German Army Helmsman Trade Insignia


SKU: 20.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$100 USD

  • German Army Helmsman Trade Insignia Obverse
  • German Army Helmsman Trade Insignia Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100 USD


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Physical Description and Item Details

Embroidered in silver bullion wire on top of Army grey/green wool backing, 55mm x 79mm, in extremely fine condition; this is a steering man's badge, used by the pioneers who with small boats crossed the rivers; scarce badge.


Certain career/role insignia were worn by specialist soldiers performing certain unique tasks. All ranks below Lieutenant could qualify for these specialist trades.
The time of introduction varied greatly between the different insignia.
Since 1939, NCO insignia came with a silver-coloured band around the edges.

A Helmsman for engineer assault boats (Steuermann) wore a silver anchor with a superimposed silver steering wheel on an oval dark blue-green backing. It was worn on the upper left sleeve.


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