Badge of a Veteran of the Order of the Red Banner Caspian Flotilla, circa 1970s-80s.
Aluminum, paint; measures 26.8 mm in height x 38.6 mm in width. Shaped as Soviet navy ensign, the badge shows a patrol boat and an oil derrick signifying the all-important oil fields near Baku (the ultimate goal of the German 1942 offensive which ended at Stalingrad). Note the Order of the Red Banner award inside the red star. The badge is in excellent condition.
A similar badge such as this one can be found in Paul Schmitt's /Soviet Second World War Veteran Badges p. 56/
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