French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

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    Gulf91
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    French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm

    Will post pics up later.

    Any ideas please,is it a French item made in South Africa? Has a detachable cloth neck flap held in place either side by plain brown chinstrap buttons and a pop stud in the centre.


    Dated 1956.

    Many Thanks

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    Re: French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

    Post by zvez on Tue May 13, 2014 10:10 pm

    WIthout pics it's hard to say, does it have rather large metalic mesh screens on each side? It sounds like what was used in the 60s for Commando forces.Now of note, the Commando forces were reserve type troops set up in towns throughout the country and a holdover from the old boer war commandos. Not special forces type commandos.

    Gulf91 wrote:Will post pics up later.

    Any ideas please,is it a French item made in South Africa? Has a detachable cloth neck flap held in place either side by plain brown chinstrap buttons and a pop stud in the centre.


    Dated 1956.

    Many Thanks

    Gulf91
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    Re: French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 14, 2014 3:29 am












    zvez
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    Re: French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

    Post by zvez on Wed May 14, 2014 10:04 am

    My guess it's for wear by African troops, askaris?


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    Re: French Tan Foreign Leigion type Kepi,dated 1956 and made by SAPHI

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 14, 2014 1:52 pm

    zvez wrote:My guess it's for wear by African troops, askaris?


    Will look into it,Many Thanks

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