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    Norway

    Black:armoured
    green: infantry,artilliry, homeguard, medic's etc... in Southern norway
    Blue: same as those listed above infantry etc... in North Norway
    Red: military police any branch
    Dark blue: Navy
    emmerald green: Telemarks battaljonen.
    Wine red: Parachute rangers. (fallskjerm jegere)
    and a green greyish beret i don't know what the color is called. Border guards at the russian border...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnA
    For the Canadian Army

    Green - Everyone(unless your in one of the units/MOCs listed below)
    Maroon - Soldiers in a Jump Company(Airborne)
    Black - Armour
    Red - Military Police
    forgot:
    bright orange - SARTECH

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    Default berets?

    i've always been curious....when did the beret become standard issue for most countries, after ww2?

    and where did it originate. obviously france, but when did it become military attire?

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    AFAIK the French Chasseurs Alpins were the first unit to start wearing berets, I don't when but it was certainly before WW1. After WW1 the British Army's Tank Corps adopted the black beret as their head dress. Use of the beret expanded greatly during WW2, first to all British armoured units, then infantry motor battalions (khaki), then airborne forces (maroon) and commandos (green), and eventually most of the army. The Commonwealth armies took their cue from Britain and adopted berets too. So did the exiled European armies who were largely clothed by Britain ie. Dutch, Poles, Belgians, Greeks etc, and most of them retained the beret post-war.

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    Probably because it was cheap, I personally dont like the beret but prefer the boonie hat, but our bosses dont like that as it doesnt look nice on parades

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulabash
    Probably because it was cheap, I personally dont like the beret but prefer the boonie hat, but our bosses dont like that as it doesnt look nice on parades
    We use berets for ceremonial stuff and official things. In service we use normal hats or boonies.

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    Who would rather use Forage Caps instead of Berets?


    Or Kepi's?
    [img]http://dlezin.free.fr/images/tissus_...c_Legion_b.JPG[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus1
    We use berets for ceremonial stuff and official things. In service we use normal hats or boonies.
    We wear berets all the time while in garrison. We only wear bonnie hats in the field. Wrapping that freakin wool beret around your melon in August heat sucks! Wish we could get issued a better daily use cap.

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    I like my beret.
    course I've got a sweet VRI capbadge and get to walk around the base and think I'm hard.
    forage cap *shudder* they just look so terrible to me. honestly (not to sound rude to the rest of the world), I see canada, england, and maybe another country or two that truly makes the beret look nice when they wear it.
    maybe that's just me though.
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    Berets all the way!

    Garrison caps (or kunt caps as we called them) are fugly. make you look like an ice cream or hot dog seller.

    After WWII the beret became standard headgear for just about all of NATO too - only the US held out, but now even they have capitulated to wooly fashion.

    Even the Russians now make wide-spread use of the beret.

    The fugliest berets in the world are the one's that you see the Pakistanis, the Indians and the Palestinians wearing - they just look stupid and mis-shapen.

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    As a Spcial Forces NCO once said:"Berets are fu*king cold in winter,hot in summer,offer no protection from sun,rain,or snow.They do make excellent barf bags when flights get rough when jumping.I wouldn't trade my beret for anything!"
    Of course this was pre-"everybody gets to wear a beret"days.

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    hmm nothing to say erase this please
    Last edited by Charlie dont surf; 07-07-2006 at 11:48 AM.

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    beret don’t offer any protection for the face against sun so my beret did spend more time in my left pocket than on my head.so Field cap al the way

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    I have asked this question a few times to guys who wear those berets, What ever happen to the propellor that was on top?

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    For Parades/Base use, I would rather have Forage Caps or Kepis



    Than the Officers 'Crush Cap'


    I think Berets are suited more to Paratroops/Commandos or SF Units

    Most Army Regiments should just use these


    Ridgeway Caps well the best!


    Its mad the way Americans wear berets
    http://www.mobygames.com/game/boot-c...CoverId,23210/
    Last edited by Jabroni; 07-07-2006 at 11:39 AM.

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