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Types of identification scarf (marker panel) — 6 Comments

  1. Hello. I have one of these panels. It was given to me by an uncle who explained that the narrower end was tied around the neck and the two corners held out to make a triangle to indicate direction. This was necessary when paratroops had fallen in the wrong place and needed to signal direction to others.

    • Hello Mark, thank you for sharing this information. I had no idea about this. Just how would this have worked? Would this signal be seen by other paratroops from the air? Or on the ground?

  2. Hi I don’t actually have one of these but in 1958/9 when I was seven years old my grandfather bought me one (possibly more than one) of these to make dolls clothes with and told me they were part of a parachute. They were bright yellow, triangular and had a white tape edging, he would have bought them I think from a local street market probably in Cannock, Staffordshire or a market at Brocton, Staffordshire (near to Cannock) which I remember going to with him. Both of these places are close to the military camps which were on Cannock Chase.

    • Thank you for sharing your story Sheila! Very interesting. There must have been many, but most seem to have disappeared, as they have become very scarce.

  3. Hello, while trying how to copy this scarf, I tumbled in to your site. My hometown was liberated by US Troops. The recconnaissance units tied them on the jeephood. I do have a picture of it, for verfiying this.

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