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Old 22-05-16, 06:24 AM
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Question Para Wings Oddity ... Roughly Made

My only bit of Airborne cloth insignia has always beguiled me...

The wings and medal bars - post-Korea, are attached to a piece of fabric that looks "roughly" made. I am thinking 1 off....

The back of the cloth has 6 snaps - 4 corners and 2 roughly centered on the top and bottom edges.

I am curious about what type of shirt/jacket/other that it was worn on ... and any other thoughts/comments are appreciated as well.

I have always thought of it as an oddity but I really don't know...
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Old 22-05-16, 11:28 AM
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Default Parachute Wings

It is an interesting 'oddity' and was designed to snap onto the Bush Jacket. No insignia was permanently affixed to the Bush uniform, it was all worn on Brassards and Slip-ons which could be removed when laundering the garment. I am not sure as to how widespread the practice of wearing Parachute wings on Bush was, but it is possible to encounter these patches made up with wings and service ribbons.

Canadian Parachute Wings with Korea ribbands - front - Copy copy.jpg
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Old 24-05-16, 11:16 PM
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It was common practice. An example of a RCAF pilot wing done in the same manner.
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