Berlin polizei belt ?

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    Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by thunderchild on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:09 am

    Recently picked up this early OD belt  just wanted some opinions please ,identical to my late 50's BW belt ,inside is the buckle is stamped  D B P a i think
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    Re: Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by metal73 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:39 am

    hmmm i only know that DBP means Deutsche Bundespost (German Postal Service). They had an own Security Servie from 1950 to 1994 and it was called "Betriebssicherungsdienst". This Security Service should prevent that facility be damaged or sabotaged and to prevent thefts by employees and other persons. I don´t know if the belt was worn by this Security Service.
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    Re: Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by thunderchild on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:38 am

    Many thanks Andreas for your help ,very interesting indeed ,i am not familiar with "Betriebssicherungsdienst but i will definitely research further now with this lead
    kindest regards ,James
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    Re: Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:18 am

    This is a fairly infamous belt within BRD collecting circles. It is patterned after the Bundeswehr belt of the 1950s, but it is not BW. It is often called BGS, but that is also incorrect as it wasn't specifically worn by them. Here's the story...

    It is part of the FuG 6 radio system. The belt had a shoulder strap on it to hang the radio on. The belt itself was used to carry the battery. The radios were issued to BGS, Polizei, and disaster response formations from the 1950s into the 1960s. Therefore, the belt isn't explicitly organization specific. Here is an image of it being worn:



    And a link to the website that hosts this image:

    http://www.moba-paffenholz.de/klaus-paffenholz.de/docs/bos-funk/index.html?http://www.moba-paffenholz.de/klaus-paffenholz.de/docs/bos-funk/fug6.html

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    Re: Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:33 am

    Oh, and the belts come in at least two colors. One is dark olive drab, such as yours, the other is distinctly green type. Otherwise identical.

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    Re: Berlin polizei belt ?

    Post by thunderchild on Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:49 pm

    Steve ,many thanks again for your help and knowledge on this subject ,What an interesting background to its use and thanks also for the link ,i forgot to mention or should i say failed to notice untill looking over the belt in greater detail again that the rear hanger is stitched into the belt and i would say judging by the thread used done during manufacture ,im just wondering now thats if my eye's don't deceive me there should be an offset frontal hanger that is unless its part of the radio harness looped through ,crikey how heavy does that battery pack look
    Cheers ,James

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