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The Bundesheer, the modern Austrian Army.

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    A closer look at Austria's finest . . .



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    Re: post 56 by oradour. . .

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    eadwaerd...Great photo, the next in a sequence of photographs or stills from a film (see post 56), which shows marching in Paris on the Bastille Day parade 2007, down the Champs-Elysees, these are soldiers from the Austrian Garde-Bataillon (Guards Bn) from Vienna, together with other nations formations. I believe it is the only Austrian unit where the officers wear breeches and swords
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    A few more of the Garde. In the last two pics, is that the Hoch-und-Deutschmeister regimental standard?


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    The Bundesheer also used a version of the Wehrmacht-era M43 cap and, much like the Bundeswehr, it was reintroduced in the 1950s. Here's my 1958-dated Bergkappe. Note the orientation of the edelweiß -- flower forward. This goes back to WW1.

    This cap also exists in a brown cotton version. The woolen cap was updated in the 1970s to a smoother, twill fabric. Unfortantely the M43-style caps were replaced by a BDU-style cap in brown cotton for the field and a WW1-style kepi-like cap for dress. I have one of the latter and will photograph it later.




    Here's the new version of the Bergkappe in use by Gebirgstruppen of the Bundesheer.


    The feldgrau M59 field cap/bergkappe:



    The new BDU-style bergkappe:
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    Very nice additions to a favorite theme of mine, thanks.
    damit, basta.

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    The picture of girls' day with the Hafflinger (?) is amusing. Girls' day is an institution in the Bundesheer. And the Norwegians have now instituted conscription for all.
    damit, basta.

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    One of my favorite Gebirgsjäger photos. Muli vor!

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    The current Bergkappe which replaced the M56/M43 style cap a few years ago.


    ÖBH Feldkappe M59 (1980)

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