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Old 20-04-17, 08:21 AM
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Default Brigadier cap

To continue with good news/bad news about my collection, here is a Brigadier peaked cap. I am waiting anxiously for your comments.

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Old 20-04-17, 08:27 AM
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Fine original post 1953 cap made by Moss Bros.
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Old 20-04-17, 02:04 PM
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There's recently been a crackdown on the wearing of "Regimental distinctions" by senior officers. Apparently they're all supposed to wear this rather than "Regimental Headdress". I guess some senior chap is jealous of SAS/Para types because he failed selection then!

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Old 20-04-17, 02:14 PM
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That senior chap is CGS.

In fact ex-Para Regt Generals still retain their maroon berets whilst all others have adopted the blue beret/cap of the GS. All GS, however wear the GS mess kit, cap badge, GS TRF and GS blue stable belt.
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Old 20-04-17, 02:23 PM
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I can hear the orders now:

Monty - take the black beret off immediately and what is that RTR capbadge doing on it too? (He had a para beret with 2 cap badges on it too. It used to be in long-gone Airborne Forces Museum in Aldershot)
De La Billiere - exchange your SAS beret for Cap GS now....

It's never going to work I tell you.
Unless the guidance has changed very recently a Para Brigadier was told he was no longer allowed to wear his maroon beret.

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Old 20-04-17, 03:00 PM
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But what about the really important stuff - will a RRF chap be able to wear a hackle?
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Old 20-04-17, 03:21 PM
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I can hear the orders now:

Monty - take the black beret off immediately and what is that RTR capbadge doing on it too? (He had a para beret with 2 cap badges on it too. It used to be in long-gone Airborne Forces Museum in Aldershot)
De La Billiere - exchange your SAS beret for Cap GS now....

It's never going to work I tell you.
Unless the guidance has changed very recently a Para Brigadier was told he was no longer allowed to wear his maroon beret.

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Ian

I am sure you are right but James Bashall was on TV quite recently with a maroon beret. He was wearing the GS TRF and stable belt.

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Old 09-05-17, 06:44 PM
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http://www.tentors.org.uk/

General Bashall in a fetching maroon beret last weekend.
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Old 04-07-17, 04:43 PM
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Default Colonel/Brigadier ex-RSDG

A service dress cap for a former Royal Scots Dragoon Guards officer, with regimental side buttons, and the unique black crown piping.
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Old 04-07-17, 05:02 PM
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Lack of red crown piping indicates an officer ex a non-royal regiment?

I have a similar cap to the one shown in post no. 1 with no red crown piping but with silver on gilt R. SIgs buttons and with removable red band.
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I can hear the orders now:

Monty - take the black beret off immediately and what is that RTR capbadge doing on it too? (He had a para beret with 2 cap badges on it too. It used to be in long-gone Airborne Forces Museum in Aldershot)
De La Billiere - exchange your SAS beret for Cap GS now....

It's never going to work I tell you.
Unless the guidance has changed very recently a Para Brigadier was told he was no longer allowed to wear his maroon beret.

Ian H
I have seen a photo of Monty wearing an Australian style bush hat with several badges on it including a North Staffords and if I remember correctly a Staffordshire Yeomanry.
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I have seen a photo of Monty wearing an Australian style bush hat with several badges on it including a North Staffords and if I remember correctly a Staffordshire Yeomanry.
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❡...I wonder, what happened to this hat...
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Here it is.
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❡...I wonder, what happened to this hat...
That is such a brilliant picture. I hope it is still around somewhere.
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Old 06-07-17, 11:48 AM
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I suspect there's more than one around......
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Old 07-07-17, 07:32 AM
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There was one in the Australian War Memorial Museum about twenty years ago. Don't know if that's its home or whether it ws on loan.
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