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Today I received a General Staff trench clip for my collection.

It is 4 inches long and 1 inch wide.

 

For more information take a look at page 2 of

http://emersoninsignia.net/files/Download/6GSC.pdf

 

In my understanding the large armbands would be replaced by the trench clips because the armbands could be seen from german snipers and identify the wearer as a important target to shot down. The smaler trench clip protect against that risk.

 

Michael

 

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Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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The trench clips were described in

GENERAL ORDERS No. 134

GENERAL HEADQUARfERS. A. E. F.

France. August 15. 1918

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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The first time I have seen trench clips in use.

 

The Surrender of the German Army on the Western Front, November 1918

Major General Charles Rhodes, the American representative on the Armistice Commission, and his ADC.

Spa, 29 November 1918.

 

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Surrender_of_the_German_Army_on_the_Western_Front,_November_1918_Q7194.jpg

 

 

Michael

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gif
donation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

 

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Wow...thank you for the info and picture ...I picked up one of these in a small WWI group but it was red for division. The seller didnt know what it was and neither did I...until I posted it here on the site.Very interesting and informative 1st for me to see them being used. Again thank you for the info

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