Kriegsmarine Destroyer War Badge
June 4th, 1940
Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine for service on Destoyers (see notesbelow).
Prior to 10.40:
This badge was awarded exclusively in one version, the versionshown. A cloth version was also issued for wear on the dark blueuniform.
Method of Wear:
Worn on the lower part of the left brest pocket of the naval servicetunic, underneath the Iron Cross Ist Class ifawarded, or equivalent grade award.
Initially, the award of this medal was in recognition of the valarousservice of German Destroyers during the Norwegian Campaign, and specificallyin the Battle for Narvik. This medal was also awarded to officersand men of Kriegsmarine Torpedo Boats and Fast Attack Craft until theinstitution of the Fast Attack Craft War Badge in1941.