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Hi,

 

can anyone explain what the difference is?

Did the Offiziers Aspirant wear an officers Pickelhaube?

Thanks

Chris

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Hello,  In pickelhaube.com is a interesting article : Upgrading a kurassier helmet.

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Chris,

well officially, Offizier-Aspiranten should not wear an officers’ helmet. They usually held the rank of Vizefeldwebel /Vizewachmeister d.R. As such they would usually wear an issue helmet with the officer pattern cockade. Of course, during wartime, I am sure that some guys would have “upgraded” their helmets contrary to regulations.

Regards

Glenn

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Hi , thanks for the info. I must admit the "offizier aspirant" was a new one to me...

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Here´s an Offiziers-Aspiranten Lehrgang at Sennelager in September of 1918.

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Posted (edited)

Here is an example of someone named an Offizier-Aspirant while still a Gefreiter, which seems odd. Personnel files often omit this Ernennung, and only list Beförderungen. 

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Here is one with the Ernennung at the same time as the promotion to Unteroffizier:

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Another as an Unteroffizier, although only two weeks before promotion to Vizewachtmeister:

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Vizewachtmeister and Offizier-Aspirant at the same time:

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Edited by Dave Danner

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