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Beret advice.

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Hey folks,

 

I'm doing a lightweight loadout, and I quite like the idea of theming it around some of the pictures of RMC deploying from landing boats I've seen, but I'm well aware that the green beret is special and I wouldn't dream of wearing one without earning it (which I intend to do eventually), I'm also aware that other colours are considered a little taboo, so what colours ARE "okay"?

 

TL;DR - What colour berets could I wear for airsoft without offending anyone?

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I wouldn't wear, any. Any could technically cause offence if you haven't earned it.

Above anything do NOT wear green red/maroon or tan

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You could props get away with a black beret.

My CCF have green berets so I could props get away with it but black would be a safe bet

 

or you could wear a boonie hat :)

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A Black Beret would be fine IMO. If you like the look, then go for it.

 

So long as you're not pretending to be something you're not then you won't cause offence.

 

I was actually given my Para Beret (no badges) by a relative to use especially for Airsofting because he thought it suited the look.

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Feel like a numpty now :D

 

Correct :lol:

 

TBH I would a=stay on the safe side and wear a boonie or something

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that is probably the best idea and i respect your decision to honour those who served, plus boonies are quite cool(and cheap).

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I'd dispute the coolness of the boonie, I hate the damn things :P

 

As for honouring people in the services; it's only right isn't it, I don't think anyone here would dispute that for a second :)

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I don't think you can be an airsofter and disrespect the armed forced considering we are basically pretending to be soldiers. If you did you would be a right c*** If I was you stick to the boonie like you said.

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I think my mate used to wear his green beret for a few skirmishes when he was a royal marine but he hated royal marines, then left, but i guess he did earn it...tough one but boonie, i like helmet myself but boonies IMO look cool

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I really despise the boonie. If satan had ever created a hat, it'd have been a boonie. That said, I'd rather wear the satan-hat than cause offence to anyone in the forces.

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Definitely, but then, if you were a Christian, people in your Church would be angry....?

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if you want light weight you could go with a bandana :)

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A lot of paintball shops sell bandanas, dunno why? lol

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A lot of paintball shops sell bandanas, dunno why? lol

 

you couldn't really wear them and they wouldn't seen???

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I don't really think it would cause any offence as long as it's clearly just a copy and you're not pretending to actually be a member of the armed forces. Having said that, I've always avoided regiment / rank patches as I'd feel like a bit of a fraud wearing them. So while I don't think it'd cause offence, the fact that you've made this thread probably means you'd feel uncomfortable wearing a beret, so I wouldn't

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It's not that I'd feel uncomfortable, I just have a great deal of respect for servicemen and women and was hoping to find a colour that would be "okay" for general airsoft wear.

 

Ideally I'd have liked khaki, but the PWRR use that.

 

A boonie will have to do :D Even if they are hell-hats!

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You could always get a cap

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am i the only one that calls the boonie a "crap hat" or "Bush bucket" but never have i called it a boonie

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