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Parachute Regiment Cloth Wing Placement

Article about: Hi all. I was doing some research and came across this image on the net. I think it related to the 22nd independent Para Coy. I am interested in finding out whether the placement of wings by

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    Hi all. I was doing some research and came across this image on the net. I think it related to the 22nd independent Para Coy. I am interested in finding out whether the placement of wings by the corporal near the camera over his rank insignia was normal, as I have not seen this before? I look forward to you opinions on this. Thanks.
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    Not commonly done but it was worn this way, only in the early period I think.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Cheers Jerry. It just struck me as odd.

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    Greetings all,

    Here's a scan from Brian L. Davis, British Army Uniforms & Insignia of World War Two (London: Arms and Armour Press, 1983). It used the same picture albeit cropped to show the evolution of Parachute Badge wear. Small print gives specifics.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Thats excellent, thank you. So as Jerry said, that is the early configuration put forward in February 1941 to June 1942. Cheers.

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    I have the Davis book, well worth having if you collect Brit items. I have also seen an example on a SGT's stripes for sale and I think it was discussed on another forum.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    I have the Davis book, well worth having if you collect Brit items. I have also seen an example on a SGT's stripes for sale and I think it was discussed on another forum.
    Just checked it out on Amazon. It has good reviews so I may well look at purchasing a copy.

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    If you collect Brit kit it is vital reading.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post
    Just checked it out on Amazon. It has good reviews so I may well look at purchasing a copy.
    Try and get the original version and not a reprint as in the latter the images are often poorly reproduced, being very dark and therefore not so clear.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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