White and Khaki Uniforms
Both white and khaki tropical uniforms were authorised for wear by
the Landespolizei on 28th September 1907.
They were the same cut as the
1896 Schutztruppe Uniform but
without the Schutztruppe blue piping, shoulder straps and white
metal buttons. Instead Landespolizei green shoulder straps, yellow metal
buttons (with the imperial crown) and rank collar pips were worn as seen
on the 1907 Landespolizei
Matching white and khaki trousers could
be worn with the tropical uniform, again without Schutztruppe blue
is based on a photograph of a Polizei-Sergeant of the
wearing the white tropical tunic
with the same Landespolizei rank insignia as worn on the
dark khaki uniform, in this case a single rank pip
on the collar and plain green shoulder straps showing him to
be a Polizei-Sergeant. This Sergeant wears the riding breeches
from his dark khaki uniform with reinforced leather inner legs, instead of the matching white
trousers. He wears short brown leather boots and gaiters.
His headdress is the the peaked field cap worn by all ranks when
not wearing the Südwester, in a matching shade to the dark
khaki Landespolizei uniform with hatband and piping in green
with a small imperial cockade at the front.
carries a sword (unlike in the Schutztruppe, ranks as low as
Sergeant were permitted to carry a sword in the
Landespolizei) with an other ranks sword knot ("Faustriemen")
in green with a white band as was standard in the Landespolizei.