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In the latest news I saw President Selensky with a stitched cross upon his t-shirt.
Could it be the (above mentioned) Cossack Cross?
Or is it just the cross of the Ukrainian Forces?
Thanks a lot!
Thank you a lot for your answer!
Indeed I agree with you that 9 ribbon seems to be of Danish Dannebrogorden because the white edge is narrow while Danilo Order would have a wider one.
Also the Swedish Order of Sword would go better with the Danish one even if the ribbon looks to be wrong but may be the wearer just put the closest ribbon he could find.
I did not know that there were a lot of Romanians who received the Order of Sword.
Could you please give some context how this could happen and if you are aware of some lists.
Thank you in advance,
Hi, From my research notes - the order lapsed with the overthrow of Sallal in 1967. Owain
This was the junior order of the Yemen Arab Republic. The star and the badge of this five class order consist of a silver and silver-gilt ten pointed star of alternating smooth (gilded) and multifaceted rays, upon which is superimposed a ten pointed blue enamel star with a white centre of alternating points of fleur-de-lys and lotus design. In the centre, encircled by a line of beading, the inscription, “Ma’areb”. The reverse is blank, other than a silver hallmark and the Arabic name of the manufacturer. Suspension is by a silver fleur-de-lys affixed to the uppermost point of the badge. The sash ribbon is 100mm blue with 3mm red (outer) and 9mm yellow (inner) edge stripes. The neck and breast ribbon are 37mm in width. Bichay in April and May of 1964 manufactured the following:
Class No. Cost Badge Star
1st Class 40 at EP35 each. 60mm 90mm
2nd Class 80 at EP30 each. 60mm 80mm
3rd Class 110 at EP12 each. 60mm
4th Class 140 at EP8.50 each. 50mm
5th Class 140 at EP7.50 each. 45mm
A lovely "long and short" ensemble, probably made by Gebr. Godet & Co.! The lack of a long service medal makes me think young Hauptmann, and due to the sheer amount of war awards probably in the Generalstab, or possibly attached to some famous, highly decorated general?!
This is most likely not another(!) Schaumburg-Lippe Kreuz für treue Dienste 1914, but their Erinnerungsmedaille an die Silberne Hochzeit.
Given this would not be mentioned in a rank list, this information is admittedly of not too much help...