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Good evening everybody,

Could somebody help identify around what year this photo could be taken? Could it be 1928?

The soldier on the right has two stripes on his sleeve, what is that?

The soldier on the left, could this be the company sergeant major? He has a large ribbon bar but has something on his sleeve that I don't recognise.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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Any chance to have a better pic?

The guy on the left (probably a officer!) might wear the 1928 model uniform, but all others have the 1915 uniform.

It is defenetly post WWI.

The stripes on the arm of the soldier on the right means he has over 8 years of service.




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Te one on the left is an NCO rank adjudant, the insignia under the frontstrips is the sign of head instructor (2 palms), the one at the richt is an NCO rank sergeant, the 2 strips are stripes of long service, 1=4 year service, they maximum can wear 2 stripes, after 10 year servic the recieve the military decoration and are no longer alowed to wear the stripes for long service

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Thanks for the interesting replies! Much obliged! Alas no bigger scan possible, this a huge enlargement from a small group photo.

One more question: is that a Vuurkoord that the Adjudant is wearing?

And how do I recognise a Sergeant? His uniform looks no different  from the recruits....

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