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 Post subject: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 20:49 pm 
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Real Name: Matthew
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Hi guys I have a set of 37p british denims that I want to use for U Boat crewman and after some research im a bit stumped on what insignia should go on it for just a basic sea or a torpedo man? also what foot ware would have been worn and cap/hat with what insignia on it? any pics would be greatly appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 21:11 pm 
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Also just out of interest were there any foreign volunteers that served in U Boats?


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 Post subject: Re: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 21:43 pm 
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Real Name: Alan Taylor
Hello,
I would doubt if any insignia of rank would be worn on denims for basic seaman class. They would have been awarded the U Boat War badge after a couple of patrols which was worn on left breast pocket and any wound badges if applicable. Footware could be anything really, but usually the special U Boat canvas shoes, low lace up boots or sea boots (like jackboots with cork soles).
The most popular headdress was the Bordmutze or little ship in navy blue wool with cockade and eagle with swastika above. many crew also wore a boat and or flotilla badge on the left curtain.
I suggest you get a copy of the Osprey book "U Boat crews 1914-45", which is full of information on all forms of dress and insignia.
Oh and you will need to grow a nice greasy beard and forget to wash for a couple of weeks at least!!!
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Alan


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 Post subject: Re: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:05 am 
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cheers for the info :) much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 15:34 pm 
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would the naval breast eagle also have been worn on a denim tunic?


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 Post subject: Re: U Boat Denim Uniform
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 17:31 pm 
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It was indeed. Just above the right pocket as standard.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 21:57 pm 
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thanks for the help :)


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