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#1 warpath

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

10th SFG Beret

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Trojan Horse crest on green wool flash

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

Very cool.Do you know if the pin is marked?The old ones were sterling, I think?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Probably one ot the toughest to get SF beret.
This one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, Ed !

#5 Spy vs Spy

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Great Beret Ed, thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

As a 10th GRPer this is my Holy Grail! Fantastic, thanks for showing it.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Very cool.Do you know if the pin is marked?The old ones were sterling, I think?



It should be marked 800. The original examples that I have observed use the German numerical marking method which indicates the silver content.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

Great piece of history!!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

Members of the 10th SFG in front of Flint Kaserne (Bad Tölz/Germany) which was formerly the "SS-Junkerschule"

(10th SFG Yearbook 1956)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

For what it is worth Veritas - The Journal of Army Special Operations History, Volume 5, Number 4, 2009 contains an excellent and well researched article regarding all facets of the rare Trojan Horse Badge. Well worth adding to your reference library. My thoughts only .....

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

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Here's my early 10th group beret

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

My regrets that I passed on one of these badges years ago. I also heard that for years later jewelers in Bad Tolz were still making them... another missed opportunity as I was there in 1983 or so. The place is way off the road and in the middle of nowhere.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

early picture of 10th SFG members and their German made berets

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

early picture of 10th SFG members and their German made berets



Great picture.I like the use of the Airborne Command on the soldier in the middle and the different headgear.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Bobs beret is the only one I have even held in my own hands !!!

Great posting showing a classic !!

and the pictures are great too .

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Majors Herb Brucker and Roger Pezzelle were responsible for the Green Beret being adopted early on...Herb wore his original beret to the last SF convention he attended and some bastard stole it...I would consider his beret to be the most significant since it was one of the first two (saw it back in the 1970s). Ed

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Majors Herb Brucker and Roger Pezzelle were responsible for the Green Beret being adopted early on...Herb wore his original beret to the last SF convention he attended and some bastard stole it...I would consider his beret to be the most significant since it was one of the first two (saw it back in the 1970s). Ed



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb467/Bogie360/FrontGate_zps9d423ce7.jpghttp://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb467/Bogie360/Gasthaus_zps346b8925.jpg

An exceptional example in the beret or badge, congratulations.

I hope Mike Force, or anyone, won't mind my posting two recent pictures of Flint Kaserne taken only last year. You can see the tower in the right of his picture and in the gasthaus we found a large picture downstairs in it taken of the Kaserne in the early 60's I believe.

Best to all, M.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:07 AM

Hi All!

I have a couple of questions regarding berets from the 10th SFG:

  1. What is the current going rate for a 10th SFG beret with badge?
  2. Is there more than one manufacturer/style/material in the construction of the beret?
  3. Anything special I should look out for in the beret badge?

I have an opportunity to purchase one but wanted to get the forums advice before I pull the trigger.

Thanks in advance!


Edited by Kaigun Shosa, 15 August 2013 - 04:07 AM.


#20 James39

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Does anyone have 10th SF Group beret with badge that they are looking to sell?  I am interesting in purchasing or trading for one.  Thanks, James



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Hi All!

I have a couple of questions regarding berets from the 10th SFG:

  1. What is the current going rate for a 10th SFG beret with badge?
  2. Is there more than one manufacturer/style/material in the construction of the beret?
  3. Anything special I should look out for in the beret badge?

I have an opportunity to purchase one but wanted to get the forums advice before I pull the trigger.

Thanks in advance!

 

Refer to the article mentioned by Kriegsmodell, excellent resource. Also be very very very very careful. Early 10th Grp Berets are friggin rare. Most of them that your gonna come across are bogus. Pretty simple to stick a Trojan Horse badge ( lots of copies floating around) on a German or maybe a Canadian beret, and PRESTO !!
 


Edited by TrenchfootJoe66, 31 January 2014 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

I find it interesting when looking at early pictures of Special Forces Soldiers and how they wore the green beret.  They wore it in a totally different manner than it is worn today.  Any Soldier wearing one in that way today would be stopped by any NCO within view.  Funny how things evolve over time.  Great beret, thanks for posting it.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:55 AM

I think back in the day there were no regs on how to wear the beret and it was a local wear headgear?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

I have an original German made beret with Trojan horse badge (no flash), given to me by my team sergeant, who was in the 10th in the early days  If I remember correctly the badge was made in England.

 

I've never seen the TH badge worn on a flash before.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

I have an original German made beret with Trojan horse badge (no flash), given to me by my team sergeant, who was in the 10th in the early days  If I remember correctly the badge was made in England.

 

I've never seen the TH badge worn on a flash before.

 

Me either, kinda odd as one replaced the other.




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