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Old 18-04-21, 05:22 PM
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Default Former Katanga Mercenaries Wings?

Dear all,

I have found in a African badges grouping those two wings.

They are given as being for the former mercenaries who have served in the Katanga Forces.

Are they legit? Or Far East copies?





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Old 19-04-21, 12:45 PM
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As no one has replied to this thread, my personal opinion is these are very well made items and l personally like to see thin tissue backings as a sign of a well made item. I might also add l know nothing at all about the unit or organisation mentioned.
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Old 19-04-21, 01:12 PM
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I don't think the far east can make copies that good. Look to be very well made.
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Old 19-04-21, 05:24 PM
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Dear all,

Thanks for your inputs. As explained, they were both in an African grouping coming from auction. I first did not know what they were.

I have found some information about those wings on some French forums. They could be Katangese «veteran» wings made in the NL after the Katanga War.

I will keep them, by waiting to know more about them.

Thank you.

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AATTV

External sources for discussion (can be deleted by a moderator if needed):
https://paras.forumsactifs.net/t20184-katanga
https://www.passionmilitaria.com/t12...rie-katangaise
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