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    Polish Beret

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:49 pm

    Hi I got this from an ex SADF soldier who obtained it from a Polish soldier in Africa, can anybody ID it as I know bugger all about Polish Kit, It is of the traditonal COM Bloc 4 part construction and there are some faint stamps on the lining but they are too faint for me to read.



     




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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:12 pm

    Hmm... at first glance it appears to be 1988, but I'm not sure how that jibes with this information:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_beret#Poland

    In this article it says this is a Police beret, which is consistent with Africa. But I think it would be post 1990.

    So now I'm curious Very Happy

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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by Martin on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:07 am

    I checked several Polish references and all say the dark blue beret was used with a work uniform only for work duties. One reference said it was also used by Civil Defence, but that was just someone posting on a forum so do not know how true that statement is.

    Steve, you're right - the wiki page refers to post 1989 berets only.

    The other colours during 1980s were:
    Maroon - Airborne and SF
    Light Blue - 7LDD - Marine Assault Division
    Black - Armored
    Black with Navy Eagle - Naval units including FORMOZA

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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by Martin on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:55 pm

    Just checked and the Civil Defence berets have a diferent Eagle patch with "OC" so this one is a Work Uniform beret.


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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:22 pm

    Excellent! Even though this one isn't mine, thanks for the info Smile

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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by loski on Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:19 am

    +Thanks for the info you have been most helpfull chaps

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    Re: Polish Beret

    Post by loski on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:10 pm

    In addition this is what the former South African Soldier whom I got the beret from told me.
    I got the beret off a Polish soldier who was part of the UN MONITORING FORCE in SWA (Namibia) after the Nkomati Accord had ended the Border War. '89-90.
    I dont know if that clears things up any.

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