1 Para Bn Metal Badge

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    Raw01
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    1 Para Bn Metal Badge

    Post by Raw01 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:08 am

    Hi Guys
    I was given this badge by a friend of mine who served with 1 Para during the bush war.
    It was given to him by a family friend who also served with 1 Para, before my friends time.
    So it should be pretty old.

    Can anyone confirm that this was the first type of 1 Para barret badge before the cloth type?
    I cant find any info regarding this item.



    loski
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    Re: 1 Para Bn Metal Badge

    Post by loski on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:08 pm

    I heard that this was a prototype badge that was trialed and rejected in favour of the cloth version because it was too heavy take a look here there is one for sale
    https://www.warstore.co.za/

    Raw01
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    Re: 1 Para Bn Metal Badge

    Post by Raw01 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:21 am

    Thanks for that info.

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    Re: 1 Para Bn Metal Badge

    Post by Madziro on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:21 pm

    This badge is a complete fantasy. It was never worn at all and was likely to have been commissioned by a person who makes many different so called "commemoration badges". (My knowledge is based on having served in the SA army for 26 years.)

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