Question for all you Imperial German collectors ;
It seems that the Hessian Dragoon Regiment 24
before W W I carried the Russian N cypher and Russian crown
when the war started , the regiment had the cypher removed
and replaced with the number 24
Was there something more to this than the obvious ?
The reason I ask is that it seems all the Prussian regiments
that carried Russian cyphers did NOT have them replaced .
They wore the cyphers into the war with the feldgrau
uniform straps .
I know of the following Prussian Regiments that had Russian cyphers ;
Kur Regt 6
H R 8
2 Garde Dragoons
Uhlan Regt 1
Uhlan Regt 3
Even the Kaiser continued to wear the Russian cypher
on his shoulder straps for KAGGR# 1 and 2 Garde Dragoon Regt
The same can be said for 1 Garde Dragoons with the Queen Victoria
cypher of England
And then there is the Saxon F A R 28
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