Old Italian Insignia

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    Old Italian Insignia

    Post by ripcord on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:18 am

    Hi all,

    Rummaging in the old insignia collection again,

    Some Italian items for your perusal..

    The green and gold Para Badge is a copy of an early Libyan Colonial period item. I believe it was worn by Libyans serving in Italian Colonial Forces.

    All other badges are legit.

    Especially dear to me is the Alpini badge on the right. I grew up looking at the mountain range depicted in the badge. The range is collectively

    known as " The 3 Peaks of Lavaredo", and is located in the Eastern Alps well north of Venice. The Alpini were stationed in my home town of Belluno.

    Enjoy, rip...



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    Re: Old Italian Insignia

    Post by vicka1971 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:42 am

    Hi there,
    Nice collection of insignias you have. Specialy Mountain troops( Alpini). cheers Sincerely,Vitalis
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    Re: Old Italian Insignia

    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:02 pm

    Thanks for your comments Vitalis,

    Upon further research, the copy of the colonial ( Libya ) period para badge is supposed to
    represent Alpini Parachutists.

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