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    Spanish Para patches

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:28 pm

    Hello all,


    A small group of Spanish Parachute insignia and patches.




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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:00 pm

    Very nice selection! It is good to see the pre and post Franco styles next to each other (the difference is the crowns).

    This also offers an excellent opportunity to examine the different colors of badges over the years. From my experience there seems to be three primary color groups (in order of oldest to newest):

    1. Khaki ("Garbanzo" is the Spanish nickname for this)
    2. Olive Green (light)
    3. Olive Drab (dark)

    Some of the color differences are due to washing/sun, so in reality there are a lot more variations!

    There was also a limited run of badging that was quite brown. This didn't last long and I'd say they should be classified as experimental. mmm... timeframe is early 1990s???

    Also, the very last picture at the very bottom is a blank name tape. The late 1980s and early 1990s was a mess of changing regulations about badging. A friend of mine (a reserve officer) joked that it changed every time the top general changed Smile

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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by ripcord on Mon May 12, 2014 2:40 pm

    3 more patches.

                                                                                          

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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by mylle on Mon May 12, 2014 5:36 pm

    Very impressive stuff,Sal!Nice cheers 

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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by ripcord on Mon May 12, 2014 11:06 pm

    Thank you Alex,

    The 3 patches are my latest and perhaps nicest of my Spanish patch hoard.

    The round olive patch is from EMMOE, the Military Mountain and Spec Ops School.

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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by Solideo on Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:39 pm

    ripcord wrote:Thank you Alex,

    The 3 patches are my latest and perhaps nicest of my Spanish  patch hoard.

    The round olive patch is from EMMOE, the Military Mountain and Spec Ops School.

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    Yes.

    >About other patcches, the red one is FAR ( FUERZAS DE ACCIÓN RÁPIDA)

    In previous set the very light green coloured ones are Legion patches the larger is a captain range and the type of Legion emblem is located in 80´s (you could see them later) the para wings are for Legion members who had qualification in para jump training. All BOEL (BANDERA OPERACIONES ESPECIALES LEGIÓN) and other ones who had it by different ways.

    The coloured siluet breast badge coul be used by all units in parade shirts, included Legion forces.

    About other patches just must know that there is a difference in them, EZAPAC  is an AIR FORCES UNIT and PARACAIDISTAS  is a army unit, so the ranks of paracaidistas are army ones.

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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:33 am

    Juan, thanks for the great information,

    The FAR patch is one of my favorites.   I just found  a few  more  Legion Spanish wings , and another Para  beret badge that will be posted when they arrive.

    Did acquire 90% of the Spanish patches in the '80s.  The EZAPAC patch came off my M62 smock.  Dont think it is period correct for the M62,  so it was taken off.

    I am curious to know  if EZAPAC wore the same parachute wings as the Army ??

    The following patch is  '80s    GAR,  Grupo Accion Rapida, a Guardia Civil quick reaction force/anti terrorist unit.  I think it may still be the insignia of this unit.

    Any info on what this unit did in the '80 is welcome.

                                                                                           
    Thanks again,
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    Re: Spanish Para patches

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:34 pm

    Just a few more Spanish Para insignia..

             Notice difference between Franco era on the right, and the 2 post Franco era Para badges.
    The bottom patch is a Legion Para patch..

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