General Assault Badge 50 Assaults
The General Assault Badge was awarded to Officers, NCO’s and Soldiers who participated in 3 Infantry or Armoured Assaults on three different days but were not eligible for the Infantry or Panzer Assault Badge. The award was created to recognise the combat actions of all soldiers not serving in Infantry or Panzer regiments but nevertheless engaging in close combat. Among them are Combat Engineers, Assault Artillery, Panzer Hunters, Anti- Tank and Anti-Aircraft units.
Also eligible was Medical Personnel, Cavalry Units, and Signal Personnel when serving under close combat conditions. The grades include;
- Grade I awarded after 3 combat days
- Grade II Awarded after 25 combat days
- Grade III Awarded after 50 combat days
- Grade IV Awarded after 75 and again after 100 combat days.