Navy and Naval School Veteran Badges
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Document for the Black Sea Fleet Veteran badge, 1982 issue.
Badge in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Dnepr Military Flotilla, 1979 issue. Excellent condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the Order of the Red Banner Danube Flotilla, 1970s-80s.
Badge of a Veteran of the Order of the Red Banner Caspian Flotilla, early version in brass and "hot baked" enamels, circa 1950s-60s. In very fine condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the Order of the Red Banner Caspian Flotilla, circa 1970s-80s. Aluminum version in excellent condition.
Badge of a WW2 Veteran of the Ladoga Flotilla, 1970s issue. In excellent condition.
Badge of a WW2 Veteran of the PVO (Air Defense) of the Baltic Fleet, 1950s - mid-1960s. In brass and "cold" enamels, a very uncommon and interesting piece.
Veteran Badge in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Order of the Red Banner Northern Fleet (KSF), circa 1973 issue. Large and attractive badge in very fine to excellent condition.
Badge Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Communications Directorate of the Navy, 1988 issue.
Badge in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of a Pacific Fleet Naval Unit, circa 1981.
Badge in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of EPRON - PSS (Naval Search and Rescue Service), 1991 issue. One of the last naval badges of the Soviet era, apparently issued to one of the veteran scuba divers of the unit. Maker marked "LMD" (Leningrad Mint) on the reverse. In excellent condition.
WW2 Naval Infantry Veteran badge, circa 1970s-80s. Shows Naval Infantrymen hitting the beach.
WW2 Naval Infantry Veteran badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Badge of a Veteran Naval Infantryman of the Black Sea Fleet, circa 1970s-80s. Attractive badge featuring Soviet naval ensign and PPSh submachine gun.
Badge of a Veteran of the 61st Separate Naval Rifle Brigade, circa 1970s - 80s.
Badge of a Veteran of the 318th Naval Infantry Division, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Naval Exercise Arktika-71 ("Arctic-71"), Participant's Badge, early 1970s. Maker marked. In excellent condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the 1941 Defense of Gangut (Hanko), #426, circa late 1960s - early 70s. The stubborn defense of this isolated Soviet naval base in Finland in the early months of the Barbarossa became legendary. Although a large part of its beleaguered garrison was successfully evacuated in the end, not many of them survived the war and even fewer lived to 1960s to receive the veteran's badge. Unlike the more common unnumbered issues, serial numbered badges were awarded exclusively to the direct participants of the battle and are quite rare.
Badge of a Veteran of the 1941 Defense of Gangut (Hanko) Naval Base, unnumbered version, circa 1980s. In near mint condition.
Badge in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Zhdanov Military Political Academy (VMPU), circa 1960s-70s. Excellent condition.
Badge in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Pacific Ocean Highest Naval Academy (TOVMMU), 1967. A nicely made piece in brass and enamels.
Badge Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Popov Naval School of Radio Electronics, 1983. In gilded brass and high quality enamels, extremely well made. Shows Leningrad mint mark.
Lvov Highest Military Political School (LVVPU), Naval Department, commemorative badge, circa 1970s. Very fine condition.
Highest Naval Weapons Engineering Academy (VVMYIO), commemorative badge, 1957 issue. Excellent condition.
Badge in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Soviet Naval Cadet Academy, 1992 issue. In brass and enamels. Awarded immediately after the collapse of the USSR, this attractive badge still shows a typically Soviet artwork and workmanship. In excellent condition.
35th Anniversary of the Highest Naval School of Submarine Navigation (VVMUP), Very well made piece in excellent condition.
"Soviet Second World War Veteran Badges", Paul Schmitt, C. 2008. English text, soft cover w. gloss finish, 79 pp., over 400 color photos. Brand new copy in mint condition.