Allied Special Forces Insignia, 1939-1948 by Peter Taylor

By Peter Taylor

Книга Allied specified Forces Insignia 1939-1948 Allied specific 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 gathered a wide choice of insignia linked to the particular Forces devices of worldwide warfare II. This targeted textual content and the four hundred colour illustrations which accompany it are the results of a life of learn, and is unquestionably the main definitive booklet ever to be released on specified Forces insignia.

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On the disbandment of the Special Service Brigade in 1941 it was re-designated A Battalion of LAYFORCE. It is not known why the shoulder title No. 7 COMMANDO, red on dark blue, was made in early 1943, but never worn. th Special Service Battalion but suffered the same fate as 7 Commando by becoming B Battalion of LAYFORCE. It is not known why the shoulder title No 8. COMMANDO, red on dark blue was made in early 1943, but never worn. COMMANDOS· 57 No 9 Commando Formed in mid 1940, it became A Company of the 2nd Special Service Battalion.

__ • ... _ 119 • __ • - ... • • '>. ~ • ~ ~ : ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA 1939-1948 • 122 Parachute Qualification Wing The Parachute Qualification Wing was introduced in March 1941 for all ranks who had passed through the Parachute Training School. The wing comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. e. white parachute and wing. This was shortlived and was changed to a light blue wing with a white parachute on a khaki background. These were issued at first in an oblong shape, then later the men used to cut them down to a half-moon shape and later still, it was cut to the shape of the wing.

It was also common practice for men in the Middle East Commando to wear their own regimental cap badge and in some cases wear the knuckle-duster badge above it. They also wore a shoulder title M. E. COMMANDO, yellow on black. The Jewish and Palestine Arabs wore a metal shoulder title PALESTINE and a shoulder patch, a yellow Star of David on a purple, white, purple background. COMMANDOS· 69 No 62 Commando Formed in mid-1941 under the command of Lieutenant David Stirling of the Scots Guards. For a short period the unit was designated number 1 Small Scale Raiding Force but in February, 1943, became the Special Air Service.

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