Original WWII German ARMY PERSONNEL FORMER MEMBER OF TeNo EM/NCO’S SLEEVE BADGE. (TeNo Ärmelabzeichen) Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified
Original WWII German ARMY PERSONNEL FORMER MEMBER OF TeNo EM/NCO’S SLEEVE BADGE. (TeNo Ärmelabzeichen) Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified. The TeNo, Technischen Nothilfe, (Technical Emergency Corps), was originally established in September 1919, of trained, voluntary, civilian personnel to maintain and repair essential services in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Many of its personnel were ex-service men and a large amount of them had some type of specialized technical training which was key to its mandate. TeNo was a civilian organization administered under the Minister of the Interior, until mid-1939 when it became an official State organization under control of the Police which in turn was controlled by the SS. With this change in status a small nucleus of salaried Officials were employed to run the organization. As the war dragged on TeNo, became more and more a para-military organization with its direction becoming more controlled by the Waffen-SS. On January 6TH 1942 the German army introduced a specific sleeve badge for former TeNo personnel serving with the armed forces technical troops as a commemorative insignia. Generally the TeNo sleeve badge was machine woven in silver/grey threads for EM/NCO ranks and in bright silver/aluminum threads for Officer ranks although embroidered examples were permitted for wear on private purchase uniforms. Army regulations of January 10TH 1944 abolished the TeNo sleeve badge. Machine woven, vertically oval, insignia features a blue/green rayon base with a silvery/grey, oak-leave wreath encompassing a central, silvery/grey, cogged wheel, which encircles the overlapping initials, “TN”. The insignia is still on its original, woven, blue/green rayon factory roll. Near mint. In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. EXCELLENT EXAMPLE! SCARCE Don’t MISS THIS!!!!!!