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    Brown Portuguese Army Issue Beret. O.G.F.E

    loski
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    Post by loski Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:50 pm

    I scored this beret on ebay for £9.00 including shipping new with the packet
    The photos are the sellers I will post some new ones when it arrives

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    Post by filupe Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:37 pm

    Nice! From recollection I think chestnut brown berets belonged to the Commandos before they went to Red/Maroon just after their colonial conflicts. I'm sure others here that far more qualified to comment would be able to confirm whether that is the case or not ....
    I had a few which were in good condition although I found the 'leather' sweat band started becoming sticky and perished.
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    Post by PedroPato Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:59 pm

    Congratulations for the beret!

    The brown beret was at start only issued to the Special Hunters (Caçadores Especiais), when the infantry companies started to have different training more suited to the war in Africa they were re-classed as Hunter Companies (Companhias de Caçadores) and all infantry started using the brown beret.

    The Comandos were also used the brown beret but had a different badge, after the war they started using red berets. Only one Comando's Company used a camo beret (unofficially in Guinea) for a wile.

    Today the brown beret its still the standard beret of the Portuguese Army. The other colors still in use are:
    . Brown beret - Army
    . Green beret - Paratroopers
    . Brownish green beret - Army Rangers (Special Ops)
    . Dark blue - Marines
    . Sky blue - Air Force Police
    loski
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    Post by loski Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:23 pm

    Thanks for the Info Pedro
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    Post by loski Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:02 am

    The brown beret arrived this morning here are some photos.

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    Post by loski Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:05 am

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    I received the Enamel Commando badge for my brown Portuguese beret this morning the bolt on the back had been removed but I have replaced it with 2 clutch back fittings this will also cause less damage to the beret when fitting the badge than the missing bolt would.

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