Offered is an original Nazi Old Comrades Association (DRKB) standard bearers gorget. The gorget features a heart shaped nickel base, with pressed rim, with 2 opposing gilded screw nuts for holsing the swastika/iron cross brass neck chain link. Central gilded brass flags and banners adorn the ‘old regiments’ flags and banners, with central red enamel DRKB emblem. Enamel shows minor wear from age. Black wool backed, with makers numeral ‘3’ to reverse hanger tab.
The DRKB, Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), (German National Association of Veterans, Kyffhäuser Association), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association), originally formed after the war of 1870-71. The addition of “Kyffhäuser” in the associations name referred to the Kyffhäuser mountain where a large war memorial had been erected. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers and to financially assist its members if required. On March 29TH 1938 the DRKB was renamed NS-RKB, Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund, (National Socialist-State Soldiers League), by the NSDAP and amalgamated with most of the earlier veterans associations into one national organization. Uniform and headgear regulations of the DRKB/NS-RKB were introduced prior to 1933 and were modified again in 1936 and 1938.