Grenadier Regiment 1

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Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by KAGGR#1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:47 pm

Hello to all collectors ;
I have had for some years a real interest in the
12 Prussian Grenadier Regiments.
I am going to post under groupings my collection
of Grenadier Regt 1
The regiment was raised in the year 1655
It was part of I A K and garrison was Konigsberg.
The collar and cuffs on the officers waffenrocks
of the Grenadier regiments were patterned
after the very early Grenadier uniforms .
For G R 1 officers they were awarded the special
collar & cuffs on 6. 5. 1900.
The "1655 " banner was awarded to the helmet plate in 1897.
The change to the newer wide winged Grenadier helmet plate was 6.5. 1900
The " F R III " cypher and crown for the epaulettes and shoulder straps 25.2. 1889
The regiment was " Crown Prince
On 24.3. 1918 The Chef was Crown Prince Wilhelm
I have found a photo of C P Wilhelm in the G R 1 uniform very hard to find.

I will start with my officers Friedensrock for G R 1 .
A couple of things different about this piece ;
It has the loops for epaulettes which I understand were not to worn
on this uniform . The shoulder straps are not sewn into the shoulders
but a slip on . They are not the normal width of the Friedensrock straps .
The cuffs are piped in white which is correct for G R 1.

Next a pair of officers epaulettes for G R 1 that would be worn on the pre-war blue waffenrock.

Single Lt. Col. shoulder strap for G R 1

A pair of officers feldgrau shoulder straps for G R 1

Officers helmet G R 1 from the former Jacques Pries Infantry officers collection

Enlisted man's helmet G R 1

Feldgrau e m helmet with a Prussian line eagle .Kammer inside marked G R 1 1916.
I have never seen nor have I ever talked to anyone who has seen a feldgrau G R 1
helmet plate with the "1655 " banner .

And last a loose officers "1655 " Banner and an enlisted old style FWR G R 1 plate
when the " 1655 " banner was worn above the eagle like G R 4 does .

Steve
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by KAGGR#1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:54 pm

Some how 1 photo did not paste
here it is the Prussian Line eagle
on the helmet Kammer G.R.1. 1916

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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:56 pm

Great stuff Steve!

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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by Spiker » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:24 am

Very nice Grenadier Regt 1 collection Steve. :thumb up:
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by Westfront » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:10 am

Nice Grenadier haubes :thumb up:

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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by KAGGR#1 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:20 pm

Thank you .
I will try and do G R 2 next , but I do not have
as much in the collection , as G R 2 troops
wore just the line Grenadier plate on their helmets .
No way to know if you have an officers helmet .
Only if you get lucky and locate a Kammer issue enlisted helmet .
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Post by b.loree » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:39 pm

Excellent post Steve, thank you. Super rare items and we are very lucky to have an experienced collector such as yourself you join us on this forum. :thumb up:
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by KAGGR#1 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:37 pm

Thank you Brian .

I realized that I forgot to add my enlisted straps
to the group .
Not much here just a single .
G R 1 has been hard for me to find .
All the Grenadier straps will be covered in detail
in Mike Kelso's book on I G straps due out soon .
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by Mike H » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am

What does the III mean?
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by Sandmann » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:35 am

Mike H wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am
What does the III mean?

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Grenadier-Regiment Crown Prince (1.Ostpreußisches)
04.06.1860 - 15.06.1888: Crownprince and later Emperor Friedrich III.
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by Mike H » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Thanks ....

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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by KAGGR#1 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 am

when the Photobucket images came back they are almost so bad
that you can't see what the items are .I guess that is what you get for "free "
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by aicusv » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am

PB is pulling a new deal, they are blurring the images until you either reduce the number you have or sign up for a pay account.
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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:10 pm

aicusv wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am
PB is pulling a new deal, they are blurring the images until you either reduce the number you have or sign up for a pay account.
I'm still using imgur.com and it is still working well. I haven't lost any images and they have given me no problems.

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Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

Post by aicusv » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:15 pm

I had switched over to Tinypic.com, but now they appear to have gone bust.
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