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Nigeria rules :D

Here we have the highest Nigerian Decoration for the Fire Service:

The Fire Brigade Cross of Gallantry

They were also issued since 1971 and manufactured by the firm of Blackwell Young & Co., London.

The back of the cross is blank.

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Next we have the premier Police decoration:

The Nigerian Police Cross

All Police awards were established on 01. October 1965.

The averse

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All the Police awards were manufactured by the firm of Hobson & Sons, London.

And the back.

Greetings

eitze

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Any Mozambique medals?

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ORDRES et MEDAILLES des PAYS D'AFRIQUE ? l'?poque POST-COLONIALE de 1960 ? nos jours by Nicolas de ROFFIGNACA, a French language book published about 5 years ago and sometimes available via French eBay, provides the widest coverage on post-1960 African decorations. It is based on materials from some orders chancelleries as well as information lifted with and WITHOUT attribution from various journals and websites. The "Medal Collector" and JOMSA as well as other society publications, notably Sabretache and the Swiss and Belgian groups' work, contain a wealth of information.

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Any Mozambique medals?

Mozambique awards were "never" seen offered to collector,but last yera I purchased a serie of stamp with picture of them.they are small picture,there is no ribbon,but it's better than nothing.

On first picture it's the 2 President from Mozambique & Portugal which exchange Order.You can see on Portuguese President the very small badge on collar.It's Mozambique Order of Amizade & Pace ( Order of Friendship & Peace ).

On 2 nd picture it's the stamp I got from a portuguese philatelist.

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Any Mozambique medals?

Here is the Order of Eduardo Mondlane (he is a Hero of Mozambique Independence Struggle).

This Order is at least a 3 class Order.Maria de Lurdes Mutola who won a Medal at Olympic Games in 2004 at Athens was awarded the 1st Class of Eduardo Mondlane when she returned home.

Also Mario Coluna from the Benfica Lisbon football (soccer) team was awarded the 3rd Class of Eduardo Mondlane (source : Diario de Noticias 27 december 2005).

There is also a Socialist Labor Order for which I have no picture,but which was awarded in its 1st degree in january 2005 to 2 Governor of Province & to 3 Director of large state owned companies (telephone : TDM),ports & railways (CFM) and national hydrocarbon company (ENH).

If anyone has more information (pictures),it would be great.

Emmanuel

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Any Mozambique medals?

As there was 4 stamps I post the 2 remaining pictures.

The first picture is : Bagamoyo Medal.

It seems this is a high ranking medal.It was awarded posthumously in 2008 to a swiss doctor which was killed in Mozambique on the last months of the civil war (1990).

The second picture is the Medal for Veteran of the National Liberation Struggle,but as most of african countries,was this medal awarded to all veterans,or only to a handfull who are member of the party ?

Anyway I think it's interesting to know that those awards exist.

I tried to knew if Angola & Sao Tome and Principe had issued stamps with their awards,but it seems not.

Emmanuel

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Emmanuel thank you for posting the images. At least we can get an idea of which awards the Mozambicans have. These items go beyond scarce. They are mysteries. While travelling in the country I never even saw a soldier wearing any ribbons, let alone medals.

Have a great day.

Norman :cheers:

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Nice!

Thanks for the link. They look British made too.

image posted for scholarly purposes only-less than 3% total content rule-

Edited by Ulsterman

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Hello,

here you can find the images of Rwanda's Army insigniae and awards:

http://www.mod.gov.rw/?-About-the-RDF-

Hello , Great Find I really never heard about that site.

But were those medal actually manufactured,or were they manufactured without enameling colour ?

Anyway very interesting.

But I doubt Rwanda Armed Force have a shop where we could buy them....

In Belgium & France none of these never came to market as yet.

Do you have such others web site from african ministries of defense or Chancellery ,but with display of their awards ?

Not Burkina Faso,not Kenya,not Cabo Verde,not South Africa (those we have).

Emmanuel

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Benin, People's Republic

National order, Commander grade

Circa 1980

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hers my only other pure African award!from Ethiopian,cant remember the full title but i think its something like a Emperor Menelik II order i THINK(i guessed really!!)!!still a lovely award!!made in france i believe!

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Order of Emperor Menelik II, instituted in 1924 and awarded in 5 classes to senior military and court officials. Looks like you have a Commander (i.e. 3rd Class) there.

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Paddy!!!! That is superb!!!!1 :jumping: :jumping:

It was often used as a form of "House order" by the Emperor. Many, many imperial Guard officers received this class -and not a few foreign advisers :cheers: (including Irish UN troops) too!

If you ever wish to part with that tasty tidbit....... :cheers:

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I have a commander's badge (III Class) of the Order of the Star, but I don't have just a photo or scan of the medal by itself. <img src="http://gmic.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

Was thisone awarded to you?

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Paddy!!!! That is superb!!!!1 :jumping: :jumping:

It was often used as a form of "House order" by the Emperor. Many, many imperial Guard officers received this class -and not a few foreign advisers :cheers: (including Irish UN troops) too!

If you ever wish to part with that tasty tidbit....... :cheers:

thanks for the full name megan!!! and well ulsterman i love this as much as you do so dont think shes going any where!!actually it was gotten off our very own gmic bout 2 years ago!! :beer:

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