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Very uncommon headgear.

Article about: Just wanted to show you two very uncomoun headgear used by the Belgian Garde Civique / Burgerwacht, sort of "Home Guard" abolished after WWI. Spike helmets have been adopted by dif

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    Default Very uncommon headgear.

    Just wanted to show you two very uncomoun headgear used by the Belgian Garde Civique / Burgerwacht, sort of "Home Guard" abolished after WWI.
    Spike helmets have been adopted by different nations, even Belguim!
    But I never saw thise kind of military hats used by other army's!
    cheers
    |<ris
    PS pictures and items aren't mine!!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Default re: Very uncommon headgear.

    Very cool.

    The bowler hat, also known as a coke hat, derby (US), billycock or bombín, is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown originally created in 1849 for the British soldier and politician Edward Coke, the younger brother of the 2nd Earl of Leicester. The bowler hat was popular with the working class during the Victorian era though it came to form the official work uniform of bankers. Later in the United Kingdom, it would come to be worn as work dress by the officers of the Queen's Guards.
    Last edited by Jerry B; 06-17-2012 at 11:54 AM.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Default re: Very uncommon headgear.

    Was the bowl hat ever used as soldiers headgear in Britain?
    The one on the picture I published, isn't complete! It comes with a feathers on the side and a coloured cord like the top hat I posted.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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