ARMY PARATROOPERS BADGE Instituted on 1st September 1937
Paratroopers badge only had a service life of approx two years making it one of
the rarest Army badges you can acquire. The Army Troops who were qualified were
allowed though, to wear their Army paratroopers award if they were tranfered to
the Luftwaffe and continued to be Paratroopers. So far we have only encountered Original badges
to be made from "Bunt metal" (Mixed metal alloy of zinc,brass,etc ) and Aluminium.
There has been much dedate in the early part of 2001, as to wheather these badges exsisted. But research
has shown that infact both marked and un marked Juncker badges do exist, For a full blow by blow account please take the time to read the following
Juncker Para badge
(CS733) A 1957 Army Para badge being the scarce style, an actual Army issue with a gilded wreath and a silver eagle. In very nice condition, the eagle is the Luftwaffe style as is the wreath, and as such this is a 1970s issue item GBP £125.00 (UK Pounds)
(N398) A German Army Paratroopers Badge being the 1943 issue type. The badge has a nice silver eagle riveted to a gilded wreath and as is often the case with these late war awards, it has toned and oxidised. The paratroopers badge is of nice quality and construction and has nice detailing, with no manufacturer's marks to be found. The badge is a textbook example similar to those shown in the Luftwaffe and Army paratroopers basdge in the book by Thomas Durante, where he describes it as believed to be manufactured by FLL. Very scarce to find. In very nice condition.
(N823) An Army Para Badge by the firm of C E Juncker, although the badge is unmarked. The badge has the usual features associated with this maker. Being constructed of zinc, the badge is a 1943 re-issue and matches all known textbook examples, with a few of its well known flaws. The badge retains much of its original finish. It comes with a little history, I was told when I purchased the badge that it was picked up by a member of the Royal Armoured Car Regiment who swapped it for chocolates with German civilians at the side of the road. Very scarce to find.
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