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Republic of Vietnam National Police Bullion Beret

Dated: 1960-70s

Description: One piece pattern, bullion insignia. National Police beret, bullion, as worn by all ranks, though officers tended to favor bullion style insignia. The role of the National Police went well beyond the normal duties of a civil police force, functionally serving as another branch of the armed forces. National Police units were often the first on the scene in engagements, particularly in cities and population centers.

Members of the National Police (one in bullion beret) performing an inspection, 1960s.

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