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Marcon1

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    South Africa & Homelands Medals.
  1. Hi, can anyone tell me which of these 2 medals was issued first and how long they where issued before they were replaced with the second version. I have 2 types of this medal in my collection. (Both are full size). This version has English and Afrikaans language on back. (FAITHFUL SERVICE - TROU DIENS) This version has English and Native language on back. (FAITHFUL SERVICE - TIRELO YA BOIKANYEGO) Also note the difference on front (use of red). Here is one I only have a picture of: Also a difference on front (red).
  2. Hi, I have a copy of Paul P. Matthysen's book "A guide to South African Awards" (highly recommended to any SA military medal collectors) and it does list the John Chard Decoration & medal - BUT it does not mention the mystery (ERROR) medal. I would like to know how it came to be, how many were issued and where/to whom and also how rare it is.
  3. Hi, Does anyone have more info on this mystery from South Africa. It's a bronze version WITH decoration on front instead of medal. normal silver DECORATION. MYSTERY = bronze DECORATION (Error of wording instead of metal) - I have seen a few and all are in the 9000 range. normal bronze version, thin lettering and large ring. normal bronze version, thick lettering and small ring.
  4. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following Transkei Police medals. TP Decoration for Distinguished Service Insignia: A five-pointed rayed gold star displaying the Transkei arms on a blue roundel (obverse) and the words "Inkonzo eQaqambilileyo - For Distinguished Service - Vir Voortreflike Diens" (reverse). TP Cross for Bravery ALSO INFO Needed ! TP Gallantry Cross Insignia: A five-armed gold cross, enamelled brown (ochre), displaying the head of the Transkei Legislative Assembly mace on a five-pointed star (obverse) and the words "Yenjkalipho - For Gallantry - Vir Dapperheid" (reverse). TP Medal for Combating Terrorism Insignia: A circular medal displaying a star-cross on two crossed assegais (obverse) and the Transkei coat of arms (reverse). TP Faithful Service Medal (35 Years) (1985-94) For 35 years service. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the Transkei coat of arms (obverse), and the head of the Transkei parliamentary mace with "Yenkonzo Ethobekileyo - Vir Troue Diens - For Faithful Service" (reverse). TP Medal for Faithful Service: Silver (1976-85) For 30 years service. Insignia: Same as the 35-year medal but in silver. TP Faithful Service Medal (20 years) (1985-94) For 20 years service. Insignia: Same as the 35-year medal. but in silver. Thank you for your help.
  5. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following Lebowa Police medals. LP Cross for Gallantry (1990-1995) Apparently never awarded. Insignia: An elaborate gold cross depicting two gold leopards on a red octagon (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Distinguished Leadership (1990-1995) Insignia: A silver-gilt circular medal with an engrailed edge tipped with ten balls, enamelled green and displaying a ten-pointed star with a gold flame on a white roundel (obverse), and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Outstanding Service (1990-1995) Insignia: Same as the Star for Distinguished Service, but in silver. LP Establishment Medal Issued to founder members of the force. Insignia: A circular silver medal depicting the LP badge (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Merit (1990-1995) For 30 years service. Insignia: A circular silver-gilt medal displaying a tree aloe in the centre of an 18-pointed star within an engrailed border (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). Thank you for your help.
  6. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following KwaZulu Police medals. KZP Star for Distinguished Leadership (SED) Awarded only to the Commissioner of the KZP, for distinguished leadership, meritorious service which contributed to KwaZulu security, and outstanding service. Insignia: A 4-pointed star on an octagon, displaying a Zulu shield on an X-shaped centre panel (obverse). It is worn around the neck. King's Cross for Bravery For conspicuous and exceptional gallantry in protecting or saving property or life. The cross was open to civilians as well as to KZP members. Insignia: A pointed cross with faceted arms, displaying two lions holding spears on a diamond-shaped centre panel (obverse). KZP Star for Distinguished Service (SOO) Awarded to the commissioner and deputy commissioner only, for meritorious service which promoted KZP efficiency and contributed actively to KwaZulu security. Insignia: A circular medal displaying crossed spearheads and axe-heads in the centre of a 4-pointed star on a black background within a checked circle (obverse). KZP Star for Outstanding Service For (i) particular gallantry in the line of duty or in protecting or saving life or property, or (ii) outstanding service. Insignia: A 16-pointed silver star displaying a silver-edged red X-shaped symbol on a green roundel (obverse). KZP Good Service Medal For 10 years service. Insignia: A circular medal displaying the KwaZulu coat of arms (obverse) and the KZP badge with 'Good Service' (reverse). Thank you for your help.
