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TacHel

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  1. WW1 Commemorative piece

    Is there no limit to your talent... Marvelous pieces!!
  2. Still nada... So many were made. And the way they were bestowed at first, there was no way to regain control.
  3. New MVD of Russia medal: Medal "For strengthening international police cooperation" Established on 20 April 2017 by ministerial order 220. Awarded to employees of law enforcement agencies, federal state civil servants, employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and, in some cases other persons, for significant contribution to strengthening and developing cooperation with law enforcement agencies of foreign states and International organizations.
  4. RECOGNITION FOR OPERATION REASSURANCE AND OPERATION UNIFIER REFS: A. CANFORGEN 073/16 CMP 076/16 251912Z APR 16 B. CANFORGEN 003/09 CMP 002/09 081950Z JAN 09 C. CANFORGEN 096/09 CMP 042/09 201315Z MAY 09 FURTHER TO REF A, AFC HAS DETERMINED THAT THE USE OF THE EXISTING NATO AND EXPEDTION BARS TO THE SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND TIMELY METHOD TO RECOGNIZE SERVICE WITH OPS REASSURANCE AND UNIFIER RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE CDS HAS DIRECTED THE CF HONOURS POLICY COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT A HOLISTIC REVIEW OF THE SERVICE RECOGNITION FRAMEWORK AND INTENDS TO RECOMMEND TO THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES THAT THE TIME CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN MEDALS BE AMENDED IN DUE COURSE CONSEQUENTLY, AFC HAS APPROVED THE ADDITION OF THE FOL SERVICE TO THE ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR CERTAIN CAMPAIGN AND SERVICE MEDALS, AS FOLLOWS: SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL-NATO (SSM-NATO): (1) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO CAMPIA TURZII, ROMANIA, LITHUANIA AND SPANGDAHLEM AIRBASE IN GERMANY AS PART OF THE AIR TASK FORCE (ATF), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NATO BALTIC AIR PATROL (BAP), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (2) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE AS PART OF THE LAND TASK FORCE (LTF), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (3) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO SERVED ONBOARD HMC SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEAS UNDER NATO SNMG2, SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE), PROVIDED THE SERVICE IS NOT COUNTED TOWARDS A NATO MEDAL. NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR. ONLY TIME SPENT UNDER NATO COMMAND IS ELIGIBLE - TRANSIT TIME DOES NOT COUNT. SERVICE UNDER NATO OPS ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR AND SEA GUARDIAN COUNTS TOWARDS THE APPROPRIATE NATO MEDALS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED NUMERALS AND NOT FOR THE SSM-NATO (4) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO FORWARD LOGISTICS SITES (FLS) IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF HMC SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEAS UNDER NATO SNMG2 (WHEN THE SHIPS ARE NOT UNDER OPS ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR OR SEA GUARDIAN), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (5) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS IN LATVIA AS PART OR IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE (EFP) BATTLEGROUP LATVIA, SINCE 22 APR 2017 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL-EXPEDITION (SSM-EXP): (1) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO UKRAINE TO PROVIDE MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO THE UKRAINIAN ARMED FORCES, SINCE 13 JUNE 2015 (OP UNIFIER)
  5. The following Russian Defense Ministry medals, although not yet seen by the author , have been approved by ministerial orders: Medal "Chief Marshal of Aviation Kutakhov" Medal "Signal Corps Marshal Peresypkin" Medal "For service in naval surface forces" Medal "Artist Grekov" Medals "All-Army competition" 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Medals "World Championship tank biathlon 2014" 1st, 2nd and 3rd place All hang from the standard Russian pentagonal mount. Sorry for the tiny image, this is as good as it gets for now... All approved Defense Ministry medals (pentagonal mounted ones). NOTE: and yes, I darn near fell off my chair...
  6. Federal Agency for Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons. A department of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. Medal for Strengthening the Brotherhood of Chemical Disarmament. I am still searching for the ministerial order and award criteria, if anybody knows where I can find them, please advise. All I've been able to discover so far is that it was instituted in 2007.
  7. And now... Jubilee Medal "25 Years of the Federal Agency for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons". Est. 2017-05-10 Order № 111. Not the most attractive thing I've seen...
  8. A new medal established by popular demand and approved by minister Shoigu in November 2016. Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" Est. 2016-11-24 order № 770. Awarded for many years of honest service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation if previously awarded state awards of the Russian Federation (or of the USSR), or awarded the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour or of Gratitude, or if awarded two or more Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation departmental decorations, and having served with no disciplinary problems for 25 years or more in calendar years at the time of retirement from the military. It is here with its Soviet predecessor and the Soviet medal for veteran of labour. I find it odd the ribbon chosen is more similar to the the Soviet civilian than the military medal.
  9. Recent 1/9 busts

