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Polish Uniform IDs (ca 1927-1935)

Article about: We believe our cousin Sania was a KOP border guard as a young man (ca 1927): He obviously changed specialty/unit, but without a color photo, it's hard to tell exactly which one (ca 1933, def

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    We believe our cousin Sania was a KOP border guard as a young man (ca 1927):


    He obviously changed specialty/unit, but without a color photo, it's hard to tell exactly which one (ca 1933, definitely pre-WWII):


    Any help is much appreciated!

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    Greetings,

    Difficult to tell from these photos. There are no badges to indicate this and they generally wore rounded caps, rather than the 4 cornered rogatywka.

    Here is a photo of my relative who was in the KOP. You can see the large KOP badge and the rounded cap.

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    Greetings,

    Here is a photo of the KOP badge - 2 types.

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    There is a small chance that he served in KOP but i can really see any convincing evidence looking at those two pics. There first one in my opinion is a regular infantry unit, but there are no badge or any other signs which can help with identification. Same story on the second one - only the part of the colar tabs changed its color, but there is no sure if they were really light green as they were supposed to be in KOP. Only positive thing is that he is wearing garrison type of uniform (made of gabardine) which may be evidence that he was a professional or overtime serving private. Some of the best soldiers of infantry were often transferred to serve in the KOP for a period of several months.

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