Back from vacations with news
Numbered Mocidade Portuguesa parawings denotes to member classification as he progress on qualification to obtain the A class wing. The sequence is 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.
Hope that be of some help.
filupe wrote:Just in ... Portuguese airborne beret. During the colonial wars the paratroopers wore a green beret and they went to maroon sometime after.
Also, update on the 'Mozambique/Safrique' badge in the first post of this thread - this belonged to a civilian safari company operating in Mozambique prior to the Portuguese pull-out.
filupe wrote:Some of my Portuguese insignia, some are newer than the colonial conflicts but a fair majority I think would be from that era ...
I have a fair idea of the ID of most of the badges thanks to the book, 'Portuguese Elite Unit Insignia 1951 - Present' by Harry Pugh & Robert Bragg. The only exception is the 'Mozambique-SAfrique' one - I'd love to know the story behind this one!
Close-up of the mysterious 'South African' badge:
I bought these unidentified magazine pouches off the net some years ago. They were not specifically described as 'Portuguese' but I thought they looked close enough that they .. just .. might .. be .....?
Can anyone here confirm or deny that assumption??
Postscipt: Since been identified on another forum as being Dutch.
My Portuguese uniform pieces: