German Army General Aiguillette
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In most cases, aiguillettes were worn purely for decorative purposes. They were worn by Officers, Officials, and Generals, but only on special occasions that required a more formal uniform style.
The aiguillette was introduced on June 29, 1935, and worn on the right side of the chest and around the right shoulder.
Aiguillettes worn by Adjutants and Staff Officers, however, served a purpose that went further than just decoration, instead identifying their function.
The General ranks version was made from gilt cording.
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