KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE BY FRIEDRICH ORTH

The Kriegsmarine High Seas Fleet Badge (Flottenkriegsabzeichen) is constructed from zinc with a majority of gold gilt still highly visible.

On the obverse, the Kriegsmarine-style German Eagle is clutching a swastika, with a frontal depiction of a battleship through the waves surrounded by oval oak leaf wreath.

On the reverse of the decoration is the logo of Friedrich Orth in good condition.

Product ID: 528

£385.00

1 in stock

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The Kriegmarine High Seas Fleet Badge (Flottenkriegsabzeichen)

The Kriegmarine High Seas Fleet Badge (Flottenkriegsabzeichen), was awarded to Navel personal on battleships and cruisers, but also to crews that provided logistical support.

Instituted in April 1941, it was awarded to crews who served 12-week service on a battleship or cruisers or to recipients wound or killed during operations or outstanding achievements in an naval engagement.

The Kriegmarine High Seas Fleet Badge was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket, underneath the Iron Cross (EKI) if awarded.