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WW2 German Army 5th Cavalry Regiment NCO Shoulder Straps, Pair

  • WW2 German Army 5th Cavalry Regiment NCO Shoulder Straps, Pair
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WW2 German Army 5th Cavarly Regiment slip on shoulder straps for an Oberfähnrich orOberwachtmeister, Pair. Also note the aluminum pips and the indentation where the skulls were removed. These shoulder straps show nice early construction using quality dark blue-green badge cloth and field grey wool. Minor wear and discoloration, showing NO reaction to UV.

 

A brief history of this famous unit:

Kavallerie-Regiment 5

Raised 30 Sept 1919. Part of the so-called Übergangsheer, (Temporary Army) as Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 5 {5th Reichswehr Cavalry Regiment}, subordinate to the 5th Reichswehr Brigade, 3rd Military District.

Redesignated 2 March 1920 as 5. (Preuss.) Reiter-Regiment {5th (Prussian) Horse Regiment} as part of the 100,000 man Army. Stationed at Stolpe. Assigned to 1st Cavalry Division.
Consisted of the following sub units:

- 1. Squadron (ex-Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 17)
- 2. Squadron (ex-Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 17)
- 3. Squadron (ex-Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 17)
- 4. Squadron (ex-Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 37)
- 5.
Squadron (ex-Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 2)

Redesignated on 6 Oct 1936 as Kavallerie-Regiment 5 {5th Cavalry Regiment}. Stationed at Stolp, in the 2nd Military District.

Between 26 July and 26 August 1939, the regiment was dissolved upon the general mobilization of the German Army, being used to raise :

- 12th Recon Battalion (1 bicycle recon & 1 mounted recon company) (12th Infantry Division)

- 32th Recon Battalion (1 bicycle recon & 1 mounted recon company)
- the horse recon company of the 175th Recon Battalion (75th Infantry Division).

The Reiter-Regiment 5 {5th Horse Regiment} was raised in October 1944 from Kavallerie-Regiment Nord {Cavalry Regiment North} [1]. Assigned to the 4th Cavalry Brigade, which became the 4th Cavalry Division in February 1945. Source: Tessin.

[1] CavRgt North had been raised from cavalry and horse units in Army Group North in June 1943. Amongst others, this included the 32nd Recon Battalion (32nd Infantry Division), which is one of the battalions which had recieved elements of the original 5th Cavalry Regiment. Several sources seem to indicate that the tradition was carried by the new 5th Cavalry Regiment.

Source:

Tessin, "Deutsche Verbände und Truppen, 1919 - 1939" Biblio, Osnabrück, 1974.

Additional Resources and Links:

http://wdienstgrade.tripod.com/heer-tradi.htm

 

The video below shows some interesting period footage of the German cavalry in action.


Product Videos

German Cavalry (1939) (02:21)
Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown German cavalry troops led by military band parade along road. They go past a large house. Troops clean their horses and kit. Some of them are simply wearing underwear. The soldiers carry their kit to inflatable boats. The boats are rowed across while the soldiers ride them across. The river is so deep that the horses have to swim. One of the soldiers swims across towing a raft. A large raft is rowed across. Several good shots of the boats and horses crossing the river. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:564.15
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