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paarachute wings british armed forces

Unread postby Herrwiggly » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:56 am

Hi everyone ,
can anyone shed any light on the reason British military personnel wear their parachute wings on the right shoulder and not on the front of the tunic as do other armies?
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Re: paarachute wings british armed forces

Unread postby Caim_Dubh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Does it make them more aerodynamic during freefall?
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Re: paarachute wings british armed forces

Unread postby Necrothesp » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:39 pm

Because it looks better? smilies-05

Also probably because it distinguishes them from RAF pilots, being as both badges consist of a central badge with spread wings.

The British Army has always worn jump wings on the upper arm since their introduction in the Second World War. Traditionally the British Armed Forces reserve the tunic front for medals and aircrew brevets only. They don't tend to go in for the proliferation of other badges worn there by other countries.
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