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  1. Hi Martin, Thank you very much. Forgot to add this patch which is coming with the Vermessungsdienst patch. It has been identified as a Kraftfahrer patch over at WA forum. Cheers, Larry
  2. Thank you. The "V" over an anchor is the early Administration patch. Here is a pic of the two "V" patches. The Vermessungsdienst patch is on its way to me and will soon be in my collection. Cheers, Larry
  3. Correction: "V" patch is Vermessungsdienst (Surveying Service) not Administration. Cheers, Larry
  4. Thank you very much Morten. Not specialist insignia but insignia worn by WM sport teams. Anchors on shorts: the two at left were worn by enlisted men and NCO's, the one second from right with a border was worn by officers. Cheers, Larry
  5. Very nice photo. I really like photos showing the "Stab" flag patch. Here is a rare photo from my collection showing a least two men wearing the "V" Administrative patch. Cheers, Larry
  6. Thanks Morten. Hope you vacation was enjoyable. Here is a photo of a Obermaat wearing Bootsmann career patch. Cheers, Larry
  7. thank you Morten. Here is a Musik Matrose (Musician) badge in wear. Cheers, Larry
  8. Hi, Here is a portrait that has me a little stumped. He wears a uniform which has anchor buttons, the cap has an anchor with what looks like a flag over the top of it. He wears a fouled anchor lapel pin together with an unidentified oval badge. What is really odd is the WH Funkmeister career badge on his lower left arm. German Merchant Navy or perhaps a civilian company employee? All comments are welcome. Cheers, Larry
  9. Nice photo GreyC showing just how small the island is and its naval yard. Hi Odulf, Nice late war entries for service on Heligoland. Cheers, Larry
  10. Thank you very much for the translation. This is the second portrait KM photo in my collection that mentions the island of Heligoland. I will definitely try to find out more information about him. Cheers, Larry
  11. Congratulations on the latest addition to your TR collection. That is a very nice cap. I will add another portrait to this thread. It shows a KM Administration Oberinspektor. His rank is Kapitanleutnant and he wears Elevated Career tabs on his lower sleeves. His awards include the Kriegsverdienst Kreuz in Bronze with Swords, a WW1 EK 2. a Hindenberg Kreuz with swords in light bronze. The other two medals I am not familiar with. I have included a scan of the writing on the back. I would be most grateful if someone could try to translate it for me. Cheers, Larry
  12. Odulf is correct. There are many photos of Heer crusher-type caps with silk wreaths in existance but not often seen in KM photos. Stuka f, thanks for showing that nice example of a Heer cap with silk wreath. Is it part of your collection? One more photo showing WH crusher in wear. Cheers, Larry
  13. BeVo wreaths were used throughout the war, especially crusher caps which could be folded up and put in a pocket. You see a lot of them applied to panzer berets. The Tellerform shape was phased out in 1935 but continued to be worn after that time. Here are two photos showing typical Tellerform and crusher style caps being worn. Cheers, Larry
  14. Thanks very much guys. As Odulf says, the wreath and cockade are woven in artificial silk in the BeVo style. The cap is the Tellerform type which changed in 1935 to the saddle type. Cheers, Larry
  15. It's been some years since the last post in this thread, so I am adding something new to it. Cheers, Larry