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Question On Colonel Of The White Russian Army Shoulder Boards


Bill Scott
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Bill Scott

This set of boards were worn by a Colonel of the White Russian Army who escaped to Cyprus in 1920.Why do they have the star and half moon on them.Thanks for your time and your answer.Scotty

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GCCE1854

This is a bit late for response, but I only just saw your post here.

That crescent moon and star symbol was used by the Ottoman Army, as you can see on this pair of epaulette. 

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So far, I'm not coming up with any Imperial Russian uniforms that included that, but this is a start, and I will continue to look!

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numbersix

I don't know about the star and crescent but the shoulder board may be for one of the Cossack Hosts, there were Muslim Cossacks I believe.

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