Lately, I've been thinking about our veterans and their attire worn on various ceremonies, especially about veteran ties. I find this subject undescribed though interesting, so I've decided to post some pics of such ties from my collection and encourage you to do the same to let us all know more on this PSZ-related thread.
The first tie is a MACASETA LTD.-made twinzine tie. The embroidered SBSK badge and the Africa Star ribbons denote this tie was given to a SBSK veteran. The tie measures 133,5 cm (approx. 52,5 in.) long.
A Combined Operation tie was sent from England to a commando veteran living in Poland. The embroidered labels tell some details about the tie: A LONDON MADE TIE FROM POLYESTER; WASHABLE; DO NOT IRON. It was made by PIS or PTS company and measures 138,5 cm (approx. 54,5 in.) long.
I’ve found information in an April 1989 issue of WIADOMOŚCI WYPAD. PISMO KOŁA 2 BAONU GRENADIERÓW KRATKOWANE LWIĄTKA I KOMANDOSÓW (No 97) that some of the Association members paid Ł 5,50 fees (including a coast of a tie <and probably a shipment coast too>) while the average fee was Ł 5,00 (e.g. compare with a MAY 1988 issue of W-W<No 95>). This makes me believe that commando ties (probably of the same pattern) were available at least in nineteen eighties for about Ł 0,50. Those of you who can rate if my assumption is right or wrong, please feel free to comment.