings on right breast and the RAPAS wings on left breast, with obvious SAS influence.

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