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Worgaimz07 Aug 2022 8:22 a.m. PST

Afternoon all.

This may well have been asked before but my Googling hasn't turned up a satisfactory answer.

I am currently painting some M10 Achilles and M10 Wolverines for my Normandy Brits.

Can I ask what colour berets the crew would wear? Is it the standard khaki,or black? ( or something else?)

I have seen people paint both but want to be correct.


donlowry07 Aug 2022 8:26 a.m. PST

They were artillery troops, so whatever they wore.

Martin Rapier07 Aug 2022 8:28 a.m. PST

They were Royal Artillery, so not issued berets during the war. They may be wearing the horrible khaki serge GS Cap though, so khaki.

nickinsomerset07 Aug 2022 9:51 a.m. PST


Tally Ho!

42flanker07 Aug 2022 3:32 p.m. PST

Yes, khaki 'Caps, GS.' Not berets. But wouldn't they be wearing helmets?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2022 4:26 p.m. PST

Khaki and I think helmets would be common – I have my M-10 crews in a mixture of helmets and khaki berets

Worgaimz08 Aug 2022 1:33 a.m. PST

After receiving more info from elsewhere as well I believe the consensus is for a khaki GS cap, so thats what I will go for!!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2022 9:39 a.m. PST

The horrible and mercifully short lived khaki beret was introduced in time for NW Europe. It was very floppy and ill-fitting and nothing remotely like the RM or Red Devils version.

It was known as The General Service cap and I cannot imagine M10 RA crews going into action in that rig



However, for a superb rendering of them behind the lines, see here;

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42flanker08 Aug 2022 3:41 p.m. PST

Technically not a beret, as it wasn't made from a single piece of knitted, felted wool. Made in three pieces, the 'Cap, GS.' was more akin to the khaki 'Tam o'Shanter' bonnet of the Scottish regiments but minus the tufted tourie on the top.

It was certainly more practical than the revived Field Service cap in khaki, which never had the elan of the Victorian original.

Trajanus13 Aug 2022 5:24 a.m. PST

Given the open fighting compartment, I know what I'd have been wearing and it wouldn't have been made of felt!

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