These BFO berets are a tradition in the alpine mountain troops in the French Army. Must save a fortune cos they can shelter the whole Regiment under one beret! What a shite tradition! Between themselves they call these things "tartes" and are quite proud of them!
We are in absolutely no fucking position to take the piss out of other country's military headgear when we have all those different wanky Scottish hats, bearskins and fusilier berets with massive fucking feathers in them.