Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

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Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by mpb » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:00 pm

FP Fez,
Not sure of the date, pre WW2, WW2, or post WW2...any thoughts welcome.
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Re: Force Publique Fez

Post by mpb » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Additional photos, snowflake vent
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Re: Force Publique Fez

Post by mpb » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:01 pm

FP markings with hat size in sweatband of fez
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by stuka f » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:23 am

Very nice example!
Thanks for sharing.
At first glance I would say between two wars, but need to verify that.
Also, please let me know if you would ever part of it.
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by mpb » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:04 pm

Thanks Stuka,
I am also interested in colonial headgear, that of both the native and European soldiers...I am still having trouble dating this fez..

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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by stuka f » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:55 am

I have no access to my library for the moment, but I'll try to check this asap!
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by stuka f » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Sorry it took so long.
But hardly time for hobby's at the moment...
But I found it.
It is registered in the Militaria BELGICA 2007-2008 (jaarboek over uniformologie ) publisched by the Koninkijle Vrienden van het legermuseum.
And it is the mod 1955.
However I didn't see any fez, over time, with a tassel like yours...probably a personal fantasy...
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by aicusv » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Fezzes are cool
fezzes frigidus es

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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by stuka f » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:50 am

I have to correct myself!
My first impression was right.
It is the 1935 model. The 1955 model is quiet similar but bears a golden insignia.
I'll try to ad pictures asap.
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by mpb » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:01 am

Thanks Stuka,
Please post pics
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by stuka f » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:23 pm

Here they are.
French text only.
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Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:11 pm

Great stuff! Thank you for sharing.

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