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Rote Kreuz Schiffchen - Wehrmacht or Civilian ?

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    Hi Everyone,
    I picked up this Red Cross side cap today. I don't know too much about these after spending a couple of hours looking through a number of military sites - I don't think its a officer's cap their badge has a white back ground and white piping on the cap top. I'm not completely certain that its a army cap maybe civilian. What do members think it is. I've found no makers mark or label, only previous owner's name - A.Metz and printed cap size 57. Any information welcome.
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    Default Re: Rote Kreuz Schiffchen - Wehrmacht or Civilian ?

    I believe this one is civilian, all the military ones iv seen, had a pinned insignia

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    could be a civilian hat with post war added emblem,,,although i cant say that i have ever seen this type of DRK emblem before,,,

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    Default Re: Rote Kreuz Schiffchen - Wehrmacht or Civilian ?

    Hi Gentlemen,
    Thanks for the posts. I did a bit of further research came up with - The cap I showed is a early 1st Pattern M34 DRK overseas cap with 1st Pattern eagle soutache. I did come across some 1st pattern caps with two silver buttons or two cloth buttons (on mine one cloth button is missing). I gleaned from a 1935 DRK manual, a illustration showing the cap I posted in wear. Here's a picture.
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    Spot on, 1st Pattern visorless field cap & 1st pattern national emblem. This cap is for enlisted Personnel. As your aware, it should have 2 buttons on the front.
    Nice find

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