Combat Jump Recognition

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Is there an attached device or similar type of symbolism to denote a combat jump on Brit jump wings?

I asked this question on a couple of U.S. Paratrooper websites but failed to get an accurate response.

Thanks for your time.


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Lower_Jumper said:
Is there an attached device or similar type of symbolism to denote a combat jump on Brit jump wings?

I asked this question on a couple of U.S. Paratrooper websites but failed to get an accurate response.

Thanks for your time.


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No mate there isnt, you get a certificate signed by the pilot and a framed profile picture of your face as you step into the void
 
#4
Lead_Isotope said:
Slightly irrelevant if the last 'combat jump' was nearly 70 years ago don't you think?

I await airborne backlash.
Beat me to it. Wasn't the last attempt a mad 16Bde attempt to bin the second half of the TELIC invasion and get some jumps in up in North Iraq?
 
#6
but but the SRDG jumped into serria leone :twisted:
 
#7
No AB back lash from me- it is what it is. Does that mean we should scrap the airborne- no i dont think so, any more than we should scrap the marines but that's for a different thread!!!!

No- there is no device to denote a combat jump on the standard British jump wing.

If I recall in WW2 SAS wings were worn on the arm and then moved to the chest to denote that you had carried out an operation (More than willing to be corrected here) and this was the same with SOE wings as well.
 
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Lead_Isotope said:
Slightly irrelevant if the last 'combat jump' was nearly 70 years ago don't you think?

I await airborne backlash.
1956 actually.

No, there is no 'combat jump' recognition.

Today's Government and generals will never allow us to jump. Am I bothered?

Not really.
 
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brighton hippy said:
but but the SRDG jumped into serria leone :twisted:
Fourth response mentions the glorious RAF Reg't.

You lot are slipping.
 
#14
Lead_Isotope said:
Slightly irrelevant if the last 'combat jump' was nearly 70 years ago don't you think?

I await airborne backlash.
No quite that long ago as we jumped into Suez, though not the same intensity as the drops in the last world war. Damn, i was bit late getting that one in :oops:
 
#15
Is there not some sort of recognition badge on US uniforms to show that the soldier has a body mass index of less than 80 and another one to signify that there is some basic bodily response to having a bright light shone into their eyes. I think Frasier summed it up best with his classic ...'US marine eh? Didn't you surf into Grenada.....?'
 
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kabulronin said:
No AB back lash from me- it is what it is. Does that mean we should scrap the airborne- no i dont think so, any more than we should scrap the marines but that's for a different thread!!!!

No- there is no device to denote a combat jump on the standard British jump wing.

If I recall in WW2 SAS wings were worn on the arm and then moved to the chest to denote that you had carried out an operation (More than willing to be corrected here) and this was the same with SOE wings as well.

Johnny Cooper and Reg Seekings, A pair of unassuming hard barstewards with operational jump wings


Edited to add I believe some of the Hereford lads asked to move their wings as they had jumped down south but the request was feked off
 
#17
And very dashing white berets!!!

But yes, 2 of "The originals"
 

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#18
My Granddad behind the lines for D-Day. He got his "wings" moved from arm to chest during the desert campaigns. I think it was 5 jumps.
 

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When they, quite rightly in my humble opinion, wore maroon berets
 
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I thought only a few of the many SAS units formed in WW2 wore Maroon, the remainder wearing white (and a few other colours IIRC).
 

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