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Old 21-09-21, 11:41 PM
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Come on guys, there is no way to confirm anything on this get up from just this photo. Chance of it being genuine is virtually nil.

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Old 22-09-21, 12:21 AM
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Those wings look to be post war
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Old 22-09-21, 06:59 AM
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Well this thread certainly drew some attention. I wish I had more pictures, or better yet, I wish I had been at the show to see it in person. Even if all the insignia is real, as stated by several of you already, it could still just be a put-together impression.

According to the poster on the other forum, the asking price was $6,000. If legit, I would have been willing to pay that, but it would need to have rock solid provenance.

At this point, I would be happy to just be able to buy a pair of original LRDG shoulder insignia.
$6000
I too highly doubt that it is legit, the brass pocket buttons, the 8th Army insignia, the positioning of the wings, I believe are warning signs of a very bad buy.
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Old 22-09-21, 03:37 PM
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I followed this post on Facebook and it was easier to see better pictures.
In a nutshell though- for $6K one needs provenance full stop IMO
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Old 22-09-21, 06:23 PM
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and if it was original ( all ), then that was a bargain. IMHO.
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Old 22-09-21, 10:42 PM
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I just find the military BEM/OBE ribbon a bit unusual on a WW2 2nd Lieutenant but then, that's just me.
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Old 23-09-21, 12:57 AM
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I followed this post on Facebook and it was easier to see better pictures.
In a nutshell though- for $6K one needs provenance full stop IMO
Hey Jon, I agree.

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Old 23-09-21, 09:16 AM
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and if it was original ( all ), then that was a bargain. IMHO.
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Exactly !! Superb point nope it just doesent look right cap to me is 1950s at the very least and tbe wing looks post war for sure but im no expert
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Old 23-09-21, 12:35 PM
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Although both stars were introduced at the same time, when it came to ribbons in 1943 the Africa Star had priority over the then 1939-43 Star in regards to issue.
Plus the "8" representing the "8th Army" bar was worn on the Africa Star and not the Defence Medal!!
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Old 23-09-21, 02:19 PM
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Interesting reading the Facebook comments.

'A fool and his money are soon parted.'
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Plus the "8" representing the "8th Army" bar was worn on the Africa Star and not the Defence Medal!!
There isnt a Defence Medal ribbon?

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Old 24-09-21, 06:08 AM
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There isnt a Defence Medal ribbon?

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My eyes playing tricks on me, it's certainly an Africa Star ribbon!
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Old 24-09-21, 06:50 AM
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Can any of you LRDG experts confirm if a Rhodesian Lieutenant made an "operational" parachute drop in LRDG history?
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Old 24-09-21, 12:32 PM
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The brass buttons look like they have a Light Infantry horn on them?
I'm no expert but the whole thing looks put together, none of it has aged the same, $6000, fool indeed!
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Old 24-09-21, 01:10 PM
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Jonathan Pittaway said that no Rhodesian Officer got a MBE/OBE in North Africa.
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