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Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

Article about: Hi, A few weeks ago I picked up a British Para wing that I'm having trouble dating. I knew at the time that this was not the typical WW2 pattern, although it was in expensive so I decided to

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    Default Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    Hi,

    A few weeks ago I picked up a British Para wing that I'm having trouble dating. I knew at the time that this was not the typical WW2 pattern, although it was in expensive so I decided to go for it.

    This badge is 4 inches across and doesn't glow under a black light.



    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    I am certain this is the Australian version, but I cannot tell you when it dates from.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Default Re: Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    Two things spring to mind, 1. Air despatcher, the item under the 'chute looks more like a load. 2. para trainer, the first jumps were made from a tethered balloon at Ringwood? and perhaps these instructors had a badge made up privately.

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    Default Re: Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    It's Indian made from around WWII, you can't really put an exact date on it.

    There's a ton of variation, here is one of mine.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    Luc is correct. These are Indian.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Dating of Weird British Para Wings.

    Thank you very much for the information, these are definitely Indian!

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