Some SCHUMA BACKGROUND:
"...With the invasion of Russia on June 22ND 1941 the German army quickly occupied large tracts of territory resulting in ever extending rear areas that required policing to maintain order amongst the population and to secure open transportation and communication lines to the front.
Originally the army had established small auxiliary police units for these purposes which were followed by SS action groups.
The territories occupied proved to be too large for these small auxiliary units to police effectively which resulted in recruitment of local anti-Communist personnel which were formed into Schuma, short for Schutzmannschaften, (Protection Troops), units in November 1941.
The Schuma personnel fell under the control of the regional Höhere SS und Polizeiführer, (Higher SS and Police Leader). These Schuma personnel wore a wide variety of uniforms, headgear and insignia including surplus black Allgemeine-SS uniforms, and assorted field-grey and police green items.
In June 1942 distinctive cap and sleeves emblems were introduced for Schuma personnel to distinguish them from Ordnungspolizei, (Order Police), personnel..." Text is Courtesy of: http://www.Germanmilitaria.com
• QUESTION: Did the June 1942 Ordnungspolizei Order - "SPECIFY' the various Colors & their Meaning for SCHUMA Insignia?
"IF" this can be located - & - "IF" it does SPECIFY Colors - then WOW, we'll be a Huge Step ahead, in understanding MORE about the Schuma!
You Advanced guys are already aware of All of this, but the Date of implementation of Schuma 'Cloth' was new info. for me. Txs, Dave/dblmed1