Black Afrika Cuff Title Question

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Black Afrika Cuff Title Question

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Hi Guys

I was wondering about what type of Afrika Korps of Cuff Title I would need for the following impression that im starting to do.

DAK 21st Panzer (104 Regiment Infantry Regiment , Pionier Company)
Note- There was a Pionier Company within the 104 Regiment.
I have a picture of a DAK Pionier with a Afrika Cuff Title with all black backing like the cuff title below
Cuff title
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The cuff title was for Rommel elite ie Tank Division

If someone can confirm or provide more information that would be great

Thanks in Advance
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Hey Jarrod,

This cuff title is definitely an unofficial one. That means that it's difficult to say which units were eligible for it. However, Dal McGuirk had written in his book that it was made by a business in Tripoli. This means that if you could pay, you could own one.

However, I'd stick to the official AFRIKAKORPS cufftitle in green and silver border for your impression. Can you share with us the pictures you have? I've never seen this photo of a pioneer unit wearing it.
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Re: Black Afrika Cuff Title Question

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christiandbn wrote:Hey Jarrod,

This cuff title is definitely an unofficial one. That means that it's difficult to say which units were eligible for it. However, Dal McGuirk had written in his book that it was made by a business in Tripoli. This means that if you could pay, you could own one.

However, I'd stick to the official AFRIKAKORPS cufftitle in green and silver border for your impression. Can you share with us the pictures you have? I've never seen this photo of a pioneer unit wearing it.
I would agree with this, i would say it was made (privately) for Panzer troops on leave
coming back to Germany and wearing their Panzer black kit, afterwards the cufftitle
"Afrika" was worn by all vets
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Re: Black Afrika Cuff Title Question

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Thanks guys

I just brought the standard cuff title for now.
The picture is a sketch one and not a original.
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