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Article about: Picked these up this weekend. I think they have a very nice look to them ... Gary

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    Tom nice patch and very nice photo. HPL2008 thanks for the info on the patch. Gary

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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Thanks for that info Andreas, would this be one of those you mentioned?
    No, as it is lacking the laurel branch / oakleaves wreath. I would guess this to be a generic NSRL members'/functionaries' patch for wear on sports clothing, but am not 100 % certain on this.
    The ones worn on the jacket of the sportsman in the background photo, however, definitely are silver and/or gold grades of this badge, as we can tell from the full wreathes.

    I was in a bit of a hurry this morning, but here is the relevant information from Dr. Doehle's period reference work "Die Auszeichnungen des Großdeutschen Reiches" on these NSRL badges, translation and footnotes by me:


    "Instituted by the Reichssportführer*) in his capacity as the head of the NS.-Reichsbund für Leibesübungen**), these badges are awarded for top performances in sports and for successful participation in sports competitions. Bestowal is undertaken by the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen, namely

    1. as a
    Leistungsabzeichen***) in bronze, with or without the year
    2. as a
    Leistungsabzeichen in silver, with or without the year
    3. as a
    Meisterschaftsabzeichen****) in gold with the year

    The badge, a stickpin, shows the
    Reichsbund's eagle with a laurel branch (bronze) or an oak leaves wreath (silver and gold) and, if appropriate, the year.

    The bronze
    Leistungsabzeichen with year is bestowed for achieving the annually announced minimum achievements in one of the main categories of sport. Authorization for wear is for one year. Upon attainment for the fourth time, it is issued without the year and with authorization for permanent wear.

    The silver
    Leistungsabzeichen, along with a cloth badge for sports clothing, is bestowed for belonging to the German top class. Proof of belonging is made

    a) by participation in a final contest or final match for the German championship in the various sports,
    b) by repeatedly representing Germany in international tournaments.

    In case of a), it is awarded with the year; the stickpin may be worn permanently, the cloth badge only until announcement of the next year's contestants.
    In case of b), it is awarded without the year. Stickpin and cloth badge may be worn permanently.

    The golden
    Meisterschaftsabzeichen is also bestowed, along with a cloth badge for sports clothing, for individual championships and team championships. The stickpin may be worn permanently, the cloth badge until announcement of next year's German champions."


    *) Reichs Sports Leader, namely Hans von Tschammer und Osten
    **) National Socialist Reichs League for Physical Exercise (NSRL for short)
    ***) roughly "achievement badge", "accomplishment badge" or "proficiency badge"
    ****) championship badge

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    Thanks

    Tom

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    HPL2008 thank you for the info

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