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Item Id: AB22035

DRA Sports Badge In Bronze

$32.41

DRA Sports Badge In Bronze

 

Originally introduced shortly after the 1913 Olympic games as an incentive to promote physical training among the German population. On its introduction the badge was issued in two grades, bronze and gold and was only awarded to males who met the required criteria. In 1920 a silver grade of the badge was introduced. The bronze badge was awarded to personnel between the ages of 18 and 32 years old who passed the required level of physical training in a twelve month period. In 1933 control of physical training was passed to the Deutsches Reichsbund für Leibesübungen and the DRA badge was discontinued and replaced by a new DRL badge. In 1937 the DRL badge was modified with the addition of a swastika to the bottom of the oak-leaf wreath.

 

Die struck, tombac badge with stylized cutout letters “DRA”, for Deutscher Reichs-Ausschuss, (German National Elite). Reverse has embossed manufacturers mark. Complete soldered solid hinge, flat vertical retaining pin and standard soldered catch assembly all intact. However the catch has been resoldered.

 

This badge looks great on display but with resoldered catch. Priced accordingly!!

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