Prussian Dragoon Krätzchen model 1910.

Prussian Dragoon Krätchen model 1910
Prussian Dragoon Krätchen model 1910
 
Prussian Dragoon Krätchen
Prussian Dragoon Krätchen
 
Niemiecka polowa czapka dragońska model 1910
Niemiecka polowa czapka dragońska model 1910
 


Imperial German Dragoon field cap 1915
Imperial German Dragoon field cap 1915
 



Interesting example of the Imperial German cavalry field cap. As it was mentioned previously the black band on the field caps was mainly reserved for artillery, pioneers, aviation and railway units. However caps for all these troops had always red piping, which separate the black band as well as the red piping on the cap rim. Presented here cap has black band without piping and the black piping on the cap’s rim.

Pruska czapka dragońska z roku 1915
Pruska czapka dragońska z roku 1915
 
B.A.IX stamp
B.A.IX stamp
 



The lining of the cap is marked B.A.IX what indicate IX Army Corps.



There were two Dragoons regiments in the IX Armee Corps, 1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Dragoner Regiment Nr. 17 and 2. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Dragoner Regiment Nr. 18 from, which only Dragoon Regiment Nr. 18 has black colour of the band and piping.



Characteristic feature of the all regiments from Macklenburg region was colour of the land cockade which was blue, yellow and red.

Czapka pruskich dragonów
Czapka pruskich dragonów
 



Unfortunately the bottom cockade on the cap indicate Kingdom of Prussia – black and white colours, which is contrary to the stamp B.A.IX. However there were also two regiments of the Prussians Dragoons which also had black colours of the band and piping on theirs caps. There were Dragoons Regiment Nr. 6 and Dragoons Regiment Nr. 14.


Everything it seems indicate that the cap in the first instance was assigned in year 1915 to the 2. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Dragooner Regiment Nr. 18. Afterwards was given to the Prussians Dragoner Regiment Nr. 6 or Dragoner Regiment Nr. 14. It is also possible that maybe the cockades were replaced later.

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