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Opinions Pegasus Formation patch

Article about: Gidday all I would like your opinion on this patch. I have scrolled thru the forum and believe this fits all known attributes of a WWII era Pegasus patch. The detailed wing , harpoon like sp

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    Gidday all

    I would like your opinion on this patch. I have scrolled thru the forum and believe this fits all known attributes of a WWII era Pegasus patch. The detailed wing , harpoon like spearhead, the tail , hooves(?) and that glue(?) backing.
    Also would the thread on a diagonal be an attribute for a WWII era Pegasus patch?

    I'm trying to build a Normandy display with legit British (not the rare Commando titles) and Canadian formation signs so any help would be appreciated.

    Phill

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    Looks fine to me. A private purchase patch.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Much appreciated Ade

    What is the difference between a private purchase and a government contracted Pegasus formation sign. I'm familiar with the US side of patches but the British side is foggy to say the least!

    Phill

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    Issue patches were printed.

    These could be purchased by any rank for wear on "Best BD". Officers would tend to wear them all the time.

    There is a nice story I think in the book "The Red Beret"? many years since I read it. A new guy joins the unit wearing these and the Sgt Major cuts them off with a razor blade and tells him in their unit they wear issue insignia!
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    Thanks Ade

    Now I will look for a printed one , i think it should look like the one below?

    Phill

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    Yes, that is an issue example.
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    Forgot to add

    I have ordered the new book British Airborne Insignia , this will help on my new venture!!

    Military Mode Publishing

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    Phill

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    Not got that one yet. It should be good.
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    Quote by Phill Lockett View Post
    i think it should look like the one below?
    Be careful Phil, many replicas and even the original post-war made printed Pegasus patches are virtually the same as the one you show. It's a minefield!

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    From first looks not seeing any obvious red flags. looks legit

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