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Senegal Guard

Post  wfrad on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 1:33 am

Here are a couple of good photographs of a Senegal palace guard from a travel site.
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/senegal.htm
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Re: Senegal Guard

Post  buistR on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 6:37 pm

Very good photos. The modern "Garde Rouge de Dakar" (Red Guard of Dakar) are the direct descendents of the Senegalese Spahis of French colonial times and still wear virtually the same uniform. Apart from the Italian Bersaglieri, they are probably the only troops still to wear the fez as a headdress. Because it had been widely worn by colonial troops until the early 1960s, the fez quickly vanished from the armies of the newly independent African states.

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Post  ChrisF202 on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 1:27 am

I believe the Spanish Army's Regulares (colonial infantry from Spanish Morocco - Ceuta and Melilla) still wear the Fez with their dress uniform.

Some pics:
http://www.tinet.org/~jcgg/Fuerzas_Armadas/ChicasRegulares1.JPG (Spain apparently allows females into combat units)
http://www.elpais.com/recorte/20080601elpepunac_12/XLCO/Ies/Tabor_Regulares.jpg

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Post  buistR on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 6:33 am

Thanks ChrisF. I forgot about Spain's Regulares.

The mixed gender and rather chic appearance of the modern Regulares is a little ironic - considering the ferocious reputation of Franco's Moorish troops of the same name during the Spanish Civil War.

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