Panama National police uniforms WW2?

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Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 8:59 pm

Has anyone found any photos of the Panamanian police WW2?The only description i have been given mentions-

US uniforms with campaign hat and leather puttees. I think this was from a book called "Identification" by J W Bunkley (1942or3). Not too sure if the tunic would be the M1912/WW1 type or later one with open collar. as for the puttees could this mean gaiters/leggings?

regards Pat.

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Circa 1933

Post  Sean on Thu 16 Dec 2010, 3:22 am

This illustration is taken from the description in Blakeslee's book on police uniforms, and a contemporary photograph.

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'Putties' were leather gaiters, worn by the junior ranks.

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Re: Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  ChrisF202 on Thu 16 Dec 2010, 6:19 am

I assume the chevron was a mark of rank? Do you happen to know the whole rank insignia system?

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Re: Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Sat 18 Dec 2010, 8:52 pm

Sean ,thankyou for posting that excellent illustration, regards Pat.

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Re: Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  Raja on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 8:54 pm

Great illustration Sean, but having a problem ,would like to print it off but cannot get it to appear on print preview ,anyone else having this problem? Ranjit.

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Re: Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Fri 31 Dec 2010, 8:40 pm

can't get anything to appear on print preview using a pc at my local library,Pat.

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Re: Panama National police uniforms WW2?

Post  zebra on Fri 31 Dec 2010, 8:45 pm

Chris, if you go to the "International Uniform Insignia" website go to Panama/police , and you will see this chevron indicates a private 1st class. The nco chevrons are of US style, which isn't much of a surprise and the officers have bars. Pat.

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