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Polish Border Guard before II WW

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Polish Border Guard before II WW

Unread postby Zdzislaw Rudzki » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:14 pm

As the website is not working at the moment I put my artwork in temporary different location :)
Polish Border Guard cuff insignia from 1930.
http://zrudzki.neostrada.pl/Insignia/SG ... a_1930.htm
Please note the shape of the 4-pointet star - very unusual. Also the location of the insignia is rather unusual. Patches with insignia sewn on cuffs.
Peaked cap insignia from the same period:
http://zrudzki.neostrada.pl/Insignia/SG ... 1930_a.htm

In 1933 the stars were changed a bit and the insignia were moved from cuffs to shoulder straps (the only differention from militaty was the 4-pointed star instead of 5-pointed):
http://zrudzki.neostrada.pl/Insignia/SG ... a_1933.htm
http://zrudzki.neostrada.pl/Insignia/SG ... _1933a.htm

Please see also the Custom Guard insignia from 1928. The stars were typical Polish design but located on cuffs:
http://zrudzki.neostrada.pl/Insignia/SG ... a_1928.htm

As far as I know the Border Guard was police-like formation and since 1923 was used on all borders except the border with USSR (previousle on all borders). The border with Soviet was so unstable that was guarded by army formation called Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza (= Border Protection Corps). They used standard military uniform, insignia and equipment. They could be recognized by the round peaked cap with dark green cap band. Also the distinction band for soldiers and NCOs had dark green edges (in oposite to red edges as used in "regular" army).
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Unread postby kaldi » Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:23 pm

at last you have put it on the www.
good work

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