Traffic Control Paddle signals - looking for information

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Knowing the old German saying, "Ordnung muss sein!" (There must be order!) I would guess that the
Feldgendarmerie had a number of signals that were used with the hand held traffic paddles. Any ideas
where I might find information on the proper traffic signals used by the German WW2 Military Police
with paddles like these? I have attempted a number of web searches and not found anything.

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Could these hand signals also be used with a traffic wand?

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send an email to Feldjager the mod on this forum, what dave doesn't isn't worth writing about.
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pepperpot wrote:send an email to Feldjager the mod on this forum, what dave doesn't isn't worth writing about.
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THANKS!

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ye, he is usualy the best source, however I find just halding up the want and saying Halt, usualy works regardless, when I am doing crowd/traffic controll at events, I only need to get my wand out and people do what they are told :), in my group my unit is often called upon to do such jobs, being Field Police has its fun moments, and public and re-enactors alike seem to respect you doing it, would be nice to have a list of actions, and signals, if you get anything could you post it here please :).
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johankreig wrote:ye, he is usualy the best source, however I find just halding up the want and saying Halt, usualy works regardless, when I am doing crowd/traffic controll at events, I only need to get my wand out and people do what they are told :), in my group my unit is often called upon to do such jobs, being Field Police has its fun moments, and public and re-enactors alike seem to respect you doing it, would be nice to have a list of actions, and signals, if you get anything could you post it here please :).

Yes Sir I sure will! So far I only have found the signals that I posted

photos of above from "The Service Instruction in the Army" Manual by Dr. Reibert

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ye, he is usualy the best source, however I find just halding up the want and saying Halt, usualy works regardless, when I am doing crowd/traffic controll at events, I only need to get my wand out and people do what they are told :), in my group my unit is often called upon to do such jobs, being Field Police has its fun moments, and public and re-enactors alike seem to respect you doing it, would be nice to have a list of actions, and signals, if you get anything could you post it here please :).
I find just wearing the GFP uniform does the trick, everyone scatters when im around, best useage is Great Central Railway.
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Found this posted else where in this forum ~ Hope it helps!

Now to try and understand what the German says ~


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the only one missing is Tea's Up! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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1) Watch out b)Understood,ready,ready to departure. c)Sit still
2)Step up,approach b)faster
3)March in formation,at ease
4)Lower gear,slower
5)Leave the street,enemy airplane take cover
6)Passing not possible
7)Reduce the distance
8 )Increase the distance
9)Start the engine
10)Turn off the engine

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Only down side to this, is that your gona be the only one who knows what your doing, everyone one else will think your just waving your stick again :lol: Its noce to know these, but generaly when I have to use my wand, its for coralling and controlling the public, so I just shout in english and tell em to move or stand back so they dont get run over by a tank etc (you still get the odd idiot that ignores you then suddenly realises why everyone else had stopped) :P
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