Archive for the 1945 + Medals Category

Commemorative Medal for Loyalty and Military Ability

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_First_Slovak_Republic_1939-1945This medal was created by the independent rump state of Slovakia formed after the dismantling of Czechosovakia for members of the Slovakian Federation of Volunteer Combatants of 1918-38.

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Mother of All Battles Medal, 1990-1991

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Iraq,_1991-2004This medal is from the Saddam Hussein regime and was awarded to all personnel involved in the invasion of Kuwait and the Coalition battles in the year after.

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Bintang Gerilya

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_IndonesiaThis is the Indonesian Guerrilla Star awarded to all those who fought in the War of Independence from the Dutch, 1945-1949.

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The Order of the 9th September 1944 Civil Division 1st Class

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , , on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Bulgaria_(1971-1990)Instituted on 14 September 1945, this order was awarded for services in connection with the 9 September 1944 uprising, for outstanding services in the establishment of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and for bravery in action by officers and leaders of the People’s Army. Two divisions were created, a Military and a Civil Division, each having three classes. The Military Division can be recognized by its insignia having crossed swords. Two types of the order exist : a screw-back type and a ribboned one. The central medallion depicts a Bulgarian patriot, Vasil Levski.

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The Order of the 9th September 1944 Civil Division 2nd Class

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , , on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Bulgaria_(1971-1990)Instituted on 14 September 1945, this order was awarded for services in connection with the 9 September 1944 uprising, for outstanding services in the establishment of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and for bravery in action by officers and leaders of the People’s Army. Two divisions were created, a Military and a Civil Division, each having three classes. The Military Division can be recognized by its insignia having crossed swords. Two types of the order exist : a screw-back type and a ribboned one. The central medallion depicts a Bulgarian patriot, Vasil Levski.

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Medal of the 8th of March

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaTo commemorate the coup whereby the Ba’ath party took control, 8 March 1963, to all members of the Syrian armed forces serving on 9 March 1963 or recalled during the following 2 years.

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Order of the Palestinian Campaign

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis Syrian medal was awarded for valour and service in the conflict with Israel, 1948-49.

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Army Silver Jubilee Medal

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis Syrian medal was awarded to all members of the Armed Forces serving on 1 August 1971 to mark the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Syrian Army.

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Order of Military Merit

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis Syrian medal is awarded for acts of bravery or excellence not deserving the Order of Bravery.

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Long and Exemplary Service

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis is a long service medal for the Syrian state. It can be awarded to both civil servants as well as armed forces.

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Order of the Wounded

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis is a wound medal, awarded to anyone wounded in the service of the Syrian state.

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Order of Bravery

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SyriaThis is a Syrian medal awarded for courageous acts. The star device is for an officer award. THe other example is for NCO’s or other ranks.

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Philippines Independence Medal

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Philippines_(navy_blue)The Philippine Independence Medal was created to recognize those members of the military who had participated in multiple Philippine military operations during the years of the Second World War. It was instituted in 1946.

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Medal for Fighting in Defence of People’s Rule

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_PolandThis Polish medal was instituted in 1944 and was used to recognise those pro-communist forces who helped secure Poland and push it into the Soviet sphere during the period of anarchy after the Germans left. The enemy in this case was primarily the London Government-in-exile and the Home Army.

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Cross of Merit 3rd Class

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_PolandThis Polish medal was a state award for services. The PRL in the centre indicates that this is a WW2 award. This is the 3rd Class award in Bronze.

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Order of Polonia Restituta

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_PolandThis medal was originally instituted in 1921 and then renewed in 1944 by the National Polish Liberation Committee. It was awarded for outstanding civilian acts as well as acts of bravery.

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The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 7th Class

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_ThailandThis is the Khrueang Ratcha Itsariyaphon An Pen Thi Choet Chu Ying Chang Phueak or The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 7th Class. It’s a Thailand order that is the most awarded in the country. In Thai the name is  เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่เชิดชูยิ่งช้างเผือก. Ha. Say that out loud!

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New Guinea Commemorative Cross

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis medal was awarded by the Netherlands to those military personnell who served in the conflict of New Guinea in the period 1961-1962. The medal was awarded to military personel serving for at least three months in this confrontation with Indonesia. On the ribbon a clasp can be worn with the year 1962 on it. It indicates that bearer has been involved in actual combat in 1962.

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Czechoslovakian Medal for Faithful Service in the SNB

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 23, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaAnother Communist Era medal for service in the SNB (Sbor Narodni Bezpecnosti) which was the Czech equivalent of the KGB.

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Czechoslovak CSSR Medal for Service to the Homeland

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 22, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaI know nothing about this medal beyond its name. It came in a big box of junk from an auction. I don’t really care for Communist stuff, but who would buy this?

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A Birchall Group from Desert Storm

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a group for the 1st Iraq War with a Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and a Gulf Medal with a bar for 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991. The medal is impressed to 24792731 LCpl A.J.Birchall R. Signals.

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A Birchall in the Malayan Emergency

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , on April 22, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a EIIR GSM with a Malaya Bar marked to 22670124 A.Birchall R.A.M.C.

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A Birchall Medal Group from the Palestine Mandate

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomOkay, this is a small family group but interesting. The 1939-45 Victory Medal means he was enlisted in 1945 but missed being deployed to any of the war zones. The Palestine Bar on the GSM means he deployed to Palestine during the emergency there between 1945 and 1948. The medal group is named to 1445860 Gnr W.Birchall R.A. The medal roll below indicates he was attached to 66th Battery, Airborne Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.

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A Birchall Group from the Troubles

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a group awarded to 23849729 Sgt J.S. Birchall Royal Signals. One medal is the GSM with the Northern Ireland Bar. The other is the LSGC medal with the Regular Army bar.

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