DLV Officer's Cloth Cap Eagle Insignia


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  • DLV Officer's Cloth Cap Eagle Insignia Obverse
  • DLV Officer's Cloth Cap Eagle Insignia Reverse

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On March 25, 1933 the DLV (Deutscher Luftsportverband = German Air Sports Association) was created as a civilian sports organisation, the umbrella organisation of all air-related sports. However, from the very beginning, the DLV was used to secretly train its members for future roles in the newly emerging Luftwaffe, a breach of the terms of the Versailles Treaty.
The organisation should not be confused with the Deutscher Luftfahrtverband (also abbreviated DLV), which was formed in 1902, but disbanded in favour of the new DLV under Third Reich rule.

The DLV was split into two groups, the civilian section and the secret military section, known as the “Fliegerschaft” (air crew). The organisation eventually became obsolete after the official unveiling of the Luftwaffe in 1935, and it was disbanded and replaced by the National Socialist Flyers Corps (NSFK or Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps) in 1937.

The DLV used a 1929 pattern "political" style national eagle emblem, the same as the one used by the NSDAP and SA. It was worn at the top front, above the DLV cap insignia.

On the visor cap, a version made of aluminum was used for lower ranks. Officer ranks wore a version made of hand-embroidered silver-coloured wire.

A matte-grey wool machine-embroidered version on a blue-grey backing was used for the Field Cap.


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