Allied Special Forces Insignia, 1939-1948 by Peter Taylor

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Книга Allied unique Forces Insignia 1939-1948 Allied distinct Forces Insignia 1939-1948 Книги Исторические Автор: Peter Taylor Год издания: 2000 Формат: pdf Издат.:Pen and Sword Страниц: 220 Размер: 24.02 ISBN: 0850525829 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Over the years the writer has collected a wide choice of insignia linked to the specified Forces devices of global battle II. This precise textual content and the four hundred colour illustrations which accompany it are the results of a life of study, and is definitely the main definitive publication ever to be released on designated Forces insignia.

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Commandos who were para-trained, wore a wing like the Army but the wings and canopy were red on a black backing. For a short period some men wore a straight Airborne title, red on black. COMMANDOS· 73 R,OYAL MARINES ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA 1939-1948·74 COMMANDOS· 75 INSIGNIA The beret badge, which came in two variations, one in metal, the other in cloth badge was a shield within a shield with a hand brandishing Excalibur and rising out of the water, with the letters SS at either side and a B below the waterline.

The 21st Independent Company, the Parachute Regiment (1st Airborne Division) was formed from volunteers from existing parachute units in June, 1942. The 22nd Independent Company, the Parachute Regiment (6th Airborne Division) was formed from volunteers from existing parachute units in May, 1943. O. 128/1942 Formation of Glider Pilot Regiment and Parachute Regiment The following regiments have been formed as Units of the Army Air Corps, the formation of which was notified in AI my Order 21 of 194:l :Glider Pilot Hegiment with effect from 24th February.

The 5th Parachute Battalion wore the shoulder title AIRBORNE until they received the regimental title. They also wore the Balmoral bonnet with the Hunting Stuart tartan backing with the Army Air Corps badge on it. This was worn until 1944 when they received the red beret and regimental cap badge, but still wore the Hunting Stuart tartan backing. The 6th Parachute Battalion wore no special title but was granted permission to wear the Royal Welch Fusiliers black ribbon flash attached to the back of the collar.

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