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Hello gentleman,

this is the

Republic of Cameroon

Labour Medal of Honour

The medall look antique silver (the image is not perfect).

Diameter = 29 mm

Thickness 2 mm

But the ribbon is missing.

Can anyone sent a image with the ribbon front and backside?

Thanks

Elvis

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The ribbon for the Medal of Labour of Cameroon is red & white of 32 millimeters width.

Nicolas de Roffignac who published a book on African Orders & Medals in 2000 wrote the ribbon to be red/white and he did research on official text for his book (page 39).It's a more reliable source of information.

Also the medal I own in my collection and which I got from Company Huguenin (one of the manufacturer) was fitted with this ribbon too.

Megan based her reply on the picture available on the site of Ed Emering,but the ribbon red/green is a very common ribbon that is actually the actual ribbon of the Medal of Merit of Mwabutsa IV of the Kingdom of Burundi (1962-66).

Emmanuel

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Hello Megan,

hello Emmanuel,

thanks for your help. You both did a good job for me.

Now I know the colour of the ribbon and the width.

The backside is the double - needle (this is what I am thinking).

It`s now again a pice of the puzzle which I got.

Thanks

Elvis

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Nicolas de Roffignac who published a book on African Orders & Medals in 2000 wrote the ribbon to be red/white and he did research on official text for his book (page 39).It's a more reliable source of information.

Emmanuel

Morning Emmanuel

Are copies of the book still freely available? What is the price? Seems that it can be a must have reference work if one is interested in African orders, decorations and medals.

Regards

Norman

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Hello Emmanuel,

I am alos interting in infromation for this book

ISBN

Year of issue

Coloured - or black and white

..

Please give as information - if available

Thanks

Elvis

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Hello Elvis.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ORDRES-et-MEDAILLES-PAYS-DAFRIQUE-1960-A-NOS-JOURS_W0QQitemZ300361334298QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFR_YO_Collections8militaria_DocumentsMilitaria?hash=item45eeee3e1a

Regards.

Ilja

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Thank you Ilja. Now I can go and hunt for the book.

Regards

Norman :cheers:

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Bravery Medal

Hello ,the name is : Medaille de la Vaillance = +/- Medal of Bravery

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Hello Ilja559,

thanks I got my book as well.

There are not so many images in.

And nothing is colored.

I have to read the text carefully.

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Hello Elvis. Yes, not many foto but information is good.
Now the problem for me in Cameroon - Order of Merit. I thought that there are five different types of orders, with a different inscription on the reverse.
1. "TERRITOIRE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE INDIGENE" (1924 -1946 )
2. "TERRITOIRE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS" ( 1946 - 1959)
3. "ETAT DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS"
4. "REPUBLIQUE FEDERALE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS"
5. "REPUBLIQUE UNIE DU CAMEROUN - MERITE CAMEROUNAIS"
Now met another type, I cant understand its modern?
Regards, Ilja.

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Here are the latest models of Cameroonian orders. From left to right:

1.  Cameroonian Defense Forces Service Medal

2.  Cameroonian Labor Medal 10 Years

3. Cameroonian Order of Merit - Chevalier/Knight

4.  Cameroonian Order of Merit - Officier/Officer

5.  Cameroonian Order of Valor - Chevalier/Knight

medals.jpg

Edited by redleg

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I am now in Cameroon.  Does anyone know of any good places to go medal hunting?

Tim

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