AccessoriesAntiques & MilitariaUsed£ 180
~ WW2 German Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge ~
A decent unmarked example with a great patina through age.
~ Badge History ~
The Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge (German: Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to officers and men of the Kriegsmarine for service on Auxiliary Cruisers or the supply ships that supported them for a successful large voyage. The award was instituted on 24 April 1941 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder.
Designed by Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus in Berlin, the award featured a Viking longship sailing over the northern hemisphere of the globe surrounded by a laurel wreath of oak leaves. At the apex of the badge was a German Eagle clutching a swastika. The wreath, eagle and ship were in gilt and the globe area gray coloured. Versions were produced in bronze and later in zinc.
~ Dimensions ~
It measures 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) tall by 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) wide and weighs 33.51 g.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in good order with 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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