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    Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:19 am





    Courtesy of wikipedia.

    The Naval Commandos (French: Commandos marine) are the special forces of the French Navy. They are made up of ~500 members, mostly based in northwestern France (Brittany), with several bases across the country for specific training needs. The Naval Commandos are nicknamed bérets verts (Green Berets). They operate under the Naval rifle and special force Command and the French Special Operations Command.

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:31 am

    Commandos Marine pin badge on the left, basically scaled down version of the Beret badge,worn on chest.



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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by JYN on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:22 pm

    Season Greetings Gary !

    Hello,

    My holidays by Lorient (Brittany), the home of our French Navy SF, brought me to meet a Sniper and CTLO menber from the Trépel/Jaubert' Commandos.

    CTLO means Contre-Terrorisme et Libération d'Otages.

    Here are few things which have been used in Afghanistan by this Navy Commando Sniper which did three tours ; Task Force Arès, TF Jéhol and Jéhol V (May - October 2011) among TF 32 too.

    - Polo souvenir CTLO. Made in Djibouti by AFRICAAN DJIBOUTI and embroidered in Afgha' by 2010.
    - Sweet-shirt Commando Trépel. Fruit of the Loom brand.
    - 1 Afgha CTLO patch , 1 Afgha Breizh' Punisher patch. (Breizh = Brittany)
    - 1 Tactical Vest Made in Afghanistan. Copy of a Lefay one.
    - 1 Chest Rig made by DECATHLON GEOLOGIC used for sniping purpose
    - 1 cap with velcro. PARKS OUTDOOR PASSION brand.

    Jean-Yves








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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:06 pm

    Joyeux Noël JY et une bonne et heureuse année mon ami.

    I am very impressed with your recent collections from Lorient,very impressed indeed.

    On my holidays in Breizh, I never saw anything along these lines!!!!

    All very interesting and outstanding in it's own right, I specifically like the Breizh Punisher's patch..très bon Wink

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by loski on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 am

    [quote="Easy Gee"]




    Hi Gary
    I was having a look at this tread and going by the grey colour of the lining and the matching colour of the ventilation eyelets I may be wrong but I think this beret may be a German one.

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:09 pm

    [quote="loski"]
    Easy Gee wrote:




    Hi Gary
    I was having a look at this tread and going by the grey colour of the lining and the matching colour of the ventilation eyelets I may be wrong but I think this beret may be a German one.


    You're onto something relevant there Graham, ( I think it may be German ) the Beret is definitely not French as I later discovered, but is the correct shade of Green, and looks good to display the cap badge on,

    Since I posted this one up, I sourced a French Commando beret, but laziness prevented me from posting it up Laughing

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:48 am

    It could be a German beret. German badges have four prongs, so look for holes under the French badge.

    AFAIK the French are more fond of ink stamps than cloth tags.

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:49 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:It could be a German beret. German badges have four prongs, so look for holes under the French badge.

    AFAIK the French are more fond of ink stamps than cloth tags.

    Steve


    Thanks Steve,good tip.

    And I agree ref; the lack of ink stamp in this one Wink

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by JYN on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:44 pm

    Hello,

    Here is another example of patch worn by Commando Marine from Brittany. This one is made in Netherlands.

    Jean-Yves


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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by JYN on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:10 pm

    Hello everyone,

    New addition to this thread. Two lids from my Lorient' Commando Marine connection.

    My Commando Jaubert team' contact probably did invest in brand new assault helmet as they get rid of few and I did grab this one.

    Old School Rollers, Skate or bike black helmet used for sea assault training and operations. The owner put some tape on the top to prevent his head from the sea water. Still some sand inside.





    Then follow this parachute training soft helmet (normally orange) which received a hand made camouflage by a Commando Marine at the time he was practicing automatic opening parachute trainings. No he is a HALO.











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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:54 pm

    Salut Jean-Yves,great to see more additions.

    I really like your latest headgear, the Protec is a great looking piece!

    And the hand sprayed Cap anti-collision Mle F1 is very interesting indeed,I would imagine that the Orange was not tactically a good colour,hence the Camo.
    Is there a label attached in this example ?, I'm guessing it is post 1984 as this was originally Orange,not Khaki like the 1950's model.

    Great Marine used examples Wink

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by JYN on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:20 pm

    Hi Gary,

    Well, concerning the assault one, it is probably a PRO-TEC helmet.

    There is no label in the second one. I love the sprayed camo effect and this is why I did grab it.

    Jean-Yves

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:49 am

    JYN wrote:Hi Gary,

    Well, concerning the assault one, it is probably a PRO-TEC helmet.

    There is no label in the second one. I love the sprayed camo effect and this is why I did grab it.

    Jean-Yves

    Again great pick up's,I believe the "skate" helmet is a Protec,as it mentions it in the label.

    I can see why you picked up the camo one,she's a beauty Wink

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    Commandos Marine Badges

    Post by Tomm on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:10 pm

    Hello all,

    For those who don't yet know, let me introduce you to the chest badges of Commandos Marine.
    Commandos Marine consist of six units, each named after former naval officers killed in action during WW2 and Indochina war.

    Here are the badges chest of first five (only worn on uniforms, not on battledresses) :



    Top : Commando HUBERT (Combat divers)
    Top left : Commando JAUBERT
    Bottom left : Commando DE PENFENTENYO
    Top right : Commando DE MONTFORT
    Bottom right : Commando TREPEL
    (at centre, the beret badge)

    This is part of my personal collection, hope you'll like,
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    Commandos Mari

    Post by ripcord on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:35 pm

    Hey Pierre,

    Thanks for posting and identifying  the very beautiful Marine Insignia.

    The French really do have some of the best insignia on the planet,

    rip...

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    Seals go to Hubert

    Post by Tomm on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm

    When Seals go to Hubert, they swim, they swim....and make a badge :



    (this is not a french badge, really an American one !)

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:22 pm

    Excellent examples of these decorative badges, highly collectable and desirable!!

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    Re: Commandos Marine

    Post by Tomm on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:38 pm

    Hello all,

    A quick comeback on beret...

    Here's a real and recent one :






    You can see that color is dark green, ventilation eyelets are black and lining is dark blue (can also be black, depending manufacturer), badge is on the left.
    Pre-1960 models are a little bit more clear, with black lining and no ventilation eyelets. I send you pictures soon.

    I hope these pictures can serve you for your collections and searches.
    (Please Gary, don't put French insignias on German berets, it's really a bad joke Wink)

    Pierre

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