Schutzstaffel unit insignia

Schutzstaffel unit insignia

SS unit insignia was a form of uniform insignia used by the German Schutzstaffel between the years of 1932 and 1945. SS unit insignia was displayed on an SS member’s right collar and was worn opposite the badge of SS rank. The exception to this was in the case of those officers ranking "Standartenführer" and above who wore rank on both collars and did not display a unit insignia collar patch. The SS also used cuff titles, sleeve diamonds, and shoulder patches as additional versions of unit insignia.

Collar patches

Waffen-SS foreign legions

After 1942, Waffen-SS began forming a number of divisions composed of members from allied or conquered nations. A wide variety of "national insignia" thus developed which was worn as the standard unit insignia for Foreign Legions of the Waffen-SS.


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