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sábado, 21 de fevereiro de 2015

GNR - Guarda Nacional Republicana



The National Republican Guard (Portuguese: Guarda Nacional Republicana) or GNR is the national gendarmerie force of Portugal.
Members of the GNR are military personnel, subject to military law and organisation, unlike the agents of the civilian Public Security Police (PSP).
The GNR is responsible for the preventive police and highway patrol in the countryside and small towns of Mainland Portugal (large urban centers and all the Portuguese islands territory being patrolled by the PSP). At national level, GNR also has duties of customs enforcement, costal control, nature protection, search and rescue operations and state ceremonial guards of honor.
Since the 2000s, the GNR has provided detachments for participation in international operations in Iraq, East Timor and other theatres.

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10 comentários:

  1. Un sujet très intéressant, de superbes figurines et des photos magnifiques...

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    1. Merci mon ami! Sauf Eureka, personne ne fait des figurines de soldats/policiers Portugais du XX siecle en 28mm....! Ces deux braves officiers sont originallement Français - comme l`uniforme et le chapeau sont presque les mêmes, je ne avais qu'à les peintre en gris ;) A bientôt! :D

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  2. Very nice tribute to this paramilitary police force. Their ceremonial uniforms evoke a lot of history. BTW, are those figures actually for the unit or are they conversions - possibly WW1 French officers? Beautiful brushwork in any case.

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    1. Thanks so much Dean, for your interest and nice comments :) Yes, these are an easy "conversion", from Crusader´s French Command Group: http://wk.frothersunite.com/sc/pulp/imagww2/french/crus2.jpg - just add.. ink! I´m planning on some others, Army and Police forces alike :) It´s kind of frustrating to have such a rich History, and not a single national firm producing 28mm minis... Well, there are lots of British, Spanish and French troops waiting to be "nationalised".. ;) Warm regards :D

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  3. Hola
    Que buenos estos como decirlo ,bigotudos.....
    Mola tu trabajo
    un saludo

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    1. jajajaja Gracias amigo José Daniel por tu visita :) Eso es, cuando era niño pensava que el bigote se incluia en el uniforme - casi todos los Guardas lo tenian! Cuestion de moda, me parece.. ;) Un saludo, e buen fin de semana :D

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  4. Tão bom!!!!!! E que grande homenagem à GNR. Afinal, o meu avó era excepção pois nunca usou bigode. Estão perfeitos. Parabéns mais uma vez. Beijinhos :)

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    1. Obrigado Cristina!!! :D O meu bisavô era oficial de Infantaria e tinha uma farta bigodaça!!! Beijinhos :D

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  5. Great paint conversions! Very interesting read also! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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