6th Cavalry Regiment Traditions Eagle (Schwedter Adler) Cap Badge - Aged
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This is our reproduction version of the WW2 Schwedter Adler worn by the 6th Cavalry Regiment traditions badge, used prior to WW1, during WW1 and into WW2.
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The tradition badge was given to the 1st Brandenburg Dragoon Regt. No. 2 after an incident during the 1812 war of liberation against France, when a group of Dragoons from this regiment were riding their horses bareback to water, but still managed to repel a French cavalry attack. The badge was also named the "Eagle of Schwedt" (Schwedter Adler), after the regiment's garrison town.
In WW2 the following units wore the badge at various times: 2nd and 4th troops of Cavalry Regiment No. 6 & 3.; Motorcycle Battalion (Motorcycle Battalion); Reconnaissance battalions Nos. 33, 34, 36, and 179. 3rd Cavalry Brigade and the 3rd Cavalry Division.
The badge we are offering is one of several versions of the Schwedter Adler badge. It is made of gold lacquered metal and is in aged condition. It is copied from an original and is of museum quality, with two attachment pins just like the originals.
The last picture compares our new and aged badge.