Wing adjutant

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The aide was originally the adjutant of the commander , who for the transmission of commands to the individual wing of the fighting army was responsible.

Later this was the name for an officer ( aide-de-camp ) who was personally assigned to a prince for military and representative services. The adjutants of high generals were also called wing adjutants .


  • Wilhelm Riistow : Military hand dictionary. P. 280. Digitized version , 1858
  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm von Diebitsch and Nahrte: Thoughts about and from the soldier. Volume 1, p. 147. Digitized , 1801

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