Pepitos (destiny identification in Spanish Legion)

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    Solideo
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    Pepitos (destiny identification in Spanish Legion)

    Post by Solideo on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:36 pm

    Always people talk about Legion forgets an importan piece of the uniformity, the breast emblems called pepitos. Those emblems are used to identify the destiny into each Tercio and it´s said they were created in early 60 by artillery Legion group and then copied by other Banderas or groups.

    The name pepito is a diminutive of Pepe (more or less similar to Charles-Charlie). Pepe is the familiar way to call the name Jose a very common name in Spain in that time. First emblems had a legionnaire with siroquera and he was called "Pepito".

    Why do they called him Pepito?, there are some theories but I am tired of translating, just this curiosity.

    Here are some pepitos of my collection, most of them aged in 60-80´s (there are a couple of reproductions in the picture) but rest are originals.

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    Re: Pepitos (destiny identification in Spanish Legion)

    Post by bond007a1 on Sat May 16, 2009 6:29 pm

    WOW....that IS an IMPRESSIVE collection!!! WELL DONE SOLIDEO!!!!!

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    Re: Pepitos (destiny identification in Spanish Legion)

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat May 16, 2009 6:33 pm

    Very nice and Interesting collection !!

    Solideo
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    Name : Juan J. Morales
    Age : 47
    Location : Almeria (Spain)
    Registration date : 2009-02-13
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    Re: Pepitos (destiny identification in Spanish Legion)

    Post by Solideo on Tue May 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Thanks you both.

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