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Old 19-02-19, 06:57 PM
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Default German Bundeswehr Paratroopers Beret

Hi have had this a while, missing the badge but what would be the correct one to be a correct fit to make it whole? Many thanks Billy
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Old 19-02-19, 07:16 PM
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The beret looks to be the red rather than para maroon version, it bears the impression of the signals lightning "flash" badge?
(Then again perhaps it's just my eyes and the beret is maroon, in which case it would have borne a diving eagle within an oakleaf wreath similar to the old WWII German para combat badge).
I can't remember the date of introduction of the range of beret badges with the small anodised German flag mounted at the bottom of the design, prior too rose versions the badges didn't bear a flag.
The inverted "A" ink stamped in the beret indicates that it's been "cast".
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Old 19-02-19, 07:16 PM
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Good day Billy,

Assuming that the date on the tag is the date of manufacture, you will want the metal version that has the German National flag (black, red, yellow) at the base of the wreath. This flag was added to German beret badges in 1979.

Showing the examples I have in my collection. First is pre-79, second is post-79.

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Have a look at 54 Bty Bundeswehr album.
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Old 19-02-19, 07:47 PM
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The NSN is for a Coral Red beret (not maroon) and the badge should be Signals as per the imprint in the cloth.

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Old 19-02-19, 08:00 PM
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Do the wearers of these badges also have some connection with maintaining and the operation of this forum?
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Old 19-02-19, 09:16 PM
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Marc I see it clearly now the impression fits nicely with that of the Signals Lightening bolt, I thought the top impression was for the top of thhe Eagles Wings and bottom being the body, many thanks will find one about thanks all!!!
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Billy, I have a spare one if you want it. Just pop round and collect.
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