Non-commissioned Officer’s Pattern, German Third Reich NSKK Kepi.
This very fine German Third Reich NSKK Kepi, is made of a light brown tight weave wool fabric body and stiffened peak with dark brown piping. The black wool band carries the NSKK BeVo woven eagle & swastika and aluminium NSKK button. The black leather chinstrap is held in place by two plain black buttons. The interior of the cap has the standard orange cotton lining and brown leather sweatband. A really nice German Third Reich NSKK Kepi.
Size: 7 1/8 UK. Size: 7 1/4 US. Size: 58.
National Socialist Motor Corps: “German: Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK”, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that existed from 1931 to 1945. The group was a successor organization to the older National Socialist Automobile Corps, which had existed since the beginning of 1930. The National Socialist Motor Corps was the smallest of the Nazi Party organizations and had originally been formed as a motorized corps of the Sturmabteilung (SA) “Storm Detachment or Assault Division”. On the 20th of July 1934, the group had a membership of approximately 10.000. It was separated from the SA to become a totally independent organization.The primary aim of the NSKK was to educate its members in motoring skills. They were mainly trained in the operation and maintenance of high performance motorcycles and automobiles. Membership in the NSKK did not require any knowledge of automobiles and the group was known to accept persons for membership without driver’s licenses. It was thought that it’s rigorous training scheme would make up for any previous lack of knowledge. The NSKK did, however, adhere to Nazi racial doctrine and screened its members for Aryan qualities. The German Third Reich NSKK was also a paramilitary organization with its own system of paramilitary ranks. German Third Reich NSKK Kepi.