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Old 08-11-20, 10:03 PM
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2 british cap used by officer of the " belgian force publique " in belgian congo. probably worn during the middl east campaign in 1943 ( egpyt / palestin) for 1st Belgian Congo Brigade Group and / or in birmania 1944/1945 for 10th Belgian Congo Casualty Clearing Station. for these two campaigns, belgian force public was next to the british forces.

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and the other one
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Hi Hughes, thank you for showing the caps and interesting insignia, best wishes Mike
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Old 09-11-20, 11:50 AM
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thanks for your comment

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The top is a pre ww2 British officer service dress cap, and the bottom a ww2 era cap, both very interestingly repurposed with the addition of a different chin strap and insignia.

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two very interesting british/belgian sd caps.

I don't know when they started copying british sd caps, but I have one dated 1951 which is in the british style, but made in belgium.
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hello

thanks for your comments

belgian army wears visor cap since de ww1

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Very nice caps Hughes!

What is the cap badge on the second cap?
Does the badge on the first cap have lugs or 2 prongs?
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