Reiter-Standarte 8 is indeed Paderborn from Oberabschnitt West. At a later date the headquarters were moved elsewhere,
but I cannot read what is handwritten to the address-list;
Reiter-Standarte 10 is Arolsen-Waldeck from Oberabschnitt Fulda-Werra;
Reiter-Standarte 13 is Heidelberg from Oberabschnitt Rhein;
Reiter-Standarte 15 is München from Oberabschnitt Süd;
Reiter-Standarte 17 is Regensburg from Oberabschnitt Main.
Information from an adress-list from October 1, 1937. Maybe it serves/helps someone!
"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
07-01-2014 09:18 PM
Thanks so much.
by Wilhelm Saris
Thanks Wilhelm for confirming the info.A waf member has posted this tab he is unsure if it is SA or SS.I was under the impression all SA cavalry tabs had metal pennants.Could this be a variant or private purchase tab?.
by Wilhelm Saris
Thanks to Wim. What a pleasure to have such wise counsel and guidance. We owe him a great debt. Go buy all his books. And make your friends buy his books, too.
Thanks Wilhelm your help is very much appreciated
Two of Otto Fritzel's photo albums survived ( he was coincidentally the commander of the 8th standarte whose tab started this thread).
Photos in those albums would suggest that all the tabs and diamonds were of the black and white pattern up to 1937 at which point the embroidery for all badges was changed to aluminium only.
At the start (1934) it seems that many members wore the crossed lances on both their collar patch and sleeve. This was prohibited in August 1935 when the use of the sleeve diamond was reserved for members of the Sturmbann staff only.
By June 1937 when the badges changed to aluminium the following members could wear the diamond:
For the benefit of the non-German speaking members, the authorized personnel were:
- Enlisted men and officers of the Hauptabteilung I/R [Main Department I/R] in the SS-Hauptamt [SS Main Office] (Friedrich-Berthold's uniform nicely illustrates the full insignia worn by these men.)
- Personnel in charge of equestrian matters serving with the staffs, unless they were simultaneously commanders of an equestrian unit
- Enlisted men and officers of the SS-Hauptreitschule München [SS Main Riding School Munich]
- Enlisted men and offciers of the SS-Reitschule Forst [SS Riding School Forst]
- Equestrian offcers ranked Standartenführer or higher (i.e. the ranks who wore their rank insignia on both collar patches, necessitating the need for the sleeve diamond to "replace" the crossed lances on the right-hand collar patch)