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Einjähriger Freiwilliger der Kaiserlichen Marine - one year volunteer in the Imperial navy

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It was also worn together with the mine qualification badge by Freikorps Volunteer Minesweeper troops clearing mines in the North Sea in 1919.

 

 

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Edited by bolewts58
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5 hours ago, Bayern said:

Yes bolewt ,your badge, good quality one ! Oberheizer Esselmann , did you know if he completed the training and become reserve officer ? engineer officer 

No. I'll have to go through his 2 passes again and check that. But, I have a feeling he didn't because that's his picture in 1919 when he was in the Freiwillige Minensuchverbände der Nordsee.  I also have his cap tally that says "Minensuchverbände der Nordsee. "

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