what type of award?

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what type of award?

Post by alpinoinMT » 30 Sep 2018 06:06

What type of Finnish decoration or award or ? is this?
Pre WW2? Post WW2?
Thanks Kiitos

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Re: what type of award?

Post by Mangrove » 30 Sep 2018 08:01

alpinoinMT wrote:
30 Sep 2018 06:06
What type of Finnish decoration or award or ? is this?
This looks like a some sort of course badge for the defunct Maanpuolustusopisto (MpO, "National Defence College") or one of its predecessors.

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Re: what type of award?

Post by alpinoinMT » 08 Oct 2018 01:55

Thank you
a reporter once asked me, after an awards ceremony
"are purple hearts for soldiers & bronze stars for officers?'

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Re: what type of award?

Post by MikeF » 25 Oct 2018 09:42

According to "Suomen Kunniamerkit - The Orders, Decorations and Medals of Finland" by Jani Tiainen it is the Paallystoopiston kurssimerkki - Brass Officer School Badge (p.259). States that from 1970-1989 badge was awarded 4,880 times. Cheers - Mike

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