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stephen m01 Jul 2023 8:35 a.m. PST

Painting up some 6mm Long Range Desert Group figures from Heroics & Ros and some of the figures are wearing berets. Did a quick search of images of the LRDG but am curious what colours would the berets have been? Also for the different colours what would the units have been? Thank you in advance.

Greg G101 Jul 2023 11:21 a.m. PST

Hi Stephen here is a link to a website for the LRDG it has uniforms on the top row.

lrdg.hegewisch.net

stephen m01 Jul 2023 11:37 a.m. PST

Very good. Thank you.

42flanker01 Jul 2023 2:29 p.m. PST

An interesting site, perhaps American or at least oddly mid- Atlantic ('caliber'?), but of varying accuracy- well, the glossary anyway!

However, during the desert war, the only standard beret available would have been the Royal Tank Regiment black beret dating from the 1920's- (made notorious by General Montgomery's black 'kitbag' worn with with the RTR badge and his General's cap badge in tandem).

The specialists' coloured badges-e.g. khaki, maroon and green were another matter. Khaki berets for motorised and reconnaissance battalions in NW Europe were also a later development.

Cormac Mac Art01 Jul 2023 3:53 p.m. PST

This could be helpful

link

stephen m02 Jul 2023 6:22 a.m. PST

Thank you everyone. I have enough to paint the minis I have.

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