Last edited by jHAM; 10-22-2013 at 02:42 PM.
The SS and its regulations and transformations bring much confusion upon me, but I must admit, it's quite pleasing to continuously learn new aspects about such almost daily.
A great reminder of just how young I am, and how much I truly don't know.
At the risk of hijacking and perhaps diverting my own thread here is more of the image. Interestingly, in addition to the Reserve tab it shows the SS officer of the group wearing the old pattern Reichswehr shooting badges on his left cuff.
I will post the document that got me started on this thread later.
Thanks to all, Top flight and very subtle material; happy we are that it is all here.
Here is the document that I came across just recently that made me start this thread to enquire about a second pattern of the Reserve tab. It was sent to Wolff prior to the June 1937 re-organisation of the Allgemeine-SS insignia and requests that consideration be given to a new style of patch as the original pattern was too large, went too far up the collar and was unattractive. Unfortunately I have no record of the attachments that were sent with the letter.
Very remarkable object, even better than the photos as such makes clear the decision making process about the insignia. Thank you for sharing these fine things with us. David Delich has written to express his thanks, too.
very nice material, one of such R tabs was the first SS insignia ever got. Gladly still have it.
Have to see think it is with a blk silk label on back with a year. But have to look.
Robert, do show us your badge, please.