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Old 01-11-2004, 08:34 AM   #21
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Eddie:

Thanks for that great reply! I think this question has been put to bed.

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Old 01-11-2004, 02:04 PM   #22
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Guys,

Just to add my two pennies - Cuban badges are actually Russian/Soviet manufacture.

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Old 01-26-2004, 09:55 PM   #23
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Guys,

Just to add my two pennies - Cuban badges are actually Russian/Soviet manufacture.

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The officer qualification badges are also very similar.
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:04 AM   #24
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Russian Para

Here is another Russian Paratroop Badge.

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Old 01-27-2004, 11:06 AM   #25
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Moldovia

And a Moldovian Paratroop Instructors Badge.

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Here's an interesting para badge:

Soviet Union The Main Forest Department Para Qualification Badge. 40-s.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:41 AM   #27
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now that is ultra rare...
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Airex 1992

Guys,
Do you have any comments/ideas on this one?
It,s being described as a para badge issued in limited quantities to a display team.
Fantasy?

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Eddie,

AIREX is an international air show, could it be a souvenir pin from the Russian pavilion?

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Alexei,
Thanks for the promt response.
This was about all I could find out about this AIREX 1992... it was as you mention an international air display, but this is the first time I have seen a badge with the actual name and year of the event on a Para badge.
Note 1992, the year?
I somehow find it hard to belive that these Para badges were made extra for the Display team at this time, so no doubt it is not an official issue.

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