Tagliamento legion was formed in February 1941. In August 1941 when it has transfered on East front as part of CSIR, it’s complete name was 63a Legione CC.NN. d'Assalto "«Tagliamento". Legion consist of two battalions "Ě": LXIII Btg CC.NN "Udine" and LXXIX Btg CC.NN. " Reggio Emilia " (besides 103a Cp. mitr. CC.NN. and 183a Cp. mitr. CC.NN). The officers and soldiers carried red badges "M" on their black collar flames.
In the spring of the last year I was in Kiev, where communicated with two russian veterans of the Second World War. They served in independent reconnaissance battalion, acting in sector of the Italian departments. Veterans told, that in one operation were captured several Italians. There were blackshirts. Russians were interested by strange letters "M" on collar tabs. One of them has broken this badge on memory. This letter "M" till now is kept at him.
Picture: “Tagliamento”’s militiamen in the south of Ukraine