Men at arms

DR 15

One of the cap badges of the 15th dragoon regiment is worn on the picture on the left side of the cap as usual. The fashion for cap badges did not decrease even when the official staff insignia was introduced at the formations. On the left side of the cap, the letter referring to the troop branch and the number indicating the specific regiment appeared, as can be seen in this picture. The letters and numbers were made from colored waxed canvas at the end of the war. Many metal letters and numbers can also be found at auctions and exchanges. Presumably, these were used in the same way as the textile figures.

The picture shows that even if there was an official staff insignia, the soldiers often wore unofficial cap badges as well. We often see several badges on caps. The picture shown here also has a propaganda badge on the cap.

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