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Who wore Arditi badges?

#1 User is offline   Matteo Vuoso 

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 04:36 PM

Hi guys,
Who would have worn the Arditi patches on their sleeves? The patch I'm referring to is a gold wreath and gladius with the word 'Italia' in black thread on a small red field in the middle. The background is black.
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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:00 AM

The badge you mentioned is the Arditi's one.
This particular model is used during RSI, because there's written "ITALIA" instead of "FERT" (Savoia's tipical phrase). During RSI this badge was given to soldiers that has tooken part to more than 3 anti- partisan's actions or was used by the ones that had received it before the Armistice.
I have one original in my personal RSI's militaria collection (sorry for the bad image).

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 03:50 PM

Question, if it was worn for 3 or more anti-partisan actions, where was it worn?? Or it did not matter??


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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:57 AM

sergemaster said:

Question, if it was worn for 3 or more anti-partisan actions, where was it worn?? Or it did not matter??


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It was worn on the left arm.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 12:30 AM

ahhh...very nice Barbarigo. You must sell it to your fellow collector friend Arditi!! Ha ha...nice example. Arditi
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 04:31 AM

Barbarigo one more question, so If it was worn on the left arm, was it worn only by RSI forces, or was it also worn by legionnares of the Italian S.S.??

The reason I ask is if so, for S.S. on the left arm the RSI eagle patch is worn and so is mostrina below it if warranted. Then how would it be then so worn or would a legionaro only wear the German equivilent Anti-Partisan badge?


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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:20 AM

Arditi said:

ahhh...very nice Barbarigo. You must sell it to your fellow collector friend Arditi!! Ha ha...nice example. Arditi


Ardti, Arditi, I keep it very close to me!!!!!
It's quite difficult to find an original one!
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:22 AM

sergemaster said:

Barbarigo one more question, so If it was worn on the left arm, was it worn only by RSI forces, or was it also worn by legionnares of the Italian S.S.??

The reason I ask is if so, for S.S. on the left arm the RSI eagle patch is worn and so is mostrina below it if warranted. Then how would it be then so worn or would a legionaro only wear the German equivilent Anti-Partisan badge?


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Hmmmm, I've never seen a photo in which an italian SS had this badge; take note that Italian SS were not under Italian control, but were part of German Army.
I don't think the might have worn it.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 12:54 PM

I agree. Thanks oh great Sensei of the RSI!!


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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:28 PM

sergemaster said:

I agree. Thanks oh great Sensei of the RSI!!


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