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Botswana Defence Force Long service order

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so had this order for ages(dont even remeber where i got it!) just want to know if its ok as i am looking to move it on to make some room for another research project i have!would these be hard to come by as i cant even find any pics of them!!the only mark on the back is"silver",from wikipedia im told its for 15 years long service order to other ranks!any help would be great!!thanks :beer:

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Can you please show the ribbon. I have one of these but I've never seen the ribbon.

Any other African medals you might be moving on ?

G.

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Iv an eithopian Order of Emperor Menelik II and I think maybe one or two more il be moving on!

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I should have been clearer......just awards to Commonwealth African countries....

Graeme

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