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Lets start one for the Nationale Volksarmee, a catch all topic like the one we started for the Bundeswehr and the Post War to Current Austrian Bundesheer.

 

This is from sometime in the 70s,Leutnant? has no Pips as we see. also, not sure on the shoulder straps, lot of Green in it, anyone know Arm? 

easst.jpg

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Proud Kraut

Good call, Patches! I'd say the shoulder boards are Volkspolizei Unterwachtmeister.

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Proud Kraut

Yes, Fallschirmjaeger (paratroopers), the only NVA soldiers I´m aware of who wore berets. The (later) Luftsturmregiment 40 had an interesting history. It was disbanded one year after reunification in 1991. Great photo!

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Here is an interesting photo of Volkspolizei dog handler training.  Notice some are wearing collar tabs while some are not.

 

 

DDR VP tunic collar tabs.jpg

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The pic is a little fuzzy but it looks green for Volkspolizei.  Female wreath insignia on caps were the larger Officer style like this.  

 

 

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Proud Kraut

I checked my files again. Obviously I was wrong in my last post (#4). Beside Airborne troops femal NVA personnel wore berets (NVA term: "Baskenmuetzen") as well. Attached a scan of the corresponding NVA uniform manual´s page.

So referring to the visible shoulder board my guess would be that the last photo shows a femal NVA NCO.

 

 

 

 

Baskenmuetze.jpg

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Females wore several styles of caps.  Here are a selection.

 

 

DDR DRK.jpg

DDR FW females.jpg

DDR TRAPO & RBD female caps.jpg

DDR VOPO female side caps.jpg

DDR VOPO white side cap Verkehrspolizei female .jpg

DDRdaguefemme.jpg

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Proud Kraut

Nice shots! Here are some pictures of the felt kepi (Kaeppi).

 

 

Käppi1.jpg

Käppi2.jpg

Käppi3.jpg

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