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British parachute found in Crete...

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    Hello folks,

    So, a friend of mine found a parachute in Crete. It is British but I would like your help regarding the year of manufacture and a reasonable way of how such an item could have ended in Crete... If it is from WW2, I would guess that it arrived in Greece with the forces that arrived for the Civil War or perhaps as surplus aid towards Greece after the end of war and remained there for some years with later being transfered to Crete. This may be the reason because there is a Greek Airborne Unit stationed in Maleme Airfield and they gathered all related material there...
    What are your thoughts about it?


    Yours,
    Michael
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    Looks like a cargo chute to me

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    I don't know much! So any information are welcomed!

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    Hi,

    I don't know anything about parachutes however, my wifes uncle was a member of the Raiding Support Regiment during WW2 and parachuted onto Crete to help the Resistance fight against the Germans who were on the Island.

    Unfortunately he has long since passed therefore I cannot provide any further information re the 'chute. But hopefully this may be one of the many explanations as to why it is where it is!

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    I think L B A is a German Company that still makes para stuff, if I am correct in that, and as the wording is in English, this would have to be post WW2.

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    It is weird... I can't find anything re LBA online... But the eagle is a bit odd, suggesting postwar Germany! So, perhaps you're right!

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    Release 'chute at less than 200mph, seem to be for a drogue 'chute for an airplane? Just my opinion?
    "Per Ardua"

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    What would be good to see is the top if the chute, to see if there is "hole" there.

    As for LBA, I did a search and found a lot, try L B A Germany, and making sure you leave spaces between the letters, as I said, I found a lot, all avation or combat equipment

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    I do not think it is a Drogue chute, but I have to admit, I had to think about that for a bit, I was a Medic with the Canadian Airbourn Regt for a few years back in the 80s, I know this is NOT for Jumping or bailing out, and as it is green and due to the clips on the carrier, I would have to go with cargo, however I may be wrong and would be happy for someone else to correct me, as that is the only way we learn, now here is an odd question, at the other end of the risers, not the chute end, is there a metal plate or do they just end, I would like photos of that part

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