~ WW2 German Third Reich Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Badge ~
The badge is complete with the original pin and hook fixing on the reverse. It is an unmarked example.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge has the standard dimensions of 5.5 cm tall by 4.4 cm wide.
~ Condition ~
The badge retains much of the original gilt wash finish. The clasp works well.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £8 or the badge can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ History ~
The Naval Artillery War Badge or War Badge of the Coastal Artillery (German: Kriegsabzeichen für Marineartillerie) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to the crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. Initially presented to only coastal air defense units, it was later awarded to crews of guns positioned against naval targets.
The award was instituted on 24 June, 1941 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder to reward the actions of both individuals and crew members. The badge was issued in a single degree only.