U-166a  WWII-era Child’s Uniform for Kriegsmarine Signals Junior NCO
This costume very closely resembles the mess dress of a Kriegsmarine NCO. It includes the jacket, vest, trousers, Donald Duck cap, kerchief, whistle (with lanyard) and leather shoes. Also included is the (freestanding) mannequin pictured if you would like it! Each individual component is produced in very exacting detail to resemble the full-size counterpart. The jacket, vest, cap and trousers are produced in blue wool with gilt metal buttons where applicable. There is a machine woven eagle on the jacket, this is an original piece which looks to be the size used on a field cap. The end of each sleeve has a golden tresse to indicate this was for an NCO. The left sleeve has a pair of crossed flags neatly machine embroidered in red, yellow and white thread, indicating this was for Signals personnel. There is also a single “V” chevron machine embroidered in red cloth. The kerchief is produced in blue cloth with white stripes. There is a wooden whistle with a blue and white string lanyard. The Donald Duck cap has a machine woven eagle and a “Hamburg” rayon cap tally. It has a ribbed blue rayon lining and an ersatz leather sweatband, which shows some wear and discoloration from use. There is a faint maker mark printed onto the liner. The period correct looking shoes are produced in pebbled black leather and are in good condition with minor wear from use. This is a fantastically realistic costume that is in excellent condition and would make for a very interesting display!


Item U-166a