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Old 08-09-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Came with a load of British stuff any help would be appreciated
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:37 AM   #2
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Hi Gary

Very interesting...

Can you show a picture of the back?

Does not look like an official piece and I've never seen it before.

Could be a souvenir type piece...
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:33 PM   #4
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IMO Free French custom made paratrooper badge World War II.

Very nice piece and ultra rare...

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Very unusual attachment system.

It doesn't appear British to me, nor French.

For me that leaves some N. African source (although they typically modeled french fabrication) or somewhere on the continent outside of France...

I like it, but again, non-official.
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Very unusual attachment system. It doesn't appear British to me, nor French. For me that leaves some N. African source (although they typically modeled french fabrication) or somewhere on the continent outside of France... I like it, but again, non-official.
Take notice of the Lorraine Cross engraved in the center of the parachute canopy. The Cross of Lorraine appears in the symbolic of
  • Free France
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Lithuania
It’s very unlikely that any North-African country would use a Christian symbol on their badges.
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Take notice of the Lorraine Cross engraved in the center of the parachute canopy. The Cross of Lorraine appears in the symbolic of
  • Free France
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Lithuania
It’s very unlikely that any North-African country would use a Christian symbol on their badges.
I was suggesting the possibility of a North African production for French troops...
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