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I'm not sure these started out together..... I love the pin, having served on the Forrestal, I'm bias. Quite a few companies sell ships pins. I think someone just put a ships pin on their beret. Still its one of the better looking carrier pins I've seen.

 

Jon B.

Newaygo MI


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I have several of these pins from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Essex Class carriers, (both straight and angled deck), and an F-8 Crusader. Oh, and a FRAM Fletcher Class DD. They were sold in the exchange and in ships stores.

 

Ship board Sailors didnt wear berets.

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A French souvenir..looks like they're even in a hat shop.

 

Most likely the ONLY time they'd ever be worn in uniform, to see which one fit to buy it!!

 

HOWEVER..the beret itself is a Basco..which is from Italy..https://southpacificberets.com/italy---basco-roma.php


 

 

 

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A French souvenir..looks like they're even in a hat shop.

 

Most likely the ONLY time they'd ever be worn in uniform, to see which one fit to buy it!!

 

HOWEVER..the beret itself is a Basco..which is from Italy..https://southpacificberets.com/italy---basco-roma.php

 

 

LoL Yes, all of that is correct. I know it isn't combat, regulation, or worth much money. Just thought it was cool.


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Yep, very cool for sure!


 

 

 

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