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Cuff Title Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for the many different Cuff Titles worn by the various organizations (except the SS) during the 3rd Reich period. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre-1945 manufacture. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP

The NSDAP existed under the control of Adolf Hitler from 1920 until the end of World War II. The party was held together primarily by populism, authoritarianism, militarism, and belief in German ethnic and cultural supremacy.

Miscellaneous NSDAP Cuff Titles.




Gau Cuff Title
Westfalen-Nord



Ordensburgen
Staff of one of the 3 Leader Training Schools



Vogelsang
Student of the Vogelsang Leader Training School



Sonthofen
Student of the Sonthofen Leader Training School



Krossinsee
Student of the Krossinsee Leader Training School



Kreisgericht
Kreis Court Staff



AO Wahl-Dienst
Ausland Organization Election Service



Arbeitseinsatzstab
Labor Mobilization Administration



Ost
Ministry for the eastern territories



Reichskommissariat
RMBO Commissionor



Forstschutzkommando
Forest Protection Command






Sturmabteilung (SA) - The initial formation of the NSDAP, formed as a force to disrupt the meetings of Adolf Hitler’s political opponents as well as defend the halls where Hitler was making a speech in public.




Stabschef
Cuff title for staff assigned to the Chief of the SA



Stabschef Rohm
Cuff title for staff assigned to Rohm as Chief of the SA



Stabswache
Staff Guards



Stabswache Goering
Staff Guards assigned to Hermann Goering



Oberste SA-führung
Staff Leaders of the SA High Command



Standortführer
Area Leaders assigned to street duty



Stabswache
Gau Staff Guards - Cuff background in the Gau color



Stabswache
Wachatandarte Berlin



Feldherrnhalle
Wachatandarte Feldherrenhalle



Seesportschule
Staff of the SA Marine School



Rangführer
Persons promoted due to special merit



Ehrenführer
Honorary Standartenführer rank



Strosstrupp Adolf Hitler 1923
Original member of Adolf Hitler's guard, eventually became the SS



Hilfspolizei
Auxilliary police of SA Group Berlin-Brandenburg



Feldpost
Feild Post personnel Cuff Title



Sturmbann z. b, B, V- We
Early Sturmbann Honor Cuff Title



Sturmbann z. b, B, I- Nrh
Later Sturmbann Honor Title



SA-Regiment München 1923
Regiment Munich 1923 Commemorative Cuff Title



Der Kommandeur SA-Regiment München 1923
Regiment Munich 1923 Commemorative Cuff Title



Hans von Manteuffel
NSDAP Marytrs Honor Cuff Title



Reichsautozug Deutschland
Provide technical services for party rallies (microphones, pa equipment, etc)


Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps (NSKK) - Formed as a motorized corps of the SA, the NSKK trained its members in motoring skills and served as a roadside assistance group




Einsatzbereitschaft
Emergency Action Squad



NSKK Ehrenführer
Honorary Standartenführer rank



Adolf Hühnlein
NSKK Honor Cuff Title



Alfred Janko
NSKK Honor Cuff Title



1 NSKK Transport Regiment Luftwaffe
1st NSKK Luftwaffe Regiment Officer



1 NSKK Transport Regiment Luftwaffe
1st NSKK Luftwaffe Regiment NCO/Enlisted


Hitler Jugend (HJ) - Organized to train and recuit future members of the SA. It was made up of: the Hitlerjugend proper, for male youth aged 14 to 18; the younger boys' section, Deutsches Jungvolk (German Youth), for those aged 10 to 14; and the girls' section, the Bund Deutscher Mädel (the League of German Girls).




(District Name)
Cuff title for HJ District Bayreuth



HJ-Streife
HJ Patrol Service



HJ Wache des Gauleiters
HJ Gauleiter Guard



Lehrerinnenbildungsamstall
LBA "Youth leading Youth" Instructor



Lehrerinnen-Bildungs-Amstall
LBA "Youth leading Youth" Instructor



DJ-Unterführerschule
Reich Youth Junior Leader School Instructor



HJ-Streifendienst
HJ Patrol Service



LANDDIENST DER HJ
HJ volunteers to serve for one year in the Agricultural Labor Service



RJF Stab
Reich Youth Leadership Staff



Gelandesportwart
HJ Field Event Attendant



Scheisswart
HJ Shooting Event Attendant



Schiwart
HJ Ski Event Attendant



Sportwart
HJ Sport Event Attendant



(District Name)
BDM Senior Leader - Winter uniform - gold



(District Name)
BDM Leader - Winter uniform - silver



(District Name)
BDM Leader - Summer uniform - silver



(District Name)
BDM Leader - Summer uniform - black



Osteinsatz
BDM Work in the East


Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) - The Reich Labour Service was a major organisation established to help mitigate the effects of mass unemployment, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. From June 1935 onwards, men aged between 18 and 24 had to serve six months before their military service.




