• Pardon the dust while the boys rebuild the site.

    The board will be in a state of disarray as I get things sorted out, for a little while at least.

    The new incarnation is using Xenforo as the system software. It is much like what we are used to, with a few differences. I will see about making a FAQ to help point out the differences for the members.


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1st Canadian Para Question

SFC Reising

Machine Gunner
Did any of the Canadian's that went through the British jump school at the formation of the 1st Canadian Para Battalion wear both Canadian &British jump wings? I know there were some free French troopers that did. Thanks in advance.:)
It's been a long time since you asked this question and I hate to see it get no response. I can't say I have a definite answer for you. But I can say I have looked at a large number of period photos and I've done some reading on Canadian forces websites. I haven't found any mention of wearing both sets of wings in any formation. The same goes for those who trained in the US and went on to become members of the Special Service Brigade. In both cases it would seem Canadian wings were worn. I do know the Canadian Government was very sensitive about the issue of Canadians serving as Canadians, and that they sought to maintain control even when Canadian forces personnel were attached to other nations units. This is an interesting question and intend to do more research. In the mean time please post if you find an answer.