The SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle was formed in 1935 and renamed Feldherrnhalle in 1936. It was the elite unit of the SA and guarded important SA, state and party offices. Its headquarters were in Berlin and battalions of the unit were stationed in Berlin, Hannover, Hattingen, Krefeld, Munich, Ruhr, Stetten and Stuttgart.
It was one of the units that entered Austria in March 1938 and it was placed under the control of the Wehrmacht in September 1938.

In February 1939 most of it was transferred to the Luftwaffe (where it was incorporated into the fallschirmjäger-units) and another part of it was made a part of Infanterie-Regiment 271 of 93. Infanterie-Division but it continued to exist as an SA unit during the war on a smaller scale

Commanders

SA-Brigadeführer Reimann
Hermann Göring

Order of battle

I Wachsturmbann Stabschef - Güttergötz
II Wachsturmbann - München
III Wachsturmbann - Hattinger / Ruhr
IV Wachsturmbann - Fichtenheim & Krefeld
V Wachsturmbann - Stettin
VI Wachsturmbann - Bad Cannstatt bei Stuttgart
VII Wachsturmbann - Wien (from 1938)
VIII Wachsturmbann - Lindau (from July 1941)
IX Wachsturmbann - Konitz (Pommern)
X Wachsturmbann - Warsaw

Insignia

According to an order issued in June 1937 former members of this unit could get permission to wear a special insignia, an oval patch with the Feldherrnhalle emblem on the left forearm of the SA uniform.

On the left side of the helmet a special image of the Feldherrnhalle was used by the men of this unit.

SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle Helmet
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(Courtesy of The Ruptured Duck)

Standard of SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle
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(Courtesy of Wikimedia)

SA-Mann of SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle
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(Courtesy of Bob Frey)

SA-Mann of SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle
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(Courtesy of Gustav)

Soldiers of SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle in Warsaw 1941
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(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)

Soldiers of SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle in Warsaw 1941
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(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)

Sources used

Ludwig Baer - History of the German steel helmet 1916-1945
Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite

Reference material on this unit

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