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    I take a general interest in orders, medals, decorations, uniforms, insignia of: The Netherlands; Germany & German States 1800-1950; Great-Britain 1800-1950; Belgium 1830-1950; France 1800-1950; USA 1900-1950.
    Also I collect images (photos, postcards, prints, other documents) related to the above; German award documents (Besitzzeugnis & Urkunde); French campaign medals.
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    Germany and NS Organisations between the wars - in particular Reichsarbeitsdienst (FAD, RAD, RADwJ); HJ.
    German Sailing Training Ships & Kriegsmarine in general.
    Dutch Colonial Army and Navy.
    Royal Navy & Scots Guards.

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  1. Apart from the State of Israel, which did not exist at te time, the only country with a 6-pointed phaleristic device I can think of is Morocco.
  2. Not KM but nearly. One of the crew of M.S. Wilhelm Gustloff (April 1938), wearing a black silk tally with yellow lettering "M.S. Wilhelm Gustloff". She was one of a fleet of holiday ships, owned and charterd by the German Labour Front (D.A.F.) section "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy). The ships were taken into military service in September 1939 as hospital ships, and accomodation ships for U-boat training units in the German Baltic harbours.
  3. U-Bootsabwehrschule (Submarine-Defence School), Postal stamp April 1936)
  4. Marinenachrichtenschule (Naval Communications School) The school was in Kiel-Mürwik and counted 4 school companies, the 1st, 3rd and 4th were Funk (Wireless) and the 2nd was Signal (Visual signalling)
  5. Here is another, similar, pullover as worn by a ship's cook on a Vorpostenboot
  6. Very nice, Morten. He is wearing a civilian type of fishermen's pullover, the official issue winter blue pullover did not close with buttons. But on board of a small vessel no one cared much about such things.
  7. Three TeNo guys from Riga in Letland A TeNo Wachtmeister with Police type shoulder boards
  8. Erntedankfest 1934, Bitterfeld [Thanks Giving Day 1934 in Bitterfeld], with Police checking the documents
  9. I know, and my words "the noble sport of swords" in the context were with ironical intend Bruno Loerzer, the President of the DLV and Reichsluftsportführer
  10. two certificates for the Sudentenland medal (1938) as presented to enlisted Luftwaffe personnel of the Naval Air Station on the Isle of Sylt
  11. On further notice, I agree with Slicht & Angolia, that the "K" Schulterklappe is probably dating from the Reichsmarine. "Kanal" seems odd to me, because the Germans did not get to the Kanal before June 1940, and by then all tactical information (Roman numbers and letters) had been removed from the Naval Schulterklappen for reasons of security. So why add tactical information when a year before all these characters were removed? The "K" from the Reichsmarine would indicate "Küste", this could be Küstenverteidigung or Küstenartillerieschule. The Schulterklappe could have been worn in the early days of the Kriegsmarine, but fact is, that it does not show up in any KM regulation (so far). So, my educated guess would be, as the "K" is visible only on one person, that he is a reservist wearing his old Schulterklappe. I know nothing about large or smaller "K".
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