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If theyre displaying a single yellow chevron, theyre at the e2 rank. They have multiples of these patches and are listed as ww. The term can refer to the cloth patches used to indicate a soldiers unit membership, but more often refers to the special system of badges that indicate a persons rank. The patch was designed as part of operation fortitude. The iron cross, which dated from 18, was earned by some 2,500,000 men during world war ii. For those high ranks, you can consult a modern illustration of rank insignia such as the one on the institute of heraldrys website.
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