War & Conflicts Discussions => Wars & Conflicts: Propaganda, Marches, Uniforms, Medals, Ranks & Flags => Topic started by: semigaller on 24 October 2019, 18:30:17



Title: Uniforms, Medals, Ranks, Insignia, Flags of Latvia
Post by: semigaller on 24 October 2019, 18:30:17
Hello everyone!

I'm going to publice some information about Latvian NAF, police and other services uniforms, ranks etc.

In general: Latvia was an independece state between world wars (1918-1940) and after collapse of USSR (1991) until today. Since 2004 Latvia is member of EU and NATO.





Title: Re: Uniforms, Medals, Ranks, Insignia, Flags of Latvia
Post by: semigaller on 24 October 2019, 19:19:32
I'm going start post with guard of honour unit.

In Nathional armed forces (NAF) we have Staff batalion (SBn) with company of guards of honour. SBn is only one unit wich restored from interwar times (1918-1940). The unit was established in 1919.
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mBEbwLXZc5c/SvKmqsMDDII/AAAAAAAABQQ/SYxjTZF2dNs/s320/c1_1.JPG)
(https://www.mil.lv/sites/mil/files/styles/link_image/public/images/goda002.jpg?itok=K__M8DeQ) (http://www.sargs.lv/~/media/Sargs_LV/Vesture/Vesture/2011/05/02mil.ashx?w=345&h=200&as=1)

Colour of shoulders, insignia ir white-blue

(http://uniformologija.lv/faili/uniformas/krasas/krasas28.jpg)


After the restore of independence in 1991, Latvia was extremly poor country. GDP was approximataly 5-6 billions of USD (for example, in 1995 Netherlands GDP was ~450 billions USD). First uniforms and equipment of Defence forcees was insuffiecent.
(http://www.tevijassargs.lv/ts/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Jaronis.jpg) (http://[img]https://neskaties.lv/2016/02/interesanti-fakti-ko-iespejams-nezinaji-par-brivibas-pieminekla-goda-sardzi-56bdc6bca43cb-672x767.jpg)[/img]

Nowadays the situation is much better.
(https://farm66.static.flickr.com/65535/48675676567_da27e8caf9.jpg)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/latvijas_armija/albums/72157680138740644 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/latvijas_armija/albums/72157680138740644)






Title: Re: Uniforms, Medals, Ranks, Insignia, Flags of Latvia
Post by: stoffel on 26 October 2019, 15:29:47
Nice.
We had a few teams from Latvia on our Dutch army annual TMPT meeting.
Also spoke with some men last september in Dusseldorf shooting contest in Germany.

Motivated men!