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Whatever they are, they certainly aren't Kriegsmarine war badges. They shouldn't be worn on naval uniform if not officially authorised awards and certainly not in a postion above a genuine official award.

The whole thing is a bit bizzare. If he was a qualified AA gunner ( a transfer from the LW is just about concievable) he probably would have had a trade specialist badge below his Maat sleeve patch.

The photo looks genuine enough but could be one of those shots that turn up from time to time that were taken after the war where people have badged themselves up with inappropriate stuff. Nothing written on the back I presume ?

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It looks like he is also wearing an Imperial U-Boat badge.

My first thought too, but on closer look, the central motif looks more like a seperate piece (shadow where the hull overlaps the wreath) and the masts have cross-trees which none of the Imperial U-Boat badg variants do. No sign of the crown projecting up at the top of the wreath either.

They look like fantasy badges.

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