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Transkei, Ciskei, and Bophutwatswana medals

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Any photos out there of medals and militaria of the former South African

"independent" homelands of Bophuthatswana, Transkei, and Ciskei?

Perhaps our South African friends can help us out on that.

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Hi Stephen,

I have some pics on my colector's showcase:

Collector's Showcase

Transkei medals are actually quite hard to find, and I have only one of them. I have quite some homelands stuff, but have not had the opportunity to post them.

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Hi Stephen

I found two images for you. The second one is of the Transkei Bravery Medal. I unfortunetely have no information yet on the medal. I believe it was never awarded and know it became obsolete on 26 April 1994. The first image is of the Venda Defence Force General Service Medal. It was awarded for service to the VDF or for the prevention and suppression of terrorism. The medal was also declared obsolete on 26 April 1994. The images are attached.

If you are interested in images of police medals of these areas, i might be able to find some.

Have a great day.

Norman

Edited by NPGilbert

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Images of Merit Awards of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force

Both awards were instituted in 1982.

The Defence Force Merit Decoration (image 1 and 2) was awarded for distinguished service of the highest standard and utmost devotion to duty in the BDF. The decoration became obselete on 26 April 1994.

The Defence Force Merit Medal (image 3 and 4) was awarded for distinguished service in the BDF. It also became obsolete in April 1994.

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Any photos out there of medals and militaria of the former South African

"independent" homelands of Bophuthatswana, Transkei, and Ciskei?

Perhaps our South African friends can help us out on that.

Hi, I'll post more later for you

Bop Gallantry Cross

Edited by SAMedals

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I have more images of Venda, Gazangkulu and Kwandebele medals and Mini Medals - Let me know if you need more.

Venda Defence Meritorious Service

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Very nice SAMedals! I can't get enough of these homelands medals.

But the correct ribbon for the Bop gallantry cross is a bright scarlett red (similar to the Legion d'Honneur). And I think the two medals in post number 7 are from Botswana, not from Bophuthatswana.

Edited by DutchBoy

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Botswana Distinguished Service Medal

Botswana Defence LS Order

Updated - Thnks for info from Arthur R

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Hi, I'll post more later for you

Bop Gallantry Cross

Ribbon should be Scarlet Red Thanks 'DutchBoy'

Edited by SAMedals

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Bophuthatswana Defence Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Bronze)

The medal was awarded for 10 years qualifying service in the Bop Defence Force.

Edited by NPGilbert

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Bophuthatswana Defence Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Bronze)

The medal was awarded for 10 years qualifying service in the Bop Defence Force.

Edited by NPGilbert

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Transkei Military Rule Medal

Image of the medal's reverse.

Edited by NPGilbert

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