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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

A 1974 Photo NVA Officer, with a whole lot of Fruit Salad :lol:

 

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A Major I think, not seeing Pips, maybe a Musikmeister??? Nah he would have Schwalbennesten right, but anyway, so seeing that the NVA was only around 18 years old by 1974, am curious as what all these medals are, there appears to be no less than 11 or 12 medals there.

 



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:33 PM

NVA Musikkorps Kapellmeister. Seems to be a couple of Verdienstmedaillen (distinguished service medals) on the top of his bar.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:01 PM



NVA Musikkorps Kapellmeister. Seems to be a couple of Verdienstmedaillen (distinguished service medals) on the top of his bar.

He's this bands conductor then, that makes sense.

 

Kapellmeister, :lol: That immediately reminds me of Kapellmeister Bonno from Amadeus.

 



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:23 AM

Yes, i´ll check if this was the official designation in the NVA. Pictures of there uniforms can be found with and without "Schwalbennest". Another point I have to check.



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:56 AM

Here is an example of a DDR Grenzer social uniform (often worn during concerts) with the gilt metal Bandsman lyre worn on the shoulder boards.  This was regulation for Grenzschutz and Polizei Bandsmen.

 

 

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  • DDR Grenz music dress tunic.JPG
  • DDR Grenz music dress tunic back.JPG
  • DDR Grenz music Haupt shoulder boards.JPG
  • DDR Grenz music tunic collar.JPG
  • DDR Grenz music collar tab.JPG


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 10:14 AM

Here a couple of photos of Volkspolizei Bandsmen, and females, wearing the Ausgangsjacke as shown above.  The photos come from a VP coffee table book published by the Volkspolizei.

 

Also shown is an example of the Volkspolizei Central Orchestra uniform.  This uniform uses the same shoulder boards with a lyre but additionally incorporate a sleeve band above the left cuff to distinguish the ensemble.

 

 

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  • DDR Ausgangsjacke for NCO.jpg
  • DDR VP Band.jpg
  • DDR Musik tunic.JPG
  • DDR Musik tunic collar.JPG
  • DDR Musik tunic shoulder boards.JPG
  • DDR Musik tunic collar tabs.JPG


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:29 AM

Some excellent uniforms and pictures, Sarge!




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