Item Id: AT23029
DLRG Life Saving Badge
The DLRG, Deutschen Lebensrettungsgesellschaft (German Live Saving Association), was originally established in 1913 as an independent organization of the German Swimming League. The mandate of the DLRG was to instruct the German public in water safety and water related life saving skills and techniques. On September 25th 1933 the DLRG became subordinate to the Reichssportführer, (National Sports Leader), Hans von Tschammer und Osten and a series of three proficiency qualification badges were introduced.
The badge is constructed of high quality metal (Buntmetal) and meassures about 55mm. Reverse with intact hinge, pin and catch. The badge shows a nice age patina and signs of light use.
Nice and pretty scarce!!