British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum  

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14-05-19, 11:16 AM
sapper533 sapper533 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ATHENS GREECE
Posts: 895
Default AIRBORNE CLOTH TITLE

Hi folks

Two......most probably stupid questions so please forgive me.

1. Is this a repro it doesn't have the usual spaghetti back?
2. Who was entitled to wear this?

Cheers
Sean
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1699.jpg (33.9 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1700.jpg (42.9 KB, 56 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14-05-19, 06:22 PM
GloucYeoman's Avatar
GloucYeoman GloucYeoman is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 156
Default Airborne

Sean,
Looks like an 80s -90s copy to me.
Regards
Matt
__________________
Wanted Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and Wessex Yeomanry badges, especially sweethearts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14-05-19, 06:52 PM
sapper533 sapper533 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ATHENS GREECE
Posts: 895
Default

Thanks Matt, think I got it in the early 80's as a kid trawling the antique fairs in Manchester
Cheers
Sean
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14-05-19, 07:36 PM
NORMANDIE18's Avatar
NORMANDIE18 NORMANDIE18 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NORMANDY, FRANCE
Posts: 41
Default

Hi,
Yes reproduction for me :
-the back of the title has nothing to do with WW2 manufacturing
-from what I can see embroidery threads are synthetic
Regards
Normandie18
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-05-19, 02:39 AM
tcrown tcrown is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 176
Default

Sean, this is a copy indeed.
As for who was entitled to wear these airborne curved titles, I believe they were introduced very early after the creation of the parachute forces in a printed format. It seems they were continued to be worn in the embroidered version throughout the war by staff and HQ members of the Airborne Divisions.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18-05-19, 06:25 AM
sapper533 sapper533 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ATHENS GREECE
Posts: 895
Default

Thanks everyone for your comments
Cheers
Sean
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18-05-19, 02:15 PM
silverwash's Avatar
silverwash silverwash is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 326
Default

the title was also worn by other Airborne personnel, not just staff and HQ .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF5457.jpg (31.1 KB, 29 views)
__________________
" the art of collecting badges, darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night "
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.