Mystery medal ribbon

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by ViVictaVis, Nov 20, 2009.

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  1. A mate of mine who's Father served with the Polish forces in WW2 has recently found his medals and ribbons. We've identified everything expect the red white and blue ribbon on the top left of the bar.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Cheers mate, (links worked fine). Thats confused him no end as his old man never mentioned South Africa. We were thinking some obscure Polish medal but the SA one has thrown us! The ribbon looks exactly the same, he doesn't have the medal unfortunately.
  3. It seems a bit odd to me that the other medal ribbons would go with the SA medal for War Service. The medal was awarded for two years service in an unpaid voluntary organisation. A South African citizen who served in the Armed Forces during WW2 is more likely to have received the Africa Service Medal.
  4. What's the brown and white thing next to the Defence Medal?
  5. It could be the 'Allied Cross', which is an unofficial veterans' commemorative medal. The ribbon is on the bottom right hand corner of this page:

    That would also tally with the ribbon being in the 'junior' slot at the bottom-right of the ribbons.
  6. They're very tall, narrow ribbons, aren't they?