The SA Sports Badge was a decoration of Germany that was issued between the years 1933 and 1945, and was the political version of the much more generic German Sports Badge which was also issued in great numbers by the NS Regime.
The SA Sports Badge was issued in three grades (bronze, silver, and gold) as well as a special version known as the "SA Sports Badge for War Wounded". The wounded version was implemented in 1940 for those military veterans of the Wehrmacht who had been wounded in combat and could no longer perform the physical feats required for the normal SA Sports Badge. The wounded version of the badge was designed with different criteria and only those rated with a disability could qualify for the badge.
Although originally designed as a physical fitness badge for Stormtroopers, the SA Sports Badge was issued across every German military and paramilitary organization. Indeed, the SS held the SA Sports Badge in high regard, and many of its senior members, Heinrich Himmler, Karl Wolff, and Arthur Nebe among them, qualified for the decoration. The badge was also commonly issued to the Wehrmacht and was one of the few political decorations that the armed forces allowed to freely be displayed on a military uniform (other such decorations included the Blood Order and the Golden Party Badge).
Offered here is an SA Sport Badge, Type 3, with the inscription "Eigentum der Obersten SA-Fuhrung" (Property of the SA Supreme Command) and dates from 1939 -1944, Bronze grade. Marked W. REDO Saarlautern. Still has about 85% of the clear lacquer finish remaining. A real gem. Exc.
The video(s) below are meant to show representative examples of this medal and are not the one being offered here.
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