Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

mpb

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

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Additional photos, snowflake vent
 

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stuka f

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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.
This is my greatest field of interest.
 

mpb

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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..
 

stuka f

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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...
 

stuka f

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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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