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Title DRL qualification badge, silver grade
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45
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This is the second class of the three German sports qualification badges (gold, silver and bronze) of the 1930s, seen worn in many pre-war photos, particularly of SS and armed forces personnel. In 1938 alone, approximately 8,000 silver class badges were awarded, some 87,000 bronze and 1,900 odd gold.

The silver grade was introduced in 1920 and awarded to men and women aged between 18 and 32 who passed the physical training tests for a total of eight years or to those between 32 and 40 who passed the tests during a 12-month period.

It is a one-piece die-struck badge in brass with a silvered finish, with the maker's mark (Wernstein Jena) in raised relief on the reverse. Most of the silver on the face has been lost. Otherwise the condition is OK.

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[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Other]

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Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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