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I am looking for some advice on the attached Parachute Regiment beret. 

I have looked up a number of articles but am still confused.

The badge is brass with two lugs. Was there ever a brass badge. The beret is dated and well worn. I got this and a number of other pre & post war headdress with two wartime dated battledress uniforms, DPM para smock and wartime dated flight suit. Not interested in the monetary value only authenticity.


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the beret has a fake date on it, this company never made para berets until well after WWII, the earliest I have seen is 1970's.  They made other headgear, before WWII, but never para berets.


The badge from your one, not very close up pic, appears to be a pointy wing tip fake.

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Thanks. I was a bit suspicious when I saw the date but as I am not very well versed in UK headgear I sought advice from the more knowledgeable.  

Sometimes it is difficult to be sure especially when items are among genuine items especially when I know the provenance of the genuine items. Again thanks 

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