Hi the badge would indicated that he was an officer in the Russkaya osvoboditel'naya armiya (Russian Liberation Army) however it is always hard to know if the badge is wartime or post war placed.
Hello thanks for your opinion interesting what would the Russian Liberation Army have done during the war.
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They mostly served as Hilfswilligers and reservists.
As it notes only one unit was properly formed.
Here is a good thread about their insignia
Uniforms and insignia for Cossack and ROA/POA
Key figure was Vlassow and ROA was active till may 45.
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- forestry and hunting items,
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Great thread thanks for pointing me towards it
I hate to ask but what do these hat go for, or is there not really a baseline since there is not much of a standard when it comes to these items. Thanks for your help it is much appreciated
Are there empty holes in the pasteboard from a WH-wreath? If not, then the insignia is probably original to the hat.
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Surprisingly price wise these fluctuate. For example there use to be 3 ROA hats on summer vacation militaria last year all of which were priced $1-200 less then the regular Wehrmacht caps, but elsewhere i have seen them put up for sale for much more then normal German caps(however they usually last in the sellers catalog for a extended amount of time)