Archive for the Commonwealth Independence Medals Category

1961 Sierra Leone Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , on September 19, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_Sierra_LeoneSierra Leone was led into independence in 1961. This is its Independence Medal.¬†The one I had originally was well worn but it’s a tough medal to find so I held onto it in the hopes of finding a better one. That happened the other day so here’s the better one. The other will go onto the EBay I expect.

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1966 Guyana Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , on September 19, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_GuyanaThis is the Independence Medal for Guyana. Guyana achieved it’s independence from Britain in 1966. I finally found a ribbon for this one so here it is in all its glory!

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The Rhodesia Medal

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , , on December 1, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Rhodesia Medal was initiated by the British Government in consultation with Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Kenya, whose forces took part in Operation AGILA, (Operation MIDFORD for the New Zealand forces). The role of the multi-national force was to keep peace between 22,000 guerrilla fighters and the Rhodesian forces during the ceasefire run-up to the 1980 elections.
Each country treats the medal as part of its own honours system.

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1970 Fiji Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , on May 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_FijiIn 1970 Fiji was granted independence from the United Kingdom. This is the Independence Medal issued then. One more of my Commonwealth Independence Medals.

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1947 India Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_IndiaIndia was granted its independence finally in 1948. This is the medal issued at the time to commemorate it.

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1948 Ceylon Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_CeylonCeylon was granted independence at the same time as the rest of the Indian subcontinent, in 1947-48. This is the Police Independence Medal.

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1975 Papua New Guinea Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

600px-Flag_of_Papua_New_GuineaPapua New Guinea achieved peaceful independence from Australia in 1975 and became part of the Commonwealth at that date. This is its Independence Medal.

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