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Old 19-09-18, 12:42 PM
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Default Tank Within Wreath Beret Badge (Shown in Vietnam War Documentary).

Watching a documentary series "The Vietnam War" (episode 3 The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)) I saw footage of a soldier standing with General Westmoreland.
What's the badge on his beret please? It appears to be embroidered rather than of metal and may be on a coloured backing, I can't tell. It may be embroidered on to a cloth backing that matches the beret colour and is just cut irregularly to cater for the projecting gun barrel.
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Old 19-09-18, 01:02 PM
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Army of the Republic of Vietnam "ARVN" tank beret badge. ARVN Armored Units. Beret would be black, the badges are most often found in stamped metal and bullion wire embroidery, The photo appears to be a US Advisor to the ARVN.
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Old 19-09-18, 01:10 PM
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Thanks, I wondered if it would be American or S. Vietnamese but I'm not clued up on either nations insignia.
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Old 19-09-18, 09:20 PM
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Hello Leigh

I have attached a picture of a couple of the ARVN armoured badges I have in my collection. You will find they come in white metal, embroided and bullion. There a quiet a few makers variations but the theme is basically the same.

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Thank you, I can't recall ever having seen such badges before.
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One here.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ORIGINAL...IAAOSwn4pboidc

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A very "French looking" badge, by design and manufacture.
Is that example genuine? Given that "everything" from the Vietnam War era seems to be reproduced for the tourist & collector markets.
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A very "French looking" badge, by design and manufacture.
Is that example genuine? Given that "everything" from the Vietnam War era seems to be reproduced for the tourist & collector markets.
This badge would not be for me. The french style attachment lugs, the manufacturer's name cast in the metal and the solid reverse indicate a reproduction to me. The examples Dennis shows are correct. By the way, the SVN Armor beret badge was worn over the left eye, as the Americans wore their beret flashes. The SVN Armor were the only branch that wore their beret insignia this way.
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