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Old 14-06-24, 07:59 PM
Alain Conradi Alain Conradi is offline
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Dear all,
There's something that puzzles me for a long time. This wing was identified in Cliff Lord & Julian Tennant's book ANZAC Elite as a wing created and worn 1979-1983 on battledress cloth (N° 618). If I'm right, the BD became obsolete in the 1960's in the NZ armed forces. Then why would someone create a wing on this cloth nearly 20 years later? It simply doesn't make sense to me. Does anyone have an explanation? Thanks in advance !
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Alain
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Old 25-06-24, 06:51 PM
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Hi Alain

I dont have the book but the new Barathea cloth SD uniform was introduced in 1964 (replaced the BD), still in use today, so these wings were made of the same material "embroidered on Barathea cloth" created and worn 79-83 for the uniform.

I have the same wing in my collection.

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Phill
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