@Alec_Lomas must have qualified for loads of them over the years.
I did the HALO/Jumpmaster course whilst on exchange with the USSF.
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In 1970 the US didn't have HALO wings but they were introduced in 1994. In 2014 I was invited over to Fort Bragg for a wings presentation along with what was left of my old ODA Team. I wasn't interested in the wings per se but went over anyway just to meet the old team and have a few beers. Proper orders were cut etc.
I've had a drawer full of old wings and stuff given to me from my service days, and on my return from the USA the memsahib decided to dig them out and stick them on a board (or at least those I still had). Some are missing.
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Aha! Ludwig Faistenheimer! Good bloke (well, he put up with me for 18 months!)
His SGM John Pioletti was another good bloke although very much a 'by the book' soldier.
Ludwig never told me about Pleiku but as this period was at the height of the Vietnam business I was never short of a war story.
And you're right. I am bloody old!
As two US generals have been posted wearing Brit wings, here is the current French Chief of the Army General Staff, General J-P. Bosser (former CO 8 RPIMa and Commander 11 Para Bde with his up: View attachment 379740
He is also an honorary "Caporal" of the French Foreign Legion as seen in this picture: View attachment 379741
Interesting to note the bling difference between him and the two afore-posted US Generals.