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Dear colleagues,
 
 i bought recently o lot of medals and among them it was the medal within the attached photos.
 
 I tried to find more information over this medal but i didnț managed to get them.
 
 By any chance do you have infos regarding the medal (number of pieces issued, recipts, market value etc)?
 
 Thank you in advance for your help.
 
 Marius

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Hey Marius,

 

looks like a "fraternelle" medal. Those are unofficial medals made, by and for ,groups of old soldiers.

This "group" apparently started in 1941 and commemorated it in 1961.

Just need to figure out what FI/OF and PA/MP stands for. One must be Flemish and the other French.

My guess would be a resistant group initiated from some other organisation.

The light blue of the ribbon, makes me think "Congo", but it don't matches with the "FI/OF and PA/MP".....

No great values accorded to these medals, they can go from 10 to 30 euro....

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Hi Marius,

FI/OF stands for Front de l'Indépendance/Onafhankelijkheidsfront

PA = Partisans Armés

MP = Milices Patriotiques

All three are WW2 resistance groups.

Regards,

Hendrik

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Thank you for your help.

Based on your informations i found on internet the following data

 WW2 Commemorative Medal of the Armed Partisans of the
Independence Front (Patriotic Militia) Resistance Group, 1941 - 1961.
The medal was issued to the surviving veterans of the Group, in 1961
to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of its foundation, in 1941.
On the reverse the initials: F.I. - O.F. and P.A. - M.P. (for Independence
Front and Armed Partisans in French and Flemish respectively)
The Group was founded in 1941 and engaged in Resistance acts
against the Germans in the occupied Belgium. In 1944 it was renamed
to "Patriotic Militia".

 

If someone is intrestead on the medal please feel free to contact me.

 Regards,

 Marius

 

 

 

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