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    Post by ripcord on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:17 pm

    Thank you Vitalis,

    Would not have half the great pieces  in my collection if it were not for great trade partners such as you..and many other good folks I have met on this forum..   Thank you guys..


    A few more recent arrivals..

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    Post by mylle on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:23 am

    Nice Croatian patches Sal!But everything is cool. Wink
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Mon May 18, 2015 11:34 am

    Hi Ripcord,

    What do you collect?

    I have a few Austrailian spares if you are interested in trading, barrack patches like in one of your previous pics.

    Im looking for para wings and related insignia.

    Thanks

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    Post by ripcord on Mon May 18, 2015 12:19 pm

    Hey Dan,

    Thanks for your interest..

    PM sent..

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    Post by ripcord on Wed May 20, 2015 6:05 pm

    Going elsewhere again, this is basically most of the US  cut edge SSIs and related patches in my collection.

     A few are pretty difficult to source these days.   Cut edge patches are early made patches, dating anywhere from pre WWII until about 1968.  
    There are a couple of WWII era  examples in the first photo, as well as some Vietnam era pieces.   All patches in the second photo are Vietnam era issue.


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    Post by mylle on Wed May 20, 2015 6:24 pm

    Very cool stuff,again. Very Happy
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    Post by vicka1971 on Wed May 20, 2015 7:39 pm

    Sal,

    Nice collection. Respect Very Happy
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    Post by ripcord on Thu May 21, 2015 11:25 am

    Thank you guys.

    Here are a few seldom seen cut edge subdued SSIs and related insignia.

                                         


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    Post by mylle on Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:51 am

    Nice batch Sal!! Wink
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:07 pm

    Thank you Alex,

    These arrived this morning from an old friend..

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    Post by ripcord on Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:32 pm

    Today I'm posting a few Belgian patches and a Swiss Para wing .


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    Post by mylle on Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:57 am

    Nice batch as usual! Wink
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:41 pm

    Thank you Alex,

    Some of the Belgian spares are available..


    Traded with Pekka for these early Iraqi Para wings some time ago .

    Light Blue is long obsolete  ( B&T 260 )
    Red is Basic Parachutist      (B&T  261 )
    Black is Instructor              (B&T  262 )


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    Post by ripcord on Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:57 pm

    A few more Estonian patches

    Some old ones and some newer pieces.


                                                                 

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    Post by ripcord on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:09 pm

    Have not posted any of my recent patch/ insignia acquisitions for some time ;  today is a good day to post some ..

    Norway
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    Lithuania


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    Denmark



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    Netherlands

                                                                                         


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    Italy ( top ) Portuguese ( left ) +  Germany

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    Spain

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:06 pm

    Was lucky to find some more cool insignia recently.
    This set up allowed me to patch one of my  nicest Australian uniforms...

                                                     

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    Post by ripcord on Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:17 pm

    Here is the real score of the week.. Rarely seen current  Swiss Insignia ( except for the old style metal insignia used to obscure  name tape ) with KFOR patch.


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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:23 am

    glad the aussie patches arrived. just to note the aussie flag (ANF) is only worn on the left sleeve. under the rising sun biscuit. the right arm is for unit patches or deployment patches
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:42 am

    Thanks JD...

    Have an Arid deployment patch somewhere...But do need one for my MK III set..

    On the hunt...


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    Post by ripcord on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:41 pm

    OK, just a few more recent .

                                                           
    The first one portrays   US Navy  F14 squadrons still in service , 2004.  Al  were stationed at  NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach Va.  

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     Scarce VF 84 desert deployment squadron patch.

    This squadron was disestablished in 1995 . It's colors and traditions  passed to VF103 Sluggers who adopted the Jolly Rogers name and insignia.   Guess theirs was boring..

    They  now operate F/A18F Super Hornets as VFA 103.


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    A few European patches .. The Austrian patches and the brassard come from the usual suspect..Thanks Alex,


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    Post by ripcord on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:13 pm

    These are  scarce...and very special..  At least to me.. Very Happy

    Pre '77 Franco era Spanish parachute wings/brevet, aka " Rokiski "...


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:18 am

    Nice score Rip! Looks like your Spanish smock had the cloth version attached at some point. As far as I know this wasn't something they were supposed to do, but it was done often. At least according to the bits of thread I've seen on the ones I've had.

    Nice Swiss stuff! I've been looking for some extras for a while. I know where I can get as many as I want, but the seller wants ridiculous amounts of money... so I keep looking Smile The name badge is a really awesome find. That's high up on my list as I have a jacket that has everything but.

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    Post by ripcord on Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:09 am

    Steve,

    All  but one of my M61 smocks has  thread remains from UA wings.. Very Happy

    Common practice that was overlooked .   Made more sense to wear  cloth rather than metal on combat uniforms .  
    Reasonably certain metal wings were officially only worn with dress/ parade uniforms, but I bet it  did 'nt stop some from wearing them on their combat uniforms.

    The Swiss pieces were a very unexpected but pleasant surprise.  Especially rank and nametape .   Recently got a current blouse that needed patching so it was just on time..
    The older metal rank insignia are interesting and very cool, but it made sense to switch to cloth insignia ..


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:22 am

    For sure the metal was for the dress uniform only. From what I remember the felt cloth badge was not supposed to go on the combat uniform either, only the rectangular one on OD cloth. But soldiers who earn their wings seem to want to wear them for some reason Very Happy

    Having said that, I don't know if I've seen anybody quote 1960s regs to confirm if there was a definite policy against wearing them. Granted I don't have that many of the original jump uniform in confirmed 1960s date range, but the ones I do have don't seem to show the felt type in use on camo uniforms 1970s and 1980s. The felt ones were used on parade uniforms for sure.

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    Post by ripcord on Wed May 04, 2016 11:00 am

    Some more assorted patches and beret badges.




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