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Help with unknown Belgian? Association medal please

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Hi Gents

I have recently seen this medal and wondered if anyone could shed any light on its origins please?

Cheers

Dave

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Hello,

 

what makes you say it is Belgian?

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I did place a question mark due to my uncertainty, but that is in fact where I bought it from and the ribbon is from the Belgian  1940-1945 Colonial War Effort medal. I think some of the Belgian Association medals do appear to use other official ribbons, unless people have just added them themselves? With the initials which I presume relate to the Organisation that presented the medal, it doesn't appear dis-similar to other Belgian Association medals.I am more than happy to be proved wrong though.

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My question was not ment to prove right or wrong.

Just wanted to have more clues. To see in what direction to search.

I have never seen a similar one before....but I am very curious to know what it stands for.

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