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    Strange place for a pegasus patch.

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    Post by dee222 Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:03 am

    I just got an MTP Para smock there is a square of stitching in the collar . yesterday I was told there should be a Pegasus patch there Why? dose anyone know the answer to why its there.

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    Post by Fallschirmwomble Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:25 pm

    Hi Dee,

    Two thoughts on this. Where on the collar - at the back of the neck, not seen if the collar is folded down (normal position)? Or at the corners of the front, on the underside?

    Back in the 1980s/90s, some of us used to stitch a WHITE square patch at the back of the neck. This so that the man behind you could just about see you when we moved at night. This practice seemed to disappear once we procured "Cats Eyes" US Army helmet bands. Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq used to sew a 1" (or so) square of glint tape to helmets and clothing so as to be recognised by friendly forces using night vision kit.

    A Pegasus under the front of the collar sounds like an ex-Para serving in a non-Airborne unit, having to wear a non-Para beret. To show Brethren when met. Problem is that the standard Pegasus patch is too big. I believe that there's a "honorary" smaller version that's worn on the cuff of an artillery unit that provided 1st AB Division fire support at Arnhem. That Pegasus patch might fit - but I've not seen one.

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