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Old 29-05-20, 12:08 AM
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Default France WW2 Commando Beret

Former beret of the African Commando doctor, Doctor Jean PLANCKE

Doctor Colonel Plancke was a major figure in the Liberation, one of those heroes who demonstrated immense courage during the Landing of Provence.

He landed on the night of August 14/15 in the company of Captain Ducournau on the Rayol Canadel / Cap negre.

He was the Honorary President of the Commandos of Africa who landed at Cap Nègre in 1944.

The beret is nominative and in very good condition (no moth attacks and good size)

He has on the front of the badge of the Army Health Service then a manufacturer's label on which he inscribed his name

Next to it is the badge of the African Commandos (on a blue background, yellow France, red veil loaded with a black Cherifian star edged with yellow, red crescent with yellow letters. The crescent of Islam and the veil marked with the Christian star form a nave symbolizing the vocation to the landing operations)

The African Commando Group was created in Dupleix (Algeria) on July 26, 1943 from the African Free Corps. They raided the island of Pianosa the night of February 18-19, 1944. Then from June 17-20, the African commandos were engaged in the liberation battles of the island of Elba. Back in Corsica since August 11, the commandos are sent by boat to the coasts of Provence where they take part in the operation "Dragoon" during the night of August 14 to 15, 1944 by disembarking at Rayol-Canadel and Cap Nègre for then fight over Marseille and Toulon, then the Vosges, the Rhine and Germany…

After having valiantly fought, the unit disappears in 1945 with the end of the war

The African Commando is a prestigious and symbolic unit of the French liberation army in 1943-1945
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Old 29-05-20, 04:24 AM
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Hello

this beret is absolutely not WW2....!!
circa 1960-70

the badge is a lapel badge of the Commandos friendship.... not WW2

cordially
Didier

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Old 29-05-20, 05:29 AM
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And the French medical badge is also not WWII. It is a more modern post war badge that is still currently worn...
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Old 29-05-20, 05:02 PM
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Well that's a bummer!
Buyer beware and be informed!
Thanks guys!
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Old 30-05-20, 05:22 PM
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Get a refund.

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Former beret of the African Commando doctor, Doctor Jean PLANCKE

Doctor Colonel Plancke was a major figure in the Liberation, one of those heroes who demonstrated immense courage during the Landing of Provence.

He landed on the night of August 14/15 in the company of Captain Ducournau on the Rayol Canadel / Cap negre.

He was the Honorary President of the Commandos of Africa who landed at Cap Nègre in 1944.

The beret is nominative and in very good condition (no moth attacks and good size)

He has on the front of the badge of the Army Health Service then a manufacturer's label on which he inscribed his name

Next to it is the badge of the African Commandos (on a blue background, yellow France, red veil loaded with a black Cherifian star edged with yellow, red crescent with yellow letters. The crescent of Islam and the veil marked with the Christian star form a nave symbolizing the vocation to the landing operations)

The African Commando Group was created in Dupleix (Algeria) on July 26, 1943 from the African Free Corps. They raided the island of Pianosa the night of February 18-19, 1944. Then from June 17-20, the African commandos were engaged in the liberation battles of the island of Elba. Back in Corsica since August 11, the commandos are sent by boat to the coasts of Provence where they take part in the operation "Dragoon" during the night of August 14 to 15, 1944 by disembarking at Rayol-Canadel and Cap Nègre for then fight over Marseille and Toulon, then the Vosges, the Rhine and Germany…

After having valiantly fought, the unit disappears in 1945 with the end of the war

The African Commando is a prestigious and symbolic unit of the French liberation army in 1943-1945
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