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Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

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Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

Unread postby Luke2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:11 pm

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Re: Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

Unread postby jrichardn2 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:16 pm

Fascinating. So these were worn on civilian clothes, e.g., as a lapel pin? Were they widespread?
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Re: Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

Unread postby Luke2 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:45 pm

I really do not know much more than the post above. It looks like a lapel pin, and I assume it was supposed to be worn during working hours. I think they were introduced in 1934 as a visual expression of civil servants place on the career ladder.

Group A required a Master's degree; group B a bachelor's; and group C a high-school diploma. For personale subalterno = clerks, and operai permanente = permanent workers, I do not know of any special educational requirements.

The insignia themselves obviously represents the relative military rank that the service grades were equal to. The Italian term for the pins is distintivi ministeriale; use it on google, and you will find more examples.
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Re: Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

Unread postby jrichardn2 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:48 pm

thanks!
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Re: Fascist Italy: Civil Service Rank Pins

Unread postby Luke2 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:55 pm

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A larger (cloth?) version of the ministerial distinctions could also be worn on the Fascist party uniform (the black shirt).

Below is an image of a black shirt uniform worn by a Brigadier General, retired, with his military rank insignia on the left chest above the medals.
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