Ex-Yugoslavian headgear ?

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    Ex-Yugoslavian headgear ?

    Post by JYN on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:54 pm

    Hello,

    Just pick up this cap from a french vet and I guess it has been worn before the war. Any idea of the badge ? It is a basic badge or it is linked to a unit ?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Ex-Yugoslavian headgear ?

    Post by tihomir on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:18 pm

    Territorial Defence (TO) is the name for the special - reserve or militia military units of the armed forces of the SFRY, which were not part of the regular army, the JNA. They formed the year in 1969. after Yugoslavia adopted the concept and strategy of national defense, and are organized on a territorial or "work" principle - in municipalities and large businesses. Their task was to conduct partisan warfare behind the enemy in case of invasion of Yugoslavia.
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    Post by JYN on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:08 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for all information. I really appreciate.

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    Post by Jugosloven on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:45 pm

    The badge is actually of TO of Republika Srpska and not of SFRY. SFRY had a golden badge with a blue triangle and a red star in the center. The badges on JNA headgear were changed when the JNA dissolved in May 20 1992 which became Federal Army Of Yugoslavia. This badge is on a Serbian tranditional folk cap called a Sajkaca. This is a true VRS cap worn by Serb militia in Bosnia during the 90s war. Thanks for sharing!
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    Post by JYN on Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:43 am

    Thank you Jugosloven for adding more precise information to my post.
    Now, I have to study a little bit more all different forces of the conflict.

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    Post by Jugosloven on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:41 am

    Always here to help. If you have any questions about militaria concerning the Balkan war please PM me And thanks for posting!


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    Post by zoranis on Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:09 am

    golden badge with a blue triangle and a red star in the center is Civil Defense

    JNA cap badges (red stars) were changed before, in 1991.

    cap looks like regular JNA titovka
    is there any stamp inside?

    Sajkaca was military cap used in Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of Yugoslavia
    and now redesigned in Republic of Serbia
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    Post by Jugosloven on Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:55 pm

    zoranis wrote:golden badge with a blue triangle and a red star in the center is Civil Defense

    JNA cap badges (red stars) were changed before, in 1991.

    cap looks like regular JNA titovka
    is there any stamp inside?

    Sajkaca was military cap used in Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of Yugoslavia
    and now redesigned in Republic of Serbia




    Actually Zoran this IS a Sajkaca not a Titovka. Sajkaca with badges were worn by Chetniks and some regular VRS units in either SMB colour or Tiger Stripe. You might be comfused with the Ljetna Titovka (summer) but it isnt. Its very wide on the top. After when the JNA pulled out of Sarajevo in 92 then bascially transformed to the Yugo National Army rather then Peoples Army. I will post pics of differences for verification.


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    Re: Ex-Yugoslavian headgear ?

    Post by Jugosloven on Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:09 pm



    The first is a Winter titovka from the late 80s style.

    Second is a Sajkaca worn by VRS higher rank officer because of the quality and badge.

    Third is a Summer Titovka also from late 80s also style.


    The shape and crown is what set the differences.

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