This is one of the rarest Navy sleeve rating patches you will ever see. I was quite stunned when I first saw it. It is for a man assigned to a naval machinegun crew, most likely aboard a ship rather than a shore installation. The patch is oval-shaped and measures 3″ x 2.” The patch’s background material is black. A red border encircles the patch’s edge. A profile of a M-08 Machinegun appears within the border. (It is similar to the Army Machinegun Badge). As the German Navy was considerably smaller than the German Army, it is only logical that the number of Navy men trained to crew a machinegun was a mere fraction of their army counterparts. The patch is in stone-mint condition. We are very pleased to share it with you.