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WWII British Tank Corps "Montgomery" Kangol Beret
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A black wool beret manufactured by Kangol and named "The Montgomery" after Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who famously wore a Kangol Tank Corps beret as a part of his uniform (Montgomery adopted the beret in part because he thought that it was more flattering to him than other types of headgear). The beret is black wool with a leather head band. The interior bears the WWII period Kangol mark of St. George slaying a dragon and the name "The Montgomery". The beret is marked with the size of 6 7/8. On the beret is a high quality officer's cap badge for the Royal Army Tank Corps. The badge is struck in sterling silver and features the King's crown. The reverse of the badge is marked "Sterling" and carries the silversmith touch mark of "L&Co." Both attachment lugs are on the back of the badge, and a double strand of thick brass wire passes through the lugs on the interior of the beret to keep the badge in place. There is some moth tracking to the beret, and one or two very tiny holes, none of which are distracting. There is also a single, small hole on the right front of the beret. Overall very good condition.