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Looking good Ewan
Ewan, your collection is coming along nicely. You should be able to find the others you need in time. I used want ads on the various forums with some success to find the Oberbann 6.
nick & darin thanks for the comments and darin i shall just try that cheers!!
shane nice patch was it the one from the booty site a couple of weeks back?
yea it sure was. It was my birthday gift to myself..
system had been abolished by then.
Edit: The 'Organisationsbuch der NSDAP' for 1936, 37 and 38 show that the patch was worn this way by all DJ from DJ boy up to and including Stammführer (1936 and 37) and Oberjungstammführer (1938). Ranks above that had special rune patches denoting their rank. I do remember reading a source which stated that the square patch was only worn by those with a rank but I can't put my finger on exactly where I read that. Edit: here is a later thread where I mention that source.
Although the 'Organisationsbuch der NSDAP' for 1938 still shows the patch in this configuration I have a further reference from 'Vorschrift über den Jungvolkdienst' dated 1.2.1938 which says 'the rune patch is to be sewn on to the shirt such that the brown material cannot be seen' so 1938 would seem to be the year when the patch reverted to the more common round configuration.
Here's a photo (dated 1938) I have showing the square patch in wear:
EDIT: explanation for the wearing of square pink rune patches
yes saw that very odd straps. :canada: