On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw for fastening it to the military uniform.
The method of painting is cold enamel.
The St. Andrew’s flag is the flag of the Navy of the Russian Empire and the modern Russia. It was approved by the Tsar Peter I in 1699. It represents a white cloth with two diagonal crossed stripes of dark blue color. The flag was named after the cross on which St. Andrew the First-Called, the Patron of Russia, met the martyr’s death.
The laurel symbolizes valor and courage of Russian sailors.
The history of the badge goes back to 1954, when the decoration “For the Voyage to England” was established. All the crew of the cruiser “Sverdlov”, which took part in the parade devoted to the coronation of the English Queen Elisabeth II, were rewarded with the decoration.
Further, in 1956, the next decoration was established. It was devoted to the visit of the Soviet ships, including the cruiser “Ordzhonikidze” and the destroyers “Sovershenny” and Smotryaschy”, to England.