    Wow...
  10. Recent 28mm projects

    Great precision work! Love Klink and Schultz!
  11. Nah... Today's copy of правда will do...
  12. The Russian Defense Ministry continues to issue awards quite specific to branches and specialities. These are for Electronic Warfare Troops: Medal "For Service in Electronic Warfare Troops" Awarded to military personnel of all ranks of the Electronic Warfare Troops of the Russian Federation with at least 5 years of service, for valour, ingenuity and courage displayed during service, for excellent performance of duties. May also be awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation, whose actions helped in the development and establishment of the Electronic Warfare Troops of the Russian Federation. Decoration "For Merit" of Electronic Warfare Troops awarded to officers and warrant officers. Decoration "For Distinction" of Electronic Warfare Troops awarded to soldiers, sergeants and master sergeants.
  13. Nice! This in your collection?
  14. Awards of Electronic Warfare Troops

    I posted the order of precedence for medals earlier in another post, anything new, unless specifically mentioned in its establishment order, goes at the end of the line. As for these breast badges, they go below state awards worn in a similar fashion in the order of establishement as per medals. Since these are mostly bestowed to NCOs and junior officers, thet don't have to shuffle much out of the way unlike their generals...
  15. Unknown award with UN connectuion?

    Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM). Medal "Participant in emergency humanitarian operations". Established on 27 December 1995 by ministerial order 885. Awarded to individuals or organisations for their involvement in humanitarian relief operations and contributions to the organization of such future actions as well as for dedication and courage. The medal is also awarded with English text in lieu of Russian. This is the only medal of this ministry NOT on a pentagonal mount, probably because it is awarded to so many foreigners. No idea why they slapped "UN" on it... Not mentioned in any of the texts.
  16. "Honoured Fellow of the Federal Courier Service of the Russian Federation" («Почетный Сотрудник Государственной фельдъегерской службы Российской Федерации»). Awarded for special merit in the development and improvement of the State Courier Service of Russia over many years of conscientious work. It can be bestowed upon officers of the State Courier Service of Russia with seniority of twenty-five years or more with at least 15 of those years in the State Courier Service of Russia. The length of service includes service in bodies of internal affairs, military service, other service where there are special titles, as well as work in the State Courier Service of Russia in positions of employees or workers. To federal civil servants who occupy posts in the State Courier Service of Russia, employees of the State Courier Service of Russia in replacement positions not positions in the federal civil service system of the State Courier Service of Russia, as well as the workers and employees of territorial bodies of the State Courier Service of Russia and its subordinate organizations, who have twenty-five years seniority or more with at least 15 of those years in the State Courier Service of Russia. Type 1 at left, type 2 at right. The reverse has an area for a serial number.
  17. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Merci! Je passe l'info à mon collègue.
  18. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    All, One of my subordinates is retiring in a month's time after 37 years of service. He recently discovered while going through his deceased grand-father's estate that the man had served in WW2 and after, retiring with the rank of Adj-chef (CWO) with the Médaille Militaire and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, the other possible décerations are unknown besides perhaps a Médaille de la Résistance. My colleagues and I would love to be able to hand him detailed information on his grand-father's service, any and all help would be sooooo appreciated! He doesn't even have a photo of him in uniform! Can anybody help in getting me service records? Citations? Photos? Adjudant-chef Marcel Yves Le Bihan, Service du Matériel At the beginning of the war he was in the 2e Régiment de Spahis Marocains. he quite possibly served in the resistance in Bretagne between 42 and 45. Our colleague is the last of his family line, there are no relatives to turn to... I visited the French army historical web site, might as well forget it... Any brave helpful soul out there?
  19. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Merci! If he was born in Morocco... Would it make a difference?
  20. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Nobody named Le Bihan ?
  21. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Neg... He only visited Canada once prior to his death in 74.
  22. The Main Directorate of Special Programs of the President of the Russian Federation has changed the ribbons of it's service medals to move away from the standard military pattern. A bit odd when you consider only military personel can receive then anyway... The design of the medal itself remains unchaged but the usual red, yellow and green ribbons were changed to blue, yellow and green by order 7 of 24 Feb 2016. The medal VETERAN OF THE GUSP also has a new ribbon, haven't found one yet though.
  23. INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Wow... Odd... Any such database for the Médaille Militaire?
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