  7. Hi, I'm looking for good (obverse and reverse) photo's of the following KwaNdebele police medals. KNP Gallantry Cross (Gold) — Never awarded. Insignia: A gold cross pattee displaying a cross of four battle-axe blades on a green background (obverse) and the KwaNdebele coat of arms (reverse). KNP Gallantry Cross (Silver) — Never awarded. Insignia: Same as the above, but in silver. KNP Order for Distinguished Leadership (1987-1995) Presumably a.k.a. 'Medal for Most Distinguished Service'. Insignia: A circular gold medal displaying the KwaNdebele coat of arms (obverse) and the words 'Umsebenzi Weqophelo Elingavamile' (reverse). KNP Medal for Distinguished Silver (1987-1995) — Never awarded. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the KwaNdebele coat of arms (obverse) and the words 'Umsebenzi Weqophelo' (reverse). Commendation Medal — Never awarded. Insignia: An eight-pointed bronze star depicting a cross of four battle-axe heads on a white square (obverse) and the KwaNdebele coat of arms (reverse). KNP Establishment Medal (1987) Issued to the founder members of the force. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the KNP badge (obverse) and the KwaNdebele coat of arms (reverse). Thank you for the help.
  8. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following Ciskei Police medals. Order of Ntaba kaNdoda (NKN) (1981-1995) Awarded to general officers, for "exceptional acts of national magnitude and meritorious foresight". Insignia: A large gold medal depicting Ntaba kaNdoda mountain with the National Shrine in the foreground (obverse) and the Ciskei coat of arms (reverse). It is worn on a neck ribbon. CP Star for Distinguished Leadership (SPDE) (1981-1995) Awarded to general officers, for distinguished leadership or meritorious service contributing to Ciskeian state security. Insignia: A gold Maltese cross with ivory rings between the arms, displaying the Ciskeian coat of arms within a blue circlet (obverse), and the CP badge and 'Ubunkokheli' and 'Leadership' (reverse). It is worn on a neck ribbon or on a gold ceremonial chain. There is also a gold 4-pointed breast star, displaying the Ciskeian arms within a green circlet on a light blue diagonal cross. Designed by Capt N.W.J. Kotze. CP Star for Distinguished Service (SPME) (1981-1995) Awarded to general officers, for distinguished service. Insignia: An 8-pointed gold star (4 long and 4 short points) enclosed in a circular wreath, displaying the Ciskeian coat of arms within a blue circlet (obverse), and the CP badge and 'Inkonzo Eqaqambileyo' and 'Distinguished Service' (reverse). It is worn on a neck ribbon. Designed by Capt N.W.J. Kotze. CP Insignia for Bravery (1981-1995) For conspicuous or exceptional bravery in the line of duty, or in protecting or saving life or property. Insignia: A green-enamelled gold-plated silver globical cross on a circular wreath, displaying the Ciskeian coat of arms (obverse), with the CP badge and 'Eyobukroti' and 'For Bravery' (reverse). It is worn on a neck ribbon. CP Insignia for Merit (1981-1995) For (I) particularly meritorious or exemplary service, or (II) 30 years service. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the Ciskeian coat of arms (obverse) and the CP badge (reverse). According to an official document, there are two variations of this medal. The one as listed, and an alternate variation where the badge is set abaisse and there above a curved inscription 30 YRS. If anyone can help, thank you.
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