The legacy continues: The moving story behind a maroon beret

Fin Doherty joined the British Army in February. Last week, he donned the same Maroon beret that his brother wore. The Sergeant Major who presented him with the beret had fought alongside his brother.

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The first use of the beret in the U.S. Army comes in 1943 when the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion (now Regiment) were made honorary members of the British First Airborne Corps during World War II, which included authorization to wear the maroon colored beret. British General Fredrick Browning commanded the British Airborne at the time, and ...

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Answer (1 of 5): Generally speakng, soldiers and officers of the British Army wear dark blue or khaki berets in working (combat) uniforms, apart from those who wear what is officially referred to as 'tribal' headdress - the Tam O' Shanter in certain Scottish regiments, the Caubeen of Irish regime...

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The maroon beret has been an international symbol of elite airborne forces since it was chosen for British airborne forces in World War II. This distinctive head dress was officially introduced in 1942, at the direction of General Frederick Browning, commander of the British 1st Airborne Division.

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Maroon beret. The maroon beret is a military beret and has been an international symbol of elite airborne forces since it was chosen for British airborne forces in World War II. This distinctive head dress was officially introduced in 1942, at the direction of General Frederick Browning, commander of the British 1st Airborne Division.

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I recently aquired, from his widow, a maroon beret - C-broad arrow marked and dated 1944, Dorothea Hats, Ltd. Unfortunately, the beret is missing its cap badge. I am thinking he was part of the 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion, which would later be renamed the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion and integrated into the FSSF.

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The wearing of berets of distinctive colors by elite special forces originated with the British Parachute Regiment, whose maroon beret was officially approved in July 1942, followed by the Commando Forces whose green beret was approved in October of that year. The United States Army Special Forces adopted a darker green beret in 1955, although it was not officially approved until 1961.

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23 Parachute Engineer Regiment | The British Army

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment provides military engineering support to 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force. Wearing the famous maroon beret, we're specially trained and equipped to insert by parachute, helicopter and air. Facts & Figures. Our Skills. Deployments.

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