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Article about: I am led to believe that this is a Dragoon Eagle badge worn on the cap between the eagle and wreath/cockade by certain units as a traditional badge. I see a similar badge in B.L Davis' book

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    I am led to believe that this is a Dragoon Eagle badge worn on the cap between the eagle and wreath/cockade by certain units as a traditional badge. I see a similar badge in B.L Davis' book "German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1933-1945" on page 88. Am I correct? The badge measures 27mm across and 25mm from top of crown to bottom of tail feathers. Thank you for looking.

    Tom
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    Correct.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Aaah!! Thank you Ade. Are these quite common or not?
    Also I think that should be "Schwerdter Adler"?

    Tom

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    Hi Tom, they are hard to find and, you guessed it, much reproduced. I am not convinced this one is real? The detail is poor.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Also I think that should be "Schwerdter Adler"?
    No; "Schwedter Adler" is the correct spelling. (In 1815, it was given as a traditions badge to the Prussian Army's 1. Brandenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 2 [= 1st Brandenburgian Dragoons Regiment No. 2], which was garrisoned in the town of Schwedt in Brandenburg; hence the name.)

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    Hi Tom, they are hard to find and, you guessed it, much reproduced. I am not convinced this one is real? The detail is poor.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks Ade. Will try and do some more research.

    Tom

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    No; "Schwedter Adler" is the correct spelling. (In 1815, it was given as a traditions badge to the Prussian Army's 1. Brandenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 2 [= 1st Brandenburgian Dragoons Regiment No. 2], which was garrisoned in the town of Schwedt in Brandenburg; hence the name.)
    Great, thanks!

    Tom

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    Ade, when compared to one you did like, I can clearly se the difference. Mine has what looks like a dog's head

    Tom
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    Hi Tom, glad you found that.

    I still lack one of these for my collection. Been looking for a good one at the right price for 30 odd years....

    But I do have a nice beer mug with one on it from 1940.

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