Beret badges, still a mystery?

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    Shotgee
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    Beret badges, still a mystery?

    Post by Shotgee on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:53 am

    Still unidentified. First I thought both are nothing but fantasy insignias, but I've seen that some bosses, like Capt. Camara (Guinea) uses middle-type old German beret badge so maybe these are not fantasy items. So far got two tips. Could be made for use in Balkan area, or in Africa. Badges look like struck, but could also be cast in mould? Any ideas what these could be, why red stars and two different versions? The photos are enlargened. Actual size of both items is 5,4 cm (height).

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    Re: Beret badges, still a mystery?

    Post by civilww2collector on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:37 pm

    it looks like a repro paratrooper badge.

    Shotgee
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    Re: Beret badges, still a mystery?

    Post by Shotgee on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:06 pm

    Yes... but no country has, or uses, para insignias like these two are. The real mystery is why red stars and why two different types (gilt and "silver")?. Also, the attachment is well made.

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    Re: Beret badges, still a mystery?

    Post by Albano on Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:32 pm

    Looks like altered german para beret insignias maybe for airsoft team use

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    Re: Beret badges, still a mystery?

    Post by Shotgee on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:38 pm

    Albano,

    Not a bad guess at all, but I got the badges with other traders from a little unusual source. However, I have to check what airsoft guys say.

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