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Found this listing online. Just curious of your thoughts on it?
Not very familiar with cloth covers. Also shell has been repainted at least twice as the interior looks like a tan type of paint.
The rear split pin looks like some type of repair as well.
What you have there is two 'Unauthorised' SCOUT shoulder titles .... this paragraph explains that a request was submitted for soldiers to wear the titles but not permitted.
Non authorized titles
An interesting letter is included in the badge files of the 201st Battalion in the Canadian Archives written June 18th 1916 by Lieutenant M.K. McKechnie, Scout Officer, 201st Bn. C.E.F. to Lieutenant A.K. Coventry D.I.O 2nd Military District reading in part “, I should be very much obliged if you could inform me whether it is permissible for men of the scout section to wear the word SCOUT in metal letters upon their shoulder strap after the manner commonly done by signalers (who carry SIGNAL). Some battalions are doing this, but before authorizing my men to purchase the badges, I should like this ruling.” The reply June 20th 1916 from the D.I.O. reads in part “I have the honour to call your attention to C.E.F. Orders (Administrative Staff) No.15 dated June 8th, informing that such practice is not yet permitted.”
Hope that answers your question.
information from canadiansoliders.com
The M18 Cut Out worn by General der Artillerie Friedrich von Cochenhausen in August 1941 still. Photo taken at Grafenwöhr when the Spanish Blue Division is in training, von Cochenhausen being the Commander of Wehrkreis XIII, and pays a visit with other high ranking offices and NSDAP officials.
Coming along nicely. It must have been a huge shock to the German troops who faced the tank in 1916.
ps for our members that weren't aware, though I'm sure most are. The 'tank' got it's name from its resemblance to a water tank which they were said to be before the initial deployment!
Please keep us updated as you progress.....