woensdag 23 mei 2018 van Doorn Motoren 5502 Retro Street Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition Vorige artikel Royal Enfield Gun Grey Next Article Royal Enfield Bullet Trial Works Replica 500 One of the greatest stories of war never told The Pegasus Insignia In 1941/42, a group of airborne officers lead by General "Boy" Browning assembled to create British Airborne Forces. Gen. Browning was acutely aware that the then fledgeling airborne forces needed a powerful, unifying symbol. After rejecting a design of lightning flashes’ as too "Germanic" the myth of Bellerophon astride Pegasus was remembered and the symbol of airborne forces was born as the now well-known flash. The design was created by Major Edward Seago and was to be worn on the arm of all airborne soldiers. The colours of this new “flash” would be Claret and Cambridge Blue, as these were reportedly Gen Browning’s and his wife, Daphne Du Maurier's racing colours. Some of the earliest flashes were embroidered with the leg visible but Gen. Browning intervened as the printed version, which had been ordered for all ranks, did not show the leg and Browning wanted no difference between officers and other ranks. Both versions, however, were used during the war. General Browning appreciated the importance of creating an ethos, identity and "corporate identity" of his new force and along with the maroon beret (sporting originally the Army Air Corps Eagle and later unit specific badges), the 2 symbols would gain numerous battle honours throughout the war and into the post-war period. The Parachute Regiment Cap Badge On formation, and as volunteers, soldiers within The Parachute Regiment kept their original cap badges or wore the Army Air Corps Eagle. General FAM "Boy" Browning was keen that the Paras had their own identity and designed a cap badge for them that was a direct copy of the ‘parachute wings’ issued to qualified parachutists. However, according to correspondence from "Boy" held in the Airborne Assault archives, the design was altered on the orders of C-in-C Home Forces - "very much against our will" - as "heraldically it was not good at all". The resultant redesigned badge was considered too "German" by the Paras, but they were overruled and the badge forced on them. Unfortunately, there are no details in the archive as to who C-in-C Home Forces got to redesign the badge at the time. However, the badge was issued to units in the UK and moulds were sent out to troops in theatre to melt down the metal and mould their new badge. Once worn in combat, the badge became popular and synonymous with the Paras and is still worn today. Rate article 3.8 Waardeer dit artikel: 3.8 Share Print Cilinder inhoud499 CCVerkrijgbaar in de kleurenService Brown, Service GreenAdvies prijs€ 7.999,00Technische gegevens Motor 499 cc 1 cyl. 4-takt luchtgekoeld Koppel 41 Nm/ 4000 omw/min. Vermogen 20,3 KW/28 PK/ 5250 omw /min. Compressie 8,5 : 1 Boring x slag 84 mm x 90 mm Ontsteking Digital electronic ignition Carburatie Electronic fuel injection Electriciteit 12 volt Snelheid ± 129 km/uur Verbruik 3,5 l / 100 km Tankinhoud 13,5 Ltr Koppeling Wet, multi-plate Transmissie 5 versnelling linksschakeling Aandrijving ketting primair en secundair Starter Electric/Kick Remmen voor/schijf 280mm 2-piston, achter/schijf 240mm Single piston Banden voor 90x90-19 Banden 120/80-18 Voorvering Telescoop 35mm forks 130 mm travel Achtervering duo schokbrekers gasgevuld 80mm travel Maten L x B x H 2140x 790 x 1090 mm Zithoogte 800 mm Grondspeling 135 mm Leeggewicht 185 kg Totaalgewicht 365 kg Garantie 2 jaar Switch article Royal Enfield Gun Grey Vorige artikel Royal Enfield Bullet Trial Works Replica 500 Next Article Comment Collapse Expand Comments (0) You don't have permission to post comments.