Two of my para berets...one is still dated 1943 and has the manufacturers name. The other one has the same lining but the date etc... has vanished. A few letters are still visible but no more date. The only thing which can been found back is the WD stamp with, I think, the letter Z or L (?) on top of it.
The first one is has the original rank (red V) but needs a silver V on top of it, which is missing.
The other beret has two stars which are original polish ones but are put on the beret by me for a exposition I did back in the early 90's.