Is this a Signals BW Beret??

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    Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:24 am

    Hi Guys.
    I know this is a West German Beret, but I am intrigued about what cap badge would have been present.
    So Can anyone confirm that this is/was a Signals Beret, I have tried to take a close up shot of the area, where a cap badge would have been, so hopefully this will assist with the ID.

    Many thanks in advance .


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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by tenewel on Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:58 am

    I'm going to hijack your thread for a second. What is the "A" stamp on the tag? It's on an excellent set of Flecktarn (gortex?) jacket and pants that I have.
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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:07 am

    tenewel wrote:I'm going to hijack your thread for a second. What is the "A" stamp on the tag? It's on an excellent set of Flecktarn (gortex?) jacket and pants that I have.

    Hijack away Mate. Dunno what the A is for , my guess is it is a stores disposal marked item , and marked with the A Question

    The Camo below the Beret is French CCE, not German..sorry this was misleading I guess Wink

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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by tenewel on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:21 am

    I made the blind guess that it was some form of disposal or surplus marking. It's similar to how American gear is marked by DRMO (Defense Reutilization Marketing Office)(new name now but it doesn't come to mind).

    Here it is on the tag of the Flecktarn jacket. Has the same stamp on the pants tag.
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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Philip on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:27 am

    I think A is for "Ausgemustert" (invalided out).

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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:54 pm

    A for invalided out cool info...but is this a former signals Beret Question
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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Philip on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:18 pm

    Yes, Fernmeldetruppe.

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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:35 pm

    The "A" means the item has been turned in and is to be surplussed or destroyed. The Canadian military uses a "D" in the same way. The Germans almost always put it over the label, but sometimes it is in odd places. For boots the Germans put two puncture marks somewhere along the top edge of the upper portion of the boot or at the top of the tongue.

    The purpose of this is to prevent soldiers from turning in items which have already been turned in once. It's an accountability thing from what I understand.

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    Re: Is this a Signals BW Beret??

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:56 am

    Philip wrote:Yes, Fernmeldetruppe.


    Cool thanks Philip Wink

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