Just wanted to say hello as just discovered this forum! Great site! I have a very small collection of stuff which I make seek advice in identifying. I was also lucky enough to grow up in Sennelager, West Germany which was full of archaeology and 'living history'. An hours metal detecting would unearth literally bags of spent cartridge cases and a brief cycle ride onto the ranges would bring you into contact with dozens of wrecked tanks.
I have a WW2 German Penant (black trainangular shape, with swatika in a red and white chequred diamond), with VII on it) which has never been identified together with a bayonet which I will post pics of at some point as I am sure you guys can tell me a bit more about that.