Jump to content

Finland unknown badge with No. 27?

Recommended Posts

Hello Gents

Please help me with the identification of this badge. I have some infos but need a clarification.

I was told that this is the badge of Finland defence forces, and it's some kind of medal of honor. Please tell me in what period was it bestowed and the rarity of the badge. Any info is appriciated!! The badge is Finish made and numbered.


Best regards




Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

This is the "Panssarijääkäriristi" or the Cross of Armoured Jaegers. This badge of merit is awarded to personel and conscripts of the Armoured Jaeger units for good service.

Number 27 is releted to the 27th Royal Prussian Jeager Battalion. This Imperial German unit trained Finns during the First World War before Finland's independency. These Finns, usually refered as "Jääkäri" Jaeger returned to Finland and took part in the Finnish War of Liberty Winter-Spring 1918. They were important part of White side of the war serving mostly as junior officers (the other side were Reds, they lost...). In this number "font" 2 and 7 are of same form - just invert one to get the other - this is also old tradition from 27th R.P.B. The original Jeagers were awarded special Jaeger Badge with similar center piece as in this item.

Green is infantry color in Finland, yellow piping (with green main color) is for Jaegers, black is armoured units' color.

Most Finnish Defence force units which are training conscripts (and few other units) have their own "unit crosses" ("joukko-osastoristi" in Finnish). Usually the unit is brigade, regiment or sometimes battalion. Basic form is same (metal cross with screw/nut in the backside) and worn on low right side on one's tunic (etc.). These are mostly not very rare but quite collectable items here in Finland. This decoration is fairly new, (1980s?) but there are few older crosses.

Greeting from a new member from Finland


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...