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~ German WW2 Coastal Artillery Badge ~
The badge does not have a makers stamp as is quite common for this type.
~ Badge History ~
The Naval Artillery War Badge or War Badge for the Coastal Artillery (German: Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to the crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. It was presented to personnel of coastal defense units, and anti-aircraft units. The award was instituted on 24 June 1941 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder to reward the actions of both individuals and crew members. It was also awarded to those killed in action in said units.
A crew could receive the award by achieving eight points:
a) Two for downing an aircraft unassisted
b) One for downing an aircraft assisted by another crew
half a point for non-gun crew members, operating a searchlight, fire control, sound locator or radio operator for aiding in the downing of aircraft
The badge was issued in a single degree only.
~ Dimensions ~
It measures 5.3 cm tall by 3.8 cm wide and weighs 23.5 g.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in good order with light tarnishing, the clasp works well.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £10, international is £12. It can also be inspected in our shop.
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