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Glider Rider badge & oval - ID please

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Went out picking this weekend and picked a glider badge. It came with an oval. I would like to know what unit it is associated with. Thanks in advance.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
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UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Being a fully embroidered oval you may want to take clear pics front and back of this one, it may be a 517th oval.

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Shot the glider and oval in the car with the phone so I could brag to a friend.

 

Here's a better shot. The outer ring looks gray. I don't know if it is dirty or it's just that color.

 

Hope this helps.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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I am going to say 325th, just a little dirty making it look more of a cream color to me but JMHO.


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I don't see any "tan" tint that would make it cream color.


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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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The first photo looks like it has a white border, but the second sure looks grey! I'd call it a 517th PIR oval. Great score!

 

Allan


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A simple question, just trying to learn: wasn't the 517th a para unit only? The glider badge is throwing me.......help me learn please. Thank you.


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Good point. They were bought together and the wing was not attached. The pin holes match though.


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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Good point. They were bought together and the wing was not attached. The pin holes match though.

I notice different lighting on the 2 sets of pictures as well.....perhaps either putting it on a white background (t-shirt?) may show the contrast if it is a light gray 517 and/or taking a picture of it in natural lighting? Either way, it is a nice WWII oval so you did well with it either way. If it is a 325th oval I may be interested in it if you decide to move it along. Also, was there a pic of the back of the glider badge? Marked Sterling?


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Natural light and shot of back. Marked "Sterling"

 

This one is going to be held for a rainy day. :)

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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