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Old 07-12-22, 02:12 AM
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Default New Addition to my FANY Collection

This is a real show stopper for me. I have been a FANY fan for a very long time and even wrote them seeking this badge, but they advised me they could not sell me one. Thanks to a good friend on the forum I now have it, and I am so very grateful to him for his kindness.



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Old 07-12-22, 08:19 AM
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Brilliant Terry, nice one!
Hope all is well with you and yours

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Old 07-12-22, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Chris, all is well and my bride is holding her own.

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Old 07-12-22, 06:14 PM
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What exact is not please Terry? Thanks pal
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Old 07-12-22, 06:19 PM
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Jon, I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're asking me. The item they would not sell me is the beret badge pictured.

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Old 07-12-22, 06:21 PM
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Cheers Terry.
You’ve explained what then originally posted item was Sir!
I didn’t know bud was a beret badge.
Tbh I wouldn’t hVe know it was a beret badge.
What era please?
It is a lovely piece for sure.
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Old 07-12-22, 07:54 PM
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Hi Jon,

No worries at all. I should have been more clear in my original post.

It is the current beret badge they wear. Here's a picture that I hope is helpful.





I am now trying to find out if the text on their metal badge is different from that of WW2, and if so am seeking one of those and collars as well. And of course the FANY title.




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Didnt know what to expect when i saw the title of this thread haha
Ok i will get my coat
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Old 19-12-22, 04:31 PM
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Hi Jon,

No worries at all. I should have been more clear in my original post.

It is the current beret badge they wear. Here's a picture that I hope is helpful.





I am now trying to find out if the text on their metal badge is different from that of WW2, and if so am seeking one of those and collars as well. And of course the FANY title.




Terry
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From around the 7 o'clock position of the badge around clock wise to the 5 o'clock position it says Princess Royal's Volunteer corps, in the gap t the bottom it has the FANY acronym.
Hope this helps mate.

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Old 19-12-22, 04:34 PM
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As apposed to the WW2 badge...
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Old 19-12-22, 05:10 PM
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Hi Chris,

Yep, that is what I was expecting the current badge to read, and thank you very much for the photo. Now to get one!!! I already have both the WW1 and WW2 badges and thanks to a fellow member got the current beret badge!

Terry
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Is that a foreign Para Wing to right?
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...some vague memory of a Dutch award for civvy skydiving or Mil' balloon drop.... I dont know why I think that? (probably totally wrong.)
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French parachute wings as FANY(PRVC) volunteers can attend the French para school for a two week course and "win" their wings, French of course.

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Old 20-12-22, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Griff and Tim - first thought was may be French ... thanks for responding and filling in the blanks
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