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I've been awarded these two medals durring my two balkans tours. First one is the new tipe of NATO Non-article 5 Balkans medal and the second is the well known EU ALTHEA ESDP medal.

For the last 2 years I've been trying to find someone who could make me a complete ribbon bar with both Althea and Balkans ribbon bar pins for my mess dress uniform but so far I couldn't find anyone who would actually have these ribbon bar pins in stock (the original firm that makes these doesn't accept paypal so they can't help me). Particullary the new Balkans medal seems to be extremely rare. Which is strange, as a lot of troops, serving in Kosovo, received these medals in the past few years. There's plenty of other Nato medals arround for sale but this particular one seems to be quite hard to find.

So since I can't get a newly made ribbon bar anywhere, I thought I would try to mount my original ribbon bar pins myself. Are there any suggestions how could I mount both of them together? Are there any medal acessories I could use?

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Not familiar with the UK scene these days, but I would think a military tailor should have and might sell the two place bar to which you could affix your ribbons and devices.

On an unrelated note is there a less cumbersome, more euphonious name than "NATO Non-article 5 Balkans medal" for these awards?

Peter

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What kind of a two place bar are you talking about? Can you be a little more specific? Are there any specific bars on which these two ribbons would fit to? I'm not a native english speaker so I'm not exactly sure what are you talking about.

Not familiar with the UK scene these days, but I would think a military tailor should have and might sell the two place bar to which you could affix your ribbons and devices.

On an unrelated note is there a less cumbersome, more euphonious name than "NATO Non-article 5 Balkans medal" for these awards?

Peter

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I think Peter means one of these. Just remove your ribbons from the single slides and put them on a 2X-slide instead.

/Jonas

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