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Identification of Pionier Schulterstücke (Pioneer shoulder boards) for a Major with "4" cyphers attached.

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    Default Identification of Pionier Schulterstücke (Pioneer shoulder boards) for a Major with "4" cyphers attached.

    Hi guys,

    I know that usually Arabic numerals on Heer shoulder boards refer to the regiment of the soldier, but I also know that sometimes the numerals refer to an independent battalion instead.

    I have been told that the Waffenrock which the boards are on belonged to a Major serving with Pionier Bataillon 4. Might this be the case or has this Major probably belonged to another Pionier-unit also wearing "4" cyphers? As I understand the above identification was made only based on the shoulder boards.

    All opinions and input is most welcome and most appreciated. Thank you all in advance!


    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.
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    Default Re: Identification of Pionier Schulterstücke (Pioneer shoulder boards) for a Major with "4" cyphers attached.

    Hi Kenneth, I would go with the Pionier Battalion 4 designation.

    I had a look at Lexicon to study for other possibles, but I think that one is most likely correct.

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    Default Re: Identification of Pionier Schulterstücke (Pioneer shoulder boards) for a Major with "4" cyphers attached.

    Hi Ade,

    Thank you for taking the time to help me out, I appreciate it very much! I also felt that the Pio.Btl.4 designation was the most probable one - but I have been told many things by many people that turned out to be wrong in the end. When in doubt - I ask those who know better

    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.

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