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    GUARDS BERET

    Post by british-rat on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:30 pm

    Hello friends
    I want to show a beret I bought a few years ago
    As I understand, in a Welsh Guards beret but I do not understand that served cloth with regimental colors.
    In the Falkland Islands conflict, all guards berets do not have that flash.
    do you think? Question
    Greetings Very Happy

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    Re: GUARDS BERET

    Post by filupe on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 pm

    Yes, you are right. I don't remember any flashes backing the badges on guards berets in the Falklands either ... perhaps a tactical omission?

    Anyone know when the Household Division flash was instituted onto the beret?

    I suppose it was done to differentiate from other British units using the khaki beret including (according to Wikipedia): "... Honourable Artillery Company, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Royal Anglian Regiment, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Royal Welsh, Yorkshire Regiment, Mercian Regiment, 4/73 (Sphinx) Special OP Battery Royal Artillery ..."

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    Re: GUARDS BERET

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:48 am

    Its later than the Falklands conflict as their badges had no coloured flash and the Leek was cloth not Brass.

    Someone also claimed that they wore black berets but have nothing to prove this.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:48 am

    Also,i was told but again cannot prove that all berets of the Falklands era had CLOTH edging and not LEATHER.

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    Re: GUARDS BERET

    Post by british-rat on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:05 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Also,i was told but again cannot prove that all berets of the Falklands era had CLOTH edging and not LEATHER.

    cloth edging?I think that depends on the manufacturer of berets; compton webb usually make them with cloth edging
    black berets?! amazing! be investigated ...
    I think the cloth badge is for official

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    Re: GUARDS BERET

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:24 pm

    Definitely NOT a Falklands era beret im afraid-Sorry.

    Regarding the cloth edging,i have seen berets from the same makers with both leather and cloth edging so not a maker thing.

    For some reason during the 70s and early 80s cloth edging was used-for what reason i have no idea but it was only a short lived thing.

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