Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Jäger Rgt. 2 Cuff Title (NCO version)


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$1500 USD

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The German Wehrmacht was composed of three main branches, the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy), and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). The Heer and Kriegsmarine uniforms were based upon the designs utilized by their predecessor organizations, the Reichsheer and the Kaiserliche Marine. Conversely, the Luftwaffe uniforms were based upon the uniforms worn in the sports and paramilitary organizations that were the forerunners of the Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe uniforms were specifically designed to deviate from the designs of the other Wehrmacht service branches. It was also necessary that the uniforms differentiate between military and civilian pilots.

The majority of cuff titles worn by Luftwaffe personnel were instituted prior to the beginning of the Second World War. The cuff titles that were instituted prior to, and during, the Second World War fall into four general categories: Campaign Cuff Titles, Commemorative Honour Cuff Titles, Formation Cuff Titles, and Great War Honour Cuff Titles.

The “Fallschirm-Jäger Rgt. 2" cuff title is categorized as a formation cuff title, and it was conferred upon Luftwaffe personnel within the Fallschirm-Jäger Rgt. 2 (Parachute Regiment Nr. 2). The title was worn on the right forearm of the service tunic and the flight blouse.

This cuff title features the obverse inscription “FALLSCHIRM-JAGER RGT. 2” in silver/off-white coloured gothic style letters. For Officers, the inscription is composed of silver-aluminum wire and the edges of the title are bordered with silver-coloured Russian-stlye braid. For Non-Commissioned Officers, the inscription and border braids are composed of cotton thread. For Enlisted Men, the inscription is composed of an off-white cotton thread and the title features no additional border braids.


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