Item Id: AB23010
DRL Sports Badge, Silver Grade
Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge. This was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period.
The badge is made of Tombak with a silver color finish. Hinge, pin and catch all intact to the reverse. The reverse is also maker marked: “WERNSTEIN JENA” and to the opposite side “DRGM 35269”. The badge shows signs of real honest wear with some silver paint loss to exposed parts. The badge also has a nice age patina.
Perfect to display on a combat or walking out tunic!!