Jump to content

Recommended Posts

A photo of the recipient and condition of the reverse of this piece indicate that it was converted to a suspension, then back to screwback.

Fantastic piece.

I know the regulations changed at some point leading to many of the orders moving from screw back to suspension, but was there ever a choice to wear a suspension version or screwback? I ask because of the instances where they were converted and then converted back.....curious if it was personal preference or required.

Hey anyone have any 3d or 4th or higher awards??


Edited by Sal
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Sal.

As I understand it, on 19 June 1943 a change was instituted whereby, for instance, Red Banners and Lenins went from screw back to suspension while Patriotic Wars and Nevskys went from suspension to screw back. While this applied to newly issued pieces, I do not know if it was mandatory that these changes were ordered to be made to previously issued awards or not. I rather suspect that, considering circumstances at the time, a lot, if not most, conversions just could not be made.

It seems, however, that it was not uncommon for recipients to later change their awards back to the original configuration as a way of saying that this award was given before 19 June 1943 - when it really meant something.

Thank you again and best wishes,

Wild Card

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...