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RAD with Edelweiss?

Article about: In my thirst for knowledge have a peek at the attached still from a Deutsche Wochenschau clip and give your input on what you see.

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    In my thirst for knowledge have a peek at the attached still from a Deutsche Wochenschau clip and give your input on what you see.
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    They are wearing the traditions badge of RAD Arbeitsgaues Alpenland, Oberdonau, Wien-Niederdonau, Südmark. One is listed for sale here:

    RAD LABOR SERVICE CAP BADGE : NATIONAL LABOR SERVICE (RAD) : German Empire 1933 - 1945 - Andre Huesken German Militaria

    Pic care of the above site. Note unique shape of the flower.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I agree with Ades comments, what a great photo!

    Nick
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    I once had a leader's cap that had this insignia. It is now in the collection of one of our moderators. I will look for a picture and post it if I still have it.
    BOB

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    Here is the cap I used to own.
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    BOB

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    Very nice Bob thanks for showing.

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    Thanks for the input, i was having trouble marrying up what i thought was a gebirgsjager cap with RAD collar patches.

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