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Old 03-11-20, 10:38 AM
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Hello,

Could anyone please help in identifying this patch.

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Old 03-11-20, 05:18 PM
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Good evening,

I think it is Spanish : "DISTINTIVO 25 SALTOS Ė BRIGADA PARACAIDISTA"

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Old 04-11-20, 12:31 AM
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Default Spanish Para Badge

Laurent is correct. It is the Spanish Parachutist Jump Award. Along with the Spanish Parachute Wings, a service person would wear this to indicate the number of jumps completed. They are found in both cloth as is shown and also in metal.

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Old 04-11-20, 05:16 AM
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Laurent and Ian,

Thank you! Had it for years but didnít know didnít know what it was.

Hereís a metal one.
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Old 05-11-20, 04:48 PM
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Laurent and Ian,

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Old 06-11-20, 12:03 AM
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Glad to help. The Jump Awards increase by 25 (25-50-75-etc.). I have a cloth one in my collection with "125". The first edition of Bragg & Turner (drawn illustrations) shows one with "1000".

That's a nice example of a Post '77 Spanish para qual that you have in your photo.

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Old 06-11-20, 06:05 AM
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Ian,

Would I be right in assuming that the rubberised/cloth ones only started appearing in the late 1970ís or early 1980ís?
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Old 06-11-20, 05:51 PM
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Good evening

a very useful link about Spanish para badges

https://coleccion-paracaidista-lopez...s/primer-blog/

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Old 08-11-20, 12:29 AM
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Sorry, I have no info on the date the cloth Jump Award badge first come into service. I am checking on other means and when I have an answer, I'll post here.

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