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Old 12-02-2018, 09:34 PM   #16
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Does anyone know with certainly whether a retired general could wear his uniform to certain ceremonies or military functions or other occasions ??
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:51 PM   #17
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If a retired general was permitted to wear his uniform on certain occasions / functions then there's a good probability the tunic under discussion belonged to Kurt Vogel .
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:28 AM   #18
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If a retired general was permitted to wear his uniform on certain occasions / functions then there's a good probability the tunic under discussion belonged to Kurt Vogel .
There is no doubt about that. Retired Generals did wear uniforms. Even in the Bundeswehr it was allowed under certain cicumstances.

But Vogel was "only" Generalmajor. Its very unlikely that a General was further promoted after his leave.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:09 AM   #19
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I'm going to say the shoulderboards were either replaced or messed with
notice that they are the last type of board used but have the early pips . for me that's the first time I've ever seen that done.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:01 AM   #20
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Hi Vince...
Are there any date codes inside the jacket and the pants...?....and I have been watching some 'Generals" visors around the net and during my research was informed that the sweatbands in Generals caps were all leather, not vinyl like the EM visors...appears a lot (most) caps online are converted Officers caps, with new chin cords and wreaths added on...can u confirm that, and any date codes...the cap date is 1981...
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:27 AM   #21
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Pink,

Generals' tunics and trousers (& breeches) were typically custom tailored so they don't have the standard NVA issue markings.

I would agree that Generals' visor hats (at any that I would want to own) should have leather sweatbands, even the very late examples.
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