Para badge

#1
Can anybody shed some light as to what the badge on this fellas right hand breast represents. I have seen a few paras wearing them, or the metal version, but can't find what they are for...

 
#4
Fallschirmjager said:
American Parachutist wings.
Correct!,

You'll find that a lot of blokes have two or even more sets of wings.
The common ones are American, German, Canadian & French. Only one extra set is allowed to be worn at any one time.

I know of at least one member of the Parachute Regiment, that had Russian wings.
There are also a few with eastern european wings.
 
#5
zulu-uhlu said:
Fallschirmjager said:
American Parachutist wings.
Correct!,

You'll find that a lot of blokes have two or even more sets of wings.
The common ones are American, German, Canadian & French. Only one extra set is allowed to be worn at any one time.

I know of at least one member of the Parachute Regiment, that had Russian wings.
There are also a few with eastern european wings.
He should get show-parade,wings on wrong side,Yanks left,Frogd right

feckin 1Para :D :D
 
#6
Gungythree said:
zulu-uhlu said:
Fallschirmjager said:
American Parachutist wings.
Correct!,

You'll find that a lot of blokes have two or even more sets of wings.
The common ones are American, German, Canadian & French. Only one extra set is allowed to be worn at any one time.

I know of at least one member of the Parachute Regiment, that had Russian wings.
There are also a few with eastern european wings.
He should get show-parade,wings on wrong side,Yanks left,Frogd right

feckin 1Para :D :D
No Gungy!,

The Yanks wear theirs on the left breast.
British Airborne wear all foreign wings on the right breast. Dress Regs!
 
#8
Ah but Gungy.......Has he found the elusive coffee stall ha ha
 
#9
still21inmymind said:
US Para Jump qualification
US Para Jump BASIC qualification. The design gets more exotic and the colour changes as the number of descents and other influences such as 'Jumpmaster' status occurs :D
 
#11
jack-daniels said:
I wore my German ones in Arnhem once....didn't go down to well and were soon removed!
He he!

Alright to be worn in Aachen, guaranteed to get your end away :D
but in Arnhem..........you're lucky that your dangly bits are not hanging above the bar in the Schoonoord! 8O
 
#12
Nothing like PERSEC, is there...

Don't suppose the mods would consider blacking out the poor unfortunates mush?

There's a war on, don't you know old boy.
 
#17
No Wah!

Given the need to do P Coy etc. for the maroon beret, do UK airbourne troops have to do a similar and special course for foreign para wings or do they just jump out of their aircraft?
 
#18
Suddick said:
No Wah!

Given the need to do P Coy etc. for the maroon beret, do UK airbourne troops have to do a similar and special course for foreign para wings or do they just jump out of their aircraft?
Texel, Holland - Dutch wings can be worn on uniform.
 
#19
BigMac:
Nothing like PERSEC, is there...

Don't suppose the mods would consider blacking out the poor unfortunates mush?

There's a war on, don't you know old boy.

Tell me you're not serious?


Actually he's got a point guys. Bearing in mind the lad is 1 Para, SF support group and the MOD do tend to get a bit twitchy over that sort of thing, maybe it would have been a good idea to 'ally' him up with the old black rectangle.
 
#20
He can't really be 1 Para, that beret is no where near ally enough for the Thomas Cook Battalion................ The cap badge is usually over the left ear!!!!!!!!!
 

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