NSKK driver`s sleeve diamonds
i know that these are the 1st and 2nd pattern, one with a very partially rzm (?) tag on it, but what is the one with the "metallic" eagle on it?
08-08-2015 06:49 PM
Looks to be the SS Totenkopf sleeve dimond ...
On Dec 1939 an armbadge was introduced for wear by former members of the NSKK who had volunteered for duty with Death Head units ...
from Cloth Insignia of the SS by Angolia
The metal device is another early version of the first pattern NSKK driver's badge
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
With the 1935 NSKK dress-regulation the metal wheel-device, as well as the white woven/embroidered versions were mentioned.
The silvered, metal wheel was taken over from the Motor-SA, where also the white woven version was worn. The NSKK
copied this in spring 1934. Members from the Motor-SS also did wear this patch. They earlier did wear the cufftitle with the white wheel.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916