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    Need to ID a Medal ribbon.......

    The light blue with 3 white stripes, before the Romania Anti Communism ribbon....so maybe Romania, Bulgaria...?...can only find reference to one with outer white stripes, no central...???Thanks in advance.

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    "Better 6 ft apart than 6 ft under...stay safe..!!"

    Looking for early Stahlhelm & SA items...Tropic cloth DK's,
    Campaign Shields, Cholm long "M", 57er items

    Cheers...
    (Pink) Floyd

    #2
    Hello,

    This must be the Loyal Service Cross (Crucea Serviciul Credincios) with Swords, III class.

    Andrew

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      #3
      Thank you Andrew, however Marcus has identified it (with photos) as Romanian “Aeronautical Virtue Medal'.....2nd Class....am much wiser now, and thanks to all....
      "Better 6 ft apart than 6 ft under...stay safe..!!"

      Looking for early Stahlhelm & SA items...Tropic cloth DK's,
      Campaign Shields, Cholm long "M", 57er items

      Cheers...
      (Pink) Floyd

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        #4
        Without seeing the whole bar it is difficult to judge, both awards were worn on the same ribbon. Aeronautical Virtue Order (Virtutea Aeronautica) was instituted in 1930 and awarded ONLY to air personnel, both civilian and military who distinguished themselves in service and contributed to the advancement of aeronautics in times of peace or war.

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          #5
          Have posted it....since he appears to have been more in Luft support (luft combat 100 badge) and Luft Flak, your determination may make more sense....he wasnt Air operational, no flying badges...??
          "Better 6 ft apart than 6 ft under...stay safe..!!"

          Looking for early Stahlhelm & SA items...Tropic cloth DK's,
          Campaign Shields, Cholm long "M", 57er items

          Cheers...
          (Pink) Floyd

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            #6
            Hi gents,

            Thought I would repost this as there is a definite difference between the Virtue Order and the Virtue Medals. The Aeronautical Virtue Order (Virtutea Aeronautica) ribbon was not worn with swords.

            This is the ribbon bar for the Romanian “Aeronautical Virtue Medal” which was presented to civilian and military air service personnel.....

            In 1931 King Carol II established the Aeronautical Virtue medal which was related exclusively to aviation. The medal was instituted by Royal decree No. 463 of February 24, 1931 to be awarded to air personnel in time of peace and time of war in recognition of valor and gallantry in battle. The medal had three classes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The circular medal was 33 mm in diameter and had a slightly raised border. The obverse showed the profile of a young woman looking to the right, with her hair flying in the wind and wearing a winged helmet. The reverse shows Romania's coat of arms (model 1921) on the upper portion, flanked on both sides by a small stylized wing. A three quarter wreath of laurel leaves, tied at three places joins the lateral wings of the coat of arms. In the center of the medal the inscription "PENTRV AERONAUTICA, 1931" was written.
            The 35 mm wide ribbon was made of light blue moire with a 5 mm silver stripe in the middle.



            On December 19, 1938 the medal was raised to the status of a decoration for bravery and could be awarded with swords which would include the addition of 3 mm wide golden stripes on the edge of the ribbon. The 1938 type was surmounted by two 28 mm crossed swords and a 20 mm royal crown.
            The Order and medal became obsolete in 1947 with the formation of the People's Republic of Romania. The basic design of the pilot badge continued except the Republic's emblem replaced the prior Royal Coat of Arms.

            Extract from: (article published by Charles H. Pankey in "The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America (November 1997)", Vol 48, No. 9)

            Cheers,

            marcus
            “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” – Dan Lipinski

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              #7
              Here is whole bar...I had posted it on Aug 2nd...



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              "Better 6 ft apart than 6 ft under...stay safe..!!"

              Looking for early Stahlhelm & SA items...Tropic cloth DK's,
              Campaign Shields, Cholm long "M", 57er items

              Cheers...
              (Pink) Floyd

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                #8
                Love this ribbon bar...very nice. I am curious about the anti partisan badge in this grouping. Was it common for luftwaffe personnel to be involved in anti partisan activities?

                Marcus.
                “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” – Dan Lipinski

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