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  1. In my collection, I also own this medal. Is it correct it is : Medal for Irreprochable Service 1st Class of Kyrgyzstan Republic Armed Forces ? Regards. Emmanuel
  2. Hello Ilja, Thanks for this information. I have seen about 3 or 4 years ago, a framed board in London, in one of the function room of a medal manufacturer, with 6 Medals for 50 Years Indepedence Medals (from 6 countries). I was not allowed to take a photo, but they were Uganda, Nigeria, Tanganyka, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Congo Democratic Republic. It is possible that these 6 medals I saw were (then) tenders. But I remember the "stripe" pattern of the Uganda Medal. However I have sadly never seen one for sale in London. Major John Mateeka on photo is wearing the Rwenzori Star for Distinguished & Exemplary Military Service. Megan has to be credited for having finding this photo, as she had been digging in the web site of the Ministry of Defense of Uganda. Best regards. Emmanuel
  3. Thank you Nickstrenk. I was refering to this very usefull book on Kyrgyz award. In this book, there is photo from the 2 classes of the Medal for Excellence in Military Service (with what seems green enamel on center). But on the next page, that book refer to the medal I own, mentioning the word in ( ), which (and again sorry I do not have a cyrillic keyboard : PA3HOB ID HOCTb , which had been refered to be : one of the variation ). Again sorry, I do not have the keyboard to write letter I & D in cyrillic. Regards. Emmanuel
  4. Hello Gentlemen, I recently bought this nice medal from Kyrgyzstan. The medal is 43 millimeters of diameter, tick of 5 millimeters. It's 2 parts construction. The center is a separate parts from the medal itselfs. My "kyrgyz" skills is not great. I got help from friends, The reverse "shall" read : Ministry of Defense from the Kyrgyz Republic & the obverse shall be read : "For Military Merits" But is it an early version, issued during the very first years of Indepedence ( Post 1991 ) ? I mean the book on Kyrgyz Medal i own refer o this medal, but states, that is is a variety, among various variety that have been obvserved. I will post the page of the book later If any one is from Kyrgyzstan,,or has been in contact with Kyrgyz military, help would be appreciated. Regards. Emmanuel
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    MOZAMBIQUE

    There is a new Mozambique Medal for which we got picture evidence Medal for Arts & Letters : Medalha de Arte e Letras. This medal was awarded to the Music Band : Massukus. Regards. Emmanuel
  6. Hello Gentlemen, It seems that there was a pure gold version of the Akihito Coronation Medal, from a different design (source from a japanese web site ) : http://www.imperialjapanmedalsandbadges.com/emperormed2telPTIER.html If Nick could help to make a translation of the gold medal, that shall be in the collection of the owner of this web site in Japan. And the webmaster of www.imperialjapanmedalsandbadges.com shall be credited for the 2 photo below. Best regards. Emmanuel
  7. If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel If the status of the Medal of Honor were always to be followed, the Medal of Honor 1st Class shall have a rosette on ribbon, however, this is rarely seen (at least in Europe). But now I can show one to the audience. Regards. Emmanuel
  8. And now, and I believe it's the first time, you will see this medal. It's Medal for Oversea's Service of Niger. I was even close to believe that this medal had not been made in France, and maybe some were made locally. But with constance searching you find something. So here it is, and that one was made by Arthus Bertrand from Paris (their mark is on reverse side at 4 O'Clock). The medal is 36 Millimeters in diameters, and tickness is 2,5 Millimeters. Ribbon is orange 36 Millimeters width, with 3 light "grey blue" stripes, each 2 Millimeters width on the center. Dave Danner shall be credited for having found the very good photo of General Djibo Salou. You can see that a lapel with the country name is worn on ribbon, (at east when ribbon alone is wear). RDC is for Republic Democratic of Congo (ex Zaire), and RCI is for Republic de Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). This medal was instituted in 1992, and was first awarded to the troops of Niger who took part in Desert Shield 1990-1991. Regards. Emmanuel
