TeNo Cap Insignia
In near excellent unissued condition this TeNo badge for the field service or M43/ Beergmutze caps measures 65mm x 45mm and is constructed in a fine silver aluminium BeVo machine weave on a navy blue triangular BeVo background set onto a rayon patch.
Below the left wing of the eagle is ges.gesch (pattern pending) and not visible after fitting.
TeNo, "Technischen Nothilfe" (Technical Emergency-Aid), was originally established in 1919, its members comprising skilled civilian personnel who would voluntarily avail themselves to maintain and repair essential services in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. TeNo was administered by 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 of a para-military organization, with its direction becoming increasingly controlled by the Waffen-SS.