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NIGER NATIONAL ORDER

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Hello Gentlemen,here is the senior Order of Niger, the National Order.

The National Order was instituted by Law 61.130/PRN of 24 July 1961 (2 Years before Order of Merit & Order of Agricultural Merit).

It's a 5 classes Order : Grand Cross - Grand Officer - Commander - Officer - Knight + a Collar reserved for the Grand Master of the Order.

To be awarded the National Order,a citizen must be minimum 30 years old,justify a minimum of 15 years in the civil service of the state,or 20 years in the private sector.

Promotion from Knight to Officer needs a minimum of 5 years.Promotion from Officer to Commander needs a minimum of 4 years.Then 3 years for Grand Officer and again 3 years for Grand Cross.

Of course these promotion are NOT automatic.

Here is presented the set of Grand Officer.

Emmanuel

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Here a close up on the Officer's badge.

The Officer displayed here is in metal gilt,but earlier version in the 60ies were made in silver gilt.

Emmanuel

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And here a close up on the Grand Officer breast star.

The diameter of the star is 88 millimeters.

Emmanuel

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General de Gaulle was awarded a special version of the National Order of the Niger with diamons ball tipped.

Vatjan has to be credited for the beautifull pictures he took from the awards of General de Gualle who are on dsiplay in the Museum of the Order of the Compagnon of Liberation (it's inside the Army Museum in Paris,just next to the Dome of the Invalid where Emperor Napoleon is buried).

Emmanuel

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Here you can find my Commander in case by Arthus Bertrand.

By the way - you`ll find it in the sale section ;)

greetings

eitze

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It is not easy to get award document for the african Orders & Medals,but sometimes you may get lucky.

Here a document for Grand Officer of the National Order of Niger.

Emmanuel

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Hello Emmanuel,

thanks for sharing this eyecandy.

I love it.

Elvis

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