Stormman wrote:The Lehrgänge für germanische Offiziere where not only intended for former officers from the national army. In this Lehrgang there where four officers from the Flemish Wehrmachtsgefolge-organisation the ‘Vlaamsche Wacht’ (V.W.), after the Lehrgang they where promoted to a rank equivalent to that of the V.W. and not of the former Belgian army.
SS-Schtz. Jan Uten, former active Belgian army 1.Ltn., Captain in the V.W., promoted to SS-Hstuf.
SS-Schtz. Remi Bertels, promoted to 2.Ltn. in the V.W., after the Lehrgang promoted to SS-Ustuf.
SS-Schtz. Marcel Elbers, promoted to 2.Ltn. in the V.W. after a O.A.-Lehrgang der L.S.B., after this Lehrgang promoted to SS-Ustuf.
SS-Schtz. Johannes van Ranst, 2.Ltn. in the V.W., promoted to SS-Ustuf.
I have only investigated the norwegians at Tölz. Based on that the majority of the former norwegian officers who joined W-SS was sent to Tölz for education through a war time officers course, but they were treated individually, i.e. if one needed moore education he was transferred to a war time course. There is one exception of the 3 Lhg. f.germ. Offz. On this course a total of 9 norwegians who finnished the Führerschule Jessheim (NS-Führerschule) they all signed up for W-SS. But instead of sending them to Sennheim or a training camp an agreement between general secretary of NS Rolf Jörgen FUGLESANG an Gottlob BERGER was to send them to Tölz to become officers instead.
One of the norwegians wrote a diary and they were given basic training at Tölz with a high ranking german NCO before they started at the school. When they got their final exam they were NOT given the rank of an SS-Standarten-Ober-Junker but instead SS-Standarten.Junker and they were all sent to the norw. SS-Jäg.Schi.Btl "NORGE". I am not sure if all were promoted to Ustuf, but they did frontlineduty with the rank of SS-St.Junker very long all into 1945.
I am looking forward to see the other VB-participant lists.....