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German fire? M43 style cap. But which era?

Article about: Hi guys! I read some forums about comparing wartime/post-war M43 caps. I read that original M43 caps has stiffener on the front, and the piping is looks like a teardrop, not oval. My cap has

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    It was just a joke, a funny theory to the initials.

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    I think it's a post war cap. Sorry but I hope this helps the debate, liner and sweatband are the tells for me.

    cheers

    Tony

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    Thanks. Post war, but interesting wartime looking. Any ideas for the insignia?

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    I think the post war German cockade should suffice on this one, not 100% sure, may be worth asking in the bundeswehr forum.

    cheers

    Tony

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    With that type of lining, I would suspect it is East German possibly ?

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    Quote by levaid View Post
    Post war, but interesting wartime looking. Any ideas for the insignia?
    Quote by spandau View Post
    I think the post war German cockade should suffice on this one, not 100% sure, may be worth asking in the bundeswehr forum.
    Unlike the Third Reich, the FRG's fire brigade badges and insignia are not standardized for the whole country; they differ widely from state to state.

    For example, have a look at the examples for present-day fire brigade caps at the Alkero website:

    Kempf Vorschlag 2
    Kempf Vorschlag 2

    (These pages include other military and civilian caps, as well. Fire brigade service caps and mountain caps are shown for Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Baden-Wurttemberg; service caps only for several other states including Hesse, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.)

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