Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Multi-Coloured Berets of the National Republican Guard

The National Republican Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) or GNR is the national gendarmerie force of Portugal.
Members of the GNR are military personnel, subject to military law and organisation, unlike the agents of the civilian Public Security Police (PSP).
The GNR is responsible for the policing and highway patrol in the countryside and small towns of Mainland Portugal (large urban centers and all the Portuguese islands territory being patrolled by the regular police PSP). At national level, GNR also has duties of customs enforcement, coastal control, nature protection, search and rescue operations and state ceremonial guards of honor.
The GNR has a variety of beret models for its uniforms; black, green, blue, but also the more interesting tri-colour berets in black, green and gold.

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