Weapons, Uniforms

IX. Air forces, military vehicles and sappers

  1. Pilot in an insulated two-piece “German” suit and helmet, model 1913 (Sturzhelm mod. 13), winter 1919 / 1920
  2. Air force second lieutenant's cap with a non-compliant yellow band, winter 1919 / 1920
  3. Belgian-style side cap.
  4. Non-compliant navy blue shoulder board from a jacket of one of the pilots, September 1919
  5. Gorget patch of the ground staff of one of Greater Poland’s squadrons (patches without red and white stripes were also available); most of the staff, especially the aviation staff, wore patches with an embroidered silver wing (see Board III Fig. 1.13). (example of air force uniforms and their elements based on the Uniform Regulation of 29 March 1919).
  6. Motorist in a German black leather aviator jacket and an English textile cap (made of fabric instead of leather).
  7. Motorist’s insignia. (Fig. 6 – 7 on the basis of the Central Command’s orders of 6 March and 22 July 1919)
  8. Sapper of the 1st Battalion of the Greater Poland Sappers in full equipment and a helmet, model 1916; as well as the shovel, he used to have a mattock next to the bayonet, and abatis-cutters.
  9. Another version of the sappers’ insignia: second mattock instead of the image of the shovel (see Board III Fig. 1.7).