Collar tabs, border guard. Finland.
Finnish army collar tabs, model 1936 ( 1939 ) to modern day.
Unissued and uncut pair of collar tabs.
Attention, the tabs in picture are samples, there might be little differences in line width, and color.
Finnish collar tabs type and the military rank ( without insignia ) in army and air force:
75mm longer edge tabs without fir twigs = private, private 1st class, NCO student ( conscripted ), corporal, sergeant, 1st sergeant, staff sergeant, master sergeant and sergeant major. Specialist lieutenant and Specialist 1st lieutenant, chaplain, military civil service, reservist officer student and canditate. Reservist officers.
75mm longer edge with fir twigs = sergeant, 1st sergeant, staff sergeant, master sergeant and sergeant major ( NCO staff used tabs with fir twigs from 70´s to this day ), defence academy students, officer cadet, lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
75mm longer edge tabs without fir twigs with one line = enlisted personnel ( rank insignia on sleeves ), border jaeger
75mm longer edge tabs without fir twigs with two lines = senior border jaeger
85mm longer edge tabs without fir twigs = sergeant major, specialist captain.
85mm longer edge tabs with fir twigs = sergeant major, captain
85mm longer edge tabs with double edge, without fir twigs = specialist major, specialist Lieutenant Colonel, senior chaplain
85mm longer edge tabs with double edge, with fir twigs = major, lieutenant colonel
95mm longer edge tabs with double edge, without fir twigs = specialist colonel
95mm longer edge tabs with double edge, with fir twigs = colonel.
Tabs with one thick edge and narrow edge or golden edge = generals, chaplain general.
The color of tabs defines the branch of service, insignia in tab the rank and specialist branch of expertise.
There has been countless of changes in army regulations and practises considering collar tabs, rank and use of tabs, if you are after a certain era or certain type of collar tabs, please contact us.