French Army

Full Dress Cadet Ecole Speciale Militaire Saint-Cyr

Saint Cyr Shako Left 1

This uniform is of a cadet of the French equivalent of Sandhurst Military Academy (UK) and West Point (USA)

The rank is identified by the braid just above the cuffs and the plain red fringed shoulder boards, senior ranks would have gold fringed shoulder boards and further embellishments to the cuffs

The head-dress is a pale blue shako topped with a red and white plume

Saint Cyr Shako right

Winter Service Dress, Adjatant of the 57e Regiment d’Infanterie

02 57e RI Tenu Sortie Winter Pre 1990 Adj Chef Left (man)

Rank is denoted by the bars on the shoulder boards, the hand stitched collar tabs and the kepi embellishments, further indications of senior rank are the stripes down the trousers and upturned cuffs on the jacket.

The sleeve badge is that of the 15th infantry division (current), and the regiment is identified by the pocket badge and the numerals on the collar tabs, the branch of service is denoted by the colours of the kepi, and the grenade on the kepi & collar tabs.

03 France Ajt 57th inf (Left)

Troupes de Marine

01 TDM Musician (Right)

This is a full dress uniform (tenue traditionnelle) of a corporal chef -  ADL (Apres Durée légale = signed on as regular army after completing legal term of conscription) of the Musique Principale des Troupes de Marine,(main band) unit is identified by the anchor on the kepi, collar tabs, and the distinct yellow fringed shoulder boards, rank is identified by the two red chevrons and single gold chevron on the cuffs, ADL is denoted by the thin gold chevron above the others, the white parade belt is also worn by the French navy

03 TDM Musician (Left)