Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Bahnpolizei Patch and Shoulder Boards, 1984 - 1992, BOS im BP-Dienst
For today's posting, I'll be showing off a new addition to my collection, courtesy of a friend and fellow collector in Berlin. This set is from the uniform of an officer in the German Bahnpolizei, or German Federal Railroad Police.
This shoulder patch and shoulder board style was adopted in 1984, after the Bahnpolizei was reorganized and new uniforms were adopted. These remained in service until the Bahnpolizei was absorbed by the Bundesgrenzschutz. Here is a link to a pretty good site that has tons of photos and information on the uniforms and service of the Bahnpolizei from 1953 to 1992. The site is a bit jumbled, but it is filled with good info.
The shoulder boards are for an officer with the rank of BOS im BP-Dienst., or Bundesbahn Obersekretär in the Bahnpolizei Service. The buttons are the standard federal uniform type.
Here is the complete album of this Bahnpolizei set:
Here are a few service photos of BP officers from the late 1980's to 1992: