Merchant Navy Beret

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    frenchy
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    Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by frenchy on Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:16 pm

    Hello!
    I got this Beret and after some research i only found the meaning of the White beret wore by the ww2 merchant navy personnel .Mine has white and black .
    Is there somebody who could shed a light on this for me . I know that parkhurst still make beret til now ,so it could be post war too .
    Thanks




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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by Bill on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:33 pm

    Navy League?

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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:42 pm

    this is I believe a modern beret worn by navy or merchant navy or some naval related veterans. If you go to a parade on Friday you will see this beret being worn.

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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by frenchy on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:14 pm

    Thanks Michaels and Bill for your answer .
    In fact i will try to attend one event this friday after my night shift if i can .

    Frenchy

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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by Bill on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:18 pm

    Hi, Link to the Navy League of Canada site. Note the same crest at the top of the page as on the beret. http://www.navyleague.ca/

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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by frenchy on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:47 pm

    Bill wrote:Hi, Link to the Navy League of Canada site. Note the same crest at the top of the page as on the beret. http://www.navyleague.ca/

    I just went on the site and the only thing i was wondering now is what is the meaning of the White and Black ,i know the white represent the route they were using arctic convoy but the mix with the black ?

    Thanks for your help Bill !

    very appreciated

    Frenchy

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    Re: Merchant Navy Beret

    Post by qsamike on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:48 pm

    Hello Frenchy......

    It is not supposed to be black but rather a very very dark blue..... The White represents the white topped hat the navy used to wear and the dark blue which was worn during WW2......

    If you go to the bottom of this thread you will see the official badge of the Canadian Naval Veterans Association.....

    http://hqrcna.com/files/BrRCNA3col.pdf

    Mike

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