British WW2 Special Air Service (SAS) Parachutist Wings

A rare late war British WW2 Special Air Service (SAS) parachutist wings, hand embroidered in Oxford blue, dark blue, black, white thread on black  backing. The reverse of the insignia has a hessian style backing. The insignia is in worn condition uniform removed with no damage or repairs in good condition.


Product ID: 12492


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Special Air Service (SAS) Parachutist Wings

The Special Air Service (SAS) parachutist wings design in said to off been inspired by the ancient hieroglyph of  Ra, the Egyptian solar deity by Jock Lewes.

The light and dark blue colours were in the original hieroglyph but had an additional significance as Lewes had rowed for Oxford and another founder member of the unit, Lt. Langton, had rowed for Cambridge. The badge was worn at the top of the right arm by all qualified parachutists of the Regiment but on the left breast above any medals by anyone who had made an operational drop or participated in a conspicuous operation.

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