East or West German Shoulderboards please?

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    Gulf91
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    East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 25, 2011 3:25 am

    Can anyone please ID these-Thanks






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    Re: East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Wed May 25, 2011 3:28 am

    W. German enlisted Border Guards?

    nowhere near 100%, just a guess...im sure someone will be able to nail it down for you

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    Re: East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 25, 2011 3:33 am

    They were cheap and was hoping they were BGS that i could use for one of my camo jackets.

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    Re: East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Wed May 25, 2011 1:00 pm

    I know that somewhere is a downloadable file that contains a lot of info about recent German uniforms right from the military itself but I can't seem to find it.

    EDIT: I believe they are West German because of the fact that the border around the top is thinner where as East German ones are a lot wider.

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    Re: East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 25, 2011 1:32 pm

    Flecktarn92 wrote:I know that somewhere is a downloadable file that contains a lot of info about recent German uniforms right from the military itself but I can't seem to find it.

    EDIT: I believe they are West German because of the fact that the border around the top is thinner where as East German ones are a lot wider.

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    Even better result if they turn out to be BGS and are suitable for a camo jacket Wink Wink

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    Re: East or West German Shoulderboards please?

    Post by indypatchcollector on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:52 pm

    Take a look at the old Guido Rosignoli book Army Badges and Insignia Since 1945, copyright 1973. Plate 60 shows several similar shoulder boards on which are added pips and wreaths to show rank. I'm pretty sure those are Bundeswehr Infantry (green). If you are interested in more, send me a message and we can work a trade.

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