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RAD Reichsarbeitsdienst Insignia


Fritz

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A small selection of representative items of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (R.A.D.) or Labour Corps

- A broach for women W.R.A.D., Weiblicher Reichsarbeitsdienst, who have completed their voluntary or compulsory service - Erinnerungsbrosche
  maker: AN.G. Cast-stamped zinc

- Headdress insignia, alumium badge for the "Robin Hood" hat and Bevo badge for either sidecap or later M.43 cap, this unissued, unsewn, "cut from the roll"

- Belt buckle with leather tab showing Lüdenscheid maker and dated 1937, alumium one piece stamping

- Arm insignia for unit 165/10, in Arbeitsgau 16 (Westfalen-Nord), Bevo woven

 

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Collar patches for an RAD Vormann. Machine-woven, probably mid to late war produced, on stiffened card backing, traces of original stitching and slight edge damage when removed from uniform.

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RAD Weibliche Jugend, Brosche für Kriegshilfsdienst, Zink

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Very nice Paul, the arm band would have been worn by Abteilung personnel of 10th  detachment  165 group part of XVI Arbeitsgau

( District Westfallen-Nord ).

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Thanks for the information, now amended. Unfortunately, don't have much information or material on this topic, vey much neglected in the past.

There is some general info under wikipedia and other sources, but not too detailed.

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Here's a pair of collar patches machine-woven in silver-aluminium thread and arm band worn by a RAD-Unterfeldmeister a member of

Arbeitsgau XV HQ Staff, not sure which district he served at as there are two district XV  but with different group numbers.

There is XV ( district ) Sachen ( group numbers from 150-157 ) and XV ( district ) Hessen-Sud ( group numbers from 250-258 ).

And a image of a tunic of a RAD-Unterfeldmeister.

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Tunic of a RAD Unterfeldmeister.jpg

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Nice items. Are they yours?

 

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Yes Paul, I'm looking for a pair of shoulder straps now to complete the set, these are 2nd pattern from 1940.

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Perhaps Kenny has something on offer, otherwise, I'm sure you can find something somewhere on the internet, if you google what you are looking for, the exact description is always decisive.

The various forms of headdress are not easy to find nowadays, and the special form of hat ("Robbin Hood" type, dubbed by collectors) is now very expensive.

I heard there are now repro sidecaps, etc. on the market, very exact copies, you have to be carefull.

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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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Well described

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just arrived

 

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New item added

 

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