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Shoulder Straps and chevrons. Time Period? Colonial?


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Can any of our members help in identifying the branch of service, and the time period of these cloth insignia. The shoulder straps are sewn together and appear to have never been worn. I had thought these pieces might be Colonial Infantry but was never able to confirm this. The bullion work is gold in color, the photo does not show this very well. thanks for any and all help

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The thin looped cord is rather an "elève-officier" insignia. This would be a cadet at officer-candidate school who would become an aspirant after graduation.

An aspirant becomes a Sous-Lieutenant after 6 months services. Then, and only then, is the candidate considered to be fully an officer.

Regards

Veteran

P.S. Sorry about the very first rank insignia shown, I don't think I can help.

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Basically the system is quite simple. But a lot of variety appears in the traditionnal colours which change from one type of regiment or service to an other. Those are known as "couleurs de traditions".

Over the last decades further information has been added such as length of services and a variety of special capacities. Lots of people don't understand them, and you just ask...

Regards

Veteran

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