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    Spanish Air Force Medal with Swastika ?

    I learned that this medal in question was awarded to Blue Division volunteers that came from the town of Ciudad Real in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It's a not often seen medal that fetches a decent price on the collectors market.
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    Spanish Air Force Medal with Swastika ?

    This is a Spanish medal associated with both the Civil War and the Blue Division. I've seen it referred to as the Royal City Volunteers Cross on some websites. I have not been able to determine it's origin or history. Here is a picture of one from my collection along with a Spanish Order of Military Merit with Red Distinction and Blue Division Russian Campaign Medal.
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Here is a photo of the cap with some other contemporary items
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Hello Gents, I'm new to the forum and I'm looking forward to gaining some knowledge on some recent Spanish items I have begun collecting. I generally collect WWII German artifacts but have recently branched out into the Spanish civil war and other Franco era items. The latest addition to my collection is this beautiful Spanish Legion cap. It's construction is similar to a civil war era Falange forage cap I have in my collection in that it's made of a felt or some type of lightweight wool material. The embroidered emblem depicts a Battle Axe with a Cross Bow and Musket type pistol over a Crown. It's missing a chinstrap which I believe would be attached by buttons on the side as in it's modern day equivalent. There is an ink stamp on the band but unfortunately I can't read it. I believe it to be civil war period but it may date later in to the 1940's. Any forum member that may have a better idea of it's age, please feel free to post your opinion. Some more photo's