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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:06 pm 
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Great photos, could you tell me where i could get a French pilots cap like this one:

I want to collect items for Normandie Niemen


They come up on French eBay relatively frequently, best to keep searching as frequently as possible. The cap badge being worn on the cap in the photo is from Andrew Butler insignia (I believe?) at http://www.6thjune1944.com. It'll be good to see more people portraying the Normandie Niemen squadron, it's vastly overlooked. I'll try and get round to posting some of my Normandie Niemen items up one day.

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would FS knives be wrong for NW Europe 44/45?

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Hi Nic,

Not wrong, but not particularly common from what can be seen in the wealth of photographs available. It makes sense really, the M3 is a far more useful knife!

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Philip.


ahh cheers mate, really appreciate the help! :D


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petty officer wrote:
A-Babchenko wrote:
Great photos, could you tell me where i could get a French pilots cap like this one:

I want to collect items for Normandie Niemen


They come up on French eBay relatively frequently, best to keep searching as frequently as possible. The cap badge being worn on the cap in the photo is from Andrew Butler insignia (I believe?) at http://www.6thjune1944.com. It'll be good to see more people portraying the Normandie Niemen squadron, it's vastly overlooked. I'll try and get round to posting some of my Normandie Niemen items up one day.



Hi,

I agree with the above, eBay is probably the best place to find one. Beware though, 60s dated caps (and onwards) are different in their shape and construction (and materials from the 70s onwards). Caps from the 30s-40s-50s are great for WW2 reenacting.
It's hard to find a large size original cap, I'm a 59 head size and what I find is usually 55-56...

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Very nice photos! Good to see some group in SAS uniforms. ;)


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Sharp pics lads! Also could you tell me what the canteen carrier is 7th from the top? A friend of ours found like 20 of bloody things at a water treatment plant, out of all places. We thought it was a Canadian made item for the civil defence effort after the war. But obviously not! Any information would be great. And again great pics! Really like the original looking ones.

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Thank you ! I don't know what photo you talked about the canteen.


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Thank you ! I don't know what photo you talked about the canteen.


Sorry I should have been more descriptive :lol: but it's the seventh photo from the top. The photo is 3 lads, all wearing berets and the person on the right has goggles around their neck. The one with the "mysterious" canteen carrier is the centre of the 3. Sorry I can't be any more descriptive. :)

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Don't ask why I didn't think of this sooner hahahahahahaha but I'm wondering about the canteen carrier worn by the lad in the middle.

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Isnt that the cavalry pattern?

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Isnt that the cavalry pattern?


Yes, it's that.


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Was it pre second world war? Because as the more I looked at it, the more I noticed it looked a lot like the '03 pattern water bottle carrier? Because I though the wartime one was this: http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1940/pics/1940_equipment_carriers.html

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Great!


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Your attention to detailis first class and to keep the memory alive of a long forgotten army, I commend you all keep doing what your doing and enjoy passing on history to the masses, vive la france


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