Here is a black beret belonging to a soldier serving with the 46th SF Company in Thailand. Detachment A-41 (Ranger) was staffed with Ranger and SF qualified soldiers and trained their Thai equivalents. Note the US WW2 parachute silk liner with a subdued Thai parachute qualification wing sewn on. The black beret, and the black jungle uniform, would only be worn for instruction and demonstration, the normal US uniforms, including the standard Green Beret, being worn for all other occasions.
These are black Thai rip-stop jungle fatigues probably used by an advisor from the 46th SF Company, Detachment A-41(Ranger). Cut identically to the US olive green version the jacket is fully badged and as such is obviously intended for barracks wear not field operations. These are made from black fabric not olive green dyed black. Badges include a pocket patch for the Thai LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) school, Thai parachute wings, Thai Ranger scroll and Special Missions strip. The US awards are a Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), US parachute qualification, Pathfinder qualification and Ranger tab on above the SF shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) on the left sleeve. Note that the Ranger tab and the SF SSI are in the late war (post-1968) US issue merrowed edge style. The beret is described above. Note the distinct blue/indigo tint to the Thai made badges.
Note: The lable is in Thai and English
Photos courtesy of the Hall Collection.