ORIGINAL SOLID BRASS SAS CAP BADGE BRITISH SPECIAL AIR

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Mar 25, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

ORIGINAL SOLID BRASS SAS CAP BADGE BRITISH SPECIAL AIR SERVICE

THIS IS NOT A CHEAP COPY THIS A GENUINE OLD SOLID BRASS SAS BADGE

BRITISH ARMY ELITE SPECIAL FORCES UNIT

THE WINGED DAGGERIS A CREATION OF SERGEANT BOB TAIT, WHO WON A COMPETITION FOR THE CHOICE OF BADGE FOR THE NEW UNIT IN NORTH AFRICA 1941. THE DAGGER IS MEANT TO BE TO SWORD EXCALIBUR, THE SYMBOL OF TRUTH & JUSTICE. THE IDEA WITH THE WINGS CAME FROM LIEUTENANT "JOCK" LEWES. THE BADGE ALSO CARRIES THE SAS MOTTO "WHO DARES WINS" INVENTED BY THE FOUNDER DAVID STIRLING IN 1941.

SAS IS A SECRET ORGANISATION AND HAVE LITTLE NEED FOR BADGES AND SUCH, THAT IS WHY THE SAS BADGES IS THE SAME AS THE REST OF THE BRITISH ARMY. THE ONLY DISTINGUISHING FEATURES ARE ITS BERET AND BADGE, THAT THEY SELDOM USE OUTSIDE THE REGIMENT´S BARRACS.

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