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Old 06-07-17, 08:02 PM
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Default 1CANPARA shoulder flash

A recent find, 1CANPARA flash and Pegasus flash, the marksman badge is a rare piece and not often discussed.
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Old 07-07-17, 12:01 AM
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Hi Mike,
Could you post a closeup of the marksman badge please?
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Old 07-07-17, 02:19 PM
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Old 07-07-17, 02:39 PM
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Brit made. These were not an authorized Cdn badge, so it would have been private purchase. (Eg, not authorized in pale blue on maroon.)
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Old 07-07-17, 05:31 PM
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Very nice grouping Mike.
The Battalion basically took on many of the British dress instructions and qualifications while "combined" with the 6th Airborne Division. The marksman badge was not mandatory but was allowed and had to be purchased. I believe they had to re-qualify every 6 months in order to continue wearing the badge.
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Old 07-07-17, 05:32 PM
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In Ken Joyce's book he states that the sniper qualification badge was also worn.
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Old 07-07-17, 05:33 PM
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This is in fact the badge that would have been worn by snipers in most cases.
The one with the S was not authorized.
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Very nice indeed Mike! I like them very much.

Veteran Esko Makela purchased and wore the same badge. You can see the example here.

http://1stcanparamuseum.com/soldiers...te-esko-makela
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Old 07-07-17, 11:48 PM
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An example in the Airborne Museum in Petawawa...

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Old 10-07-17, 10:28 PM
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The 1CANPARA patch is from Tpr. James Dillon
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Here is a Para LMG (Bren) to go along with my Marksman.

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Here are a couple more.

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Old 12-12-17, 07:40 PM
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Nice, I wonder why the PT doesn't have the blue thread?
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It is blue, the flash has lightened it

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