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Australian S.A.S. Regiment beret Vietnam


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Beret worn in Vietnam 1969-70, khaki silk/raylon liner removed, brown edging and two sets of ventilation holes.

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staybright badge made by Firman England on a black sheild.

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Compared to a modern issue Australian S.A.S.R. beret

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black edging, black shield with Australian made badge with clutch pins

 

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Thanks, interesting to note the difference in the shade of beret from the 70s to current issue. The badge during the Vietnam period was a British made example with a maker marked slider which continued as issue, until a firm In Melbourne (platatac) gained authorisation to supply fairly recently.

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Kia thanx for pointing the colour difference out I thought possibly it was just a play of light with the camera as to the earlier British made cap badge was it manufactured by J.R. Gaunt of London..

 

Regards Mark 

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13 hours ago, Mark K said:

Kia thanx for pointing the colour difference out I thought possibly it was just a play of light with the camera as to the earlier British made cap badge was it manufactured by J.R. Gaunt of London..

 

Regards Mark 

Yes J R Gaunt badge, also seen unmarked and later London Badge and Button Co marked slider, there was an unmarked badge with pins issued before the current Platatac ones0D243AB7-BBB2-4564-9B27-7507875B5746.jpeg.526e5ccbaf06e3068adf0814a0b1dda8.jpeg

 

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The unmarked badge made in Australia 

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