Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Candian, Nov 27, 2018.
What do you guys think about this BD parachute wing and ranks? Original ww2 or not?
Badge looks original, but no one wore that badge over the breast pocket.
Also I think Officer pips had a light blue border ( AAC)
If Parachute Regiment borders should be Cambridge Blue .Not sure about attached Arms
Wings worn on breast by early Paratroops SAS and SOE..
Cannot comment as to age of BD.
There was a thread on here recently (probably last 2 months??) that had shoulder pips similar and on there someone had all the different colours used for different service arms - but I cant find the thread
I think that for example Recce's background was dark green, Para's I thought were light blue etc sort of in line with :
This Picture put up by CEE. elsewhere on forum
Thanks for the replies. I guess the pips are original attached to the battledress (rifle regiments or light infantry?) and the parawing post attached? Dress is from 1944.
Funny I was just thinking of that. My father was with a Canadian militia unit at the time, taken sometime in the 60s. I don't know if it was actually correct form to place British wings on the left breast?
Are you thinking of Pember's post on slide ranks? Timuck has a list of colours in post #13
Cee - yes thats the one thanks
Knew I had seen pictures somewhere.
Col. David Smiley .Force 136 SOE.
The regulations concerning wearing of Parachutist Badge as of February 1952
Separate names with a comma.