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This is a very interesting subject. Can anybody indicate which of the infantry regiments had royal patrons, ie which regiments would have a cypher on the shoulderboard rather than a regimental number? And were there two regiments of infantry guards in 1941? How would they be distinguished one from the other? Many thanks! J

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Greetings gentlemen,

I would like to try to revive this topic with "soft" M1939 infantry lieutenant colonel's shoulder boards (epoletuške).

Could someone tell me what's the difference between "soft" and "hard" shoulder boards? My thoughts on this are that maybe the soft type shoulder boards were for war (and everyday?) uniform (svakodnevna i pohodna uniforma) and that the hard shoulder boards were for parade uniform (svečana i praznična uniforma). According to the regulations from 1939 mundir with two rows of buttons (color depending on the color of the branch) as a part of parade uniform was back but those parade uniform round epaulettes were no longer in use. Cockade was replaced with two-headed eagle emblem. Shoulder boards for cavalry, engineering and medical officers were silver with golden stars, everyone else had golden shoulder boards with silver stars (check out the table in post #72, and also lightfoot's shoulder boards in post #37).

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Couple of details.

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Props for Serbian TV show Ravna Gora.

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Artillery Major (8th Artillery Regiment)

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Air force - Captain 1st class (6th Fighter Regiment), lieutenant colonel.

+Air force emblem, pilot's badge, dagger, shapka, flight book...

Photos from exhibition "1941 - 70 years later" found on Royal family website.

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Vojvoda Živojin Mišić's braided shoulder boards (I'm not sure if that is the proper English term), Kingdom of Serbia era,
Belgrade Military Museum

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Speaking of which, here are vojvoda Bojović's epaulettes from a latter period.
Notice the barely visible metal application underneath the eagle, that's monogram of Aleksandar I worn by his adjutants.

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