Stabswache RAF
Guard staff for theReichArbeitsFührer



EMSLAND
EMSLAND (District) Officer



EMSLAND
EMSLAND (District) NCO



EMSLAND (number)
EMSLAND 10 (District 10) Officer



EMSLAND (number)
EMSLAND 23 (District 23) NCO



R
RAD Reichs Leader



W
RAD Region Leader (Ost, Nord, West, Sud)



ANHALT
RAD Commemorative Cuff Title



Ordensburgen
RAD Staff at one of the 3 Leader Training Schools


Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) - The German Labour Front was the National Socialist trade union organization which replaced the various trade unions of the Weimar Republic.




F N Stab
DAF Staff



Werkchar
DAF Factory Troop



Werkchar
DAF Factory Troop



Werkchar
DAF Factory Troop Leader



Werkchar
DAF Factory Troop Leader



Oberlagerführer
DAF Camp Group Leader



Werkfrauengruppe
Factory Womens Group






Wehrmacht

Deutsche Heer - German Army




Großdeutschland
Infantry Regiment 'Greater Germany'



Großdeutschland
Panzer Grenadier Divison 'Greater Germany'- 1st pattern



Großdeutschland
Panzer Grenadier Divison 'Greater Germany'- 2nd pattern



Großdeutschland
Panzer Grenadier Divison 'Greater Germany'- 3rd pattern



Großdeutschland
Panzer Grenadier Divison 'Greater Germany'- 4th pattern



Brandenburg
Panzer Grenadier Division Brandenburg



Feldherrnhalle
Panzer Divison Feldherrnhalle



Fuhrerhauptquartier
Fuhrer Headquarters - 1st pattern



Fuhrerhauptquartier
Fuhrer Headquarters - 2nd pattern



Feldgendarmerie
Uniformed Military Police



Geheime Feldpolizei
Secret Military Police



Feldpost
Military Mail Service



Unteroffiziervorschule
Heer staff and trainee NCOs



Propagandakompanie
Propaganda Company Staff



Kriegsberichter des Heeres
Army War Correspondent



Stabshelferin des Heeres
Army female auxiliary - clerical workers



Nachrichtenhelferin des Heeres
Army female auxiliary - communications workers




Kriegsmarine - Navy




Marineoberhelfer
Navy female auxiliary supervisor



Marinehelfer
Navy female auxiliary



Marinehelferin
Navy female auxiliary - Costal Service


Luftwaffe - Air Force




General Goring
Regiment General Göring - 1935 to 1942



Hermann Göring
Hermann Göring Division - 1st pattern



Hermann Göring
Hermann Göring Division - 2nd pattern



Fallschirm-jäger Reg 1
1st Parachute Regiment



Fallschirm Division
Parachute Division



1 NSKK Transport Regiment Luftwaffe
1st NSKK Luftwaffe Regiment Officer



1 NSKK Transport Regiment Luftwaffe
1st NSKK Luftwaffe Regiment NCO/Enlisted



Kriegsberichter der Luftwaffe
Air Force War Correspondent



Legion Condor
Commerative Cuff Title authorized in 1939



Jagdgeschwader Richthofen
Fighter Wing Richthofen Commerative Cuff Title



Jagdgeschwader Udet
Fighter Wing Udet Commerative Cuff Title



Geschwader Hindenburg
Flying Wing Hindenburg Commerative Cuff Title



Geschwader Boelcke
Flying Wing Boelcke Commerative Cuff Title



Geschwader Immelmann
Flying Wing Immelmann Commerative Cuff Title




Reichsbahn/Bahnschutz - Railroad/Railroad Protection




Deutsche Reichsbahn
German Railroad staff



Reichsdirektion Breslau
Railroad directorate - Breslau



Wehrmacht-verkersdirektion Berlin
Military traffic directorate - Berlin



OSTBAHN
Eastern Railroad staff



Bahnschutzpolizei
Railroad Protection Police



Bahnschutzpolizei
Railroad Protection Police - Senior NCO/Officer


Technische Nothilfe (TeNo) - Technical Emergency Help Service




Technische Nothilfe
Technical Emergency Help Service staff



Technische Assistentin
Technical Assistant



1920
TeNo Commerative Cuff Title with various dates


Organization Todt - Civil and military engineering/construction




ORG TODT
Organization Todt Worker



ORG TODT
Organization Todt NCO



ORG TODT
Organization Todt Junior Officer



ORG TODT
Organization Todt Senior Officer



O T
Organization Todt Staff




Miscellaneous Cuff Titles




Motorisierte Gendarmerie
Motorized Rural Police



Sicherheits und Hilfsdienst
Security and Assistance Service



(eagle)
Land Customs



L S Warndienst
Luftschutz Warning Service



Werkschutz
Factory Protection Police



Sachsenwald
Shooting Association



GeneralGovernment
Non-German Postal employees in Poland



GeneralGovernment
Non-German Police personnel in the Eastern Territories



GeneralGovernment
Diplomatic personnel assigned to the Eastern Territories


Veteran Groups - NS-RKB, Stahihelm




Main
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Headquarters



Elbe
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



Mitte
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



Rhein
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



Nordwest
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



Sud
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



West
Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund Chapter



L V NIEDERSACHSEN
Stahlhelm L V Niedersachsen Chapter



OLDENBURG-OSTFRIESLAND
Stahlhelm Oldenburg-Ostfriesland Chapter