N031486 NSKK FIRST PATTERN CAP EAGLE. (Mützendreiecke)
BACKGROUND: The development of the NSKK, "National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korps" (National Socialist Motor Corps), can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced a "Kraftfahr Abteilung" (Motor Section) to transport personnel as required. In 1928 the SA Motor section was expanded to "Kraftfahrstaffeln" (Motor Squadrons). In an attempt to create a national motor corps, the NSAK, "National Sozialistisches Automobil Korps" (National Socialist Automobile Corps), was formed in April 1930 as a NSDAP auxiliary organization subordinate to the SA. In early 1931 Adolf Hühnlein was appointed as Chief of the NSAK and proposed a name change to NSKK, which was officially accepted in April 1931. Shortly after the purge of the SA in the "Night of the Long Knives," in June 1934, the NSKK was promoted to an official NSDAP organization, given independent status within the party and absorbed the SA Motor Squadron’s personnel.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A machine woven, first pattern (1935-39) NSKK eagle and swastika, with a banner arching above upon which is "N.S.K.K.," all in silver wire with black accents, on a red, inverted triangular rayon base. The insignia is still on its original black rayon factory roll. The color, if considered dark wine red, signified wear by Motor-Brigade Westfalen or Motor-Gruppe Ostland; if considered vermilion, the staff of Obergruppen & the Independent Motorgruppe Ostland or the staff of the Motorgruppe Schlesien; if considered carmine, the Korpsführung (Corps Headquarters) or staff of the Inspector for Technical Education and Equipment or staff of the Inspector NSKK Motor Schools or Cadre personnel of the Reich Leader and Technical Leaders School.
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