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    Post by loski on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:40 pm

    Here are some of my Rhodesian Berets the badges are origional unless stated otherwise and the berets are stand ins from around the world and are as  Follows  
    top to bottom left to right
    SAS Beret UK badge ?  Rhodesian Light Infantry Beret South africa, RAR beret, Rhodesia Regiment Beret Uk, Rhodesian Inteligence Corps Beret South Africa, Internal Afairs Beret Eire, Greys Scouts Beret UK, Rhodesian Pay Corps Beret French, Rhodesia Service Corps Atached to RhAC Beret UK, Rhodesian Army Medical Corps Beret South Africa the badge backing is a trmpory one untill I get the correct enamell one I hope to replace the berets with origional ones as i can get them I have since added the Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment and the Rhodesian Staff corps the growing collection photos to follow.


    Berets 001_zps4c4e5e55

    Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment Badge Origional Balkie (bdar) below is a Repro Beret UK

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    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:27 am

    You are making me very jealous Graham...

    Beautiful and diverse collection  of scarce Rhodie  berets.

    Will post my singular Rhodie beret soon...Would love to see more.....
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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:27 am

    Fantastic!
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    Post by loski on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:27 am

    Thanks guys now we have my Rhodesian Staff Corps Beret More to Follow
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:38 pm

    Berets P1010012

    Hey Graham...I got one as well, and an even crappier photo of it... sunny
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    Post by loski on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:51 pm

    ripcord wrote:Berets P1010012

    Hey Graham...I got one as well, and an even crappier photo of it... sunny

    Hi Rip that is a nice peice is the beret Navy blue or is it the photo
    Graham.
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:59 pm

    Hello Graham,

    Thanks..... The beret is black. It is in much better condition than the photo shows.

    Should have taken a new photo, but .....I am a bit backed up at the moment...

    Happy holidays, rip.... santa
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    Post by loski on Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:23 pm

    Hi Rip
    That is interesting being that your Beret is Black I think means that it belonged to someone from the Rhodesian Staff Corps who was attached to the Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment as they were the only unit that wore black berets, FYO both the Staff Corps And the Rhodesian Defence Regt wore the Staff Corps badge on a rifle green beret the Staff corps had red felt behind the badge and the RDR had green. A friend of mine has a black beret with a right facing Staff Corps collar badge  on red felt on it it was issued to an officer from the South African Armoured Corps who was attached to the RhAC as an observer.

    Regards
    G.
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the info Graham,

    Always glad to absorb as much as possible from respected sources...

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:49 am

    Very nice collection Graham, thanks for sharing them  Cool 
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    Post by loski on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:50 pm

    I have got this intresting peice dont know what you think

    Berets 002_zpsedd3f1e3

    Berets 003_zps5bf0f640
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    Post by ripcord on Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:47 am

    Super clean !!!!


    rip....
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    Post by filupe on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:58 pm

    Looks like genuine material but as rip says, clean ... maybe too clean. Would need a pic of the interior to make a better judgement but from these it could either be period made and not used or ... post-conflict made for the collector market. From what I've observed there isn't much evidence for berets in Rhodie camouflage unlike their cross border brethren in South Africa where berets exist in a number of SAP/SADF camo.

    Rhodie camo became collectable almost as soon as Rhodesia 'fell' but good pieces in mint condition can still be found coming out of the woodwork.
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    Post by loski on Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:17 pm

    Sorry chaps I didn't make my self clear the beret is a repro I made for an exrhodesian vet from some fabric I had lying around hence its shiny clean condition.
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:17 am

    The material is super, and you did a great job of the beret.

    Any one should be happy with a repro such as this..


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