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Steve L

WW2 veteran Bundeswehr tunics......

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Gentlemen, apologies for not being very active in the last few months, I have actually sold most of my 57ers ! and turned the cash into a Lambretta scooter ! much to my wife's disgust !
Any way, still actively collecting anything Bundeswehr, on this thread I intend to show my WW2 Veterans Bundeswehr tunics/uniforms, wether Army, Luftwaffe or Marine, any one else can add there's to this thread.......the more the merrier. 

I kick off with this tunic I have recently added to my collection, a superb early Army Officers tunic, a nice light grey lightweight unlined version of "Selbsteinkleideruniform" (general service uniform) from 1957 (Model 1957) for the rank of Oberstleutnant this tunic style was the first 4 pocket tunic to be worn in the BW, and is still worn today.......with little alteration. This tunic belonged to a veteran that fought in a sturmgeschutz unit in WW2 furthermore according to the seller he got the Ehrenblattspange......but there is no proof to this as no name is attached to the tunic for me to check 
However therte is two sets of loops for two separate ribbon bars, the top set are still there EK I, EK II and PAB 25 engagements....I would imagine the lower bar to be for two additional awards.
The tunic would of been upgraded in line with October 1963 regulations, when the verbandsabzeichen (armshield) was to be worn (attached is the Verbandsabzeichen/armshield of WBK V "Wehrbereichskommando V" at Stuttgart) also around this time the switch over from non waffenfarbe pointed shoulder straps to rounded waffenfarbe piped straps took place, it seems this Officer stuck with his original 57' straps and simply had the waffenfarbe attached to the pointy straps ! something I have not seen before, as most conformed to regulations and either bought a new tunic or had rounded straps re-fitted by a tailor.....or else this fellow retired just after this date (1963), saw no reason to spend hard earned cash on an upgrade....The collar patches in "Mittelblau" are for "Technische Truppe". 
Prost ! Steve.

 

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