Para half blue half red?

#1
If a para has half red half blue on his badge what does it mean? I assume something to do with having served with 1 para........
 
#2
If a para has half red half blue on his badge what does it mean? I assume something to do with having served with 1 para........
More likely a Guardsman in the Guards Parachute Plt, part of 3 Para. You must have missed the the second blue bit, they wear the Guards backing beind a Para capbadge on a Maroon beret.

Not sure if it is still done, but Para Recruits used to wear a green backing at Depot/Catterick.
 
#3
If it is a TRF, then:

Half Blue/Half Red is RA.

Blue/Red/Green is Depot/RHQ Para.

If it sbehind his capbadge then see chocolate frog's post.
 
#4
If a para has half red half blue on his badge what does it mean? I assume something to do with having served with 1 para........
More likely a Guardsman in the Guards Parachute Plt, part of 3 Para. You must have missed the the second blue bit, they wear the Guards backing beind a Para capbadge on a Maroon beret.

Not sure if it is still done, but Para Recruits used to wear a green backing at Depot/Catterick.
Positive he never had a blue backing on his beret. And yes para recruits still use use green backing.
 
#7
Positive he never had a blue backing on his beret. And yes para recruits still use use green backing.
Was this half red/half blue behind his capbadge?

Bright red nd blue or crimson?

Could there be a HCR lad in the Guard's Plt? They used to be able to join it.
 
#12
On the patch on his arm it was maroon or crimson diagonal across blue, or it could of been vice versa.
Are you Recce Plt by any chance?

So, he was Para Regt (ie he had a Para Regt Capbadge, maroon beret, no backing) and had a DZ badge that maroon/crimson and blue seperated diagonally... are you sure he wasn't in MTP and it looked diagonal?
 
#13
On the patch on his arm it was maroon or crimson diagonal across blue, or it could of been vice versa.
Are you Recce Plt by any chance?

So, he was Para Regt (ie he had a Para Regt Capbadge, maroon beret, no backing) and had a DZ badge that maroon/crimson and blue seperated diagonally... are you sure he wasn't in MTP and it looked diagonal?
No I'm not even in the army yet! I was at PRAC and one of the staff (no rank) had the proper maroon beret, wings and underneath where the wings are his badge was maroon over blue and I'm positive it was diagonal. And if i remember rightly he was in 3.
 

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#14
If his parent Battalion was 3 Para, but you saw him in Catterick with a blue and maroon flash then it would be the depot Para one I gave above.

There is no diagonal one in those colours. Either his badge was on crooked or your eyes are.
 
#16
No I'm not even in the army yet! I was at PRAC and one of the staff (no rank) had the proper maroon beret, wings and underneath where the wings are his badge was maroon over blue and I'm positive it was diagonal. And if i remember rightly he was in 3.
If you had just finished the steeple chase, it was you that was diagonal and not the DZ flash :)
 

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