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Still doing my research, but I am a little stuck with this one.  I am trying to identify the circled award which is listed as a MWK3 per the ranklist.  Which award is it?  I suspect Knight or a merit cross, but to new to know.  Thank you for any assistance.

 

Order of the Wendish Crown is listed has having four classes:

Grand Cross

Grand Commander

Commander

Knight

It can also be awarded in gold or silver merit crosses.

 

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This is the Ritterkreuz:

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This is the Golden Merit Cross:

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An officer would receive the order.  The merit crosses were for very senior NCOs and their civilian equivalents.

 

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