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Title ORs torpedo mechanic specialist sleeve badge
Nationality German
Period c 1933-45
Price £10.00

These round badges were worn by ORs and denoted their particular professional skill, in this case a torpedo mechanic. Torpedo mechanics would have been responsible for maintaining the tin fish on the U-boats, torpedo boats and destroyers, setting fuses and depth running systems. It was worn on the upper left arm.

This is made of dark blue wool broadcloth with an embroidered device with what looks like a linen backing. Its diameter is 5.5cm and its condition is ex-stores.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Navy]


The tropical belt and buckle turned up on time and I am very happy with it and it has been a pleasure doing business with you.

D F, UK, 16.03.2016

Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014