Branchofscrvice and rank insignia

.h colours were officially adopted from 16 January and were to be worn on the collar patches of > and greatcoats, and on cloth stars of helmets, collar patches were 9cm long and 4cm wide and .¡r to those introduced in the Tsarist Army from 72. when greatcoats were issued with falling collars, new branch colours were as follows:

Infantry Oimson jvalry Blue '-."tillcry Orange • ngineers Black V:r Force Light Blue {order Guards Light Green

Red Army commanders' insignia were approved le same time as the branch-of-scrvice insignia, and listed of a red star with a black hammer-and-sickle er combinations of triangles, squares or diamonds, s was made of red cloth and stitched to the left eve of the tunic or greatcoat, with its centre located icm above the cuff; the star for junior commanders - - to be 11cm in diameter, and for senior comman--•> from Komhrig upwards, 14.5cm. Triangles had sides; squares and diamonds, 3cm sides. To begin i. Red commanders arranged these devices in all inner of imaginative geometrical forms, and it took wnie time before approved layouts could be enforced.

On 3 April 1920 branch-of-service badges were introduced to be worn on the left sleeve, between shoulder and elbow. The badges for infantry, artillery, cavalry, engineers and aviation units are depicted on the plates. These badges were edged gold for soldiers of units that had been awarded the Revolutionary Red Banner, and edged silver if the owner had been wounded in battle or had served in the Red Army for at least one year and taken part in at least one major battle.

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