An excellent and unissued example of a Fallschirm-JÃ¤ger Rgt. 1 Cuffband for enlisted men, hand embroidered in a silver grey cord on a green (JÃ¤gergrun) wool band.
Completely free from moth or other damage the ends are loosely stitched closed ready for fitting, the inside of the band closed with large hand applied stitches.
On April 1st 1938 the 4th Battalion of Regiment General GÃ¶ring was transferred to form the nucleus of the newly forming Paratroop Division and were designated, "I. Bataillion FallschirmjÃ¤ger Regiment 1". On January 1st 1939 the armyâ€™s Fallschirm-Infanterie Battalion was transferred to the control of the Luftwaffe and became "II.Bataillion FallschirmjÃ¤ger Regiment 1". These two battalions would become the nucleus of the 7.Flieger (Fallschirm) Division. On August 19th 1939 this distinctive cuffband was introduced for wear by all ranks of the regiment.
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