A khaki garrison cap, called “pilotka” (or a panama hat in hot regions) was an element of summer field uniform of the Soviet Army servicemen.
The cockade with the “Red Star” emblem was intended to be worn on a military headdress (garrison cap, panama hat, or beret) by the junior leaders of recruitment, the rank and file soldiers and sailors, cadets of military schools, Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The cockade is a five-pointed star with the hammer and sickle.
The internal relief of the star, together with the translucent ruby enamel, creates the effect of its inner glow in the form of sunlight.
The star is an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Red colour is the personification of the Revolution.
The hammer and sickle is a symbol of the alliance of workers and peasants.
The five-pointed red star with the hammer and sickle is the symbol of the final triumph of the ideas of communism in the five continents of the world.
The cockade is fastened with a clamper (or “the barbs”). The method of painting – cold enamel.