On the basis that "a picture paints a thousand words" here is the photo that I previously mentioned.
As I could not find the photo either I did a trawl and found this one which shows the piped SD raute on the early uniform i.e. before the adoption of police style shoulder straps, in 1942.
Also, Dimas is quite correct in that the badge signifies someone in the Gestapo, Gestapa or Stapostele who had transferred to the SD and would be therefore make it more distinctive,in that it conferred an extra element of "service" and therefore status, for the wearer.
06-20-2014 03:46 PM
Also seen in this configuration.
Thanks for the info Dimas.Great photo bochmann.I have only recently moved house i'm sure i have a book on the gestapo.I have not un packed any of my book as yet.
Very nice configuration friedrich thanks for posting.
SD is a most strange service with their uniform. Normally black/silver piped + cuff title are being worn per regulation before Waffen-SS. After 1940 year, the tunics appears with a army style green piped shoulderstarps, and army style tresse appears in different pictures, mixed with/ without pre -war style alu/black cord and cufftitles. After 1942 year SD became police type shoulder straps, and seen without any cords and tresse at the collar. Most of the men served in SD, had a long service. Due the most of the tunics are private purchased- which was not cheap, they just upgrade the uniforms, but nothing remove from it.
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Thanks Dimas from what your saying in your post collecting SD items sounds very diffecult indeed.