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Society for Sport and Technology 1949-1990 (East Germany)

Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik, GST

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[Society for Sport and Technology (East Germany)] 2:3
by Santiago Dotor



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Introduction

The Society for Sport and Technology (Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik or GST) provided pre-military training and technical sports (such as scuba diving, aviation, skydiving) for ages 14 and up. The GST and its instructors also ran mandatory pre-military summer camps for high school students.

Volker Moerbitz Keith, 24 January 2001

Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (...) operated a couple of training ships on coastal waters and on the Baltic Sea, using the flag of their organization as house flag.

Volker Moerbitz Keith, 9 February 2001


Description

Illustrated in Oliver 1993, p. 82.

Norman Martin, February 1998

A red flag with GST symbol in center. The symbol showed a vertical anchor with crossed propeller and rifle, all in grey, surrounded by a circular figure, the top half a yellow half wreath, the bottom half a black half-cogwheel with the yellow letters 'GESELLSCHAFT FÜR SPORT UND TECHNIK'. The flag was flown at parades and in GST-camps. Unlike Jaume Ollé's original image, the GST-symbol is oval not round. Source: German Democratic Republic propaganda website (image here).

Volker Moerbitz Keith, 24 January 2001

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