A very attractive badge here, made for wear by veterans of the Northern Fleet of the Soviet Navy. Multi-colored enamel shows light wear which is visible in photos, single piece construction. Unfortunately the catch on the reverse is damaged. Displays well.
In its modern iteration, the Arctic Ocean Flotilla of the former Imperial Navy evolved into a full fleet of the Soviet Navy in 1933 as the Northern Flotilla. After being awarded the Order of the Red Banner in 1965, it was officially known as the Red Banner Northern Fleet. During the Soviet era the Northern Fleet operated more than 200 submarines, ranging from diesel-electric to nuclear-powered ballistic missile classes.