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My Bundeswehr and 57er awards collection

Article about: Thanks Steve. I've got a marked Deumer kvk1 on the way. And I'm also following an early Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen to keep my minesweeper badge company. Regards

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    Leave it as is Nick! It displays well and if you try and repair it, it will just look like a repaired flag.
    The material looks quite thin on the shredded edge and there is quite a gap which will never look good repaired. Display it like it is and it will look fine.

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    Nick, a great collection of 57er's, your Deutsche Kreuz in Gold is the same construction as mine ! but mine has a copper coloured spray/starburst......your flag is indeed the "Dienstflagge der Seestreitkrafte" and should, as Adrian suggested be left alone, I would certainly have it in my collection as is ! the end fraying is evidence of use, and is how many flags end up, especially if flown from a ship, sea salt spray, sunlight and the extreme rigours of the wind all contribute.......
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thank you both for your opinions. I will leave it alone. 2/85 would that be the date it was commissioned?

    I hope you get that RK, Steve!

    Regards

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    Got this photo of RK-holder Lothar Kmitta today, the one on the right. The photo is a copy with an original signature.

    Some information found on the internet:

    During the Second World War, Lothar Kmitta achieved a total of 398 operational sorties.
    After the Second World War, Lothar Kmitta served with the Luftwaffe in the West German Bundeswehr.

    Promotions:
    1st October 1942: Feldwebel;
    October 1942: Offizieranwärter und Fahnenjunker;
    4th October 1943: Leutnant;
    1956: Oberleutnant;
    1956: Hauptmann;
    ?: Oberstleutnant;
    ?: Oberst.

    Career:
    15th November 1939: Entered service with the Luftwaffe Luftwaffenausbildungsregiment 31;
    20th June 1941: Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5;
    1956: Entered service in the Luftwaffe Bundeswehr;
    1957: Staffelkapitän Waffenschule 30;
    10th January 1961 - 30th September 1962: Kommandeur Fliegende Gruppe, Jagdbombergeschwader 33 Büchel;
    22th August 1964 - 31st December 1969: Kommodore Jagdbombergeschwader 36 Hopsten;
    1970-1972: AFCENT;
    1976 - 1980: Heeresamt in Keulen;
    31st March 1980: Retirement.

    DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
    Rank: Feldwebel
    Unit: 12.(H) / Aufklärungsgruppe 12
    Awarded on: August 16th, 1943

    RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
    Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit: Flugzeugführer Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
    Awarded on: November 18th, 1944

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    My finds from today's flea market: two heer side caps and a Luftwaffe cuff title.

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    Nick, your caps are from the dreaded "Filzlouse" uniform (1959-late 1960's)...universally hated by most soldiers in the BW and not worn that often, they preferred the "moleskin" uniform, which at the time was a work related uniform...however ,towards the advent of the seventies it took over from the scratchy/itchy woolen uniform to become the BW third combat uniform lasting well into the 1990's.....they are good finds, but inexpensive ! the cufftitle is nice, an enlisted man's version by the look of it..... Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thank you for the information, Steve. I quite like them, they're a part of the Bundeswehr history. To me they don't have to be expensive, to be nice.

    Regards

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    Frosty S&L finally arrived. It's a nice early piece, but unmarked.

    I hope you guys like her!
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    Quite right ! and most of it is inexpensive compared to TR & Imperial items ! but the early stuff is creeping up !...... Ingrid, that EK II is a beauty ! is the ring marked ?
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Superb new EK Nick!

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