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  1. But a recent photographic evidence, the 30th Anniversary of Independence of Vanuatu on 30 July 2010 show Mr Bill Quade ( Team Leader of the AusAID-Australian Federal Police Vanuatu Police Force Capacity Building Project ), who was awarded the National Medal of Merit. The ribbon of his National Medal of Merit show 5 equal width stripes of Red/Green/Red/Green/Red. On the photo, he's next to the Governor-General of Australia Ms Quentin Bryce AC, who on that occasion was awarded the Medal of 30th Anniversary of Independence of Vanuatu. http://gg.gov.au/events/vanuatus-30th-anniversary-independence-celebrations If any ones on this forum has a photographic evidence of person being awarded the National Medal of Merit, it would be interesting to see this photo. I remember I bought this medal from a postal bid auction in Melbourne in 1997 or 1998. Internet didn't existed on that time (only minimal services, and interactivity was unknown). Regards to all. Emmanuel
  2. Concerning the National Medal of Merit of Vanuatu, on this photo, you can see Jean-Marie Léyè, the 3rd President of Vanuatu 1994-1999, obviously wearing the Badge of Honour of Vanuatu, as he was entitled as President of the country, and a ribbon red with 2 green stripes (but these green stripes seems more narrow than on the National Merit Medal that have been seen later, and on which the ribbon is 5 equal stripes of crimson red/green/crimson red/green/crimson red). This later ribbon, is quite remarkably similar to the UK India Service Medal 1895-1902, just the red used on the Vanuatu ribbon is brighter. Regards. Emmanuel
  3. Here are the medals of Vanuatu from my collection. On first row from left to right : Medal for Service, Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal. On second row : Independence Medal 1980 & Medal of National Merit ( I bet the ribbon might not be 100 % correct on this last medal, I'll tell why, and post evidence later one). Regards to all. Emmanuel
  4. Here is the best photo I have been able to found of the actual medal : Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal. Here, the medal is awarded to an Officer of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. The type of case of issue "might" suggest that the medal might have been manufactured in Australia. If any one on this forum has more information, he's most welcome to post new information. Regards to all. Emmanuel
  5. Despite not being a Tonga Award, I feel, that readers and members would found interesting to see here a photo of the Solomon Islands : Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal, that has been awarded to Tongan Police Officer ( watch post above, 9th line of the text, I will repost a screen capture); (on the photo the medal is shown on the chest of a Papua New Guinea Police Officer, but it's the onliest photographic evidence I got). If ever a member of this forum (Ilja ?), might get a photo of a Tonga Police Officer, wearing this medal from Solomon Islands, he's most welcome to post it here. Regards. Emmanuel
  6. Hello Gentlemen, At least 25 % of the mystery of the medal worn by Nauru Police Commissioner Corey Caleb is solved. At least one of his 4 medals is not from Nauru, but from Solomon Islands. The one at right hand side, with sky blue ribbon, with a yellow central stripe edged in green. This medal is Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal. This Solomon Islands Medal had been awarded to Tonga Police Officers, and to Papua New Guinea Police Officers, so it make sense, that the Police Commissioner of Nauru has been awarded one also. I will post photo in a following post, within 30 minutes. Regards to all. Emmanuel
  7. Here the full details of the different awards, presented on 7 June. http://www.looptonga.com/tonga-news/tonga’s-king-tupou-vi-confers-police-service-medals-recipients-84826 It explain in what the Commissioner Merit Award consists. Emmanuel
  8. It seems that some Police Overseas Service Medals were also awarded (for service in the Solomon Islands). It is reported that some awards were posthumous, and presented to heirs. Emmanuel
  9. Tonga Commissionner of Police Stephen Caldwell did also receives a medal. It seems, his medal doesn't has the straight bar suspension of the LSGC Medal, so I assume he was awarded the Police MSM. Emmanuel
  10. The case of issue of the different medals, shortly prior to being presented. Emmanuel
  11. Here is the source concerning the Tonga Police Medal, presentation ceremony held on Friday 7 June 2019. Emmanuel
  12. Hello Gentlemen, On 15 May 2019, the Kingdom of Tonga, had instituted 3 new Medals for the Police, respectively a LSGC Medal, a MSM Meritorious Service Medal, and an Oversea's Service Medal. On a ceremony held on Friday 7 June on Police College Parade Ground, King Tupou VI had awarded 248 Medals ( 110 LSGC, 114 Oversea's Service, 10 MSM ). The source, that I will later post, states that 5 Police Officers were distinguished with a Commissioner's Gold Merit Award, recognizing their acts of Bravery (sadly no photo of this last one) + 9 Commissioner's Silver & Bronze Merit Award). The digitalized pictures of the medals show the reverse pin of ELM Singapore as manufacturer. You can click on the pdf file with the legislation concerning these 3 awards. Regards to all. Emmanuel Tonga Police Service Medals Medal Regulations 2019 1.pdf
  13. Vanuatu issued a Medal for its Independence on 30 July 1980 (only 300 Medals were awarded, or available to be awarded (ref from the Vanuatu Awards & Honor Act). There is some reference that a 10 Years Anniversary of Independence Medal was instituted, but I never got a photo of it. I even got an article from dailypost.vu from 9 March 2018 by Jonas Cullwick, referring to a 25 Years of Independence Medal, but this web source being from 2018, the journalist may wrongly have referred to the Vanuatu 30 Years of Independence Medal, that we know exist. We have to credit and congrats Jennifer Worthington, from Oxfam who was awarded this Medal for her work in Vanuatu after a cyclone. But watch the award document, it is signed by President Baldwin Lonsdale (who was Vanuatu President from 22 September 2014 to his death on 17 June 2017). Obviously the month is half seen on the award document with 3 letters Nov....(for November). Mrs Worthington did her Twitter post on February 2017. But as Vanuatu 30 Years of Independence was in 2010, an award in 2016 shall be regarded as an award for personal merit (and not related to any achievement related to the Independence in 1980, or celebration in 2010). The type of case, suggest that this medal was minted in Australia. Regards to all. Emmanuel
  14. Hello Gentlemen, Grabbing information left & right, I have grabbed these photo of Mgr Calvet, Bishop of Noumea ( French Caledonia ), who was awarded the Badge of Honor in October 2007, in Port Vila (capital of Vanuatu). I believe it's first time, I see a photo of an Official Award document. Regards to all. Emmanuel
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