Do note that the cockade is that of the Federal Republic of Germany founded in May 1949.
With the national cockade being within the wreath it looks like a West German police cap!..
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
A complete mix-up. The badge is BGS (Bundesgrenzschutz), the cap itself with its velvet centerband, the piping made of the fabric of the cap cover, could be anything. As the experts stated above, an easily recognizable post-war product.
I would say three things to the beginner. A.) the plastic in the cap, and B.) the well executed Stirndrueckfrei rig of the sweatband and C.) the grey color.
Many post war caps have grey interiors, though such was also surely the case in the III. Reich, but many FRG caps of the 1960s are grey, without wanting
to make the statement into a rule. In any case, for a cap veteran, such as Wolfgang and myself, this is plainly a cap of the era I enclose here....
My first "New Generation"dress tunic 1956.
I do not say this is a Bw cap, as it is not to my knowledge, i.e. with velvet Muetzenband