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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 19:30 pm 
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Hi All,
Just been given a Kriegsmarine uniform, with two U-boot badges attached to it,

The hat is dated 1941 , no idea if the jacket and trousers are repro or not.

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If anyone needs any help with their uniforms etc just let me know. I have a very dear friend that was in the Uboot service during ww2.
One thing he has told reguarding uniforms is that the uboot uniforms were never worn off the boat. He told me how he had to go to "stores" for sme things and he had to change from his ubooat clothes into his blue navy rig then proceed to the "stores" then change back into his uboot clothes before he went back on board.
As for beards he said he was allowed to wear his beard for 2 days after returning to port then he had to shave it off.
If you were on duty and wearing your blue navy rig you rolled up your trouser cuff 2 rolls
My friend Edgar served first on U650 till he was hurt and was sent to hospital(which saved his life) then when released from the hospital he finished out the war on U901

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Our unofficial U-Boat group is now official. We had our first show last weekend at Waltham Abbey and we're sending a small contingent to Bunker Bash on the 17th and 18th May.

Thanks for the tips, Harold. It's info like that, that proves invaluable.

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FLAK 88 wrote:
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In the 80's and 90's "The Kriegsmarine Society" could be seen gracing the bars and beertents of events up and down the country. Oh, happy (if drunken) days :-)



I was one of the first members and alternated between Obersteuermann and dieselobermaschienst (is that spelt correctly?)

Ask Kevin Crago about it? he was an original member as well.....................in fact he was the bar :lol:

Still have a gold KM belt buckle and a converted bundy navel officers type cap some were hidden in the cupboard.

And if I hear "ALARM" once more I'll jump overboard 8)


Hi Mike,

Kevin Crago is a member of our group and he says he remembers you very well :wink:

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Hi All,
Just been given a Kriegsmarine uniform, with two U-boot badges attached to it,

The hat is dated 1941 , no idea if the jacket and trousers are repro or not.

Matt


Hi Matt,

Do you have any photos of the uniform and badges at all? would it be a Brit denim BD style uniform?

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Hi Schafer,
Its a Black/ dark blue in colour and is similar style to the British ratings uniform.
Trousers have a bib front to them.
Hat appears to be original but is missing cockade and eagle.

Photo files are too big for the forum, so will try to upload them to my phone and resize them that way.

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Hi Schafer,
Its a Black/ dark blue in colour and is similar style to the British ratings uniform.
Trousers have a bib front to them.
Hat appears to be original but is missing cockade and eagle.

Photo files are too big for the forum, so will try to upload them to my phone and resize them that way.

:( Matt


Hi Matt,

It sounds like you are in possession of a 'Matrose' (general seaman) uniform.

You can normally tell if the shirt is post-war (Bundesmarine) by a white label being inside the shirt at the neck, as in modern shirts. The label would have washing instructions and modern sizing printed thereon. The shirt is also often a mix of modern textiles.
Furthermore, modern uniforms are sized to fit the modern body, thereby larger.

Period uniforms are made of older and more natural materials and also are darker colours ( a very dark blue, bordering on black, for instance.)

I wish you good luck and hope that the uniform is a genuine period one.

Kev.

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Found this on the web.


http://www.kriegsmarineplus.co.uk/index.php

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Just an update on this old thread.

A number of us are planning a trip to visit the U-995 in Germany in the Spring. I'll attach a couple of photos here if it all comes off successfully.

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Our main display piece made its debut at the recent War & Peace Show (see pic attached.)

Thanks to all those who helped and supported us through what had been a very trying and testing previous 16 months. Your encouragement and support was vital and made everything worthwhile.

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U-boat display pics at War & Peace.

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Great pic's but how do you transport it ?

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oh, fantastic pics what a great display. Well Done U-Boat Society! I hope you move from strength to strength! :D

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Hi and thanks for the kind comments.

We got back from Damyns Hall about an hour ago after transporting our conning tower to that particular show venue. It's permanently mounted on a trailer and is towed behind a low-loader/pick-up truck. It turned a few heads as it went through the Dartford Tunnel, lol.

See you all soon.

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Hey Kev it would have turned more heads if it had been at surface level on the river above the tunnel..ha ha ha.

See you sunday at Damyns

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Looking forward to catching up with you chaps and ladies at Detling 8) just a thought though, surely you're the official U boat group now ......;)

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Looking forward to catching up with you chaps and ladies at Detling 8) just a thought though, surely you're the official U boat group now ......;)


Hi Di, I hope you're keeping well... and yes, we hope to see you at Detling next week.

I guess you're right, we are official now, lol

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