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    South Africa & Homelands Medals.

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  1. Hi Arthur, Thanks for the usefull information. Order of Transkei (1987-94) Awarded in five classes: Grand Cross (GCT) - gold Grand Officer (GOT) - silver Commander (CT) Officer (OT) Member (MT) Any idea which class it is ?? === Order of the Aloe (1976-94) In a single class. Pictures are of 2 diff. - silver gilt and silver, thus 2 diff. classes ?? ==== On the 4th. one is says Pro Patria Medal. - Is that a clue to which class ?? ======= With thanks, Marcon1. PS: Info on orders from your very usefull listings on the Internet (which I no longer can find, did you remove them or did you list them somewhere else ?) maybe you should list them here on the forum for all to use and see (just an idea ).
  2. Hi, Does anyone know what these are. They all have the Coat of Arms of Transkei on their back. I can't find any information about these "medals/orders/decorations". Pictures 2 and 3 have a front that looks like some Lebowa medals have and picture 4 has a Coat of Arms that looks a bit like the one from Kwazulu ?!?!? With thanks. Marcon1
  3. Hi Peter, If this was a civilian award than why does a Commanding General (thus military) award it ?? Even if this medal was awarded to civilians working for the military it would still make it a military award ! SWATF were South African troops helping SWA police in their fight against SWAPO.
  4. Hi, Can anyone tell me more about this medal ? The first picture is from an older thread. I have tried googling it but can not find any more info. It's not in the listing of SWA medals.
  5. Hi, Just found this info on Wehrmacht-Awards.com His Interimstab was made of gold and with the same model as those of the Luftwaffe, and the name "H. Goering" engraved on the base. The body was of ivory and white entwined cord dracona white, black and red. Measured 78.5 cm. Also found 2 possible places where it might be. Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Goring Currently at theNational Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus (Georgia, USA) His second model, present at the West Point Museum.
  6. Hi, Are these of any help ? If not, try Google images with "color photo's of Goring" as search instruction. Regards, Marcon1.
  7. Thanks Arthur. PS: I can't find your listings anymore. They appeared on Geocities first and than on another website, now if I look for them I get the notice saying it was removed. Any plans to bring them back, maybe here ??
  8. Hi, I was wondering if someone could confirm my thinking concerning these 2 medals. KZCS Star for Merit – Officers (SPM) (1990-94/1990-1996) KZCS Medal for Merit (1991-94/1991-1996) Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying a traditional head-ring within a wreath of leaves (obverse) and the KwaZulu coat of arms (reverse). Ignore the ribbons, more than likely the wrong ones. It's the medals that are the subject, almost identical except for the star ! My thinking is, that the one with the star is the Star for Merit-Officers and the one without the star the medal for Merit AND not 2 versions of the same (2nd) medal. Can anyone confirm if I'm right/wrong, and if wrong, does anyone have a explanation for the Star. Also, a picture of the Star for Merit-Officers would be helpfull. With thanks, Marcon1.
  9. Hi all, Found these on Ebay. Who can tell me more about them, i.e. official/unofficial, from which country and any other info you may have. It had the following text with it: Two Medals plus two Miniatures + the order of the tortoise The 'star' reads "ATAVIS ET ARMIS" The medal reads "ORDO MILITARIS ET HOSPITALARIS SANCTI LAZARI IERUSALEM" with " FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE GRAND BAILIWICK OF SOUTH AFRICA" The "Order of the tortoise" according to the seller/owner: quote "was created to encourage all things scottish. I'm not sure how official the order was but there were only about 10 made". ------------------------------------ I'm especially interested to know more about the South Africa connection. With thanks. Marcon1.
  10. PS: Has anyone any idea from which book this comes, would like to know. Thanks. PPS: Just found the answer = Awards of the South African uniformed public services, 1922-1987: The South African Police, South African Railways Police, South African Prisons Service – 1988 by: S Monick (Author)
  11. Hiya, just found this on the WWW. PS: Has anyone any idea from which book this comes, would like to know. Thanks.
  12. The first one is from Kwazulu (former South African Homeland). It looks like the Kwazulu Correctional Services KZCS Medal for Merit (1991-94) Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying a traditional headring within a wreath of leaves (obverse) and the KwaZulu coat of arms (reverse). However, yours is with a star above the headring (different version ??) 2nd. medal is indeed from Surinam. moed = courage. beleid = policy. (but can also mean behaviour (conduct)). trouw = loyalty.
  13. Hi, the following are all South African Department of Military Veterans medals awarded only to uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) veterans. Can anyone tell me what they are and for what the are awarded. With many thanks, Marcon1. PS: Are there also other medals from this Department ?? I know of these 3. Military Veterans Decoration in Platinum . Class 1 - Highest Order with two Elephant tusks. Class 2 - Order with one Elephant Tusk. Class 3 - Order with no Elephant tusks. The lowest order.
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