Kriegsmarine High-Sea Fleet Badge (Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen). The High Seas Fleet Badge was instituted by Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine und Großadmiral: 'Erich Raeder' on '30 April 1941' to recognise the actions of personnel serving on German battleships and cruisers in the battle against England. Bestowal criteria varied with the main qualification being twelve weeks of active service on a battleship or cruiser. The badge is executed in 'Zink' (zinc) and shows great detail, the badge still retains some of its original finish. The badge is unfortunately missing its pin, the hinge and catch however are still present. The badge is nicely maker marked with 'R.S.& S.' indicating production by the company of 'Richard Sieper & Söhne' from Lüdenscheid. Despite the missing pin still a nice original badge for a fair price!