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    German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:10 am

    http://i38.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image20.jpg

    What's with the band on this beret?

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:11 am

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:49 am

    A damaged Panzergrenadier badge. The national flag is supposed to be in the rectangle at the bottom. The beret color is correct, but the flecktarn sweat band is not supposed to be there. I've never seen anybody put that on before. There is a first for everything Smile

    Berets and badges are all easily found and inexpensive. The beret is standard headwear for all branches of the BW.

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:06 am

    The flag is there just a bad photo reflection

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:09 am

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:08 am

    Ah! Well, those little things do fall off sometimes so I wasn't surprised to see it "missing" Smile

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:48 am

    A friend of mine has an identical one with the black leather band and an Edelweiss badge on the beret next to the tank badge. Did the Bundeswehr use the Edelweiss like in WW2 ?
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    Re: German beret question

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:10 am

    Yup, the most certainly do use it. The wearing of the Edelweiss on the beret is technically against regs, but it is done. This beret would have come from Panzergrenadierbrigade 22 before the 1. GJ Division was reorganized:

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzergrenadierbrigade_22

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    Re: German beret question

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:34 am

    I looked at my buddies again. It is a panzer beret not exactly like mine.
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    Re: German beret question

    Post by loski on Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:16 pm

    Could be that some Panzergrenadier really liked his old beret so when the sweat band wore out he had the units taylor replace the leather with some Flecktarn fabric or it could have been a tad too tight and he had it let out and rebound with camo fabric the options are endless.

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    Re: German beret question

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