Original WW2 Nazi RLB, Reichs Luftschutz Bund, (National Air Raid Protection League) Buckle & Luftwaffe Dark Grey Leather Belt Marked ‘100’ And Belt Clip By ‘D&C’. N 479 - N 479
Formed in late 1932 the Deutscher Luftschutzverband (German Air Protection League), was a voluntary organization designed to provide civil air raid protection in large civilian centers. Shortly after Hitler ascension to power the Deutscher Luftschutzverband was restructured and placed under the supervision of the RLM, Reichsluftfahrtministerium, (National Ministry of Aviation), under the control of Hermann Göring. On April 29TH 1933 the Deutscher Luftschutzverband was renamed RLB, Reichs Luftschutz Bund, (National Air Raid Protection League) and was given status as an official national organization tasked with all aspects of civil air raid defence. This is an excellent original Nazi RLB buckle and belt. The front of the buckle is embossed with the stylised RLB Eagle carrying a star or sunburst with Swastika surrounded by laurel wreath. The steel buckle is undamaged and retains its original finish. We have been unable to fully inspect the rear of the buckle for manufacturer marks as we do not want to cause damage to it or the belt. The rear prongs and bar are present and function as they should. The Luftwaffe very dark grey coloured leather belt is 1 ¾” wide and is 39 ¼” in length. The leather is intact apart from a ½” tear at one of the adjustment prong holes which could easily be repaired. The belt clasp is manufacturer marked ‘D&C’ and the belt is size marked ‘100’ (cms). Price includes UK delivery. N 479.