Polish Paras

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Polish Paras

Postby hcompany » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:43 am

I’ve found the collar tabs on eBay if anyone is wanting to go into that much detail:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2891013435
I’ve bought some, as well as shoulder titles, modern Air Force (grey) beret and the correct metal beret badge.
When it’s all arrived I’ll get a picture!
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby lipton » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:35 am

I know you've already bought the beret, but i would have advised against going with a modern one as they are smaller in dimensions to their predecessors of the period. (and in my opinion the world is a little less brighter without them. :() nothing beats a lovley floppy beret. :ghey:
Off the top of my head I do believe SoF do a WW2 Polish para beret.
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby lipton » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 am

Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.
pols at play.jpg


Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits. :oops: :lol:
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby hcompany » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:13 pm

I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel :whistle:
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby Granger » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm

hcompany wrote:I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel :whistle:

Can lend you my denison if you want. I'll be on the dark side for this game so won't need it
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby hcompany » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:35 pm

Granger wrote:
hcompany wrote:I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel :whistle:

Can lend you my denison if you want. I'll be on the dark side for this game so won't need it


Thanks Ralph that’s be great, I will have my FJ stuff with me to lend too
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby MartinR » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:16 am

lipton wrote:Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.
pols at play.jpg

Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits. :oops: :lol:


Yes, happy days. It will be great to see you guys again.

I'll be reprising my role as mighty Luftwaffe Field Div, last seen in Eagles over the Rhine :good:
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby bart » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Hopefully will be joining the 1st Para brigade for the Saturday!

I've only got my heer impression together recently and apart from a Sten I have nothing I could use for this 1st para impression- any pointers to any cheap Denison smocks, trousers etc?

Also would be great help if anyone has any kit they can lend


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Re: Polish Paras

Postby hcompany » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:47 am

bart wrote:Hopefully will be joining the 1st Para brigade for the Saturday!

I've only got my heer impression together recently and apart from a Sten I have nothing I could use for this 1st para impression- any pointers to any cheap Denison smocks, trousers etc?

Also would be great help if anyone has any kit they can lend


Thanks

Bart


Josh has a load of Belgian Denisons and I think 37 Patt
Modern Polish Air Force berets are about £5 on eBay but the badge should be replaced with a metal one of a slightly different style - £10 shipped from Poland
37 Patt also comes up cheaply on eBay I’d you start now you’ll have a fulls eat cheaply by February
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby hcompany » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:52 am

Instead of a full set of 37 Patt webbing, you could find a Sten bandolier (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2547187026) and I’ll lend you a belt
Looking at pictures from Oosterbeek a lot of soldiers ditch all but bandolier towards the end
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby MartinR » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:14 am

If you've got a smock, you can just shove stuff in the pockets. Smocks are great.

Josh has got at least one set of 37 pattern as I gave it to him.
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby Gunman » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:28 am

I have 12 denison and around 20 sets of 37....
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby bart » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:54 pm

Gunman wrote:I have 12 denison and around 20 sets of 37....


Brilliant! Repro beret & badge on order, ill sort myself some trousers and that will be everything.

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Re: Polish Paras

Postby Wladek » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:02 pm

lipton wrote:Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.
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Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits. :oops: :lol:


Look how young and shiny we all are!

Best find a gun from somewhere...
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Re: Polish Paras

Postby Wladek » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:45 pm

OK, to tidy it up a bit it looks like we have 8 of us:

POLISH Paratroopers

Stuart Howes
Craig A
Dean A
Ranjit Ph
Andy
Charlie B
Bart Ojrzynski
fremsley


unless anyone knows of anyone else who intended to enlist with us but found themselves deployed in the Mongolian Command Cavalry unit or something. :whistle:
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