INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORM INSIGNIA

   Welcome to the International Encyclopedia of uniforms and insignia from around the world.
In this encyclopedia you will find one thousand illustrations rank insignia, badges and functional labels.
Our editors welcome any new or correcting information published on this site.
The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia is nonprofit and relies on your individual donations. Please make your donation now. If you like the products on these pages, your support is highly appreciated. Thank you very much!

DONATE TO ENCYCLOPEDIA

We have a problem every month because of hacking. Our pages are outdated and web site needs your financial help. If you want to support our project, please donate any amount of money to help us with creating new website. Our goal: 500 USD. Thank you
Currency:
Amount:
We welcome the opportunity to sponsor the creation of new pages.

SYMBOLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS INSIGNIA PAGES

= select insignia   = current insignia   = obsolete insignia   = Wikipedia link   = official link   = WikiInsignia link   = verified data

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA NEW PAGES AND UPDATES

LAST TOPICS OF DISUSSION FORUM

EUROPE - FIRE & RESCUE BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA LUXEMBOURG Volunteer Fire Departments (1)
Grade der luxemburgischen Feuerwehrleute * Dienstgrade der Feuerlösch- und Rettungsdienste * Funktionsgrade der Feuerwehren ...
Luke2 > 20-November-2014 19:21:20

EUROPE - BORDER & CUSTOMS BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Douanes Luxembourg (0)
Partly different than the Encyclopdia: ...
Luke2 > 19-November-2014 22:57:19

FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA 1632/Assiti Shards series (4)
[quote="Miklós Lovász">There are some indications in the books, but nothing detailed. In the USE Navy, the first CNO (Admiral Simpson) made his own rank insignia (stars) and handed out bars to LT Canttrell. The first head of the USE Air Force (Col. Woods) wore eagles and his officers/NCS's wore US insigni (or so is hinted). Also, only at the beginning are insignia mentioned, not in later books. Mike Stearns (fmr President of the NUS, fmr prime minister of the USE) is mentioned as a division general or major general wearing "stars", although the number is not mentioned, That last pic of yours is catchy ... might be very well the basis for a new uniform ... perhaps if Medic looked around ...? Medic would be a good bet for whipping something up that looks good. I'd try my hand, but am awaiting (likely bad) news so am somewhat preoccupied. Thanks for the info on the USE ranks. Any idea about uniform color, of the USE or Gustav's army? I don't know if proper uniforms were worn then, and if so, by whom, but that would help. Depending on what insignia was available (metal, cloth, gold, silver, black, etc.) and the fact that there were mil-history buffs in Grantville,there's a lot of variables. Revolutionary insignia consisted of green epaulettes for corporal, red for sergeants. Fringless and fringed epaulettes, solitary or alternating, for the officers and/or colored cockades, with stars being utilized during the war. Use of bars, oak leaves and eagles (the eagle was fist, I believe) came later. Early officer rank insignia was chevrons on the cuff. I think it's safe to assume that there weren't too many liberties taken, likely the shape/style of the eagle (maybe a 'German' eagle) or the number of points on the stars, 4 or 6 or 7, etc. instead of 5. A whittled down enlisted scheme would be: One chevron for privates(first class) or lance corporal and two and three for corporals and sergeants. Company Quartermaster/Supply/Commissary/Clerk/etc. Sergeant and company sergeant major. Likely called first sergeant and bearing a modern day staff sergeant's insignia, three chevrons and one arc under. Battalion QM/etc. Sergeant and battalion sgt. major. Likely just called sergeant major, and having an additional arc. Regimental QM/etc. Sergeant and etc. Likely called a command sergeant major. Three chevrons and three arcs. The arc may simply be replaced with a bar due to material availability. Ultimately, what the NCOs do (and their numbers) will make it easier to identify ranks. Revised titles for post sergeant ranks could be platoon sgt., 1st sgt., and sgt. mjr. I'll see if I can find the books on Baen's site, or on the hosted CDs, but I don't know if I can find anything....
SFMRAS > 18-November-2014 18:56:18

EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Italian Air Force Ranks in WW2 (2)
I have to warn you that the enlisted rank insignia are not on shoulder boards, but on sleeves....
Helios88 > 15-November-2014 23:26:15