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RLB or not ??

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    Original photo , interesting uniforms, daggers etc , are they RLB or if not what are they ??

    Cheers

    Paul
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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, they are DLV, Deutscher Luftsportverband.. Set up in order to train men in flying etc in March 1933 before the Luftwaffe officially came into being. Disbanded and merged into the NSFK in 1937.

    Their uniforms formed the basis of those used by the Luftwaffe. Note how similar they are, cap cockade, greatcoat, collar tabs, etc.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Indeed !
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks Ade , i was interested in both the cap and sleeve eagles as i hadn't seen them like this on Luft related uniforms ?

    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, yes, the small eagle has a distinct poltical look to it. The one on the sleeve is worn on a circular backing.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    borddolch and thise buckel; ...if I am not mistaken!!??
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Correct, that is the buckle.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yes that's the buckle i can see it now i've had my magnifying glass on it and put my glasses on !!

    thanks for the info guys
    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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    Great image of the DLV uniform for other ranks. One must wonder if these young men ended up being Luftwaffe pilots.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Indeed Bob with pre war pictures like this you always wonder what their future became !
    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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