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The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on May 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Canada Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (French: Médaille canadienne du maintien de la paix) is a campaign medal created in 1988 to recognize the contributions of all Canadian Peacekeepers towards the ultimate goal of peace, after the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations was awarded that year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Go Canada!

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Newfoundland Volunteer Service Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals, Rare Medals with tags , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomIn 1949 Newfoundland joined the Confederation of Canada. In 1981 the Government decided to create and award this medal to the servicemen of Newfoundland who served overseas and did not receive a service medal from any other country. They were not eligible for the Canadian medal since they were not a part of Canada during WW2. This is mine, one of 800 issued. I have one original and one reproduction.

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