Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

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    loski
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    Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by loski on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:54 pm

    Hi guys 2 things first can anyone ID the pocket fob on this Portuguese shirt, going by the para wing above the left pocket I think it is for the airborne.
    And secondly has anyone got a spare eppulett to match the one on the shirt that they would not mind parting with
    Thanks
    Graham


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    Re: Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:20 am

    Very nice Graham, whilst no expert on Portuguese Para units, I did a quick search, and found something very similar to the fob badge you have except it was 1 CCP32!

    Also found out that 2 CCP32 a Para unit were dispatched to Angola in 1961, couldn't find much more, but I did find a dedicated Portuguese Paratrooper forum too!


    Very nice mate Cool


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    Re: Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by loski on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:52 am

    Hi Gary
    the shirt is not mine it belongs to a mate of mine im not 100% but I think it is somthing like 1st platoon of the 32nd regt or something like that.
    thanks for looking
    Graham

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    Re: Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:24 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gary
    the shirt is not mine it belongs to a mate of mine im not 100% but I think it is somthing like 1st platoon of the 32nd regt or something like that.
    thanks for looking
    Graham


    Your mates a lucky Fella, I did see some Portuguese bit's and bob's on US ebay, but the postage would be a killer as ever!! Wink

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    Re: Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:05 pm

    Hard to find these with badging! I hate getting one with only a single epaulette. My assumption is the veteran held onto one as a keepsake.

    The days of a $5 purchase being cheaper than the postage is gone even within your own country. Unless you're talking a badge or something small. I have to say that within the last 2 years of collecting I've paid more attention to shipping costs than the previous 18 combined. A few years ago I would never NOT buy something because of postage, now I opt not to buy stuff all the time because of postage.

    Bah.

    Steve

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    Re: Portuguese Paratroops pocket fob

    Post by koalorka on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:24 pm

    Nice shirt, unfortunately, the air force epaulets are nearly impossible to find.

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