Copyright Eric Queen Collection 2004

The jump license (Fallschirmschützenschein) was awarded to all trainees who successfully completed the 6 jump training course. The first lisences were awarded one week before the first badge award documents ( August 24th, 1937 ), and the second group of licenses were awarded on the same day ( December 18th, 1937 ) as the second ( and final ) group of badge award documents. Here is one of the first Army jump licenses, awarded to Walter Rümmler on 24.8.37. There was also a Fallschirm Infanterie Bataillon version of the license which had a variant national emblem and font.