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Old 25-08-21, 09:00 AM
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OK, will show you the badges - probably for the first time all together in public


The instructor badge is missing number of category on canopy (1 or 2).
Probably tower jumps badge is missing red enamel among parachute cords.
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Old 25-08-21, 09:13 AM
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Attached are the Polish para quals and badges that I have in my collection. I am aware that the two eagle badges are post war.

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Ian,
You have legit and genuin badges used in Polish Army after WW2:
- upper for Air Force - parachutist and PJI
- lower for Army - PJI of II category and parachutist (15 jumps)

The badges are mostly still in use. There were different variants since 1945.
Also Air Force badges were used by Army paras (airborne) until 1967.
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Old 27-08-21, 06:06 PM
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Rafal,

Thank you for the extra info. Very much appreciated. As is said, it's a bad day when you don't learn something new!

Say safe and have fun.

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Ian
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Old 06-09-21, 05:00 PM
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Hi.
The Polish version is available in Polish portal:

https://sklep.defence24.pl/produkt/t...ych-1941-1947/

Unfortunately they sell within Poland only (I could assist to buy the book if somebody is interested).

English version no ealier than next year
The translation is slowly in progress ...
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The book arrived today Rafal, thank you - it looks great, and as and when an English language version becomes available please let me know.
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Old 20-09-21, 11:33 AM
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Hi
The badges are genuin but combat wing is "artificial". The badge come from a group of unissued (unused) insignia nos 331-500.
Somebody added combat wreath to this badge making it "combat".
I can't read the full number of the wreath.
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The number on the wreath is "928", possibly with another digit improperly stamped - "?928"?
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Old 20-09-21, 05:55 PM
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a mis-struck number one
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Old 20-09-21, 06:02 PM
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Given the number produced /awarded "1" would make sense?
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