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Luftwaffe medical Lieutenant Hat and coat

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Im Pete, i thought someone might be interested to see my Luftwaffe medical Lieutenants cap and leather Greatcoat.

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Very nice.  Can you please show us some close ups of the board?  Also, is there blue piping in the cap?  I love the obscure LW stuff!

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Cap is actually for an officer candidate, as all Luftwaffe officers had silver piping on their dress caps, save generals, who had all gold insignia & piping.

It was common for nco officer candidates to upgrade their arm of service caps, here blue for medical, with officer's bullion badges and silver chincord & side buttons.

These officer candidate caps do seem to be quite scarce; I cannot recall seeing one for sale in many years.

 

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Thanks for your comment. I believe this set came from the same man and this set was a local vet bring back. Would i be right in thinking that the blue piping on the cap and the officer/ Lieutenant shoulder boards would give the rank of senior officer candidate? maybe a Doctor or a surgeon? 

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On 11/11/2016 at 13:03, bluesteel said:

Thanks for your comment. I believe this set came from the same man and this set was a local vet bring back. Would i be right in thinking that the blue piping on the cap and the officer/ Lieutenant shoulder boards would give the rank of senior officer candidate? maybe a Doctor or a surgeon? 

Blue piping is the arm of service color for the Luftwaffe Medical branch; no direct correlation to officer candidate rank insignia.

The shoulder boards are for rank of leutnant; perhaps the owner wore his branch piped cap for some time after being commissioned. Officially, he should have an all silver piped cap.

Very nice cap; LW officer candidate caps are quite scarce, especially with the bullion insignia.

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Thanks for all your positive comments guys. They make complete sense and its great for me to hear your opinions. 

 I feel the iconic greatcoat is sometimes rather unappreciated and although its not got a maker tag in it, it is made very well and is of fine quality. I used some warm water and saddle soap on it  recently and its come up very well, the leather has become more supple and its kept its distinctive blue/ grey colour. I was interested to find out that the left cuff only is made to act as a pocket for letters and papers. For convenience you could place them in the cuff with your right hand.

 Thanks again for your comments.

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15thPACAV has it 100%. Nothing for me to add really.  Officer candidate caps are pretty rare.  It is a beauty.  

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Here are a couple of Luftwaffe Medical piped OR/NCO visor caps, blue top and white top versions to add to this thread....

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