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Normandie-Niemen french Pilot

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    in these photos, I agree, on the other pictures, they are M32.

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    Surely they wear Lend-lease belts

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    I discover the post that is very well done with great information. Congratulation for the mannequin and the photos.

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    Hello dears members and fallowers.

    I have fallowed yours boards and I have beginning to upgrade my "'aspirant".

    I have added an lead and lease US garnison belt, an order of the great patriotic war, a free french wings and a Normandie badge.

    This week, I try to post a "study" on the uniform of the Normandie squadron

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    Some medals presented "in memoria" on the grave of Roland de la Poype in the cimetery of Conzance

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    Interesting pic. Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Battle dress types use by the Normandie Niemen squadron

    three types of battle dress was used in this squadron.

    1°) the must common is the RAF battledress (Aircrew and War Service Dress). We observe it throughout the war.

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    The "lieutenant" Verdier on the left and the "aspirant" Yves Carbon on the right with a RAF BD.

    2°) the second type rarely observe is battle dress issue from commenwealth countries.

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    The "sous-lieutenant" Bernachon was wearing an Australian battle dress.

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    This other type of "commenwealth's" battle dress was wearing by Marcel Perrin and René Challe the both arriving in the squadron on march 1944.

    Note on the photo of Marcel Perrin an eagle for cap is used on the chest. This type of inversion (cap versus brest) and vice versa, is often observed in the squadron.

    3°) The third type is the local made battle dress.

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    worn by Jacques André in 1945.

    And to finish an unknow model worn by Noel Castelain during the spring or summer 1943
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    We can observe this type of battle dress other picture of the begining of 1943, it's seen to be made in Syria during second part of 1942
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    Thanks. Im sure you are right.
    When looking at them, I see some are called Tokarev/Nagant holsters - this might just be due to some vendors not knowing their flaps from Adam!
    Interesting holsters.
    I believe this is because some were universal holsters as well, ersatz leather with little rigidity?

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    Very interesting analysis on the different BD used


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    I have forgotten one type of battle dress, this worned by the mechanical. this photo of bad quality have been made in Xatenka (Khationki) the 3 august 1943. In the first plan it's Marcel Lefèvre.

    have a good day.

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