LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAPPEN – FLÜGELADJUTANTS AND GENERAL ADJUTANTS
Flügeladjutants and General Adjutants were officers who were assigned to the staff of a king, duke, prince, or a senior commander to serve as an Administrative or Executive Assistant. (The German translation of Flügel is “wing.”) The FlügelAdjutant was a special assistant or aide to the German rulers at all levels (Kingdom, Grand Duchy, Duchy, Principality or etc.) and served at all ranks from General Officer on-down. They often came from the nobility.)For parades, senior staff officers in the War Ministry, Military Cabinet, the General Staff, the Greater General Staff, War Ministry, Flügel Adjutants and members of the General Staff wore a white horse hair bush.
This is a helmet plate, that was worn until 1912 on a brass trimmed foot troop leather spiked helmet by the Flugel Adjutanten to the prince of Lippe-Detmolld . The helmet plate was based on the standard Prussian line eagle with “KOENIG” on the motto banner. The eagle was brass with a silver eight pointed star on its chest. At the center of the star is a red ring encircling the Lippe coat of arms-rose. The detail and the finish on this very rare plate show some age, but are still crisp with excellent detail.
Wappens like these are an exceptional addition to a headdress collection. You will seldom find wappens such as these as they are highly prized.