  9. Here is a link of the Journal Officiel de la République du Niger https://www.icao.int/sustainability/Compendium/Lists/CompetitionSurvey2015/Attachments/32/JournalOfficiel-17-1992_fr.pdf As you can see, in 1992, just 1 Medal of Silver Gilt (2nd Class), 6 Silver Medal (3rd Class), and 15 Bronze Medal (4th Class). As these 2 medals from my collection came from Arthus Bertrand directly for the 2nd Class, and indirectly (through an auction), for the 1st Class, I may believe, that in Paris, they may have kept a very few 1st & 2nd Class Medals in stock, but as very few were awarded there was still 1 or 2 in the last years. Best regards. Emmanuel
  10. And now, another class of the Public Health Medal, the 1st Class (with rosette on ribbon and "laurel like" suspender). In french, the 1st Class, is called : Médaille d'Or de la Santé Publique (despite not being made of gold). The 2nd Class is called : Médaille de Vermeil (Silver Gilt Medal of the Public Health). I've seen, ounce a 4th Class Medal, a bronze one, but without ribbon.The 3rd Class should then be silvered, but I have never seen one. But anyways, these are rarely seen medals, even in Medal Show in France. Best regards. Emmanuel
  11. Thanks to Owain, who gave me a translation : " For 15 Years Distinguished (or Special) Service". If any member is fluent in Ahmaric, he's most welcome. Regards. Emmanuel
  12. Hello Gentlemen, 7 years Nothing new on Niger !!! Ok, time to add some new information. There is now at least a Type 2 of the Military Medal ( Medaille Militaire ), see first post of this topic. There is now a variation of manufacturer. As you can see, the more recent one is "open work" and flat reverse. Never get bored with medals. Emmanuel
  13. Hello Gentlemen, I have seen this medal from time to time, but always with no ribbon, or obviously incorrect ribbon. Here , I think with 99 % certitude, it's the correct ribbon. But what is this medal for ? Any Amharic reader here ? The medal is in base metal, 52 x 27 Millimeters (including its suspension). The ribbon width is 32 Millimeters. Best regards. Emmanuel
  14. Hello Gentlemen, I had the opportunity to catch this medal, which despite not being an official State Medal, is the commemorative Medal for the Visit of Emperor Haile Selassie to Brazil. The medal was issued by the Institute for Trade & Culture Ethiopia/Brazil. Due to its fabrication, this medal was struck in Brazil. The signature of the engraver : L.Morrone-Panelli is near the edge on obverse. The medal which is 34 Millimeters in Diameters has also its ribbon of 34 Millimeters width. The miniature of this medal exist. The Emperor had to cut short this trip to Brazil, because of a tentative of coup d'etat in Addis Abbeba. But the medal has at least been awarded. Regards. Emmanuel
  15. This week, I watched this medal in a London auction. Queen Elizabeth II was Queen of Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1971, and there is ribbon references for Police & Fire Brigades ribbon during this period. Even exit a GSM (General Service Medal), which some medals have been seen in Sierra Leone (see post above). But I had never seen a Royal Sierra Leone Military Force LSGC Medal. The medal is silver, suspension swivel, diameter is 36 Millimeters, tickness is 3 millimeters, weight is 36 grammes. To compare the GSM is 27 millimeters in diameter, We know that till at least 19 April 1971, Sierra Leone Armed Forces were officially known as " Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces", despite the military seized power in 1968. The Medal I own had never been to Africa, and it was probably a "specimen" despite not marked as such on the rim, and there is no traces of erase on the rim. As the wording on obverse is Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina F.D. and NOT : Queen Elizabeth II, this medal could also be a trial for a medal never instituted but for the period prior to Independence. I'am basing upon the fact that Mauritius Medals from the period 1968-1992 (when Queen Elizabeth II was Queen of Mauritius) wore also the wording Queen Elizabeth II on observe, and NOT "Dei Gratia Regina F.D.". On another hand, to add to the confusion, I own a Army LSGC EII Suspension Bar " Malawi ", and Queen Elizabeth was Queen of Malawi from 1964 till 1966, with the wording Elizabeth II Dei GRatia Regina F.D. (and that Malawi Medal is issued, I mean, awarded on the rim). I have heard that at least a Group of 4, is in a collection in the UK, with an ARMY LSGC with Suspension Bar "Sierra Leone", and that medal is said to be awarded to. If any member on this forum can post photo of Soldiers, NCO, Officers of the Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces from that period (even in black & white), he's most welcome to do so. Best regards to all. Emmanuel
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