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  1. Fritz, Yes they are all mine except for one.. Arbeitsgau XXIX.. And yes Niedersachsen-Ost is still prevalent today as stated.. G
  2. Here are a few of the RAD traditions, I will post more and the information that describes them in more detail soon.. G
  3. Thank you , leon21, Your document of the Freiwilliger Id booklet for the FAD is as always great deal of information in such a small item, Yes the Meldeamt office was 1 for Bremen as stamped and it seems Max was at Arbeitsgau XXVII, Abt. 5/173 Honor name "Julius Langbehn der Rembrandtdeutsche" located in Harpstedt not far from Bremen and the Schwalbennester or swallows nest on the shoulders of the tunic represent a Musiker or musician.. I have no picture of the arbeitsdienstlager at this time but will make a note if found.. Many Thanks... G
  4. Hello, I collect Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) items and try to track known lagers ( Camps / Barracks ) using period photographs, Dienststellenabzeichen ( Armshields) and other documents.. For instance.. The photo of 2/312 is Gau XXXI Oberrhein, Abt. 2 "Feldmarschall Keith" as honor name located in Suggerath.. I also like to track down RAD locations based on then and now.. In a nutshell, if you wish to join me I would like the company, I am also an Admin. of a Rad research group and a Admin of a general RAD collectors / information page.. Hope to meet you soon... G
  5. Hello, This is my nice RAD Brocade I think it may have been unissued.. It is unmarked.. I will explain more soon.. G
  6. Yes, Fortunately I do have the belts that came with some of my RAD buckles and a few are R.A.D. BA marked or marked with a RAD Gau. XXXII stamping for example..
  7. Fritz, Much obliged for the additional pics, this is what it looked like when originally issued. I plan on posting the Brocade very soon from now. G
  8. Thanks Fritz, Ludenscheid was probably the biggest area of buckle manufacturers, F.W. Assman & Sohn, Richard Sieper & Sohn, Christian Theodore Dicke , Fredrich Linden, Overhof & Cie, Ernst Schneider etc; etc;. Do you recognize the maker of your specimen ? Very interested to see what Co. produced your example. I will soon start a thread that will demonstrate most RAD buckle makers marks.. G
  9. I used to collect FAD buckles and still have some, Now I have been focusing on Generalarbeitsfuhrer / Arbeitsgaufuhrer's, Lost RAD Abt. and Arbeitslagers and Emsland units.. I have about 80-90 buckles, and a few brocades all RAD, one brocade mint unissued in original box and wrapping paper. I will post again soon on the correlation of Richard Sieper & Sohn and the truth behind Paulmann and Crone RAD buckles.
  10. Thank you Kenny and Fritz, RAD buckles or Koppelschloss are my first love.
  11. A seldom seen RAD buckle.. Ulbricht, Wien. Enjoy
  12. Hello, My name is Gwar. I am a member of a few forums and my area of collecting is the Reichsarbeitdienst, I have knowledge of belt buckles ( Most branches ) TR as well. I hope to be able to help others along my journey and learn as well. The "Dienststellenabzeichen" is the official term for arm shield utilized by the RAD and was produced using different materials depending on officers, general officer and commissioned/ non commissioned staff. That will be another discussion soon if needed. These "Shields" are grouped by Abt. number ie; 1-242 rather than Gau. number 242-1. if this needs an explination please ask for a more in depth thread. Also they are identified by Arbeitsgau number, abteilungen and area. I have withheld honor names at this time.. Again, another thread.. Some of the hundreds that exsited. Enjoy.. G
  13. Fritz, slight correction, The broach technically is for the "Weiblicher Arbeitsdienst" or old "Frauenarbeitsdienst" but is most recognized as the "Arbeitsdienst fur die weibliche Jugend " or RADwJ for short. There were several makers including Assman, Gustav Brehmmer, and Deumer. The cloth cap insignia " Mutzenabzeichen " was produced by Gunther & Windthrath GmbH Wuppertal and there are six known makers of this type, to note the sleeve shield or "Dienstellenabzeichen" was probably manufactured by Gunther & Windthrath ( G&W ) as well. I look forward to conversations in the future. Gwar
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