On creation of the armed forces "of the newly formed" Italian Social Republic was officially declared October 28, 1943. The core of the National Republican Army set up a new fascist government, there were four regular divisions (alpine "Monterosa" bersalery "Italy," Marine Corps "San Marco" and infantry "Littorio"), formed in Germany. The soldiers of these divisions were on their buttonholes new republican symbolism - a sword in a wreath, but kept the old insignia. They also wore badge, signifying that they have been trained in Germany: two crossed swords with a swastika in the center against the fascia. In the 3rd Marine Division, "San Marco" were the 5th and 6th Marine Regiment, 3rd artillery regiment and support units.
Sergeant dressed in a gray-green paratrooper jacket without a collar and baggy trousers tucked into boots. Red infantry tabs are the lion of St. Mark, made of yellow metal. Gray-green wool beret badge of a gold anchor. On the left sleeve, above sergeant chevron stitched metallic blue shield with a red bow with an arrow piercing a tank. Black belt with pouches and carbine 98k German production. The pistol holster is brown leather. To camouflage knapsack strapped cape and helmet of gray.