My small German collection

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    PedroPato
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    My small German collection

    Post by PedroPato on Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:16 am

    These were one of my first militaria items, got these when I was six years old from a German friend.

    Do not know the unit this beret belonged:





    This one was from the destroyer Rommel and it never had the cocard (have to get one, if one of you has one please write me):




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    Re: My small German collection

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:12 pm

    6 years old? Heh... that's a good age to start collecting Wink

    The beret badge is for Jäger (light infantry) and should be on a green beret. Red is the most common colored beret and is correct for 10 different badges. Green, for example, is only used for 3.

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    Re: My small German collection

    Post by PedroPato on Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:54 am

    So the badge was not originally used in that beret?
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:37 am

    Correct. Each badge type is assigned a specific color and it does not change for any reason. As far as I know there are no exceptions. Jäger requires a green beret.

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    Re: My small German collection

    Post by historyscommandant on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:54 pm

    Yes each insignia is specific to a beret designated by the waffenfarbe system. The insignia on the beret that you have is for Jägertruppen or Light Infantry. It should go with a green beret. The red berets are typically for support services like supply, communications and so forth I think the only combat type unit to use the red beret is Artillerie.

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