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 Post subject: Late war officer.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Hello,
maybe a stupid question.
Would it be o.k. to wear a pea dot jacket, breeches,officers riding boots and crusher for 44 onwards officer.
As rank has its privalages, maybe collar tabs on jacket??? And what about awards?
Thinking infantry or possibly recon. SS of course.
Any comments gratefully accepted.

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 Post subject: Re: Late war officer.
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Not an expert Alan so I will probably be told different.

The Camo Pea dot uniforms were worn plain ,no insignia as they were a coverall to go over the tunic.

Only found two photographs that were different.

One had shoulder boards attached, one had an arm eagle.

Despite nearly all repro's having arm eagles.

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I agree with Rob about the pea camo. Usually worn with no insignia at all (collar tabs weren't used on camo tunics), the only insignia that would have been used would either be the arm eagle, though this wasn't even that common and the camouflage rank insignia which again still wasn't all that common.
Breaches would probably not have been used by front line troops, especially by the time period you are probably looking at, considering that the pea camo came in in 1943. More than likely you should go with standard M43 trousers and either jackboots or ankle boots and gaiters.
Headwear, you can get away with a crusher cap but also an M43 field cap would work well. Awards are down to you or your group but don't over do it. If it's for your own personal enjoyment (airsoft maybe?) then go with an infantry assault badge and perhaps a wound badge or iron cross second class ribbon. Any more than that and you will either look like you are trying too hard or you are an up and coming dictator looking to set up your own reigeme, which is never a good look!

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warpig wrote:
Hello,
maybe a stupid question.
Would it be o.k. to wear a pea dot jacket, breeches,officers riding boots and crusher for 44 onwards officer.
As rank has its privalages, maybe collar tabs on jacket??? And what about awards?
Thinking infantry or possibly recon. SS of course.
Any comments gratefully accepted.

regards

Alan


Firstly:

Dot tunic - dependent on rank, some officers would tailor their tunics accordingly. Possibly by adding shoulder boards. The tunic was designed for a reason, and that reason was to reflect the environment (having non subdued rank would leave a tunic infective in the field)

Regarding boots - i'd stick with low boots/gaiters. Crusher, yeah that would be suitable I suppose. Trousers, i'd say move away from officers and get some M43 trousers.

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