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Order for Merits for the People with Silver Rays awarded on the same day as the Order of Brotherhood and Unity. December 31st, 1973.

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On 07/09/2017 at 11:55, BalkanCollector said:

Let's see your documented groups of the Socialist Yugoslavia.

Here's a group of my grandpa's awards with miniatures and documents. I've already posted his awards but I've never posted his documents. Funny story is that there's a Commemorative Medal for 20 Years of Yugoslav People's Army on his miniature bar but he never received that medal since he was at the academy at the time the medal was awarded in 1961. He also got a Tito plaque when he retired but unfortunately the document is lost.

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Hello, this is a really nice group, with I suppose a huge affective signification...

Let me ask you a few  questions please:

-What is the link between the small certificate ("uverenje") and the big dilpoma? Were they both decerned to the recipient (as it is done in Hungay or CSSR)

-I never saw any document about the commemorative medal (10, 20 and 30 years of JNA), do they exist?

Thank you for your insight!

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Thank you Seb! 

There's no difference between small and big certificate. The bigger certificate was given for more important awards although they also started using it for lower awards in the 80's as I've seen a few Order of Labor 3rd class awards which are very common and low award with a big certificate.

Commemorative medals were never awarded with a document.

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On 23/04/2018 at 16:56, BalkanCollector said:

I've acquired a new group. I had a Partisan Commemorative Medal of 1941 but I've managed to get the rest of the gentlemen's awards. Here's the photo of the group and I will post more detailed photos as soon as possible.

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After a few hours of research I've managed to find where did this gentleman fight during the People's Liberation War.

He was a fighter of 16th Banija Brigade which saw action in the biggest battles of that war, Battle of Neretva and Battle of Sutjeska. All in all I'm very delighted with a result of my research.

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