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red devils parachute regiment free-fall parachute team baton

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    I was not sure where to post this one!

    1974 dated wooden display baton with markings to show it was passed between the red devils free-fall parachute team during a display free-fall jump undertaken at a display at Bromley & southern counties show.

    I had the action man red devil as a child, which must have only been a few years before this at most so this was something I could not resist.

    Obviously at some time after the jump it was mounted with two engraved metal plates and has had a felt base added to allow it to be displayed.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    these are from ebay, the action man red devil set I had, originals are fetching silly money these days
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry, an interesting and unusual item.

    I jumped with the Red Devils back in 1996.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    A very unusual "one of a kind" piece. I bet health and safety would preclude it these days in case it was dropped

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    What a fantastic find Jerry
    Regards James

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    Very nice Jerry, and certainly different! I like the action figure too! The only Para item item I have is a PX4 harness with deployment and chute bags which I have packed away somewhere... although the canopy has been removed. The picture isn't of mine, it was lifted off the internet.

    Cheers,
    Steve

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    my own pics of it along with the next best thing to a Red Devil army para display team helmet, that of the RAF Falcons para display team helmet which I do have in my collection.

    Also a picture of the red devil's para display team mid 1970's.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I remember quite a few years ago when the Para's put on a display at the Roodee in Chester, one of the parachutists came down in one of the trees around the edge of the field.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    I wonder if that was his last jump with them...
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    He didn't come to any harm... apart from dented pride. He just hung around for a while until the fire brigade got him down.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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