517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team

Insignias, logos, patches, gifs

Some decals can be ordered at the BattleZone

New T-Shirt design

Imperial Designs

New apparel and product designs

Cafe Press

Caution:  They may have spelled "Battling" incorrectly.

Camp Toccoa T-Shirts!
WWII poster T-shirts

from Reichslieder

You can order decals of these logo at The Battlezone Ltd. There is also a decal of a combined logo with all three units: 460/517/596.
They may also have
shoulder patches.

How to save any of these logos as your Computer's wallpaper background

Combined logos





Extra clear .gif and .ai logos


The Adobe Illustrator (.ai) formats are vector formats, clear at any size.  Clearer than the gif samples shown.

(from Richard Vasquez)

For other crests, see: Airborne and Special Operations Crests

often available on eBay

Shoulder patches can be ordered from Ranger95
H.J. Saunders Insignia
The Battlezone
WWII Impressions
At The Front Militia

from: At The Front Militia

from: Sharro Group

found on eBay

New sites for patches and insignia



Copy of an original shoulder patch, hand-made in Nice.

This was copied from First Airborne Task Force (see Books)


History of the 517th Patch

First Airborne Task Force

Invasion of Southern France

Airborne cap emblems:

Parachute Infantry
Parachute Artillery
Para-Glider Infantry

Airborne sleeve patches
517th colors:
Blue with silver border
Oval with Jump Wings

460th PFAB Officer's collar pin

Challenge coin

occasionally available on eBay

First Airborne Task Force
Your best friend: The parachute rigger.

Left: WWII pin version

Right: Modern version of the rigger badge, and the original patch as designed by our own Tom Cross in 1948-50, but not approved until 1986!. See here for details.

517th Parachute Regiment plaque available from American Army Badges

magazine covers