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Mystery Medal - Potential French Navy Medal

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Hello all, my local militaria dealer had this one show up in a small bring back grouping, please let me know if any of you have seen this one. I'm speculating it might be Vichy based on the cross, but I am not an expert on French medals. Thanks! 

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Perhaps Its linked to the Mission Jeanne d Arc , of the French Marine Nationale . this mission is a campaign that takes place each year and is destined to complete the training of the naval cadets . it lasted several months.

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I can ask on a French forum if you want...

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On March 16, 2018 at 21:59, Bayern said:

Perhaps Its linked to the Mission Jeanne d Arc , of the French Marine Nationale . this mission is a campaign that takes place each year and is destined to complete the training of the naval cadets . it lasted several months.

Hmm, that is an interesting lead. 

 

On March 17, 2018 at 00:51, Stuka f said:

I can ask on a French forum if you want...

By all means, please do. :) 

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Just got some additional information. The city of Rouen happens to be the godparent of the ship "Jeanne D'Arc" (a school ship), that explains why the medal mentions here.

 

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Yes , and the Mission is named Jeanne d Arc because when it was established was on board of the Jeanne d Arc R97 a Cruiser launched in 1961 with the name La Resolute . changed for Jeanne d Arc when comissioned in 1964 . she served until 2010 . 

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MUTUAL SECURITY AND RESCUE STE
THE JEANNE D'ARC A ROUEN 1874
EX - HOSPITALIERS BRETONS IN ROUEN)
AG 17.10.97 GOSSET Alphonse Jules, August 13, 1898 President
(Merge May 28, 1902 Mutual Renaissance in Rouen with -)
D. 14.07.1903. Honorable Mention: Pierre Marie OLLIVIER, Director
D. 14.07.1910. Bronze medal: Cléophas MONTAGNE, vice-president. & Ferdinand PERRON, Assistant Treasurer. Mention: Charles PERRIN, assistant secretary.
D. 14.07.1910. Bronze medal: Anatole BERTHE, administrator of St. Joan of Arc at Petit Quevilly.

THE JEANNE D'ARC A ROUEN BADGE
White enamelled Lorraine cross. Green enamelled laurel wreath.
Enamelled arms of Rouen crowned, accosted of a gaff and an ax.
The lower branch supports a golden phylactery with LA JEANNE D'ARC surmounting an anchor.
White ribbon edged in light blue with a woven black anchor: the same as the Bretons Hospital Rescuers in Rouen.


MEDAILLE DE MERITE THE JEANNE D'ARC A ROUEN
Silver medal, 30 x 41 mm. Hallmark and "SILVER"
Fixed bail with oak crown
Weapons crowned with Rouen in a laurel wreath, debruising on: a naval anchor accosted of a gaff and an ax, and a cross of Lorraine. Above: THE JEANNE D'ARC. Exergue: ROUEN.
Reverse: In a laurel wreath; struck high, in the field: AU / MERITE.
External circular legend, beaded listel: COURAGE. DEVOUMENT. CHARITABLE. HUMANITE (Rosace)
White ribbon, 28 mm, light blue border, 4 mm. Woven black marine anchor.
 
 
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An unusual local unofficial live saving award begining of 20th century

Cuss

 

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