The Parachutist Badge was instituted in November
1935, and was awarded to those who had successfully completed paratrooper jump training.
The badge consisted of a diving,
gilded eagle on a darkened, silver wreath. Early examples were of the highest quality - silver plate wreaths and fire-gilt
bronze eagles. As with most badges, as the war progressed, the materials became scarce and inferior metals were used, such
The badge was worn on the left breast tunic pocket, below the
EK1, if awarded.
Several manufacturers were licensed to produce this
badge, their logo is usually found on the reverse of the eagle:
C.E. Juncker, Berlin SW
IMME & Sohn Berlin
G.W.L. (Gebrüder Wegerhoff, Lüdenscheid)
G.H. Osang, Dresden
P. Meybauer, Berlin
(Berg & Nolte, Lüdenscheid)
A (Assmann & Sohn, Lüdenscheid)