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    Thank you Tony for sharing such a fantastic piece! I have never seen such a beautiful pre-WW2 Polish beret.
    Comming back to my beret - has anyone came across a beret withouth the liner and a sweatband? Mine appears to never have a liner inside...

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    Miko, yeah, that is an amazing survivor. Without a doubt one of the rarer IIRP headwear.

    As to your question, I canít say Iíve ever seen a legitimate military issue beret without liner. Iím not sure about the Polish worn 1939-40 French issue berets though. More research required here. I do know that removal of date marked liners on post war issue berets is a trick used on ďskładakiĒ. Always a warning sign.

    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    This is not a pre-war Polish Armoured beret, if original I would lean towards Polish Armoured Brigade in France. The berets the Poles wore in France were bigger in shape then the pre-war ones which were meant to fit the head tight, just like in the photo Tony posted, the tight berets were also worn by the Polish Air Force.
    There was a pre-war black beret which was a bigger one and this was worn by Anti-Aircraft units.

    I know some boys discussed this beret on the Polish militaria Facebook page and they agreed the eagle is a English made one, which begs to ask why on earth would a high ranking officer do this in England if you are being issued British Armoured berets.
    Without a makers mark inside the beret I would lean towards it being a made up beret sorry to say.

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    I have only two berets PSZ .
    This is first, in my collection around 5-7 years
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