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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:27 PM

This is a well worn French Army Marine Infantry Paratrooper beret badge that has a number of hand cut notches along one side.  Does anyone know what these notches signify?  Could they be number of jumps or maybe number of combat jumps?  Any ideas?

 

 

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

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#3 Tonomachi

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

Manufacture hallmark of beret badge

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:32 AM

I don't think the French Marines have that many combat jumps in their history.

 

Maybe he wanted to improve on the design during boredom, like a twisted rope?



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

I don't think the French Marines have that many combat jumps in their history.

 

Maybe he wanted to improve on the design during boredom, like a twisted rope?

I've seen this done once before on a French metro airborne beret badge before so maybe the number of overseas tours?



#6 Tonomachi

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:28 PM

I recently came across another beret badge with hand cut something along the outer rim so this was something done by more than one person.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:04 AM

The consensus is that these marks are for jumps. Most likely training jumps.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:45 AM

The consensus is that these marks are for jumps. Most likely training jumps.

Thanks for this information.




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