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Hi all, I wondered if someone could answer a seemingly simple question, attached are two images of the BMVO officer cross, one gilt, the other silver, I can't seem to locate any positive details of the full list of classes which list the officer cross in gilt and silver, did they exist in two finishes and if they did why the difference since they are both classed as  "Officer"?

 

thanks

 

Alex K

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There are no different classes.
Pure economic reasons were the reason for the changeover.
From the end of 1916, the crosses were only given in the version of silver gilt.

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The gold layer on the gilded versions is simply often nearly complete faded. The order on the bar of Generalarzt Dr. Brecht is defenitely a silver gilded 3rd class with crown awarded on 5th of January 1918.

 

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Thank you both for the response so the "Silver" version I posted is merely faded gilt then.

 

regards

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