By Mike Chappell
From the hole years of the nineteenth century, which observed the 1st strikes in the direction of standardisation and the beginnings of the dying of the method which allowed the colonels of regiments quite a bit say within the equipping in their troops, in the course of the impacts of the Napoleonic Wars to the inevitable loss of life of the pony in army provider caused by means of the mechanisation sooner than the second one international warfare, this authoritative textual content examines intimately the ancient improvement of British cavalry gear 1800-1941.
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He wears the M1934 rubberised field greatcoat for motorcycle crews, the M1935 steel helmet with feldgrau woollen toque pulled over his ears, the other ranks’ M1935J belt, a P38 hardshell holster and the MP duty gorget. (Brian Davis Collection) 34 This uniform, which underwent comparatively few changes during the war years, consisted of a service cap, field tunic, field greatcoat, breeches and high-boots, gloves, and a belt with pistol and holster. In summer officers’ tropical service dress could be worn.
Medical badge 4 Mtn Med (Gebirgssanitäts) Coys-men Dark blue – – 54, 91, 94–5 Edelweiss & medical badges. Medical (Sanitäts)Coys NCO/men Dark blue 33–999 divisional series 4–85 divisional series Red cross band. Medical badge 37 Field Hospitals (Feldlazarette)-men Dark blue 190, 334, 572 46–887 divisional series Red cross band. Feldlazarette) – NCO & men Dark blue – 54, 91, 94–5 Edelweiss & medical badges. P. P. P. Mtn cap Security Troops – (Sicherungstruppen) 1 Army Rear-Area Commander (Korück) White – 560 28 Sub-district Comds (Feldkommandantur) White – – 538–1042 series 2 Territorial Rifle (Landesschützen) Regts White – 81, 86 24 Territorial Rifle (Landesschützen) Bns White – L / 257–977 series 1 Security (Sicherung) Regt White – S / 86 18 Security (Sicherung) Bns White S / 766 S / 265–1025 series 5 Transit POW Camps (Dulag) White – KG / 160, 183, 185, 191, 202 Kommandantur gorget Foreign Troops – (excluding Croatian Legion Divisions) 1 Cossack (Kosak) Cavalry Division Staff Golden-yellow 1 Cossack/German unif.
ECPA) After 9 May 1940 the bluish dark-green collar of the M1935 other ranks’ field greatcoat was manufactured in feldgrau uniform cloth, and the plain trousers, designed to be worn with braces, were changed from stone-grey to feldgrau cloth. On 26 August 1943 M1943 trousers were introduced with belt-loops, and on 9 November 1939 the black leather marching-boots were shortened to 32-34cm to save material. The other ranks’ M1936 black leather belt had a dull aluminium (smooth sheet steel from about 1941) pebbled buckle with the Wehrmacht eagle in a wreath with the ‘GOTT MIT UNS’ motto.