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3rd Reich NSDAP and State Organizations Badge Guide

This is an identification guide for the different types of Badges awarded by the NSDAP and the German State Organizations from 1933 until 1945. Included are Party/Gau Badges and Clasps approved for wear on official uniforms. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are of original authentic items of the period. This guide is for identification only. To correctly authenticate an item, it's size, weight, composition, and construction details must be examined. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Party Membership Badges




NSDAP Membership Badge



NSDAP Membership Badge - late war, painted



Large Golden Party Badge



Small Golden Party Badge


Party Youth Badges




Hitler Youth Membership Badge - 1931-1933



Hitler Youth Membership Badge



Hitler Youth Honor Badge



Hitler Youth Honor Badge with Oakleaves



German Youth Membership Badge



HJ Golden Leader's Sports Badge



Silver HJ Proficiency Badge



Bronze HJ Proficiency Badge



Iron HJ Proficiency Badge



DJ Proficiency Badge



BDM Proficiency Clasp



JM Proficiency Clasp



HJ Master Shooter Badge



HJ Sharpshooter Badge



HJ Marksman Badge



DJ Shooting Award



HJ Expert Skier Badge



HJ High Command Decoration for Distinguished Foreigners



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - 1937



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - National Level - 1938/39



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - State Level - 1938/39



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - Local Level - 1938/39



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - National Level - 1944



National Trade Competition Victor's Badge - State Level - 1944


Party Airsport Badges




DLV Member Badge



NSFK Member Badge



DLV Balloonist Badge - 2nd pattern



NSFK Free Balloon Pilots Badge - 2nd pattern



NSFK Free Powered Aircraft Pilots Badge - 2nd pattern



NSFK Free Powered Aircraft Pilots Badge - 3rd pattern



NSFK Civil Gliding Proficiency Badge - A Certificate



NSFK Civil Gliding Proficiency Badge - B Certificate



NSFK Civil Gliding Proficiency Badge - C Certificate



NSFK Large Glider Pilots Badge



NSFK Model Proficiency Badge - Gold



NSFK Model Proficiency Badge - Bronze



Lufthansa Civil Pilot's Badge



Lufthansa Civil Radio Operator's Badge


Official Gau/Party Day Badges




German Day in Coburg



Nurmberg Party Day



SA Rally at Brunswick



Frontbann Badge



Gau Commemorative Badge for Sachsen, Bayerische Ostmark, Halle-Merseburg, Hessen, Magdeburg, Mecklenberg, and Lubeck



Gau Berlin Commemorative Badge



Gau Essen Commemorative Badge



Gau Thuringen Commemorative Badge



Gau Baden Commemorative Badge



Gau East Hanover Commemorative Badge



Gau Danzig Commemorative Badge



Gau East Prussia Commemorative Badge



Gau Sudetenland Commemorative Badge



Gau Warthe Commemorative Badge



Gau Potsdam Commemorative Badge



Gau Bavaria Commemorative Badge


Party Sports Badges




Gold DRA Sports Badge - awarded to late 1934



Silver DRA Sports Badge - awarded to late 1934



Bronze DRA Sports Badge - awarded to late 1934



Gold DRL Sports Badge - awarded after late 1934



Silver DRL Sports Badge - awarded after late 1934



Bronze DRL Sports Badge - awarded after late 1934



DRL Sports Badge for wounded veterans - awarded after late 1934



Gold SA Sports Badge



Silver SA Sports Badge



Bronze SA Sports Badge



Gold SA Sports Badge for wounded veterans



Silver SA Sports Badge for wounded veterans



Bronze SA Sports Badge for wounded veterans



Gold DRL Heavy Athletics Badge



Silver DRL Heavy Athletics Badge



Bronze DRL Heavy Athletics Badge



Gold German Motorsport Badge



Silver German Motorsport Badge



Bronze German Motorsport Badge



NSDAP Pilot Badge


National Equestrian Badges




Gold Horseman's Badge



Silver Horseman's Badge



Bronze Horseman's Badge



Gold Horse Driver's Badge



Silver Horse Driver's Badge



Bronze Horse Driver's Badge



Silver Young Horseman's Badge



Bronze Young Horseman's Badge



Expert Horseman's Badge



Gold Care of Horses Badge



Silver Care of Horses Badge



Bronze Care of Horses Badge


The German Automobile Club




DDAC Member's Stickpin



Stickpin Awarded to Non-members for participation in DDAC Events
Various Dates from 1934 to 1941



