Couple of berets and other bits

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    Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by filupe on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:47 pm








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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by Albano on Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:39 am

    Nice pieces. But why the eagles are different? I only knew the one in the red beret

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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by filupe on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:08 am

    I'm guessing one is communist era and the other post-communism. I was hoping Martin might be able to shed some light on these ... (too lazy to google the answer at the mo'!)

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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by Martin on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:54 pm

    filupe wrote:I'm guessing one is communist era and the other post-communism. I was hoping Martin might be able to shed some light on these ... (too lazy to google the answer at the mo'!)

    I like this stuff. I'm no expert in the berets or badges, but the blue one is 7LDDM (7th Lusatian Marine Assault/Landing Division) the famous "Blue Berets", it has the later communist eagle in white pvc (before early 1980s it was in grey pvc). The maroon beret is airborne, communist dated but with post-communist eagle sewn on. Airborne insignia: larger blue and larger purple are earlier versions, smaller two are later versions. Different colours designate different units/battalions/companies in the airborne div. Purple one is Repairs and Servicing Battalion - Airborne RAEME I guess... I could look the others up. Red Poland patch is overseas patch for UN deployments. Rank is Senior WO, abolished in 2004, but I can't tell from the photo if it's Army (green) moro or Airforce/Air defence black moro? Black Poland patches - I don't know what they are.

    Let me know if you want to trade any, I'm after some stuff like this to complete some uniforms...

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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by filupe on Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:13 am

    Thanks Martin - knew you'd come through with the goods. Got some other Polish stuff which I'll post later on ...

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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by vicka1971 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:18 pm

    Hi guys,

    Martin , if you don't mind I will add some more info about those patches: "green"-10th airassault bn,"pink"-8th airassault bn,"maroon"-HQ of 6th airassault brigade( air mobile),"brigth pin" I think this is early type of #8th airassault bn. The info from polish military history magazine MUNDUR( 2001) also the reference OZNAKI ROZPOZNAWCZE WOJSK LADOWYCH( Polish army shouldier emblems0 by Islam Musa Czachorowski. Best regards,Vitalis

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    Re: Couple of berets and other bits

    Post by filupe on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:44 am

    Thanks for the additional info Vitalis. I must say they look a bit garish to wear out field on a combat uniform ...

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