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    French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:55 am

    Hi Guys.

    Here's a couple of French Beret cap badges, one I have easily identified the other I cannot seem to find any information at all.

    Thanks for looking.

    This one is a Transmissions (SIGNALS) Cap Badge.


    This one I would guess is Chasseurs Cap Badge, but would be keen to find out exactly what is it.

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:16 am

    Hello Gary,

    Nope, the second one is La Poste aux Armées. It seems to me that they have a new beret badge by now.
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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:54 am

    More !

    Theater made patch worn in Afghanistan.


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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:28 pm

    Many thanks again Jean-Yves, I will now research La Poste aux Armées,I spend hours trying to find a match for this one, as you pointed out ,if it has been superseded that probably hampered my searches, love the patch too,very nice example of this unit.

    Great assistance as ever, cheers!!!!! Very Happy

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:38 am

    Here's one of my favourite Cap badge's this one is 4th Marine Regiment (4eme RIMa)



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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:47 am

    Hi Gary,

    Nice addition to your collection.

    This is a regimental insignea (nickname pucelle) and not a cap badge. It is worn on the service dress on your right pocket.

    It 's coming with a specific leather plate that you fix under the button of your pocket. Sometimes you could have a reduction that you fix on the fourragère.

    I think that this blog will interest you ... a lot.

    http://insigne-beret.skyrock.com/

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:55 pm

    JYN wrote:Hi Gary,

    Nice addition to your collection.

    This is a regimental insignea (nickname pucelle) and not a cap badge. It is worn on the service dress on your right pocket.

    It 's coming with a specific leather plate that you fix under the button of your pocket. Sometimes you could have a reduction that you fix on the fourragère.

    I think that this blog will interest you ... a lot.

    http://insigne-beret.skyrock.com/

    Jean-Yves


    Many thanks for your input Jean-Yves, I am a little disappointed as the seller
    ( French ebay) described it as a Cap Badge,but equally pleased that you have correctly identified this one for me, I have a spare leather plate so it will be ideal to attach this one to it.

    Is there a definative way to distinguish regimental insignia from a Cap Badge they both have the little loops to attach a pin, and this one is the same size as the average cap badge Question

    Many thanks also for the link...very useful indeed.

    Merci, Gary Very Happy


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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:27 pm

    Hello,

    Well, regimental insignea is a huge business here, but frankly it will cost you a lot of money if you want to get into. Even if you choose TDM (Troupes de Marine) as a thema, you will have to take care of each regiment insigneas variations (OPEX theatre made, etc) as well as compagnies insigneas.....
    Bonne chance.

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:42 pm

    JYN wrote:Hello,

    Well, regimental insignea is a huge business here, but frankly it will cost you a lot of money if you want to get into. Even if you choose TDM (Troupes de Marine) as a thema, you will have to take care of each regiment insigneas variations (OPEX theatre made, etc) as well as compagnies insigneas.....
    Bonne chance.

    Jean-Yves


    Thanks again for your invaluable input Jean-Yves, I am aware there are literally hundreds of these insignia badges available, I have a fairly good French source now for these things,but I can see what you mean there are so many variations, even form the same units,but they are not too expensive, but then saying that after collecting many hundreds of them , the cost will be high Shocked

    Merci Mate, I will need Grand Bonne Chance.

    Gary.


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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:51 pm

    Gary,

    Do not hesitate to contact me if you are locating something french and you want more info on it Wink
    Probably save some money.

    Jean-Yves

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:53 pm

    JYN wrote:Gary,

    Do not hesitate to contact me if you are locating something french and you want more info on it Wink
    Probably save some money.

    Jean-Yves


    Great , many thanks Jean-Yves, I most definitely will. Very Happy

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:14 pm




    L’École nationale des sous-officiers d'active (ENSOA)
    National School of NCO's Active,based in Saint Maixent.




    Génie (Engineers)

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:21 pm



    28e Régiment de Transmissions
    (28th Signal Regiment)




    Préparations Militaires.
    The military training is a course of discovery proposed by various armies,Land, air and marine.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:26 pm



    Arme blindée et cavalerie.

    Armoured and Cavalry, Top example Metropolitan, bottom example Colonial.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:37 pm



    Aviation légère de l'armée de terre.

    light aviation Army,It includes about 70% of the helicopters of the French army and an integral part of the army of the country and serves mainly to support ground troops, whether in combat (eg tank), or in supply.



    Train de Equipages (Troupe de Ravitaillement de l'Armee Imperiale Napoleoniene)
    Road Transport of the Imperial Army Napoleonic,In military parlance, the "train" means a unit specializing in logistics , the transportation (equipment, ammunition, food ...) and support the movement (traffic).

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    Les vétérinaires biologistes des Armées.The Veterinary Biologist (all corps).The veterinary diagnostic alerts, animal diseases and care performed with animals as needed surgical, medical, and safety requirements.



    Service de Santé des Armées.
    Military health service.


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    Régiment du matériel.
    Regiment of equipment supply, formed in 1945 specialized units supporting materials.

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    Commissariat Intendance.



    Corps Technique and Administration

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:20 pm



    Poste aux Armées,current version.

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by JYN on Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:50 pm

    Nice additions to your collection.

    I don't know why but I particularly like the ALAT' one ! Rolling Eyes
    You need the béret to go with....

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:27 pm

    JYN wrote:Nice additions to your collection.

    I don't know why but I particularly like the ALAT' one ! Rolling Eyes
    You need the béret to go with....

    Jean-Yves


    Thanks for looking, and for the compliment Jean-Yves.

    Yes that is the trouble,I have have many cap badges sans the béret, this could potentially cost me a fortune..Oh well that's collecting I guess Smile


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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by loski on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:33 pm

    Hi Gary Howzit long time no hear
    Some nice french cap badges you have got there, Im looking for a 2 REP beret and badge but Im a little confused by the differant lables I have seen in them.

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:54 am

    loski wrote:Hi Gary Howzit long time no hear
    Some nice french cap badges you have got there, Im looking for a 2 REP beret and badge but Im a little confused by the differant lables I have seen in them.


    Hi Graham,thanks for looking mate, not too bad my end,hope you're well!

    In most of the contemporary FFL Berets, I own they have these type of labels in them, and AFAIK these labels are the official ones,I'm really not sure when these labels were introduced though.

    I have seen one's from the 50's/60's with no labels in them!




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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by loski on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:31 am

    Hi Gary
    All is A ok in my little kingdom
    I saw this Beret on ebay altho the lable says it is a 2er REP one im not shure if it is a pukka one as the lable is not the same as the one you posted

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    Re: French Beret Cap Badges.

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:14 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gary
    All is A ok in my little kingdom
    I saw this Beret on ebay altho the lable says it is a 2er REP one im not shure if it is a pukka one as the lable is not the same as the one you posted


    Good to hear your ok Mate.

    That is a very interesting set up, I seem to recall (though for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw it.. might have been a French forum) the label in this particular Beret may well be a "legion custom tailored jobbie" ( I do not know the correct terminology right now!)
    But again I am sure I have seen a label like this before, I would not discount it in any way, In fact I would be keen to get my hands on it. I got a legion Beret from a Swiss seller last year, and I have a feeling he might have had another one with a unit specific label like this, I didn't go for it as it was 3 times the price of the one I purchased.


    Apart from my failing memory, and grasp of written English,it's good to talk mate!
    I will ask around some of my French contacts,and see if they can shed any light on this mystery item. Smile

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