M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

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M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by Adler » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:05 am

Once upon a time, there was an opportunity to have this Hessen IR 117 in my collection. This time it was another rib I had to give away to acquire this haube...
Anyway, to celebrate the 200 year existance of the regiment, the 1697-1897 bandeau was added to the wappen of the helmets...
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:12 am

Wow, that is awesome, congrats!
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Post by b.loree » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:02 pm

Well....these awesome Hessen hauben just keep on comming! I can not even imagine how rare that 9th Komp JR117 helmet is. Just fantastick. Even the one shown in Lacarde's vol 1 from Fort de la Pompelle has the wrong style of chinscales on it.
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Re: M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by chrispaulodale » Tue May 15, 2012 8:05 am

Talking of the JR117 9.Komp added anchor, axe and pick insignia on the Wappen, does anyone know why this was awarded?

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Re: M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by poniatowski » Tue May 15, 2012 10:48 am

Karel,

What a super helmet! Thanks for sharing.

Chris, no idea... :-k

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I really do need to know more about this....

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Re: M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by Glennj » Tue May 15, 2012 11:22 am

Chris,

The Füsilier Battalion of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 117 was formed on 1 January 1872 from the former Großherzoglich Hessisches Pionierkompanie (which became the 9. Kompanie) and personnel from the other Grand Ducal Hessian Infantry Regiments. Consequently from this date onwards, 9./IR 117 wore the anchor, axe and pick device on the helmet plate.

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Re: M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by chrispaulodale » Wed May 16, 2012 6:17 am

Hi Glenn,

Thanks very much for that prompt reply, I had a suspicion that you'd be the man to ask...

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Re: M95 Off. Hessen Inf. Regt. Nr. 117

Post by Adler » Wed May 16, 2012 7:21 am

Thanks for your replies gentlemen!
Also special thanks to Glenn!

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