RARE Type 1 Waffen-SS Legion Norwegian Collar Tab Set – (Uniform Removed)


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Incredibly rare set of Waffen-SS Legion Norwegian “Frw. Legion Norwegen” collar tabs, as worn by members formed by the Waffen-SS on June 29th, 1941 in German-occupied Norway. This tab set is a textbook Type 1 set that is constructed of high quality black wool with the rare Type 1 Norwegian lion emblem produced in tombak, the rank shows one rank pip indicating the NCO rank of SS-Unterscharführer. This set shows clear sign of period wear/being removed from the uniform. Great set of incredibly hard to find Norwegian Waffen-SS insignia here, the Type 2 tabs are rare, the Type 1 are crazy rare!

Note – Coming under the control of the 2nd SS Infantry Brigade, the Norwegians occupied positions at Krasnoye Selo near Pushkin in February 1942. For the next two months the Legion took part in the siege warfare around Leningrad. In May 1942, the Legion was withdrawn for a rest, returning to the front line in June 1942. It again became involved in major combat in February 1943, as the Red Army mounted an offensive across Lake Ladoga. The Legion left the front in the spring of 1943, having suffered over a 180 casualties in a year. The Legion was disbanded in March 1943. Most survivors of the Legion who wanted to continue fighting were transferred to the 23rd SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment Norge, one of the regiments of the newly formed 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland.