03-18-2016 12:59 AM
Wow, nice! If you are restoring the HQ shoulder boards, I think it should have both insignia's.
Please share more of your Finnish collection.
HQ upgrade, i have seen 3 insignia variation of HQ shoulderboards.
Lion/"A" letter insignia, and
Lion/Infantry (crossed rifles)
This have made some confusion, but I think I go with Lion/HQ upgrade.
It is fairly common that m22 shoulderboards have only Lion insignia. Maybe becouse shoulderboard colors already tell what unit branch / Guards Regiment you belong anyway.
I could also upgrade Technical corps, but havent thought what they should be. Technical senior officer is just missing pioneer insignia (punched holes gives away).
I thought that the shoulder boards are for staff officers (esiupseeri) but the insignia means that its a staff officer serving in the HQ (yleisesikunta).