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  1. The European Paratroopers Association are / were offering this 'unofficial' medal. Medal & Ribbon Description The medal is an antique bronze color metal disc 35 mm in diameter. The obverse depicts a triangle (international symbol of the civil defence) with above a biohazard symbol superimposed with a CBRN Gas Mask, (to symbolize the “war on virus”). At the top of the medal is the inscription: "FOR WAR ON VIRUS" and on the bottom is a piece of barbed wire (to symbolize the front-line in the pandemic fight). Centered on the reverse of the medal within a barbed wire circle, i
  2. Just to add. The ÖASG (Fig.1) Covid-19 medal is authorised for wear on uniforms of the Austrian armed forces, Fire brigades and also on uniforms of the Swedish armed forces. The Covid-19 medal of the ÖLRG (Fig.2) is not authorised for wear on Austrian state uniforms.
  3. Here is a photo of the obverse and reverse of the above medal:
  4. Another medal from Austria. This one is from the 'Österreichische Lebens Rettungs Gesellschaft' (ÖLRG) Austrian Life Rescue/Saving Society. Österreichische Lebens Rettungs Gesellschaft Bundesverband Österreich Covid-19 Medaille. The triangular ribbon to the medal is 40mm wide. Details (in German) here: https://www.oelrg.com/2020/12/19/österreichische-lebens-rettungs-gesellschaft-bundesverband-österreich-covid-19-medaille/
  5. A Miniature Medal (double sided) is also available.
  6. The medal is issued in one of three styles of 'Ribboning' - Austrian, Bow & 'International'. The medals illustrated here are, I believe, an earlier striking - The Medal eyelet (Öse) is different to the current example above. This award has also been issued with Clasps for other areas of operation - "FLUT 2013" (Flood Assistance 2013) and "RUMÄNIEN" (Romania).
  7. Operational Medal and Certificate of the Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society with Covid-19 Bar/Clasp (Österreichische Albert Schweitzer Gesellschaft - ÖASG Einsatzmedaille mit Covid-19 Spange) Ribbon 40mm. Medal Ø 34mm Name on Cert. Blanked out
  8. Hallo Elvis, Hope you don't mind me contributing to your request for the above. From the examples I have seen, I haven't noticed any makers marks on either the Badge or the Box. My guess is that 'Das Veteranenabzeichen der Bundeswehr' is made by Steinhauer & Lück. There are plenty commercially available on 'ebay.de' but the prices are embarrassingly high considering they probably cost pennies to make (as with the British equivalent). Further info about the Badge here: https://www.bundeswehr.de/de/ueber-die-bundeswehr/die-reserve-der-bundeswehr/reservist-werden-in-de
  9. Congratulations on finally receiving your Veterans Badge. Hope you wear it with pride.
  10. Thread resurrection - I recently came across this photograph showing a Wehrmacht Officer wearing an ÖSTA Abzeichen. The photo doesn't appear to be re-touched.
  11. I'm intrigued to know why there is a George V 'KINGS MEDAL' (London County Council School Attendance Medal) in this group.
  12. Great stuff. I don't know why but I have a soft spot for the Brunswick War Merit Cross.
  13. Would agree with Alex K. Both look fine. The Cross on the left looks to be a 1939-45 production piece.
  14. Just to add. Bronze and Gold versions of the above are also encountered.
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