Some Philippine Stuff...



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    Some Philippine Stuff...

    Post by Polkas on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:25 am

    Philippine Constabulary (PC) officer's helmet. It's a US M-1 helmet liner actually, but it must have been used as a helmet (not for combat obviously!) as there is no way it can fit inside a steel pot unless the metal AFP badge on the front is removed. I don't think there are too many of these around anymore. Of all the Philippine armed services (Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Coast Guard) the Philippine Constabulary was the oldest. I think it was in 1991 that the Philippine Constabulary became the Philippine National Police so I believe any remaining stocks of these would have been re-painted with PNP insignia and new decals applied.

    The liner sweatband is dated 1968, which puts it in the Vietnam War era. It is in excellent condition, with hardly any nicks and/ or chips on the paint. Another great thing is that the former owners name is written in ballpoint on the liner suspension, "CALIMLIM R.", which gives it identity and provenance. There is also a small number "21" painted inside with white paint close to the edge of the helmet.

    WW2 Veteran's Overseas Cap

    Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavalier Award... Awarded to outstanding alumni. Usually awarded during the yearly graduation rites at Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City. This one is dated 18 February 1989. Those that are lucky enough to get this are referred to as "Cavaliers". Of course, there aren't many of these floating around. I have covered the awardee's name with tape but he was PMA batch 45'. This is on display inside a glass case in my house. Because of WW2, PMA Batch 45' graduated in the 80's.

    Philippine Air Force Flying School Alumni Association, Golden Aviator Award. Have to work on this one a bit... It fell off a table several years ago which cracked the pilot's feet. Needs some putty and re-painting from the kness down. Again, I covered the awardee's name with tape. He was the Wing Commander of Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, in the late 60's up to the very early 70's.

    Early 50's up to the 70's Philippine Air Force wings (pilot, senior pilot, command pilot)made by Meyer, N.Y. (marked at the back) I didn't know that Meyer made insignia for other countries. Sorry for the pic quality... I used a scanner.

    Early 50's Philippine Air Force bullion pilot's wings... Probably 1951.

    US ribbon rack awarded to a Philippine WW2 veteran. There are medals that go with this (US, of course).

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