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Polish Paras photos. Different colour of berets.

Article about: Gents, I would like to share with you some evidence suggest of existing diffrent colour of Polish Paras beret during WW2 (other than grey and green/grey), Which I found. Please find attached

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    Maybe the collar patches are not para? The photo is not clear.
    As I remember infantry bns from 1st Armoured Div. had same shape infantry patches for BD.

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    Without knowing the other soldiers names we can only speculate.

    However, during my Army time If I saw someone wearing unauthorized Para badge I would make them take it off.

    So if the others knew Ignacy Pelc was wearing a Badge that he did not earn, and the other soldiers that went through Polish Parachute School, and are wearing Para badges said nothing then a conclusion is clear ........
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

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    What is interesting on portrait photo of Pelc - his para collar patch is very strange ...

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    Yes, looks like a British insignia....

    One more thing to remember: This is Italy 1944, there is a War on, MP's have better things to do than check for unauthorized insignia.....
    In England one would get caught fairly quick....
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

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    Rather hand-made?

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    Again, Thank you for your comments. I agree with Krakow1, without knowing the other soldiers we can only speculate.., also in my humble opinion it was impossible to wear the Para badge without authorization, in that circumstance; if others knew Ignacy Pelc (group photo), and just to remind, we have portrait photo as well. I know this is still speculation. I hope more evidence will be revealed (somehow) Thank you.

    Regards
    Alex

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    As far as wearing of the Para Badge without authorization :

    General Sosabowski addresses that problem in 1943, this is from " Materialy ... " by Captain Lorys.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

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    As far as wearing of the Para Badge without authorization :

    General Sosabowski addresses that problem in 1943, this is from " Materialy ... " by Captain Lorys.
    Krakow1, Thank you for the document, very interesting.

    Regards
    A.S.

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