Red beret

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The red beret is a military beret worn by many military police, paramilitary, commando and police forces around the world. The term is also used to refer to the British Parachute Regiment, although members wear the maroon beret.


The red beret was worn as a distinguishing device by Carlist soldiers in the First Carlist War and later became an emblem of Carlists in general, often with a yellow pom pom or tassel.[1]

Military Units[edit]

The following military units wear red berets:

The following military units formerly wore red berets:

Military Police[edit]

Red berets are worn by the military police of many NATO and Commonwealth of Nations militaries.

Beret-wearing British military police officer uses field glasses to look across the Berlin Wall from a viewing platform on the western side, 1984.

Paramilitary Forces[edit]

Commando Forces[edit]

Police Forces[edit]

Non Military[edit]

In popular culture[edit]


Comic books[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ p.32 MacClancy, Jeremy The Decline of Carlism University of Nevada Press, 2000
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