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Wessel Gordon

Unitas Medal - Order of Wear

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Hi everyone

I have the following miniature medal set collection which includes a Unitas medal but nowhere can I find where it fits in the order of wear

1. Honoris Crux (1975)

2. Pro Merito Medal (1975) - Ordered but yet to receive

3. Danie Theron Medal - Ordered but yet to receive

4. Military Merit Medal

5. Pro Partia Medal

6. Southern Africa Medal

7. General Service Medal (GSM)

8. John Chard Medal

9. De Wet Medal

And finally the Unitas Medal.Nowhere in the order of wear between 1952 and 1994 does the Unitas appear and in the list from 1994 to present the Unitas Medal is third lowest before the Closure Commemoration Medal and the Medal for Faithful Service. My gut feeling tells me the Unitas Medal belong between the John Chard Medal and the De Wet Medal but I could be wrong.

As you can see I decided to focus my collection on the period of roughly 1945/1952 to 1994.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Wessel Gordon



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According to these groups I believe the Unitas should be just before the Efficiency and Long Service Medals and Decorations.

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Dug is quite correct.  The prescribed order of wearing is :

Orders and decorations for bravery and meritorious service
- including the HC, PMM, DTM and MMM

Campaign and general service medals
- including the Pro Patria, Southern Africa and General Service Medals

Commemorative medals
- including the Unitas Medal

Long service medals
- including the John Chard and De Wet Medals

Sports achievement awards

Champion shot medals.



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