~ WW2 Original German U-Boat War Badge ~
The badge was awarded to U-boat crew members during World War I and World War II.
There were several ways to be awarded this medal. The most common would be the completion of two or more war patrols. Although the completion of two war patrols might seem a lowly requirement, but a typical U-boat war cruise would often run into months at a time. Completing two war patrols could be equally dangerous as the U-boat has to endure constant attacks by Allied aircraft and warships. The other occasion when this badge was awarded was having been wounded during a patrol or killed in action.
Our badge comes straight from the veteran who earned it.
It is stamped on the back with the manufacturer’s mark ‘SCHWERIN BERLIN 56’.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge has the standard dimensions.
Its width is 4.8 cm and its height is 4 cm.
It weighs 20 grams.
~ Condition ~
The badge remains in a very good condition with service wear.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £8 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.