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Old 03-04-21, 03:24 AM
Flatdog Flatdog is offline
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Hi,

First the correct term for the blue beret is Midnight Blue, not Navy Blue.

The 1st Battalion the Royal Norfolk Regiment joined 24th Guards Independent Brigade Group in 1942; the Guards Officers wore a khaki beret and the Norfolks adopted it at the time. The beret went out of use after the war but was re-adopted in 1960, and has continued in use. It was adopted by the rest of the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1970 and the wearing of it extended to Warrant Officers. The Regiment complete went to khaki berets in 1976.

Later on, The Green Howards and the Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) adopted the Khaki beret as its more "tactical" than the blue. Late 70's early 80's the Guards adopted the same if I remember correctly

Clay
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