Ref #: R-U-12
LUFTWAFFE ARTILLERY HERMANN GORING REGIMENT TUNIC
This is a nice quality 1935 pattern Luftwaffe blue/grey wool tunic for an artillery (flak) Unteroffizier of the Hermann Goring Regiment.
The right breast has a first pattern "droop tail" Luftwaffe eagle in silver/grey threads on a cut-out blue/grey wool base which is neatly handstitched to the tunic.
The lower left sleeve has a nice quality, "General Göring" NCO’s cufftitle as introduced on March 12TH 1936 as a "special badge of distinction" for members of the regiment.
The deep navy blue doeskin wool construction cufftitle has the hand embroidered Gothic script, "General Göring" in heavy silvery/grey cotton threads and is bordered at both the top and bottom edges in horizontal silvery/grey Russian braiding.
It is positioned just above the top edge of the French cuff and is neatly handstitched in place.
The tunic has sewn in shoulder straps in Luftwaffe blue/grey wool with bright silver/aluminum waffle patterned NCO’s tress and white wool waffenfarbe piping.
The shoulder strap retaining buttons are intact. The lay down collar has the typical zig-zag reinforcement stitching to the reverse.
The forward edge of the collar is trimmed in bright silver/aluminum waffle patterned NCO’s tress and twisted white twist cord piping.
The collar has white wool collar tabs sporting a single stamped aluminum rank "gull" to each (the brass prongs can be seen on the reverse of the collar) and red wool waffenfarbe piping.
The collar tabs are machine stitched to the collar. The interior of the tunic is fully lined in ribbed, grey cotton twill and has a horizontal slash pocket to the left breast panel.
The interior side panels at the waistline each have a ribbed grey cotton twill strap with six stitched eyelets to each to secure the belt support hooks.
Excellent manufacturer, issue and unit markings all dating to 1936. All the button have their original stitching. The condition is near mint.