I have just updated the other thread on Josef Reiter; see:
Sta 31 Niederbayern portrait.
Thanks every one . not sure if i fully got my head round it , And not reading old germany hinders . My take on it it could be carred on for wear on the tunic no matter what what uint you transfer to , if you were restpeint of it ... looking at the photos seems this is the case ??
The SS' sleeve diamonds fell into different categories. A few denoted a former affiliation, many were specialty/trade/qualification badges and some were simply branch/unit/assignment insignia. The latter could not simply be retained in the case of re-assignment.
However, Reiter did not wear the RuSHA sleeve diamond because he had previously served at the RuSHA proper - which he hadn't - but apparently was authorized its wear because of his function as his unit's Fürsorgereferent [welfare officer]. (The SS' welfare matters came under the control of the RuSHA.)
"restpient"= recipient I think.
Thank God that our Andreas is such a fine linguist.
Thanks for his acute and wise command of Allgemeine SS insignia.
so what collar tabs and cufftitle can and cant this be worn with , would Angola be wrong in his assessment ? ..
Last edited by hawkins; 08-27-2014 at 03:29 AM.
I would treat the Angolia book with healthy skepticism in many details of Allgemeine SS insignia.