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A good Para cap badge with lug fixing. Some service wear.
Please note the back has a dull patina not as bright as the image (too much reflection from the flash)
Here is a 1970's New Zealand SAS wing in mint condition.
A pair of Glider Pilot Regt titles good originals but with some moth damage (see images) paste back.
A used, worn and been there Dennison Para Smock label dated 1945 by John Gordon and Co. Has wear, repairs and has been modified in places. It is not in mint condition.
So here is the description (as best I can) :-
Overall it is faded with some field repairs
Front left lower right breast pocket has a repair about 1" square
Front right breast lower left pocket has a small repair about 1/2"
A hole to the bottom of the outer zip flap about 1" square
Zip has the pull clip missing, zip works
Left lower waist pocket flap is missing the popper all other Newey snaps are in place.
Tail has been removed
Collar is worn on the centre top edge measuring 3 1/2"
Sleeve has the buttoned tab and have been lengthen them with correct material.
The back has been taken in or a rip has been repaired on the right side.
The inside of the smock has the two extra pockets on each side of the front zip in Dennison material.
All front pockets are reinforced using Dennison material.
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A rare matching pair of original WW II printed examples of the 44th Indian Airborne Division sleeve patches on tropical uniform material.
A good A.A.C. cap badge in wartime economy plastic made by and maker marked by A.Stanley and Sons of Walsall (England) two prong fittings.
An SAS wing, locally made (probably Egypt) crudely made with black silk backing. Has been removed from uniform.
A scarce padded example in near mint condition. The stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal, the para lines are also stitched, very high quality piece.
The reverse is stock WWII manufacture on hessian material.
One of the best examples I have owned.
Here is another variation of a 44th Indian Para wing, a quality hand embroidered locally made. Removed from uniform has service wear, colours are faded.
Measures 3 1/16" x 1 1/8"
Here is a 44th Indian Para wing, a quality hand embroidered locally made. Removed from uniform has service wear, colours are faded.
Measures 3 1/2" x 1 5/16"
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