The Cold War Victory Medal - plse apply now This is a ' heads up ' for all eligble servicemen who served during the Cold War to put their names forward for the Cold WAr Victory Medal. Award details: The particulars for the award details can be found at this site: THE COLD WAR VICTORY MEDAL - Service Commemoratives - Service Medals, Replica Medals, Ribbons, Ties and Badges Apparently the medal was first struck by the Federation Des Combattants Allies En Europe in 1995 on the fifth aniversary of the end of the Cold War and is available to all eligible recipients up until the end of 2015 when the nominal roll will be closed and the list of recipients given to the British Imperial War Museum. So better get your skates on lads. The award is uniquely divided into 5 catagories of qualification, as follows: 1. Governments (In exile) 2 .Solidarity/Resistance/Humanitarian movements 3 .Defence of N.A.T.O. 4. Defence of S.E.A.T.O. 5. Conflicts of Resistance to Totalitarian Aggression The medal is die-struck with a high-grade Nickel-silver finish.The obverse of the medal is heavy on symbolism and features Saint George and the Dragon: Saint George is the Patron Saint of Holy Mother Russia and is attacking from the right (West),whilst the dragon is shown rearing up from the left (East). The reverse of the medal features a Corona Civica made of oa leaves with the central inscription 'For Service in the Cold War against Totalitarianism 1945-1990. The rim of each medal carries an official number. The ribbon is in moire (Watered Silk effect).The edges are in Communist Red whilst the central two thirds of the ribbon are the exact colours of the First World War Allied Victory Medal. The medal will not be issued without clasps (bars) attached: one clasp (bar) being the minimum requirement. At least one of the following nine clasps must be attached to the medal: Central & Eastern Europe. Free World Forces. Patriotic Resistance. Humanitarian Aid. Defence of NATO. Defence of SEATO. Special Operations. Intelligence. Berlin Air Lift. Other clasps covering areas of service,branch of service etc.,may be attached to the medal in addition to one of the nine 'Compulsory' clasps and over 100 are available. The clasps are attached and riveted to the medal's ribbon suspender bar.The clasps are of a similar design and construction to those used on various British General Service Medals. PRICE = £70.00 which includes the cost of a first (mandatory) clasp. Other clasps ( £25.00 each ) may also be added to the medal. A full list of all available clasps is included on the ORDER FORM. An Award Certificate is also available. Price = £10.00 The medal may be applied for posthumously by family members. Anyway, I'm sure well get a host of comments and opinions on it.