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Old 09-05-18, 03:04 AM
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Default Canadian para wing differs from various numbered types

I picked this Canadian paratrooper wing up as it seemed to differ slightly (another variant?) from the various numbered types posted in other threads. It has only 7 shroud lines while all of the others except for one have 8 shroud lines. The one exception with 7 shroud lines (Type 6) is the British made wing with thicker shroud lines and a Kelly green background color while all of the other wings have a very dark green color that is almost black with 8 shroud lines. This para wing is slightly padded and my guess maybe a private purchase piece but is it post war or WW2?

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Old 09-05-18, 11:49 AM
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Hi tonomachi. Nice looking set of wings. From the padding it would suggest post war wear.
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Old 09-05-18, 02:26 PM
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Hi tonomachi. Nice looking set of wings. From the padding it would suggest post war wear.
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Old 09-05-18, 02:34 PM
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I agree post war, the padded wing is unusual. From the backing it appears to be British made.

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I agree post war, the padded wing is unusual. From the backing it appears to be British made.

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I tried to get a side top view of this wing to show that it is only slightly padded.

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These wings are tough to date because they were made both during the war and post war. This style was sold across the country and was the reason for the adoption of the Canadian Parachute Badge Certificate. After Major Routh banned these wings he is actually photographed wearing a similar set???? They were made with various coloured backgrounds to include black, lime gree, dark green and khaki. I have never seen a khaki one but it is mentioned in documents. Since these wings were frowned upon, they are rarely worn during the war but members of the 1st Special Service Force did get them and they were sold to returning troops at the end of the war. Again, these are the wing types that Routh refers to as being sold in various shops with the incorrect background colour. So like many other wing types it could be wartime stock and worn post war.

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Old 06-06-18, 05:52 PM
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Hi Guys

These wings are tough to date because they were made both during the war and post war. This style was sold across the country and was the reason for the adoption of the Canadian Parachute Badge Certificate. After Major Routh banned these wings he is actually photographed wearing a similar set???? They were made with various coloured backgrounds to include black, lime gree, dark green and khaki. I have never seen a khaki one but it is mentioned in documents. Since these wings were frowned upon, they are rarely worn during the war but members of the 1st Special Service Force did get them and they were sold to returning troops at the end of the war. Again, these are the wing types that Routh refers to as being sold in various shops with the incorrect background colour. So like many other wing types it could be wartime stock and worn post war.

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Just now noticed your post and want to thank you for this identification.
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