RAMC Beret question

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by subbsonic, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. Can any of the old and bold help me out here?

    My father-in-law is now an OAP, but did national service as a PTI with the RAMC. He maintains that they used to wear a maroon beret back in those days. Might it have matched that gorgeous RAMC pullover?

    Is he walting, or is there some grain of truth in this??
     
  2. Was he airborne?
     
  3. I've been down that road and it does not sound like he was. He was at an RAMC training establishment.
     
  4. I believe back before WW2 the RAMC berret was maroon before it was gifted unto the blue badged heroes, hence why the backing of the RAMC cap badge is maroon.

    Can't find you a source, but I do recall being told that.
     
  5. Do the RAMC have a museum?
     
  6. I've often been told that the cherry-coloured backing to RAMC beret badges are a recognition of the number of VCs.
     
  7. Keogh Barracks. I dont recall anything about us having a maroon beret, but speak to the AMS museam and they should be able to tell you
     


  8. Contact Capt Pete Starling there.
     
  9. Thanks Guys, I'll drop them a line in the morning.

    cheers

    Subb
     
  10. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Yes, it the one full of VC's.
     
  11. And the bear that takes up most of the foyer. :D
     
  12. There's a bear? I saw no bear. I demand a bear!
     
  13. Hope the bears still there. We had a lot of fun back in the eighties :twisted:
     
  14. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I think the bear is still receiving counselling.