The 'Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse' aka KdA or 'Combat Groups of the Working Class' in English, was a organized East German paramilitary branch founded in 1953. It was made up of party members and 'politically reliable working people' in order to suppress civil unrest and resist invasion.
These caps were issued to the state militia and also regular NVA troops in the hundreds of thousands. Mass produced, these caps maintain a good amount of utility and ruggedness you would expect from military surplus. The inside has a quilted lining to keep your head insulated along with fold down ear flaps to take the chill off. A bendable peak shades the users eyes from the sun and also has ventilation holes to help your hair breathe.
An iconic cap from the Socialist East German era, add one to your combloc collection today!
- Genuine East German Army Surplus
- Fold down ear flaps (buttons under chin)
- Quilted inner liner
- Embroidered East German patch
- Ventilation holes
Sizing: Hat sizes are measured by the circumference around your head, just above the ears. For more information on hat sizes, check out our sizing guide.
Weight: Approx 0.14kg
Content: Poly/cotton blend with quilted inner liner
Colour: Olive drab
Condition: Used/Very Good - Item has clearly had some use. There may be marks and signs of wear, but still lot's of life left. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide