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From the Russian book "Five Centuries of the Russian Military Uniform" peaked caps and shoulder bords of the regiments from the 9th Infantry Division (33rd Eleckii and 34th Sevskii IR form 1st Brigad

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On 10/11/2020 at 08:10, JanneP said:


I found this lot in one auction. Can some one tell more about the Finnish regiments?  How those were formated and were those part of larger units? And where they were located?



Here is translated info about 7th Finnish Infantry Regiment:


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34 minutes ago, JMTALEXEEW said:

Hello everybody:


Could someone help me identifying this shoulder; it has been in my house forever.....

I believed it belonged to the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, the second son of Nikolai I, who named him the General Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy.....

Am I correct??

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It is a Shoulder Board for a Full Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy, I dont believe that had belonged to the Great Duke Konstantin Nikolaievich, The Cypher on it Is Nicholas II Cypher .Perhaps the Board belonged to the Great Duke Alexei Alexandrovich uncle of Nicholas II who was General Admiral of the Navy fom 1884 to 1905

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Thank you for your answer Bayner; you are correct, my grandmother uncle was the Admiral Konstantin Pilkin who became an Admiral in 1896 and the Great Duke Alexei Alexandrovich was the General Admiral with Nicholas II.  It shoud have been a present from GD Alexei to someone in my family back in those year .

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