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Why did Monty wear a beret?
Monty was an eccentric. He was an infantry man (Commissioned in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment) but assumed the black beret of the cavalry and sported the cap badge of the royal tank regiment on it. He got away with it because he was from a highly connected family.
What is the badge on a beret called?
A cap badge, also known as head badge or hat badge, is a badge worn on uniform headgear and distinguishes the wearer’s nationality and/or organisation.
Who wears a black beret?
A black beret was authorized for wear by female soldiers in 1975, but was of a different design than men’s berets. It was unofficially worn by some armored, armored cavalry, and some other troops. Today, the black beret is worn by regular soldiers of the U.S. Army.
What kind of hat did General MacArthur wear in WW2?
Shortly after arriving in the Western Desert, he “adopted” a Bush Hat with the regimental badges of units under his command, shortly there after. This image though, obviously did not suit/ last. By October 1942 he was most commonly seen in a Black (RTR) beret, sporting General Officers and RTR badges.
How old was Field Marshal Montgomery when he died?
Field-Marshal Montgomery died, full of honours, in 1976. He was eighty-nine. Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! ‘Dean Swift’ is a pen name: the author has been a soldier; he has worked in sales, TV, the making of films, as a teacher of English and history and a journalist.
Who was the field marshal of the 21st Army Group?
This title was assumed by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower, while Montgomery was permitted to retain the 21st Army Group. In compensation, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had Montgomery promoted to field marshal.
What were General Montgomery’s flaws as a general?
Montgomery’s main flaws as a general were, I think, a rather juvenile desire to impress, and a near-total lack of tact. The former was at odds with his virtues as a general: a belief in solid planning and a genuine care for his troops.