Cool. You just answered the question I posted in the other thread... can you share images of the uniform and hat together? What a set.
Thanks Paul, I appreciate your remarks. I just posted the blue-grey version of the Railway Police uniform so I thought I better post an example of the blue-grey Bzp peaked cap.
I thought I would show an example of the blue-grey peaked cap for the Bahnschutzpolizei (Bzp.) wearing the lighter color blue-grey uniform. The dark blue uniform was worn by the Railway Police stationed in Germany while the blue-gray uniform was worn by personnel stationed outside of the Reich in occupied areas. This cap is the NCO version in blue-grey with grey piping and metal insignia. The eagle is worn above the wreath which has a sparks motif on the wreath that is surrounding the national cockade. The black leather chinstrap is secured by two plain black painted buttons as typically worn by police NCOs. The interior is the typical oil cloth seen on German enlisted Schrimmutzen (peaked caps) like this.
Actually, this insignia is an anomaly. This particular Bzp cap has incorrect Postschutz (Postal Police) insignia instead of the very similar Bahnschutz metal eagle and wreath. This cap was brought back after the war by a US Soldier who found it in a German Railway Station. He stated this was the insignia that was on the cap when he retrieved it, so I have left it this way. It is possible that there were no Banschutzpolizei insignia immediately available near the end of the war and the Railway Policeman put the similar Postschutz insignia on his cap to replace a broken one. Who knows for certain? The cap itself is a Clemens Wagner Bzp. NCO cap. Most of these blue-grey Bahnschutz caps collectors encounter seem to have been made by this maker.
Edited by SARGE, 11 November 2018 - 07:54 AM.