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New insignia for Defence senior appointments

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The Defence Ministry has issued new insignia for senior appointments, from commander-in-chief of the army all the way down to individual unit commanders, akin the Russian navy's surface ship and sub commander's badge.  Air force squadron commanders, division commanders, chiefs of military hospitals, regimental, brigade...  Worn over the right breast pocket.  I've seen them in both metal and cloth.

I've seen some of them, there's probably a ton of different ones.  Here's a sample below.  As I find more info, I'll fill you in.  These will most definitely become highly collectible!

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Here's one for a chief of a military hospital, clinic or sanatorium.

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Commander land forces wearing his senior appointment badge over the right breast pocket.

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Chief of the personnel office of the Defence Ministry wearing his senior appointment badge over the right breast pocket.

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Insignia (cloth) for the commander of a railway troop brigade.

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It appears these were instituted by Order of the Minister of National Defence No 490 of 9 August 2016.  From what I read in a Russian forum, this puppy is approximately 100 pages thick!

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3 hours ago, Megan said:

One thing to be said for them: they are not medals!

I thought this forum included all military collectibles?

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It does indeed, Frank, and so I can enjoy these beasties here without having to scamper off to figure out how to incorporate them into my website.... :)

 

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Insignia for an air force base/unit commander (usually full colonel).

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Insignia of the Chief of the personnel office of the Defence Ministry.

insognia Chief of the personnel office of the Defence Ministry.jpg

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O-M-G...

Each badge has a dozen variations in the shape of the central medallion!  The establishment order is looooong...  Still sorting it out.

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Some more badges recently seen for sale or up for auction.

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