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    loski
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    Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by loski on Thu May 31, 2012 10:31 am





    I picked this badge up on ebay I belive it to be a Gault made badge it has the flat lugs. Not bad for £6.00
    Can any body confirm if Im right.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu May 31, 2012 1:23 pm

    Did the British ever use metal beret badges?

    Know Australia and NZ did.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by cairyhunt on Thu May 31, 2012 2:42 pm

    nope, the british SAS only used cloth beret badges .as said NZ and australia used metal one's .

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by loski on Thu May 31, 2012 2:48 pm

    The British issued an officers badge of 2 part silver and gilt construction with 2 loop lugs for the No1 dress cap that was issued to 21 SAS for the Queens coronation in 1953 I dont know how long this badge lasted and Im not sure if there was an OR's version of that badge, Correct me if im wrong but I don't think the NZ SAS has ever used a metal badge but a bullion embroidered badge for officers and a cotton version for Or's , On the other hand the Australian SAS has only ever used a metal badge and the Rhodesian SAS did use a metal badge in the 60's and 70's and then went to using the bullion embroidered badge for officers and cotton embroidered badge for OR's all of the fabric badges are on dark navy blue fabric that is almost black.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by cairyhunt on Thu May 31, 2012 2:58 pm

    did a exercise with some lads from NZ SAS quite a few years ago and pretty sure there berets had metal badges.BUT i could be wrong Embarassed

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by loski on Thu May 31, 2012 3:08 pm

    cairyhunt wrote:did a exercise with some lads from NZ SAS quite a few years ago and pretty sure there berets had metal badges.BUT i could be wrong Embarassed
    As Far as I know the Kiwi SAS have allways used the cloth badges I seam to rember that the NZ SAS were the last unit to go from the maroon beret to the sand Officaly designated donkey brown no crap. there may have been some Aussies there they have only ever worn a metal cap badge.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by Bury_Dave on Thu May 31, 2012 3:52 pm

    SASR use bi-metal badges.

    This could be a collar dog though ....... difficult to see the size.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by loski on Thu May 31, 2012 4:54 pm

    Hi Dave
    Its deffo A cap / Beret badge too big to be a collar dog.
    yeh I should have said that The Australian SAS use and the Rhodesian SAS used either bimetal or two tone staybright badges.

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    Re: Metal SAS beret badge

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:50 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Dave
    Its deffo A cap / Beret badge too big to be a collar dog.
    yeh I should have said that The Australian SAS use and the Rhodesian SAS used either bimetal or two tone staybright badges.


    Nice one Graham, I bought a Brass one off ebay a while back, check it out in the ID me section!!

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