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Old 22-09-23, 06:44 PM
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Default WW2 Para wing opinion

Hi all,

I'm in the process of buying my first parachute qualification wing.
For me it seems good, but want to be sure it is as there are a lot of subtleties that I don't master.
I'm looking for one that could be good for D-Day/Normandy 1944 period.
(I have read a few posts on the forum already and collected photos).

Thanks in advance.
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Old 22-09-23, 07:28 PM
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Looks correct to me, latish war maybe
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Old 22-09-23, 09:26 PM
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Looks correct to me, latish war maybe
Cheers Jerry. How do you discern latish and mid war ?
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Impossible to date this type of wings. They were certainly issued in the course of WW2 and continuously up to the 60s.
If you're looking for a typical mid 1944 pair of wings, I would go with the detached feathers pattern (see https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=80666).

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Impossible to date this type of wings. They were certainly issued in the course of WW2 and continuously up to the 60s.
If your looking for a typical mid 1944 pair of wings, I would go with the detached feathers pattern (see https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=80666).
Thanks Tcrown for your reply. You mean this type right ?
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...2&d=1608084909
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Thanks Tcrown for your reply. You mean this type right ?
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...2&d=1608084909
No, this is the cloud type, one of the earliest pattern.

This one https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...7&d=1599425342 I believe was the most commonly worn in WW2, ordnance issued
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