This arm band, was issued to all members of Panzer-Armee Afrika or the ‘Afrika-Korps’. This makes it a unit entitlement rather than a campaign distinction like the “Afrika” ärmelstreifen I have listed below somewhere. It was work on the right sleeve rather than the left sleeve like the campaign ones.
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This cuff title, “Afrika”, was instituted in on 15 January 1943 as a replacement for the AFRIKAKORPS cuff title. This was intended as a campaign honor, making the cuff title the equivalent of a campaign medal. The AFRIKA cuff title was awarded for at least siz months of service in North Afrika. These were also worn on the left sleeve of the service and dress uniforms. These were extremely fine quality cuff titles, hand embroidered on soft Khaki wool.