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Collar tab colours used in the Turkish Army since 1920

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Rank insignia were applied over branch color collar tabs since 1920 in the Turkish Army. The colours are still in effect with minor changes.

The picture is taken from: http://www.turkeyswar.com/army/ranksuniforms.htm

Branches - Collar Tab Color - Textile (From the table made by Col. Türker Geçer)

Briagadier to Field Marshal - Brick/tile red - Broad cloth

General Staff Officers - Light Purple Brown/Light cherry color - Broad cloth

Infantry and machine Gun- very dark green- Broad cloth

Cavalry and Cavalry Machine Gun- Silver (Ash Color) -Broad cloth

All branches of Artillery and Artillery Observers: Dark Navy Blue- Broad cloth

Engineers - Blue- Broad cloth

Pilots- cerulean (light blue)- Broad cloth

Transportation and Cars- purple- Broad cloth

Quartermaster and Mechanical Engineers - Light Purple- Broad cloth

Map makers-Cartographers- Green- Broad cloth

Ammunition and War Equipment Production- Slate-colored, dark gray (black)- Broad cloth

Gendarmerie- Light Navy Blue surrounded by Red-Broad cloth

Medical Doctors- Dark Purple Brown/Dark cherry color- Velvet

Veterinary- Black- Velvet

Pharmacists- sprout color (light gren)- Velvet

Musicians- Violet- Velvet

Edited by demir
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Paul, Sorry I do not have the NCO's.

Please check this file from the GMIC Document Archive and you can download it.

Rank Insignia Used in the Turkish Army Since 1909

By : Instructor Col. Kadir Türker GEÇER

Silahli Kuvvetler Dergisi (Journal of the Turkish Armed Forces) Ocak (January) 2012,


Sayi (Issue No): 411

Pages 68-85,


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