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Pink piping on overseas cap?


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On khaki material Ill be its faded artillery

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Red is the artillery piping since being a khaki cap if it faded in water it would be the same. But in the 50s they also used a pink shade for artillery if Im correct

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Do a search on the forum, pink piping has been a mystery for years.

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Do a search on the forum, pink piping has been a mystery for years.

 

Yep, that was my first thought on seeing this thread. We have tried to figure it out, but no documentation to prove what it is (if it is indeed Army at all) has never really surfaced. At least we know there are quite a few of them out there.

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Engineer piping is scarlet (red) and white.

 

I do notice it has an 'X' stamped inside; usually that denotes class X clothing not to be reissued.

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The hat appears to be used and probably washed and if washed with bleach the red piping would become pink. Non-colorfast dyes were common were then and are still around today.

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It is panzer.

 

I have one of these hats and its pink.

 

There is a thread about it where I dissect the piping.

 

I think that for some reason a few engineers wore pink.

 

I cant prove it but no one seems to know anything.

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