CCCP

CCCP Marshal of the Soviet Union Parade

Like the other embroidery, the pattern on this strap was different than that found on generals' and lesser marshalls' caps. All MSU embroidery replicates oak leaves vice the laurel leaves reproduced on their lower-ranking cousins. The M1955 all-gilt generals' cockade also replaced the round cockade in use prior to that date. Although the elements of the MSU parade cap remained basically unchanged from 1955 until 1991, in 1970 the crown size was increased to match that of other Soviet Army caps of the period. The interior of the cap is typical of general officer caps: silk lining, real leather sweatband and a leather maker's label stamped with the manufacturer and cap size

COLOR: Military wave-blue.
PIPING: red.
CAPCORD: gold.