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Old 04-09-17, 08:57 AM
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Default WW2 Green beret....NOT

Hi Guy's,

Stay clear, this is post WW2.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222633449585?ul_noapp=true

Nice to make that little bit more money by taking the badges off and selling them separately
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-WW2...QAAOSwgKpZrFke

What is this hobby coming too?

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Old 04-09-17, 10:51 AM
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Irv,

The seller is a member here with his own website.

perhaps you could tell us why its NOT 1943 and he could tell us why it IS 1943.

Makes for an interesting read.

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Old 04-09-17, 02:19 PM
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The Commando's beret (Army) contract during the war didn't have the half moon stiffener behind the the badge. Even the RM commando's used the same beret without this piece. RM berets post war were then ordered by the Marines this time with the stiffener. The only RM berets with this piece during the war were the blue beret with the red flash.

If someone can show me any different I will shut the F*** up
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Old 04-09-17, 02:33 PM
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Also,

Running stitch is missing around inside edge. Not sure if there are air rivets (brass) but I can't see them in the pictures shown, an important point to prove it's WW2. I might suggest that it's more likely to be a 1948 than a 1943. Should also have the broad arrow and code letter for 1943, another important point to prove a ww2 beret As the printing is good this should be clear to see. All these points may be there? But the half moon insert is a bad point for a WW2 beret.
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Old 04-09-17, 02:45 PM
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All the 'British Beret Basque Ltd' (WW2) I've see have the 'arrow code letter' stamped close to the main stamping. There is no sign of this stamping even though the makers mark is still strong??
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Old 04-09-17, 02:56 PM
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http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/polish...-beret-573290/
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...944-1783188657

This is an interesting site if you are interested.
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/airbor...z-time-475689/
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Old 04-09-17, 03:52 PM
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Whilst I'm not a fan of the said beret, I have seen several GENUINE WWII berets with the RM stiffener applied (Presumably by the individual or the unit).
So discount it for that reason alone...
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I likewise have a beret from a Royal Marine Instructor who served 1943-45 with a stiffener, but it was one he had made himself.
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I cannot comment on Royal Marines beret`s but it is disappointing to see an established dealer offering this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-8...YAAOSwNiNZrVpm

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Old 05-09-17, 07:24 AM
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Doing very deliberately for quite a long time now!


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I cannot comment on Royal Marines beret`s but it is disappointing to see an established dealer offering this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-8...YAAOSwNiNZrVpm

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