Fuss Artillery Regt .shoulder straps

SkipperJohn

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Again I learned something.
I thought the Fußartillerie straps on the M15 tunic were grey.
I know that around 1915 units called artillery measuring squads were formed.
These were later designated Lichtmeßtruppen and "LM" appeared on their yellow shoulder straps.
The units were attached to Fußartillerie units and consisted of 3 officers and 95 enlisted men.
I'm not really certain what their function was, but I believe it was largely fire direction.
John
 

KAGGR#1

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Again I learned something.
I thought the Fußartillerie straps on the M15 tunic were grey.
I know that around 1915 units called artillery measuring squads were formed.
These were later designated Lichtmeßtruppen and "LM" appeared on their yellow shoulder straps.
The units were attached to Fußartillerie units and consisted of 3 officers and 95 enlisted men.
I'm not really certain what their function was, but I believe it was largely fire direction.
John
John ;
Yes , and you will notice that I have some " L M " straps
also A M ; S M & P K
Did you get a copy of Mike Kelso's book on shoulder straps ?
Steve
 

SkipperJohn

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Yes I did. I only look for shoulder straps associated with helmets I own, so admittedly, I haven't read the entire book.
John
 

KAGGR#1

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Yes I did. I only look for shoulder straps associated with helmets I own, so admittedly, I haven't read the entire book.
John
John ;
Good that you have it
you can go back to sections anytime .
I think that Mike did a very good job on the book
Steve
 

Tony without Kaiser

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Staff member
Again I learned something.
I thought the Fußartillerie straps on the M15 tunic were grey.
I know that around 1915 units called artillery measuring squads were formed.
These were later designated Lichtmeßtruppen and "LM" appeared on their yellow shoulder straps.
The units were attached to Fußartillerie units and consisted of 3 officers and 95 enlisted men.
I'm not really certain what their function was, but I believe it was largely fire direction.
John
Here John. In the 1978 issue of Kaiserzeit Vol VII Winter Number 4, there appeared an article by Chip Minx on the Artillerie Messtruppen. With Chip's kind permission, it was reproduced and is available on my Cartridge Casing guide, for all to enjoy and benefit from. Very much worth a quick read.

Link: https://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/minx.htm
 
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