Officers Shoulderboards

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Landser_Erhard
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Officers Shoulderboards

Post by Landser_Erhard »

Hi Guys.

Bought a repro officers Garbadine tunic for a display and looking at shoulder boards, now I know that the tongue of the boards would be sewn into a little hole that's in the shoulder seam and then that itself sewn up.

But I've seen these: http://www.historical-militaria-shop.co ... yellow.htm

Now I've done a lot of research and read many, many books and webpages and not seen anything about them actually being used, are they a "myth" item purely made because people now can't be arsed to sew or are they a real model of shoulder board?

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Re: Officers Shoulderboards

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i was told (reliably) that both were used. All my officers uniforms bar one are not sown in and i use screw version type shoulder buttons.
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Yup, either these type or sewn in are fine.

Offizier shoulder straps are shown in some detail in Scott Pritchett's GD books and there are plenty of examples of these T shaped ones with a bar in the end to hold them in place.

Get someone in the know to do the tailoring though as you don't want to rag your tunic ;)

This is a T one I've just had put into my field tunic...

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and james brown sells the screw types

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Re: Officers Shoulderboards

Post by christiandbn »

these t-ended shoulderboards (usually made from finer materials as well) were very much used in walking out / dress uniforms. They were less used in Field Officer's uniforms. As the others have said, for a field impression, sew in or slip on are fine.

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