German Heer Army M43 Overseas Cap Cockade


Machine woven, national tri-color cockade features a black, outer circle, encompassing a white, inner circle and a red center dot mounted on a woven, field-grey rayon, folded for attachment.

The German army utilized a wide variety of headgear including the visor, overseas and M43 field caps. All soft headgear of the era featured some sort of insignia with early patterns having the Weimar, (Circa 1919-1933), Reichswehr, (National Defence {Force}), era oval black, red and gold national cockade which was replaced with a circular national cockade in black, white, and red on March 14TH 1933 and was utilized through-out the Third Reich period on all soft caps with minor manufacturing variations. The variations included stamped alloy, hand embroidered and machine woven cockades. Generally the national tri-color cockade for wear on the EM/NCO’s overseas and M43 field caps were machine woven, first on a dark blue/green base, (circa 1934), then later, on a field-grey base, (circa 1939), while Officer’s versions were embroidered in bright silver/aluminum wire threads. A machine woven version in bright silver/aluminum flat-wire threads was also utilized by Officer’s but was also very popular with senior NCO’s.

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SKU 2960014-HEER2 Category
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