DDAC Automobile Grille Badge



DDAC Automobile Grille Badge



DDAC Automobile Grille Badge



DDAC Long Service Automobile Grille Badge



DDAC Autobahn Medical Service Badge



DDAC Autobahn Medical Service Grille Badge



DDAC Autobahn Medical Service Badge
Background color identifies one of the 4 Autobahn distrists




Women's Labor Organization Badges




NSDAP Frauenschaft Member
1931-



NSDAP Frauenschaft Member
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Reich Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Gau Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Kries Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader's Staff - Kries Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Orts Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader's Staff - Orts Level
1934-1938



NSDAP Frauenschaft Member
1938-1945



Frauenschaft (non-NSDAP) Member
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Reich Level
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Gau Level
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Kries Level
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader's Staff - Kries Level
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader - Orts Level
1938-1945



NSDAP Frauenschaft Leader's Staff - Orts Level
1938-1945



DAF Member
1933-1945



DAF Leader - Reich Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader - Gau Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader's Staff - Gau Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader - Kries Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader's Staff - Kries Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader - Orts Level
1933-1945



DAF Leader's Staff - Orts Level
1933-1945



RADwJ - Gold Service Award
1st Pattern - 1935-1937



RADwJ - Silver Service Award
1st Pattern - 1935-1937



RADwJ - Bronze Service Award
1st Pattern - 1935-1937



RADwJ - Iron Service Award
1st Pattern - 1935-1937



RADwJ - Gold Service Award
2nd Pattern - 1937-1939



RADwJ - Silver Service Award
2nd Pattern - 1937-1939



RADwJ - Bronze Service Award
2nd Pattern - 1937-1939



RADwJ - Iron Service Award
2nd Pattern - 1937-1939



RADwJ Rank Badge - Stabshauptfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Stabsoberfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Stabsfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Maidenhauptfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Maidenoberfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Unknown Rank
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Maidenfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Maidenunterfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Jungfuhrerin
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Unknown Rank
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Kameradschaftsalteste
1939-1945



RADwJ Rank Badge - Arbeitsmaid
1939-1945



RADwJ Service Commemoration Badge - Gold
1939-1945



RADwJ Service Commemoration Badge - Silver
1939-1945



RADwJ Service Commemoration Badge - Bronze
1939-1945



RADwJ Service Commemoration Badge - Iron
1939-1945



RADwJ War Volunteer Service Badge - Silver
1941-1945



RADwJ War Volunteer Service Badge - Bronze
1941-1945


Police Expert Badges




Police Alpine Expert Badge
7 Awarded



Police Expert Skier Badge
Less than 100 Awarded


German Red Cross Badges




DRK Sister Active Membership Badge
1st Pattern



DRK Sister Active Membership Badge
2nd Pattern



DRK Sister Active Membership Badge
3rd Pattern



DRK Sister Active Membership Badge
Student's Badge



DRK Senior Helper's Badge



DRK Helper's Badge



DRK Beginner Helper's Badge



DRK Volunteer's Badge



DRK Badge of Honor
Pinback and stickpin versions



NSV Senior Helper Badge
1st Pattern



NSV Helper Badge
1st Pattern



NSV Helper Badge
2nd Pattern



Honor Badge of the German Midwifery Association
1922-1937



Honor Badge of the German Midwifery Association
1937-1945


Veteran's Welfare Organization Badges




NSKOV Honor Badge - Orts Level



NSKOV Gold Honor Badge with Oakleaves - Orts Level



NSKOV Honor Badge - Kries Level



NSKOV Silver Honor Badge with Oakleaves - Kries Level



NSKOV Gold Honor Badge with Oakleaves - Kries Level



NSKOV Honor Badge - Gau Level



NSKOV Gold Honor Badge with Oakleaves - Gau Level



NSKOV Honor Badge - Reich Level