JzP Question

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JzP Question

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm

Enlisted members of Jäger zu Pferde Regiments 9 through 13 wore a leather model 1895 Dragoon Pickelhaube instead of a Metalhelm.
Does anyone have any historic evidence, photographic or otherwise, of officer's in these units wearing a leather Dragoon style Pickelhaube?
Officers would have had to purchase their own equipment, and apparently most would opt to purchase the JzP Metalhelm.
Was an officer leather helmet required, optional, only required to maintain uniformity, or not required at all?
I can find no information concerning this.
Please help.

John :(

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Re: JzP Question

Post by 911car » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:56 pm

You are correct, John, enlisted men in JzP8-13 (created in 1913) did wear Dragoner helmets till metal helmets became available, but JL Larcade specifies clearly that officers in these regiments only wore, from the creation of these regiments, regular metal JzP helmets, and never leather helmets.

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Re: JzP Question

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:53 pm

Thank you.

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Re: JzP Question

Post by JzPf » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Also a great reference is Thomas Brackmann’s book “Unter den Fahnen der Alten Armee”

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Re: JzP Question

Post by Amybellars » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:06 am

James Turinetti has also mentioned in his book with regards to EM JzP for Reg. 8-13
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