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  1. Thanks for posting these, Rusty! Those are some beautiful details on the cases! As always, you've done an exemplary job on the in-depth research for this posting.
  2. I was perusing the program of this year's Middle East Studies Association (North America) conference and was surprised and intrigued to see this paper among the otherwise highly arcane and specialized topics: Doga Ozturk, Ohio State U–Ottoman Orders and Medals in Egypt: Symbols of Ottoman Consciousness, 1841-1909 https://mesana.org/pdf/19_preliminary_program-8-20-19.pdf (this is on p. 48 of the program) I'm not planning to attend, but wonder if anyone is aware of the author or his work? (cross-posted to Turkey forum)
  3. I was perusing the program of this year's Middle East Studies Association (North America) conference and was surprised and intrigued to see this paper among the otherwise highly arcane and specialized topics: Doga Ozturk, Ohio State U–Ottoman Orders and Medals in Egypt: Symbols of Ottoman Consciousness, 1841-1909 https://mesana.org/pdf/19_preliminary_program-8-20-19.pdf (this is on p. 48 of the program) I'm not planning to attend, but wonder if anyone is aware of the author or his work? (cross-posted to Middle East forum)
  4. Pardon a bit of levity, but I saw this photo (on a well-known auction site) of what is probably the son of a very proud Egyptian judge, and couldn't help but think of this topic...
  5. As always, some excellent research and great photos here. Thanks Rusty!
  6. Further to Owain's comment, this appears to be a bouillon version of the Kuwait University logo (image taken from Google) Chris
  7. Thanks for pointing out the two King Fuad II in exile orders! I skimmed through the catalog photos but missed that in the text. So the only difference is in the presentation boxes, not the orders themselves?
  8. Paul, Egypt only issued campaign medals for the 1948 war and the 1973 war. The Victory Medal was issued to commemorate the first anniversary of the UK/French withdrawal from Suez in Dec. 1956 war, but there wasn't an actual medal for that war itself. And the 1967 war, Egypt didn't have much to celebrate about that. Best, Chris
  9. The first one says "Public Security, Abu Dhabi."
  10. This probably will be little more than the existing Navy Day medal with a brass disk on the ribbon with the Arabic number "50." http://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/130766?lang=en-us 29 May 2018: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi decreed issuing a commemorative Golden Jubilee medal for the Egyptian naval forces on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the sinking of Israeli Eilat destroyer. The medal will be awarded to all members of the naval forces in service on October 21, 2017.
  11. Hello all, Wondering if anyone has seen any North Koreans wearing medals issued by Middle Eastern countries? North Korea had military advisors in Egypt and Syria, and possibly Iraq and other countries, during the 1970s-1980s. I suspect that some of the North Korean pilots working in Egypt (who reportedly were involved in some combat missions against Israeli aircraft) received Egyptian medals or certificates. If there are existing threads or posts here in GMIC I’d appreciate being pointed in the right direction, as this is not my usual stomping ground within GMIC. Thanks, Chris
  12. A quick update: On 6 May the Armed Forces spokesman posted on their Facebook page an announcment for what seems to be a design competition for this medal. Facebook's translation, below, isn't the best, but it seems to be a coin-type medal rather than a wearable one.
  13. Lukasz, The first ribbon is actually the Order of Liberation commemorating the 1952 Revolution, with the gold palm leaf for officers; this is one of the most commonly-seen ribbons among modern Egyptian medals, and almost always occupies the first spot in a ribbon bar. The Sinai Star ribbon is horizontal stripes of red/white/black. Antonio Prieto's ribbon chart is a useful guide.
  14. 922F and Rusty, Many thanks for identifying this! It hadn't occurred to me it could be a foreign award. Perhaps our general was a military attache in Riyadh.
  15. She's definitely got a unique style, but he's wearing all the bling. He's a major general in the Air Defense Forces, wearing full-sized medals of the Military Star, Military Medal of Courage, Medal of Military Duty and Medal of Training. I'm having a little trouble placing the order around his neck -- Order of Merit? He's also got an unusual rectangular cloth or medal patch underneath the Air Defense Forces shield on his arm. I haven't gone through the ribbons in detail but they include most of the standard Egyptian commemorative and service awards from the 1950s and 1960s. Chris
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