Favorite Uniforms

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Vintage lover, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    My favourite uniform would have to be the French Foreign Legion uniform from the desert campaigns. I'm not an expert on era's so I will have to say the 'Beau Geste' years.
    My favourite Uniform if I could be privileged to wear it, would be any era, British SAS.
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  2. Cicero

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    I do not support their ideas that they had
    But for me the German ww2 uniforms are by far the most attractive ones.
     
  3. rocketeer

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    As we have a bit of a thing going for smart German Uniforms, how about this Nazi pin up shot of Michael Wittmann, tank commander.
    Very smart in his crusher cap and Lancer button up style
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  4. Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05
    Japanese officers with foreign military observers, mainly British
    Others are American (3rd row standing, 6th from right and 6th from left); Austrian (2nd row seated, 4th from left and 3rd row, 2nd from right); French (4th row, right and 2nd row seated, 6th from left); German (2nd row seated, right)

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    Russians as seen by a Japanese artist.
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    Japanese and Russian officers as seen by Japanese artist
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  5. Aristaeus

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    U.S. Cavalry
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  6. alsendk

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    Having served in the danish airforce for 4 years, ending up as a senior sergent, I have to admit that I have had it with uniforms.
    But looking at these beautiful chinese female soldiers in their uniforms make me feel better though.
    Apparently they are in for a charming offensive, but make no mistake. In accordance to my chinese born wife, there are hundred of thousands female soldiers in the chinese army, all extremely well trained and ready for defending their country.
    But a sweet smile always work for me :O)

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    The two last pictures is of my wife Xiaojian and myself
     
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  7. GHT

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    Loving those uniform pics. There is a theme about WW2 pilots, they always seemed rakish, never buttoned immaculately, yet........
    Well this lady portrays it perfectly. She was the darling of the ATA, and she passed away just a week or so ago, at the age of 92.
    Her name is Maureen Dunlop.
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  8. alsendk

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    Truely a lovely picture. what is ATA btw?
     
  9. I can identify these uniforms:

    Top: Indonesian Police
    Bottom: Japanese Navy (aka Japan Maritime Self Defense Force)

    And here's a few more ladies in uniform

    Josephine Baker
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    Israeli
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  10. alsendk

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    Wow Brunswick, you know obviosly a lot about uniforms. I was misguided by Google pictures, telling me all my chosen pictures was chinese military female staff.
    My own knowledge here are very limited, but a smiling female soldier can confuse me at anytime :O)
    Thanks for setting it straight
     
  11. You want uniforms? Well I've got uniforms!
    Well not mine, though I wish they were!

    I took these pics yesterday at a militaria show

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    The ones below are from my collection

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    USAF circa 1963 with WWII ribbons and aircrew wings
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    circa 1980, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa
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  12. Two Types

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    OK, if women in uniform is your thing, try this link:

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/members-club/22232-pictures-women-armed-forces.html

    There are 34 pages of photographs of females doing military service from all over the world. From the Pakistani Defence Forum of all places!

    Oh, the wonders of the internet - you won't believe me, but I stumbled across this site whilst searching for information on rank badges of the Iranian police (don't ask).
     
  13. William Stratford

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  14. I've always thought Iranian uniforms were very interesting:

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  15. Stearmen

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    The Real Cavalry

    This is what the real US Cavalry looked like during the hight of the Indian Wars. Included are photos of the most famous Cavalry man in the world. Notice the many ways the officers are wearing their M1872 folding campaign hats! In farness, Hollywood and the modern cavalry do not wear their hats like Napoleon or wear Kaiser helmets, because it would confuse the public to much! To their credit, there are reenactors that are wearing more accurate uniforms! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  16. Grizzly Adams

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    Nothing beats a USN uniform. Dress blues WWI. Familiar face.......:)

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    "On all the ships, in all the navies, in all the world..." etc!;)
     
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  17. samtemporary

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    I'm partial to the Nazi uniforms as well. Not only was it a sharp uniform, but when worn by a person with military bearing, it looked phenominal.
     
  18. cw3pa

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    How about something from the 95th Rifles?
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  19. Stearmen

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    Berdan's Sharpshooters, armed with Sharps rifles! [​IMG]
     
  20. Vampyre Master

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    female Hussars

    this is me in the grey overcoat with my guard of female hussars
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