GERMAN WAFFEN-SS UNTERSCHARFUHRER SHOULDER BOARDS - CALVARY
SS UNTERSCHARFUHRER NCO CAVALRY RECONNAISSANCE SHOULDER BOARDS WITH GOLDEN YELLOW PIPING REPRODUCTION
Waffen-SS Unterscharfuhrer NCO shoulder boards made from black wool with silver tresse. With Golden yellow piping for: Cavalry/Reconnaissance (1942-1945)
Has button hole for uniform attachment and black wool strap
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Waffen-SS shoulder boards were introduced in 1935 for NCO EMs and in 1938 for Officers. They indicated the rank and service branch of the wearer. These we similar to the Wehrmacht shoulder boards but with some small differences.
SS shoulder boards were made of black base for all NCO or Officer grades except General Officers and had a black back or underlay, except in the case of a General Officer the underlay could be light/mouse grey.
A bullion braid was also attached. The outer piping of the shoulder board denotes the service branch. General Officer ranks had no Waffenfarbe piping.
Tresses and metal pips denote rank. Enlisted Men that were deemed NCO wore a single stripe of tress at the bottom of their shoulder straps if they had committed to 12 years of service, while those that hadn’t wore a single strand of twist cord, either silver-coloured or in the wearer’s Waffenfarbe.
Similarly, NCOs who were Officer candidates wore two stripes of tress at the bottom of their shoulder straps.
Rank pips could be added. NCO's wore white metal pips. Pips for General ranks were silver-coloured.
A variety of unit numbers and other cyphers including pips could be added to shoulder boards to indicate membership in an elite formation or specialist unit.