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Started by River Patrol , Oct 13 2014 02:06 PM

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#26 Johan Willaert

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:10 AM

Steve- Here is the patch for the camp

 

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For an upcoming article I am looking for a clear high-res picture or scan of the Top Hat patch...

All credits will be given of course.

 

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 04:17 PM

Johan-I am sorry I completely forgot to get to you who bought the patch.

Tomorrow when I get to the shop I will forward you his info.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Bob!



#29 Johan Willaert

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:30 AM

All the above info and items, the patch and much more are now featured in an article I wrote for the French Militaria Magazine...

Available online at: http://www.histoiree...taria-n372.html


Preview of the first two pages of the 7 page article...

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#30 Johan Willaert

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:15 AM

Available online at:

http://www.histoiree...taria-n372.html

#31 Johan Willaert

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

Since I wrote the article, I have managed to acquire some more Top Hat items...

 

An example of the rather rare patch worn by both civilian and Military personnel of the Camp...

(Got this from a fellow board member; THANKS! )

 

 

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#32 Johan Willaert

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

And a Bagage Tag that was attached to the Duffelbag of a GI transferring from the Camp to the CONUS right after WW2.

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