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Thank you for sharing this thread and the images of the medals in wear.  The uniforms look almost like an older British cut to me. The insignia is definitely inspired by their former occupiers. 

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The general with the Soviet graduation badge should make for a nice story.

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Namibian Police Reservist Medal

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Namibian Police Commendation Medal

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Namibian Police Faithful Service medal 10 Year

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Namibian Police Wound Medal

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Namibian Police Honourable Discharge Medal

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Namibian Police Campaign Medal

Sorry for bad photo :(

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Any information about this medals, specially these of the upper row

 

Rear-Admiral Bamba Nghipandua is decorated with the following medals:

• Namibia’s Independence medal

• Meritorious Services (10) years’ services medal  

• Meritorious Commendation Certificate

• The Naval Merit Order

• The Namibian Navy Achievement Medal

• The Sea Services 250days Medal

• The ten (10) years (Navy) Meritirious Services Medal

• The Namibian Navy Pioneer Medal

• The Silver Star Medal

• The Southern Cross Medal

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Edited by Antonio Prieto

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Megan,

The Pro Partia Medal was awarded for the 1966-1989, first awarded in 1978, discontinued on 26 April 1994 and conferment officially stopped on 27 April 2003. I admit I'm confused to why it would, according to my source, be discontinued on 26 April 1994 AND 27 April 2003.

I'm from South Africa so if you want some local help with medals feel free to let me know.

 

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3 hours ago, Wessel Gordon said:

 I admit I'm confused to why it would, according to my source, be discontinued on 26 April 1994 AND 27 April 2003.

 

 

I am guessing qualification for the service stopped in 94 and guys who qualified for the medals could still apply until 2003 if they had not yet received it?

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF REAR ADMIRAL SINSY NDESHI BAMBA NGHIPANDUA Rear-Admiral Sinsy Ndeshi Bamba Nghipandua, born on 08 August 1960 at Omundunduvillage, Ohangwena Region, is the current Namibian Navy Commander since 1st September 2017.Prior to his Appointment he occupied the following positions:2009-2017: Commander Naval Operations2005-2009: Commanding Officer Naval Base, Walvis Bay2002-2005: Ship Captain NPV ORYX2000-2002: Second in Command to the Brazilian Navy as a ship Captain under-instruction1995-1998: Attending the Naval Surface Warfare Course (Deck) in Brazil as the first officers who established the NDF Maritime Wing1990-1995: Staff Officer 3 Military Intelligence Branch DHQRear-Admiral Nghipandua joined the liberation struggle in 1978 at the age of 17. He received his military education in the former USSR, Cuba and in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Admiral Ngipandua has also held several command and staff appointments during the liberation struggle of Namibia.His Military training includes:Command and Staff Course and NDC programme in Kenya Naval Senior Staff Course in USANaval Officers Formative Course in BrazilJunior Staff Course (BMATT)Recce Training in Lubango, AngolaIntelligence and Special Operations in CubaCounter IntelligenceAdvance military LawAdmiral Nghipandua holds Bachelor of Technology in Business Administration from the University of South Africa and a National Diploma in public administration from the then Polytechnic of Namibia. He has also attended various course such as The Caris Lots (Law of the Sea); the UN Trainers on Peace Support Operations (PSO); the Executive Course in Defence Management as well as the Executive Course in PSO management with the university of Witwatersrand.Rear-Admiral Bamba Nghipandua is decorated with the following medals:Namibia’s Independence medalMeritorious Services (10) years’ services medal

 

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Chris,

That makes sense, thanks a lot. That kind of setup allow for soldiers to get medals that they are entitled to and for the Armed Forces to catch up on paperwork for medals that might not have been issued before the discontinuation date.

 

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