N020890 RADwJ MEMBERSHIP BADGE. (RADwJ Abzeichen)
BACKGROUND: The female version of the male RAD, Reichsarbeitsdienst, (National Labor Service), was originally established in February 1933 and was considered a sub-section of the National Sozialistches Frauenschaft, (National Socialist Women’s Organization). In April 1936 the female labor service was dissociated with the NS Frauenschaft and was given the official designation, RADwJ, Reichsarbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend, (National Labor Service for Young females). The RADwJ was originally a voluntary organization in spite of regulations of June 26TH 1935 that dictated a six month mandatory service period. Actual conscription of RADwJ personnel began in August 1936 but it wasn’t until September 1939 that the mandatory six months service was enforced. In July 1941 the RADwJ War Helper’s Service badge was instituted for award to RADwJ personnel who had fulfilled their six month mandatory RADwJ service and volunteered for a further six months service to assist in the war effort. These volunteers were employed in a wide variety of jobs replacing the civilian male employees and enabling them to join the armed forces. Those who did now have a leadership position and who completed one year of service where entitled to wear the RADwJ membership badge.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A 44mm diameter, brass/tombac construction RADwJ membership badge. Features a scripted outer border with the words "Reichsarbeitsdienst Weibliche Jugend" encompassing a pebbled field, upon which is embossed a mobile swastika held aloft by two sprigs of barley. Complete with original pin back.
GRADE **** PRICE $179.00
To Order this item, please use one of the two e-mail addresses below to contact us. Please make sure to quote the item number in your e-mail
MILITARIA WANTED! If you have items for sale, please contact us. We specialize in selling single pieces and entire collections. Over 3 decades in the business and we do all the work for you. Get the best return for your investment.
-E-Mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com
To return to the main page please CLICK below
HOME (CLICK HERE)