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The Beret

Dave Hanson 04 Aug 13 - 06:21 AM
McGrath of Harlow 04 Aug 13 - 08:47 AM
Keith A of Hertford 04 Aug 13 - 09:08 AM
MGM·Lion 04 Aug 13 - 09:25 AM
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Subject: Folklore: The Beret
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 06:21 AM

What is it with Richard Thompson and berets ? I havn't seen a photo or film of him for many years without him wearing a beret.

He'll need an operation to remove before long.

Dave H

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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Beret
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 08:47 AM

I imagine he's lost his hair. I suppose he could wear a cloth cap or a cowboy hat, but a beret is handy enough.

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Subject: RE: The Beret
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 09:08 AM

Wearing a beret used to be radical and dangerous.
Think Che Guavara.

That was before Frank Spencer.

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Subject: RE: The Beret
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 09:25 AM

But Che only wore it because of its military connections ~~ from the late-40s - early 50s [when I did Nat Service] it spread from the Royal Tank Regiment [& FM Lord Montgomery who preferred it to his Service Dress cap] in late WWii, to replace the forage cap, which in turn had replaced the cutter-peak cap as the standard military headgear; and so it remains among UK land forces. So a military, rather than a 'radical' [whatever that may be] look was surely Che's aim.


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