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sturmgrenadiere
January 30, 2003, 19:51
...and I am trying to identfy what unit the guy pictured on the cover is with. Is he a member of the 3rd Company Alabama Irregular Militia, or is he with the Free Georgia Battalion? I thought his black berret without any insignia was worn only by the 12th Platoon of Indiana Free Citizens Brigade, but I think they reconsolidated with other local organizations into the 1st regiment, Militia of Indianna...?

Can anyone ID this unit or perhaps the timeframe or operation this pic was taken?

:D

archy
January 31, 2003, 14:02
Sorta resembles the Texas 6th Infantry's headgear. But it wouldn't do to get their pals annoyed, either.

http://www.joelchasnoff.com/Basic.jpg

http://www.hobbyvista.com/anzacsteel/Armoured%20Vehicles/Images/mttu1ph_1.jpg

http://www.rjsmith.com/images/crew-c16.jpg

http://www.lrdg.org/images/ppa1.jpg

ce
January 31, 2003, 17:27
Aw, come on, Archy, isn't that Mike Hoare ?

archy
February 03, 2003, 21:18
Good God, no!

Man, that's Popski, (http://www.magma.co/~hesketh/popski.htm) that's Popski, of Popski's Private Army...

http://books.stonebooks.com/reading/yunnie_popski.jpg http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/silbadg/pskis.jpg

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0304361437.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg http://user.online.be/ppa_preservation_society/ppaps99.jpg

bbgun
February 04, 2003, 13:49
It sort of looks like Bill from TAPCO..........:bow:

cfm
February 04, 2003, 23:17
Looks Israeli to me. There's an Israeli flag flying in the background and Hebrew writing beneath the 67 - 97 numbers.

Mad Dog 7.62
February 04, 2003, 23:35
Israeli Armoured Corps graduation ceremony would be my bet.....

archy
February 05, 2003, 18:19
Originally posted by Mad Dog 7.62
Israeli Armoured Corps graduation ceremony would be my bet.....

Yeah, the top pic is, a ceremony at the Israeli military museum at Latrun, I believe. They have a nice collection of military vehicles that have played a role in Israel's several wars on display there.

I'll have to check my notes, though; it could be at one of a couple of other places....

The point I was trying to make was that infantry, even irregular light infantry, sometimes has friends with heavier capabilities. And some of them also wear black beanies, as is now the generic US Army headgear.

I've still got a couple of mine I wear from time to time, as they're practical on a motorbike with no brim to blow them off and can be easily stuffed in a helmet or pocket when a helmet bneeds to be worn for legal reasons or on chilly evenings. And they're better suited for use while wearing headphones, and don't have to be turned around backwards * in travel lock* for those using a telescope-sighted rifle.

The one I most generally wear of late gets a stare or two since it's probably not of U.S. origin and the fllash on it isn't familiar to most. And the star is bigger than a US Brigadeer General's rank device....

More durned light infantry with black berets....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/870000/images/_874941_gurkhas300.jpg

usmc326
February 06, 2003, 00:19
That wannabe on the cover of the catalog has Penguin OD furniture on his FAL...must be Georgia's token merc!:biggrin: