WWI DRA / DRL Sports Badge - Bronze

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Very nice Bronze DRA Sports Badge

Hitler wanted all Germans to qualify for this award. The DRL Sports Badge replaced the DRA Sports Badge in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The badge was awarded in three grades: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The Bronze: men or women 18-32 yrs old had to pass five rigorous physical strength and endurance tests in Swimming, Jumping, Running, Shot Put, and Speed within a 12 month period. For example, the speed test for men: run 10,911 yards in 50 minutes, or swim 1,091 yards in 29 minutes, or cycle 12.5 miles in 45 minutes.

The Silver: the recipient of the bronze had to pass the same test for an additional 8 years. Or if they were 32 to 40 years old, pass the five part physical test within 12 months.

The Gold: recipients of the Silver had to pass the five physical tests for an additional seven consecutive years. Or if they were over 40, pass the five tests within 12 months.


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