before I get the HJ reference works which I have recently ordered, I had a few questions about NPEA student uniform regulations.
Member tmca5 posted a very nice NPEA Ilfeld school uniform on the forum on this thread:
The tunics are marked "HJ-Dienstrock" and the dark blue trousers marked "Diensthose". Are both tunic and trousers regular HJ clothing (with NPEA insignia) , or are they specific in design to the NPEA ?
I've seen the leaders caps from Bob C. here on the forum. Which cap was worn by the Students themselves ? A HJ cap (which one) or also a specific cap with NPEA insignia ?
Next question are the belt buckles. Did Students wear normal HJ belt buckles or only the NPEA belt buckles ?
Did the students wore the NPEA dress when at home or just in the schools ?
I've read somewhere that also the uniform (and dagger) was property of the school, hence some items are named. Where these then private purchased items ?
If the shoulder straps are embossed with a number, what does this mean ?
Are the shoulder straps on the tunic above (brown and school Ilfeld), the first pattern from 1937 ? Angola writes that Ilfeld had black straps.
Many thanks for your help, it's proven difficult to even find more than a handful Students photos...
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Lass uns dir zum Guten dienen,
I'm searching for documents/uniforms/artifacts related to SA Gruppe Niederrhein , and especially 33/R25