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Posted: February 12, 2005 08:11 pm
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Any ideea what uniform is this?

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Posted: February 13, 2005 05:47 am
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Rosior I believe.
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Posted: February 13, 2005 08:17 am
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QUOTE (Victor @ Feb 12 2005, 01:03 PM)
The uniform is army. Both the air force and navy officers had their ranks on the sleeves.

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Posted: February 20, 2005 06:19 pm
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Capt.Petrovici Dumitru.
I already posted a photo of his grave,in Basarabia ,killed on the first day of the war.

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Posted: February 21, 2005 11:26 am
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QUOTE (mihai @ Jun 26 2004, 03:16 PM)
Hi,Denes

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What sort of armband is this soldier wearing?
(IMG:http://www.mic.ro/clients/sova/eBay43484.JPG)

This is the uniform of "Guard of the fatherland"movement.
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Sorry Mihai but you are wrong, this is a FRN- Frontul Renasterii Nationale not a Straja Tarii (Guard of the fatherland)uniform!!
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Posted: February 24, 2005 10:34 am
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Sorry Mihai but you are wrong, this is a FRN- Frontul Renasterii Nationale not a Straja Tarii (Guard of the fatherland)uniform!!


I think you are right b737. I have the same opinion like you: this is a FRN uniform.
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Posted: February 25, 2005 12:11 am
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Denes

I think you have a royal "soldier" in the photo you posted. I think the person in the photo is one of the princesses of Romania, but I don't know which of them, dressed as cavalry soldier. Are you sure of the year? If so, I think she could be one the daughters of Queen Maria (Ileana, Mignon, Irina or Elena). If the photo is earlier, could be princess Elisabeta. Observe the ring on her left hand. My belief is that she is HRH Princess Ileana (I found some photos of her plus it is a match with the year 1928).

Please check this theory. Thanks.

Barbosu

PS About the other military you asked of his uniform: he is from the FRN period for sure. One of ministers in 1940 government wore that on left hand. This is the armband you're looking for.

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Posted: February 25, 2005 03:26 am
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Thanks, Barbosu, for the clarifications and details.

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Posted: February 25, 2005 03:20 pm
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Well...

If the person is a royal princess then it is clear. But she is not wearing a women-type uniform. I also have my doubts that there were a practice for the Romanian Royal House princess to wear military uniforms. Tough... the uniform might be a Royal House one, because:

- "Straja Tarii" (Guard of the Fatherland?) was a youth movement, with many resemblances with the later comunist "Pionieri" (Pioneers). Even their uniforms were similar (white beretts, paratroopers "red berets"-style) and mainly white uniform. The only persons who wear this type of uniform besides the teenagers were king Carol II - the "Straja" commander (there are some archive films with him dressed like that) and other "Straja" leaders who were appointed by the king and were the only adults in the organization

- FRN (Frontul Renasterii Nationale in 1938, then from 1940 Partidul Natiunii) was a would-be totalitarian-type political party, created at the king's initiative. It has no military role at all and it was also used in order to give a certain appearace of legitimacy to the regime, as the parliament continued function for a while but with FRN as the only active party. As I know they used white-colour uniforms, but there's a possibility that those were only for special ocasions, and there also existed another colour version. It is a well known fact that king Carol II was a big fan of different types of military uniforms...
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Posted: February 25, 2005 10:22 pm
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DENES

You're welcome. If you have any other details on that photo, I'm interested! Thanks!

AGARICI

There are two different persons and pictures I mentioned.

1. The "princess" is the soldier in cavalry uniform posted by Denes. If you want check this link and you will se a lot of pictures with Romania's queen and princesses.

http://www.tkinter.smig.net/index.htm

I invite you to visit this excellent website of Tom. I will post here only a photo from there, with HRH Princess Ileana in another uniform. Ileana is the youngest daughter of HM King Ferdinand and HM Maria.

For propaganda Ileana (or other princess) could wear the uniform of Queen Maria Regiment.

I repeat, I am not sure which princess is in the photo posted by DENES. Maybe someone could help!

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Posted: February 25, 2005 10:25 pm
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QUOTE (b737 @ Feb 21 2005, 11:26 AM)
QUOTE (mihai @ Jun 26 2004, 03:16 PM)
Hi,Denes

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What sort of armband is this soldier wearing?
(IMG:http://www.mic.ro/clients/sova/eBay43484.JPG)

This is the uniform of "Guard of the fatherland"movement.
Mihai

Sorry Mihai but you are wrong, this is a FRN- Frontul Renasterii Nationale not a Straja Tarii (Guard of the fatherland)uniform!!

2. The other person is this one, also posted by DENES:



As you observe, the armband is not seen but a fragment of it. So I croped the armband from another picture for example.

As for the FRN you can find on internet (for example on www.timelifepictures.com)
pictures with the Government and you will see that almost all ministers were wearing uniform with this armband. Gafencu included. The pictures are dated february 1940 and each has an explanation.

Cheers,

Barbosu

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Posted: February 25, 2005 10:47 pm
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And even HM Queen Maria herself wore uniform on special events, as you can see in the picture below, from same website. (http://www.tkinter.smig.net/index.htm)

Tom's website has tens of very interesting photos, great stories and links. I will not abuse so this is the last photo from him that I post here.

Cheers,

Barbosu

PS. Could that be the uniform of Queen Maria Regiment? :)

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Posted: February 26, 2005 02:16 am
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QUOTE (b737 @ Feb 21 2005, 11:26 AM)
QUOTE (mihai @ Jun 26 2004, 03:16 PM)
Hi,Denes

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What sort of armband is this soldier wearing?
(IMG:http://www.mic.ro/clients/sova/eBay43484.JPG)

This is the uniform of "Guard of the fatherland"movement.
Mihai


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Sorry Mihai but you are wrong, this is a FRN- Frontul Renasterii Nationale  not a Straja Tarii (Guard of the fatherland)uniform!!


Thank you !

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Posted: February 27, 2005 11:53 am
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One of my grandfather's brothers: cpt. (rez) Alexandru Badescu (left) with an unidentified officer.

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Posted: February 27, 2005 11:55 am
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QUOTE (Barbosu @ Feb 26 2005, 12:47 AM)
PS. Could that be the uniform of Queen Maria Regiment? :)

Obvious since Queen Maria was the honorary CO of the 4th Rosiori Regiment.
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