Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER’S TRADE BADGE. (Kraftfahrpersonal Tätigkeitsabzeichen) Certified
Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER’S TRADE BADGE. (Kraftfahrpersonal Tätigkeitsabzeichen) Certified. The Luftwaffe utilized a wide variety of trade specialty badges, introduced at various times, for issue to qualified EM/NCO’s after successful completion of the appropriate training courses. The distinctive trade badges were generally worn on the lower left sleeve of the service tunic and the flight and field blouses as identifying insignia. The Motor Vehicle Drivers trade badge was introduced on November 8TH 1935, for wear by all EM/NCO personnel who had fulfilled the requirements to obtain a military drivers license and were appointed as a driver. Regulations in mid-1942 introduced gilt cord piping for the Motor Vehicle Drivers trade badge to signify “distinguished performance as a driver”. When issued with the additional gilt cord piping the badge came accompanied with an “award” certificate. Of Note: The Motor Vehicle Drivers trade badge should not be confused with the Armed Forces Driver’s Proficiency Badges that were introduced on October 23RD 1942 and were awarded for exceptional driving ability and vehicle maintenance in combat. The badge consists of a Luftwaffe blue/grey wool base with a machine embroidered, stylized Luftwaffe eagle superimposed on the likeness of a vehicle radiator grill, all in silver/grey threads. The badge measures approximately 50mm in diameter. Uniform removed. Nice bring back with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.