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 Post subject: Headgear advice sought.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:26 am 
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Head gear.

I have the two "Chain dogs" books and the two Osprey books by Gordon Williamson, but can't find this cap in illustrated in it.
Can anyone identify the rak and circumstances within which it was worn ?
Thanks to all in advance.

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The cap badge is very bright - Is it too bright ?
If so can anyone offer any advice on how to dull it down ?

Thanks again in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:48 am 
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Its a Rural Gendarmerie (Police) hat mate.
Where did you get it i need one like it. ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:34 pm 
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As Dave said, it's a Gendarmerie schirmmütze for EM and NCO ranks. This is a second pattern cap, worn after September 1942.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:00 pm 
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The cap badge appears to be similar to the old British Army cap badges of the last 30 or so years made of Staybright or similar in which case forget trying to make it look older and correct and try to get a proper replacement metal one (either genuine or repro).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Dave & Feldjager ,
Thank you for your info. and insight.
I bought it from Durhamtroop who had some stuff for sale over the weekend , I got in rather quick on it, that a gorget.

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It will need some attention to dull down the bright yellow paint work , real McCoy on the left.

If you can point towards a replacement either a period piece or a good quality reproduction I would be grateful.
Thanks again. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:04 pm 
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I will have a look round for you tomorrow mate, still love to know where Durham Trooper bought the hat origionaly.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:39 pm 
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Crazy Feldgendarme wrote:
I will have a look round for you tomorrow mate, still love to know where Durham Trooper bought the hat origionaly.

:D
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I bought the crusher with a bid on ebay a couple of months ago....


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:50 pm 
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Bloody hell i was hoping you got it from a supplier mate cos its just what i need to finish off my Rural Gendarmerie impression.
Ah well keep looking i suppose.

Cheers anyway mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:40 am 
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Only one i can find is here mate.

http://www.ismilitaria.co.uk/shop/shop.php

Never used them so cant comment on service. :D

Have a look here for an example of a supposedly genuine badgs mate.


http://www.theoldbrigade.co.uk/shop/viewphoto.php?x=5

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:24 pm 
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Dave , thank you for the links.
I checked DF
Detlev Niemann late last night , he had sold one for 30 Euros earlier in the day , I will just keep an eye out for one.
The caps are nice but very expensive. :cry:

Attached the makers label on the underside of the cap , all in all very happy with the quality of the item. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Cookie try James Brown at Extra klasse he should be able to help mate.

http://www.extraklasse.co.uk

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Ta Jack mate, will give him a try (may save me knackering an expensive origional Tshako).

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Just ordered one from him, made to order so will be a while i suppose.

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Crazy Feldgendarme wrote:
Just ordered one from him, made to order so will be a while i suppose.

:D

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Nice one glad your sorted, made by janke the best caps you can get :D

See you at malvern.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:08 pm 
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Yup i went for a drive today (first time in 3 moinths) no real problems so barring accidents or unforseen events i WILL be there.

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