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FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA 1632/Assiti Shards series (6)
[quote="Miklós Lovász">I would agree with chevrons ... how about the O ranks? The uptimers would go with the 5-pointed sters, eagle (as worn by COL Woods, USEAF) and bars ... but what about the downtimers? Especially the downtimers who accessed the encyclopedias with all the pics of German and Swedish insignia? Well, on one hand, the up timers might ... sway the down timers to adopt USA insignia. I haven't read the books, so I'm not aware of the up timer and dwn timer politics. On the other hand, there may be adaptations to the US system, based on necessity. Do you know what the German and Swedish systems were at the time, by chance? I could guesstimate that they were both weapon and or gorget based, but I could be wrong. I was actually thinking the other day that some US police departments use an exact copy of US military insignia, while others modify it, such as using a golden eagle. That got me thinking. Based on the units, departments, etc., as well as who supplies them, there may be a hodgepodge of insignia used. For instance, a colonel may use gold or silver eagles based on availability. Lt. colonels may be differentiated from majors by, say, the uniform they wear. The same may be true for lts. and captains. A hypothetical system, until period-relevant German and Swedish info can be acquired, would be: One to three bars for company grade officers, maybe using sleeve lace as well/in addition. Majors and lt. colonels would wear oak leaves, perhaps with a lt. colonel wearing a different collar or cuff. Colonels would wear the eagle....
SFMRAS > 22-November-2014 1:37:22

EUROPE - FIRE & RESCUE BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA LUXEMBOURG Volunteer Fire Departments (1)
Grade der luxemburgischen Feuerwehrleute * Dienstgrade der Feuerlösch- und Rettungsdienste * Funktionsgrade der Feuerwehren ...
Luke2 > 20-November-2014 19:21:20

EUROPE - BORDER & CUSTOMS BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Douanes Luxembourg (0)
Partly different than the Encyclopdia: ...
Luke2 > 19-November-2014 22:57:19

EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Italian Air Force Ranks in WW2 (2)
I have to warn you that the enlisted rank insignia are not on shoulder boards, but on sleeves....
Helios88 > 15-November-2014 23:26:15