WWII German Forestry visor cap wreath with cockade.
Forestry and hunting in Germany enjoys a long history and traditions that continue to the present day. In July of 1933, Hermann Göring was appointed as “Reichsforst und Jägermeister” (National-forestry and Hunting-master), as head of the “Reichsforstamt” (National-forestry-department). In that capacity he was in charge of administering all aspects of forestry and hunting, including the development, maintenance and conservation of all of the forests and wild game within Germany. The “Reichsforstamt” was sub-divided into four main departments: the “Gemeinde Forst Dienst” (General Forestry Service), “Privat Forst Dienst” (Private Forestry Service), “Heeres Forst Dienst” (Army Forestry Service), and the “Luftwaffe Forst Dienst” (Air-force Forestry Service). Personnel in all four services were assigned a uniform.