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Ethiopia : Emperor's Bodyguard Long Service Badge

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Hello !

The badge below has been described on commercial sites as a long service badge awarded to members of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie's bodyguard. Is there any truth in that and, if so, what number of service years would this light green coloured badge stand for ?

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Regards,

Hendrik

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Very interesting.  Tagging to be in the loop for future replies.

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Hendrik,

The sequence of badges is as follows:

  • 5 years - green
  • 10 years - yellow
  • 15 years  - red
  • 20 years - blue
  • 25 years - black
  • 30 years - orange

The text on each badge reads , "Number (in words) Years Service", e.g . "Twenty Years Service".

Weight varies slightly from 10.1 grams to 10.8 grams and the dimensions are 61mm x 28mm.

Regards,

Owain

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Thank you so much Owain!  I imagine the Orange versions are beyond rare. 

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Many thanks Owain for your expert answer !

Regards,

Hendrik

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As usual, the experts come through!  And this is why the GMIC is one of my favourite destinations on the Web! :)

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