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    Can anyone identify the Unit of the guy in the photo ? The photo was taken in France in 1941,

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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, that is a real odd one!

    Cap appears to be KM? Belt buckle could be KM?

    But the tunic and collar tabs and lack of other insignia has got me puzzled?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yep me too Ade , exactly what i thought KM Cap and buckle but the rest of it has got me baffled !!

    It came with other photos of guys with the same uniform, on the close up ones KM buttons are on the tunic.

    cheers

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, KM is not a subject I am really that familiar with. I only know the very basics. The lack of any kind of breast eagle is odd.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thought i'd bump this thread from many years ago to see if anyone has any fresh opinions ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I am still none the wiser since 2008...

    My best guess is some kind of KM affiliated auxiliary unit? "OT" or "NSKK"....

    But the tunic is not KM cut, having got lower patch pockets...The collar tabs make me think "political".



    Cheers, Ade.
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    I can't offer a positive ID either, but if I absolutely had to make a guess, I would say a KM-employed civilian security guard at a naval facility...

    (By the way, I think the collar patches might be the Kriegsmarine's plain blue ones as worn on the pea coat by the lower ranks.)

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