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Estonia. Modern military medals.

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Dear Gentlemen,

Here is a new topic talking about the modern Estonian military medals.

I would be very glad if anybody can add information to this topic and I will answer on your questions with a great pleasure.

Best regards,

pluribus

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Cross of merit For Service in Baltic Defence College, with miniature.

Gilded bronze, enamels.

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Hi pluribus, interesting medal, Why would they put the inscription on the reverse in English?

regards

Alex

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Hi pluribus, interesting medal, Why would they put the inscription on the reverse in English?

regards

Alex

Hi Alex,

The College is an international military educational institution and the working language is English. You can see the flags of Estonia, Latvia and Lihuania on the cross and also on the ribbon.

Here is a link to the BDC

http://www.bdcol.ee/index.php?id=about_bdcol

Regards,

pluribus

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OK, let`s go on with the Baltic Defence College. The Merit medal with miniature.

Bronze, enamels.

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Silver Cross of the Land Forces with miniature.

Made of silver.

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Silver Cross of the Officer of Land Forces with miniature.

Silver, enamels.

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Gold Cross of the Officer of Land Forces with miniature.

Gilded silver, enamels.

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Cross of Recognition of Kodututred (Defence League girls organization)

Gilded bronze, enamels. 26 were awarded until Jan., 1st, 2004

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Thank you for the previous posts. I dont known these medals

For see the ribbon sheets of the Estonian Medal:

www.coleccionesmilitares.com/cintas/cintaseu.htm and check le letter "E" for Estonia

The decorations of the Republic of Estonia were established or reestablished by the Law on Decorations, passed in Riigikogu on 5 May 1994 and 16 May 1995.

There are six decorations (orders):

The Cross of St. Mary?s Land (Maarjamaa Rist)

The Order of the National Coat of Arms;

The Order of the White Star;

The Order of the Cross of the Eagle;

The Order of the Estonian Red Cross;

Roman Tavast

http://www.romantavast.ee/

The Cross of Liberty.

http://vp1992-2001.vpk.ee/eng/ametitegevus/Teenetemargid.asp

Estonian Defence Forces

http://www.mil.ee/index.php?menu=juhtimine...isu=teenetemark

http://www.mil.ee/index.php?menu=juhtimine...;sisu=taastatud

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Thanks Antonio. These are quite informative links you added.

I will try to show the medals from the links on the closer scans.

pluribus

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Cross for the Special Services of Estonian Defence Forces with miniature.

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Cross for the Exemplary Service in Estonian Defence Forces+ miniature. Two types. One slightly vaulted.

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OK.Thank you for the superbes images

You`re welcome!

A Merit Cross of the headquarters of the Defence forces, with miniature.

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