Afrika Corps- Olive Green Cotton Twill Uniform- MG42 Gunner- Infantry
The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK) was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its surrender in May 1943. The unit’s best known commander was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
In July 1941 a dark-green cuff title with a white and khaki border inscribed AFRIKAKORPS was authorised, to be worn on the right cuff by members of the DAK who had served a minimum of two months in Africa. This was a corps designation badge, not a campaign award, and personnel who permanently transferred out of the North African theatre no longer had the right to wear it.
This Uniform Consists of the following;
Short German Army ankle boots- canvas gaiters- Olive Green Cotton Twill Tunic and Trousers with correct insignia for Afrika Corps- Grey Army Shirt- Cotton Neck Scarf- DAK peaked cap – Steel Helmet- DAK web belt with German Army Buckle- Canvas Y Straps- DAK pattern Water Bottle- Metal Mess Tins- Entrenching tool in brown leather Carrier- K98 Bayonet in canvas frog- Bread Bag- PO8 Luger Hard Shell Holster- Machine Gunners Equipment Pouch
The Bayonet and MG 42 are available for hire through our Gun Hire Department. Blank Firing Weapons are available through our section 5 armoury department