Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

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    Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by bond007a1 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:53 pm

    I have 2 of these and the listing stated that is was used in Iraq....and from what I can tell all 4 Battalions had men in Iraq at various points???



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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by bond007a1 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:00 pm

    the one patch looks to be the 16th Air Assault Brigade patch in subdued colours and if so...from what I am reading it would be either 2 Para or 3 Para ???

    BUT according to Wikipedia ALL of the following are part of the 16th Air Assault Brigade.

    Current formation
    16 Air Assault Brigade Headquarters and Signals Squadron (216 Parachute Signal Squadron)
    1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd, 87th & Ulster Defence Regiment)
    2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
    3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
    Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    7th (Parachute) Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    21 Air Assault Battery 47th Regiment Royal Artillery[2]
    3rd Regiment Army Air Corps
    4th Regiment Army Air Corps
    9th Regiment Army Air Corps
    23 Regiment (Air Assault), Royal Engineers
    7th Air Assault Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
    16 Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
    156 Provost Company, Royal Military Police
    Pathfinder Platoon


    So maybe it is from a different unit that a Para Battalion?


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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by bond007a1 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:52 pm

    The British Army website lists the units in the 16th as...

    UNITS OF 16 AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE

    D Squadron, The Household Cavalry Regiment
    7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    21 Air Assault Battery Royal Artillery
    23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)
    216 (Parachute) Headquarters and Signal Squadron
    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    1st Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment
    2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment
    3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment
    Pathfinder Group
    3 Regiment Army Air Corps
    4 Regiment Army Air Corps
    9 Regiment Army Air Corps
    13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
    16 Medical Regiment
    7 (Air Assault) Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    156 Provost Company, Royal Military Police


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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by bond007a1 on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:22 am

    AND also WHAT is this uniform....it has a Commando dagger...BUT I am unfamiliar with the flag...



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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by bond007a1 on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:11 am

    WELL I found it...the TOP one belongs to 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps.


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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by Grim Reaper on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:34 am

    Hi Steven, Ive seen that navy blue flag design somewhere before, the Commando dagger is the Royal Marine type and not the all arms type which is on a square background. Crossed swords normally indicates Physical Training Instructor but the swords are different and not on a design like this which looks like some sort of naval ensign (although the RN ensign is white)
    anyhow gonna search some more and see what I come up with. Smile

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    Post by bond007a1 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:56 am

    Grim Reaper wrote:Hi Steven, Ive seen that navy blue flag design somewhere before, the Commando dagger is the Royal Marine type and not the all arms type which is on a square background. Crossed swords normally indicates Physical Training Instructor but the swords are different and not on a design like this which looks like some sort of naval ensign (although the RN ensign is white)
    anyhow gonna search some more and see what I come up with. Smile

    I appreciate the info, It was a jacket I got several years ago for literally 2 cents...1 penny for the top & 1 penny for the trousers. the killer was the shipping... affraid because I bought 10 jackets & 10 trousers for 20 cents...but it was like $150 for the shipping... lol!

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    Re: Which Para Battalion does this set come from????

    Post by jim on Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:04 pm

    The second temperate Combat Soldier (CS) 95 uniform (British DPM) is 17 Port & Maritime Regiment Royal Logistic Corp RLC with an All Arms Commando Qualification badge and not the Royal Marines Commando badge. This soldier would have been based at either Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre (Port) or on an LST in UK, Cyprus or even Homg Kong before 1997.17
    The role of the Regiment is to provide a port operating capability both in UK where the regt runs the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre and on deployed operations. As part of normal port operations loading and unloading ships, 17 P&M also train and deploy seaman navigator trade personnel who man 6 Ramped Craft Logistic vessels, Landing Craft, workboats and Mexeflotes ship to shore (powered lighters).

    On deployed operations 17 P&M work closely with RFA vessels and the Royal Marine Landing Craft Branch.In addition there is a permanent Port and Maritime detachment in the Falkland Islands which is manned on a rotational basis from members of 17 Port and Maritime Regiment. HIH


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