Oberschutze Rank Star - Dark Tan
WW2 German Army Oberschutze Rank on a Dark Tan backing.
September 1936, the new formalised Wehrmacht Heer introduced a new ranking system to their new armed forces. In the new ranking was the Obershutze rank arm patch.
Throughout the war the patch underwent several changes, starting off being made on a field grey wool, then issued on a dark green/ bluish wool base and then finally in 1940 the base colour was to match that of the tunic e.g. black for Panzer, blue/ grey for Luftwaffe, even tan and olive for solders serving in tripical climates. The placement for that patch was on the left bicep.
Made from a dark tan base with a machine embroidered silver/ grey rank pip.
These rank stars have been in storage for quite some time so there may be some variation in colour and finish.
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