BRD Police uniforms in BGS style

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    BRD Police uniforms in BGS style

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:26 am

    Not sure if anybody will find this interesting or not, but figured I should post and find out Wink

    In 1958 the Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS) developed it's famous Sumpftarn uniform.  It was produced until either 1962 or perhaps 1963.  After that the BGS moved to a blue-gray uniform in almost the same cut, with some modifications to the trousers (button pass through pocket) in 1965.  This uniform was used until 1967 when the 2nd Model Sumpftarn uniform was introduced.  Production continued until 1976 when it was replaced by a newly redesigned Moosgrün uniform.  Collectively these uniforms are referred to as "Einsatzanzug", which means "Action Uniform".  They were intended for field activities such as field maneuvers, search and rescue, and border patrol (1st Model Sumpftarn excluded).

    Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Polizei forces were equipped with nearly identical uniforms in various shades of gray.  For the most part they followed the same design as the BGS uniforms, but with their own quirks.  The most wildly different is the one used by Schelswig-Holstein, which was a copy of the ultra rare BGS Sumpftarn trials jacket (c.1957).  Only Berlin Polizei used one in camouflage, which was a variant of BGS Sumpftarn.

    I'll post some pictures as I have time.

    BGS Trials Sumpftarn Jacket:


    BGS 1st Model Sumpftarn:



    BGS Blaugrau:



    BGS 2nd Model Sumpftarn (with wool trousers):



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    Re: BRD Police uniforms in BGS style

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:31 am

    Berlin Polizei Sumpftarn Jacket:



    Baden-Würtemburg Polizei:


    Hamburg Polizei:



    Hesse Polizei:



    Nordrhein-Westphalia



    Schleswig-Holstein:



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    Re: BRD Police uniforms in BGS style

    Post by Camonut314 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:19 pm

    Don't always have the time to read everything, but I always appreciate the info. Interesting that the Schleswig-Holstein Jacket looks almost like an M43/51
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    Re: BRD Police uniforms in BGS style

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:43 pm

    Thanks! Yes, both the BGS trials jacket and the S-H jacket share very similar designs and both are similar to the US M43 and M51 field jacket. Good observation Smile Similarly, the Bundeswehr's 1959 Filzlaus and cotton winter trousers are heavily influenced by the US M51 winter trousers.

    I noticed I posted the wrong pic for the BGS trials jacket (it was the Berlin Polizei jacket) and neglected to put the Berlin Polizei set in the second post. fixed both!

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