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    Hi, i want to share with you, something special.
    Its an handmade tropical hat, made for my father by a servent of my parents.
    It was made in 1961, right in the begining of the war in Angola.
    He kept it until today.
    Cheers.
    Nuno
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    Great helmet, I lost my fathers one, who was in Afrika too from 1959 till 1975.
    But I have a small collection pith helmets to replace the loss!
    ;-)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Great helmet, I lost my fathers one, who was in Afrika too from 1959 till 1975.
    But I have a small collection pith helmets to replace the loss!
    ;-)
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    Hi Kris, where in Africa was you father?
    To bad you lost your father`s hat.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    very nice nuno it looks nice some great personal history attached to it as well
    thanks for sharing

    tom

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    very nice nuno it looks nice some great personal history attached to it as well
    thanks for sharing

    tom
    Thank you Tom.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Great helmet, I lost my fathers one, who was in Afrika too from 1959 till 1975.
    But I have a small collection pith helmets to replace the loss!
    ;-)
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    Great helmet with family history, you can't beat that.


    Hey Kris, did you ever post your piths.

    Regards,


    Jerry
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by NunoGTI View Post
    Hi Kris, where in Africa was you father?
    To bad you lost your father`s hat.
    Cheers.
    Nuno
    In 1959 he was a Commissaire de Territoire* at Lisala (Congo).
    Those uniforms are very hard to find, I have been looking for years now!
    After the troubles of 1960 he got back with me and my Mum, but no uniform thise time, the pith helmet was also abolished!!
    From that time he and we did nearly every land under the equator from the west coast to the east coast.

    *commissaire de territoire at the time of Belgian Congo is a police officer, but also a military officer and a judge at the same time for minor crimes.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Bond View Post
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    Hey Kris, did you ever post your piths.

    Regards,


    Jerry
    They are here some where.
    |<
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    They are here some where.
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    I'll look for them later, when I get back from work.

    Regards,

    Jerry
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    I'll look for them later, when I get back from work.

    Regards,

    Jerry
    Did you find them?
    Haha! ;-)
    Here is one;
    Belgian Public Weermacht (that is not the one my father should have had!!)
    knopen 019.jpgknopen 020.jpgknopen 022.jpg
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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