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    Hey guys

    Could anyone please tell me what the green collar kites are for?

    Thanks
    Jack
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    Gentlemen
    I have been corresponding with jdr about this jacket so I hope he won't mind me joining in. Here are some more pictures. I'm puzzled by the collar kites. Shouldn't they be dark blue with the green top?
    All comments would be most welcome
    Many thanks
    James

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    Quote by jamest8 View Post
    . . . I'm puzzled by the collar kites. Shouldn't they be dark blue with the green top? . . .
    Yes, you are correct. These ones are a mystery. And the construction is rather sloppy, as well as being ill fitting to the cut of the collar points.

    Regards,
    T.
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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Yes, you are correct. These ones are a mystery. And the construction is rather sloppy, as well as being ill fitting to the cut of the collar points.
    All of which is a bit strange when one looks at the other badges which seem to be of so much higher quality both in manufacture and attachment

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    James, collar tabs were often added to the commandos 'best BD' in the immediate post war years or later. Numerous wartime pics of the Polish 'komandosi' show the tabs absent. I've seen alterations made well after the war to genuine veteran owned uniforms that don't always exactly conform to regulations. Authentication of uniforms close to 7 decades old can and often is difficult if not impossible without positive provenance, even after manual examination. A risky area of collecting to be sure.

    Cheers,
    T
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