Item Id: IK23005
Kriegsmarine Signals NCO's Career Sleeve Insignia
On entering Kriegsmarine service all personnel were assigned and trained for a specific career. These careers consisted of a wide variety of specialty trades and functions. On successful completion of the appropriate training, personnel were issued distinctive career insignia to be worn on the upper left sleeve of the uniforms. NCO ranks of Maat to Oberdeckoffizier career insignia were on larger, oval bases and could come in embroidered or stamped alloy versions. Regulations dictated that the base color of the insignia was to match the color of the uniform it was worn on.
The insignia consists of a oval, navy blue wool base with machine embroidered golden yellow, crossed flag poles, with red bordered, white flags, superimposed on a vertical anchor in golden yellow cotton threads. With signs of age with some fraying to the edges.