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    loski
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    Para Wings

    Post by loski on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:48 am


    I was given the above wings as part of a Christmas gift
    I think they are as follows from top to bottom

    Rifles
    Junior Para or RAMC
    RAF regt
    All arms general issue

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:59 am

    Very nice collection of wings Graham, I've not seen the rifles version before Cool 

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by ripcord on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:52 pm

    Picked up the Rifles wings many years ago...Mainly because of the very cool colors...

    Lancers Militaria was the source. They are still around.....

    Do not have many Brit wings, or insignia, but I am going to look into my big box of insignia to see what else Brit I may have..

    rip....

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    Post by loski on Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:24 pm

    Hi RipI was given the lot by a friend and I'm quite pleased with them. I hope you find a gem in your box of odds and sods
    G

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by ripcord on Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:53 pm

    Hey G,

    Well, you may not believe this, but I was about to photograph the Rifles wings and a few other patches in the yard ( photos do look better when taken outdoors ) when a gust of wind took them for a ride. affraid 

    Found all except the Rifles wings, which are now " gone with the wind "...

    Hopefully, they may turn up during the spring cleanup..Else I may have to start looking for  new ones.

    Did photograph the following...



    rip....


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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by ripcord on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm

    Happy Day..

    Of course, the 'Ol Lady was the one who found this...After I spent over an hour looking...



    rip....

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by loski on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:05 am

    Way Hay and its in better nick than mine Btw the pair you posted earlier are Royal Marines not sure what dress tho this site is usefull
    http://www.tricoloresurplus.com/html/united_kingdom_army_cloth_wing.html

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by ripcord on Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:10 pm

    Hey G,

    Thanks for your comments, and the info...

    Happy New Year to you and all....

    rip....


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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by loski on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:20 pm

    The same to you Chap I hope 2014 is a good one
    G

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by cairyhunt on Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:08 am

    very nice set of wings graham , those rifle wings are a very good find ,quite rare  Very Happy 

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by loski on Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:17 am

    Thanks Steve
    the set was a gift from a friend its a shame about the 3 moth holes in the Rifles wings but still a nice set
    G

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    Post by Colin S on Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:56 am

    The green on maize wings are actually from the old Light Infantry regiment, which has now been absorbed by the Rifles. The Royal Green Jackets, which was previously Britain's rifle regiment, used black wings on a rifle green background. The new Rifles regiment, which absorbed both the Light Infantry and the RJG in 2007, now use the RJG pattern.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Para Wings

    Post by loski on Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:09 am

    Thanks Colin

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