Sunday, October 21, 2018

Militarized Basque Berets

Military berets not only have their distinctive badges on the outside, but sometimes also on the inside. Some berets worn by the French military were (the more comfortable) civilian Basque berets (with the cabillou removed). Headbands of these berets were far more comfortable and the label prettier than the standard name/size label in white cotton.
The Lebanese military did the same, it seems (see last photo). 
501° Regiment de Char de Combat
Gendarmerie, 1940s
Ecole militaire preparatoire (1945)
Lebanese militarized Basque beret


  1. Hello

    I recognize berets of my collection. You can use it without problem. Let me know if you want more details about it.


  2. Hello Steph,
    Very good to hear from you (and nice to "meet" a fellow beret enthusiast).
    If you have any more "military Basque berets", I would love to hear. My direct email is:
    Thanks and all good wishes,