DRB 1643

Help with ID of this medal

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I recently picked up this medal and cannot ID it. Can somebody please help me out?

Thanks

Tom

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Here is the reverse.

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Second type of seaman's excellence badge from the ministry of communications. 
It was introduced in July 1943.
 

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Thanks Nick,

so its  kind of merit badge? Do you know what it was awarded for?

Tom

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

It was awarded to merchant seamen who 

(1) becamе a model of seamen;

(2) made a useful invention or improvement;

(3)  demonsrated 30 years of excellence onboard of a ship.

Edited by JapanX

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Thank you very much Nick for your information. Is this badge very common?

Tom

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Not quite common, but not super rare ;) 

Best,

Nick

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