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spiers
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Just in case all you Para enthusiasts haven't seen it yet, this is the Facebook page for my upcoming film project.

It's about the 13th Battalion, Para Rgt.

Starring Mark Monoghan (Allies & Holby City), Matthew Walker (Doctors) and Jamie Darlington (Allies & BBC Drama - Testament Of Youth)

[link]https://facebook.com/The13thOfficial[/link]

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CRY HAVOC AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR

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Topic starter Posted : 17/03/2014 3:13 pm
MartinR
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This heroic chap shows how you are meant to hold the Sten, but whatever is comfy and works really.

Cheers
Martin

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Posted : 18/03/2014 8:58 am
Bazooka Joe
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Just in case all you Para enthusiasts haven't seen it yet, this is the Facebook page for my upcoming film project.

It's about the 13th Battalion, Para Rgt.

Starring Mark Monoghan (Allies & Holby City), Matthew Walker (Doctors) and Jamie Darlington (Allies & BBC Drama - Testament Of Youth)

[link]https://m.facebook.com/The13thOfficial[/link]

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Looks good!

May I suggest editing the above link to point to the normal, rather than the mobile site.

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Posted : 18/03/2014 9:09 am
spiers
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Done! Thanks for the heads up.

Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight!
General James M. Gavin

CRY HAVOC AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR

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Topic starter Posted : 18/03/2014 10:06 am
Iceman
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Is there a difference between modern para beret badge and the ww2 one?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 26/07/2014 4:04 pm
Poacher
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Yes, The older wartime badge has a Kings crown over the chute, we had a King on the throne.
The modern one has a Queens crown surmounting, we have a Queen.
Most but not all unit badges change the crowns with a change of monarch.

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Posted : 27/07/2014 12:56 pm
Iceman
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Ah, did not know there was a difference in the crown. Knew about the king. The more you know..

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 27/07/2014 6:27 pm
Poacher
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Lots of different shapes used in heraldry.

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Posted : 27/07/2014 7:00 pm
Iceman
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Used to the pesky democracy :D

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 27/07/2014 7:29 pm
Iceman
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Found a bit conflicting info, do para wings go on both shoulders or just the right on the Denison?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 31/07/2014 1:19 pm
Poacher
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Only the right on any uniform.

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Posted : 31/07/2014 1:57 pm
McVickers
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Found a bit conflicting info, do para wings go on both shoulders or just the right on the Denison?

Also, contrary to what quite a few reenactors display, Denisons were rarely badged up, and when they were it was usually only para wings if anything and sometimes rank too.

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Posted : 31/07/2014 2:54 pm
Iceman
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Yeah, I've bought just the parawings after reading this thread. I guess I now have a spare :D. No point really to get ranks in Finland, I think 3-5 guys besides me does WW2 brits, maybe one does airborne. So now squads for me

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 31/07/2014 6:12 pm
Iceman
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Ran into a problem, my para lid came in today, can't figure out for the life of me how to put the bloody thing on. Usually there is a quick release to open the chinstrap to put on the helmet, can't find one here. Also acquired a helmet net from a local surplus store, description said they're British but used by the US forces in NW Europe, problem is they don't have the string to keep it on the helmet at the edges, also is a square and not a circle. Only for US M1's?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 05/08/2014 1:16 pm
Poacher
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Nets are usually square. Just be sure it is a knotted not a woven net.
Any old bit of cord woven around the edge will keep it in place.
Is your chin strap leather? If it is you use the two brass rings. Go upwards through the two and then loop over one and back under the other.
http://home.tiscali.nl/nijsten/Pictures ... lmet1.html

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Posted : 05/08/2014 1:25 pm
Iceman
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No, it's a SOF MK2, so webbing chinstrap.

A link to the helmet net (in English as well :O). I think it is just missing the drawstring.

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 05/08/2014 1:31 pm
Russe11
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If you use a spare bootlace to keep the net on, you will have it handy if you snap a bootlace.

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Posted : 05/08/2014 2:11 pm
Iceman
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Took some of my other helmet net's drawstring (super long). Another question, is the hessian tied to the net or wowen in-out the holes?

I'm dumb [emoji2]

Edit. Tuck in or cut off excess net?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 06/08/2014 1:36 pm
Poacher
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Tied, woven and both are possibles.
Tuck the net in but dont worry if it falls down. It all serves to break up the shape, thats what scrim and nets are for.

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AFRA
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"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "

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Posted : 06/08/2014 2:41 pm
Iceman
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Too much?

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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