The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum  
  • Serial Numbers Database 2.0
Enter Here

vBClassified Featured Listings
50th Army Veteran Badge
Dnepr Flotilla Veteran Badge
383 Rifle Division Veteran Badge
Crimean Veteran Badge
Fighting for Ukraine Veteran Badge

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Soviet Sphere > Polish People's Republic > Polish Medals

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-11-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
Taz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Herford, Germany
Age: 62
Posts: 2,152
Medal "Armed Forces In Service Of The Homeland".

(Medal "Sily Zbrojne w Sluzbie Ojczyzny")

This Medal was instituted by act of Parliament of May 26th, 1951.
It was conferred to professional officers and NCO's, for long and meritorious service in the armed forces, as well as to civilians working for the armed forces.
The medal is awarded in three grades of gold, silver and bronze. over time the award critaria has changed, been renewed and changed back again. Here are the different dates and the changes.
1951 - 1960, for 15, 10 and 5 years of service.
1960 - 1968, for 25 and 15 years of service.
1968 - 1995, for 20, 10 and 5 years of service.
1995 - ......, for 25, 15 and 5 years of service.

Badge 1951-1990: gilt, silvered or bronze medal 34 mm of diameter. In the middle there is a non-crowned silver eagle on red enameled background, surroundes by a white enameled circle, circumscribed SILY ZBROJNE W SLUZBIE OJCZYZNY (armed forces in service for the country), and with a small five pointed star at the bottom. The whole is surrounded by a gilt, silver or bronze laurel wreath, superimposed on two crosses swords. At the bottom of the wreath there is a red enameled oval shield with Roman numerals.

XV, X, V (1951-1960), XXV, XV (1960-1968), or XX, X, V (1968-1995).
XXV, XV, V ( 1995 -...)

The Badge from 1990-1996 is as above, but the eagle is crowned. since 1996 as above, but without the oval bottom shield.
The reverse is plain.
The ribbon is 35 mm wide, red with double narrow white side stripes.


Here are the XX, X, V (1968-1995). variations of this Medal.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg long service.jpg (48.9 KB, 21 views)
Everybody's equal, But some more than others!
"Those who come to us with the sword - will be killed by the sword" - Alexander Nevski
Taz is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Medal "For Service In The Armed Forces". Taz Afghan Medals 19 08-26-2018 11:22 AM
Order "For Service To The Motherland In The Armed Forces Of The PMR". desantnik Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Orders 10 02-11-2014 08:56 AM
Medal "For Multi-Year Service In The Armed Forces". CtahhR Albanian Medals 0 06-09-2012 06:08 AM
Order "For Service To The Homeland In The Armed Forces Of The U.S.S.R." 1st Class. Laurent "Umalatova" Orders 0 11-12-2007 04:30 AM
Order "For Service To The Homeland In The Armed Forces Of The U.S.S.R." 2nd Class. Laurent "Umalatova" Orders 0 11-12-2007 04:27 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III