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BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze

Posted in Insignia, Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on April 7, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the BDM Proficiency Badge in Bronze (Leistungsabzeichen). It was issued to members of the Bund Deutsche Madel who passed proficiency tests in nursing, political awareness and athleticism, within one year.

There were two grades, silver and bronze. They were numbered on the reverse unless it was a replacement badge in which case it had an A or B on the rear instead. This example has the RZM code M1/14 for the manufacturer Oeschsler & Sohn, Ansbach.

BDM/JM Kletterjacke

Posted in Insignia, Shirts, Uniforms with tags , , on September 19, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgProbably the most recognizable item in the uniform of the Bund Deutsche Madel or Jungmadel organizations was the Kletterjacke or Climbing Jacket. Made from a fawn coloured faux velour the jacket is cut in a stylish fashion, similar to how some military uniforms were cut at the time. This one is named to the original owner and is marked to the Bann from West Kurhessen.


Bund Deutscher Mädel Unit Wimpel

Posted in Flags with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a BDM flag for a Bann from the Bayreuth area.


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