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Old 09-21-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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Honour Badge "For Merits" Sports Committee Of Friendly Armies

I purchased an interesting badge.
For Merits issued by Sports Committee of Friendly Armies (Warsaw Pact).
Another interesting thing that the document signed by General Cosmonaut Gorbatko.
I don't know a lot about this organization and why this badge is for Merits?
Any ideas or information?

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Old 09-21-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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Sports Committee of Friendly Armies (SCFA)

Sports Committee of Friendly Armies (SCFA)

Formed in Moscow in 1958, three years after the establishment of the Warsaw Pact under the motto “ Sport for one peaceful world”. SCFA was established by 12 countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, the Ex-democratic German Republic, China, Korean National Republic, Mongolia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and USSR.
In order to fulfill the motto “Friendship through sport”, military athletes are those who have left behind politicians and diplomatists. It is historical fact that military athletes from CISM and SCFA first has started to work for their union in the eighties of the past century. As a result of the work of the group of a few officers from the both organizations, who started working for their union it goes so far that the leaderships of both organizations met and signed a protocol for co-operation and unification of the organizations. Then has followed meetings in Brussels, Moscow, where on the 10th of April 1991 the leaderships of the both organizations signed “ Protocol Contract” for the unification of the organizations. The same year in April and May in Tanzania on the 46th General Assembly of CISM, and Damaskas , Syria on the 30th Conference of SCFA , countries members have rectified the contract for unification of CISM and SCFA by saving the existing name of CISM.

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Thanks Eddie.
It is good information.
Still have a question. The Badge - why it is for Merits and when awarded?
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