Steve,Is that at the Cavalry riding school ? with the mixture of units ?
Great picture, Tony. This busby seems to be exceptionally well preserved.
//I noticed, as cpt Bob did, that the first seated soldier on the left - a Dragoner - is a medic. I do not know if only certified physicians wore the caduceus, or if medical helpers, nursing orderlies also did in the Imperial German army.//
OMG! Incredible. My eyes sting...Thank you Bruno. It's a FNM example.
Here is the link: https://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh34.htm
Thanks Tony. I learned something!All qualified medics received the right to wear the Rod of Asclepius on the right sleeve, in every colour of the rainbow to match the Dunkelblau uniforms. Physicians wore them on the shoulder boards.
Actually Bruno that very nicely dates your photo. Only in 1913 were Medics awarded this patch.
Yes Steve, crossed flags were awarded to soldiers in the Signals Troop who were qualified to use signal flags.
Took a quick shot of some of my examples.
My experience as well, although as a WO I did teach sword drill to new officers. But if we were both born in 1898, and I had gone to WWI in any of the three Regiments that I served in, Lord Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadian Dragoons, and 8th Canadian Hussars, I would have absolutely carried a P08 sword. And you would have carried a P08 sword as well, as you would have been Canadian Field Artillery on horseback, not jumping out of Hercules with a C1 105mm howitzer strapped to your back.Thanks Tony - Bob. Just my Canadian background showing through where generally only Officers carry swords. At least while I was serving.