N002490 RAD MEDICAL TRUPPFÜHRER'S COLLAR TABS. (Kragenspiegel)
BACKGROUND: The basis of the RAD, "Reichs Arbeitsdienst" (National Labor-service), dates back, at least, to 1929 with the formation of the AAD, "Anhalt Arbeitsdienst" (Anhalt Labor-service), and the FAD-B, "Freiwillingen Arbeitsdienst-Bayern" (Volunteer Labor-service [of]-Bavaria). Shortly after Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor, on January 30th, 1933, the NSDAP consolidated these, and other labor organizations, into the NSAD, "Nationalsozialist Arbeitsdienst" (National-socialist Labor-service) - a national labor service. In June of 1935 the NSAD was re-designated RAD. In July of the same year RAD service became compulsory, with all German citizens between 19 and 25 years of age required to enlist for a six month term. This law also decreed that all military conscripts serve a nine month term.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice matched pair, designed by Egon Jantke and used from 1936 to 1941, indicating the rank of a "Truppführer" (roughly equivalent to a corporal). Tabs base color is dark blue indicating medical service. The collar tabs are in the form of 70mm x 35mm, dark blue, ribbed rayon parallelograms, upon which are wide, white bars, which comes to a point, with a stripe of grey running along the center of its 65mm long, horizontal length.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $89.00
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