The basis of the Army created the fascist government of the new Italian Social Republic were four regular divisions and the large number of small autonomous units that have arisen on the ground in an atmosphere of chaos reigned in Italy at the end of 1943. The initiators of the creation and commanding officers were loyal to Mussolini.
1st Battalion bersalerny "Benito Mussolini", formed in Verona, was one of the first units, showed a desire to fight for the Italian Social Republic. In its ranks, there were about 1,000 people.
Second lieutenant wearing a drab tunic-windbreaker with lacing on the sides. Leather belt is supported by special valves. Insignia in the form of gold braid stripes are located on the cuffs. Crimson tabs bersalerov a double tongue of flame decorated with a white emblem of a skull. A similar metal skull and crossbones attached over the left breast pocket. The steel helmet decorated with a traditional black cock bersalerov bundle of feathers and a black screen logo unit. An officer armed with a submachine gun, "Beretta" M 1938 A.