I found this patch among my grandfather's things. I know it's a military patch of some sort because it was with his war memorabilia. He served in the European theater during WWII, if that helps at all. Can someone identify this unit patch?
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The "Winged Pegasus" patch is the insignia for British Airborne Forces and was specifically the divisional patch for the 6th and 1st Airborne Divisions during WW2. The 1st Airborne Division adopted the patch in May 1942, the sixth on the 14th of May 1943.
The 44th Indian Airborne Division also adopted a similar patch with the word 'INDIAN' underneath the design.
The artwork for the patch was created by Edward Seago.
The British Parachute regiment's mascot was a Shetland pony named Pegasus IV and the official magazine of the British Airborne forces is the "Pegasus":