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Hi all, a bit of assistance if possible, I came across this image (Part of), but don't recognise the collar tabs, they look military to me, if so, does anyone recognise them, branch of service etc, any help appreciated

 

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Alex K

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Hi,

for me it´s difficult to distinguish, but those collar tabs were worn by Bavarian police as well as Bavarian border patrol. Here as Obergrenzaufseher.

https://www.seitengewehr.de/grenze2.html

https://www.seitengewehr.de/bayfreistaat.html

If you compare the shoulderboards, you will notice a difference, though the collar boards are the same. So yours could be police?

GreyC

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Hi, thanks for the speedy reply, interesting and useful link, I was wondering if it could be municipal rather than military. Regards

Alex K

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Hi Alex,

it was a pleasure to be able to contribute.

GreyC

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Hello , Bavarian Gendarmerie Wachtmeister is a possibility. year? It could be 1913 or 1920

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Hi Thanks for the additional information, regards

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