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Medal Brotherhood in Arms
DDR Medal Brotherhood in Arms

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The Medal Brotherhood in Arms of the National People’s Army NVA (Medaille der Waffenbrüderschaft) was a medal issued in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (DDR). The Day of Establishment: February 17, 1966. This is the 2nd Class level in Silver. Medal is in good condition with ribbon mount and pin-back.
  • Award criteria:
    The medal could be presented for strengthening of the co-operation and brotherhood in arms to the armed forces of the Warsaw Pact. It was presented to:
    Soldiers and civil employees of the National People’s Army (Army, Navy or Air Force/Air Defense Force)
    Members of the Stasi
    Members of the armed forces of other Warsaw Pact countries
    Individuals of friendly socialist countries
    It was presented to:
    The award was presented in the name of the Minister of National Defense or Minister of State Security usually on the March 1, or October 7.
    Document / Cash award: Each medal was accompanied by a document/certificate and a specific cash award.
    Medal description:
    The medal is suspended from a five sided cloth ribbon which is 48 mm (1.9 inches) at the widest point. The medal is 35mm in diameter (1.3 inches) and is silvered and/or gilded bronze (gold medal), or bronze depending on the grade of the medal.
    The ribbon bar is 24 mm (just under 1 inch) wide, rectangular and corresponds with the medal ribbon.
    The medal was awarded with a certificate and was worn on the left upper chest. Uniform regulations specify when the medal or ribbon bar was worn. Wear of this medal on the ribbon bar was mandatory.
    The reverse of the medal, used from 1966 until 1990, features a ring around the State Seal in the GDR flag.

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