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Uniform Question

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 23 Mar 2022 07:26

Where would the War Merit Cross 1st Class be worn on a Kriegsmarine uniform? If the recipient already had the Iron Cross 1st Class and the U-Boat War Badge (both worn on the left side), would a War Merit Cross 1st Class be worn on the right side (for example, below the German Cross in Gold)? TIA for any info.
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Re: Uniform Question

Post by von thoma » 25 Mar 2022 23:31

Would a War Merit Cross 1st Class be worn on the right side (for example, below the German Cross in Gold) ?
Not in that position.

KVK 1ª it was not a decoration very common in the submarines branch either.

Two examples of KVK 1ª with swords, and Iron Cross 1º together ;

KVK 1.jpg

Next to EK 1, partially hidden.

F. Jeckeln.jpg

( I have no examples in the uniform of the Kriegsmarine ).
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Re: Uniform Question

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 26 Mar 2022 22:50

Thanks for the info! I'm creating an avatar for this character (I'm playing Silent Hunter III) and after further considering the matter I moved the KVK 1ª over to the left side. So now on the left side he has from top to bottom:

Iron Cross 1st Class
KVK 1ª
U-Boat Badge with Diamonds

I would imagine the KVK 1ª would be placed over any branch badge, no? Your thoughts?
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Re: Uniform Question

Post by von thoma » 27 Mar 2022 00:01

I would imagine the KVK 1ª would be placed over any branch badge, no? Your thoughts?
Affirmative.

I was lucky I found a good example, but wearing a High Seas Fleet Badge, not U-Boat.
And a Spanish Cross on the other side.
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Re: Uniform Question

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 27 Mar 2022 04:01

Awesome...thanks!
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