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TCHAD / CHAD ORDERS

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Hello Gentlemen,here I will introduce about a country that does have less Orders & Medals than some others,it is Republic of Tchad (or sometimes Chad in english).

The Tchad got its Independence from FRance on 11 August 1960 and instituted his senior award by decree N°71 from 12 april 1960,later modified by decree N°148/PR of 14 August 1963 & decree N°348/PR of 22 December 1969.

It's a 5 classes Order (Knight,Officer;Commander,Grand Officer & Grand Cross). The President of Tchad is sole Grand Master of the Order and wear the Collar of the Order.

To be nominated in the National Order,citizen needs to be of minimum age 40 and to justify of at least 15 years of service.Promotions have to wait 5 years for Officer & 5 years for Commander,then 3 years for Grand Officer & 2 years for Grand Cross.Of course as ever these promotions are not automatic.The number of Grand Cross can never exceed 20.

Here you can see the insignia of a Grand Officer of the National Order of Tchad.

Emmanuel

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If you believe all insignia are the same,it is not,the first manufactured specimen had the elephant suspension with his rear-back.

You can comapre the size,both officer & commander are exactly the same size.

Emmanuel

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Here a very rare award document of Grand Officer of the National Order of Tchad to Maurice Couve de Murville , Minister of Foreign Affair of France from 1958 till 1968 and then Prime Minister from 1968 till 1969.

This document and the Grand Officer insignia came from an auction in London in april 2006

Emmanuel

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The 2nd ranking Order of Tchad is the Order of Civic MeritIt is a 3 classes Order : Knight - Officer & Commander.

It was instituted by decree N° 147/PR of 14 August 1963 and later modified by decree N° 347/PR-CM-69 of 22 December 1969.

Nominations & promotions within the Order are made on 28 November. You need to be aged of minimum 30 years to be nominated Knight and prove at least 10 years of service in Tchad (not overseas).To be promoted you need to wait minimum 5 years.

Here is insignia of an Officer of the Civic Merit Order. The reverse is blank.

Even if bought as an Officer,it seems it is a Knight badge (silvered) worn with a rosette ribbon.

Emmanuel

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The third ranking Order is the Order of Agricultural Merit.It is a 3 classes Order : Knight - Officer & Commander.

It was instituted by decree N° 130/PG of 18 July 1961 & modify by decree N° 149/PR of 14 August 1963.

Nominations & promotions within the Order are made on 28 November. You need to be aged of minimum 25 years to be awarded Knight of the Agricultural Merit,then you have to wait 5 years minimum to get promotion to a higher grade of the Order.

Here the insignia of Officer of the Agricultural Merit of Tchad. The reverse is blank.

Emmanuel

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The only purely military award of Tchad is the Cross of Military Merit. It was instituted by decree N° 265/PR-CM of 12 December 1966.

This decoration can be awarded with citation to the Nation, then a golden palm is worn on the ribbon.

This decoration can also be awarded with citation to the Army,then a golden star is worn on ribbon.

This decoration can also be awarded with citation to the Regiment,then a silver star is worn on ribbon.

On the reverse is the Seal of the Army of Tchad.

Many french Officers & N.C.O who have been on duty in Tchad from the late 60ies till nowdays have been awarded this cross.

Emmanuel

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And the last award of the Republic of Tchad for which we have some reference is the Militant Star or " Etoile du Militant " in french.

It seems it is mostly a political award.

Emmanuel

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Thanks for sharing Emmanuel, this is most interesting!

The French influence is still strong in some of the designs.

That early National Order is probably the first and probably last time you will see a fully scupted Elephant's rear in any award. :D

Gavin

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Hello Emmanuel,

thanks for sharing.

Here is mine

Tschad Civic Merit Order 1. Class

Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks

Elvis

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Interesting... Emmanuel's Order of Civic Merit 'Officer' above is a silver chest decoration with rosette on the ribbon. Elvis has just presented a gold chest decoration with rosette as the '1st Class' - Emmanuel having told us it's a 3-class order, so Commander, Officer, Knight.

Meanwhile Liverpool Medals have 2 items from this order: a gold chest decoration presented as 'officer' and a silver one as 'knight' - neither with rosette... not that you can believe dealers' lists, although LM are better than most.

So what's going on? Most Commander-grades are a neck badge. Is that not the case here?

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Interesting... Emmanuel's Order of Civic Merit 'Officer' above is a silver chest decoration with rosette on the ribbon. Elvis has just presented a gold chest decoration with rosette as the '1st Class' - Emmanuel having told us it's a 3-class order, so Commander, Officer, Knight.

Meanwhile Liverpool Medals have 2 items from this order: a gold chest decoration presented as 'officer' and a silver one as 'knight' - neither with rosette... not that you can believe dealers' lists, although LM are better than most.

So what's going on? Most Commander-grades are a neck badge. Is that not the case here?

Well, according to Décret n°147/PR. du 14 août 1963 portant création du « Mérite civique du Tchad », the grade of Commander is a neck badge, with 60 mm diamater.

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