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

57e Regiment d’Infanterie

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

Aspirant wearing the Officiers supérieurs - (senior officers) pre 1990 winter service dress, the 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 and collar tabs.

03 France Ajt 57th inf (Left)

503e Régiment de Chars de Combat

Adjudant 503e Régiment de Chars de Combat (Right)

This Adjudant chef of the 503e Régiment de Chars de Combat (503rd Tank Regt) wears the  pre 1990s sous officers (NCOs) winter service dress uniform, indicated by the thin stripe on the trouser leg and turned up cuffs. Shown on the right shoulder is the 10e division blindée type II (10th armoured Division) formation Insignia, and on the left is the Brevet Militaire Professionnel (BMP)gold award, the fourragere is that of the Medaille Militaire

Adjudant 503e Régiment de Chars de Combat (Left)

38e Régiment de Transmissions

01-38e Régiment de Transmissions (Right)

This Commandant (Major) of the 38e Régiment de Transmissions wearing the Officiers supérieurs - (senior officers) pre 1990 winter service dress indicated by the bellows pockets and the thick stripes on the trousers there is no pocket fob on this example but the unit can be still be identified by the collar insignia, and the rank is identified by the four gold band on the body of the Kepi, and on the shoulder boards,  the fourragere is the deluxe model (with extra loop) and is that of the Medaille Militaire, he also wears one medal ribbon of the Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur ,(slightly faded in this example)*

* (I would assume awarded for civilian exploits and not awarded for gallantry as would have other accompanying  medals if military award) *

03-38e Régiment de Transmissions (Left)
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