Numbered Bergwacht Badge...
I wasn't quite sure where to post this...Moderators feel free to move this if called for...
A rather scarce -And Numbered!- Bergwacht Badge...Mountain Rescue/Recovery...
My Alpine Grouping is coming together nicely, -one piece at a time-, and I look forward to the arrival of this interesting new addition to my display...Hope you like it as well...
08-20-2016 03:42 AM
Nice Glen! Don't think I have seen one of these before. Good find! Bob
Interesting little badge and one that has Been there! A shame we'll never know it's almost certainly fascinating prior life's stories! Nice find!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
nice one Glenn.I keep looking at that piece of eye candy you sent me,can't put it away .lol.
Great looking badge!.....
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
It's post-war. This is the Bergwacht-Ehrenzeichen in Silber [Bergwacht decoration in Silver], awarded for 25 years of service.
Have a look here:
You're welcome, Glenn. I knew I had seen the badge somewhere before and eventually found it in my copy of the 1996 version of the Bavarian Red Cross' regulations on awards and decorations.
I see that the current version of those regulations is even available online in .PDF format:
I am sure they are of interest to you and perhaps other members as well, as they include photographs of all awards and decorations of the BRC.
(The various grades of the Bergwacht-Ehrenzeichen are illustrated on page 50.)