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Opinions sort WWII British Para Wing?

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    Hi there is the a WWII era Wing

    Cheers Phill

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    Hi Phil, yes, looks fine to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade

    I mainly collect US Shoulder Sleeve Insignia WWII and always wanted to add Brit WWII Airborne , this is the first step. I have other Brit made patches and note the use of differant colored reverse bobbin thread. Would that be an Identifier for WWII era Brit era patches as opposed to Post WWII 50'S wing?

    Phill

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    No, just a makers variation.

    The straight stitch to the feathers on the wings, as opposed to a slanted stitch, is a good sign of WW2 manufacture. This is not a 100% rule, but is helpful.

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    Much appreciated Ade.

    Ade I take it you would regard this as machine made on Olive Drab wool , trying to get the definition right for my database ?
    Also as with the US side , manufacturing obviously continued by the same makers well into the 50's , have you noticed the different change in the wings say from 1950-55 period in construction.

    Phill

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    Hi Phil, there is no difference between a wartime made wing and an early 50's wing. So they all get described as "wartime" when sold.

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    Thanks Ade

    That makes it even harder, but good to know about the stitches on the feathers.

    Phill

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