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Most often its the Military awards which turn up in 1957 de-nazified form, but many civil awards were made in 57 versions too.

The RAD Long Service Medal

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Cheers Gordon

I never realised the Olympic and Faithful Service Crosses came in 57 form.

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Thank you for sharing with us all - - I too thought that it was only the military awards that were reissued in 1957.

I will look out for the Olympic awards.

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Hi Dan,

Yes I think a lot of folk are unaware of the civil 57 awards.

Simplistically put, these were considered legitimate awards, i.e. perfectly normal innocent "non-politically motivated" people served as policemen, firemen, customs officers, the Labour Corps was a pre-Nazi concept, so in itself was "legit".

These are all "civil" awards. The ones which were not re-introduced in 1957 "neue Form" style were the "Political" awards, so while you have a 57 RAD award, you won't find a 57 NSDAP Long Service or a 57 SS Long Service.

Military Awards not reintroduced are few. Even the Anti-Partisan was allowed in 57 form but not the Spanish Cross ( seen as political) and the so called "Flowers Wars" medals, seen as foir Nazi agression and expansionism.

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Great post Gordon. Admitedly that's the first time I have seen the 57 fire cross.

And there I was thinking Gordon was just a Uboat man wink.gif

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Military Awards not reintroduced are few. Even the Anti-Partisan was allowed in 57 form but not the Spanish Cross ( seen as political) and the so called "Flowers Wars" medals, seen as foir Nazi agression and expansionism.

The only way I'd be able to afford a gold APB any time this century... blush.gif

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