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Title 30th Regiment captain's epaulette for recruiting officer
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45
Sold

This is a field epaulette (viz dull bullion) for an officer serving with the recruit depot. Every regiment would have had a recruit depot where the young men would have come from the Arbeitsdienst for processing into the regular army. This was normally done on a regional basis.

It is built around a stiff card base, with an orange-red felted wool underlay, dull bullion braid with gilt finish regimental and rank insignia. This orange-red piping is unique to the recruiting department.

This has obviously been worn and almost certainly stitched into the shoulder of a tunic, viz the rather unfinished look at the base. The condition is a little grubby, but it is still reasonably clean.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Tunics : Third Reich : Army]

testimonials

The belt buckle arrived this morning. I'm delighted with it. I've been after one for years.

H S, UK, 11.02.2014

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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