GERMAN NCO PARATROOPERS BADGE IN CLOTH WITH FALLSCHIRMJAGER PHOTO
EM FALLSCHIRMJAGER DISPLAY PHOTO WITH HIS NCO PARATROOPERS BADGE IN CLOTH - ORIGINAL
German enlisted Man/NCO's Paratroopers badge in cloth with the photo of the Fallschirmjager EM Private who was issued this badge. Framed after the war.
The Paratrooper’s qualification badge was instituted by Hermann Göring on November 5TH 1936 for award to Luftwaffe personnel who had written the required tests and completed six parachute jumps.
Individuals who were awarded the badge were obligated to re-qualify annually in order to retain it. On May 2ND 1944 award of the badge was extended to include Luftwaffe medical, administrative and legal personnel who had passed the required tests and completed one parachute jump.
As with most other Luftwaffe qualification badges a cloth version of the paratroopers badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officers.
It is constructed out of machine embroidered yellow and white cotton threads on a blue-grey wool backing. The obverse depicts a yellow diving Luftwaffe eagle, clutching a swastika within its talons, and is above by a half laurel leaf and berry, half oak leaf and acorn wreath that is tied together at the bottom.